What is the best way to take out a sectopod?
I just ran into my first sectopod map today and it utterly destroyed me.
From what I can tell, it had a long range aoe attack and a super deadly beam cannon. The little drones hovering around it and repairing doesn't help either.
What are its attack patterns and what is the best way to take one out? Does it take multiple turns to charge up an attack? What are its weaknesses?
Have a heavy learn 'shredder rocket' and 'heat ammo'... Hit the sectopod with the shredder rocket, so it takes more damage from hits over the next few turns. Then have the heavy with 'heat ammo', which allows it do double the damage to robots, attack it. Furthermore, if your heavy has 'bullet storm', then he can fire at the sectopod twice.