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Atlas

Atlas

Name:
Atlas
Class:
Assault
Primary Weapon:
4x Pulse Lasers
Secondary Weapon:
4x Auto-Cannons
Tertiary Weapon:
2x Javelin Missiles (LRM's)
JumpJets:
None
Ability:
MA: AMS MA2: Alpha Strike
Max Speed:
20 Mph/32 Kph
Mech Variant:
Prometheus


"Uhh Captain, Captain, stop window-shopping. The Atlas will do fine." - Major Natalia

DescriptionEdit

It's said that the sight of an Atlas can make even the most experienced MechWarriors break out in tears (or shivers). And with good reason; the Atlas is one of the most terrifying sights in the entire game. Weighing in at 100 tons, this powerful assault class BattleMech dominates any battlefield it appears on. The Atlas can stand toe-to-toe with 'Mechs of any class; one Atlas is worth a dozen lesser 'Mechs and could win a battle against that many (unless you're dealing with a bunch of heavy 'Mechs). In the hands of a skilled 'Mech operator, the Atlas is an offensive force rarely matched, and nearly impossible to stop.

WeaponsEdit

The Atlas is one of the most well armed 'Mechs in the game. Carrying four non-alternating Pulse Lasers, and quadruple Auto-Cannons, at close to medium ranges the Atlas is nearly unstoppable. It however lacks at the long range, only bearing dual Javelin missile launchers. The Atlas is built to inflict massive damage at closer ranges and must be that close in order to take down other Mechs. In MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, the Atlas carries the Alpha Strike super-weapon; which is only activated when all three of the weapons on the Atlas are at maximum upgrade.

DefencesEdit

The Atlas is outfitted with the strongest armor in both games, and actually features heavier armor plating than the Ragnarok and Ymir 'Mechs. This extra plating comes at the cost of mobility; the Atlas can be outrun by any other 'Mech in the game, at traveling only 19 MPH. In MechAssault 1 the Atlas comes equiped with the AMS, Anti-Missile System. In MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf the Atlas does not have any defense of any kind other then its extremely heavy armor.

MechAssaultEdit

  • Mech Defense (On a scale from 1-10): 10
  • Mech Speed (On a scale from 1-10): 5
  • Weapons: Pulse Laser 4x, Autocannon 4x, Javelin Missile 2x
  • Defensive Weapon: AMS (Anti Missile System)

MechAssault 2Edit

  • Mech Defense (On a scale from 1-10): 10
  • Mech Speed (On a scale from 1-10): 5
  • Weapons: Pulse Laser 4x, Autocannon 4x, Javelin Missile 2x
  • Defensive/Special Abilities: Alpha Strike

MechAssault Phantom WarEdit

  • Mech Defense (On a scale from 1-10): 10 (Armor: 6000)
  • Mech speed (On a scale freom 1-10): 5 (Speed: 19 MPH)
  • Weapons: Pulse Laser 4x, Autocannon 4x, Javelin Missile 2x
  • Defensive/Special Abilities: Alpha Strike
  • Maximum heat: 200
  • Cool rate: 10

TriviaEdit

  • According to the MechStat screen in the first MechAssault this is the 'Mech that carries the most armor in the entire game.
  • Its variant is the Prometheus.
  • The weight of the Atlas is unspecified in-game, but BattleTech canon indicates the Atlas II- a mech of similar appearance, size and armament- as weighing 100 tons, typical of an Assault-class BattleMech.

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