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Scorpiany #1 Posted Nov 20 2018 - 05:20

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Holy mother of discounts! With all these Thanksgiving discounts, I'm sure a lot of you are wondering - Well, which tanks are actually worth spending my hard-earned money on?

 

Fear not! I am here to provide you the answers. This Thread contains a quick mini-review of every single tank offered for sale.

 

You can check out the discounts here: https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/premium-shop/thanksgiving-week-2018-mega-war-chest/

 

That being said, let's get started!



 

M46 Patton KR: Starting from $27.99 USD.

 

Rating: (5/10)

 

Pros: Well rounded medium tank, great gun depression. Solid view range and gun handling.

Cons: Poor armor, long aim time, fairly poor penetration. Also can feel sluggish despite the power-to-weight, due to the ground resistances.

 

Overview: The Patton KR is nothing special. It's just a well-rounded medium tank, with some advantages and some disadvantages. It's best played as a ridge-line warrior.

 

Worth it?: No. There are better tanks out there, and even better medium tanks. $28 is also fairly expensive considering that it's 30% off - There are far better tanks, available for less money.

 


M56 Scorpion: Starting from $11.99 USD.

 

Rating: (6.5/10)

 

Pros: Great camo values, solid penetration, great gun depression, and fairly good mobility.

Cons: Horrendous gun handling when moving, no armor to speak of, very low HP, limited gun arc, poor view range, limited top speed.

 

Overview: The M56 Scorpion can fit several roles. While it certainly can play as a traditional sniper, thanks to the fairly good mobility and gun depression, you can also play it on ridge-lines, poking for opportunistic shots. If needed, it can even play up close and personal and try to flank with your medium tanks. Just be warned, you have no armor to speak of, so even a gentle ram will take away a good chunk of HP - Not to mention what HE shells, and especially artillery, will do to you!

 

Worth it?: Possibly. If you love mobile tank destroyers with good camouflage, then you should love the M56 Scorpion. It's definitely not an E-25, and the E-25 is still a far better tank. However, for just under $12, it's hard to go wrong with the M56 Scorpion if it fits into your playstyle. However, if lightly armored TD's aren't your thing, then M56 Scorpion is very unlikely to change your mind.

 


T26E4 Super Pershing: Starting from $22.99 USD.

 

Rating: (7/10)

 

Pros: Preferential MM, great gun depression, very forgiving armor. Good View Range and hit points.

Cons: Very slow tank, fairly poor gun handling and penetration. DPM is bad. Side armor is fairly weak, and the rear is paper thin.

 

Overview: The Super Pershing is a very beginner-friendly tank, and fairly well-rounded. It has solid armor performance for players of all skill levels, and despite several weakpoints, it can still dominant a ridgeline or lower Tiered tanks.

 

Worth it?: It's definitely a tank worthwhile considering. If you don't like slow, armored tanks, it might not quite be your cup of tea, but even then I found myself enjoying the tank. It's certainly improved a lot after the buffs it received last patch, and it's definitely something to consider.

 


T34: Starting from $36.99 USD.

 

Rating: (5.5/10)

 

Pros: Great gun depression, great turret armor. High alpha and penetration.

Cons: Very slow, horrendous gun handling and aiming time, mediocre view range. The DPM is abysmal. The Lowe is better in almost every single way.

 

Overview: The T34 is a stereotypical ridgeline warrior. It goes to a ridgeline, and it sits there. That's about it. It's not fun, it's not flashy. However, with the great penetration and alpha, combined with comfortable turret armor and gun depression, it does make it a pretty easy to play, and forgiving tank for new players - If played correctly. It can also make some good credits, because it has no issues going through enemy armor.

 

Worth it?: No. Do not buy the T34. If you need an American heavy, the T26E5 is better. If you just want a hull-down, ridgeline warrior, then the Lowe is going to be a much, much better tank for you. The T34 is just "worse than other tanks", with the exception of the higher caliber gun.

 


T92 (Light Tank): Starting from $20.99 USD.

 

Rating: (8/10)

 

Pros: Amazing gun handling, one of the best in the game. Great camo, mobility, gun depression and view range. Great shell velocity.

Cons: No armor or HP (As you'd expect from a light tank). Gun is very low caliber, and has trouble penetrating a lot of targets. Top speed is somewhat limited.

 

Overview: The T92 is one of the best light tanks in the game in my opinion, offering a very flexible experience, with a truly amazing gun. Sure, the penetration and alpha damage are lacking - But gun handling values like that are hard to come by, and whether you want a true scout, or a supporting damage dealer, the T92 is hard to pass by.

 

Worth it?: Most likely. If you love light tanks, you'll love the T92. The only issue is that the LT-432 was recently introduced into the game - And for many players, the LT-432 will be more comfortable, in all sorts of matchups. Nonetheless, even the LT-432's gun handling can't quite match the T92's gun handling, and with the T92's gun depression, it still has a place in the game, especially for light-tank enthusiasts.

