Armored Core 6 EN Shortfall: How to fix & best parts for EN load

Armored Core 6 EN Shortfall: How to fix & best parts for EN load
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


25th Aug 2023 00:00


EN Shortfall in Armored Core 6 is something that many players will encounter when building their mech, so you might be wondering how to fix it, and what the best parts for EN load are in the game.

The crafting process in Armored Core 6 is all about balance, as you can't have everything that you want without some downsides. While the nimbleness of a light build might work for avoiding enemy attacks, you're likely to run into EN Shortfall when trying to equip some of the more demanding parts.

So, make sure to continue reading to find out all about EN Shortfall in Armored Core 6, including how to fix it and all of the best parts for lowering your EN load in the game.

How to fix EN Shortfall

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You can fix EN Shortfall in Armored Core 6 by either increasing the maximum value of your current EN load, or decreasing the sum of the EN load of all the parts in your mech.

For the former, you will want to pay close attention to the 'EN Output' stat on both the Core and Generator parts for your AC. While Generators can give the biggest boost to your EN Output - and are your best way to fix EN Shortfall when building - your Core also has a significant effect and is definitely something to look out for.

In terms of decreasing the sum of the EN load, this applies to every single part you have on your mech outside of the Generator and Expansion slots, so it can take some tinkering to find a solution.

In short, heavier items like weapons or armour have a higher EN load, so it is better to switch to lighter parts if you're looking to get rid of an EN Shortfall. However, you will want to be careful with energy weapons too, as they tend to have a higher EN load despite their lighter build.

What is EN Shortfall?

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EN Shortfall in Armored Core 6 occurs when your total EN load exceeds the maximum allowed for your current AC configuration. This maximum value is not static between all mechs and can fluctuate dramatically up and down depending on what parts you have installed.

Typically you will find that heavier and more demanding parts have a greater effect on your total EN load, meaning that you're more likely to meet the EN Shortfall message. Furthermore, while lighter builds are in theory more susceptible to this, it is not a hard-and-fast rule, unlike the Overburdened status.

You will not be able to Sortie on any missions or Arena battles when your mech has EN Shortfall, so you'd better figure out a solution as otherwise you'll be stuck in the garage.

Best parts for EN load

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Here are the best parts for EN load in Armored Core 6, taking into account their overall strength relative to their EN load value:

Part Type Parts
  • RF-025 SCUDDER
  • MG-014 LUDLOW
  • MA-T-222 KYORAI
  • HI-32 BU-TT/A
  • Vvc-703PM
  • BML-G2/P03MLT-06
  • BML-G2/P05MLT-10
  • SI-24 SU-Q5
  • VP-61PB
  • Vvc-703PM
  • BML-G2/P03MLT-06
  • BML-G2/P05MLT-10

More parts below…

Part Type Parts
  • AH-J-124-BASHO
  • HD-012 MELANDER C3
  • VE-44A
  • VP-44S
  • CC-2000 ORBITER
  • AA-J-123 BASHO
  • AR-012 MELANDER C3
  • AC-2000 TOOL ARM
  • 2C-2000 CRAWLER
  • AL-J-121 BASHO
  • KASUAR/42Z
  • BC-0400 MULE
  • BST-G1/P10
  • FCS-G1/P01
  • FCS-G2/P05
  • FCS-G2/P10SLT

Best parts for EN output

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Additionally, here are the best parts for EN output in Armored Core 6, giving you a boost if you're looking to increase your EN capabilities:

Part Type Parts
  • 07-061 MIND ALPHA
  • VE-40A
  • DF-GN-08 SAN-TAI
  • VP-20C
  • VP-20D
  • VP-20S

So, that wraps up everything you need to know about EN Shortfall in Armored Core 6, giving you all of the details surrounding EN load, how to fix Shortfall, and the best parts for dealing with it.

Check out our Armored Core 6 homepage for all of the latest guides, so you can stress less when investigating Rubicon.

Harry Boulton
About the author
Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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