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Guide For S Ranking Missions

Armored Core 4
Xbox 360

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Guide for S Ranking missions.

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Section 1 - FAQ
Section 2 - Mechs
Section 3 - Missions
Section 4 - Rewards

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Section 1

S Rank FAQ

Q: What is an S Rank?
A: A rank achieved that is greater than an A rank.

Q: What do I get for obtaining S Ranks on missions?
A: If you earn an overall/average S rank for all normal and hard missions 
combined, you will unlock an achievement:
Mission Rank S (20) Awarded for achieving Total Mission Rank S.
If you achieve an S rank on all 74 missions, 37 normal and 37 hard, you will 
get another achievement:
Mission Rank SS (30) Awarded for achieving Total Mission Rank SS. 

Q: Is there anyway to see my current overall rank?
A: Yes.  When you save your game.  It is in the save game description.

Q: Is there anyway to see my current mission rank?
A: Yes.  When you complete normal mode, a mission select screen will show up 
as you cycle through chapters.  It is after chapter 6.  You can toggle between
normal and hard mode and see your rank for each.  Only here can you see what
your current mission rank is.

Q: What do I get for beating a mission with an S rank?
A: For normal, beating certain missions will unlock schematics.  When you S 
rank a mission on hard, you are awarded 1 point of FRS memory...yay!  This 
allows for 37 additional points of FRS memory in the Xbox 360 version. 

Q: Do I have to obtain an S rank on normal before I can do it on hard?
A: No.  You can S rank a mission on normal whenever you want.  You can only 
S rank a mission on hard once you have completed the normal difficulty for 
that mission.  Also, it does not matter which difficulty you S rank first.

The mission timer does not stop when you complete your objective, it stops when
the screen totally fades to black.

Using ammunition (weapons that do not use energy) will cost you credits and
could affect your rank.

After each mission, you will get an AP bonus.  The lower your AP is from the
start of the mission, the greater your bonus.  For example, if you start a 
mission with a mech in the 40,000+ AP range, your bonus will be 3/AP.  If you
start the mission with a mech with an AP of under 25,000, you will earn a bonus
of 7/AP.  The bigger the bonus, the better your chance of earning an S-rank.

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Section 2

Mechs

I am going to list some mechs I used to obtain my S ranks.  If you can tweak 
them more to your liking so they are easier to use, so much the better.  These 
mechs were built under the impression that you already have 300 units of FRSM.
I named and constructed these mechs without help from anyone.  I will be using
many variations of one type of mech.

Yoda

Head - Salaf
Core - Salaf
Arms - Salaf
Legs - Salaf
FCS - Bluexs
Generator - Gan01-SS-G
Main Booster - Polaris
Back Booster - BB103-SCHEAT
Side Booster - Holofernes
Over Booster - Judith
L Arm - Moonlight
R Arm - Moonlight
L Back - none (RDF-2022 optional)
R Back - none
Shoulder - none
L Hangar - none
R Hangar - none

Stabilizers - Auto

FRS
Max out EN Output, EN Capacity, Horizontal Thrust, Vertical Thrust, Quick Thrust
on Main and Side boosters, dump remaining FRS into EN weapon skill.

Yoda Sirus

Head - Salaf
Core - Salaf
Arms - Salaf
Legs - 047an04
FCS - Bluexs
Generator - Gan01-SS-G
Main Booster - Polaris
Back Booster - BB103-SCHEAT
Side Booster - Holofernes
Over Booster - Judith
L Arm - er-0200
R Arm - er-0200
L Back - sirius
R Back - sirius
Shoulder - none
L Hangar - eb-0600
R Hangar - eb-0600

Stabilizers - Auto

FRS
Max out EN Output, EN Capacity, Horizontal Thrust, Vertical Thrust, Quick Thrust
on Main and Side boosters, dump remaining FRS into load.  If you are still 
overweight, ditch the hangar weapons.

