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ChaseR392 #21 Posted Apr 22 2019 - 19:13

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Bought one too... been getting tired of getting killed by them.

 

Haven't had the best luck this morning... but its a solid tank. Decent mobility for a heavy, armor will get you plenty of bounces... gun is accurate enough to brawl and surprisingly good if you can afford to sit still until it fully aims (poor Udes). The only negatives I can see is the lower plate is so large you can hit it with another 252u/Defender easily... and arty loves you.

 

Waiting with open wallet for the Somua SM and the IS-3a....

 

 



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View PostChaseR392, on Apr 22 2019 - 19:13, said:

Bought one too... been getting tired of getting killed by them.

 

Haven't had the best luck this morning... but its a solid tank. Decent mobility for a heavy, armor will get you plenty of bounces... gun is accurate enough to brawl and surprisingly good if you can afford to sit still until it fully aims (poor Udes). The only negatives I can see is the lower plate is so large you can hit it with another 252u/Defender easily... and arty loves you.

 

Waiting with open wallet for the Somua SM and the IS-3a....

 

 

 

3a was just recent iirc, andnif youbhave the defender you wont need the 3a, it cant train a full crew anywhom.

Commander_367 #23 Posted Apr 23 2019 - 02:06

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It says it doesn't have a customizable camo option … does this mean it has camo already or is that just graphics?

Compared to the thunderbolt - it has it's own graphics but let's you add camo like every other premium 

 


Edited by Commander_367, Apr 23 2019 - 02:06.


Stevenwt #24 Posted Apr 23 2019 - 03:58

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View PostCommander_367, on Apr 22 2019 - 19:06, said:

It says it doesn't have a customizable camo option … does this mean it has camo already or is that just graphics?

Compared to the thunderbolt - it has it's own graphics but let's you add camo like every other premium 

 

 

um not exactly

 

Patton KR 

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Alpine tiger (clone of WZ-111) 

Mauerbrecher(To be fair I dont think it makes any difference!)

Skorpion G(Clone tank is the Skorpion)

 

all have non removable camo that you cant mess with

 

I think the KV-2 ® you can put an undercoat of camo without removing the 3D skin but i havent messed with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Stevenwt, Apr 23 2019 - 04:00.


ChaseR392 #25 Posted Apr 23 2019 - 07:23

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View PostStevenwt, on Apr 23 2019 - 03:58, said:

 

I think the KV-2 ® you can put an undercoat of camo without removing the 3D skin but i havent messed with it.

 

 

You can also remove that hideous skin and just have a plain KV-2



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View PostVulcan_Spectre, on Apr 22 2019 - 09:56, said:

is it really the best tier 8 heavy in the game? cause I want a solid tier 8 for credits and frontlines (either this or the IS-6 cause that doesn't see tier 9-10), recommended or not???

 

 

Its pay 2 win.. I stopped giving WG money over this tank.. Im waiting till they add weak points to tanks again so i can actually play.. But until then.. Not going to even try..


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Stevenwt #27 Posted Apr 23 2019 - 09:53

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From everything i have seen it is a borderline Tier 9 tank.

 

unfortunately it's premium so they can't really nerf it very much if at all



21Blackjack #28 Posted Apr 23 2019 - 10:05

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View PostThatoneguyKaz, on Apr 22 2019 - 18:15, said:

 

shoot under the sideskirts on it at all times. 

 

For the record i just broke down and bought one

 



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so does it come with camo all-season bonus built in already …

or are those just graphics with no camo or concealment bonus?

 

otherwise, the regular version with no graphics might allow camo to be added = better?

I'm not even sure why they have the 2 versions - aren't they the same tank?


Edited by Commander_367, Apr 23 2019 - 12:17.


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Sees a lot of tier X.  You are dead when your teammates fold around you and you are swarmed by tier IX and X, or just faster tier VIII's.  This is due to the long reload time (and general lack of mobility) which all your enemies are well aware of.  Gun will miss more shots than most.  It won't make you a better player.  That being said I do have my high damage game of all time in it.

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Vulcan_Spectre #31 Posted Apr 23 2019 - 13:40

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View PostCommander_367, on Apr 23 2019 - 06:12, said:

so does it come with camo all-season bonus built in already …

or are those just graphics with no camo or concealment bonus?

