Apart from the fight against AH12 Helicopter, Chapter 1 also features another challenging battle against the Balteus boss. Like the first fight, it is a brutal brawler as you won’t have the best of the gears during this chapter. Still, you can overcome Balteus if you equip something like MG-014 LUDLOW or VVc – 703PM in your loadout.
How to beat PCA SP Autonomous Craft Balteus in Armored Core 6
You can easily take down the Autonomous Craft Balteus using the following guide.
To eliminate Balteus, we are going for a tanky build with Plasma and a Gatting gun, as it dishes out quite a lot of damage.
- R- Arm Unit: MG-014 LUDLOW
- L- Arm Unit: MG-014 LUDLOW
- R- Back Unit: VVc – 703PM
- L- Back Unit: VVc – 703PM
Both of the weapons are pretty solid in terms of damage and will easily do the job. If you don’t have VVc – 703PM, you can swap it with something like VP -60LCS in your Assembly. I highly recommend you use anything made by the TIAN-QIANG for the armor set.
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The best way to eliminate Balteus is by damaging his shield. From the start, maintain distance from Balteus and roam around the central part of the fighting arena. If you keep doing this, you can connect your VVc – 703PM Plasma weapon after charging frequently. When the plasma gun is on cooldown, switch to the MG-014 LUDLOW Gattling gun to keep attacking. Also, keep tracking the shield health of the aircraft, which is right above the health bar.
Once the shield is down, fill the stagger meter by further attacking and finally punishing by unloading everything at your disposal when he is immobile. Keep repeating this process of removing the bubble shield, building up the stagger bar, and unloading all weapons till the end of the fight.
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For the entire duration of the fight, maintain distance from Balteus. Never go near him in any scenario. Otherwise, you will be severely injured by his AOE and missile-type attacks. Staying afar also helps you dodge Balteus attacks, as they tend to spread out when you stand near the middle of the map.
Though standing near the center will help you to evade AOE-type attacks, you must move and reposition to evade rocket barrages. So, hold down your directional key and use Evasive Aerial Maneuver when possible.
That’s pretty much for defense. Keep all the advice in mind, and you will eliminate Balteus in no time.
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