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TheDreadnought #81 Posted May 12 2014 - 16:39

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Actually, the KV-5 is better than the IS-6 in a lot of ways.

 

But IS-6 is decent.



_Gungrave_ #82 Posted May 12 2014 - 17:30

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I've got both and only the T34 can fight at tier 10 and bounce shots on its turret while the IS6 gets outperformed in most aspects

DaemonsCrate #83 Posted Jul 29 2014 - 23:27

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Things to know before you buy IS-6:

   1- You should know every weak spot of tanks in the game, Because, the penetration, It sucks, Unless you use premium ammunation,

   (I don't use premium ammunation myself)

   2- You better don't snipe with this tank, Because, It has 0.46m dispersion at 100m, Always ambush.

It's the best premium heavy, If you obey all the stated points. 

Good luck, Have fun :)

o7


Edited by DaemonsCrate, Jul 29 2014 - 23:28.


Ihr_Tank_ist_kaputt #84 Posted Jul 30 2014 - 00:01

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View Post_Gungrave_, on May 12 2014 - 11:30, said:

I've got both and only the T34 can fight at tier 10 and bounce shots on its turret while the IS6 gets outperformed in most aspects

 

That would matter if the IS6 had to worry about fighting tier 10s...

 

I love my IS6...



N00BSAIB0T #85 Posted Jul 30 2014 - 00:14

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View Postroslanking1, on Feb 10 2014 - 11:36, said:

T34 Is slow, weak armored and sees tier 10s in pubs, while the IS-6 is pretty mobile, bouncy, better DPM, pref MM...

 

I have the T34 but not the IS-6. I plan to buy the IS-6 soon though.

 

I agree with the T34's assessment that it's too slow and weak. But there's a reason it sees 10s and that's because of its gun's better accuracy and penetration (AP) compared to the IS-6. Its slowness takes a long time to get use to but if you're careful, you can farm credits extremely well in it.



1SLUGGO1 #86 Posted Jul 30 2014 - 00:22

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If you look at the tank w/r curves on wot-news the IS-6 has the clear w/r advantage.  Nearly every player with an IS-6 performs above global w/r in it.  Nearly all the rest of the premiums at tier 8 are more or less on average.  At least the ones I looked at.

 

View PostN00BSAIB0T, on Jul 30 2014 - 00:14, said:

 

I agree with the T34's assessment that it's too slow and weak. But there's a reason it sees 10s and that's because of its gun's better accuracy and penetration (AP) compared to the IS-6. Its slowness takes a long time to get use to but if you're careful, you can farm credits extremely well in it.

 

I have tried the T34 on test, since I don't own one, and as soon as I finished my first battle I decided it wasn't the tank for me.  Far too sluggish.  It felt like I was playing in slow motion.  Maybe a slight exaggeration, but not by much if you've played most of the other tier 8 premiums.

 



BOT_ROCKET #87 Posted Jul 30 2014 - 00:36

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The T34 is perfectly capable of brawling. There are plenty of situations that a T34 can make itself impervious to an IS-6. There are few that the IS can do the same against a T34. The T34 can smash through the armor of the IS-6 with ease. The front, sides, turret, ect. The only time an IS-6 will consistently soak up a 120 shell is if thr T34 driver is noob enough to shoot the side at a steep angle while the IS is sidescraping. The T34 will bounce IS-6 shells (even gold ones) very often. The T34 sees tier 10 for a reason. It can handle itself. The IS-6 is a great tank, dont get me wrong. To say the T34 cant brawl though... please.

 

Anyway, for outright credit earning, the JT88 is top of its class. Highest earning tank, period.



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View Postcaramel, on Feb 10 2014 - 19:28, said:

Honestly, once my job kicks back up, I'll be going with the T34 personally, I like its gun, its armor fits my general play style, and I'm very heavy in the "American" tree, so it just fits me better. Their is no "best" premium tank, only which one best suits "you".

