Armored Core 6 BEST Faction [Ranked]

I have played Armored Core 6 for more than 90 hours, and I have ranked the Best factions in my guide!

Armored Core 6 Best Faction

There are 7 Key Organizations, also known as Factions, are part of the story in Armored Core 6. This guide will explain everything you need about Factions and the Best Faction.

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Farrukh Jafri has extensively played Armored Core 6 for 100+ hours. So, you can trust his hands-on experience and the information he provides for Armored Core 6!

Key Takeaways

  • There are 7 Factions, also called Organizations or Corporations, in Armored Core 6.
  • Every Faction’s existence revolves around Coral, which is a unique resource used to further technological development.
  • The Player character is a Mercenary who gets job offers from different factions through scouts called Handlers.
  • There is no Best Faction in Armored Core 6 due to its linear storyline. Making specific choices during missions can affect the ending you get.
Gameplay of Armored Core 6
The Fires of Ibis which led to the short supply of coral resources (Captured by Us)

Factions are also called Organizations or Corporations. They were created to acquire and deal with Coral. Coral is a unique new resource and data conduit that has helped immensely with humanity’s progress. Unfortunately, after the Fires of Ibis, the Coral resources were in short supply and near exhaustion, but there was a ray of hope: Rubicon.

Balam Industries

Best Faction for Aggressive Combat Enthusiasts.

Why do I Recommend Balam Industries?

I chose the Balam Industries for its raw firepower and focus on frontline combat. Balam missions emphasize confrontation, allowing me to unleash devastating attacks.

Balam Industries races against the technologically superior Arquebus Corporation in the Coral Survey Race to secure victory. Their affiliate, Dafeng Core Industry, specializes in heavy weaponry and armor manufacturing and seeks assistance from mercenaries.

The Red Guns, the Balam Industry’s Armored Core unit thrives on combat and the warlike ambiance.

  • Heavy firepower.
  • Thrilling frontline combat.

  • May lack tactical finesse.
  • Missions focused on direct aggression.

Arquebus Corporation

Best Faction for Cutting-edge Weapons & Armor Technology.

Why do I Recommend Arquebus Corporation?

I chose the Arquebus Corporation for its tactical advantage. Arquebus missions often involve utilizing their experimental tech for strategic approaches.

I’ve mentioned Arquebus Corporation, linked to Balam Industries, known for their capitalistic tendencies. Schneider, their subsidiary, is akin to Dafeng Core Industry, both hiring mercenaries.

Vespers, another subsidiary, resembles the Red Guns, serving as Armored Core units for Arquebus.

  • Experimental tech.
  • Strategic mission options.

  • May rely on less familiar tech.
  • Missions demand strong tactical play.

Rubicon Liberation Front

Best Faction for Protecting Rubicon's Inhabitants.

Why do I Recommend the Rubicon Liberation Front?

I chose the Rubicon Liberation Front for its sense of purpose. The Front’s missions allow me to make a stand and fight for the people of Rubicon.

The Rubicon Liberation Front consists of the locals of Rubicon who have banded together to form a resistance force against the other factions who have come to Rubicon to steal their Coral reserves. They are insistent on their role of defending Coral like some sort of official Guardians.

  • Sense of moral purpose.
  • Defend Rubicon’s people.

  • Potentially weaker tech.
  • May feel “underdog” against larger factions.

Coral Tweakers

Best Faction for Mercenaries Driven by Profit & Ambition.

Why do I Recommend Coral Tweakers?

I chose the Coral Tweakers for its potential for profit and power. The Tweakers offer morally dubious missions, but the rewards can be significant.

Like the Rubicon Liberation Front, the Coral Tweakers defend their Coral reserves from invading factions. However, while the Rubicon Liberation Front protects Coral as Guardians, the Coral Tweakers, being drug lords, aim to monopolize and profit from Coral, given its dual use as both a resource for technology and a highly addictive narcotic.

  • High potential profit.
  • Morally ambiguous missions offer greater rewards.

  • Ethically questionable actions.
  • Risk of making powerful enemies.

Planetary Closure Administration

Best Faction for Maintaining stability & lawfulness in Rubicon.

Why do I Recommend Planetary Closure Administration?

I chose this for its commitment to a higher cause. Though strict, the PCA’s focus on governance can prevent the Rubicon from sliding into chaos.

This is a government entity with solid control over the entirety of the Rubicon and possibly other planets. They are mighty and best not to be made enemies of. They are not precisely a faction, but they function similarly to factions.

  • Uphold order in Rubicon.
  • Sense of serving a larger cause.

  • Strict rules.
  • Missions may limit individual freedom.


Best Faction for Cutting-edge Weaponry.

Why do I Recommend BAWS?

I chose BAWS for its unmatched gear and adaptability. BAWS lets me use the most effective tools for the job, without tying me to a specific faction’s agenda.

Belius Applied Weapon Systems, also known as BAWS, is an independent weapon manufacturer not aligned with any other faction and is the leading supplier of weaponry to all the factions actively fighting for control over Coral in Rubicon.

Simply put, BAWS does not function as a faction itself but instead supplies factions with weapons.

  • Best possible gear.
  • No faction loyalty keeps you adaptable.

  • Purely mercenary.
  • Limited sense of belonging or larger purpose.


Best Faction for Combat Action.

Why do I Recommend Doser?

I chose Doser for its high-risk, high-reward operations and shady dealings. While less established than the main factions, it offers opportunities for rapid gain if you’re willing to operate outside the law.

Much like BAWS, they are also Arms Dealers. They have a sub-section called the RaD, and there is a mission in Chapter 2 where you are tasked to eliminate the Doser Faction. There isn’t much information about them; hence, they don’t fall under the same category of key factions like Balam Industries.

  • Quick profits.
  • High-risk missions create the potential for rapid reward.

  • Shady dealings.
  • Can damage reputation with other factions.

What Would I Recommend?

There’s no universal “best” in Armored Core 6, but as a seasoned mercenary, I’ve got favorites depending on your style:

If raw combat and aggressive gameplay are your thing, you can’t go wrong with Balam Industries. Their missions are all about unleashing destructive power on the battlefield. Pair that with the firepower their affiliate Dafeng provides, and you’ll be an unstoppable force.

Looking for more calculated action? Arquebus Corporation is your pick. Their missions demand strategic planning and leverage their experimental tech for unique gameplay. Be warned, these missions can get complex, but if you have the brains for it, they’re incredibly rewarding.

That covers everything about the Best Faction in Armored Core 6. If you enjoyed this guide, then be sure to check out some of our other guides on our site and stay tuned for more Armored Core 6 coverage.

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