Originally Posted by gmpilot
So it's not good? Damn, I was hoping to get one since they look cool (to me). I am trying to understand, is the gap between the ranks large? I mean, does a c rank stand much of a chance against a b? Are they progressively significantly stronger as you increase the rank of your ms?
If you play correctly, C ranks can eat A ranks, though they will have difficulty with S ranks (for TW for now anyway).
The difference between the ranks are basically better stats, more "special" weapons and better skills. However there are still good C ranks that can be great killers. Stuff like CR Bucue, CU Dom, etc etc.
For A ranks, I think the only mission-obtained A rank that can be decently good is Full Armor Gundam, cause it can quick snipe rather easily (heard it is comparable to Duel AR, but you don't have to worry about quick-sniping yet though), and has one of the highest sniping damage. It's beam rifle is also dual shots, which is really decent.
Stamen is average. It's better than Duel definitely, but it's not a mainstream unit.