Blackjack BJ-1

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Blackjack BJ-1
Blackjack Ingame.png
ChrPrfMech shadowhawkBase-001 portrait.png
A BJ-1 of the mech commander in House Arano colors.
General data
ClassMedium
Stock RoleFire Support & Skirmisher
Tonnage45 t (16.5 t base)
Cost3,500,000 C
Rarity1
Weapons
L. Torso
  • 1 x Energy
  • 1 x Support Weapon
UixTxrIcon blackjack.png
R. Torso
  • 1 x Energy
  • 1 x Support Weapon
L. Arm
  • 1 x Energy
  • 1 x Ballistic
R. Arm
  • 1 x Energy
  • 1 x Ballistic
Melee45 (+70 instability)
Death from Above55 (+70 instability)
30 damage to self
Survivability
Head
15/45
C. Torso
70/140-120
L. Torso
55/110-110
UixTxrIcon blackjack.png
R. Torso
55/110-110
L. Arm
35/70
R. Arm
35/70
L.Leg
55/110
R.Leg
55/110
Mobility and detection
Speed120 km/h
StealthVisibility: 1
Signature: -25%
SensorsSpotting distance: Base
Sensor range: Base

Blackjack BJ-1 is a Medium-class 'Mech in Battletech.

Description

The Blackjack 1 is equipped for both long and close range engagements. A pair of AC/2s are backed up by four Medium Lasers, lending the 'Mech a powerful alpha strike, while Jump Jets enable the Blackjack to move to high ground at a moment's notice.

Loadouts

  • A very versatile and useful mech. The AC/2 conflicts with the medium lasers a bit, so you might want to swap that one out for a single AC/5 for better performance, and reduce equipment to maximize its armor.
  • Try this for a more significant sniper mech: Drop two medium lasers to upgrade one AC/2 to an AC/5, then drop the other AC/2 in favor of a PPC. One ton of ammo should suffice for your AC/5 in most scenarios. If you find it being too 'hot', dump the other two ML's in favor of either armor or heat sinks. The combination of AC/5 and PPC in your starter mech will carry you until you start consistently running into heavy mechs.
  • Changing the PPC to Large Laser free up 2 tonnage for heat sinks. The cost is juust 5 less in dmg but can keep on putting out max damage far longer. Especially if you want to position yourself with the jump jets. It's also much better combination with the AC/5 since both weapons have same optimal range. Dropping the medium lasers for more armour is a good option as well.

Strategy

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  • Blackjack 1s are solid, well-rounded 'Mechs for their tonnage. They typically mount Jump Jets, which give them an extra edge by repositioning quickly to keep a direct line of fire for their Autocannons. The Blacjack is your starting mech, an ancestral vehicle of the family.