Iron Saga Mecha Build

There is not a must use this build, but some works better than others. The following builds are commonly used by top players to bring out the best potential out of every mecha. Thanks to バカNix#4741 for providing the following builds. 

Table of Contents

Generic Build

Generic Melee Build

Main Pilot

 

Co Pilot

 

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Parts Alternative

Shell – Replace with High-Frequency Oscillator if not normal/explosive melee. Replace with Plasma Shell if Beam/EM mech, and prefer def break support.

Support – Replace with High-Intensity Iron Fist if using GA29 pet

Armor – Modified Memory Metal is also ok for general purpose. Nano Armor/Modified Electroplate Armor for farmable alternatives.

Coat – Replace with Radiation Cost if in anti-debuff team.
Pet – Other suggested options: GA29 (anti-knock), Alo (2s Last Stand), Panda (10% cd reduction), Mastiff (won’t easily change target), Tech Eye (50% def when enemy AS)

Comments

Basic end-game build to start with for most melee mechs. Has everything a melee needs, including CD reduction, sustain, firm steel effect, and anti-knock down/grab.

Generic Melee Build (Budget)

Main Pilot

 

Co Pilot

 

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Any pet with defense or reaction stat increase

Parts Alternative

 

Additional notes

Budget build with maximum blue parts. Usually not recommended, however it’s good to have while you slowly build up. Treat this more as a good-to-use parts while you work on your purple parts.

Hitomi Bomb Build

Main Pilot

Hitomi

Co Pilot

Fritz’s Zeal

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

 

Shell – Replace with High-Energy Absorption Shell if normal/explosive melee, and prefer more sustain. Replace with Plasma Shell if Beam/EM mech, and prefer def break support.
Support – Replace with High-Intensity Iron Fist if using GA29 pet

Coat – Replace with Quantize Plated Coating if using taunt Pet (Wind King, Noisy), also can replace with Radiation Coat if you have taunt pet and are in anti-debuff team.

Comments

Hitomi Non-bomb Build

Main Pilot

Hitomi

Co Pilot

Carol/Elaine’s Concentration, Vanessa’s Love, Kelly’s First Aid.

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Parts Alternative

Core – Replace with Guren Avenger if you think you don’t need further CD reduction.

Shell – Replace with High-Energy Absorption Shell if normal/explosive melee, and prefer sustain. Replace with Plasma Shell if Beam/EM mech.
Support – Replace with High-Intensity Iron Fist if using GA29 pet

Coat  – Replace with Radiation Coat if you’re in anti-debuff team.

Comments

Linda Poster Tank Build

Main Pilot

Linda

Co Pilot

Hong Wu’s Warlord, Slokai/Mutsuki’s shield

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Parts Alternative

Shell – Replace with Hyper Beam Sword if using Kaguya

Support – Replace with Chassis Stabilizer if excluding Artemis/SK boss, or against corp boss

Coat – Can be replaced with Baihu Coat

Pet – Replace with Benson if using Chassis Stabilizer in support slot.

Comments

Generic Linda PVE build that is able to tank most solo boss content, including mercenary quests, corp boss, and boss type event quests.

 

Ying Qi Build

Main Pilot

Ying Qi

Co Pilot

Vanessa’s Love, Kelly’s First Aid.

Parts

 

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Parts Alternative

Shell – Replace with High-Frequency Oscillator if not normal/explosive melee. Replace with Plasma Shell if Beam/EM mech, and prefer def break support.

Support – Can replace with High Intensity Shoulder Pad if using GA29 pet.

Coat – Can replace with radiation coat or Quantize Plated Coating if not in anti-debuff team

Comments

Mecha Build

Apocalypse Iron Head

Upgrade Suggestion

Chassis > Action > Weapon > Armor

Glass DPS Melee

Reward from Brave event. It is the only mech that can transform to a new form (Apocalypse), and reverts back to its original setup after 30s. Has decent weapons and attacks, however due to no iframes in any of its actions, it is very squishy. Mainly used with AS reliant pilots, as its transformative quirks allowed additional AS in different forms.

 

Not very viable at top, but is still usable around top500 in Legendary arena.

 

Common pairings: Sasaki, Mutsuki, Linda.

Sasaki Apoc Build

Main Pilot

Sasaki Hikaruko

Co Pilot

Windsor’s Incentive, Slokai/Mutsuki’s Shield

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Parts Alternative

Shell – High-Frequency Oscillator or High-Energy Absorption Shell

Comments

Instant AS Sasaki build, relying on the fact that apoc’s quirk works with SP boost part, while also allowing Sasaki to AS once in all three stages. Usually gets no more than 2 AS per battle.

Mutsuki Apoc Build

Main Pilot

Mutsuki

Co Pilot

Mia/Elena Full Absorption

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Parts Alternative

Core – Can be replaced with Charge Core (Green)

Support – Can be replaced with Chassis Stabilizer.

Comments

+No need to synergize with your team, it fits in any comp as melee aoe cc and dd role

+There are budget options for the parts (green tackle core, absorption shell, memory metal)

+It can go from 0hp to full hp real quick when muts activated her AS

-BiS pet is Laz. It’s mandatory. No laz? No apoc

-Can’t actually 1v1 in anything. Need a good tank to sandbag for him

-workable up to t300 arena

Linda Poster Tank Build

For this build, skip 2nd chassis upgrade, as both Linda’s AS and cold blood attack bonus are removed after transformation.

Apocalypse

Upgrade Suggestion

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===Nix Disclaimer===

This area is highly speculative, and is only made possible because of cross checking the weapon names, effects, and actions in testing field, with the Apocalypse boss data sheet at rwiki.

Feel free to correct me if I have any mistakes here!

===End of Nix Disclaimer===

 

25% attack/defense Gmode for 0.5s(?) during transformation.

Have additional percentage based damage added to each melee hit. (Details of percentage damage, and number of splits are unknown)

 

Asyura

Upgrade Suggestion

Action > Chassis > Armor > Weapon

Offensive DPS melee

Damage dealer melee, however heavily reliant on debuffs for maximum damage potential. Chassis effect dealing random debuffs to nearby enemy, weapons with many debuffs, and on death effect that deals both damage and debuffs to enemy who killed it. Its signature move Hellgate’s ascension is a very strong counter that ignores immunity, and has iframe dash that can potentially threatens enemy’s backline.

 

Best paired with Hitormi as her reorganization passive can proc asyura’s chassis effect 4 times.

Generic Melee Build

Hitomi Bomb Build

Hitomi Non-bomb Build

 

Liselotte mk3

Upgrade Suggestion

None – Retrofit

Glass DPS range

Best normal attribute dps in pve, however need purp parts to reach full dps potential.

Not viable in pvp due to overall lack of defensive/evasive actions.

One of the few builds that worked well with canon pilot Liselotte.

Common pairings: Liselotte, Orlando, Wood, Serenity.

Standard Liselotte Build

Main Pilot

Liselotte

Co Pilot

Eleven’s Black Cat, Bora’s Operational suppression

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Parts Alternative

Core – Overload Core (Blue) if budget mode

Shell – High Energy Absorption Shell if you’re not used to micro-ing lise mk yet, Stun Grenade is also usable if you prefer CC.
Support – Impulse Transmitter(Blue) is also good, and is in fact BiS for future lise mk retrofits due to weapon change. At mk3, automatic magazine slot is slightly better.

Armor – Firm Steel Armor is usable, Breathing Armor (Blue) is also a good alternative for anti-CC.

Coat – If for some reason no lucky coat, camouflage coat.

Pet – Jacket pet is ok when you have low level parts/pilot level, but nott cat scales better when fully equipped.

Comments

Standard Orlando Build

Main Pilot

Orlando

Co Pilot

Judith/Victoria’s Perfectionism, Serenity’s Cold Blood

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Parts Alternative

Core – Multi-core Processor if no B100 pet, Overload Core (Blue) if budget mode

Shell – High Energy Absorption Shell if you’re not used to micro-ing lise mk yet, Stun Grenade is also usable if you prefer CC.
Support – Impulse Transmitter(Blue) is also good, and is in fact BiS for future lise mk retrofits due to weapon change. At mk3, automatic magazine slot is slightly better.

Armor – Firm Steel Armor is usable, Breathing Armor (Blue) is also a good alternative for anti-CC.

Coat – If for some reason no lucky coat, camouflage coat.

Pet – Jacket if no B100

Comments

 

Nightmare

Upgrade Suggestion

Action > Chassis > Weapon > Armor

Stealth DPS melee

High DPS melee with a lot of stealth actions, and very evasive chassis. Built in Modified Memory Metal effect in chassis means flexible armor slot, afterimage effects may distract AI from actually hitting the main, and constant stealth allows Nightmare to survive melee group fights without taking too much aggro.

 

Common pairings: Ying Qi, Arseille, Veronica

Generic Nightmare Build

Main Pilot

 

Co Pilot

 

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Parts Alternative

Core – Refresh Core for AS reliant pilots

Armor – Tuning Fork for anti melee, Modified Electroplate Armor for element heavy meta.

Coat – Radiation Coat for anti-debuff team

Comments

 

Paimon GS

Upgrade Suggestion

Action > Chassis > Armor > Weapon

Tank/Burst DPS melee

One of the best off-banner melee mech, however available only from sunbadge, development, and chap28 encounter.
Good anti-range capability with regenerative FS field, and anti-projectile mega weapons. Base mech speed is decent thus usually no kiting issue against range mech, and has slight sustain with healing action. Viable as burst dps, due to decent mega weapon aoe damage, and drones that deal surprisingly good damage.

More commonly built as tank, occasionally as burst DPS with unyield passive.

Common pairings (tank): Ying Qi, Divine Empress, Mutsuki

Common pairings (dps): Bekas, Elaine

Generic Melee Build

Ying Qi Build

Burst Paimon Build

Main Pilot

Bekas, Elaine

Co Pilot

Fiona (Awareness), Celestia (Soul)

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Parts Alternative

Core – Any other attack increase core is also usable.

Coat – Baihu Stripe (Blue) is usable for earlier burst

Pet – Must have INS01, else burst is not significant enough.

Comments

 

Tyrant IIIS

Upgrade Suggestion

Weapon > Action > Chassis > Armor

Range DPS

Old design mech, not very strong in today’s meta despite being hard to obtain (either through banner, or expensive dev requiring two SSS mech). Can still have decent dps with certain builds.

 

Common pairings: Glumi, Fillo, Fritz

Glumi/Cynthia Tyrant3S Build

Main Pilot

Glumi/Cynthia

Co Pilot

Celestia’s Soul

Parts

Core

Shell

Support

Armor

Coat

Pet

Parts Alternative

Armor – Firm Steel Armor is usable, Breathing Armor (Blue) is also a good alternative for anti-CC.

Comments

Mostly used as pve dps, not very viable in pvp.

 

courtesy of  バカNix#4741
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