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Scorpiany #1 Posted Feb 10 2018 - 02:10

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After watching QB's video on the worst tanks in the game, I decided to make my own list. Except instead of using statistics from VBAddict, I'm going to use the reality of gameplay from a Super Unicum perspective to assess these tanks. I only included Tier 5 tanks and higher. The tanks are rated by the following factors:

  • Reliability (lack of)
  • Ease of play (difficulty)
  • Carry potential (inability to win)
  • Flexibility (lack of)
  • Fun Factor (frustration)

 

Let's get right into it, shall we? :teethhappy:


 

#1 - Pz. III K: A true joke and a half of a tank.

 

 

The Pz. III K would make for a very average Tier 4 tank, let alone placing it at Tier 5. The Pz. III K lacks any redeeming features you would want to see in a tank. The mobility is sluggish. The armor is meaningless. And the gun is absolutely horrendous.

 

While it does have 10 degrees of gun depression, this may still be the worst gun in the game. The reason for this is the gun handling. It's one of the worst values in the game... Even when you include artillery! In fact, the Pz. III K has worse gun handling than 23 out of 26 arty, when comparing it to all artillery pieces Tier 6 through Tier 10.

 

So what you're left with, is a slow, unarmored medium tank with a gun bloom larger than what even SPG's get. Brilliant. And they tried to get people to spend money on this thing? They'd have to pay ME to play it.

 

Reliability: 0/10 - The Pz. III K is as unreliable as a tank can possible get in this game. With a gun that disperses more than artillery, and armor that rarely works, you don't know whether your tank will explode as you leave your base, or whether it will be the next tree you hit that destroys it. And shooting... You may as well be blindfolded while shooting that gun.

Ease of Play: 3/10 - The 10 degrees of gun depression makes it fairly obvious what you should do. Try to support your allies from a ridgeline. The only problem is that the gun won't hit anything, and your armor won't hold up at all. Good luck. You'll need it.

Carry Potential: 1/10 - The only time the Pz. III K will ever be able to carry a battle, is if the enemy is already close to death. Then maybe, just maybe, your 610 HP will let you take enough hits to hit a shell.

Flexibility: 4/10​ - Theoretically being a medium with 10 degrees of gun depression should make a tank extremely flexible. But the lack of mobility, the lack of armor and the lack of gun performance means that there are actually very few positions that the tank can do well with.

Fun Factor: 2/10 - The Pz. III K is one of the least fun tanks in the game. The only thing that makes it remotely enjoyable is when Tier 4 and some Tier 5 tanks just can't kill you in time because of your HP pool.

 


 

#2 - Churchill GC: It's a box with a gun super-glued onto it.

 

 

The Churchill GC is renowned as being one of the worst tanks in the game. So naturally, in true WarGaming fashion, WG nerfed the tank with the HD model. I'm not even kidding - They made it 20% larger in size, and removed the gun mantlet.

 

So what exactly is a Churchill? It's a drunken love child of when a tank designer decided it would be a good idea to have a giant turret-like gun department on a tank, that doesn't actually have any of the advantages of a turret, such as turning.

 

Reliability: 5/10 - Surprisingly enough, the gun on the Churchill GC is actually pretty good for Tier 6. It's not super reliable, especially since you lack a turret or any kind of gun arc, but it nonetheless isn't too terrible.

Ease of Play: 0/10 - How to play a Churchill GC, nobody really knows. You sit in the back and camp, and hope that somebody drives into your line of fire without spotting you. It's frustrating, it's pointless and it's absolutely mind-numbing.

Carry Potential: 1/10 - Carrying in a Churchill GC is about as likely as finding out that you won the lottery. Chances are, you're more likely to wind up dead than it happening. Maybe if the enemy sits still in the open at a distance of 400m. That's about it.

Flexibility: 1/10​ - The Churchill GC also has 10 degrees of gun depression, like the Pz. III K. Usually having 10 degrees of gun depression is a great thing. On this tank, it's just insult to injury. You have a giant hull with a gun mounted at the very bottom of the casing. To shoot anything over a ridge, you'd have to expose your entire tank, regardless of whether you had gun depression or not. It's as though WG just wanted you to suffer - You know, you have 10 degrees of gun depression... But it's useless for you!

Fun Factor: 2/10 - The most fun part about the Churchill GC is selling it and Free XP'ing to the AT-7, only to realize the AT-7 is also a terrible tank. But in seriousness, the Churchill GC has a punchy gun which can occasionally be fun when it goes through Tier 8 armor - Assuming they didn't already spot you and kill you by then.

