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Designed Opposition by Shimmering-Sword Designed Opposition by Shimmering-Sword
People keep asking what can possibly face off against an Elemental. The unique thing about Elementals compared to other combat units is that their power scales up massively as they develop in skill, so what is appropriate to counter one is always changing. For any Elemental Tier2 or below (no fully solidified shielding) this bio neural mech will be an even if not a lethal opponent.

A Biological Synthetic, Neurologically Controlled mech, or Bio Neural mech. Using highly articulated limbs of synthetic muscle controlled by a connected pilot, it can move around much more nimbly than a conventional combat mech.
This model has been specifically designed to combat opposing shielded units, most notably Elementals. It comes standard with a battery of shield generators and it's large reactor gives them great power considering their often low tier of development (dependant on the pilot).
The back unit can be swapped out for different weapons and equipment. Shown load out is 2 Railguns, 4 missile pods, and arm mounted pile launchers. Hand held weapons are also commonly used.
Dense ballistic projectiles have the highest success against low tier Elementals. Against experienced foes counter shield generating rounds may be used, but these are costly as they consume valuable shield generator material. Controlled frangible or airburst rounds are also effective if they can penetrate all shield layers before breaking up. Group tactics also greatly increase success by crossing vectors of fire, making it harder for a target to evade.
This units main value is in it's survivability though. When an Elemental encounters a foe that it cannot easily kill it's momentum is suppressed, unable to freely move around the battlefield to pick targets. Occupying the Elemental in a prolonged engagement keeps the heat off of other forces.
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MajesticWar Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Man! Can I make a suggestion?

If so, should do a fighting scene where a high-tier pilot with one of these fights a high-tier Elemental! I think that'd be awesome. Or just have a high-tier pilot.
SilverFinch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh, it's so gorgeous!
Devastator200 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great. What about me. (Pulls one of those into a mini black hole)
pangman Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Inabnitt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
hey its been awhile good to see you still doing things
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Always doing things :)
reboomus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
This artwork is rather well rendered and your use of color is quite well done.
SimsDoc Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
You've been playing too much Armour Core recently, i can tell by the secondary weapons on the back.
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haven't played an AC game in years, plus mine aren't retardedly folding in half :P
DreadHaven Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Looks great. Not top heavy like some other mechs.
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