Armored Core 6: Best Weapons [Top 15]

Here are some of the best weapons that I think you must use for your playthrough.

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Best Weapons - Armored Core 6: Image by Gamesual

You can unlock new weapons as you progress through your primary campaign and buy those weapons in the Parts Shop. The price of all of these weapons varies greatly. However, I recommend you equip up to four weapons at a time. Therefore, this mainly comprises two weapons in your hands and two on your shoulders.

Key Takeaways

  • Armored Core 6 features Melee weapons, Assault Rifles, Handguns, and even Bazookas.
  • You can buy most of these weapons from the Parts Store in the game. Also, the game allows you to mix and match several weapons to create an ideal build.
  • The Moonlight Blade is the only weapon on the list that needs to be acquired through a chest.
  • I strongly recommend Plasma Rifle VVC-760PR, Laser Blade VVC-770 LB, and Shotgun SG-027 Zimmerman for maximum damage dealing and rounds output. 

Weapon NameAttack PowerImpactTotal Round/Hits
Shotgun SG-026 HALDEMAN 576 360 66
Bazooka DF-BA-06 XUAN-GE 895 980 78
Laser Rifle VP-66LR 256 105 280
Plasma Rifle Vvc-760PR 936 384 90
Pulse Gun HI-16: GU-Q1 36 11 560
Laser Blade Vvc-770LB 1630 1100 1
Shotgun SG-027 Zimmerman 900 840 53

Burst Rifle MA-J-200 RANSETSU-RF
194 245 375
Assault Rifle RF-025 SCUDDER 110 82 450
Pulse Blade H1-32:BU-TT/AAA 963 710 2
Handgun HG-003 COQUILLETT 166 235 105
Handgun HG-004 DUCKETT 235 300 98
LightWave Blade IA-C01W2: MOONLIGHT 615 495 2
Vertical Missile Launcher BML-G1/P03VTC-08 124x8 89x8 224
Dual Missile Launcher BML-G1/PS1DUO-02 122x4 76x4 124

Shotgun SG-026 HALDEMAN – Best Early Game Weapon

Shotgun SG-026 HALDEMAN Armored Core 6
Shotgun SG-026 HALDEMAN –  Image by Gamesual
Attack Power576
Total Rounds66
EN Load185

As this is an early-game Shotgun, I recommend investing in it. It especially comes in handy against a slow, tanky boss. You can also use your boosters to get close to a boss and blast him away. 

In my opinion, you should use this weapon at close range to blast enemies because it is a very effective and lightweight Shotgun.

Bazooka DF-BA-06 XUAN-GE – Best Heavy Weapon

Bazooka DF-BA-06 XUAN-GE Armored Core 6
Bazooka DF-BA-06 XUAN-GE –  Image by Gamesual
Attack Power895
Total Rounds78
EN Load240

The Bazookas are one of the most potent weapons in Armored Core 6. This weapon allows you to fire a heavy-impact round that explodes in contact with the enemy. Moreover, the homing properties of this weapon will lock on to a target and follow them around unless they perform a precision dodge.

The impressive damage does, however, come with quite a bit of extra weight. As I have already experienced, this additional weight will slow you down, and the slow fire rate will keep you waiting for the next round.

Although, you won’t be complaining much when you will be obliterating waves of enemies. The weapon can be bought in the Parts Store for 70,000 Coam.

Laser Rifle VP-66LR – Best Lightweight Weapon

Laser Rifle VP-66LR Armored Core 6
Laser Rifle VP-66LR –  Image by Gamesual
Attack Power256
Total Rounds280
EN Load480

You can unlock it earlier in the gameplay, proving it a competent weapon. As you use it on the battlefield, you will feel it is more effective in the right hand. The gun can fire rounds quickly, allowing you to fire a charge-up shot by holding the fire button.

I recommend buying this because it is relatively lightweight compared to the other weapons. 

However, with this, you can deal significant damage to your enemies by dodging their incoming firepower. This Laser Rifle can be bought from the AC Parts Store for around 98,000 Coam.