 


IS-6: Starting from $35.99 USD.

 

Rating: (4.5/10)

 

Pros: Fairly good armor, high alpha damage. Spaced armor on the sides, and a well-rounded armor profile.

Cons: Horrible gun handling, penetration, long aim time, poor accuracy. The tank is fairly slow with poor view range. Poor gun depression.

 

Overview: The IS-6, despite the recent buffs, is outdated and a tank from a different era of World of Tanks. IS-6's armor is fairly good, and it still has a punchy gun, but unless you're top Tier you're going to find yourself struggling a lot. The IS-6 offers nothing special to the table, and compared to other Tier 8 heavies, even Pref heavies such as the 112, the IS-6 simply is a poor gameplay experience.

 

Worth it?: No. I see no reason to buy the IS-6. Regardless of what kind of tank you're looking for, there are better options than the IS-6 - Even amongst the Russian heavies!

 


T-44-100: Starting from $37.99 USD.

 

Rating: (8.5/10)

 

Pros: Very well-rounded medium tank. Great gun handling values, great mobility, and fairly decent armor to go along with it.

Cons: Poor penetration and shell velocity, still unreliable armor. Somewhat limited gun depression. Expensive tank!

 

Overview: The T-44-100 is a very well-rounded medium tank, and is one of the best mediums currently available in the game, especially if you don't mind sacrificing a bit of mobility. However, it was initially offered as a Marathon reward - This means that the price is significantly higher than any other Tier 8 medium tank, and the $38 USD price tag is what you'd expect from a normal-priced medium tank.

 

Worth it?: Despite the expensive price, it's a tank that it's very hard to recommend against. There's no going wrong with the T-44-100 in my eyes, and with the 30% discount, if the original price was too expensive, now's still the perfect time to pick it up.

 


T-54 Prototype: Starting from $27.99 USD.

 

Rating: (7/10)

 

Pros: Solid armor for a medium tank, especially against lower Tiered tanks. Surprisingly good mobility for the armor it has.

Cons: The gun and mobility are both lacking behind the regular T-44-100. The specialty of its armor isn't as relevant considering how often Tier 8's are bottom Tier.

 

Overview: The T-54 Prototype is a very decent medium tank, and offers some solid armor on a mobile platform. The gun is still alright, but it's nothing special. In general, the T-54 Prototype is overshadowed by the T-44-100. That being said, the T-54 Prototype is still the better tank for a less experienced player... Not to mention, it's cheaper.

 

Worth it?: If you want something that plays similarly to the T-44-100, but the T-44-100 is still out of your budget, then the T-54 Prototype may be worthwhile. Otherwise, you'd be better off buying a T-44-100.


Jg.Tig 8,8cm: Starting from $30.99 USD.

 

Rating: (7.5/10)

 

Pros: Preferential MM. Amazing DPM, with great aim time and accuracy. Great view range, decent armor, lots of HP.

Cons: Poor penetration for a TD, still a slow tank, armor only works against standard shells, or Premium from some Tier 8's. HEAT goes through armor.

 

Overview: The Jg.Tig 8,8cm is a slow, armored tank destroyer with a low caliber, but very high DPM and reliable gun. If you want to print credits, Jg.Tig 8,8cm does that very well. The gun can be an absolute powerhouse, and the tank in general is only let down by its poor speed. The armor is fairly decent, especially if you can go hull-down, but even the superstructure casement of the tank can be penetrated by Premium rounds, since it's very flat. Despite my old review on the Jg.Tig 8,8cm hating on the tank, the recent buffs in the last patch finally made it worthwhile in my eyes.

 

Worth it?: It's definitely not a tank for everyone. If you like fast-firing, low caliber, but reliable guns, then this tank is something to consider. If you prefer slower, but more armored tanks, then this tank could be for you. However, if low alpha or poor mobility throws you off, it's a much tougher sell. It could still potentially be a decent tank for you - The recent buffs definitely made it a lot more enjoyable of a tank. However, is it a tank I'd still prefer? I think the WZ-120-1G FT would be a better experience for a lot of players.

 


Dicker Max: Starting from $7.99 USD.

 

Rating: (6/10)

 

Pros: Amazing gun depression, fairly solid gun for Tier 6. Amazing view range (400m). Surprisingly good camo after firing, from "old school TD bonus".

Cons: No armor, poor HP. Gun isn't super reliable, and has somewhat poor penetration. Engine gets damaged & destroyed frontally.