 


 

#3 - T-34-2: Did WarGaming just forget that this tank even exists? Hello? Anyone?

 

 

The T-34-2 is what happens when WarGaming forgets to hide the Russian bias in the game... I mean, when WarGaming forgets a tank exists. While just about every other Tier 8 tank in the game has been buffed 10 million times over, the T-34-2 remains sad and lonely, suffering from being absolutely terrible.

 

But don't worry, WarGaming says that there's no Russian bias in the game. That's why the T-44 is being buffed a third time, while the T-34-2 sits in the dust, now being worse in every single measurable way than the T-44. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go say that the Defender is well balanced so SerB doesn't kick me back to the stone age.

 

Reliability: 1/10 - The T-34-2 has one of the worst guns on any Tier 8 tank. The 100mm is terrible, the 122mm is terrible, and the Russian T-44 variants of the guns are better in every single way. Nice game balancing, Wargaming.

Ease of Play: 2/10 - You try to use a ridge-line hull-down, then realize you don't have gun depression, realize that the turret armor means nothing, then curl up into the fetal position and cry in a corner. Why didn't you just save your Free XP?

Carry Potential: 2/10 - If you're top Tier in 3/5/7 MM, maybe you can win a battle. If you're playing in any other matchup, you'll need your team to carry you.

Flexibility: 3/10​ - The tank is somewhat fast, but that's about it. It's far from being quick, the guns are bad and the tank has no gun depression. Not even the armor really accomplishes much.

Fun Factor: 2/10 - The only fun you'll ever have with this tank is if you're top Tier, and even then you'll spend the entire battle thinking about how much better every single Tier 8 tank in the game is compared to your rust bucket.

 


 

#4 - Churchill VII: You thought British tanks had gun depression? You thought wrong!

 

 

The Churchill VII is a slap in the face for those grinding up the British heavy line, or any British line for that matter. The British mediums and lights have great gun depression. The top Tier British heavies have great gun depression. The Churchill VII? Well... It has one of the worst gun depressions in the game for a heavy tank.

 

For reasons I don't understand, the Churchill VII has a bad gun on a slow platform with questionable armor... And to top it all off, WG gave it 4 degrees of gun depression. Historical or not, this tank is a steaming pile of crap.

 

Reliability: 1/10 - If by reliable, you mean lucky to get the engine started, then sure, it's very reliable! But other than getting out of base, good luck accomplishing anything with this tank's terrible armor and terrible gun.

Ease of Play: 1/10 - You're a support tank in theory, but how you're supposed to anything in this tank, I don't know. The gun struggles to penetrate most tanks. The armor gets penned by most everything. The slightest fallen leaf on the ground and you can't depress your gun to shoot the enemy. Wanting to go back to the Garage yet? Good, you won't be far from the Garage anyway.

Carry Potential: 0/10 - Carrying in this tank? Not going to happen. Tier 5 tanks will farm you. Tier 4 tanks will farm you. Anyone that doesn't sit in front of you and auto-aim at your frontal hull will pick apart your tank, while you try to dismantle the front of your hull so you can point the gun remotely down.

Flexibility: 0/10​ - This may be the least flexible tank in the game. It's slow, large, has unreliable armor and has horrendous gun depression on an already bad gun. All of a sudden, the T-34-2 seems appealing. At least that tank has an engine!

Fun Factor: 0/10 - Quite possibly one of the most mind-numbing tanks in the game, the best that you can do is look at the Churchill GC and say "Well... At least I have a turret".

 


 

#5 - ELC Even 90: It's a load of fun, but it truly is terrible.

 

 

Hear me out on this one. I actually think the ELC Even 90 is a lot of fun to play. It's unique, quirky and can do a lot of crazy stuff on the battlefield. But it just doesn't fit into the current meta of the game.

 

The gun is terrible. In fact, it has one of the worst DPM values in the game. Even the Tier 1 LolTraktor has higher DPM than this tank! It's also sluggish for a light tank, is one of the most fragile Tier 8 tanks in the game, and even has poor View Range as far as light tanks go.

 

The primary reason why the ELC Even 90 is on this list at all, is because of just how bad the gun is. It is the worst gun on any Tier 8 tank, hands down. As such, it's worth mentioning as one of the worst tanks.

 

Reliability: 3/10 - The gun has poor gun handling, terrible DPM, a long aim time and mediocre accuracy. The tank's small size also requires you to get lucky with the enemy not hitting you. As such, it's incredibly unreliable.

