What is the place of the Prowler in the armour? Initially its strength was its accurate and rapid fire and its good rate of fire on deployment. What is left? Accuracy is largely competed by : - The NSO Larrion PPC, straight shot without Anchor, effective against aerials. - The Vanu's Perihelion VXC, straight shot without Anchor, with a load that can be held indefinitely for a decisive advantage from the first tank engagement. The "Barrage" utility has become only an option since its separation from the "Anchored Mode" ability and its use is largely competed by the more efficient and versatile "Fire Suppression System" preferred by the experienced. The addition of the "Rampart Projector" to the defense slot, initially designed to accompany infantry, is in fact unusable. An immobile tank at less than 20m from an infantry fight is C-4 within 20 seconds. The 20% of armour of face is insufficient, without counting that no protections against the C-4 can be equipped. Use it against tanks? The 20% does not give any advantage and every shot received damages the vehicle. Mobility is much more effective at dodging shells. This does not make it an interesting option. In reality, most tank combat is done at medium or short range in the Duel phase (as is the case in Cobalt) with a lot of mobility. There is no point in engaging in long range combat when the enemy only has to hide, repair and with information about your position. The low advantages do not encourage the use of "Anchored Mode". The recent 'P4-120 Kingsnake' is a fun but strange addition. Its logic is to use it at short range. Its damage is only slightly better than the "P2-120 AP" if you don't miss any. Its accuracy and inability to fire shot by shot makes it actually less good than the "P2-120 AP" against an extremely mobile individual, and against insane armour it is absolutely inadequate. The time to kill is identical to the AP. It is in its state, that a beautiful toy for the amateurs of noises (go Brrrrrrr). The competition has : -Vangard : Its ability: 1000 hp in addition to other MBTs. The Forward Vanguard Shield utility that gives it overwhelming power at medium and short range. The recent proposal to complement the Nimitz Reactor with the 500 hp of shielding upon activation of a utility is an unnamed "Fire supression system", which makes it master of any close-range engagement whether equipped with the Forward Vanguard Shield (+500) or Fire suppression (+1000). The rotation of the Rival Combat Chassis prevents any duel bypassing from the flank or the rear, except for the Margrider. -The Magrider: The "Magburner" ability allows climbing in many places and is terribly effective at dodging shells or quickly exploiting weak angles of a tank in a duel, especially with "Multi-directional Exhaust". The Perihelion VXC which can be loaded and held indefinitely makes it easy to win a duel, especially if "Magburner" is mastered. Not to mention that the shots have no fallout. -The Chimera I won't deal with this strange team vehicle which has its own function and which I can't classify. With equivalent tanker skills, the Prowler is no longer a reliable competitor. My proposal: I - Modify the "P4-120 Kingsnake 1. allow single shot shooting ? 2.increase the accuracy ? 3.increase the rate of fire ? II - Rethink the "Anchored Mode" and "Rampart Projector" capability for the future to make it a more viable defensive emplacement option. 1. "Anchored Mode": a) Improve shell speed more to give an interesting counterpart to tank immobilisation? (I don't think this is necessary) 2. "Rampart Projector": a projected shield with autonomous HP. 1. Similar to the "Deployment Shield"? (this one takes my preference. 2000-2500 hp ?) or 2. Similar to the "Bombardment Shield" of the Colossus? (Too complex I guess) Since short-to-medium range combat is not its strength, the idea is to allow it to accentuate its role as a fixed medium-to-long range artillery unit with a shield that allows it to hold a high position in return for its immobilisation. In this case, the "barrage" capability, without needing to be modified, would become an interesting element.