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What equipment do you use on the IS-7?

  1. Vertical Stabilizer Mk 2 (734 votes [22.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.04%

  2. Improved Ventilation Class 3 (676 votes [20.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.30%

  3. "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2 (42 votes [1.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.26%

  4. Toolbox (85 votes [2.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.55%

  5. Large-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer (1025 votes [30.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.78%

  6. Large Spall Liner (163 votes [4.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.89%

  7. Fill Tanks with CO2 (13 votes [0.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.39%

  8. Enhanced Torsion Bars 5+ t Class (18 votes [0.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  9. Enhanced Gun Laying Drive (369 votes [11.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.08%

  10. Cyclone Filter (18 votes [0.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  11. Coated Optics (71 votes [2.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.13%

  12. Binocular Teslescope (40 votes [1.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.20%

  13. Camouflage Net (48 votes [1.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.44%

  14. None (28 votes [0.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.84%

What Consumables do you use on the IS-7?

  1. Large Repair Kit (171 votes [5.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.25%

  2. Large First Aid Kit (139 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  3. Extra Combat Rations (51 votes [1.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.57%

  4. Automatic Fire Extinguishers (224 votes [6.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.88%

  5. Lend-Lease Oil (73 votes [2.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.24%

  6. Small Repair Kit (919 votes [28.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.21%

  7. Small First Aid Kit (872 votes [26.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.76%

  8. Removed Speed Governor (94 votes [2.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.89%

  9. Manual Fire Extinguishers (671 votes [20.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.60%

  10. None (44 votes [1.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.35%

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sokolov22 #461 Posted Feb 01 2017 - 23:22

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I really don't understand this tank.  I LOVE my T-10 (even before the buff) and IS-3, but the IS-7 just fails.

 

Tier VIIIs and IXs constantly pen me as though I have no armor whatsoever.  I die to Skoda autoloaders all the time.  Face hugging doesn't seem to work either, they just continue to seemingly autopen me.

 

The gun seems to have less damage, less accuracy and less chance to pen than the T-10's gun.  I am constantly missing easy shots and bouncing E100 lower plates.  Tanks I have no issues penning with my 907 or T-10 I can't seem to anything to in the IS-7.

 

12 shots, 6 hits, 2 pens is a very typical scoreline for me in this tank and I literally feel like a Tier VIII every time a Tier X shows up.

 

 


Edited by sokolov22, Feb 01 2017 - 23:42.


sokolov22 #462 Posted Feb 01 2017 - 23:35

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Example Game:

 


Edited by sokolov22, Feb 01 2017 - 23:47.


sokolov22 #463 Posted Feb 04 2017 - 07:52

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Oh, I just realized the IS-7's gun is actually worse than the T-10's..

Beornotns #464 Posted Feb 07 2017 - 22:23

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I just got the IS-7, and I have yet to really get the tank, but I am willing to slog it out to figure the darn thing...

 

Good luck to you all!

 

~B



_Brew_ #465 Posted Mar 25 2017 - 00:38

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Mek stronk tenk more stronk!

 

Block Quote: https://thearmoredpatrol.com/2017/03/23/wg-dev-stream-qa-23rd-march-2017/

 – We’ve been thinking about buffing IS-7 and T-44 for a long time now, we want to do this quite soon (not next patch though);

 

 

 



DBrimstone #466 Posted Mar 30 2017 - 18:26

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so I have some thoughts on this upcoming IS7 buff. I kept my T10 for the same reason that Sokolov mentioned. The only thing it's worse than the IS7 at is armor/HP. Better gun, mobility, and MM... IS7 has just kinda fallen into a category of mediocrity and nothing about it is exceptional. The other mobile heavies have better dpm (all of them), burst (auto loaders), gun handling (e5, 215b), or mobility (50b, 113, e5) and armor that's just as effective (e5/113)... Give it something unique. I hope they improve the gun handling by just a tad but let it's 130mm do the same damage as the other 130 mm gun in the game. 550 alpha and like a 5% increase in DPM and accuracy on the move. It's still mobile for a heavy and has good but not great armor. It could be the high alpha mobile heavy

_Brew_ #467 Posted Apr 27 2017 - 13:03

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Anyone see the proposed stats on the new Chinese WZ 111 5A (yeah yeah, supertest all that)?  Looks like IS-7 will get pushed even farther into irrelevance.  IS-7 is going to need a buff to make it attractive anymore.  I can't even remember the last time I saw one in a random battle, I know I don't drive mine anymore.  I don't think I've had it out for a drive since last year.

 

https://ritastatusreport.live/2017/04/21/wot-wz111-5a-supertest-stats/

 

Let's hope that dev talking about IS-7 buffs wasn't joking.  We're going to need something to compete with the new breed of Tier X.