Ease of Play: 2/10 - Because of the fragile nature, and just how bad the gun is, the tank is far from easy to play. You need to be very careful with your gameplay, smart about your positioning and look for every opportunity you can find. Or you could just sit in a bush. I guess that would work too.

Carry Potential: 4/10 - The ELC Even 90 will rarely carry battles because of how bad the gun is. However, if you get lucky, then you may be able to make something happen.

Flexibility: 5/10​ - The small size and 9 degrees of gun depression actually means the tank can use quite a lot of positions. The only problem is that it can't really do anything to fight from them.

Fun Factor: 8/10 - While the ELC Even 90 isn't very reliable, when things do go your way, it can be absolutely hilarious. You can hide behind a car, you can dodge the most accurate guns if you're at range and in general you can be the most annoying pest on the battlefield.


 

This was my personal list of the Top 5 worst tanks in the game! If you can, avoid these tanks. Use Free XP, avoid them by all means for the sake of your own sanity. The only exception to this is the ELC Even 90... But buyer beware.

 

I hope this was a useful write-up! What kind of Top 5 list would you like to see next?

 

Best of luck out there, both in real life and on the battlefield, tankers! :honoring:


Edited by Scorpiany, Nov 07 2018 - 17:41.


Shidare_Hotaru #2 Posted Feb 10 2018 - 02:13

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AMX 40?

AMX AC mle. 46?


Edited by Shidare_Hotaru, Feb 10 2018 - 02:17.


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You left out the Vickers Medium Mk III.  It has to be the absolute worst tank they have put into this game.

Scorpiany #4 Posted Feb 10 2018 - 02:16

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View PostShidare_Hotaru, on Feb 09 2018 - 17:13, said:

AMX 40?

 

I highly considered putting the AMX 40 on the list. The only redeeming feature it has, is armor that can actually work well at Tier 4, especially for side-scraping. That's just slightly more than the Churchill VII can attest to. But with how bad the gun is, I wasn't far from putting it up here.

 

Maybe it should be an "honorable mention in being terrible".



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View PostScorpiany, on Feb 09 2018 - 20:10, said:

After watching QB's video on the worst tanks in the game, I decided to make my own list. Except instead of using statistics from VBAddict, I'm going to use the reality of gameplay from a Super Unicum perspective to assess these tanks. The tanks are rated by the following factors:

 

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Best of luck out there, both in real life and on the battlefield, tankers! :honoring:

 

You didn't contact me for any... oh SUPER UNICUM.. I thought you said super scum just like I am :)

 

Well, I can't list all the bad tanks, but let's say I will just mention "almost any British tanks" and it would be close to reality imo.

 

 

 

 


Edited by Charlie_The_Cat, Feb 10 2018 - 02:18.


Commando_Nightmare #6 Posted Feb 10 2018 - 02:17

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Nice list.

 

I personally enjoyed the Churchill VII and the PZ III K when it was a rental. I wish I can get it from Tank Rewards.



Gothraul #7 Posted Feb 10 2018 - 02:19

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The Even 90 is no surprise as spending real money to be bottom tier against tier 10s with a gun that weak is always going to suck but the rest of the list are the sort that break people's balls.

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ARLV-39, French TD.  

 

Cant argue with those on your list, but this td does need to find a place there as well.



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So many baddies, so little time.

Shidare_Hotaru #10 Posted Feb 10 2018 - 02:23

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View PostTsarCidron, on Feb 10 2018 - 10:19, said:

ARLV-39, French TD.  

 

Cant argue with those on your list, but this td does need to find a place there as well.

 

the ARL V39 has the P2W 105mm cannon 

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For shame Scorpiany, not putting the AMX 65t on this list, for shame

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I would like to point out that the AMX 65t is also a horrible tank, worse than the Premium counterparts. But because it still has some elements that work without being worst-in-class in others, I can't put it at the absolute bottom.

 

View PostHOTA_CHATON, on Feb 09 2018 - 17:15, said:

You left out the Vickers Medium Mk III.  It has to be the absolute worst tank they have put into this game.

 

I tried to avoid listing tanks below Tier 5, since the low Tier experience can be a chaotic mess to begin with.

 

View PostShidare_Hotaru, on Feb 09 2018 - 17:13, said:

AMX AC mle. 46?

 

AMX AC 46's gun is fairly decent, along with the 10 degrees of gun depression it has - This is unlike some of the other tanks on this list with good gun depression; their guns were also terrible to begin with. AMX AC 46 at least has a gun that can do damage when you use the gun depression.


Edited by Scorpiany, Feb 10 2018 - 02:26.