 

Overview: The Dicker Max is a great ridge-line TD, something that can take a shot and pull back with very little of its tank having been shown to the enemy. 15 degrees of gun depression and 400m of View Range makes it amazing for self-spotting over those ridgelines. The tank also never had its camouflage after shooting nerfed, which is a bonus old-school TD's had. When these TD's were nerfed to have less camo after shooting, the Dicker Max was never touched (Amognst several other Premium TD's). This means that the Dicker Max has surprisingly good camo, especially if you played the Steyr Emil in comparison.

 

Worth it?: For just under $8 USD, it's hard to go wrong with the Dicker Max. However, it's not a tank for everyone. It's still very slow, with no armor to speak of, and very fragile modules. The frontal engine is especially an issue. Don't buy it if that scares you away from the tank, but if the gun / view range / camo / gun depression look appealing, then it's worth a pick-up.

 


Krup-Steyr WT: Starting from $11.99 USD.

 

Rating: (8/10)

 

Pros: Fully traversable turret, great gun depression, great camouflage, reliable gun. Decent View Range.

Cons: Very poor armor, frontal engine, very little HP. Two bumps over the front drop gun depression down to 2 degrees.

 

Overview: The Steyr WT is a very underrated TD in my eyes, and is one of my favorite Premium TD's in the game. If you liked the WT auf Pz. IV, this plays very similarly for a Tier 7 tank. It has more gun depression, and the view range Tier-for-Tier is a lot more reasonable, but is sacrifices the large caliber, punchy guns that the WT auf Pz. IV gets. It can be played aggressively, thanks to the turret and still decent mobility. However, you need to know what you're doing for this to work well. Otherwise, even as a sniper it still does fairly well, especially considering that it has a 90mm gun.

 

Worth it?: Absolutely. The Krup-Steyr WT is a great TD, especially if it fits your playstyle. Would I buy it if you hate no armor on tanks that aren't super quick? Possibly not. However, I believe the gun performance and camouflage of the tank, plus the fully traversable turret and gun depression, to more than make up for its drawbacks. I highly recommend this TD.

 


Lowe: Starting from $37.99 USD.

 

Rating: (10/10)

 

Pros: Great gun depression, solid turret armor, decent hull armor, great view range, reliable gun performance, great penetration.

Cons: Low alpha damage for a heavy, long aim time. Very slow tank. Horrendous DPM.

 

Overview: The Lowe is what the T34 should have been, and the Lowe is one of the best Premium tanks in the game in my eyes. It can dominant a ridgeline, but can still do decently well out-side of ridgelines, side-scraping or just hiding the lower plate. The gun is consistent and reliable, and despite the poor DPM and low alpha damage, will get you far more damage output than the T34's gun would. Is the Lowe over-powered, or for everyone? No. But even if you dislike slow tanks, you may still find that you have a sweetspot for the Lowe.

 

Worth it?: Yes, yes and absolutely yes. Even if you hate slow tanks, I believe the Lowe is absolutely worthwhile picking up. A Premium tank that can carry battles, make plentiful credits, do well in bottom Tier MM, all the while not being over-powered? What more could you want?

 


Panther M/10: Starting from $13.99 USD.

 

Rating: (8/10)

 

Pros: Well-rounded medium tank, with good mobility, gun depression, decent view range, some armor. Gun is fairly nice. Preferential MM.

Cons: The gun lacks penetration, and the armor is unreliable in any position (EG, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't).

 

Overview: The Panther/M10 is another traditional, well-rounded medium tank. Even if you disliked the German version of the Panther at Tier 7, the Panther M/10 is a completely different type of vehicle, that generally feels more comfortable to play, better suited for ridgelines, or for the supporting role.

 

Worth it?: Most likely. The tank doesn't necessarily have any "wow factor" to it, nor is it going to make crazy amount of credits, seeing that it is just a Tier 7 Premium, not a Tier 8. However, it's a very well-rounded medium tank with preferential MM, without any major drawbacks. For most players, this tank is likely worth a pickup.

 


Panther 8,8cm: Starting from $23.99 USD.

 

Rating: (2/10)

 

Pros: No.

Cons: It's terrible.

 

Overview: Don't buy it.

 

Worth it?: No. Don't buy it.


Panzer 58 Mutz: Starting from $27.99 USD.

 

Rating: (6.5/10)

 

Pros: Great gun depression, good mobility, solid shell velocity.

Cons: Less-than-great gun handling, poor DPM, poor armor. Easily damaged ammo rack.

 

Overview: The Mutz used to be a great tank at Tier 8, prior to the new MM templates we began seeing in 2017. Since then, while it still does play like a supporting / flanking medium tank, it feels lacking. Using ridgelines is no longer so special for the Mutz, as there are many other medium tanks that can do that role better. There are also many medium tanks with more reliable guns, although the Mutz's shell velocity is a step-up from some of the mediums with better gun handling values.

 

Worth it?: Unlikely. The Mutz can still be a decent experience in the current meta, but there are better options out there for your money.


