- Feb 22, 2018
Because you prefaced that with "Nor can an actual Called Shot be executed with LRMs". Yes, it absolutely can. LRMs behave exactly the same as every other weapon system when performing a Called Shot. They differ only when it comes to headshots, so I assumed that's what you were talking about. Apologies if you weren't.AGAIN, not what I said. I did not say that only the first missile can hit the called location.
How can anyone read "only the first missile will hit the called location" in the statement "only some will hit the targeted location"?
E: Take a called shot at a mech with an exposed location, but choose a different non-adjacent location that still has armor, and use only one LRM rack (say, fire at the armored LT of a mech with an exposed RT), preferably an LRM20 so it's really obvious. Some of the damage numbers in the flytext will pop up white, and some will pop up orange, and not in any order, showing very clearly that the missiles have spread all over the mech to the point that some have hit that other torso.
If you look at Dermenore's screen shots, that Called shot to the CT they made with LRMs spread a grand total of 32 damage into locations other than the CT, while putting 80 damage into the CT. That's twenty missiles hitting the CT, and eight hitting other components; probably fired 30 LRMs in that salvo, so 2 missed completely. Total accuracy = 93.3%, Component accuracy = 71.4%
The reason you have damage spread like that is because LRMs fire way more projectiles than most other weapons, so in any given salvo you have a higher chance of some of those missile not hitting the targeted component (because every projectile you fire in a Called Shot has a chance to miss the targeted component).