Yoda w Nades

Head - Salaf
Core - Salaf
Arms - Salaf
Legs - 047an04
FCS - Bluexs
Generator - Gan01-SS-G
Main Booster - Polaris
Back Booster - BB103-SCHEAT
Side Booster - Holofernes
Over Booster - Judith
L Arm - er-0200
R Arm - er-0200
L Back - ogoto
R Back - ogoto
Shoulder - none
L Hangar - eb-0600
R Hangar - eb-0600

Stabilizers - Auto

FRS
Max out EN Output, EN Capacity, Horizontal Thrust, Vertical Thrust, Quick Thrust
on Main and Side boosters, dump remaining FRS into load and/or arm firing 
stability.  Ditch the hanger weapons if you need to get underweight.

Yoda ER

Head - Salaf
Core - Salaf
Arms - Salaf
Legs - Salaf
FCS - Bluexs
Generator - Gan01-SS-G
Main Booster - Polaris
Back Booster - BB103-SCHEAT
Side Booster - Holofernes
Over Booster - Judith
L Arm - er-0200
R Arm - er-0200
L Back - 050anr
R Back - none
Shoulder - none
L Hangar - eb-0600
R Hangar - eb-0600

Stabilizers - Auto

FRS
Max out EN Output, EN Capacity, Horizontal Thrust, Vertical Thrust, Quick Thrust
on Main and Side boosters, dump remaining FRS into EN weapon skill.

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Section 3

Missions by alphabetization
These are just the standard numbers for each mission, not the S-rank 
requirements.

01. A Dark Night's March 
	N. 8000ap / -ammo / 150s
	H. 12000ap / -ammo / 150s
02. Aerial Interdiction
	N. 18600ap / -ammo / -s
	H. 26600ap / -ammo / -s
03. Bald-Dora
	N. 20800ap / -ammo / 270s
	H. 21800ap / -ammo / 270s
04. Barbe-Bleue
	N. 9600ap / 110000ammo / 240s
	H. 13600ap / 110000ammo / 240s
05. Bitter Obligation
	N. 31200ap / -ammo / 300s
	H. 32200ap / -ammo / 300s
06. Break the White Lance
	N. 22000ap / -ammo / 240s
	H. 25500ap / -ammo / 240s
07. Dangerous Waters
	N. 12000ap / 40000ammo / 155s
	H. 16000ap / 40000ammo / 155s
08. Desert Wolf
	N. 20000ap / -ammo / 300s
	H. 28000ap / -ammo / 300s
09. Ego Boost
	N. 19500ap / -ammo / 270s
	H. 23500ap / -ammo / 270s 
10. Elimination
	N. 11200ap / 50000ammo / 180s
	H. 24500ap / 50000ammo / 180s
11. Empress
	N. 35200ap / -ammo / 360s
	H. 36200ap / -ammo / 360s
12. Firefly
	N. 33900ap / -ammo / 255s
	H. 38900ap / -ammo / 255s
13. First Strike
	N. 8000ap / -ammo / 150s
	H. 12000ap / -ammo / 150s
14. Futile Resistance 
	N. 26000ap / -ammo / 240s
	H. 28000ap / -ammo / 240s
15. Hail of Bullets
	N. 19900ap / -ammo / 270s
	H. 23900ap / -ammo / 270s
16. Icebreaker Defense
	N. 12800ap / -ammo / 330s
	H. 14800ap / -ammo / 330s
17. Internal Purge
	N. 20000ap / -ammo / 300s
	H. 28000ap / -ammo / 300s
18. Jardin De Chavalier
	N. 29000ap / -ammo / 180s
	H. 30000ap / -ammo / 180s
19. Juggernaut
	N. 30000ap / -ammo / 180s
	H. 32000ap / -ammo / 180s
20. Line of Defense
	N. 25700ap / 120000ammo / 330s
	H. 32700ap / 120000ammo / 330s
21. Marche Au Supplice
	N. 33900ap / -ammo / 360s
	H. 39900ap / -ammo / 360s
22. Might Makes Right
	N. 19900ap / -ammo / 255s
	H. 23900ap / -ammo / 255s
23. Operation Ascend
	N. 18000ap / -ammo / 220s
	H. 34200ap / -ammo / 220s
24. Operation Descent
	N. 13400ap / -ammo / 210s
	H. 14400ap / -ammo / 210s
25. Pillar of Light
	N. 24600ap / -ammo / 210s
	H. 25600ap / -ammo / 210s
26. Retaliation
	N. 19000ap / 85000ammo / 180s
	H. 23000ap / 85000ammo / 180s
27. Sandstorm Citadel
	N. 15600ap / -ammo / 240s
	H. 16600ap / -ammo / 240s
28. Sea of Blood
	N. 31200ap / -ammo / 300s
	H. 33200ap / -ammo / 300s
29. Seed a Barren Earth
	N. 40000ap / -ammo / 450s
	H. 40000ap / -ammo / 450s
30. Sharpshooting
	N. 15000ap / -ammo / 225s
	H. 17000ap / -ammo / 225s
31. Silent Avalanche
	N. 30300ap / 150000ammo / 300s
	H. 38300ap / 150000ammo / 300s
32. Sol Dios
	N. 35500ap / -ammo / 420s
	H. 36500ap / -ammo / 420s
33. Swarm of Red Eyes
	N. 0ap / -ammo / -s
	H. 0ap / -ammo / -s
34. The Womb
	N. 20000ap / 130000ammo / 210s
	H. 24000ap / 130000ammo / 210s
35. Unseen Assailant
	N. 17600ap / -ammo / 255s
	H. 21600ap / -ammo / 255s
36. Up in Flames
	N. 24000ap / -ammo / 270s
	H. 26000ap / -ammo / 270s
37. Water Gliding
	N. 23300ap / -ammo / 240s
	H. 26300ap / -ammo / 240s

