Yokai just got a fair buff… It still didn’t really make it much better though.
Astraeus if you don’t have an averter on it blows itself up after like 3 charged shots. I don’t think I would trust it on a master cab your only restoring up to 50% of the durability at the potential for taking 2x the damage for cab hits from the heat up. Maybe with a cloak the combo might work but it’s iffy…
Maybe people should stop asking for more challenging weapons if this is what they come up with.? lol
Tried it uncharged on a sphere, got ~1000 with two Astra, Flywheel , and Hadron. Tried charged shots and it was about ~1700, with 5-6 shots, each deals 80 damage to your car. Irreversible damage to the parts weapons are on, mind you. If Yokai is just useless, Astraeus is almost detrimental. I could mount same rarity and power consumption weapons such as 3 Adapters and get ~2400 damage with the same precision. The only thing Astra is better at is the blast radius. The downsides are many.
Just take the damage. The weapon isn’t good on light or medium builds unless you’re going to exclusively use the non-charge mode but with heavy cabins you can pile on armor to shrug off the self-damage. The build I’m using two of them on has 5.2K HP specifically for this reason.
The guns don’t take damage. Whatever your gun is mounted to takes dammage from loaded shots. So you kind of NEEED to use Ermak with Asterus. And have the guns directly mounted to the cab. Then your taking about 30 damage each charged shot to your cab. It does about 570dmg per shot, so its damage output is decent. With a 4 second reload that’s not bad.
It’s a very interesting gun. But it is very limited to the Ermak. I just simply don’t see this gun working on any cab but Ermak, of which it was designed to be paired.
In conclusion a very unique and interesting gun. But veeery limited in what you can combo it with.
I mean. The upside is ermak is a very versatile cab in terms of working with movement parts. Its in that mass and tonnage sweet spot like echo is. It should be a great hover cab. And asterus hovers will be nice.
Doesn’t matter what u pair them with, ermak will always be the superior cabin for asterus, and asterus will always be the superior weapon for ermak.
I’m not keen on the idea of losing over 1/4 of my hp on a different maxed out heavy cabin just by firing my gun. And your kind of pressed to not use large plows on those other heavy cabs. Def not optimal.
I guess if you put elbows on master cabs nodes and then mounted the guns on the elbows that would work. It would be especially good if you could get two elbows per gun all all attached to nodes, and perhaps even an averter attached to all those elbows as well. You could pull that off if you built the car sideways and mounted the elbows at what would become the back where the nodes are.
That’s not a bad idea at all. Tbh that’s probably the best use of master cab so far.