Ronin is a Titan based on the Stryder chassis. This Titan is a hit and run specialist. He can do a lot of damage in short bursts, but his fragility makes it suboptimal to stay in range for long. His speed, combined with Arc Wave’s ability to slow, gives him the tools to get into and out of any fight.
Empowers his melee and sword abilities, and gives access to new sword attacks.
Rounds from the Leadwall bounce off surfaces.
Adds an extra charge of Arc Wave.
Reduces Phase Dash's cooldown by [?] seconds.
Every Titan kill during Sword Core resets its timer, extending the duration.
Automatically Phase Dash away when doomed.
Increases auto-titan accuracy.
Allows auto-titan to use utility and offensive abilities.
Automatically eject and destroy your Ronin upon becoming doomed.
After ejecting, become invisible for [?] seconds.
Adds 1 extra dash.
Contrary to popular belief, Turbo Engine does not make dashes refresh slower.
Sword Core always starts at 20% charge.
Ejecting while doomed causes Ronin to detonate.
Takes [?] seconds to detonate and deals [?] damage at point-blank range.
Grants one extra Electric Smoke countermeasure.
Titanfall takes 5 seconds.
Titans are protected by a dome shield that blocks all fire and deals heavy damage to enemies inside it.
Titanfall take 2 seconds.
No protection for titans.
Tips and Strategy
Similar to Northstar, a buddy Titan is required for survival against bigger Titans. However, unlike Northstar, Ronin dominates in Pilot v. Titan engagements with the Leadwall and Broadsword.
An early game Titan, Ronin is most effective in decimating Pilots before they get their Titan. Once enemy Titans are in play, Ronin should play things safe by hits and runs, lowering the overall health and leaving it to their team to confirm the kill.
Ronin comes equipped with two dashes naturally. Using this in conjunction with the Phase Dash, Ronin can close distances faster than any Titan and rapidly confirm kills on doomed Titans.
Use the Phase dash to get in close and dodge powerful attacks like the Legion's power shots, Scorch's Flame slams and Tone's tracking missiles.
Strafe them by circling and slash repeatedly keep behind them at all times.
If they use electric smoke run away until it runs out before closing the gap again.
Use arc wave to stun titans and prevent them from damaging you before you can get in close.
Using Sword block increases Ronin's survivability in combat, even blocking the most powerful attacks if you have no phase dash.
In last titan standing stay with another titan (preferably an ogre type) to tank the damage while you phase shift behind them and deal massive damage.
Because you only have 3 bars of hp you are fragile and need to be cautious.
If you phase dash into an enemy Titan or Reaper, your Titan will explode. This can be negated by sword block.
Phase dashing will get you out of a Northstar's Tether Trap. Keep up the assault!
Don't go and swing the sword constantly! Your Leadwall is your main source of damage!
Coordination is key with Ronin! If you communicate with allies it allows you to flank a lot easier.
In Frontier Defense, highly skilled Pilots would use the "Highlander" kit, which increases the time with sword core with each titan kill.
Ronin's Arc Wave can instantly down a Tone's barrier.
While in Sword Core, when Ronin's "Sword block" is active, they have a larger amount of health than any other titan.
Never charge in head on! Plan tactically before the enemy even gets the chance to outsmart you!
Ronin's name is a direct reference to ronin from feudal Japan. Ronin were masterless samurai that did not commit seppuku upon losing their master, meaning the title itself was undesirable and suffered shame. Some ronin would use their skills for either steady work as mercenaries or bodyguards, criminals or mere thieves.