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01. A Dark Night's March

Yoda w Nades

Normal - numerous ground targets, some aerial targets, and a mobile fortress

Take out the closest set of enemies with the lasers, then switch to ogoto.
Hold the left thumbstick in to use manual targeting and blanket the next set
of enemies and the mobile fortress in grenades.

Hard - numerous ground targets, some aerial targets, and 2 mobile fortresses

Take out the closest set of enemies with the lasers, then switch to ogoto.
Hold the left thumbstick in to use manual targeting.  Try not to push up too 
far, hang around the left side of the perimeter, and take out the next wave.  
Stay where you are and try to hit the 2 mobile fortresses from as far away as 
possible with the grenades.  There are 4 aerial targets as well but they should
be currently grounded and you can use their lights as a target for your 
grenades.  If they go airborne, switch back to lasers and take care of them 
AWAY from the mobile fortresses.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=akZtGbLY0Yk

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02. Aerial Interdiction

Yoda

Normal - 8 transport choppers, train

Once you leave the bridge, you should not have to land until all choppers are 
destroyed.  Take out the choppers with your blades, keep dodging the aerial
normals, then land and destroy the train when it comes into the area.
 
Hard - 8 transport choppers, air fortress, train

Once you leave the bridge, you should not have to land until all choppers are 
destroyed.  Take out the choppers with your blades, keep dodging the aerial
normals.  You should try to take out the air fortress ASAP.  Mop up the rest of
the choppers, then head for the train when it comes into the area.  Be careful 
of the aerial normals.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=d5TZG497rfU

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03. Bald-Dora

Yoda w Nades (you might want to just remove all arm weapons for this mission)

Normal - 6 normals
Hard - 6 normals

Just boost through the whole canyon to get to the end. Engaging anything other
than the primary targets is pointless and has no effect on rank.  Dodge all
incoming fire and be sure to adjust for the AI leading their shots.  When you
reach the end you should only have to fire 12 ogoto rounds, 2 shots per target.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA84aDMbGDg

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04. Barbe-Bleue

Yoda ER

Normal - numerous ground targets

Boost all over the tunnels and just mow down targets.

Hard - numerous ground targets

Do not stop boosting at all and pay attention to the minimap to see where the
enemies appear.  BOOST BOOST BOOST, if you do not boost, enemies WILL take the
docks.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rJx9i6CP6Gk

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05. Bitter Obligation

Yoda w Nades

Normal - 12 support struts

There are aerial normals, boats firing missiles, and turrets harassing you.  
I would suggest taking out the boats first, then the turrets.  You should be 
able to knock out all the struts with those things eliminated, if not, take
out the remaining aerial normals.
  
