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Jambijon #1 Posted Jan 21 2020 - 18:00

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Attention Tankers!

 

The ISU-130 is in the Premium Shop!  More of a black sheep compared to the other Russian TDs with its high rate of fire, 8 degrees of gun depress, and boasting the highest DPM among Tier VIII's.  However, everything else about this thing is pretty much considered bad.  For more information on our available bundles, click the ISU-130 or the link below.

 

 

Weekly Offer:​ ISU-130

OFFER BEGINS: Tuesday, January 21, 03:20 PT | 05:20 CT | 06:20 ET
OFFER ENDS: Tuesday, January 28, 03:20 PT | 05:20 CT | 06:20 ET

 

ISU-130: Sledgehammer in the Shadows

 

GLHF!


Edited by Jambijon, Jan 21 2020 - 18:01.


X32Wright #2 Posted Jan 21 2020 - 18:09

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It is never a frontline tank but hits very hard and can handle most mediums with one shot, deal with tier 8 and 10s over distance. It makes a decent amount of credits.

 

I have had mine forever when they gave it as a gift to ST Coordinators and forum moderators.


Edited by X32Wright, Jan 21 2020 - 18:10.


Jaguarz #3 Posted Jan 21 2020 - 19:19

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View PostX32Wright, on Jan 21 2020 - 18:09, said:

It is never a frontline tank but hits very hard and can handle most mediums with one shot, deal with tier 8 and 10s over distance. It makes a decent amount of credits.

 

I have had mine forever when they gave it as a gift to ST Coordinators and forum moderators.

 

Its a t8, it does 490/570/640.... I guess if you use HE and pen a tier 6 medium you could take care of their 750 hps with one shot......

 

Its low pen higher alpha gold round is a bit of an oddity but doesnt help much fighting t8-t10 at distance, for a t8 TD, all of its rounds are very low penetration at 215/187/65 and it isnt even very accurate, if you arent at the side of t10s you are going to have issues and its big and slow.

 

Its an oddity and something for collectors, its "high dpm" is not usable in most situations, you rarely see them even after sales for a good reason.

 

You have an impressive amount of battles in yours so will bow out to you in regards to in game applications but the stats on it just dont add up from what I see.



Jambijon #4 Posted Jan 21 2020 - 20:15

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I've tried it a couple of times in Frontline with mediocre results but have definitely had some fun randoms in it. 

KRZYBooP #5 Posted Jan 21 2020 - 23:02

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My Favorite part of the tank is that the standard round has a higher pen than the premium round so your earning potential with this tank is higher than average. 

TommyBuns #6 Posted Jan 21 2020 - 23:25

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"However, everything else about this thing is pretty much considered bad."

 

It's good to see honest assessments from WG employees from time to time.    lol



X32Wright #7 Posted Jan 22 2020 - 00:41

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View PostJaguarz, on Jan 21 2020 - 13:19, said:

 

Its a t8, it does 490/570/640.... I guess if you use HE and pen a tier 6 medium you could take care of their 750 hps with one shot......

 

Its low pen higher alpha gold round is a bit of an oddity but doesnt help much fighting t8-t10 at distance, for a t8 TD, all of its rounds are very low penetration at 215/187/65 and it isnt even very accurate, if you arent at the side of t10s you are going to have issues and its big and slow.

 

Its an oddity and something for collectors, its "high dpm" is not usable in most situations, you rarely see them even after sales for a good reason.

 

You have an impressive amount of battles in yours so will bow out to you in regards to in game applications but the stats on it just dont add up from what I see.

 

I have never played a TD before WGA gave me the ISU-130 so I just kept playing it plus it is fun to derp meds and engage higher tier.  If you play this tank wrong surely you will pay fast and quick for that mistake.  I just simply enjoyed my time with the ISU-130. Yeah I don't use the premium round that much only HE and AP shells.

 

PS: If you are behind camo, have a great crew skills and abuse your view range, once your tanks hits once or twice most enemies hesitates and leaves but once you are lit by multiple tanks you are dead so you need to know when to stay and when to leave. The DPM also catches people off specially mediums.


Edited by X32Wright, Jan 22 2020 - 01:07.


