Production information
Manufacturer RAF Manufacturing Center Providence
Model UABM-2R
Class Assault
Introduced 3140[1]
Technical specifications
Mech type Mixed-tech BattleMech
Mass 90 tons
Chassis Endo-Composite
Engine 270XL
Heat Sinks 10 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 54 km/h
BV (2.0) 1,719[2]


The Lich drone assault 'Mech was designed by the Word of Blake but wasn't fielded until the Republic of the Sphere enacted their Fortress Protocols. As a drone, the Lich is intended to provide direct fire support for Republic units without risking soldiers. The Endo-Composite skeleton is protected by seventeen tons of armor, allowing the Lich to remain in a fight after taking a massive amount of damage. The fact that the Lich uses a Small Cockpit allows more room in the head, which offers its own benefits.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

As a drone the Lich is subject to electronic warfare systems. To prevent problems an Angel ECM Suite is installed in the head. Room for this system was found by using a Small Cockpit. The two side torsos each mount a single Light Gauss Rifle and a Clan-spec ER Large Laser. These weapons have similar firing ranges, and can hit targets at an impressive range. The Light Gauss Rifles only have a single ton of ammunition each, however, which can limit their usefulness.[2]

Protecting against Gauss Rifle explosions are two torso-mounted CASE II systems. To allow the Lich to hang in the fight even after sustaining damage, Clan-built Harjel II repair systems are installed in the three torso locations. These systems effectively "regenerate" small amounts of armor damage.[2]


There are no known Lich variants, but weapons swaps should be fairly straightforward thanks to a Mercury-style modular weapons mounting system.[2]

Design Quirks[edit]

The UABM-2R has the following Design Quirks:[2]


  1. MUL Profile for Lich
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, p. 12