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How to use Pile Bunker in Armored Core 6

This weapon makes you get up close and personal.
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Armored Core 6 provides players with a myriad of parts and equipment to choose from. Some will alter the stats of your overall build, while others might just give you extra firepower. However a part of combat that can get overlooked quite often is the ability to perform melee attacks. If you run out of ammo, you can opt to punch your target with your bare metal hand. On the other hand, there are alternative pieces such as the Pile Bunker that pack quite a punch. Using an item such as this comes with advantages and drawbacks. So let’s face the fires of Rubicon and figure out how to use Pile Bunker in Armored Core 6.

How to use Pile Bunker in Armored Core 6

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The Pile Bunker, otherwise known as PB-033M, is a melee part that can be equipped to your armored core’s left arm. Where most other melee weapons will deal with energy damage, the Pile Bunker deals kinetic damage. This means you won’t be able to deal as much shield damage to an enemy, but your staggering power will be insurmountable. This is going to be our primary mode of attack with the weapon, using mainly charged-up attacks.

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A charged-up attack with the Pile Bunker deals almost 5000 damage and 1800 impact. The downside, however, is the fact that the weapon takes a while to wind up even without charging the attack. Because of this, you’ll want to stagger the enemy before going for an attack with the Pile Bunker. If you are able to find a moment in between their attacks, landing an attack will severely deplete their stagger meter. It’s a bit of a riskier move, but one that pays off greatly if executed properly.

As with most equipment, learning how to use the Pile Bunker in Armored Core 6 is a mission of trial and error. But we hope that these few tips will help you gain the upper hand on any hostile mechs that end up crossing you.

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Alex Garcia

Alex Garcia is a freelance writer for Gamer Journalist. Since joining the team in October of 2022, Alex has been covering news and writing guides from all corners of the gaming industry, with a proclivity for covering games such as Destiny 2, Vampire Survivors, and Honkai Star Rail, along with testing out the latest gacha games. In addition to his background in content creation and eSports, you'll find him streaming the latest AAA/Indie game titles on his Twitch in his off time, with a sprinkle of competitive FPS games every now and then (CS: GO, Valorant).

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