LeaveIT2Beaver #8 Posted Jan 22 2020 - 01:04

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It is a doorstop. The only tank I can honestly say I regret buying and I cannot trade the trash

KidK #9 Posted Jan 22 2020 - 07:26

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View PostJambijon, on Jan 21 2020 - 11:00, said:

Attention Tankers!

 

The ISU-130 is in the Premium Shop!  More of a black sheep compared to the other Russian TDs with its high rate of fire, 8 degrees of gun depress, and boasting the highest DPM among Tier VIII's.  However, everything else about this thing is pretty much considered bad.  For more information on our available bundles, click the ISU-130 or the link below.

 

 

Weekly Offer:​ ISU-130

OFFER BEGINS: Tuesday, January 21, 03:20 PT | 05:20 CT | 06:20 ET
OFFER ENDS: Tuesday, January 28, 03:20 PT | 05:20 CT | 06:20 ET

 

ISU-130: Sledgehammer in the Shadows

 

GLHF!


$56.59 for a F'n TD!  Wow this game has gone to crap!

No Thx keep your crap td & tanks!    :facepalm:



Kharah #10 Posted Jan 22 2020 - 21:58

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so when is it getting buffed to be decent?

X32Wright #11 Posted Jan 23 2020 - 02:25

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View PostKharah, on Jan 22 2020 - 15:58, said:

so when is it getting buffed to be decent?


 Maybe the armor a but if you truly know how to use this tank doing damage of 2-3k is fairly easy with its obscene view range to exploit against most enemies.



Kharah #12 Posted Jan 23 2020 - 18:17

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View PostX32Wright, on Jan 23 2020 - 02:25, said:


 Maybe the armor a but if you truly know how to use this tank doing damage of 2-3k is fairly easy with its obscene view range to exploit against most enemies.

The armor is fine in my opinion, after all, it's just an ISU-152 with a 130mm gun mounted on it. The main thing that annoys me is that the base pen is only 215 mm on its standard AP rounds.. if it could be raised to ~230 mm, I think the tank could be a lot better. I don't really struggle to do good damage in it, but I feel the penetration on its standard rounds should be a little higher, especially considering the ISU-130 sees tier 10 tanks and it will struggle against them a lot with only 215mm of penetration, compared to the 246 mm of AP penetration on for example German 128mm guns (and if that's not enough, they get 311 mm of APCR penetration...).

 

Obviously, giving a tank 3k+ DPM with a high penetration gun is pretty broken, but at times it can just feel very mediocre, and the limited ammo capacity definitely does not help it either.



X32Wright #13 Posted Jan 23 2020 - 18:48

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View PostKharah, on Jan 23 2020 - 12:17, said:

The armor is fine in my opinion, after all, it's just an ISU-152 with a 130mm gun mounted on it. The main thing that annoys me is that the base pen is only 215 mm on its standard AP rounds.. if it could be raised to ~230 mm, I think the tank could be a lot better. I don't really struggle to do good damage in it, but I feel the penetration on its standard rounds should be a little higher, especially considering the ISU-130 sees tier 10 tanks and it will struggle against them a lot with only 215mm of penetration, compared to the 246 mm of AP penetration on for example German 128mm guns (and if that's not enough, they get 311 mm of APCR penetration...).

 

Obviously, giving a tank 3k+ DPM with a high penetration gun is pretty broken, but at times it can just feel very mediocre, and the limited ammo capacity definitely does not help it either.


I agree about the gun penetration changes but not with the armor.  I have however learned to adapt and use this tank for sometime since I was probably one of the first to thoroughly just play it (2400+ battles on it) since I got it (5+ years) way before it was sold.  When facing 3-4 tanks yes it feels very weak and easily dies but I have learned to use it vs mediums and go where the mediums go and support them and stay back and exploit the wonderful view range that it has and dpm and hide behind a bush or do hill defilade. I also just engage at the edge of the view range with optics. I don't think it is an bad tank just needs to be played very differently but I would surely welcome penetration value changes if not damage changes. Doing 3K dmg is pretty easy with this tank if you know where to position your tank and when to go there or when to leave.

 

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Edited by X32Wright, Jan 23 2020 - 18:59.





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