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    S Rank Guide by nismojoe

    Updated: 05/01/07 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Armored Core 4
    Xbox 360
    
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    Guide for S Ranking missions.
    
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    Section 1 - FAQ
    Section 2 - Mechs
    Section 3 - Missions
    Section 4 - Rewards
    
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    Section 1
    
    S Rank FAQ
    
    Q: What is an S Rank?
    A: A rank achieved that is greater than an A rank.
    
    Q: What do I get for obtaining S Ranks on missions?
    A: If you earn an overall/average S rank for all normal and hard missions 
    combined, you will unlock an achievement:
    Mission Rank S (20) Awarded for achieving Total Mission Rank S.
    If you achieve an S rank on all 74 missions, 37 normal and 37 hard, you will 
    get another achievement:
    Mission Rank SS (30) Awarded for achieving Total Mission Rank SS. 
    
    Q: Is there anyway to see my current overall rank?
    A: Yes.  When you save your game.  It is in the save game description.
    
    Q: Is there anyway to see my current mission rank?
    A: Yes.  When you complete normal mode, a mission select screen will show up 
    as you cycle through chapters.  It is after chapter 6.  You can toggle between
    normal and hard mode and see your rank for each.  Only here can you see what
    your current mission rank is.
    
    Q: What do I get for beating a mission with an S rank?
    A: For normal, beating certain missions will unlock schematics.  When you S 
    rank a mission on hard, you are awarded 1 point of FRS memory...yay!  This 
    allows for 37 additional points of FRS memory in the Xbox 360 version. 
    
    Q: Do I have to obtain an S rank on normal before I can do it on hard?
    A: No.  You can S rank a mission on normal whenever you want.  You can only 
    S rank a mission on hard once you have completed the normal difficulty for 
    that mission.  Also, it does not matter which difficulty you S rank first.
    
    The mission timer does not stop when you complete your objective, it stops when
    the screen totally fades to black.
    
    Using ammunition (weapons that do not use energy) will cost you credits and
    could affect your rank.
    
    After each mission, you will get an AP bonus.  The lower your AP is from the
    start of the mission, the greater your bonus.  For example, if you start a 
    mission with a mech in the 40,000+ AP range, your bonus will be 3/AP.  If you
    start the mission with a mech with an AP of under 25,000, you will earn a bonus
    of 7/AP.  The bigger the bonus, the better your chance of earning an S-rank.
    
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    Section 2
    
    Mechs
    
    I am going to list some mechs I used to obtain my S ranks.  If you can tweak 
    them more to your liking so they are easier to use, so much the better.  These 
    mechs were built under the impression that you already have 300 units of FRSM.
    I named and constructed these mechs without help from anyone.  I will be using
    many variations of one type of mech.
    
    Yoda
    
    Head - Salaf
    Core - Salaf
    Arms - Salaf
    Legs - Salaf
    FCS - Bluexs
    Generator - Gan01-SS-G
    Main Booster - Polaris
    Back Booster - BB103-SCHEAT
    Side Booster - Holofernes
    Over Booster - Judith
    L Arm - Moonlight
    R Arm - Moonlight
    L Back - none (RDF-2022 optional)
    R Back - none
    Shoulder - none
    L Hangar - none
    R Hangar - none
    
    Stabilizers - Auto
    
    FRS
    Max out EN Output, EN Capacity, Horizontal Thrust, Vertical Thrust, Quick Thrust
    on Main and Side boosters, dump remaining FRS into EN weapon skill.
    
