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noupperlobeman #1 Posted Feb 11 2016 - 23:04

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So I've been farming my Maus a little to get it up to the top of my most played. I've been running into situations

where I'm facing a well protected enemy. Such as a hulldown IS-7 or a well angled Maus.

 

In certain battles I figured slinging HE at their mantlet could break guns and do a little damage.

Inspecting the after battle results I found that I'm hardly ever breaking guns with Maus HE.

 

I've also noticed during streams that having a heavy AP round bounced off your mantlet can

break your gun, and seems to occur much more often than when I shoot HE at mantlets.

 

My question for anyone with input:

 

In a situation where I can't maneuver against, or push into a well protected enemy, what is

the best round to use to break their gun? HE for a little damage and a possibly broken gun,

or AP rounds for no damage but possibly higher chance to break the gun?



abandoned_spirit #2 Posted Feb 11 2016 - 23:08

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dont

fire

HE

just aim

or use apcr

or both



Trumpy_McTrumpface #3 Posted Feb 11 2016 - 23:09

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View Postabandoned_spirit, on Feb 11 2016 - 23:08, said:

dont

fire

HE

just aim

or use apcr

or both

 

HE always does damage kappa

hydraxiler32 #4 Posted Feb 11 2016 - 23:16

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shoot the gun, not the mantlet. Its like a radio, it does no damage to a tank but is a hit box.

Flarvin #5 Posted Feb 11 2016 - 23:19

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Guns only have 33% chance of being damaged when hit. The second lowest chance of damage out of all modules. 

Hurk #6 Posted Feb 11 2016 - 23:25

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View PostDON4LD_TRUMP, on Feb 11 2016 - 14:09, said:

HE always does damage kappa

incorrect. 

it will likely do damage assuming the caliber of gun you have is large enough to exceed the average armor of the target. but it does not always damage.



Trumpy_McTrumpface #7 Posted Feb 11 2016 - 23:27

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View PostHurk, on Feb 11 2016 - 23:25, said:

incorrect. 

it will likely do damage assuming the caliber of gun you have is large enough to exceed the average armor of the target. but it does not always damage.

No one ever notices the kappa... :(



thandiflight #8 Posted Feb 11 2016 - 23:35

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View Postabandoned_spirit, on Feb 11 2016 - 22:08, said:

dont

fire

HE

just aim

or use apcr

or both

 

Nope. In certain circumstances HE is needed. I faced off against a Maus in the O-Ho - popped HE directly at his gun, damaged it. He repaired. Rinse and repeat. 3 HE at gun = Maus out of the battle with destroyed gun. I took only one Hit from the Maus for my trouble. Eagle-eye perk ftw.

MajorIssuez #9 Posted Feb 11 2016 - 23:44

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View PostHurk, on Feb 11 2016 - 23:25, said:

incorrect. 

it will likely do damage assuming the caliber of gun you have is large enough to exceed the average armor of the target. but it does not always damage.

 

#takentopubbyschool 

iron_crosstx #10 Posted Feb 12 2016 - 00:08

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View PostHurk, on Feb 11 2016 - 16:25, said:

incorrect. 

it will likely do damage assuming the caliber of gun you have is large enough to exceed the average armor of the target. but it does not always damage.

HESH round from deathstar, 1600 avg damage vs side of lepord prototype, 120 damage. Yeah sometimes rng screws you



abandoned_spirit #11 Posted Feb 12 2016 - 12:50

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View Postthandiflight, on Feb 11 2016 - 22:35, said:

 

Nope. In certain circumstances HE is needed. I faced off against a Maus in the O-Ho - popped HE directly at his gun, damaged it. He repaired. Rinse and repeat. 3 HE at gun = Maus out of the battle with destroyed gun. I took only one Hit from the Maus for my trouble. Eagle-eye perk ftw.

 

I'm not talking about using a trashy Japanese heavy with a derp gun when facing off against players so incompetent that botting would improve their stats

Im talking about a slow tier 10 heavy with low dispersion that has 311 APCR pen and a player who seems to think using HE in it is viable because they have no idea where to aim.






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