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OminousOwl_ #1 Posted Jun 24 2019 - 05:05

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BEAR WITH ME! Okay, so to start I'd like to say I know that the defender has a lot over the IS-3 but hear me out. I do, MUCH, better in my IS-3 than I do in my Defender. I know this seems like knit picking but the thing is SO inaccurate and just all round terrible gun handling, it makes the IS-3 look like a laser. This alone ruins the tank for me. Yes, I could just face hug every opponent in sight (sarcasm) and negate the bad gun handling. Anyway, was wondering if anybody agreed with me on this, I don't really think the Defender is as scary as everyone makes it out to be with how terribly it gun performs (though it should be toned down because the tech tree version should also be better without a doubt, but hey, what do I know)

BlackFive #2 Posted Jun 24 2019 - 05:12

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The 2 key equalizes the Defender... Just as WG intended.  Speeeennnnnnd... Yes, Spend those credits!

_Red_Saaryn_ #3 Posted Jun 24 2019 - 05:20

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Lowe is a better defender. In fact it is the German defender

Stormer100 #4 Posted Jun 24 2019 - 06:54

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I use the thing in mid-close range, and have good results in the Defender. I've even landed more long range shots than I care to admit, but of course it's accuracy isn't the kind to rely on 100% of the time. You will get some arty like shot went to the border of the aiming circle luck. 
To be honest I stopped playing the IS3 when I got the Defender for the most part. 

KatzeWolf #5 Posted Jun 24 2019 - 06:58

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View Post_Red_Saaryn_, on Jun 24 2019 - 14:20, said:

Lowe is a better defender. In fact it is the German defender

 

I was about to say that I do better in my Lowe haha.

A tank like the Lowe has a higher skill cap than a Defender, you need to know how to use the armour in a Lowe while in a Defender it doesn't really matter. The gun is just better on the Lowe.

 

The Defender is better for the "less skilled" players. While a good player can still do good in a Defender, generally they could do better in something else, be it an IS-3 or Lowe.



commando61 #6 Posted Jun 24 2019 - 07:27

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I find this so true. I remember everyone saying the defender was OP, so I got pretty excited when I picked one up from the loot box. However, I manage to do awful in it. I get some great games, but many bad ones. I think I have the worst win rate in it out of all my tier 8 prems. Not sure why, but I do best in my kv-5 lol.

KatzeWolf #7 Posted Jun 24 2019 - 07:45

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View Postcommando61, on Jun 24 2019 - 16:27, said:

I find this so true. I remember everyone saying the defender was OP, so I got pretty excited when I picked one up from the loot box. However, I manage to do awful in it. I get some great games, but many bad ones. I think I have the worst win rate in it out of all my tier 8 prems. Not sure why, but I do best in my kv-5 lol.

 

It has a 55% global win rate, its still OP.



Asassian7 #8 Posted Jun 24 2019 - 08:02

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The IS-3 has more mobility, DPM, and gun handling than the defender. Which means its more flexible to use. When it comes to carrying pub games, flexibility like that is very strong.

However the defenders ability to just RRR and aim at the enemy base with little fear is still mega levels of dumb, though not *as* effective as it was when it came out since people have learned how to fight it.

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View Post_Red_Saaryn_, on Jun 24 2019 - 04:20, said:

Lowe is a better defender. In fact it is the German defender


 Except the whole it can only bounce a round from the front only, if it is perfectly hull down thing.... sure. Try driving a Lowe into a pile of tier 7 or 8 tanks, see how much you bounce. L70 can tear apart a Lowe at any range but for hull down or perfect angle frontally. Defender can shrug off stuff like that from any angle.

 






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