VK 168.01 Mauerbrecher: Starting from $34.99 USD.

 

Rating: (6/10)

 

Pros: Punchy, high caliber gun. Fairly decent armor. Decent gun depression, great view range, lots of HP.

Cons: Poor DPM and gun handling. Armor has many more weakpoints than the standard VK 100.01 P.

 

Overview: The Mauerbrecher is a point of contention for many players. On one hand, it's a fairly well-balanced Premium tank, offering a very similar experience to the regular tech-tree VK 100.01 P, but with more weakpoints. On the other hand, this means that the tech-tree VK 100.01 P is just better, and as a result, the Mauerbrecher doesn't offer anything special. For a Premium tank, it can still make decent credits - The damage racks up reasonably well afterall. However, the Defender and 50TP both offer the same 440 alpha damage, on far better platforms.

 

Worth it?: Most likely not. If you've wanted a 440 alpha damage Premium, the 50TP and Defender are both better choices. However, if you felt that those two tanks were "too good", and wanted something more "balanced", as old-school Premiums were, then this could be a 440 alpha Premium you won't feel bad about playing. The only problem is, you'd just be better off playing a VK 100.01 P, and the credit-making potential alone isn't enough to justify the price, since this tank doesn't bring anything special to the table.


59-Patton: Starting from $22.99 USD.

 

Rating: (6.5/10)

 

Pros: Great gun handling, decent gun depression. Great view range, above-average armor for a medium tank.

Cons: Very unreliable armor with a giant cupola on top. Somewhat sluggish for a medium tank. Gun depression isn't great to the front, only to the sides.

 

Overview: The 59-Patton has great gun handling values for a medium tank, and offers generally more armor than something like an M46 Patton KR or T25 Pilot 1 would offer you. However, to gain that extra armor, it sacrifices some of the mobility of the other medium tanks. It's generally a very decent support tank, and can be fairly profitable, since the gun will treat you reasonably well.

 

Worth it?: Maybe. It's definitely not a tank you'd regret purchasing, unless you really can't stand the large cupola on top. It's a decent Premium tank, and decently priced. It offers a trade-off compared to the other medium tanks, and excels in some areas, suffers in others. Overall though, it's fairly well-rounded. I wouldn't necessarily pick it over something else, but I wouldn't brush it off either. It's up to you, really.

 


112: Starting from $32.99 USD.

 

Rating: (5.5/10)

 

Pros: Very good armor for a Tier 8 heavy. Decent view range. Preferntial MM. High alpha damage.

Cons: Horrendously unreliable gun. Still fairly sluggish, despite being faster than the IS-6. Poor gun depression.

 

Overview: The 112 is a better option than the IS-6, and while the gun is going to perform worse, the armor performs better. The 112 has more armor, better mobility and better view range than the IS-6. This makes it an overall better tank to buy than the IS-6, and should be better suited for winning battles, and making credits, than the IS-6.

 

Worth it?: No, most likely. While the 112 is a better purchase than the IS-6, the gun is still horrific for a Tier 8 tank. You'll find yourself becoming frustrated by the gun more often than not, and while the rest of the tank can make for a decent experience, I still wouldn't recommend buying the 112 unless you really like the Chinese heavies.

 


T-34-3: Starting from $33.99 USD.

 

Rating: (6.5/10)

 

Pros: Solid armor for a medium tank. Very high alpha damage for a medium tank. Preferential MM.

Cons: Unreliable gun, poor gun depression. Frontal fuel tanks, easily damaged ammo rack. Poor DPM.

 

Overview: The T-34-3 is the tank to get, if you really want one of the Pref MM 122mm guns. The mobility is better than the heavies, and while the armor isn't quite on their level, it's not that far from it either, especially when it comes to the turret. The gun also will behave much better than it did on the heavy tanks. That being said, it's still a slow-firing gun, with poor reliability. You'll be focusing on out-trading other medium tanks, instead of brawling against heavies.

 

Worth it?: Possibly. It's fairly expensive, even with the discount, and there are better tanks out there. However, if you really want a 122mm gun on a more forgiving, pref MM platform, then the T-34-3 is the way to go.

 


WZ-111: Starting from $36.99 USD.

 

Rating: (5/10)

 

Pros: Decent armor on a reasonably mobile heavy tank platform. Decent enough view range. Preferential MM.

Cons: Unreliable gun, poor gun depression, poor penetration, poor DPM.

 

Overview: Just like the 112 and IS-6, the WZ-111 has a very unreliable gun, that doesn't make the tank worth your time. The tank will generally perform slightly better than the IS-6, but worse than the 112. That being said, the WZ-111 is more expensive than the IS-6 and 112 for some reason, so if you really want a Chinese 122mm, then get the T-34-3, or the 112.

