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Luster 18 - Emblem
Luster 18
General information
Classification Human
Gender Male
Affiliation and military information
Affiliation ORCA
Occupation Lynx
Rank ORCA Rank 12
Craft NEXT Ferrum Solidus
Real world information
Appearances Armored Core: For Answer

Luster 18 is the Rank 12 Lynx of ORCA. Prior to ORCA's formal introduction to the world, Luster 18 attacks Algebra's Richland Agricultural Plant and defeats a number of Collared Lynx and Arms Forts. Algebra identifies him as an Irregular and sends to the plant additional forces — among which was an up-and-coming Lynx who defeated the Spirit of Motherwill — that ultimately defeat the ORCA pilot.

Quotes[]

"Defeat Unknown NEXT"[]

  • Whose peon is it this time? Perfect timing. I was getting tired of Arms Forts.
  • That's the way, put some feeling into it. That NEXT isn't just a pile of junk after all. This is what war is all about.
  • Doomed to obscurity forever... what I deserve for not taking this more seriously.
  • Rookie Lynx. It looks like this is as far as you go.

NEXT Ferrum Solidus[]

Ferrum Solidus is a NEXT comprised of Global Armaments parts, except for his Aldra-made SOLDNER-G8L legs. The EUPHORIA Primal Armor Rectifier shoulder unit increases the unit's defense considerably. Ferrum Solidus is armed with a GAN01-SS-WB bazooka, an Akvavit SAMSARA plasma rifle, an OGOTO grenade launcher, and a PLATTE01 missile launcher. The SAMSARA plasma rifle is devastating, but the poor energy weapon compatibility of the GAN02-NSS-A arm part reduces its damage.

Parts[]

Ferrum Solidus
Classification: NEXT Designer: Luster 18
NEXT Schematic ACFA Ferrum Solidus

Front: -
Left: -
Right: -
Rear: -
Center: -

ATK:
MOB:
DEF:
AP:

Parts:

Head: GAN01-SS-H
Core: GAN02-NSS-C
Arms: GAN02-NSS-A
Legs: SOLDNER-G8L
FCS: YELLOWSTONE01
Generator: GAN02-NSS-G

Main Booster: GAN01-SS-M.CG
Back Booster: GAN02-NSS-B.CG
Side Booster: GAN01-SS-S.CG
Overed Booster: GAN01-SS-O.CG

R Arm Unit: GAN01-SS-WB
L Arm Unit: SAMSARA
R Back Unit: OGOTO
L Back Unit: PLATTE01

Shoulder Unit: EUPHORIA
R Hanger Unit: -
L Hanger Unit: -

Stabilizer:

Head Top: -
Head R Side: -
Head L Side: -
Core R Upper: -
Core L Upper: -
Core R Lower: -
Core L Lower: -
Arm Right: -
Arm Left: -

Legs Back: -
Legs R Upper: -
Legs L Upper: -
Legs R Middle: -
Legs L Middle: -
Legs R Lower:
Legs L Lower: -

Tuning:

Capacity:

Load: -
Energy Output: -
Energy Capacity: -
KP Output: -

Attack:

Maneuverability: -
Firing Stability: -
Aim Precision: -
Energy Weapon Skill: -

Acquisition:

Lock Speed: -
Missile Lock Speed: -
Radar Refresh Rate: -
ECM Resistance: -

Primal Armor:

Rectification (Head): -
Rectification (Core): -
Rectification (Arms): -
Rectification (Legs): -

Boost:

Horizontal Thrust (Main Booster): -
Vertical Thrust: -
Horizontal Thrust (Back Booster): -
Horizontal Thrust (Side Booster): -

Special Boost:

Quick Boost (Main Booster): -
Quick Boost (Back Booster): -
Quick Boost (Side Booster): -
Overed Boost Thrust: -

Control:

Stability (Head): -
Stability (Core): -
Stability (Legs).: -
Turning Ability: -
Stats:

AP:
General Firepower:
Anti-PA Capability:
Combat Range:
Ballistic Defense:
Energy Defense:
PA Capability:
Stability:
Energy Recovery:

Average Speed:
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Turning Ability:
Lock-on Capability:
Detection Ability:
Total Weight:
Maximum Load:
Total EN Cost:
Energy Supply:

Paint:

Head:

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Main: -
Sub: -
Support: -
Optional: -
Joint: -
Device: -
Eye: -

Core:

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Support: -
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Device: -

R Arm:

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L Arm:

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Legs:

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Support: -
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Device: -

R Arm Unit:

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Sub: -
Support: -
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L Arm Unit:

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R Back Unit:

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L Back Unit:

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Shoulder:

Pattern: -
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Support: -
Optional: -

R Hanger Unit:

Pattern: -
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Sub: -
Support: -
Optional: -

L Hanger Unit:

Pattern: -
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Sub: -
Support: -
Optional: -

Head Top:

Pattern: -
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Sub: -
Support: -
Optional: -

Head R Side:

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Support: -
Optional: -

Head L Side:

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Support: -
Optional: -

Core R Upper:

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Core L Upper:

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Support: -
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Core R Lower:

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Core L Lower:

Pattern: -
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Arm Right:

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Support: -
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Arm Left:

Pattern: -
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Optional: -

Legs Back:

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Legs R Upper:

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Optional: -

Legs L Upper:

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Legs R Middle:

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Legs L Middle:

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Legs R Lower:

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Legs L Lower:

Pattern: -
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Support: -
Optional: -


Gameplay[]

Luster 18 appears in Armored Core: For Answer as a hostile NPC. He is an enemy in the mission "Defeat Unknown NEXT" and can be fought in Order Matches.

Order Match profile[]

An experienced middle-aged Lynx. Although a Lynx of the lowest rank, his abilities are equivalent to that of even the highest ranked pilots. His heavyweight bipedal craft, Ferrum Solidus, utilizes additional PA rectifiers and is quite tough.[1]


Strategy[]

The following information is "gray area" content — it may not be completely factual, and/or falls under YMMV territory.

Mission

Players most likely encounter Solidus in the mission first before defeating him in ORCA's Order Match. In Normal Mode, Solidus is decimating a group of Algebra-employed MT63-MKs. In Hard Mode, however, the MTs are hostile to you and Solidus brings along several Goppert-G3 Normals to help him. It is very advisable to go solo in Normal Mode to test your skills.

Order Match

Moderately mobile for a heavyweight, energy weapons nevertheless pierce through Solidus' PA and solid shell defenses. Any heavy energy weaponry, including laser blades, are sufficient to bring Solidus down. While his weapons are devastating, a moderately maneuverable NEXT should be able to avoid his attacks. Beware of the plasma rifle's jamming aftereffect as well as the occasional missile barrage and you should be fine.


Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • Ferrum Solidus is pseudo-latin phrase that roughly translates into "hard/solid iron", reinforcing the NEXT's "tough" image.
  • The paint scheme for some of the stabilizers on Ferrum Solidus (such as the left lower core stabilizer) use Barbaroi's paint scheme.
  • If Dario Empio is selected as your support in "Defeat Unknown NEXT", it's mentioned that Luster 18 has taken down several of Collared's Lynxes prior to the mission, a testament to his skills in the battlefield.

Appearances[]

References[]

  1. Armored Core: For Answer, Order Match: ORCA Rank 12
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