Hip Actuators

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An Actuator is a component within a BattleMech's limbs, composed of the joint, myomer bundles, and motor control units.

Generic Actuators

Hip

The default hip actuator in every 'Mech.

Manufacturer: Generic
Tonnage: 0
Critical Slots: 1
Install Location: Hip
Value: 30,000
Gear ID: emod_leg_hip


Equipped Effects:

  • None.

Critical Effects:

  • DESTROYED: Reduces walk and sprint distances by 60%
  • DESTROYED: Movement (walk/sprint/jump) requires piloting checks to prevent falling over
  • DESTROYED: Unable to perform kick attacks

Found On These 'Mechs:

This is the generic hip actuator found on every 'Mech.


Stable Hip

Designed to better absorb stability damage, this actuator helps to lessen the shock of incoming attacks and to distribute the impacts better. This leads to the mounted mech being much more able to absorb stability damage.

Manufacturer: Periphery Armory, Inc.
Tonnage: 1
Critical Slots: 1
Install Location: Hip
Value: 30,000
Gear ID: emod_leg_hip_stable


Equipped Effects:

  • -2.5% stability damage taken

Critical Effects:

  • DESTROYED: Reduces walk and sprint distances by 60%
  • DESTROYED: Movement (walk/sprint/jump) requires piloting checks to prevent falling over
  • DESTROYED: Unable to perform kick attacks

Found On These 'Mechs:


Brigadier Actuators

Hip Dense

Manufacturer: Brigadier
Tonnage: 0.01 x chassis weight
Critical Slots: 1
Install Location: Hip
Value: 300,000
Gear ID: Gear_Actuator_Brigadier_Dense


Equipped Effects:

  • Equipped leg component structure increased by 25%

Critical Effects:

  • DESTROYED: -5 weapon accuracy for weapons in the same arm
  • DESTROYED: Unable to make punch or physical weapon attacks

Notes:

  • Actuator weight rounds to the nearest half ton

Found On These 'Mechs: