So I play mainly navy or air, but a few days ago I found out that dual gun seraphim ACU (might want to throw regen in there too) has a whoping 1440 DPS. Which prompted me to start leaning/playing front. In terms of raw stats other commanders have what, 200 dps. Thats excluding cybran laser which I would argue is an end-game upgrade.
That 1440 DPS with auto overcharge is an absolute monster in t2 and kills commanders in fractions of seconds. Its not extremely expensive either and seems like it can be rushed at t2 stage with a few front line engi's assisting.
Get the speed and range gun upgrade at normal timing while spamming t1 arty, then around the t2 stage transfer to t2 bot spam and rush out that 2nd gun + t1 back regen. T2 pd creep can be deadly while your upgrading, but once you finish, you can steamroll almost everything. (Ive ran my commander into a t2 firebase before and won easily.)
In the t3 stage its no shock UEF percy and Cybran Brick are much better than the seraphim t3 tank but in terms of raw stats/mass at that point wouldnt spamming seraphim OC/rambo combat SACU be a better option than t3 tanks?
Ignoring build times, the percy and brick both have roughly 7500 hp, 320 dps, for 1.2k mass.
The seraphim SACU has roughly
15,000 hp, 400 dps for 2k mass. However you have upgrades of 14,000 hp boost + 265 regen for 2.5k extra mass, 20,000 hp shield for 1.2k mass, and OC for 4.5K mass.
In total thats roughly 10k mass for 29k hp, 265 regen, 20K shield and OC Vs 9 percivals. Not to mention the SACU can vet way easier, and the biggest upside- if you win you get all the reclaim instantly.
Ive never gotten that far into a game to try the combat SACU spam. But the last few games ive been going all-in at t2 with ACU upgrades and it seems to work extremly well.
I assume the mass SACU instead of t3 tanks isnt viable in practice due to range/speed/build times, otherwise I would have seen it more often. But the t2 all-ins are insanely strong.
The only weakness I can see is fat boy spam or strat snipe, but you die to those either way anyway.
TLDR: Seraphim dual gun + rambo OC Sacu spam good in theory, but is it good in practice?