Dilophos

Ferrite: 19500
Bioptics: 12500
Niodes: 100

Unlike his little brother Luison, the Dilophos is not built for stealth. Manufactured by Star Factories, this 75 ton punisher is an adversary to be wary of. Its crowning achievement is the strength of its Ion Drive, which was designed through rigorous testing to endure persistent overclocking. With overclocking, the Ion Drive can actually cause instabilities in the weapon cycling, which may result in weapon fire branching out.

Statistical Readout
Tonnage 75
Armor Points 175
Start Weapons 10
Min Level 47
Min Heavy Skill 30
Levels/Weapon 5
Manufacturer Alpha Corporation
Bonuses
Build Precision (2)
Build Speed - 15
Build Fork 2%
Build Missile Vulnerable 8%
Build Laser Shield 15%
Build Fire Vulnerable 5%
Level 3 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 3 Laser Damage + 5%
Level 4 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 4 Slow (4)
Level 5 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 6 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 6 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 7 Fire Damage + 5%
Level 9 Speed + 3
Level 10
+ every 5 levels
+ 1 Weapon Slot
Level 13 Laser Damage + 5%
Level 14 Slow (3)
Level 16 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 17 Fire Damage + 5%
Level 17 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 18 Speed + 3
Level 18 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 19 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 21 Laser Shield 5%
Level 22 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 23 Laser Damage + 10%
Level 24 Slow (3)
Level 26 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 27 Speed + 3
Level 28 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 29 2X Damage 5%
Level 31 Laser Shield 5%
Level 33 Laser Damage + 10%
Level 34 Precision (4)
Level 36 Speed + 3
Level 37 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 37 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 38 Precision (4)
Level 40 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 41 Laser Shield 5%
Level 44 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 45 Speed + 3
Level 47 Laser Damage + 15%
Level 50 Fork 15%
Level 50 2X Damage 15%
Level 51 Laser Shield 5%
Level 54 Speed + 3
Level 60 Speed + 3
Level 61 Laser Shield 5%
Level 63 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 66 2X Damage 10%
Level 72 Fork 10%
Level 74 3X Damage 15%
Level 77 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 80 2X Damage 15%
Level 90 3X Damage 15%
Level 99 + 1 Engine Slot

Forking, as the branching of laser fire is called, is achieved through niode resonance displacement technology. The niodes are placed within the skeleton of the mech at unique points to achieve ideal resonance. When the Ion Drive is flushed, any weaponry that fires may produce a warp effect. Warping the firing point causes a fold in space around the weapon, and so any fire coming out of it is essentially mimicked with a different vector. As the niodes accumulate more warp energy, the chances of creating this space-time fold actually increases. The Dilophos uses plasma and laser weaponry to complement this style of combat--and with deadly results.

One consequence of such a habitual patterns of overcharging and flushing its drive core is that the circuitry endures much more trauma than normal. Combined with an alloy armor, the Dilophos should avoid concussive or thermal impacts, to best increase its chances of strategic implementation on the battlefield. Many people consider this weakness to be tolerable though, since it has no reliance on ammunition. Furthermore, many pilots incorporate subroutines into the mech computer to redirect any available power to shielding, which gives it considerable resistance against any incoming laser fire. Overall, the Dilophos is a surprisingly easy mech to maintain.

Like his little brother Luison, the Dilophos is prized within all strata of the Shogunate. Although the origin of its design belongs to Sabrena Sloan, Shogunate officials bear the brightly-colored design as a symbol of pride, and to repaint one is often considered to be taboo--a metaphorical caging of this mech's raw power. For this reason the Dilophos is often seen under the Yakuza's employ, as both a symbol of strength and shared identity with the Yakuza's tattooed leaders. Don't assume this is always the case though--the Dilophos has a long history and is loved by many.

Legendary Pilots

  • Richard Millich

    Richard Millich

    Original founder of the RND Chessmen family of units, Richard "Zax" Millich has built a unique legacy as equal parts scientist, commander, and dueling legend. Owner of one of the very first Dilophi off the assembly line, he has maximized this machine for every form of battle possible. This is his personal motto: "Always improve."

  • Chris Harding

    Chris Harding

    A notable test pilot, but with several million in debt to the Yakuza and the Shogunate government, Harding was brought under forcible employ to do quality assurance testing for the new generation of Shogunate mecha. He overclocked his Ion Drive too far, and destroyed his mecha in the process—but not before vaporizing the encroaching enemy mecha.

Armament

Dilophos comes fully equiped with:

55

109

Kaos Beam

ELITE

Kaos Beam

Crit-Kill 3%

Slow (12)

The full fledged Kaos Beam is a mighty weapon for pilots skillful enough to control it.

55

109

Kaos Beam

ELITE

Kaos Beam

Crit-Kill 3%

Slow (12)

The full fledged Kaos Beam is a mighty weapon for pilots skillful enough to control it.

52

101

Duboce

ELITE

Duboce

3X Damage 18%

This novel design fuses the output of three power conduits into one beam which autotargets opponents' reactor cores.

39

98

Judicator

ELITE

Judicator

Burn 10%

3X Damage 9%

Pryophoricly-supplied flamethrower for pressurized flame streams.

46

100

Hyper Amp

COMMON

Hyper Amp

Slow (2)

Hyped and amped, this laser recharges with radiation from nearby suns. The chaos of this fuel source wreaks havoc on enemy electronics.

40

100

Cheops Beam

COMMON

Cheops Beam

This powerful three-beamed laser is standard issue on the desert worlds of the Korfu system, where local forces use it to repel the thick-carapaced Snavurm.

40

100

Cheops Beam

COMMON

Cheops Beam

This powerful three-beamed laser is standard issue on the desert worlds of the Korfu system, where local forces use it to repel the thick-carapaced Snavurm.

40

100

Cheops Beam

COMMON

Cheops Beam

This powerful three-beamed laser is standard issue on the desert worlds of the Korfu system, where local forces use it to repel the thick-carapaced Snavurm.

40

100

Cheops Beam

COMMON

Cheops Beam

This powerful three-beamed laser is standard issue on the desert worlds of the Korfu system, where local forces use it to repel the thick-carapaced Snavurm.

40

100

Cheops Beam

COMMON

Cheops Beam

This powerful three-beamed laser is standard issue on the desert worlds of the Korfu system, where local forces use it to repel the thick-carapaced Snavurm.

If purchased individually, these weapons alone would cost:
6902 Ferrite
5870 Bioptics
121 Crystal
91 Niodes

 

Buy a Dilophos

Ferrite: 19500
Bioptics: 12500
Niodes: 100