Plasma Rifle Vvc-760PR – Best Plasma Weapon

Plasma Rifle Vvc-760PR Armored Core 6
Plasma Rifle Vvc-760PR –  Image by Gamesual
Attack Power936
Total Rounds90
EN Load490

The VCPL corporation is responsible for developing this impressive weapon. This Plasma Cannon can blast through even the most challenging enemies. The Plasma Cannon packs a punch and can do 936 damage to enemy ACs. Therefore, the damage is almost equal to the powerful Bazooka.

According to my playthrough, this Rifle is far better than Bazooka because it is easy to carry and is lightweight. This would allow you to move around the battlefield faster and dodge any incoming attacks. The weapon fires a single explosive round that causes an area of effect damage. 

These explosive rounds are grand for dealing with multiple weak enemies at once, which makes it one of the most expensive weapons on the list. 

Pulse Gun HI-16: GU-Q1

Pulse Gun HI-16 GU-Q1 Amored Core 6
Pulse Gun HI-16 GU-Q1 –  Image by Gamesual
Attack Power36
Total Rounds560
EN Load368

In my opinion, the Pulse Gun is a very niche weapon in the game. It is not capable of doing a significant amount of damage. However, this weapon has an exceptional use that makes it incredibly effective against certain enemies. Let me explain.

If you fight an enemy with a stubborn Pulse Shield, you can use this weapon to cancel out its effects. Once the shield is down, it is recommended that players use other weapons to deal damage. Also, I have used it against the infamous Chapter 1 boss, Baltues, and it has proved very effective.

Laser Blade Vvc-770LB – Best Melee Weapon

Laser Blade Vvc-770LB Armored Core 6
Laser Blade Vvc-770LB –  Image by Gamesual
Attack Power1630
Total Hits1
EN Load365

Pulse Blade is an excellent melee weapon, and it would be best for you to start collecting funds to buy this powerful Blade. 

The weapon deals significantly more damage than most weapons on the list. Moreover, the gun is comparatively light with 2680 points of weight. However, this laser-powered weapon puts much strain on your total EN Load. If you are just starting, I advise you to check out our Stats guide to better learn how to use EN load

The Laser Blade developed by VCPL is expensive and sets players 210,000 Coams back. Every penny you spend on it will be worth it when you deal this much damage.

Shotgun SG-027 Zimmerman – Best Shotgun

Attack Power 900
Total Rounds53
EN Load242

The Zimmerman is the second-best Shotgun after the Haldeman. It is unique, using much heavier rounds that do not spread for a distance. Hence, in my opinion, Zimmerman is a long-range weapon capable of destroying enemies. 

Moreover, this weapon comes in later in the game, and it is recommended that you buy it immediately and add it to the arsenal of weapons. 

Burst Rifle MA-J-200 RANSETSU-RF – Best Firerate Weapon

Burst Rifle MA-J-200 RANSETSU-RF Armored Core 6
Burst Rifle MA-J-200 RANSETSU-RF –  Image by Gamesual
Attack Power194
Total Rounds375
EN Load158

From my experience, the Burst Rifle is an excellent early-game weapon because this weapon can shoot quickly and can make a significant impact on your enemies. 

The Rifle can give out impact more than damage, which allows you to push enemies back and stagger them more often. As a result, staggering enemies will enable you to close in for the melee strike without risking damage. Also, you can choose to hold the fire button to fire a burst shot that will shoot three consecutive bullets at the enemy, dealing significant damage.

Assault Rifle RF-025 SCUDDER – Best Assault Rifles

Attack Power110
Total Rounds450
EN Load153

The Scudder Assault Rifle is another of the best Assault rifles. However, this is the next logical choice after the stock rifle is pre-equipped with your Mech. This impressive Rifle is an excellent weapon if you are trying to reduce your all-over EN Load and want to damage the enemy quickly.

During the battle, you will also notice that this Assault Rifle has a reasonably quicker fire rate than others. This is another weapon that you unlock later on in the game.

The Scudderr Assault Rifle can be bought in the AC Parts Store for around 205,000 Coam.

