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Armageddon Mk. IV

SMG Hover added 2 years ago
by ArminVanBuuren
Teal Apprentice

Armageddon Mk. IV SMG Hover

This is the fourth variant in the Armageddon class of T10 SMG Hovers. I, along with many others, consider this to be the father of the modern-day SMG Hover design "meta." While I can't say with 100% certainty that this is the first ever SMG Hover to use the three-stage wedge-shaped design, I can say that this is the first one of its kind that I've seen. And, after thousands of battles and countless "hey that's a nice build" or "can I have screenshots of that" comments from various people, I now see designs similar to this popping up nearly every game.

The craft was built with the intention of maintaining high levels of firepower and armoring. And yet, the craft was constructed so that mobility, speed, and stability would still be above average. Its high level of performance and sheer popularity make this craft one of my proudest achievements in Robocraft.

-14 T10 SMGs
-9 T10 Hover Blades
-2 T10 Thrusters
-1 T9 Enemy Radar
-824 Cubes (mix of Inners, Full Cubes, Tetras, and Prisms)

Pros:

1) 824 cubes with triforcing around key movement cubes and the pilot seat enable this SMG Hover to take heavy damage and serve as an effective front-line tank.
2) 14 T10 SMGs with triforcing around the gun mounts allow this craft to maintain maximum firepower for prolonged periods of time.
3) 9 Hover Blades with 2 Thrusters provide a reasonable level of stability and mobility. This craft is deceptively quick, a trait enabled by a generous application of lightweight Inners/Tetras/Prisms.
4) Placement of SMGs on the top, sides, and bottom provide a level of redundancy and protection against losing too many weapons at once.
5) Lengthy design means that attacks from the front need to chew through many layers of armor before reaching the pilot seat.
6) One of the progenitors and pioneers of the popular three-stage wedge-shaped design. The craft was built so that the nose can be completely blown up and the craft can maintain mobility and firepower with its middle and rear sections. Can sometimes also maintain some level of mobility and firepower even after middle section has taken heavy damage.


Cons:

1) Weapon placement was designed to give reasonable field of fire for all weapons. However, weapons will inevitably block each other's shots at different angles. Not a crippling disadvantage, but one that should be noted.
2) Anti-air capabilities reduced due to under-mounted SMGs.
3) No longer as unique as it was when it was first constructed. This build's popularity has given rise to a large number of similar wedge-shaped designs. Not too easy to combat similar builds.
4) Lacks stealth.
5) Unable to climb steep cliffs.
6) Various updates/patches to the game have been less than friendly to this design's overall mobility/maneuverability. Ship seems to be 10% less stable and slightly more prone to having its mobility knocked out than when it was first constructed, despite no changes being made to the craft. Turning also seems 10% less responsive than before. Simply put, the design has begun to show signs of aging, but is still a strong SMG Hover that has served me well through thousands of battles and continues to be a devastating force on the battlefield.

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Givepix
10 months ago

Ratings 8.5 practical and 8.5 creative0
Manicminer6
1 year ago
The views...

Ratings 10.0 creative0
GevatterUul
1 year ago
Would love to see a V.2 of it.
Maybe u can fight some of the Cons':

1)Maybe get rid off the undermount Smg's to max. Firepower (DPS).
2)see 1)
3) Give it some stylish Carbon Rework :D
4) with no undermounts you could flaten its undersite by 1 Cube and Hover way lower
5) Still no climber, but maybe a bit more stable if flatened out on the underside.
6) Do you use Inner's on the Bottom? If so try Full Cubes on the underside. Cant see your Hover's placement here, but putting some T10 Hovers and T9 beneath it works wonders in self-stabilisation!

Maybe this can help to Fight the Aging ;)
dragon7433
2 years ago
Yes,great SMG hover~

Ratings 9.5 creative and 10.0 practical0
MerlinMcLean
2 years ago
Even if this isn't the first, Armin you're definitely the best known user of this type of build. It goes against how I like to do things to copy it exactly, but I'm most likely gonna try my own take on a bulky smg hover design like this, once I've got the RP (mega bot draining it away until it's all T10 cubes)

Ratings 10.0 practical0
jimmyjohn016
2 years ago
I assume that is as effective as it looks...but other than that... Good Job Buddy!

Thanks,
jimmyjohn016 o_Q

Ratings 8.5 practical and 8.5 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
No guides, but I added a few more shots from different angles. I took a new set of photos to reflect the new SMG skins. I think they look kinda cool
Crod541
2 years ago
Very nice looking and compact hover SMG. Is there any chance we could get more pictures from different angles or possibly a build guide?
DixuMixu
2 years ago
I've fought against this design numerous times and want to build it myself. Is there a build guide available?

Ratings 10.0 practical and 7.0 creative0
BreaumTheBroom
2 years ago
Very nice :D Looks very effective! :D

Ratings 10.0 practical and 10.0 creative0
zKrieg
2 years ago
I have healed ArminVanBuuren several times. This bot is a force to be reckoned with.