Hard - 12 support struts

I would suggest staying out of range of the boats and eliminating as many of
the aerial normals as you can, then eliminate boats, then turrets, then struts.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=HBsrC3GF_3U

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06. Break the White Lance

Yoda

Normal - Queenslance
Hard - Queenslance

Boost like you have never boosted before, dodge missiles, slash the 
Queenslance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZegOg2Ns7Q0

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07. Dangerous Waters

Yoda ER

Normal - 4 normals
Hard - 5 normals


Just walk forward and drop down but don't land in the water, stay airborne.
Make your way to the normals and laser them to death.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hEjn0g3q2JE

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08. Desert Wolf

Yoda Sirus / Yoda w Nades

Normal - 1 NEXT

Boost to the other end of the map as fast as humanly possibly.  Your goal is to
eliminate the NEXT before he even activates.  Shower him with as many sirius 
shots as possible.

Hard - 2 NEXTs, one after another

I would prefer ogoto for this mission.  Boost over to the other side of the map
and try to send as many grenades over to the first NEXT as you can.  Eliminate 
him and the second NEXT will appear.  Cover him in ogoto as well.  Sirius will
work equally well, the choice is yours.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=94pjKF6_5kY

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09. Ego Boost

Yoda w Nades

Normal - 20-25 normals

3 waves of normals carried by choppers are the target.  Take them out before
they are released from their transports.

Hard - 20-25 normals, 1 NEXT

3 waves of normals carried by choppers are the target.  Take them out before
they are released from their transports.  After the 2nd wave, a NEXT will 
bother you.  Show him what is up by firing some sweet ogoto rounds in his face.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=IOHWc2quhCc

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10. Elimination

Yoda ER

Normal - numerous ground targets

Just laser everyone down and try not to get hit.

Hard - numerous ground targets, normals with BIGSOUX equipped

Strategy by Ra-Devil

Build and AC, if it can move, your fine.
-Put 2 Laser Rifles on them, the ER 0200.
-Put 2 AS Missile back weapons on them, LAMIA.

As soon as the mission starts, start shooting your Laser Rifles, kill the one 
in the middle with 3 or 4 shots, takes maybe a second, strafe left or right 
and kill the next one, then strafe the other way and kill the third one.

Here's the beautiful part, you don't have to do anything anymore. Just stand a 
bit away from the doors in the room, first one then the other later on, and 
just shoot the AS Missiles into the room.  The don't require any lock-on, they 
automatically trace to enemy signatures, even missiles, and do massive damage.  
Just shoot through one door till you see no more red blips, then shoot through 
the other door.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=mRYI3gH6_O8 

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11. Empress

Yoda Sirus / Yoda w Nades

Normal - 1 NEXT
Hard - 1 NEXT

Just a NEXT, dump ogoto or sirius on her.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=X0D9J6QJkek

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12. Firefly

Yoda

Normal - 1 air fortress

Using yoda, just boost straight ahead to the fortress and slash it.

Hard - 1 air fortress, then 3 air fortresses

Just boost to the first fortress and destroy it, then head back to the 
beginning and wipe out the other 3 same style while dodging 50 bajillion
missiles and lasers of doom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOSmA2rIsSI

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13. First Strike

Yoda ER

Normal - 3 normals

Just boost forward and laser the 3 normals.  Should take maybe 30 seconds.

Hard - 6 normals

Boost forward, then go left.  Try to take them one at a time and try not to 
get hit.  Make sure you quick boost left and right to avoid their fire.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=o15Sat-LHOI

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14. Futile Resistance 

Yoda ER / Yoda w Nades

Normal - 7 ground targets

Laser them all down, don't get hit too much.

Hard - numerous ground targets

Ogoto canon works better for hard mode, it mops up the clusters of enemies
quickly.  Same thing again, fly around throwing volleys at each lock-on you 
get.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-BY2jYbeXqU

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15. Hail of Bullets

Yoda w Nades

Normal - ground turrets and normals

Boost past the choppers and drop ogoto rounds all over everything.

Hard - numerous ground targets, 2 subs, 2 boats

Boost past the choppers and begin to drop ogoto rounds all over everything.
After the first runway is clear, head to the right and take out the two subs.
Then proceed to take out the two ships in the distance.  Then mop up the
remaining forces on the last runway.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zTDame2jnhI

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16. Icebreaker Defense

Yoda w Nades

Normal - 8 ships

Destroy each ship as fast as you can. S rank depends on how fast you are.
I think under 180s will get you an S. ship damage has no effect on rank.