 

honestly, I, personally, their...

 

 



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View Post_Gungrave_, on May 13 2014 - 02:30, said:

I've got both and only the T34 can fight at tier 10 and bounce shots on its turret while the IS6 gets outperformed in most aspects

 

IS6 doesn't need to bounce tier 10, cos it doesn't see them.

 

What makes it good is that IS6 trolls tier 6-8 very well, which is most of the tanks it sees.

 

111 and 112 is better able to troll tier 9, but the weak lower plate make it vulnerable to tier 6-8. 



Eagle5 #90 Posted Mar 31 2015 - 04:09

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Zombie Thread!

 

Quick, someone shoot it in the head so it stays down!



TheLightKnight #91 Posted Mar 31 2015 - 04:46

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Out of 7 times I've shot an IS-6 in the side with my ELC, exactly 0 of them have penetrated, and no it wasn't angled at all :deer:

HighPitch #92 Posted Mar 31 2015 - 12:53

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View PostV_P_V, on Mar 30 2015 - 20:56, said:

 

honestly, I, personally, their...

 

 

 

christ, how long did it take you to find this thread?

Desert_Pete #93 Posted Jan 14 2016 - 23:30

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The Chinese 112 is absolute garbage. Great armor on the turret and upper frontal hull but it ends there. The lower hull is made of paper and will preclude you from facing almost any take face to face. The gun can't pen anything frontally in its tier unless you use HEAT rounds. The thing catches on fire from a near miss and is soooooooo slow to aim. The gun can't hit crapat a distance so forget sniping. AND the tank is very slow. I've been playing it for over a month trying to find the best way to play it. My advice is to stay out of the front line and pick on only Tier 6's and 7's if you can. When confronted by a tier 9 or 10, run for the tall grass. And NEVER NEVER try to go it alone. Don't be the first one to the front and stay close to supporting tanks.....Better yet save your money and buy something else.

Lethalhavoc #94 Posted Jan 14 2016 - 23:32

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Nice job necro'ing a 2 year old thread.

MajorRenegade #95 Posted Jan 15 2016 - 00:03

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View PostLethalhavoc, on Jan 14 2016 - 14:32, said:

Nice job necro'ing a 2 year old thread.

it always the ones with low post counts. What a strange mystery



Zoldner #96 Posted Jan 15 2016 - 18:03

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Is6 is top dog. I have both T34and is6 with x5.5 crew on both. IS has Prem MM witch has it less dependent on team skill to survive . T34 is a great tank. But hull is big and made out of cake. 

callmejun #97 Posted Aug 19 2016 - 08:31

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I have it in blitz

It got a 230 pen gun

it is SOOOOOO op



Scorpiany #98 Posted Mar 04 2018 - 13:40

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Funny how the IS-6 has gone from being considered the best Premium (and after the HD armor buffs even overpowered), yet powercreep has hit it so hard that it's now one of the worst Premiums out there.

 

Lowe did quite a flip as well; went from the worst to one of the best.

 

I know game balancing can be a roller coaster, but WG is really good at taking things to the extremes sometimes.



spinax22 #99 Posted Mar 04 2018 - 23:36

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the IS-6 is literally the only tank i've ragesold, ever. after the introduction of the Defender, that was the last light overhead being sealed away for this tank. I

The_Pushok #100 Posted Mar 04 2018 - 23:42

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I guess I am an oddity that likes the IS-6. It is my most played tank, but reason more than anything it is a credit grinder. But I like the gun handling on it and how it drives, if it had the 252u gun on it that handled like the IS-6 gun, it would be perfect. I get yelled at for shooting HE, but hell, trying to peek-a-boom and hit a weak spot frontally is near impossible, especially with tier 8 and 9's in front of me.

 

Forty games in my 252u, still trying to figure it out, lol, sometimes I roll big with dmg, other times cannot hit anything, cannot pen, and end up with zero dmg. 







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