Ratings 9.5 practical and 9.5 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
ugh i made a stupid mistake that one game. i saw two flyers remaining, wrecked one in the enemy base, and left you to kill it so i could hopefully run after the last guy. didnt realize he returned to mothership already...lol
IkariShinji
2 years ago
Builds with "wedge-shaped designs" have been in this game long before this one. For example in this topic several players arguing who stole whose idea of wedge-shaped bot, date of this topic is... JUNE 2014:

http://robocraftgame.com/forums/topic/moderators/page/4/

So, if this bot is reliable? Yes it is.
If it is well designed? Yes, compared to the majority of construction in the current t10 is not bad. Solid 8-8,5 /10
But if it is the first of this kind? No, it's not. Such bots have been built since half a year...

Ratings 8.0 practical and 8.0 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
=P I see. I was not aware of that. I even said this probably isn't the first one ever, but I certainly haven't seen any of these designs until after I made mine. I'm sure that I at least helped popularize it
Dune_freak
2 years ago
My friend and I have come to call these Bots and their variations, 'VanBuurens' on the battlefield =)

Ratings 10.0 practical and 10.0 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
lolllllllll :D
SASEASASINI
2 years ago
magiceel why 1 ? explain ???

or else please admin remove the score

This is a good robot

Ratings 10.0 practical and 10.0 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
Maybe something to do with this...

http://robocraftgame.com/forums/topic/all-t10-robocraft-clan-looking-for-prospective-new-members-d/#post-542379

He wanted to join my clan and offered to give me a teamspeak server. I told him his level was too low / he was too young.
Marden
2 years ago
I healed a guy with this model once. Very nasty bot.

Ratings 9.5 practical and 9.5 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
nice thanks for the comment/rate :D

bots like this take a while to heal up huh?
Marden
2 years ago
Depends on the total damage. From 1% yeah. It has 1500 cpu after all :P

Ratings 9.5 practical and 9.5 creative0
InsaneWithAnger
2 years ago
magiceel's probably just salty because you demolished him 1 too many times.

Ratings 10.0 practical and 10.0 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
lol
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
lol magiceel.

1/10? i understand if you dont like it but surely that's a troll rating lolololol.

build something better and show me :D
TheLastDalek
2 years ago
Got totally destroyed in my heavy tank build in T8 by a build very similar to this one. It's definitely an effective design.

Ratings 10.0 practical and 10.0 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
thanks :)

PS- there a minimum character requirement for comments, and it keeps telling me to "write a little more" even though I think "thanks" is sufficient. so...blahblahblahblahblahblahblahabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890.
InsaneWithAnger
2 years ago
It is the first of its kind. I witnessed Mk. I's creation.

Ratings 10.0 practical and 10.0 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
yes. i also witnessed you witnessing the Mk. I's creation. its armor was forged in a super volcano. its weapons were developed by leading scientists from CERN. its pilot was genetically engineered in an underground lab and subsequently raised by wolves.
M JSU
2 years ago
This isn't too bad. Downside is.. there's a ton of models similar to this that I've seen. This one doesn't stand out all that much compared to the rest. D: Functionality is high, but lost score for originality.

Ratings 9.0 practical and 9.0 creative0
A5T4R07H
2 years ago
Well this is a build to be rated for its functionality, and it's actually one of the most efficient I saw on this website yet despite some cons I'm also fighting against as I play the same kind of bot for a long time...
Some people post things in T10 to be rated for their functionality as they should be rated for creativity because crap structure

So I strongly think this one deserves a 10. (y)

Ratings 10.0 practical and 10.0 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
saw you playing today =P GG
A5T4R07H
2 years ago
Thanks didn't notice :)

We should platoon someday, add me for a game whenever you wanna play : A5T4R07H

Ratings 10.0 practical and 10.0 creative0
M JSU
2 years ago
Ahh don't get me wrong. I know I post my stuff in functionality alot because I believe and have tested them out in battle. Sure they can't withstand as much damage due to their cube tier, but they work just as well as any other t1 out there.

As said, As much as I believe this should deserve a 10/10, it still has flaws so it's not the perfect build. As said by Armin themselves, it has a few cons. That's why the lost score.

Ratings 9.0 practical and 9.0 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
=P I think that's fair :D
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
I know these links aren't the best proof, but here ya go...

1) http://robocraftgame.com/forums/topic/anyone-have-pics-of-armins-armageddon-rather-than-the-ones-he-posted/

2) http://robocraftgame.com/forums/topic/defacto-builds-and-why-they-might-be-bad/

In the 2nd link, Poist Mussy posts his "Armin inspired" smg hover
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
There's a ton of models that look like this because they all copied me. I saw no designs that looked like this back when I made it in August. This most likely IS the original lol.
M JSU
2 years ago
haha. I dunno about that. But I'll take your word for this one. Boosting up score.

Ratings 9.0 practical and 9.0 creative0
ArminVanBuuren
2 years ago
=P :D

I'm sure someone had to make the first thruster stick =P

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