Hard - 8 ships, aerial units

Destroy each ship as fast as you can. S rank depends on how fast you are.
ship damage has no effect on rank.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UYRciSM_4oY

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17. Internal Purge

Yoda

Normal - 3 inactive mobile fortresses 

Boost to each IMF and slash them to death, DON'T TAKE TOO MUCH DAMAGE.

Hard - 3 inactive mobile fortresses, then 1 NEXT

Boost to each IMF and slash them to death, DON'T TAKE TOO MUCH DAMAGE. When the
NEXT appears, get up close and personal and slash it to smithereens.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0NF9jqY4HP8

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18. Jardin De Chavalier

Yoda / Yoda w Nades

Normal - 1 NEXT
Hard - 1 NEXT

You just, blast the hell out of her and DON'T GET HIT.  She will come at you 
with a blade, so keep your distance.

Strategy by Ba1r0g

Using Yoda, swap out the Moonlights for RAJMs.  While your waiting for Anjou to
break through the door, find a nice corner to sit in and wait for her to come 
into the room. When she does, quick boost over to her and hit her twice and 
she's down for the count. 

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oDvgrMHroWg

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19. Juggernaut

Yoda w Nades

Normal - 1...thing 
Hard - 1...mean thing

Just unload on this thing and boost backwards if necessary.

Strategy by Ba1r0g but re-worded by me

Using Yoda, swap out the Moonlights for RAJMs.  As soon as the weapon breaks
through the door, slash once, sometimes twice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_kO7Cem-cQ

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20. Line of Defense

Yoda ER / Yoda Sirus

Normal - numerous ground targets, then a 4 aerial targets

Use Yoda ER to mow all the targets down.

Hard - numerous ground targets, then NEXT with some aerial targets

Boost to the bridge and take out the 2 MLRS trucks.  Drop back down and take
out all ground forces.  The NEXT will appear and he is tough.  Make your shots
count.  Hit him with all the sirius canon you have, DO NOT MISS HIM.  Once he
is done, mope up the remaining aerial enemies.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KILL THE AIR
FORTRESS.  It shouldn't even come into range until you are done with the NEXT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wus9bDdw6Hc

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21. Marche Au Supplice

Yoda Sirus / Yoda w Nades

Normal - 4 NEXTs, you have a partner helping you

This is the easy one.  Just melt each NEXT as fast as you can.

Hard - 4 NEXTs, partner? hah, who needs one?

This is the most fight ever.  Try to start the fight by killing the first mech 
as fast as humanly possible with the sirius.  The carnage that ensues next is
your choice.  You can either stick it to them and stay in the fight or you can
be evasive and take them one by one.  Keep running and choose your shots 
wisely.  Using the ogoto can be beneficial especially if they cluster together.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=44zi3c8suUs

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22. Might Makes Right

Yoda ER / Yoda w Nades

Normal - 6 normals

Go forward and up the first tube.  Go straight up then halfway up turn around
180 degrees and go into the tunnel.  When you come out, drop straight down and 
go right into the tunnel in front of you.  Don't stop shooting as the enemy on
the far end of the tunnel is firing BIGSOUX missiles.  When you get to the end
of that tunnel, drop straight down again and go forward, the last five targets 
are scattered around.

Hard - 9 normals

Go forward and up the first tube, the first normal is in front of you.  Go 
straight up then halfway up turn around 180 degrees and go into the tunnel.  
when you come out, drop straight down and go right into the tunnel in front of 
you.  The second normal is blocking your path, don't stop shooting as the enemy 
on the far end of the tunnel is firing BIGSOUX missiles.  When you get to the 
end of that tunnel, drop straight down again and go forward, the last seven 
normals are scattered around.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=J5KVoF5q1P0

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23. Operation Ascend

Yoda

Normal - 4 turbines

Boost forward and fly up the cylinder, slash the turbines, land on the top.  
You should not even have to land while inside the cylinder.

