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Seekster #1 Posted Jul 10 2012 - 22:55

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First a bit about what I am looking for. My ideal play style in serious matches (as opposed to ones where I just want to let loose and have fun) is to hang back behind an advance with a big gun and take shots from a distance. I've found I am not really good at close up brawling though it can be fun in some tanks like the M4E2 which I have for moneymaking and for fun. As such when I play like this I like to find a tank with a powerful accurate gun and good armor and view ranger. Speed isnt really as important to me at least when I am playing a tank like this, which I have heard called "sniper tanks".

So what I am looking for here is advice on which tank or tanks you personally think make the best "sniper tanks"? Which ones can hang back and dish out punishment and maybe take a few hits themselves. The priority is on dealing the most damage with a single hit though. In WoT, one shot rarely equals one kill but I want one shot in the right spot to at least do good amount of damage.

Some examples I have heard of tanks which are called sniper tanks include the PzIV, the Tiger, the Tiger II, and really most Tank Destroyers.

What do you guys think are good sniper tanks or which do you think is the best and why.

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Lowe, JT, Mle 48 and 50 Foch fit the bill well too.

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Pz.IV is good, the german TD line are all snipers, same with the German Med. line. The Tiger also does good.

Eyro #4 Posted Jul 10 2012 - 22:57

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E-50.

Hitty40 #5 Posted Jul 10 2012 - 22:58

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I'd say the Lowe. Strong gun, good accuracy, but poor armor.

Second is the Tiger, same thing as Lowe, just 1 tier lower.

Third would probably be the PzIV, it's a pretty all-around tank

Nerdynoob2 #6 Posted Jul 10 2012 - 22:59

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Germans!

NoMoreChillies #7 Posted Jul 10 2012 - 23:01

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E-50 no doubt. The whole meduim line teaches you to snipe

Seekster #8 Posted Jul 10 2012 - 23:03

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What about the German Heavy's or at least the Tiger II and E-75?

emmie357 #9 Posted Jul 10 2012 - 23:05

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Germans in general.

But they lack the alpha damage.  But germans meds are pretty much all great snipers, as well as most of their TD's... even some heavies.

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All around, the Germans have the best snipers. I have a ton of fun with the PZIV and it is a money maker. If you're willing to dish out the cash, the Lowe is also a great tank.

A_Clockwork_Orange #11 Posted Jul 10 2012 - 23:07

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The e75 and the tiger 2 aren't very accurate. While nobody likes the VK3001 I believe it is a great sniper tank. The Lowe is a premium and is by far the best if you are willing to pay.

ErwinNH #12 Posted Jul 10 2012 - 23:08

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If you want to snipe and be able to defend yourself, play German PzIV, Panther 1, Panther 2, and E-50. If you just want to snipe massive pen/dmg shots from a distance play German TD line or US TD line. M18 is a good sniper with crazy high camo value and good mobility. If you play a German heavy and snipe in the back with it, you'll be wrong, and people will be mad at you.

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I live to snipe. here you go Dukes favorite sniper tanks in order.
1  the death cannon T 30......... great turret armor so keep it hull down and hide way in the back. Reload time sucks but boom and the poor guy is down 750 point on average.
2  Mobile killer   M18  use its speed to be unpredictable. Find a bush hide hammer someone with that 90 mm then relocate so fast they think your a different tank.
3 The panther.. gets great matchmaking and that gun 75 l 100 never misses. It can take a few and run to shoot again. cant fight like a tiger but much more acc gun.
4 Tier 3 snuff movie. The marder. Several 8 kill games. Great view range, op gun just dont let the enemy see you. Binos and a camo net and you are the invisible tank that kills everyone.
And for those lucky oldtimers with the German Hotchkiss. several 400 meter kills with that silly tank.

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totally the german line bro  the german tanks accuracy is amazing

my IS3 misses alot more then my lowe does and the tiger 2 has better range and firing rate but a smaller gun

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View PostSeekster, on Jul 10 2012 - 23:03, said:

What about the German Heavy's or at least the Tiger II and E-75?

The Tiger 2 is quite flexible in my opinion. If angled right it can bounce a lot of shells even from higher tier guns and whichever long gun you put on it will fire very accurately... the 105mm doing an average of 320 per shot (or 240-400)

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T30, panther II, JagdTiger, e-50.  my choices.

martingalindo #17 Posted Jul 10 2012 - 23:15

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German TDs are the best, very good accuracy, good penn. Heavy german are very good too, nice accuracy, nice penn. Medium german too. And French TDs too

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View PostDan2680, on Jul 10 2012 - 23:13, said:

The Tiger 2 is quite flexible in my opinion. If angled right it can bounce a lot of shells even from higher tier guns and whichever long gun you put on it will fire very accurately... the 105mm doing an average of 320 per shot (or 240-400)

Since they nerfed the front armor of the tiger II, I find the tank to be very very soft, easy to pen, and takes alot more damage than it used to.  Every shot I get hit by in mine either damages the engine (as they moved the transmission to the front), damages a module, or kills a crew member.. Would not be my choice for sniping.. nope.. and its slow as hell.

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When all you do is snipe you will sacrifice alpha damage for accuracy and rate of fire.  The best sniping tank in the game is the Jagdtiger and the E-50.  No other tanks have a better balance of damage and accuracy than these two.

LightningStriker911 #20 Posted Jul 10 2012 - 23:16

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Lowe is best sniper tank in the game :Smile_great: