Created by Clan Star Adder as an insult to their enemies, Clan Blood Spirit, the Blood Asp has a large amount of available space for its size. Based on the Kingfisher, the Blood Asp adds an XL Engine, but space constraints forced the replacement of the Kingfisher's Ferro-Fibrous armor with standard plate. The Blood Asp incorporates sixteen tons of this armor and fourteen double heat sinks in the base chassis.
The Blood Asp's primary weapons are a pair of Gauss Rifles that can strip off a ton of armor at the range of six hundred and sixty meters, though they do not have a lot of ammunition, so MechWarriors must be sparing with their shots. These are backed up by four Heavy Medium Lasers, a pair of Medium Pulse Lasers, and a Streak SRM-6 for close-range work. To aid in heat dissipation, the primary configuration incorporates four additional heat sinks.
- Alt. Config. A - The A configuration is built for assault. It uses an advanced Targeting Computer to guide a pair of ER PPCs and Large Heavy Lasers. Eleven additional heat sinks fail to keep this configuration cool. It also incorporates an ECM Suite to protect itself from enemy electronics. BV (1.0) = 2,901
- Alt. Config. B - The second alternate configuration is a fire-support design that uses a Gauss Rifle and a pair of LRM-20s with Artemis IV Fire Control Systems. In case an enemy unit gets close, it mounts four Medium Pulse Lasers and an ECM Suite. Two additional heat sinks ensure this design stays cool. BV (1.0) = 2,662
- Alt. Config. C - This ammunition-dependent version uses a pair of Ultra Autocannon/10s and an LB 20-X AC for close-range duels, which its dearth of ammunition further reinforces. It mounts a lone ER Large Laser for long-range support. BV (1.0) = 1,969
- Alt. Config. D - The fifth configuration is similar to the primary, though it is more geared to long-range support. It uses a Gauss Rifle, two ER Large Lasers, and three Ultra Autocannon/2s. A pair of Heavy Medium Lasers enable the 'Mech to remain useful after it has run out of ammo. BV (1.0) = 1,977