    Yoda Sirus
    
    Head - Salaf
    Core - Salaf
    Arms - Salaf
    Legs - 047an04
    FCS - Bluexs
    Generator - Gan01-SS-G
    Main Booster - Polaris
    Back Booster - BB103-SCHEAT
    Side Booster - Holofernes
    Over Booster - Judith
    L Arm - er-0200
    R Arm - er-0200
    L Back - sirius
    R Back - sirius
    Shoulder - none
    L Hangar - eb-0600
    R Hangar - eb-0600
    
    Stabilizers - Auto
    
    FRS
    Max out EN Output, EN Capacity, Horizontal Thrust, Vertical Thrust, Quick Thrust
    on Main and Side boosters, dump remaining FRS into load.  If you are still 
    overweight, ditch the hangar weapons.
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Head - Salaf
    Core - Salaf
    Arms - Salaf
    Legs - 047an04
    FCS - Bluexs
    Generator - Gan01-SS-G
    Main Booster - Polaris
    Back Booster - BB103-SCHEAT
    Side Booster - Holofernes
    Over Booster - Judith
    L Arm - er-0200
    R Arm - er-0200
    L Back - ogoto
    R Back - ogoto
    Shoulder - none
    L Hangar - eb-0600
    R Hangar - eb-0600
    
    Stabilizers - Auto
    
    FRS
    Max out EN Output, EN Capacity, Horizontal Thrust, Vertical Thrust, Quick Thrust
    on Main and Side boosters, dump remaining FRS into load and/or arm firing 
    stability.  Ditch the hanger weapons if you need to get underweight.
    
    Yoda ER
    
    Head - Salaf
    Core - Salaf
    Arms - Salaf
    Legs - Salaf
    FCS - Bluexs
    Generator - Gan01-SS-G
    Main Booster - Polaris
    Back Booster - BB103-SCHEAT
    Side Booster - Holofernes
    Over Booster - Judith
    L Arm - er-0200
    R Arm - er-0200
    L Back - 050anr
    R Back - none
    Shoulder - none
    L Hangar - eb-0600
    R Hangar - eb-0600
    
    Stabilizers - Auto
    
    FRS
    Max out EN Output, EN Capacity, Horizontal Thrust, Vertical Thrust, Quick Thrust
    on Main and Side boosters, dump remaining FRS into EN weapon skill.
    
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    Section 3
    
    Missions by alphabetization
    These are just the standard numbers for each mission, not the S-rank 
    requirements.
    
    01. A Dark Night's March 
    	N. 8000ap / -ammo / 150s
    	H. 12000ap / -ammo / 150s
    02. Aerial Interdiction
    	N. 18600ap / -ammo / -s
    	H. 26600ap / -ammo / -s
    03. Bald-Dora
    	N. 20800ap / -ammo / 270s
    	H. 21800ap / -ammo / 270s
    04. Barbe-Bleue
    	N. 9600ap / 110000ammo / 240s
    	H. 13600ap / 110000ammo / 240s
    05. Bitter Obligation
    	N. 31200ap / -ammo / 300s
    	H. 32200ap / -ammo / 300s
    06. Break the White Lance
    	N. 22000ap / -ammo / 240s
    	H. 25500ap / -ammo / 240s
    07. Dangerous Waters
    	N. 12000ap / 40000ammo / 155s
    	H. 16000ap / 40000ammo / 155s
    08. Desert Wolf
    	N. 20000ap / -ammo / 300s
    	H. 28000ap / -ammo / 300s
    09. Ego Boost
    	N. 19500ap / -ammo / 270s
    	H. 23500ap / -ammo / 270s 
    10. Elimination
    	N. 11200ap / 50000ammo / 180s
    	H. 24500ap / 50000ammo / 180s
    11. Empress
    	N. 35200ap / -ammo / 360s
    	H. 36200ap / -ammo / 360s
    12. Firefly
    	N. 33900ap / -ammo / 255s
    	H. 38900ap / -ammo / 255s
    13. First Strike
    	N. 8000ap / -ammo / 150s
    	H. 12000ap / -ammo / 150s
    14. Futile Resistance 
    	N. 26000ap / -ammo / 240s
    	H. 28000ap / -ammo / 240s
    15. Hail of Bullets
    	N. 19900ap / -ammo / 270s
    	H. 23900ap / -ammo / 270s
    16. Icebreaker Defense
    	N. 12800ap / -ammo / 330s
    	H. 14800ap / -ammo / 330s
    17. Internal Purge
    	N. 20000ap / -ammo / 300s
    	H. 28000ap / -ammo / 300s
    18. Jardin De Chavalier
    	N. 29000ap / -ammo / 180s
    	H. 30000ap / -ammo / 180s
    19. Juggernaut
    	N. 30000ap / -ammo / 180s
    	H. 32000ap / -ammo / 180s
    20. Line of Defense
    	N. 25700ap / 120000ammo / 330s
    	H. 32700ap / 120000ammo / 330s
    21. Marche Au Supplice
    	N. 33900ap / -ammo / 360s
    	H. 39900ap / -ammo / 360s
    22. Might Makes Right
    	N. 19900ap / -ammo / 255s
    	H. 23900ap / -ammo / 255s
    23. Operation Ascend
    	N. 18000ap / -ammo / 220s
    	H. 34200ap / -ammo / 220s
    24. Operation Descent
    	N. 13400ap / -ammo / 210s
    	H. 14400ap / -ammo / 210s
    25. Pillar of Light
    	N. 24600ap / -ammo / 210s
    	H. 25600ap / -ammo / 210s
    26. Retaliation
    	N. 19000ap / 85000ammo / 180s
    	H. 23000ap / 85000ammo / 180s
    27. Sandstorm Citadel
    	N. 15600ap / -ammo / 240s
    	H. 16600ap / -ammo / 240s
    28. Sea of Blood
    	N. 31200ap / -ammo / 300s
    	H. 33200ap / -ammo / 300s
    29. Seed a Barren Earth
    	N. 40000ap / -ammo / 450s
    	H. 40000ap / -ammo / 450s
    30. Sharpshooting
    	N. 15000ap / -ammo / 225s
    	H. 17000ap / -ammo / 225s
    31. Silent Avalanche
    	N. 30300ap / 150000ammo / 300s
    	H. 38300ap / 150000ammo / 300s
    32. Sol Dios
    	N. 35500ap / -ammo / 420s
    	H. 36500ap / -ammo / 420s
    33. Swarm of Red Eyes
    	N. 0ap / -ammo / -s
    	H. 0ap / -ammo / -s
    34. The Womb
    	N. 20000ap / 130000ammo / 210s
    	H. 24000ap / 130000ammo / 210s
    35. Unseen Assailant
    	N. 17600ap / -ammo / 255s
    	H. 21600ap / -ammo / 255s
    36. Up in Flames
    	N. 24000ap / -ammo / 270s
    	H. 26000ap / -ammo / 270s
    37. Water Gliding
    	N. 23300ap / -ammo / 240s
    	H. 26300ap / -ammo / 240s
    
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    01. A Dark Night's March
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - numerous ground targets, some aerial targets, and a mobile fortress
    
    Take out the closest set of enemies with the lasers, then switch to ogoto.
    Hold the left thumbstick in to use manual targeting and blanket the next set
    of enemies and the mobile fortress in grenades.
    
    Hard - numerous ground targets, some aerial targets, and 2 mobile fortresses
    
    Take out the closest set of enemies with the lasers, then switch to ogoto.
    Hold the left thumbstick in to use manual targeting.  Try not to push up too 
    far, hang around the left side of the perimeter, and take out the next wave.  
    Stay where you are and try to hit the 2 mobile fortresses from as far away as 
    possible with the grenades.  There are 4 aerial targets as well but they should
    be currently grounded and you can use their lights as a target for your 
    grenades.  If they go airborne, switch back to lasers and take care of them 
    AWAY from the mobile fortresses.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=akZtGbLY0Yk
    
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    02. Aerial Interdiction
    
    Yoda
    
    Normal - 8 transport choppers, train
    
    Once you leave the bridge, you should not have to land until all choppers are 
    destroyed.  Take out the choppers with your blades, keep dodging the aerial
    normals, then land and destroy the train when it comes into the area.
     
