Meta Tier List

Hello, and welcome to the new and improved Meta Tier List.

This list focuses on giving an overall vision of the current balance between mechs in the game. I do this by looking at the strongest build(s) for each mech, and judging them against one another, ignoring things like weight class and range.

Due to the number of mechs in the game and how close the balance is, there is little differentiation in the power levels of mechs within each sub-tier. I’ve done some ranking within sub-tiers, but most of it isn’t terribly strict.

The old focus on including every variant proved unsustainable, but I like the new format much better.

  • Every chassis will have at least one build ranked on this list.
  • In order to have multiple builds listed here, the builds must be different enough, notable enough, and good enough for me to consider it worthwhile.

This cuts down on the wall of text, makes it easier to update, and I feel it helps clarity by removing clutter. If you liked the old way better, sorry, but the Clan and IS variant tier lists will still include all unique variants.

Basic description of the Tiers:

  • Tier 1: Reliably awesome mechs
  • Tier 2: Unreliably awesome, or reliably good mechs
  • Tier 3: Unreliable and/or mediocre mechs
  • Tier 4: Extremely unreliable and/or bad mechs


Supernova Patch (9-March-2017)

Tier 1

High: Dakka Kodiak KDK-3 | Gauss & ER PPC Kodiak KDK-3 | PPFLDakka Marauder IIC | Poptart Night Gyr | Poptart Timber Wolf TBR-Prime/A/C/D

Low: Large Pulse Battlemaster BLR-2C | Laser Vomit Battlemaster BLR-1G | Dakka & PPC Warhammer WHM-6R | Dakka Warhammer Black Widow | Dakka Night Gyr | ER PPC Summoner | ER PPC Hunchback IIC HBK-IIC-A | Gauss & PPCs Supernova SNV-BR | Gauss Vomit Timber Wolf TBR-S | Laser Vomit Timber Wolf TBR-A/C/D

Tier 2

High: UAC/5s Dire Wolf | UAC/10 Hunchback IIC HBK-IIC | Dakka Mauler | UAC/5 Hunchback IIC HBK-IIC | Brawler Kodiak Spirit Bear | Dakka & PPC Marauder | Laser Vomit Warhammer WHM-6D | Large Laser Grasshopper GHR-5P | Laser Vomit Grasshopper GHR-5H | Laser Vomit Hunchback IIC HBK-IIC-A | ER PPC Nova

Low: UAC/5 Cyclops | ER PPCs Warhawk | Small Pulse Nova | Gauss Vomit Dire Wolf DWF-W | Large Pulse Banshee | Laser Vomit Black Knight | UAC/5 Jagermech | SRM6 Griffin | Dakka King Crab | Laser Vomit Catapult Jester | Small Pulse Arctic Cheetah | Large Pulse Spider | Large Pulse Thunderbolt | Brawler Bushwacker | Poptart Huntsman | ER Med Jenner IIC JR7-IIC-A | Splat Jenner IIC JR7-IIC | Med Laser Locust

Tier 3

High: Brawler Atlas | Dakka Vomit Cataphract | UAC/5 Shadow Hawk | Laser Vomit Enforcer | Small Pulse Jenner IIC JR7-IIC-A | Dakka Vomit Highlander | Large Laser Stalker | ER PPC Linebacker | Brawler Jenner Oxide | PPC Awesome | Gauss Vomit Ebon Jaguar | Laser Vomit Hellbringer | Laser Vomit Stormcrow | Laser Skirmisher Blackjack BJ-1X

Low: Dakka Vomit Highlander IIC | Gauss Vomit Warhawk | Dakka Vomit Orion | SPlat Summoner | Splat Catapult CPLT-A1 | Large Laser Quickdraw | Large Pulse Wolverine | Laser Vomit Executioner | Splat Mad Dog | Large Pulse Crab | PPC Blackjack BJ-3 | Large Pulse Shadow Cat | Med Laser Cicada | Med Pulse Firestarter | Laser Vomit Rifleman | Laser Vomit Hunchback | Laser Vomit Trebuchet | ER Med Ice Ferret | PPC Panther

Tier 4

High: Brawler Gargoyle | Dakka Vomit Orion IIC | Laser Vomit Adder | Large Pulse Raven | Med Laser Wolfhound | Poptart Victor | Laser Vomit Zeus | Large Pulse Centurion | Laser Vomit Archer | Small Pulse Kit Fox | Laser Vomit Urbanmech | Large Laser Dragon | Laser Vomit Viper

Low: Large Pulse Kintaro | PPC Vindicator | Med Laser Phoenix Hawk | Med Laser Commando | ER Med Mist Lynx

Change Notes


Some of these updates were targeted at polish and should have been included in the last update, but I’ve also added the Supernova. Most of the variants probably fall in Tier 3, but the Hero is actually pretty good (wasn’t sure about placing it at top of Tier 2 or bottom of Tier 1, but it is where it is).