So, after getting trashed a lot by physicals, I decided to myth another corrupt light to see if I could advance past lvl 4 by quickly heating up opponents. However, this came at the cost of 1 Iron plate, and an energy engine in terms of shedding weight. This meant going from 1840hp to 1695hp, and losing the repulser.
Result = fast track to lvl 7 almost.
What I noticed is that a combination of Supreme cannon and Corrupt light trounces just 2 corrupt lights. Besides, most Mechs at the higher ranks have high cooling and heat. Just doesn’t work well. The damage is also quite limited from CL.
Ultimately, I think heat has been nerfed too much. My mech is strong, but I can’t get past rank 4.