    Hard - 8 transport choppers, air fortress, train
    
    Once you leave the bridge, you should not have to land until all choppers are 
    destroyed.  Take out the choppers with your blades, keep dodging the aerial
    normals.  You should try to take out the air fortress ASAP.  Mop up the rest of
    the choppers, then head for the train when it comes into the area.  Be careful 
    of the aerial normals.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=d5TZG497rfU
    
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    03. Bald-Dora
    
    Yoda w Nades (you might want to just remove all arm weapons for this mission)
    
    Normal - 6 normals
    Hard - 6 normals
    
    Just boost through the whole canyon to get to the end. Engaging anything other
    than the primary targets is pointless and has no effect on rank.  Dodge all
    incoming fire and be sure to adjust for the AI leading their shots.  When you
    reach the end you should only have to fire 12 ogoto rounds, 2 shots per target.
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA84aDMbGDg
    
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    04. Barbe-Bleue
    
    Yoda ER
    
    Normal - numerous ground targets
    
    Boost all over the tunnels and just mow down targets.
    
    Hard - numerous ground targets
    
    Do not stop boosting at all and pay attention to the minimap to see where the
    enemies appear.  BOOST BOOST BOOST, if you do not boost, enemies WILL take the
    docks.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=rJx9i6CP6Gk
    
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    05. Bitter Obligation
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 12 support struts
    
    There are aerial normals, boats firing missiles, and turrets harassing you.  
    I would suggest taking out the boats first, then the turrets.  You should be 
    able to knock out all the struts with those things eliminated, if not, take
    out the remaining aerial normals.
      
    Hard - 12 support struts
    
    I would suggest staying out of range of the boats and eliminating as many of
    the aerial normals as you can, then eliminate boats, then turrets, then struts.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=HBsrC3GF_3U
    
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    06. Break the White Lance
    
    Yoda
    
    Normal - Queenslance
    Hard - Queenslance
    
    Boost like you have never boosted before, dodge missiles, slash the 
    Queenslance.
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZegOg2Ns7Q0
    
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    07. Dangerous Waters
    
    Yoda ER
    
    Normal - 4 normals
    Hard - 5 normals
    
    
    Just walk forward and drop down but don't land in the water, stay airborne.
    Make your way to the normals and laser them to death.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=hEjn0g3q2JE
    
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    08. Desert Wolf
    
    Yoda Sirus / Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 1 NEXT
    
    Boost to the other end of the map as fast as humanly possibly.  Your goal is to
    eliminate the NEXT before he even activates.  Shower him with as many sirius 
    shots as possible.
    
    Hard - 2 NEXTs, one after another
    
    I would prefer ogoto for this mission.  Boost over to the other side of the map
    and try to send as many grenades over to the first NEXT as you can.  Eliminate 
    him and the second NEXT will appear.  Cover him in ogoto as well.  Sirius will
    work equally well, the choice is yours.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=94pjKF6_5kY
    
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    09. Ego Boost
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 20-25 normals
    
    3 waves of normals carried by choppers are the target.  Take them out before
    they are released from their transports.
    
    Hard - 20-25 normals, 1 NEXT
    
    3 waves of normals carried by choppers are the target.  Take them out before
    they are released from their transports.  After the 2nd wave, a NEXT will 
    bother you.  Show him what is up by firing some sweet ogoto rounds in his face.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=IOHWc2quhCc
    
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    10. Elimination
    
    Yoda ER
    
    Normal - numerous ground targets
    
    Just laser everyone down and try not to get hit.
    
    Hard - numerous ground targets, normals with BIGSOUX equipped
    
    Strategy by Ra-Devil
    
    Build and AC, if it can move, your fine.
    -Put 2 Laser Rifles on them, the ER 0200.
    -Put 2 AS Missile back weapons on them, LAMIA.
    
    As soon as the mission starts, start shooting your Laser Rifles, kill the one 
    in the middle with 3 or 4 shots, takes maybe a second, strafe left or right 
    and kill the next one, then strafe the other way and kill the third one.
    
    Here's the beautiful part, you don't have to do anything anymore. Just stand a 
    bit away from the doors in the room, first one then the other later on, and 
    just shoot the AS Missiles into the room.  The don't require any lock-on, they 
    automatically trace to enemy signatures, even missiles, and do massive damage.  
    Just shoot through one door till you see no more red blips, then shoot through 
    the other door.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=mRYI3gH6_O8 
    
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    11. Empress
    
    Yoda Sirus / Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 1 NEXT
    Hard - 1 NEXT
    
    Just a NEXT, dump ogoto or sirius on her.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=X0D9J6QJkek
    
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    12. Firefly
    
    Yoda
    
    Normal - 1 air fortress
    
    Using yoda, just boost straight ahead to the fortress and slash it.
    
    Hard - 1 air fortress, then 3 air fortresses
    
    Just boost to the first fortress and destroy it, then head back to the 
    beginning and wipe out the other 3 same style while dodging 50 bajillion
    missiles and lasers of doom.
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOSmA2rIsSI
    
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    13. First Strike
    
    Yoda ER
    
    Normal - 3 normals
    
    Just boost forward and laser the 3 normals.  Should take maybe 30 seconds.
    
    Hard - 6 normals
    
    Boost forward, then go left.  Try to take them one at a time and try not to 
    get hit.  Make sure you quick boost left and right to avoid their fire.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=o15Sat-LHOI
    
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    14. Futile Resistance 
    
    Yoda ER / Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 7 ground targets
    
    Laser them all down, don't get hit too much.
    
    Hard - numerous ground targets
    
    Ogoto canon works better for hard mode, it mops up the clusters of enemies
    quickly.  Same thing again, fly around throwing volleys at each lock-on you 
    get.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=-BY2jYbeXqU
    
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    15. Hail of Bullets
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - ground turrets and normals
    
    Boost past the choppers and drop ogoto rounds all over everything.
    
    Hard - numerous ground targets, 2 subs, 2 boats
    
    Boost past the choppers and begin to drop ogoto rounds all over everything.
    After the first runway is clear, head to the right and take out the two subs.
    Then proceed to take out the two ships in the distance.  Then mop up the
    remaining forces on the last runway.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=zTDame2jnhI
    
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    16. Icebreaker Defense
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 8 ships
    
    Destroy each ship as fast as you can. S rank depends on how fast you are.
    I think under 180s will get you an S. ship damage has no effect on rank.
    
    Hard - 8 ships, aerial units
    
    Destroy each ship as fast as you can. S rank depends on how fast you are.
    ship damage has no effect on rank.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UYRciSM_4oY
    
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    17. Internal Purge
    
    Yoda
    
    Normal - 3 inactive mobile fortresses 
    
    Boost to each IMF and slash them to death, DON'T TAKE TOO MUCH DAMAGE.
    
    Hard - 3 inactive mobile fortresses, then 1 NEXT
    
    Boost to each IMF and slash them to death, DON'T TAKE TOO MUCH DAMAGE. When the
    NEXT appears, get up close and personal and slash it to smithereens.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=0NF9jqY4HP8
    
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    18. Jardin De Chavalier
    
    Yoda / Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 1 NEXT
    Hard - 1 NEXT
    
    You just, blast the hell out of her and DON'T GET HIT.  She will come at you 
    with a blade, so keep your distance.
    
    Strategy by Ba1r0g
    
    Using Yoda, swap out the Moonlights for RAJMs.  While your waiting for Anjou to
    break through the door, find a nice corner to sit in and wait for her to come 
    into the room. When she does, quick boost over to her and hit her twice and 
    she's down for the count. 
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=oDvgrMHroWg
    
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    19. Juggernaut
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 1...thing 
    Hard - 1...mean thing
    
    Just unload on this thing and boost backwards if necessary.
    
    Strategy by Ba1r0g but re-worded by me
    
    Using Yoda, swap out the Moonlights for RAJMs.  As soon as the weapon breaks
    through the door, slash once, sometimes twice.
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_kO7Cem-cQ
    
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    20. Line of Defense
    
    Yoda ER / Yoda Sirus
    
    Normal - numerous ground targets, then a 4 aerial targets
    
    Use Yoda ER to mow all the targets down.
    
    Hard - numerous ground targets, then NEXT with some aerial targets
    
    Boost to the bridge and take out the 2 MLRS trucks.  Drop back down and take
    out all ground forces.  The NEXT will appear and he is tough.  Make your shots
    count.  Hit him with all the sirius canon you have, DO NOT MISS HIM.  Once he
    is done, mope up the remaining aerial enemies.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KILL THE AIR
    FORTRESS.  It shouldn't even come into range until you are done with the NEXT.
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wus9bDdw6Hc
    
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    21. Marche Au Supplice
    
    Yoda Sirus / Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 4 NEXTs, you have a partner helping you
    
    This is the easy one.  Just melt each NEXT as fast as you can.
    
    Hard - 4 NEXTs, partner? hah, who needs one?
    
    This is the most fight ever.  Try to start the fight by killing the first mech 
    as fast as humanly possible with the sirius.  The carnage that ensues next is
    your choice.  You can either stick it to them and stay in the fight or you can
    be evasive and take them one by one.  Keep running and choose your shots 
    wisely.  Using the ogoto can be beneficial especially if they cluster together.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=44zi3c8suUs
    
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    22. Might Makes Right
    
    Yoda ER / Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 6 normals
    
    Go forward and up the first tube.  Go straight up then halfway up turn around
    180 degrees and go into the tunnel.  When you come out, drop straight down and 
    go right into the tunnel in front of you.  Don't stop shooting as the enemy on
    the far end of the tunnel is firing BIGSOUX missiles.  When you get to the end
    of that tunnel, drop straight down again and go forward, the last five targets 
    are scattered around.
    
    Hard - 9 normals
    
    Go forward and up the first tube, the first normal is in front of you.  Go 
    straight up then halfway up turn around 180 degrees and go into the tunnel.  
    when you come out, drop straight down and go right into the tunnel in front of 
    you.  The second normal is blocking your path, don't stop shooting as the enemy 
    on the far end of the tunnel is firing BIGSOUX missiles.  When you get to the 
    end of that tunnel, drop straight down again and go forward, the last seven 
    normals are scattered around.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=J5KVoF5q1P0
    
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    23. Operation Ascend
    
    Yoda
    
    Normal - 4 turbines
    
    Boost forward and fly up the cylinder, slash the turbines, land on the top.  
    You should not even have to land while inside the cylinder.
    
    Hard - 4 turbines, 3 air fortresses
    
    Boost forward and fly up the cylinder, slash the turbines.  When you reach the 
    top, circle your camera and find the closest fortress.  When you do, go slash 
    it to death and get back into the cylinder.  Repeat this process once more.  On 
    your second trip out, take out the remaining two fortresses.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=qSYi7-U_68o
    
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    24. Operation Descent
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 3 normals
    Hard - 5 normals
    
    Fall down, dodge the lasers, blow up the normals.  Try not to take damage.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=2DL-DwO5PzE
    
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    25. Pillar of Light
    
    Yoda w Nades or Yoda
    
    Normal - Ehrenberg Canon
    Hard - Ehrenberg Canon
    
    Boost like no other towards the canon dodging all incoming fire along the way.
    When you reach the canon, you have 2 options, flying around firing the ogoto
    into the middle or destroying all of the 4 adjacent gun turrets around the 
    canon so that you can stand in front of it and shoot it close up without 
    taking massive damage.  The center is tricky, you have to find the sweet spot
    to hit it.  It is roughly one jump from the base.  Stand at the base of the 
    canon, jump once, and slash.
    
    The Yoda approach is rather simple.  Boost to the Ehrenberg and slash it.  Two
    slashes TOPS.  You need to stand at the base of the canon, jump once, and dual
    slash.
    
    Strategy by Ba1r0g
    
    Using Yoda with RAJMs instead of Moonlights, start off by boosting to the 
    shield generator. Hit it once and its down. Head towards the main target. When 
    you get there, fly on top of the "scaffolding" like structure and go right up 
    to the middle on one of the sides and fire. 
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwyNgF7pUJ8
    
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    26. Retaliation
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - numerous ground targets
    
    Bathe the whole area in grenades and don't get shot.
    
    Hard - numerous ground targets, 2 mobile fortresses
    
    Bathe the whole area in grenades and don't get shot.  Switch to manual aiming 
    if you do not want to wait for the lock on.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=kyS9yDIl8dE
    
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    27. Sandstorm Citadel
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - ballistic missiles
    Hard - ballistic missiles
    
    Just B-line it right to the missiles and blow them up.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=onHN8Wz6p-U
    
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    28. Sea of Blood
    
    Yoda w Nades / Yoda Sirus
    
    Normal - 1 NEXT
    
    you choice of lasers or grenades.  douse the NEXT with your choice.
    
    Hard - 1 NEXT, then another NEXT
    
    This one can be tricky.  I lucked out and got the first NEXT stuck in the 
    middle.  Start by flying towards the complex to avoid fire from the normals on
    the water.  Try and take them out from the top if necessary.  treat this NEXT
    just like every other, hammer it with super weapons while dodge its fire. When
    the second NEXT appears, keep your distance, he is very fast and very agile.
    You need to time your shots perfectly as he does not like to stand still.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=xttCVwCBRuY
    
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    29. Seed a Barren Earth
    
    Yoda w Nades / Yoda Sirus
    
    Normal - super mech
    Hard - super mech, then a NEXT
    
    Abuse the super weapons, keep moving, and dodge with quick boost.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=PlQLBL3oy5g
    
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    30. Sharpshooting
    
    Yoda
    
    Normal - 3 ground targets
    Hard - 5 ground targets
    
    Run up to each laser and blade them.  Keep moving and do not get hit.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=no9t4AdlzQI
    
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    31. Silent Avalanche
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 12 snipers
    
    just mow them down with volleys from the ogoto
    
    Hard - 12 snipers, then 2 NEXTs
    
    Take out the snipers the same way, try not to lose any AP.  
    Helix I and Helix II.  Fun...not really, Helix 2 usually comes at you first
    douse her with the ogoto, then finish her up with the 0200s.  For Helix I, drop
    the remaining 0200s on her and don't miss, it should be enough to kill her. 
    
    Strategy by VakuA
    
    Alternatively for Silent Avalance, I might suggest dual 0200's on the arms, 
    with the grenade cannons. Take the snipers out with the cannons and use the 
    0200's on the ACs, as the grenade doesn't PA pierce as well, and takes a bit 
    more amount of planned aiming to effectively use. 
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vGE1uQ9Vbk
    
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    32. Sol Dios
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 6 Sol Dioses
    Hard - 9 Sol Dioses
    
    Boost like mad all the way to the Sol Dioses then just drop ogoto rounds all 
    over them.  Much easier if you wait and fire the rounds inside the canon while
    they are charging.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=rzQe_Ul8rvI
    
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    33. Swarm of Red Eyes
    
    Yoda Sirus
    
    Normal - 80 bajillion bombs
    Hard - 80 bajillion bombs, 5 aerial targets
    
    DON'T TAKE ANY DAMAGE.  Use the 0200 rounds on the swarms of bombs and when the
    aerial targets come into view, douse them with the sirius rounds.  Once the 
    aerial targets are dead, all you have to do is make sure you destroy as many 
    bombs as your ammo can take out.  You don't have to take them all out to get an
    S rank.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=CH-OS3po2LA
    
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    34. The Womb
    
    Yoda Sirus / Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 3 NEXTs
    
    You can boost past all the guards and two snipers and head right into the final
    chamber. DO NOT GET HIT.  They will only be using their swords.  Either target
    them with the sirius or just blanket the room in ogoto.
    
    Hard - 3 NEXTs
    
    You can boost past all the guards and two snipers and head right into the final
    chamber. DO NOT GET HIT.  They will be using laser rifles with their swords.
    You just might want to ogoto hard mode.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=waOx2y_8Z1g
    
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    35. Unseen Assailant
    
    Yoda ER
    
    Normal - 5 normals
    Hard - 5 normals
    
    Boost out of the tunnel and drop straight down, turning your mech slightly to 
    the left as you fall.  When you land, jump right into the tunnel and boost to
    the other side. Blast away at the first normal, it is at the end of the tunnel.
    jump right across the pool thing and right into the next tunnel and boost 
    towards the other end.  When you come out, start ascending and shooting to your
    left, another normal is on the first ledge.  drop back down and go to the 
    right and jump into that tunnel and boost away.  When you exit start ascending 
    and take out 1 normal on your left, then spin around to your right and take out
    another. one more to go.  Keep ascending.  The tunnel you need to go in is 
    directly above the one you just exited.  Boost to the end and aim left when you 
    come out, you should be able to jump, shoot an enemy, and land directly into 
    the tunnel and boost towards the end.  When you exit the tunnel, the final 
    target should be directly in front of you one catwalk down.  You can probably 
    stop moving and shoot it from the tunnel's exit.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=_3e2NPfZyD0
    
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    36. Up in Flames
    
    Yoda Sirus
    
    Normal - 1 NEXT
    Hard - 1 NEXT
    
    Abuse the super weapons and avoid the barrage of fire.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=k5JxY1VJaIc
    
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    37. Water Gliding
    
    Yoda w Nades
    
    Normal - 4 ships
    Hard - 7 ships
    
    Just go to each ship and cover them in ogoto rounds.  Take out the normal ship
    on the left first, followed by either the super ship in the middle or the 
    missile ship which is located to the right of the super ship.  KEEP MOVING.  
    enemies will being to fire at you from every corner of the world.  Take out
    the fourth ship which should now be to the left of the destroyed super ship.
    then proceed to the remaining three new contacts which are all clustered 
    together in the same vicinity of the fourth ship.
    
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=fE15zYlYu-M
    
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    Section 4 - working, please add input if you can
    
    Rewards
    
    S ranking each mission on Hard mode will get you 1 FRS point.
    Additionally, S ranking certain missions on normal mode will get you schematics
    and an image
    
    01. A Dark Night's March 
    02. Aerial Interdiction
    03. Bald-Dora
    04. Barbe-Bleue
    05. Bitter Obligation
    06. Break the White Lance
    07. Dangerous Waters
    08. Desert Wolf
    09. Ego Boost
    10. Elimination
    11. Empress
    12. Firefly
    13. First Strike
    14. Futile Resistance 
    15. Hail of Bullets
    16. Icebreaker Defense
    	Y01-Tellus
    	Y06-Aurora
    	Y02-Albireo
    	Hilbert-G7
    		Image
    17. Internal Purge
    18. Jardin De Chavalier - nothing
    19. Juggernaut
    20. Line of Defense
    21. Marche Au Supplice
    22. Might Makes Right
    23. Operation Ascend
    24. Operation Descent
    25. Pillar of Light
    26. Retaliation
    27. Sandstorm Citadel
    28. Sea of Blood
    29. Seed a Barren Earth
    	Type-Hogire
    	Type-Holofernes
    		Image?
    30. Sharpshooting
    	Salaf
    	Tawhid
    	Injil
    	Eser-01
    		Omer Image
    31. Silent Avalanche
    32. Sol Dios
    33. Swarm of Red Eyes
    34. The Womb
    35. Unseen Assailant
    	Linstant
    	Madness
    		Image
    36. Up in Flames
    37. Water Gliding
    
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    thanks to Masterprestor, Ra-Devil, cautiongod, VakuA, Ba1r0g, GyroJoe69, 
    
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