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__WarChild__ #1 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 09:52

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Howdy Tankers,

 

I'm not so hot in light tanks to begin with, but I'd like to know what would be the BEST Tier 8 light tank I could get - Tech Tree or Premium?

 

I have the Type 64 and the Tier X Chinese light tank to go with it. I liked the Tier VII the best out of the Tech Tree versions.  Tier VIII Chinese was okay but maybe that was just me.

 

Always appreciate the forum input on these issues.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Happy Tanking.

 

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ZYKLOP_ #2 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 10:10

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My go to is the M41 and the 41 90.

CynicalDutchie #3 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 10:40

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View PostZYKLOP_, on Aug 17 2018 - 10:10, said:

My go to is the M41 and the 41 90.

 

The US M41 is horrible, the premium 41 90 is an amazing tank however.

JakeTheMystic #4 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 11:53

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M41 90, since it didn't receive a nerf when they removed scout MM. 

 

Same thing can be said for the 13 57 (Why they even sold this thing after the MM changes is beyond me...) and the Type 64. 

 

Seriously, these things are more "op" than the defender ever will be and people don't even acknowledge them because they're light tanks...



dont_ping_me #5 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 12:26

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There's a big difference in how these lights play. I could not pick a single winner based just on the term "best light tank".

 

As far as premiums go:

The ELC Even is by far the best scout tank, since it has the best camo rating. However, it's gun and engine power is appalling. If you like passive scouting, this would be you best option.

The T92 is similar to the Type 64 in terms of active scouting abilities. However, it has lousy alpha but way better gun handling than the type 64. I play this pretty much every day because I find it fun.

The M41 90 is more of a medium than a scout. Personally I don't like that style of play.


 

As far as regular tier 8 lights go:

The LTTB is a really good brawling light. It can bounce a lot of hits. So if that's how you like to play lights, this would be your best choice.

HWK12 - nah

BC-12t is actually a very good all rounder, and is fun to play. Helps if you are good with auto-loaders.

M41 is similar to M41 90. These both get spotted way to easily for my tastes.

I have not played the WZ since the lights were rebalanced, so I can't comment on that.


 



Gang_Starr #6 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 12:33

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BC-12t is easily the best tier 8 LT.

GeorgePreddy #7 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 14:18

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M 41 90GF

 

LTTB

 

B-C 12t

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Benjeeh_CA #8 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 14:47

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I have to say the wz it was a blast to play and so were all the lights up to it, the tier 9 on the other hand is terrible 

QuicksilverJPR #9 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 15:42

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BC12T - fast/mobile, good clip, good camo, good vision.  May be the best all around tier 8 LT (minus the extra XP/credit earnings of the prems)

HWK 12 is ok (massive viewrange, great camo, and hard-hitting/semi-derpy gun) - plays more like a roving/ambushing TD with better mobilty.  I kinda like it.

T92 - super fun/all around good specs

ELC 90 - super fun and near invisible

M41 90 - heavy hitter with good gun system, good vision, decent mobility, below avg camo factor.  Plays more like a medium, but with on the move camo...

 



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ELC EVEN 90 or T92. EVEN 90 has bad gun but op camo. When you get full camo skill and sit in a bush most tanks can only proxy spot you (50m). T92 has good camo and good view range so its also very good at scouting, and its gun is way better. I don't use  a stabilizer on it and can pretty much auto aim anything and it most shots, doesn't matter how much I move. 

http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/568821-t92-light-after-100-games/page__fromsearch__1

 

For tech tree tanks I'd say BC 12t, good camo but bad view range. 

 

And M41 90 gets an honorable mention, op gun and good view range. But bad camo and for me that stops it from being one of the best scouts. But if you want a gun focused light it might be the best.



Prosqtor #11 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 16:21

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I love the WZ tanks, they are like super fast medium tanks WITH the scout camo advantage.

_Tsavo_ #12 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 16:23

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M41-90 is an absolute gem to play.  LTTB is bonkers silly fun with barrel rolls.