 

Worth it?: No. As I mentioned earlier, the 112 and T-34-3 are both cheaper than the WZ-111, and will generally offer you a better gameplay experience. Don't bother with the WZ-111.


WZ-120-1G FT: Starting from $31.99 USD.

 

Rating: (10/10)

 

Pros: Incredible gun performance - It's better than the 113's gun! Good mobility, good view range, great camouflage values, decent armor.

Cons: Poor gun depression, very long aim time. Low HP pool, and limited gun arc (no turret).

 

Overview: The WZ-120-1G FT is one of the deadliest Premium tanks you can buy. The combination of mobility, armor, view range, camouflage and the absolutely amazing gun, will make it a spectacular experience for just about anyone. While the limited gun depression and lack of a turret definitely makes it tricky to play, and the tank as a whole will take a little while to figure out its playstyle, once you master its gameplay, it will reward you greatly. The WZ-120-1G FT can handle itself in just about any match-up, and will give even Tier 10 tanks a run for their money. You can carry battles, have fun, and make a huge profit to go along with it. (My second-highest credits grossed in a battle came from the WZ-120-1G FT... At 316,288 credits earned).

 

Worth it?: Absolutely. The only people who shouldn't buy this tank, are newer players, since the tank is a bit tricky to figure out. However, if you're at least decently experienced, than this will be one of the best Tier 8 Premium tanks you can get your hands on. This or the Lowe? Depends - Do you want faster-paced, but trickier gameplay, or slower-paced, but more forgiving gameplay? If the former, then get the WZ-120-1G FT. If the latter, then get the Lowe.

 


AMX CDA 105: Starting from $32.99 USD.

 

Rating: (7.5/10)

 

Pros: Amazing penetration and shell velocity. Solid gun depression. Decent armor. Great camouflage values. Very mobile platform.

Cons: Unreliable armor and low HP values. Horrendous DPM. Limited gun arc.

 

Overview: The AMX CDA 105 makes for a great sniper TD, but it can also play aggressively thanks to its great combination of gun depression, mobility and some armor to go along with it. The AMX CDA 105 can dominate a ridgeline at any range, and makes for a very flexible gameplay experience. Personally, I preferred this tank over the Skorpion G. However, the Skorpion G is going to be the better tank for most people. That being said, my highest ever credits earned in 1 battle was in the AMX CDA 105 (Nearly 360,000 Credits during last year's Christmas event). In my experience, it can handle itself in any matchup, but is certainly tricky to play at times.

 

Worth it?: In general, I would say yes. However, for most players, the Skorpion G is likely to be a better purchase. That being said though, this tank is vastly superior to the Kanonen 105, and if you liked the Kanone's gameplay, but were just disappointed by the tank, then the AMX CDA 105 should be the perfect tank for you.


AMX CDC: Starting from $23.99 USD.

 

Rating: (2/10)

 

Pros: Great gun depression, great mobility. Solid view range.

Cons: Horrendously unreliable gun. Giant tank with paper-thin armor. Poor camo values. Extremely easy to penetrate with HE, and to ammo rack.

 

Overview: The AMX CDC has been power-creeped into oblivion over the years, and is one of the most painful gameplay experiences I have gone through recently. My 3-mark grind earlier this year left me with nothing but a sour taste in my mouth. You will suffer playing this tank. In fact, if you go to tanks.gg and compare the AMX CDC to the TVP VTU with its top turret and 88mm gun, you will see that the TVP VTU is statistically better than the AMX CDC in almost every single way! So if you hated the TVP VTU... You will almost certainly despise the AMX CDC.

 

Worth it?: Hell no. Do not buy this tank. The FCM 50t is a vastly better purchase, and the FCM 50t even gets Preferential MM!

 


AMX M4 mle 49: Starting from $35.99 USD.

 

Rating: (8.5/10)

 

Pros: Great gun depression, solid armor performance, fairly solid gun performance. Great penetration values.

Cons: Lackluster alpha damage. Rather sluggish mobility. Poor DPM, poor gun depression over the rear.

 

Overview: The AMX M4 mle 49 is a great ridgeline warrior, which in many ways compares closely to the Lowe. The AMX M4 49 is more mobile than the Lowe, and will get better hull armor performance. However, the AMX M4 49's gun isn't nearly as good as the Lowe's gun, and while still great at hull down, still has a very weak (albeit fairly small) cupola weakpoint. This means that the Lowe will be better at hull-down performance and at dishing out the damage, while the AMX M4 49 may be a bit more suited for fights outside of ridgelines, or for flexing to another location.

 

Worth it?: Probably yes. If you're getting a Lowe, I'd say there's no point in buying the AMX M4 mle 49. However, if you want more hull armor, or just want something French, than the AMX M4 49 is definitely worthwhile picking up.

