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HellsB3lls #1 Posted Apr 27 2020 - 05:41

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I'm at tiers 6/7 with KV-1S and T-43. I like playing meds and heavies, and I'm looking ahead at which tier 9 to focus. I've done compares on tanks.gg for Obj 430/705/257 and T-54.

 

On paper, I'm leaning towards the Obj 430 and Obj 257. I like the speed of the T-54 but it's alpha, armor, and pen seem to be lacking. I can get to the 430 more quickly than the 257. I'm just wondering more about the soft-stats that aren't obvious in the compares and how it feels to play the tanks. Any input would be appreciated.

 

 



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430 is the best medium in the game.

HellsB3lls #3 Posted Apr 27 2020 - 06:08

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View Post24_inch_pythons, on Apr 27 2020 - 00:05, said:

430 is the best medium in the game.


thx, good to know.



Firemoth #4 Posted Apr 27 2020 - 11:32

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i like the T10 more than the 257.

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View PostFiremoth, on Apr 27 2020 - 10:32, said:

i like the T10 more than the 257.

Mobility over armor?



Ken_McGuire #6 Posted Apr 27 2020 - 12:02

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T10 has a better gun, as well as a more solid turret. When you play the 257, your turret hatches will be penned reliably at short range by just about everyone who has ever faced a 257.

 

But do get the 430. I am not as sold on its merits as some are, but it is rather new player friendly - and has a very simple module grind.



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View PostPTwr, on Apr 27 2020 - 20:38, said:

Mobility over armor?

 

257's gun is also worse.

 

The armour is better for random RNG bounces but it isn't reliable against anyone who's ever fought a 257 before or anyone who's spend more than a second thinking about how angles work.

 

Tier 10s will also cheese through your armour anyway, so you might as well drop it and get some mobility.



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View PostPTwr, on Apr 27 2020 - 20:38, said:

Mobility over armor?


mobility gets you more value the better you are. armour gets you more value the dumber your opponent is. plus the T10 is still good at hulldown and sidescraping

 

the 258AP/340HEAT on the T-10 is a better selection than the 248APCR/315HEAT on the 257

 

 


Edited by Firemoth, Apr 27 2020 - 14:29.





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