Armored Core 6 has a lot of weapons and some of them are better than others. While each weapon does have a specific use case and you do unlock objectively better weapons as you progress through the story, what are the best general weapons to use in Armored Core 6?
Note: A lot of the best weapons on this list are included in the best builds. Check out that guide to learn more about how to create a few mechas that absolutely dominate.
What are the best weapons in Armored Core 6? Explosive, kinetic, or energy?
In my opinion, the best weapons in Armored Core 6 are explosive weapons like grenade launchers, bazookas, and grenade cannons. These weapons deal the highest damage in the game but come with a few drawbacks. Explosive weapons usually have low ammo, are often very heavy, and can be hard to land shots.
However, if you’re playing up close and personal, explosive weapons are extremely powerful to stagger your enemies and deal impressive damage. I recommend having at least one or two explosive weapons on every mecha you make. You can even pick the lightest explosive weapons if you are making an agile, lightweight mecha, but having an explosive weapon to deal big damage is important.
Here are the best explosive weapons in Armored Core 6 that I recommend using:
- Grenade Launcher / DF-GR-07 GOU-CHEN
- Grenade Launcher / Dizzy
- Grenade Cannon / Songbirds
- Grenade Cannon / Earshot
- Missile Launcher / BML-G2/P05MLT-10
- Bazooka / Majestic
- Grenade Launcher / Iridium
The next best weapons in AC6 are energy weapons like laser rifles, laser handguns, laser swords, and plasma cannons. These weapons not only look really cool, but they can be extremely effective in combat as they usually deal consistent damage. Energy weapons usually have a lot of ammo and are often very light which is a big bonus.
I think it’s a good idea to have one energy weapon on your mecha because they are reliable and will last for entire missions. If you’re building a lightweight mecha, energy weapons are the best pick because they are usually the lightest.
Here are the best energy weapons in Armored Core 6 that I recommend using:
- Laser Handgun / VP-66LH
- Laser Shotgun / VP-66LS
- Laser Blade / Vvc-770LB
- Plasma Missile Launcher / Vvc-70VPM
- Laser Rifle / VE-66LRB
- Plasma Cannon / Fasan/60E
Lastly, kinetic weapons aren’t bad, but they aren’t the best. The best kinetic weapons include assault rifles, machine guns, gatling guns, and shotguns. The best part about kinetic weapons is that they usually have a high fire rate and a lot of ammo. One of my personal favorite guns is the gatling gun. However, too many kinetic weapons can leave you without any flashy moves or ways of dealing lots of damage.
Here are the best kinetic weapons in Armored Core 6 that I recommend using:
- Burst Assault Rifle / MA-J-201 Ransetsu-AR
- Shotgun / SG-027 Zimmerman
- Burst Handgun / MA-E-211 Sampa
- Gatling Gun / DF-GA-08 HU-BEN
There are some great weapons that fall in between these categories that are also really good. In particular, the Jamming Bomb Launcher is a great weapon to block enemies from targeting you, the Pile Bunker is a great heavy melee weapon, the Flamethrower is awesome, and the Laser Turret is a great way to deal constant damage that you don’t need to worry about.
Experiment with all the weapons and learn what the best are so that you’re prepared to win in PvP.