 


FCM 50t: Starting from $35.99 USD.

 

Rating: (7.5/10)

 

Pros: Great gun depression, great mobility, surprisingly decent armor. Great view range. Preferential MM.

Cons: Unreliable gun handling. Very large target, hence very easy to hit. Poor camo, since it's a heavy tank, despite its medium tank playstyle.

 

Overview: The FCM 50t is a better medium tank, than many of the medium tanks in the game. It also has Pref MM on top of that. It's vastly superior to the AMX CDC, and is a great support tank, flanking tank and even ridge-line warrior. You can spot for yourself with your great view range, and you can even side-scrape with the fairly solid side armor and large tracks. Just be warned, the tank is very large, and while the armor would be good for a medium tank, it would be poor armor for a heavy. Hence, be careful - Tanks of all Tiers can still penetrate you... They just might not do it reliably, especially if you're angling well, or using ridgelines to your advantage.

 

Worth it?: Yes. I would say that after the buffs it received last patch, the FCM 50t is something special again. It's not revolutionary, and it's not going to replace something like a T-44-100. However, it's still a very good medium tank which gains the benefit of extra armor and a lot of extra weight, which can make it great for ramming and just for having a fun time in general.

 


M4A1 Revolarise: Starting from $22.99 USD.

 

Rating: (6/10)

 

Pros: Great shell velocity, great gun depression. Great alpha damage for a medium tank. Good gun handling for a 390 alpha gun.

Cons: Poor penetration, mediocre mobility, unreliable gun performance. No armor to speak of.

 

Overview: The M4A1 Revolarise is a very straight-forward support tank. It can use ridgelines thanks to its great gun depression, but don't expect anything from the armor, not even the gun mantlet. You poke against enemy tanks that are reloading or distracted, and that's about it. It's simple, but rather boring in my eyes. That being said, it's definitely a better option than any of the Pref MM 122mm guns with 390 alpha. The gun handling for 390 alpha is great. Plus, it's cheap.

 

Worth it?: Only if you're on a budget. The reason why everyone recommends the M4A1 Revolarise is not that it's some kind of great tank, or anything special. Instead, it's that it's cheap. It provides a better experience than most of the other 390 alpha Premiums, for much less money. That being said, the regular MM heavies, mediums or even TD's are generally going to perform better than the M4A1 Revolarise. You get what you pay for, I suppose.

 


FV201 A45: Starting from $11.99 USD.

 

Rating: (6.5/10)

 

Pros: Great gun depression, great DPM. Decent turret armor.

Cons: Fairly poor penetration, sluggish mobility, unreliable hull armor. Easy to ammo rack. Low alpha damage.

 

Overview: The A45 used to be one of my favorite heavy tanks before the new MM templates we saw in early 2017. Since then however, it's been a frustrating and unreliable experience. It can still be a good tank, especially in the right circumstance. However, it definitely doesn't fairly nearly as well against higher Tier tanks, as it does versus same-Tiered tanks. I'd much rather the FV201 A45 was given Pref MM, then it may become worthwhile. Until then, it's a straightfowards, but somewhat lack-luster hull-down ridgeline warrior heavy tank, with a reliable, but low alpha damage gun.

 

Worth it?: Not really. For $11.99, I doubt you'd be upset at yourself for buying an A45, but at that price I'd rather get a Panther M/10 in the current meta.

 


FV4202: Starting from $23.99 USD.

 

Rating: (6.5/10)

 

Pros: Great penetration and shell velocity. Surprisingly decent armor performance. Great gun depression. Fairly good view range.

Cons: Fairly sluggish mobility. Very low alpha damage. Unreliable armor, despite it being decent. Poor gun handling values.

 

Overview: The FV4202 is a very straight-forwards ridge-line warrior medium tank. It has fairly decent armor performance, albeit being unreliable and inconsistent. The gun is kind of the same story. It has its strengths, but sometimes just doesn't want to hit your target. In general, it's a reasonably well-rounded hull-down medium tank, as you'd kind of expect.

 

Worth it?: Not really. It's not a bad tank by any means, but it's not great either. There are better tanks to buy for the money.

 


Heavy Tank No. VI: Starting from $8.99 USD.

 

Rating: (6.5/10)

 

Pros: Good DPM, rather decent mobility for being such a large tank. Good gun depression. Good view range.

Cons: Still a slow heavy tank, poor penetration. Very unreliable armor, although it can side-scrape somewhat decently. Very sluggish shell velocity.

 

Overview: The HT No. VI is a decent enough heavy tank. It's nothing special, but it's not bad either. The gun was pretty enjoyable for me to use, but the large profile and poor armor considering the lackluster mobility still has its obvious drawbacks. It's definitely not a tank I dislike, and I can have fun in it every now and then, but it's also nothing I'd want to play over any of the other Tier 6 heavy tanks either (Other than the Tog II, of course).

