Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon - How to Beat Smart Cleaner

How to beat Smart Cleaner guide for Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon (AC6), including best strategies to defeat the boss, Smart Cleaner's weak spot, recommended build and weapons, and other useful tips.

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon (AC6) - How to Beat Smart Cleaner

How to Beat Smart Cleaner Guide for Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon (AC6)

Recommended Build for Smart Cleaner Boss Fight

Recommended Legs

Legs Details
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon - VP-424 LegsVP-424(Tetrapod Legs)
  • The only Tetrapod legs available at this point in the game.
  • Suitable for hovering.
  • Can handle powerful heavy weapons.

You will need to hover most of the time in the Smart Cleaner boss fight. Therefore, it is recommended to use leg parts that are suitable for hovering.

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Recommended Weapon

Booster Details
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon - DF-BA-06 Xuan-GeDF-BA-06 XUAN-GE(Bazooka)
  • A bazooka with a good amount of ammunition.

Smart Cleaner has the ability to deflect normal ammunition, rendering some weapons ineffective. With that in mind, weapons that explode on impact are recommended in this boss fight.

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How to Beat Smart Cleaner

Fight while hovering

Staying on the ground makes you vulnerable to the boss’ attacks.

Therefore, being in the air is safer, and with tetrapod legs equipped, you can stay and hover in the air for a longer period of time.

Do not stay on the ground for too long

Smart Cleaner has high attack power and hits consecutively, so even if you have around 10,000 AP, you can still get killed easily.

Fighting on the ground makes it harder to evade the boss’ attacks. Therefore, the safest way to approach this boss fight is to take advantage of tetrapod legs’ capability to stay in the air.

Attack Smart Cleaner’s weak spot

Smart Cleaner’s weak spot is located inside its furnace-like head, which also houses the magma that the boss uses to attack.

Aim for that weak spot and attack it using a bazooka or a cannon.

Inflict damage as much as you when the boss is staggered

Hitting Smart Cleaner’s weak spot will eventually leave the boss staggered.

If you managed to put the boss in this state, aim at the weak spot and deal as much damage as possible.

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Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon - HD-011 Melander HeadHead Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon - CC-3000 Wrecker CoreCore Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon - AC-2000 Tool ArmArms
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Needle Missile Launcher Plasma Missile Launcher Coral Missile Launcher
Bullet Orbit Laser Orbit Laser Turret
Laser Drone Pulse Shield Pulse Buckler
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