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View PostHOTA_CHATON, on Feb 09 2018 - 20:15, said:

You left out the Vickers Medium Mk III.  It has to be the absolute worst tank they have put into this game.

 

​It can be surprisingly good if you run the 2 pounder gun and carry lots of APCR. Good mobility, good DPM from an accurate gun. Just have to remember you have zero armour so never expose yourself unless you have the HPs to absorb a hit.

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Panzer III K is horrendous in every way (except for decent HP) and I hate it with all my heart. Just seeing it first in this list caused flashbacks to when I attempted to play it and I felt nauseated. Still, +1 for your wonderful destruction of this terrible horrible no good very bad tank.

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Worst tank in WOT = any tank that I'm playing.   As a tank "collector" I've acquired and cherish over 300 of the beasts. What I've learned is (to recast an old phrase), in WOT there are no "bad" tanks, only bad players.  The fun of playing a tank with less than impressive capabilities is learning how to overcome its deficiencies and take advantage of its attributes.  The key is to work with the team and have the team work with you.  For example tanks with poor guns can still knock the tread of an adversary, affording team mates with better guns the chance to pound the wounded adversary.

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Hey, the Churchill VII is good when top tier :trollface:

totally not saying that I outperformed Scorp's favorite tier 6 med while in the worst tier 6 HT
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View Postkihew, on Feb 09 2018 - 17:45, said:

Worst tank in WOT = any tank that I'm playing.   As a tank "collector" I've acquired and cherish over 300 of the beasts. What I've learned is (to recast an old phrase), in WOT there are no "bad" tanks, only bad players.  The fun of playing a tank with less than impressive capabilities is learning how to overcome its deficiencies and take advantage of its attributes.  The key is to work with the team and have the team work with you.  For example tanks with poor guns can still knock the tread of an adversary, affording team mates with better guns the chance to pound the wounded adversary.

 

Just because a good player can make a bad tank work in battle, doesn't change the fact that it's a bad tank.

 

Objectively speaking, there are bad tanks in the game. There are tanks in the game that are worse than every other tank of the same Tier. That makes it, from a factual standpoint as far as gameplay goes, a bad tank.

 

A bad tank isn't necessarily an excuse to do terribly in battle... But you also can't expect bad tanks to go around carrying matches left and right. In many cases for these tanks, that's just not going to be possible; regardless of how hard you try or how well you play them.



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A-44 seems like it should be on there somewhere. It's just absolutely miserable. I don't think it's worse than the Church Gun, but maybe it slides in somewhere between 3 and 5.

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M4 "Impaired" or Kanonenjagpanzer could be somewhere, maybe not at the top but still.... I'll put the Eeven 90 in a better place then these 2.

Also, honorable mention: - TOGII in the current MM, 14kph top speed, now slower then T95, T28, etc. probably the slowest in game - Sturer EMil, hard-punch gun on a horrible tank, low speed, awful traverse, no camo, bad  at everything. - FV201(A45) heavium with a very distinctive lack of armor or firepower, gun is good but doesnt fit its playstyle.



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Interesting list, and I love all your content.  I've never thought about this myself, so I'll just share my thoughts on your picks.

 

  1. Haven't played the Pz. III K.  How did you even get that?  I don't remember seeing it on sale.
  2. Churchill GC would be my #1 by a mile.  Slow, big, no camo, no armor.  Surely you need at least one of those.  TD's are my least favorite class to start with, so I'm surprised this didn't put me off TD's forever.
  3. It's ~6 months since I played the T-34-2, but I don't remember it being that horrendous.  Yes, the gun depression and accuracy were AWFUL, but it had decent mobility and good alpha, which I thought was a reasonable balance.  Does it need a buff?  Sure, but hard to believe it's top 5 bad.
  4. Yeah, probably can't argue that this list needs two Churchill's.  I actually loved the Matilda back in my early days, but by the time I moved to Tier V, VI, VII, I knew some.... any.... mobility was important, so that entire grind was hell, especially since none of those tanks held up at their own tier.  Wouldn't have argued with either Churchill, or the BP.  Statistically, I actually sucked the most in the BP, but at least you could side scrape in it.
  5. I don't have the EVEN 90, but it's actually high on my wish list.  I'm not a believer in "passive scouting is dead in the current meta", (because I do it all the time), and to me, the EVEN 90 is an excellent passive scout thanks to it's off the charts camo ratings.  Yes, it's DPM is the worst of the worst, but it's clip damage is average, and it can always fulfill other roles while on reload.





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