 

Worth it?: Not really. If you like the historical configuration of the Tiger, then why not just buy the German one? The exact same thing, but it's German. However, if you wanted a Japanese heavy crew trainer, this tank is fairly average for a Tier 6 heavy tank, and can get some decent results with the fairly good gun.

 


STA-2: Starting from $23.99 USD.

 

Rating: (7/10)

 

Pros: Good gun handling, great gun depression. Very good HEAT shells, with great penetration. Reasonably mobile.

Cons: Lackluster DPM, somewhat sluggish shell velocity. No armor to speak of.

 

Overview: The STA-2 is a very stereotypical ridge-line and support-tank medium. It's nothing special, but has a fairly good gun on a reasonably mobile platform. If you don't mind sacrificing armor for some gun performance, this could be a decent medium tank.

 

Worth it?: Not really. As with many other tanks before, while the STA-2 certainly isn't bad, it's not great or special either. There are better, or at the very least more unique tanks, that you can buy for the money. That being said, if you like that sort of ridgeline gameplay, then the STA-2 can still be a very decent tank to pick up.

 


Skoda T40: Starting from $8.99 USD.

 

Rating: (3.5/10)

 

Pros: Good DPM. Decent mobility. Good view range.

Cons: Poor armor, poor gun depression. Very unreliable gun due to horrific gun handling values. Very easy to ammo rack. Large tank with poor camo values.

 

Overview: The Skoda T40 on paper would make for a decent support tank, but in reality, it's just a frustrating gameplay experience. The VK 30.01 P is just a vastly superior tank. While technically this is decent balancing for a Premium tank, the Skoda T40 feels unnecessarily underpowered. The difference in performance between the VK 30.01 P versus the Skoda T40 is simply far too great to justify spending any money on the Skoda T40.

 

Worth it?: Hell no. Avoid this tank. If you want a gun that feels similarly, on a Premium tank platform, just buy the HT No. VI.

 


Strv S1: Starting from $33.99 USD.

 

Rating: (7/10)

 

Pros: Amazing penetration and shell velocity. Fairly decent mobility. Great camouflage values. Great gun depression.

Cons: Terrible view range, terrible armor, very little HP. Rather mediocre DPM. Low alpha damage for a TD. Siege mode can be a pain in the rear.

 

Overview: The Strv S1 is the ultimate sniper tank at Tier 8. If you want a sniping TD, then the Strv S1 is the way to go. Its gun is reliable, with spectacular penetration and shell velocity. This means that it will have no problem going through enemy armor, nor hitting its targets. This makes for a fairly profitable Premium tank. However, in my opinion the tank is dull, boring and just a poor gameplay experience. While it's great at sniping, it's terrible at just about anything else. It can't fight at close ranges, it has to switch in-and-out of siege mode whenever it wants to change what its doing. The armor does nothing for you unless you're top Tier, and even then arty will still have a field day on you.

 

Worth it?: If you're the campiest of the campers, and you want the best of sniper tanks, then the Strv S1 is a great fit for you. If you actually want to feel engaged in the battle however, then I would stay away from this tank.


 

I hope this overview proves to be useful!

 

Good luck out there, and spend your money wisely! Don't buy a tank you'll end up regretting later. Keep in mind, Christmas is still incoming, so is Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you don't see what you want here today, it may come by later on.

 

Good luck, both in real life and on the battlefield, tankers!

 

(This took eternity to write out, please drop a +1 if you liked it, or found it helpful. It will help boost my ego. :P)


Edited by Scorpiany, Nov 20 2018 - 14:08.


Scorpiany #2 Posted Nov 20 2018 - 05:20

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Holy hell this took seemingly eternity to write out. I really hope this is helpful for some of y'all. It better be! :P



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Thanks for your hard work! Much appreciated, friend.

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Thanks for doing this. Was planning on getting a few new toys and this will help. 

 

Edit: Waiting for WG to get the Amazon payment fiasco fixed. Take my money.....not yet.

 


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You can have 2 +1s! One for giving the Scorpion a half decent score, and one for the ego :P

 

 

 



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View PostScorpiany, on Nov 20 2018 - 05:20, said:

Holy hell this took seemingly eternity to write out. I really hope this is helpful for some of y'all. It better be! :P

 

you helped me make a decision so thanks.

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someone pin this thread scorpiany done it again

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Thanks, Scorp.  I wholeheartedly agree with you on your assessments.

 



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Nice useful review, thanks.

 

Someone loves his Lowe !



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Thanks for posting this.

 

Might want to add that Panther M10 has PMM



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Wow thank you so much for doing this!!

Not planning on buying anything rn because WG said there will be something more on Friday. So I will just wait now. 