Pulse Blade H1-32:BU-TT/AAA – Best Pulse Blade

Pulse Blade H1-32BU-TTAAA Armored Core 6
Pulse Blade H1-32BU-TTAAA – Image by Gamesual
Attack Power963
Total Hits2
EN Load213

The Pulse Blade is the stock melee weapon, and your build comes with it at the start of the game. However, this early weapon, in my opinion, may be one of the most powerful weapons you will have in the earlier sections of the game. This weapon can hit the enemy twice and do almost 900 Damage with a single hit.

The Pulse Blade will take you through many difficult situations and will be the only weapon capable of one-shot most enemies. As I have experienced, this weapon is convenient against powerful bosses due to its lightweight. You must maneuver around the boss and go in for the melee attack with the Blade.

Therefore, the best advice is to keep this Blade on your build until you find the next best melee weapon.

Handgun HG-003 COQUILLETT – Best Handgun

Handgun HG-003 COQUILLETT Armored Core 6
Handgun HG-003 COQUILLETT – Image by Gamesual
Attack Power166
Total Hits105
EN Load122

In my opinion, Handguns are often the most potent weapons in the game. Not only do you look cool wielding it, but the gun can also do quite a bit of damage. 

The quick-fire rate of this weapon allows you to hit enemies with greater frequency. It also allows you to hit opponents frequently. However, what makes this gun worth it is the lightweight, which ensures that you remain swift during the most challenging encounters.

I think that the only drawback that you will face with this weapon is its low-capacity magazine. But when you get around 150 damage on your enemies, it won’t be problematic for you to reload frequently.

Handgun HG-004 DUCKETT – Best Heavy Handgun

Attack Power235
Total Hits98
EN Load158

The Duckett is a heavy-caliber handgun with only seven rounds in the magazine. However, these seven rounds can do some absolute carnage in little time. 

Moreover, what makes this weapon an absolute must-have is the incredibly lightweight and practically no load on your EN. 

LightWave Blade IA-C01W2: Moonlight Weapon

Attack Power615
Total Hits2
Weight 2200
EN Load544

The Moonlight blade is hands down one of the best melee weapons. This weapon is a FromSoftware specialty, as the Moon-type weapons are secret and powerful weapons available in almost all of their games. 

This is the only weapon on this list that can not be bought in the game. To acquire this weapon, you had to progress through the story until you reached Chapter 4 and took on the Reach the Coral Convergence mission. During this mission, you will come across a sizeable broken bridge, and under the bridge, you will sport a chest guarded by powerful guards. 

In that chest, you will find your weapon, and if you want to do so, you have to defeat those rolling enemies. However, it is essential to remember that you need to beat the entire mission and its final boss to keep that weapon.

Vertical Missile Launcher BML-G1/P03VTC-08 – Best Missile Launcher

Vertical Missile Launcher BML-G1P03VTC-08
Vertical Missile Launcher BML-G1P03VTC-08 – Image by Gamesual
Attack Power124x8
Total Rounds224
EN Load380

Missle Launchers are an absolute necessity for any build and will allow you to deal significant damage with the press of a single button. 

These missiles lock on to the enemy target and follow them around. Moreover, the missiles are guaranteed to hit an enemy unless they perform a last-second precision dodge.

The rockets are great for dealing passive damage and are especially effective if trying to stagger an enemy.

I think these missile launchers are quite heavy and will slow you down on the battlefield, so it is recommended to carry them only when you need them. 

Dual Missile Launcher BML-G1/PS1DUO-02

Dual Missile Launcher BML-G1PS1DUO-02 Armored Core 6
Dual Missile Launcher BML-G1PS1DUO-02 –  Image by Gamesual
Attack Power122x4
Total Rounds124
Weight 1900
EN Load182

The Dual Missle launcher is an excellent missile launcher to have early on in the game. I noticed that this weapon can shoot four missiles toward an enemy that fires in a trajectory and is almost impossible to dodge. Moreover, these missiles stay longer in the sky and lock on to the enemy target for significant impact.

Best Weapons Under My Experience

In my 20+ hours of playthrough, these are some of the best weapons you should get quickly. The game already features an impressive list of weapons that players can equip in the game. However, it may get overwhelming due to the game’s many choices and weapon classes.

I strongly recommend Plasma Rifle VVC-760PR, Laser Blade VVC-770 LB, and Shotgun SG-027 Zimmerman for maximum damage dealing and rounds output. 

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