 

otherwise, the regular version with no graphics might allow camo to be added = better?

I'm not even sure why they have the 2 versions - aren't they the same tank?

 

the obj 252U has the same stats, i think only diff is you can add camo to the 252U  cause the defender has the fancy paintjob

24cups #32 Posted Apr 23 2019 - 16:38

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View Postrogombor, on Apr 22 2019 - 11:46, 

Also 252U is better at hiding some weakspots than Defender.

That's amazing considering that they are the same tank , one with a camo skin,  one without. 



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View PostGeorgePreddy, on Apr 22 2019 - 15:35, said:

I like my 252U... highly recommend it for noobs like me as well as normal players too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

first off MR preddy  your version of noob is a tad different then mine...  lol..  that being said.... i do enjoy the 252u defender it is very forgiving for me and my style of play... perhaps my best tank..   i do not play it a ton  kinda save it for the days i am in the mood to win and not just play..... i got mine during the Xmas boxes as a gift.  really glad i got it....

 

if i was to start yet another account this tank would be among the first i'd purchase.....


Edited by toesave, Apr 23 2019 - 17:19.


Vulcan_Spectre #34 Posted Apr 24 2019 - 15:24

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View PostKRZYBooP, on Apr 22 2019 - 10:54, said:

 

Be sure you know how to angle your piked armor. If you try to side scrape you will not have a good time. 

 

my brothers (both have IS-3s) helped me with that

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View PostVulcan_Spectre, on Apr 22 2019 - 15:56, said:

is it really the best tier 8 heavy in the game? cause I want a solid tier 8 for credits and frontlines (either this or the IS-6 cause that doesn't see tier 9-10), recommended or not???

 

The IS-6 stays on the premium page while the Obj 252u pair are seldom seen. Get one or both now while available. I got the Defender in a Christmas loot box and bought the Obj 252u yesterday for winning caps in Frontline. 

 

I got the IS-6 first since neither Obj 252u's were available for over a year. The IS-6 isn't as good for Tier VIII Skirmishes. IMO, the Obj 252u or Obj 252u Defender would be better as a first Tier VIII premium tank. And if you wish, you can add the IS-6 later. 

 

Just my 2¢, 

 



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View PostBlackstone, on Apr 22 2019 - 10:04, said:

 

That's true. My 53TP eats them alive when they don't angle. 

"hello Mr. Defender....BOOM! I just sucked 425 HP away. How does it feel?"

 

*returns with 500+ roll*

 

Fine how did that taste?
 

To answer the op, no, not really. There is no "best" I still prefer the standard is3 over these tanks.  Armor is not a selling point for me personally on tanks, because randoms wil lol 360noscope panic snapshot my weakpoints from across the map. Gun handling, utility and dpm are much more desired traits for me. Honestly my favorite tier 8 is probably the Canarvon atm. followed by the IS3 and the Somua. 



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View Post24cups, on Apr 23 2019 - 12:38, said:

That's amazing considering that they are the same tank , one with a camo skin,  one without. 

 

The 252U has mudflaps. Makes it harder to see the plate and be sure of the angling.

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View PostVulcan_Spectre, on Apr 22 2019 - 15:56, said:

is it really the best tier 8 heavy in the game? cause I want a solid tier 8 for credits and frontlines (either this or the IS-6 cause that doesn't see tier 9-10), recommended or not???

Defender is a money maker noob proof tank very recommended. Meanwhile is6 is6 the defender of pmm tanks but for it to be godly as defender you need to reverse side scrappe



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View Post_Bagheera_, on Apr 24 2019 - 15:18, said:

 

*returns with 500+ roll*

 

Fine how did that taste?
 

To answer the op, no, not really. There is no "best" I still prefer the standard is3 over these tanks.  Armor is not a selling point for me personally on tanks, because randoms wil lol 360noscope panic snapshot my weakpoints from across the map. Gun handling, utility and dpm are much more desired traits for me. Honestly my favorite tier 8 is probably the Canarvon atm. followed by the IS3 and the Somua. 

 

yes, and in a game on fjords without aiming i ammo racked a 50tp proto

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The Defender is one of those tanks that requires HE when it's dug in. The cupolas on top, the driver's hatch, and even the turret seam are all good candidates until you get into a better position to shoot at its sides or its engine deck. 




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