Competitive Tier List


Welcome to the Competitive Tier List!

I’ve broken it down into 5 sections (divided by range bracket and then a separate list for scouts) and created 2 tiers for each one. I included a build for each of the mechs – these are not the only builds which should be run on these mechs, not even the only comp builds (certain situations call for slightly or radically different builds), just the most used and generic examples of how a mech is to be used in its role.

Tier 1: These are the mechs that you will see all the time in non-restricted drops. In unrestricted leagues, like RHoD, these will be almost the only mechs present aside from potential tonnage fillers.
Tier 2: These are mechs that you can see a lot of in restricted leagues such as MRBC. They’re not 100% optimal, but they have some advantages or characteristics which make them show up a lot in league drops, even outside of restricted ones.

Bold indicates the addition of a mech, Italics indicate a change in its placement or build.

 

Huntsman Patch (31-Oct-2016)

 

Extreme Range (750+ meters)

Tier 1Battlemaster BLR-2CBattlemaster BLR-1G, Grasshopper GHR-5PHunchback IIC HBK-IIC-A, Night Gyr NTG-Prime/A/B/C/D/JK, Hunchback IIC HBK-IICShadow Cat SHC-Prime>P/A/B, Kodiak KDK-3

Tier 2Stalker STK-3HBlackjack BJ-3Timber Wolf TBR-A/C/DQuickdraw QKD-5KGrasshopper GHR-5HStalker STK-4NBlack Knight BL-7-KNT-LHellbringer HBR-Prime/A/B/F

 

Long Range (500-750 meters)

Tier 1: Kodiak KDK-3, Night Gyr NTG-Prime/A/B/C/D/JKTimber Wolf TBR-SHunchback IIC HBK-IIC-AWarhammer WHM-6RMauler MAL-MX90, Summoner SMN-D>B/C/F/M>Prime

Tier 2Nova NVA-B>A>Prime>D>S>CEnforcer ENF-4RTrebuchet TBT-5JStalker STK-4NEbon Jaguar EBJ-Prime/A/B/CDire Wolf DWF-B/WShadow Cat SHC-Prime>A/P/B

 

Medium Range (250-500 meters)

Tier 1: Kodiak KDK-3Warhammer Black Widow, Night Gyr NTG-Prime/A/B/C/D/JKHunchback IIC HBK-IIC, Battlemaster BLR-2CMarauder MAD-3RBattlemaster BLR-1G

Tier 2Black Knight BL-7-KNT-LBanshee BNC-3MJagermech JM6-DDDire Wolf DWF-S, Blackjack BJ-1XHellbringer HBR-Prime/A/B/FIce Ferret IFR-C

 

Short Range (0-250 meters)

Tier 1: Griffin GRF-3M, Atlas AS7-S, Kodiak Spirit BearGriffin GRF-2NTimber Wolf TBR-A/C/DHunchback HBK-4SP, Huntsman HMN-Prime/A/B/C/P/PAShadowhawk SHD-2D2Nova NVA-B>A>Prime>D>S>C

Tier 2: Stormcrow SCR-Prime/A/B/C/DMad Dog MDD-B>A>C>Prime, Cyclops CP-10-QAtlas AS7-D-DCCatapult CPLT-A1, Catapult CPLT-C4Gargoyle GAR-D

 

Lights

Tier 1: Arctic Cheetah ACH-Prime>A>B>C, Jenner IIC JR7-IIC, Jenner OxideSpider SDR-5KJenner IIC JR7-IIC-A

Tier 2: Jenner IIC JR7-IICJenner IIC JR7-IIC-ALocust LCT-1E, Raven RVN-4X

 

Change Notes

I did a lot of…cleansing of old builds this update. It’s been quite a bit since the last update (apologies), so I added the Huntsman, Night Gyr, and Cyclops, in addition to taking into account lots of changes in the meta, quirks, and the loyalty omnipods. Should be pretty clean, now.

 

Extreme Range

  • Added: Sniper Night Gyr, UAC/2 HBK-IIC
  • Removed a bunch

Long Range

  • Added: Poptart Night Gyr, Poptart Summoner
  • Moved Up: WHM-6R
  • Moved Down: STK-4N
  • Updated Build: HBK-IIC-A (switched to PPCs)
  • Removed a bunch

Medium Range

  • Added: Dakka Night Gyr, Dakka & PPC MAD-3R
  • Moved Up: Dakka HBK-IIC
  • Moved Down: BLR-2C
  • Removed a bunch

Short Range

  • Added: SRM Huntsman, SRM Cyclops
  • Removed just a few

Lights

  • Moved Up: SDR-5K, Small Pulse JR7-IIC-A
  • Removed just a few