FromSoftware gave players more customization options in Armored Core: Verdict Day by adding a bunch of new parts. Take the Heat Machinegun pictured above as an example. This is a CE system with rapid fire.
The Plasma Missile is another new part that emits a plasma blast upon impact.
If you’re the kind of player that rushes into combat maybe the Blade will suit you since this weapon is designed for physical attacks. Other players can counter by equipping a shield that either protects KE, CE or TE stats. You can also remodel your mech’s legs to tank treads, a quadruped, reverse jointed legs, and boring in comparison bipod legs.