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ysoignorant #1 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 03:59

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Starting this at tier five and up because baddies using HEATzers are bad. Anyway, this is what is actually the best in battle performance. Don't like the list? Sucks to be you. I'm also lazy so I'll only go into detail from tier eight on.

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Tier 5


Best: KV-1
Why? Well, it's got good armour, and a good gun. Does well in a lot of situations.

Runner up: S-35 CA
Why? Well, it's got ridiculous penetration and damage for its tier. The gun alone makes this dominate in the right hands.









Tier 6


Best: Cromwell
Why? Mobility, gun depression, decent damage, insane RoF, decent accuracy, and great penetration. What's not to love about it?

Runner up:KV-1S
Why? It's flat out overpowered with its gun. Tier fives? Lolnope. Tier eights? Lolnope. The Cromwell only beats it because it's even more overpowered when played well.








Tier 7


Best: T29
Why? Hulldown. Need I say more?

Runner up: Black Prince
Why? It's a forgotten hero. Extremely nice armour and a rather good gun makes this old turtle a deadly one when played properly.


Hold on to your pants kiddies. We're going in detail from now on.








Tier 8


Best: Tiger II
Why? The armour lay out on the King Tiger is second to none. Easily one of the bounciest tier eight heavies. Combine that with decent mobility and turning abilities and you've got quite the effective tank in city maps. However, that's not where it ends. It has an amazing ability to side-scrape and become almost impenetrable when played properly. Mind you, some TDs will still chew through your turret. Now, this tank isn't all armour. Its gun is competitive as well. Good damage per minute, penetration, and accuracy makes this tank suitable for brawling and sniping. Only struggles to penetrate the IS-7 head-on. Played well, it will make all tier eight heavies wet themselves.

Runner up: AC Mle. 1948
Why? Well this is simple. It isn't best in any category, but it is great in every category. It has good frontal armour that when played properly will bounce a lot of tier nines and tens. Its mobility isn't too bad either. Running around doing 50km/h in no time at all isn't exactly slow. However, good luck flanking this thing. It turns faster than a lot of people think. On to the best part, it has a super accurate, damn good penetrating, and good damage gun. Coming in with a high rate of fire makes heavies think twice before attacking this thing. The only downfall to this tank is artillery. They always manage to hit the damn AA turret.

Notable mentions:IS-3 & T32

The T32 is not on the list because the gun severely struggles against tier tens.






Tier 9


Best: IS-8 (sooooooo overpowered)
Why? Well damn son. I'll tell you why. M62-T2. Too many people look at the IS-8 as a tank. They're definitely wrong. It's nothing more than transportation for the death device known as the M62-T2. 440 alpha damage sets it in a good spot. Not high, but higher than most tier ten guns. 268 penetration also sits in a nice spot. Plentiful for any tank it sees.  Accuracy wise, it's on par with the others. Coming in at 0.38 @ 100m makes this tank do-able for any range. Not to mention fully kitted out brings the reload at around 10.6 seconds. Which isn't exactly slow. Especially for 440 damage. Oh come on, you think I forgot its party piece? There's no other word for it but troll. 400mm of HEAT penetration makes any tank feel the hurting. This will definitely save your rear end. It can almost auto-aim on any tank. Actually, I think it can. Don't quote me on it.

Now, on to the "tank" part of the IS-8. Well, take an IS-3 and nerf the LFP and give it a crap-ton of speed. It'll still bounce the odd shell and make you smile, but you can easily run and support the medium tanks. The speed is something of nothing else. Two of them working together will easily carry a tier ten game without second thoughts.

Get it. You'll be happy.

Runner up: E-75
Why? It has the best armour of any German tank, the E-100 is a real contender these days though. The 128mm gun found on it puts out some nice damage, so becareful of these things in a city map. They'll crap on your day for sure. However, it is let down by the fact that it's a big "aim here" sign for artillery spam these days. That's why the E-75 loses to the IS-8.

Notable mentions: AMX 50 Foch & Centurion Mk. 7/1









Tier 10


Best: T110E5
Why? It's the every man's tank. Good at everything. Extremely well balanced. Not much I can say really. It's just a damn good tank. Get it.

Runner up: T-62A
Why? Take a Type 59 and make it to tier 10 spec. Amazing DPM with great mobility makes this easily the best tier ten medium tank. Again, not much I can say. It's just damn good. Get it.

Notable mentions: AMX 50 Foch (155) & IS-4

Edited by ysoignorant, Dec 08 2012 - 06:40.


Spanisharmada #2 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:04

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My personals:

Tier 5: M7 MT:  Good RoF, Average Pen, awesome DPM, OK Accuracy, great mobility, good turret, only thing bad is it's armour

Tier 5 LT: VK2801, same capability in scouting as 50-2, better fire power

Tier 6: M6 the M7 MT of tier 6 heavys

Tier 7: SU-152 awesome derpage or awesome all round TD

Tier 8 T32 It has impenetrable turret, HUll armor is OK, good mobility, good everything

Tier 9: Object 704, Awesome gun, nuff said

Tier 10: T110E5, like you said Jack of all trades tank, except good at all also

Mantisman630 #3 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:04

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IS-8??? Uh...not really...

ysoignorant #4 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:06

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View PostSpanisharmada, on Dec 08 2012 - 04:04, said:

My personals:

The VK26 doesn't have trollonium armour that the T-50-2 has though. ;)

The T32, I know it's good, but it always feels lacking. I think I've got a 70% WR in mine so far, but the gun is so lacking.


View PostMantisman630, on Dec 08 2012 - 04:04, said:

IS-8??? Uh...not really...

You're doing it wrong.

Edited by ysoignorant, Dec 08 2012 - 04:06.


