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Xerberuss #1 Posted Mar 10 2013 - 18:52

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What's a good tank for me? I'm a sniper. I would like a tank that's decently fast with a good gun.

jacobmccann11 #2 Posted Mar 10 2013 - 18:55

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low tier germans and high tier americans but in sniping the germans wins hands down but at later tiers they get to becoming very slow well in the heavy and TD line but the US is a nice balance between speed and aim time and they got nice depresion too

soluuloi #3 Posted Mar 10 2013 - 18:57

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I suggest Brit or Us heavy line. German medium line is okay but Brit medium line is hand down better.

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Victorinox3 #4 Posted Mar 10 2013 - 18:58

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I reccomend the german medium line for you sir. They are fast and they have good guns. The early tiers 2-6 are more flankers, but 7-10 are dedicated snipers.

OR4NGE #5 Posted Mar 10 2013 - 18:59

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German medium line

Panther, P2, e50, e50m are all awesome snipers

SULOMON #6 Posted Mar 10 2013 - 19:01

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German medium line.

Idolater #7 Posted Mar 10 2013 - 19:14

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Fast + accurate would certainly be later tier german meds

kouryu #8 Posted Mar 10 2013 - 19:29

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I think high tier british tanks are pretty decent snipers as well and they got good depression too.

Humbug01 #9 Posted Mar 10 2013 - 19:58

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You can do some sniping with German mediums as said above, but in the lower tiers (i.e., tiers 5-6), they are better at flanking than sniping. That's because they are big enough to be visible to the enemy after your first shot.

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Brit medium line is hand down better.

I'm not sure about this. I have stopped at the Cromwell and it is not a sniper. It's kind of a blend of a light tank (it's pretty fast) and a

medium (it's gun has good pen in its tier). But I don't think of it as a sniper.

Have you thought about playing TDs?

macdaddy_o #10 Posted Mar 12 2013 - 20:20

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Work your way up to the American Tier 6 M-18 hellcat. Good camo, good sniper, good speed. You can snipe for the early portion of the game, then relocate quickly and flank. Pure joy to play. However, the TDs that come after it are slow pigs. :(

In general, if you want fast(or at least decent speed), you have to go for a medium tank line (US or Russian). They have good guns, though the Americans have slightly better accuracy and more importantly, gun depression.

The M4 and Easy 8 are both really fun tanks to play as well.

cheese_sdc #11 Posted Mar 12 2013 - 23:35

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View PostXerberuss, on Mar 10 2013 - 18:52, said:

What's a good tank for me? I'm a sniper. I would like a tank that's decently fast with a good gun.

Believe it or not a T-34 with the 57mm makes a half decent sniper.  The RoF is incredible and the accuracy is surprisingly good.  Alpha damage is low, but you can pen just about anything in your tier and even some T6's from the front.

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cwjian90 #12 Posted Mar 12 2013 - 23:43

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View Postcheese_sdc, on Mar 12 2013 - 23:35, said:

Believe it or not a T-34 with the 57mm makes a half decent sniper.  The RoF is incredible and the accuracy is surprisingly good.  Alpha damage is low, but you can pen just about anything in your tier and even some T6's from the front.

You should not be sniping all the time with it, due to the subpar aim time. Especially at long distances. It significantly lowers your DPM.

Break_The_Ice #13 Posted Mar 13 2013 - 00:08

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From the Panther to the E50M is what you're looking for.

Mami_Tamales #14 Posted Mar 13 2013 - 00:10

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I would recommend the Hellcat. It is fast, has a great gun, and is usually a sniper. Amazing tank in the right hands, so luckily its won't be nerfed ever because there will always be idiots/lemmings that suicide with it.

View PostHumbug01, on Mar 10 2013 - 19:58, said:

I'm not sure about this. I have stopped at the Cromwell and it is not a sniper. It's kind of a blend of a light tank (it's pretty fast) and a

medium (it's gun has good pen in its tier). But I don't think of it as a sniper.

Bit ironic that your comment above this response compared high tiers with low tiers. The British Centurions are great sniping tanks as their hull armor is pretty worthless but carry around a good gun.

And Cromwell and Comet can both snipe pretty well if needed. The role is actually quite useful as the penetration of the gun is great for Cromwell and passable for Comet. These tanks are pretty fast but fragile, so engaging distracted enemies at long range is useful as it doesn't risk taking damage and still offers relatively the same DPM (the reticle doesn't bloom too much after firing; that's only if the tank is going fast). Trying to out-snipe enemies is a bad idea though. Essentially, both tanks are opportunists that play a true "medium" style because they can both preform every role at least adequately.

GrimJahk #15 Posted Mar 13 2013 - 02:13

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T49 or StuG III, for Tier-V TD as a starting goal. You learn a lot from playing TD, at least I did. Both are fast, StuG III is more of a challenge. The T49 can double as an active scout in a pinch, it's that fast.

From there if you want a bit more, I went up the American Heavy line. Germans may be more accurate, but the American are more well rounded (and IMO Feared)

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Holmaan #16 Posted Mar 13 2013 - 02:18

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as most have state, for speed and accuracy it must be German Med tank.
Although do take Brits med tank into consideration. they are decently accurate themselves.

soluuloi #17 Posted Mar 13 2013 - 03:00

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View PostHumbug01, on Mar 10 2013 - 19:58, said:

I'm not sure about this. I have stopped at the Cromwell and it is not a sniper. It's kind of a blend of a light tank (it's pretty fast) and a
Okay, let me tell you this little secret, from tier 7 and above, Brit medium line out snipe german medium line, like a boss. And yes, I have played the Cen tier 9 and god damn it, even the stock gun is not underpowered like E-50's top gun and without top engine, both tanks are a sluggish snail.

Actually, the time when the german tanks are known for their sniping have gone a long time ago. If you want heavy sniper, brit or US line. If you want TD sniper, both Ussr line are the best choices and Brit line is even more hardcore than German line. If you want medium sniper, Brit line. If you want the highest accuracy arty, Ussr line.

cheese_sdc #18 Posted Mar 13 2013 - 14:22

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View Postcwjian90, on Mar 12 2013 - 23:43, said:

You should not be sniping all the time with it, due to the subpar aim time. Especially at long distances. It significantly lowers your DPM.

I hadn't noticed any issues with aim time - but what normally happens is that, on certain maps, I'll take up a sniping position for the opening stages, inflict some damage, and then when a hole opens, exploit it.  The combination of speed, pen, RoF and dpm on the T-34 makes it excellent in many roles.

cwjian90 #19 Posted Mar 13 2013 - 17:19

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View Postcheese_sdc, on Mar 13 2013 - 14:22, said:

I hadn't noticed any issues with aim time - but what normally happens is that, on certain maps, I'll take up a sniping position for the opening stages, inflict some damage, and then when a hole opens, exploit it.  The combination of speed, pen, RoF and dpm on the T-34 makes it excellent in many roles.

The aim time (2.3 s) is longer than the reload speed (1.92 - 2 s), so what happens is you will have to wait to fully aim in to shoot, even if you're already reloaded. Although, it sounds like you're playing it correctly.

cheese_sdc #20 Posted Mar 13 2013 - 17:25

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Good point.  Tonight (if I get to play), I'll pay attention to that aspect and see if I need to change my playstyle.