Mech Arena: Robot Showdown - The Best Mechs for Every Role
One of the most interesting aspects of Mech Arena: Robot Showdown, aside from the blood-pumping and adrenaline-inducing fights that break out in most matches, is how the game offers a variety of play styles in the form of different mech types and models. Each mech in the game has different stats and parameters that make them suited for different situations and game modes, and in this article, we want to talk about which ones are the best and why.
With that being said, if you’re looking for the best mechs in Mech Arena: Robot Showdown, then read on.
Understanding the Different Mech Types
Before we dive into the best mechs in every category, we first want to talk about, well, the different categories themselves. This is because a mech’s type will determine a lot of their stats, including the type and combination of weapons they can equip, and will also make them suited for different roles in a match.
There are four different types of mech in the game as of launch, which include the following:
- Tank: Strong and sturdy mechs that are often the slowest robots in the game, but with plenty of energy capacity to equip some of the heaviest weapons. Their play style is suited for defending points with their impenetrable defenses, though they’re not very good at chasing or engaging against fast targets.
- Attacker: An all-rounder mech type featuring a balance between attack and defense. They also have the highest energy capacity in the game, which lets them equip the stronger weapons, making them into walking arsenals of destruction. Though they’re not quite as sturdy as tanks, they are suited for both defending as well as attacking.
- Scout: These recon mechs are more suited for exploration and tagging targets, as well as relaying battlefield info to their teams. While they lack any real firepower, they’re speedy and can slip through enemy defenses to capture points or to distract them. Don’t try to go toe-to-toe with anyone while using a Scout mech, though.
- Support: Excelling at neither attack nor defense, Support mechs are the most varied bunch out of all other robots, with effects that can heal allies, set down traps in the field that damage enemies that step on them, or even disable enemies temporarily.
Choosing the right type of mech for the situation and your play style can make a world of difference in your performance in-game.
The Best Tank Mech
There are three different Tank mechs at launch, each with a different skill. However, even though Brickhouse is the most powerful (and expensive) mech in this category, we have to go with Ares for our choice of best tank mech.
This mech has an average energy capacity, with a maximum of 12 points initially, which lets him equip some decent weaponry. And though it won’t deal much damage as its attacker counterparts, this is far from the point of using a mech like Ares. This robot shines due to its defensive potential, as it can deploy a large barrier that blocks a portion of enemy fire until it breaks. This barrier is excellent for defending points, as well as for covering allies that might be reloading, giving them some breathing room.
The Best Attacker Mech
As their role implies, the point of an Attacker is to get out there and dish out the most damage as humanly possible. In terms of best Attacker in the game, however, the choice is difficult considering how all mechs in this category have useful skills.
Nevertheless, for a role that excels in dealing damage, and considering that the damage you do is mostly reliant on the weapons that you have equipped, then Redox would be our vote for best Attacker, considering that it has the highest energy capacity in the entire game. This high capacity lets it equip ANY weapon combination, except for any combo requiring the Stasis Beam 16, which requires 16 energy per unit. Redox’s active skill, which damages and slows anyone in an area around it, is just the icing on the cake
The Best Scout Mech
Scouts are designed for speedy play styles where players just zip across the stage faster than anyone else. This lets them function as recon units, passing intel to their team so that they can intercept and engage the enemy on their own terms and avoid falling into ambushes. However, this utility comes at a price: Scouts are not very durable or powerful.
However, there is one Scout that stands out among the rest due to its high energy capacity, surpassing that of all except the most expensive Attacker mech. The Scout in question is Surge, featuring a whopping energy capacity of 18 units, which lets it equip very decent firepower. However, this capacity comes at a price; it’s the slowest out of all the Scouts. And while this may make it slower than all the others in its category, it’s still faster than any mech in all other categories. Furthermore, its unique ability lets it charge forward at high speeds, applying an EMP effect to all the units it crashes into during the charge.
Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a speedy unit that offers very formidable offensive potential, then Surge is definitely your choice.
The Best Support Mech
As we mentioned above, the Support role in Mech Arena is the most varied, and therefore there’s no absolute best in this category. Your choice here will depend on exactly what you’re looking for in a support mech. Nevertheless, the consensus here is that, since everyone could benefit from having more health and being able to restore HP, then M.D. is the best Support mech, since his active skill lets it do exactly just that.
Other than M.D.’s restorative abilities, you can also use Cheetah to lay mines that deal great damage, or use Zephyr to apply an EMP effect to all nearby enemies, which literally stops them in their tracks and disables all their weapons for a short duration.
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