 

 

 



Frostblitz20 #468 Posted May 30 2017 - 01:33

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It's already been stated at WOTGF's that IS7 is getting a buff but sadly this tank is already better then other T10's but everyone is acting like its the most abused child of the heavy tanks... its way better currently then IS4/T110E5.... 

8bit_Gamer #469 Posted May 30 2017 - 01:40

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Please give us the historically accurate 6 shot autoloader for the IS7...I think it was 6 shot....

Frostblitz20 #470 Posted May 30 2017 - 07:13

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View Post8bit_Gamer, on May 30 2017 - 01:40, said:

Please give us the historically accurate 6 shot autoloader for the IS7...I think it was 6 shot....

 

yeah if you guys get that it better do low damage per shot, have insane reload time or have the accuracy of a KV2. 

Edited by Frostblitz20, May 30 2017 - 07:13.


CraneZ #471 Posted Jun 14 2017 - 04:13

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What is the point to play Russian heavies? They have worst guns, thick and well inclined armor... on the picture only. Oh, right, it is made from recycled paper. ST-1 or T-10 or IS-7 vs French AMX 50-120 or T57... any chance to survive? Zero. Against most mediums tier 8 - 10? Zero again.

_Brew_ #472 Posted Sep 08 2017 - 17:50

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Still too slow, even after the "buff."

 

Fix the ground resistances and let that 17 pwr/wt ratio mean something WG.  Come on!



AZandEL #473 Posted Sep 14 2017 - 00:32

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View Postsokolov22, on Feb 04 2017 - 06:52, said:

Oh, I just realized the IS-7's gun is actually worse than the T-10's..

 

I hate the T-10. underpowered junk that gets owned by TDs and autoloader meds it sees. If IS-7 is even worse I will just stop where I am at on this line and save the aggravation.

8bit_Gamer #474 Posted Sep 14 2017 - 01:32

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View PostFrostblitz20, on May 30 2017 - 06:13, said:

 

yeah if you guys get that it better do low damage per shot, have insane reload time or have the accuracy of a KV2. 

 

They could balance it like any other auto loader....



Gladniator #475 Posted Sep 20 2017 - 20:54

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I finally grinded to my first tier 10 and chose the IS-7 because I liked the IS-3 so much.  Wow.  This tank is so bad I don't even know what to say.  It's horribly irritating to play.  Literally to the point I feel like quitting the entire game if this is what I get for spending months grinding.  I get tracked like 6+ times/game.  Easy.  Frequently, one tracked leads to another and another and I'm just stuck somewhere getting tagged by tier 8 mediums.  Like others said, if I went head to head with a tier 8 medium I would frequently lose.  I've bounced the side armor of t8 mediums like 3 times in a row before.  Of course, I don't get the same thing in my tank.  Penned left and right.  Our armor is "great" they say, but that's like what you hear at the car sales lot (not all applicants will qualify).  To make this armor work you have to be top down and in some valley shooting directly ahead of you with the target being up because with it's gun depression you sure as hell can't EVER get on a hill.  You don't get points for shooting the planes overhead.  The pen says 250 but that's so damn laughable I don't know what to say.  I bounce so much it's pathetic and I'm not talking frontal armor on t10 heavies.  We're talking t8 mediums and even lights.  It's crazy.  Something is not right in the algorithm and I would sure love for them to fix it.  Otherwise, I really believe it's a "doorbuster" type tank.  Something to get you in the door, but when you find out it's not worth it you get something else (in this case gold rounds so you can compete).  I think it's possible that they designed it to not match the stats in the hopes people would buy gold.  Normal rounds don't pen like the 250 they say in the garage so gold is the only alternative.  Sad.

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View PostAZandEL, on Sep 14 2017 - 00:32, said:

 

I hate the T-10. underpowered junk that gets owned by TDs and autoloader meds it sees. If IS-7 is even worse I will just stop where I am at on this line and save the aggravation.

 

Yes.  Stop.  For your sake.  It's maddening how horrible it is.  Since the French line seems to be so damn OP now I'd try for the Foch.

_Brew_ #477 Posted Sep 21 2017 - 17:19

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View PostAZandEL, on Sep 13 2017 - 18:32, said:

 

I hate the T-10. underpowered junk that gets owned by TDs and autoloader meds it sees. If IS-7 is even worse I will just stop where I am at on this line and save the aggravation.

 

T-10 is my favorite tank in that line.  Fantastic gun and mobility.  Use it like a medium.  

 

Also, I played the IS-7 a few more times, and you can feel the mobility buff, but only on the flat.  It still isn't ever going to reach its listed top speed, however. 

 

 

If they truly wanted to buff the IS-7 they'd allow it to reach its own top speed on the flat.






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