MisterPatriot #5 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:06

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Best tier 8... Tiger II? Hardly.

Best tier 9... IS-8? WHAT?

GameIsRigged #6 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:07

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Tier 9 without even mentioning the t54 spamming HEAT along with insane RoF with its shiny new gun?  :Smile_sceptic:

Jagdzeit #7 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:07

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Tier 5: anything with 105 using heat is the best.
tier 6: KV1s IS the best.
Tier 7: forgot the Tiger P.
tier 8: is3. IS3 is WAAAAAAAY bouncier than KT, and way more competitive at higher tiers.
Tier 9: E75. good mobility, great gun, damn good armour, Lots of HP.
tier 10: agreed, but dont forget the IS7. that thing will kill an IS4 nearly every time.

ysoignorant #8 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:08

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View PostM18HellCat, on Dec 08 2012 - 04:06, said:

Best tier 8... Tiger II? Hardly.

Best tier 9... IS-8? WHAT?

Silly kitty. You've seen my IS-8 troll in tier 9 games. Makes your stupid Conqueror cry. :>

flamino_j #9 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:09

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And here are my personal favorites:

Teir 8: T32: good armor, good gun (at least... for battling other teir 8s), and good speed as well.

Teir 9: M103: good armor, good speed, and good gun. Like a teir 9 T110E5.

Teir 10: T110E5. I think everyone agrees on that. However, I also sort of like the M48A1, unfortunately they nerfed it from being totally awesome to being somewhat awesome.

xiantom #10 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:17

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I'd say
tier 8: T32, godly turret and the best soft stats for tier 8 heavies. It is the tier 8 with the highest chance of knocking out a tier 10
tier 9: E-75, its upper plate can bounce gold rounds and its lower plate bounces 200mm pen and below guns from any angle, let's also give it a 1200hp engine. Seriously, if anyone says it's bad, you're playing it wrong. The 128mm is also a very capable tier 9 gun.
tier 10:T-62A, the only things lacking are engine climbing power and gun depression. Its blistering RoF is pretty damned scary.
Runner up: AMX 155 Foch, if you get decent rolls, you can one clip any tier 10 except for a Maus on an average roll.

ysoignorant #11 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:18

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View Postgigantor140, on Dec 08 2012 - 04:07, said:

Tier 5: anything with 105 using heat is the best. - Mid-tier HEAT users are c***s
tier 6: KV1s IS the best. - Cromwell says hi.
Tier 7: forgot the Tiger P.- T29 bends it over.
tier 8: is3. IS3 is WAAAAAAAY bouncier than KT, and way more competitive at higher tiers. - KT will bounce more when played WELL. Self angling > Pre-angled.
Tier 9: E75. good mobility, great gun, damn good armour, Lots of HP. - Artillery spam is what put it in the runner up, and it doesn't have good mobility.
tier 10: agreed, but dont forget the IS7. that thing will kill an IS4 nearly every time. - M62-T2 > S-70. That's why it isn't up there.


flamino_j #12 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:22

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View Postxiantom, on Dec 08 2012 - 04:17, said:

I'd say

tier 10:T-62A, the only things lacking are engine climbing power and gun depression. Its blistering RoF is pretty damned scary.


Never met a T-62A I couldn't kill. Never could see the fuss about how awesome they are.  :Smile_mellow:

RAVTIM #13 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:22

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*Cough* Batchat *Cough*

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ysoignorant #14 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:23

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View Postflamino_j, on Dec 08 2012 - 04:22, said:

Never met a T-62A I couldn't kill. Never could see the fuss about how awesome they are.  :Smile_mellow:

Damage per minute.

View PostRAVTIM, on Dec 08 2012 - 04:22, said:

*Cough* Batchat *Cough*

Not worthy of this list.

Edited by ysoignorant, Dec 08 2012 - 04:24.


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View PostM18HellCat, on Dec 08 2012 - 04:06, said:

Best tier 8... Tiger II? Hardly.

Best tier 9... IS-8? WHAT?
I agree with the Tiger II part, never played the IS-8.

Kermut #16 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:32

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5: M4 running howitzer HEAT rounds
6: KV-1S
7: T29
8: AMX50-100
9: M103
10: Personal choice, but you can't go wrong with a T110E5.

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View PostKermut, on Dec 08 2012 - 04:32, said:

5: M4 running howitzer HEAT rounds

See disclaimer.

Sukyake #18 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:40

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5: KV-1 eat M4 alive... just need a skillful tanker for that.
6: Cromwell fast  (KV-1S only TC)
7: ???
8: ???
9: ST-I

LightningStriker911 #19 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:50

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Tier 5: KV-1
Tier 6: KV-1S
Tier 7: T29
Tier 8:IS-3
Tier 9: M103
Tier 10: T110E5

Worstplayer_NA #20 Posted Dec 08 2012 - 04:54

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Past and present

1. Ms1 king
2.old hotchkiss, will forever have t2 throne. But pz3 autocannon gold is pretty stupid, highly expensive tho.
3. Marder 2, su26, tried and true smurfing tanks.
5. Sherman heat derps
6. Old kv3 will always have this throne, nothing came close to how op it was at it's time.
7.T29
8. Every tier 8 is good, literally every tank in this tier is viable and has it's niche, other than some premiums.
9. Old is4 was fucking stupid, s70 railgun of doom, completely invincible to t8 meds and t7 below. Run into 4 tier 7 mediums, laugh as it is close to impossible for them to damage you. 1k average exp, 67% win ratio, 2.4k dpg, all pub and doing completely stupid shit. I would go 1v3 some tier 8s, because I knew is4 was king.

R.i.p t9 is4

10. T110e5, got everything.