Pike

Ferrite: 25200
Bioptics: 17000
Niodes: 110

Alpha Corporation’s entry into the 100 ton Niode class mecha is impressive, to say the least. The Pike is a generalist mecha. Rather than focus on one or two weapon types, the Pike is designed to maximize performance with any weapon system.

The Pike represents several firsts for Alpha Corp and the Shogunate. This is the first new mecha manufactured by this Major Power since their Civil War in the early 3300’s, as well as their first 100 ton mecha. This project is no doubt in response to the recent surge of new 100 ton mechs from other manufacturers.

Statistical Readout
Tonnage 100
Armor Points 280
Start Weapons 12
Min Level 124
Min Heavy Skill 55
Levels/Weapon 3
Manufacturer Alpha Corporation
Bonuses
Build 2X Damage 5%
Build 3X Damage 3%
Build Speed - 34
Build Freeze 5%
Build Shield (5)
Level 2 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 3 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 4 2X Damage 2%
Level 5 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 6
+ every 3 levels
+ 1 Weapon Slot
Level 7 Slow (2)
Level 8 Fork Shield 10%
Level 10 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 11 Speed + 2
Level 13 2X Damage 2%
Level 16 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 17 Shield (5)
Level 19 3X Damage 2%
Level 20 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 22 2X Damage 2%
Level 23 Freeze 3%
Level 25 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 26 Speed + 3
Level 28 3X Damage 2%
Level 29 Shield (5)
Level 31 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 31 2X Damage 3%
Level 32 Fork Shield 10%
Level 33 Freeze 4%
Level 34 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 35 3X Damage 2%
Level 37 Speed + 3
Level 38 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 40 Crit-Kill 1%
Level 41 Shield (5)
Level 44 Slow (3)
Level 46 2X Damage 3%
Level 47 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 49 3X Damage 5%
Level 50 Fork 6%
Level 51 Wide Fork Shield 20%
Level 52 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 53 2X Damage 5%
Level 55 Freeze 4%
Level 56 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 58 Speed + 5
Level 59 Fork Shield 5%
Level 61 3X Damage 3%
Level 64 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 65 Crit-Kill 1%
Level 67 2X Damage 2%
Level 68 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 70 Speed + 6
Level 71 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 73 Fork 3%
Level 74 1.5X Damage 3%
Level 77 Wide Fork Shield 10%
Level 79 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 80 3X Damage 3%
Level 82 Freeze 3%
Level 85 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 86 Precision (6)
Level 89 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 91 2X Damage 5%
Level 92 Wide Fork 3%
Level 94 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 95 Speed + 6
Level 97 1.5X Damage 4%
Level 98 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 100 Auto Repair (2)
Level 101 Wide Fork 5%
Level 103 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 107 Slow (4)
Level 109 1.5X Damage 5%
Level 112 Wide Fork Shield 10%
Level 115 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 119 2X Damage 5%
Level 122 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 125 1.5X Damage 5%
Level 130 Crit-Kill 2%
Level 133 Speed + 5
Level 136 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 138 Shield (7)
Level 142 Precision (5)
Level 146 Wide Fork 4%
Level 147 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 148 Freeze 4%
Level 151 1.5X Damage 10%
Level 155 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 157 Speed + 3
Level 158 Fork 3%
Level 161 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 164 Precision (3)
Level 167 Fork Shield 10%
Level 169 Auto Repair (2)
Level 170 3X Damage 3%
Level 172 Freeze 4%
Level 176 Wide Fork Shield 10%
Level 179 1.5X Damage 5%
Level 181 Shield (6)
Level 185 Crit-Kill 2%
Level 188 2X Damage 4%
Level 190 Wide Fork 3%
Level 193 Speed + 2
Level 197 1.5X Damage 7%
Level 201 Precision (3)
Level 207 Fork 2%
Level 212 Freeze 3%
Level 218 Shield (7)
Level 220 3X Damage 2%
Level 227 Wide Fork Shield 10%

The A.I. created for this mecha obviously draws some elements from the Alpha Corp’s Torrent and Star Factories’ Dilophos. Like both of these popular and powerful designs, the Pike features considerable multi-target Fork capability as well as a large array of 2X and 3X overload capacitors.

Without the need for weapon specific systems, the programming of the Whisper AI instead focuses on exploiting every available opportunity on the battlefield. Pilot Assist Predictive Aim adds 15% to the hit ratio from the mecha. Paired anti-mecha viruses can also be broadcast on multiple frequencies, filling an opponent's systems with false signals and electronic clutter. These viruses can Slow or even Freeze the opponent’s systems and force the pilot to manually restart, instead of returning fire.

Multi-target algorithms in the A.I. can lock onto any nearby foe and automatically engage a second target with a full powered salvo while the pilot concentrates on the primary target. The secondary processor for this system has the ability to engage up six targets simultaneously with an impressive and devastating display of firepower.

Another significant feature of the Pike’s A.I. is the Crit-Kill analyzer. This system scans for weakened or vulnerable armor on an enemy mecha to prioritize a location for a one shot kill. The Whisper A.I. contains seven slots for the addition of custom equipment.

A Stormspin powerplant is the heart of the Pike. Originally designed to power the engines on the legendary floating cities of the ocean world Ryukyu A7, the power output of the Stormspin is nearly unmatched. Fully upgraded it will provide enough power to the motive systems to propel the Pike at speeds above combat optimal, no small feat for a 100 ton mecha.

The Stormspin’s systems also produce power in excess of the needs of the weapon systems. This power is directed into three banks of overload capacitors. Depending on which capacitors are charged, the pilot can see an increase in expected output of 1.5X, 2X, or 3X the standard damage.

When all three overload capacitor systems reach full power simultaneously, they can generate a devastating 9X damage blast. If this occurs at the same time as a Wide Fork salvo, Mercenary Clan pilots have been heard referring to this catastrophic event as a “Colony Drop”. The Stormspin carries a full six slots for the addition of performance enhancing equipment.

The Pike carries a quad mount of auto-repairing nanobot swarms that are installed in the chassis. Using this location, rather than the engine as with other mecha, is one of the unique features of the Pike. The Alpha Corporation engineers for this project claim that this actually makes the nanobot swarms more efficient. The massive frame of this BFM class mecha has ample room for the swarms and the addition of up to eight custom equipment modules.

Shield pods mounted around the Pike reduce the effects of any type of incoming weapons fire. Specialized defences against multi-target attacks prolong this mecha’s battlefield effectiveness. Unique shield pods provide additional protection against Fork and Wide Fork attacks. Six customizable ports are also available for the installation of heavy shielding modules.

The timing for the release of the Pike couldn’t have been better, since the Mercenary Clans as well as the Major and Minor Powers faced uncertainty surrounding the repeated invasions by the Unification Army. As a generalist mecha, the Pike is well suited to all types of conflicts and can be utilized in a variety of battle situations. Manufacturers throughout the galaxy contributed to the surge in production of 100 ton mecha in the early 3300s, creating a variety of choices for high level commanders.

Alpha Corporation Engineers started traveling with Mercenary Clan escorts through the portals to Unification’s dimension early in 3320, once the clans had thoroughly tested ChronoPower’s newest portal control device. The clans had discovered rare materials that Shogunate scientists learned they could use to construct a mecha booster. Phoenix Fusions Wrath, Cyclops Team, Fusion Squad Bravo, The Isle of Misfit Toys (MMI), and Zeon quickly became the squads of choice to escort the Alpha Corporation Engineers on their survey missions.

The Shogunate and their manufacturer Alpha Corporation seem to be well on their way to recovering from the troubles related the the Civil War of 3307. Alpha Corporation would be glad to see the Pike become a major part of front line attacks against Unification forces, no matter if the conflict is in our dimension, or in Unification’s dimension.

Legendary Pilots

  • Gary Muenzel

    Gary Muenzel

    Gary Muenzel, the relentless, has systematically demolished more Mech tonnage than many other pilots could dream of destroying. Persistent and tireless in competitions, duels and training, he has developed innovative techniques of destruction more efficient than those used by most other pilots, making him worthy of a position among the greats.

    From the bridge of his Pike "Pikes Peak", which towers above the rest, Muenzel controls the development of the battle, always aware that even being a member of the formidable clan Leviathan, which constitutes one of the two most powerful clans of the Galaxy, there is always something new to learn, always ready to perfect his combat progress, tactics and his squad power.

  • Kenneth Hicks

    Kenneth Hicks

    Mordant, intelligent and daring, Kenneth Hicks is not only a fearsome member of the Dragons, but also a bulwark for the journalism network The Galaxy Gathering, from which he is the Chief Editor.

    Endorsed by his more than fourty golds in Clan Wars and King of the Mountain Circuits, his specialty is a rampant penetration in the enemy vanguard to sow chaos in their ranks through blitz attacks with his well calibrated squad, led from a unstoppable Pike, by name "Piker" as to be known to don't give any hope or clemence to the enemy.

Armament

Pike comes fully equiped with:

137

105

Blackout Wave

ELITE

Blackout Wave

Freeze 37%

Fork 27%

A quantum energy wave designed to overtake and shutdown multiple targets.

125

100

Twin Grazer

ELITE

Twin Grazer

3X Damage 10%

2X Damage 10%

Now that's what you call an extinction event.

91

104

Purple Storm

ELITE

Purple Storm

Trample 6%

Freeze 26%

78

105

Illyrian Flare

ELITE

Illyrian Flare

Burn 18%

Splash 9%

The preferred weapon for House of Romulus pilots for its broad burn distribution.

77

104

Heartbreaker

ELITE

Heartbreaker

Fork 55%

Crit-Kill 3%

You can call it a heart attack. There's nothing quite like a shot from the heart.

85

100

Sniper Rack

COMMON

Sniper Rack

Precision (8)

An upgraded guidance system with a four-layer targeting lock ensures more direct hits.

84

103

Leveler

COMMON

Leveler

3X Damage 7%

Even the biggest challengers are going to get leveled by the Leveler.

82

101

Triplex Matrix

COMMON

Triplex Matrix

3X Damage 7%

Integrated Forerunner tech releases an energy burst that triples the strength of the beams.

78

100

Wendigo

COMMON

Wendigo

Freeze 8%

Slow (5)

The Wendigo renders a mesmerizing pattern of ice on its target as it methodically turns those systems into ruins.

78

100

Wendigo

COMMON

Wendigo

Freeze 8%

Slow (5)

The Wendigo renders a mesmerizing pattern of ice on its target as it methodically turns those systems into ruins.

75

103

Chimera

COMMON

Chimera

Burn 11%

Warning: Fires globs of molten material that stick and burn. That's gonna leave a mark.

75

103

Chimera

COMMON

Chimera

Burn 11%

Warning: Fires globs of molten material that stick and burn. That's gonna leave a mark.

If purchased individually, these weapons alone would cost:
27210 Ferrite
20308 Bioptics
526 Crystal
58 Niodes

 

Buy a Pike

Ferrite: 25200
Bioptics: 17000
Niodes: 110