Hard - 4 turbines, 3 air fortresses

Boost forward and fly up the cylinder, slash the turbines.  When you reach the 
top, circle your camera and find the closest fortress.  When you do, go slash 
it to death and get back into the cylinder.  Repeat this process once more.  On 
your second trip out, take out the remaining two fortresses.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qSYi7-U_68o

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24. Operation Descent

Yoda w Nades

Normal - 3 normals
Hard - 5 normals

Fall down, dodge the lasers, blow up the normals.  Try not to take damage.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2DL-DwO5PzE

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25. Pillar of Light

Yoda w Nades or Yoda

Normal - Ehrenberg Canon
Hard - Ehrenberg Canon

Boost like no other towards the canon dodging all incoming fire along the way.
When you reach the canon, you have 2 options, flying around firing the ogoto
into the middle or destroying all of the 4 adjacent gun turrets around the 
canon so that you can stand in front of it and shoot it close up without 
taking massive damage.  The center is tricky, you have to find the sweet spot
to hit it.  It is roughly one jump from the base.  Stand at the base of the 
canon, jump once, and slash.

The Yoda approach is rather simple.  Boost to the Ehrenberg and slash it.  Two
slashes TOPS.  You need to stand at the base of the canon, jump once, and dual
slash.

Strategy by Ba1r0g

Using Yoda with RAJMs instead of Moonlights, start off by boosting to the 
shield generator. Hit it once and its down. Head towards the main target. When 
you get there, fly on top of the "scaffolding" like structure and go right up 
to the middle on one of the sides and fire. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwyNgF7pUJ8

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26. Retaliation

Yoda w Nades

Normal - numerous ground targets

Bathe the whole area in grenades and don't get shot.

Hard - numerous ground targets, 2 mobile fortresses

Bathe the whole area in grenades and don't get shot.  Switch to manual aiming 
if you do not want to wait for the lock on.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kyS9yDIl8dE

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27. Sandstorm Citadel

Yoda w Nades

Normal - ballistic missiles
Hard - ballistic missiles

Just B-line it right to the missiles and blow them up.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=onHN8Wz6p-U

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28. Sea of Blood

Yoda w Nades / Yoda Sirus

Normal - 1 NEXT

you choice of lasers or grenades.  douse the NEXT with your choice.

Hard - 1 NEXT, then another NEXT

This one can be tricky.  I lucked out and got the first NEXT stuck in the 
middle.  Start by flying towards the complex to avoid fire from the normals on
the water.  Try and take them out from the top if necessary.  treat this NEXT
just like every other, hammer it with super weapons while dodge its fire. When
the second NEXT appears, keep your distance, he is very fast and very agile.
You need to time your shots perfectly as he does not like to stand still.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xttCVwCBRuY

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29. Seed a Barren Earth

Yoda w Nades / Yoda Sirus

Normal - super mech
Hard - super mech, then a NEXT

Abuse the super weapons, keep moving, and dodge with quick boost.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PlQLBL3oy5g

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30. Sharpshooting

Yoda

Normal - 3 ground targets
Hard - 5 ground targets

Run up to each laser and blade them.  Keep moving and do not get hit.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=no9t4AdlzQI

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31. Silent Avalanche

Yoda w Nades

Normal - 12 snipers

just mow them down with volleys from the ogoto

Hard - 12 snipers, then 2 NEXTs

Take out the snipers the same way, try not to lose any AP.  
Helix I and Helix II.  Fun...not really, Helix 2 usually comes at you first
douse her with the ogoto, then finish her up with the 0200s.  For Helix I, drop
the remaining 0200s on her and don't miss, it should be enough to kill her. 

