Few 'Mechs can match the ubiquity of the Griffin 1N. Combining high mobility, Jump Jets, and long range, the 1N is a near-perfect medium fire support 'Mech. With a single PPC and LRM-10 rack, the 1N can mete out punishment over a very long range.
- If you are wanting your Griffin to be able to take care of itself in closer quarters, swap out the LRM/10 in favor of 2x SRM/4's. This gives your Griffin something to use when it gets cornered, and can easily cause a mech to become unstable. The final extra ton can be spent on a heat sink to keep the PPC's heat under control while jumping.
- Alternately, if you haven't gotten a decent missile boat yet by the time you get to Panzyr, this mech can swap out the PPC for an LRM/15, giving it a salvo density almost equal to a Trebuchet or Catapult.
- Griffin 1Ns use their Jump Jets to stay at range and pelt their opponents from relative safety. 1Ns can run hot if they spend all their time bounding around the battlefield taking potshots, though.