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Kudo's & a "huge" +1 Scorp, very nicely done & thank you !!!!!!!

You answered a number of questions I would have pondered for days before buying anything in this newest sale, thank you for taking the time and effort to post this.

 

Good luck on the battlefield & in RL also fellow tanker !!



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To be fair with the T34, she is still a good money maker. Oldie but goldie. At 30 percent discount, T34 is still a good price. Not great. But good.

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awesome info, thanks for doing this post

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View PostTheseViolentDelights, on Nov 19 2018 - 22:15, said:

Thanks for posting this.

 

Might want to add that Panther M10 has PMM

 

I listed Preferential MM as one of the Pros for the Panther M/10, it's the last pro in the list.

 

View PostBaconMeLoveIt, on Nov 19 2018 - 22:32, said:

To be fair with the T34, she is still a good money maker. Oldie but goldie. At 30 percent discount, T34 is still a good price. Not great. But good.

 

Good money maker, but I just don't see the point to it when Lowe will generally just perform better. T34 isn't bad, but it feels like it lacks a place when the Lowe is in the picture.

 

View PostIsola_di_Fano, on Nov 19 2018 - 22:08, said:

Nice useful review, thanks.

 

Someone loves his Lowe !

 

Which is something very unusual for me, since generally I dislike slow vehicles. However, Lowe just seems to perform well in most scenarios, and being able to do well in bottom Tier MM, without being overpowered in any way is something very special that I have to appreciate.

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I wouldn't touch any of the Tier 8's if I was buying.  Mobility creep and vision creep pretty much means Tier 10's break the maps.  It's no fun unless you are some long time clanwars player with a crapload of food and premium ammo squirreled away.

 

Also the Thanksgiving deal ends literally an hour before my monthly pay goes in, so yeah thanks for that.



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I just wish they had the Skorpion G for sale. The FCM 50t however is still in my opinion the most broken tier 8 medium, mainly because of its preferential mm even though it’s as good as a regular tier 8. Even if WG still claims it as a heavy, it not, it’s a medium tank.

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View PostScorpiany, on Nov 19 2018 - 20:20, said:

Krup-Steyr WT: Starting from $11.99 USD.

 

Rating: (8/10)

 

Pros: Fully traversable turret, great gun depression, great camouflage, reliable gun. Decent View Range.

Cons: Very poor armor, frontal engine, very little HP.

 

Overview: The Steyr WT is a very underrated TD in my eyes, and is one of my favorite Premium TD's in the game. If you liked the WT auf Pz. IV, this plays very similarly for a Tier 7 tank. It has more gun depression, and the view range Tier-for-Tier is a lot more reasonable, but is sacrifices the large caliber, punchy guns that the WT auf Pz. IV gets. It can be played aggressively, thanks to the turret and still decent mobility. However, you need to know what you're doing for this to work well. Otherwise, even as a sniper it still does fairly well, especially considering that it has a 90mm gun.

 

Worth it?: Absolutely. The Krup-Steyr WT is a great TD, especially if it fits your playstyle. Would I buy it if you hate no armor on tanks that aren't super quick? Possibly not. However, I believe the gun performance and camouflage of the tank, plus the fully traversable turret and gun depression, to more than make up for its drawbacks. I highly recommend this TD.

 

Thank you for all your hard work on this. I'm sure it will help many people out.

 

Out of all your quick reviews which I feel are pretty accurate, I'm surprised you didn't mention something about the Krup-Steyr WT which can drive players mad. It has good gun depression, but what about those two places on the left and right front where it does not have good gun depression and the gun cannot aim low. It drove me crazy as I would rotate my turret to follow aim at someone and the gun would pop up as it rotated. I got rid of mine in a trade-in even after trying to play it backwards where the gun depression is super and does not have those bumps.

 

Other then that, excellent work.



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Thanks for this ...... very helpful 

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View PostPepino1976, on Nov 20 2018 - 04:52, said:

 

Thank you for all your hard work on this. I'm sure it will help many people out.

 

Out of all your quick reviews which I feel are pretty accurate, I'm surprised you didn't mention something about the Krup-Steyr WT which can drive players mad. It has good gun depression, but what about those two places on the left and right front where it does not have good gun depression and the gun cannot aim low. It drove me crazy as I would rotate my turret to follow aim at someone and the gun would pop up as it rotated. I got rid of mine in a trade-in even after trying to play it backwards where the gun depression is super and does not have those bumps.

 

Other then that, excellent work.

 

Those two little bumps, while annoying, I felt were fairly minor. I almost always turn my Steyr WT around where those bumps aren't an issue, and even when pointing the gun over the front, I didn't find them to be anything more than an inconvenience. It's not nearly as bad as the situation on the O-Ho.

 

However, I can mention them if you feel it was a sufficient enough problem for you. I'll update my Thread to include them.






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