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View Post_Tsavo_, on Aug 17 2018 - 10:23, said:

M41-90 is an absolute gem to play.  LTTB is bonkers silly fun with barrel rolls.

 

Cow on roller skates can be fun.  Barrel roll off a short ledge past an opponent, then shoot him in the rear end for the win!

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its gotta be the M 41 90 for me too

__WarChild__ #15 Posted Aug 17 2018 - 17:53

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You guys are awesome.  Thank you so much for your input here.  Not really the biggest light tank fan, but I did well in the B-C 12t and am thinking about the 13 57 in the shop right now - which would be a winning combo.

 

I only like to do passive scouting for missions, but passive ain't me generally (nor is avoiding getting shot). I was going to get the Premium Bull Dog (41 90) but then realized it wasn't American and turned it down.  The LTTB sounds right up my alley but I'm not grinding another light tank again - even though the Tier X Russian looks like the best Tier X light in the game (IMHO).

 

Thanks again fellas for your input.  It's incredibly helpful to me!

 

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sleeper_agent #16 Posted Aug 19 2018 - 20:26

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Warchild, dis you go for the 13 57 and buy it??

QuicksilverJPR #17 Posted Aug 21 2018 - 18:06

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Got to play with WarChild on Redshire the other day (I was in the LTG).  Was a good time :teethhappy:

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I was looking on vbaddict at how the new polish heavy 50TP was doing on WR/credits and came across this statistic, it surprised me.  Look at the company the Even 90 is in for all servers and all tier 8 tanks.

 

 

 

Top WR for all Tier 8 tanks.

1. ELC Even 90 - 54.18%

2. Object 252U - 53.73%

3. 50TP

4. IS-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.vbaddict.net/statistics.php?tier=8&tanktype=0&nation=0&premium=0&modeid=0&team=0&battles=1000&groupby=0&fieldname=won_lost_ratio&server=

 

The tank seems to make the biggest influence on a battle of all the tanks in tier 8.  Suspect this because it doesn't care about 3-5-7 MM, probably actually helps to be bottom tier.  Can't wait till it goes on sale again, going to snatch it up.



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I don't have many Lights myself....     

 

Luchs and 13-57 are more Assassin than Scout, but they can do OK...    I do better in my 13-57 than I do in my Luchs though....

 

LTG is a Fun Tank so far and the 85mm gives it some Teeth...     The Wierd Armor guves it some Odd Bounces as well...     Hides pretty good too, mot as Good as Some, but WAY Better than Others.....

 

My T92LT, I'm still trying to work out just WHAT this is and How.....     I gave up on the Gun frankly and just Loaded HE, the Pen on the AP is just Garbage.....      It's also the WORST Light Tank I have in my Garage as far as Numbers go.....       I'll eventually find it a Job, it won't be Pretty when I do, but it WILL have a Purpose.....



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View Postoldewolfe, on Aug 23 2018 - 09:40, said:

I don't have many Lights myself....    

 

Luchs and 13-57 are more Assassin than Scout, but they can do OK...    I do better in my 13-57 than I do in my Luchs though....

 

LTG is a Fun Tank so far and the 85mm gives it some Teeth...     The Wierd Armor guves it some Odd Bounces as well...     Hides pretty good too, mot as Good as Some, but WAY Better than Others.....

 

My T92LT, I'm still trying to work out just WHAT this is and How.....     I gave up on the Gun frankly and just Loaded HE, the Pen on the AP is just Garbage.....      It's also the WORST Light Tank I have in my Garage as far as Numbers go.....       I'll eventually find it a Job, it won't be Pretty when I do, but it WILL have a Purpose.....

 

 

I've found with the T92LT you want to constantly be moving the entire game, EVEN WHEN SHOOTING!  The gun does suck and I tend to shoot a fair amount of gold ammo when i'm driving it.  If you get into a chasing brawl with this tank it can really wreck some tanks, it shoots on the move better than any tank I've played.






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