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Pump Yer Brakes

In Crimson DLC matchmaking, score the killing blow on a Mantis.

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You can get this one, conceivably, at the same time as David And Goliath. When you board the enemy Mantis (on Shatter), use the option to plant a grenade on it. It'll blow up and you'll get the achievement. You do not need to shoot it or otherwise take down shields/damage it/etc.

Since the grenade is the only shot on it, it counts as the last shot.
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Methew Just some advice on getting close enough to board the Mantis:

Smart players will avoid getting into CQC situations with vehicles because of the threat of boarding/EMPs. Instead find one that's either distracted or lay in wait to surprise one. Once it's close enough for the Plasma Pistol's Overcharge to lock on, let one fly and immediately start sprinting at the downed vehicle.

AA choice can help. I personally run an Anti-Vehicle Loadout that uses Thruster Pack to try and close the gaps before my target escapes or can turn to bring his firepower to bear. Other potential AAs include Hologram and Camo and possibly Hardlight Shield.
Posted by Methew on 11 Dec 12 at 19:32
Rhyolitic One can also lie in wait for the Mantis to come around a corner. Had one guy try that on me. He was sitting on some rocks that had a line-of-sight block on me and he almost managed to board without using anything else. Had I not been extra careful (since I saw him go around the corner, but no blip showing him moving away), he would've gotten me.

Yes, using an overcharge shot is safer, but it's not necessary. I don't like using the overcharges because it gives other teammates the chance of getting the kill.
Posted by Rhyolitic on 11 Dec 12 at 20:11
Stevanno Do it at the start of the game, I find you'll see one or two enemies go fo the mantis, then just jump on it immediately when they board.
Posted by Stevanno on 12 Dec 12 at 15:39
Solario32 As of 2/19/15, playing just one or two Crimson maps will automatically pop all of the Crimson DLC achievements.
Posted by Solario32 on 18 Mar 15 at 12:50
Rhyolitic That's weird. Wonder if it's a bug or intentional. Still, thanks for the info!
Posted by Rhyolitic on 19 Mar 15 at 01:18