Strategy by VakuA

Alternatively for Silent Avalance, I might suggest dual 0200's on the arms, 
with the grenade cannons. Take the snipers out with the cannons and use the 
0200's on the ACs, as the grenade doesn't PA pierce as well, and takes a bit 
more amount of planned aiming to effectively use. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vGE1uQ9Vbk

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32. Sol Dios

Yoda w Nades

Normal - 6 Sol Dioses
Hard - 9 Sol Dioses

Boost like mad all the way to the Sol Dioses then just drop ogoto rounds all 
over them.  Much easier if you wait and fire the rounds inside the canon while
they are charging.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rzQe_Ul8rvI

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33. Swarm of Red Eyes

Yoda Sirus

Normal - 80 bajillion bombs
Hard - 80 bajillion bombs, 5 aerial targets

DON'T TAKE ANY DAMAGE.  Use the 0200 rounds on the swarms of bombs and when the
aerial targets come into view, douse them with the sirius rounds.  Once the 
aerial targets are dead, all you have to do is make sure you destroy as many 
bombs as your ammo can take out.  You don't have to take them all out to get an
S rank.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=CH-OS3po2LA

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34. The Womb

Yoda Sirus / Yoda w Nades

Normal - 3 NEXTs

You can boost past all the guards and two snipers and head right into the final
chamber. DO NOT GET HIT.  They will only be using their swords.  Either target
them with the sirius or just blanket the room in ogoto.

Hard - 3 NEXTs

You can boost past all the guards and two snipers and head right into the final
chamber. DO NOT GET HIT.  They will be using laser rifles with their swords.
You just might want to ogoto hard mode.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=waOx2y_8Z1g

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35. Unseen Assailant

Yoda ER

Normal - 5 normals
Hard - 5 normals

Boost out of the tunnel and drop straight down, turning your mech slightly to 
the left as you fall.  When you land, jump right into the tunnel and boost to
the other side. Blast away at the first normal, it is at the end of the tunnel.
jump right across the pool thing and right into the next tunnel and boost 
towards the other end.  When you come out, start ascending and shooting to your
left, another normal is on the first ledge.  drop back down and go to the 
right and jump into that tunnel and boost away.  When you exit start ascending 
and take out 1 normal on your left, then spin around to your right and take out
another. one more to go.  Keep ascending.  The tunnel you need to go in is 
directly above the one you just exited.  Boost to the end and aim left when you 
come out, you should be able to jump, shoot an enemy, and land directly into 
the tunnel and boost towards the end.  When you exit the tunnel, the final 
target should be directly in front of you one catwalk down.  You can probably 
stop moving and shoot it from the tunnel's exit.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_3e2NPfZyD0

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36. Up in Flames

Yoda Sirus

Normal - 1 NEXT
Hard - 1 NEXT

Abuse the super weapons and avoid the barrage of fire.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=k5JxY1VJaIc

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37. Water Gliding

Yoda w Nades

Normal - 4 ships
Hard - 7 ships

Just go to each ship and cover them in ogoto rounds.  Take out the normal ship
on the left first, followed by either the super ship in the middle or the 
missile ship which is located to the right of the super ship.  KEEP MOVING.  
enemies will being to fire at you from every corner of the world.  Take out
the fourth ship which should now be to the left of the destroyed super ship.
then proceed to the remaining three new contacts which are all clustered 
together in the same vicinity of the fourth ship.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fE15zYlYu-M

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Rewards

S ranking each mission on Hard mode will get you 1 FRS point.
Additionally, S ranking certain missions on normal mode will get you schematics
and an image

01. A Dark Night's March 
02. Aerial Interdiction
03. Bald-Dora
04. Barbe-Bleue
05. Bitter Obligation
06. Break the White Lance
07. Dangerous Waters
08. Desert Wolf
09. Ego Boost
10. Elimination
11. Empress
12. Firefly
13. First Strike
14. Futile Resistance 
15. Hail of Bullets
16. Icebreaker Defense
	Y01-Tellus
	Y06-Aurora
	Y02-Albireo
	Hilbert-G7
		Image
17. Internal Purge
18. Jardin De Chavalier - nothing
19. Juggernaut
20. Line of Defense
21. Marche Au Supplice
22. Might Makes Right
23. Operation Ascend
24. Operation Descent
25. Pillar of Light
26. Retaliation
27. Sandstorm Citadel
28. Sea of Blood
29. Seed a Barren Earth
	Type-Hogire
	Type-Holofernes
		Image?
30. Sharpshooting
	Salaf
	Tawhid
	Injil
	Eser-01
		Omer Image
31. Silent Avalanche
32. Sol Dios
33. Swarm of Red Eyes
34. The Womb
35. Unseen Assailant
	Linstant
	Madness
		Image
36. Up in Flames
37. Water Gliding

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