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HalfFaceWarrior #1 Posted 25 December 2017 - 05:31 PM

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Hey guys!

 

First post here (even though I have read the forums like crazy ever since I started playing). 

 

I need all those Russian premium players' advice for the next premium I am going to be getting.  

 

I recently received the free ISU-130 Tier 8 TD over the Christmas break and have been loving it, but I've noticed its one of the only Russian tanks I have in my garage. So I have been thinking long and hard and have around $50 of extra Christmas money and have decided I want to buy a Russian-Prem-Gem.

 

I have it down to 3 (but I am always interested in other recommendations):

 

1. The Volk T-44-100 Tier 8 Medium (10,500 G)

2. The IS-5 Tier 8 Heavy (12,000 G)

3. The IS-3A Tier 8 Heavy (12,190 G

 

I have heard good things about each of these. I heard the Volk is an all-around great medium, and the IS's are just heavy Russian brawlers. 

 

I would love to hear by January 2nd to which of these tanks I should purchase.

 

Thanks, Y'all! :)

 

 

 



Papax 2112 #2 Posted 25 December 2017 - 06:23 PM

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I don't like my Fatherland or My IS 5....Love my IS 6 black and pmm . Played Glory 5 times yesterday, 5 tier X matches.

Edited by Papax 2112, 25 December 2017 - 06:27 PM.


LevelStream18 #3 Posted 25 December 2017 - 08:30 PM

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Personally, I'd say don't buy the IS3a. I have it, and the gun is incredibly troll. .46 accuracy + 3.4 secs aimtime + awful dispersion. Also, the mobility is a lot worse than the normal IS3. It's not bad, especially since I got the fatherland variant for free in february, but not really worth $50 in my opinion. I have never played the IS-5, so I can't really comment, but I've heard it is quite similar to the IS3a. Don't have the volk either, but I have played the standard TT T-44 and while it wasn't amazing, it was pretty decent, so that's the one I'd go for. But it all depends on which class and type of vehicle you prefer to play.

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If you like a highly mobile medium the volk t-44-100 is a great tank. It turns on a dime and has great ground resistance and a reliable gun to back it all up. I don’t know if you own one or not but I feel it plays like an edelweise.

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Is-6 is the solution to your problem

PeaceSells86 #6 Posted 26 December 2017 - 12:45 AM

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Is 5 is got great armor, I have both the is3a and the is5. The five is my go to brawling tank. Get it hull down and it’s a serious pain to remove. The turret armor is very good

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I've got the is5 and do enjoy it but the gun can frustrate especially in tier 10 which I always seem to get. Maybe consider the kv4 k on sale at the mo. Great armour like the is3&5 but better gun handling which is always a plus. Much better chance of pin pointing weak spots. 

Good medium to consider also might be the t54 mod 1 from the tt.

Cheaper than the t44 100 and although not as mobile does have better armour.

Just thought I'd give you another couple of options to consider.


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HalfFaceWarrior #8 Posted 26 December 2017 - 07:23 PM

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View PostGadoguz94, on 25 December 2017 - 10:18 PM, said:

Is-6 is the solution to your problem

 

That's the move

HalfFaceWarrior #9 Posted 26 December 2017 - 07:26 PM

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View PostLevelStream18, on 25 December 2017 - 08:30 PM, said:

Personally, I'd say don't buy the IS3a. I have it, and the gun is incredibly troll. .46 accuracy + 3.4 secs aimtime + awful dispersion. Also, the mobility is a lot worse than the normal IS3. It's not bad, especially since I got the fatherland variant for free in february, but not really worth $50 in my opinion. I have never played the IS-5, so I can't really comment, but I've heard it is quite similar to the IS3a. Don't have the volk either, but I have played the standard TT T-44 and while it wasn't amazing, it was pretty decent, so that's the one I'd go for. But it all depends on which class and type of vehicle you prefer to play.

 

​From what ive heard the IS-3A and IS-5 are incredibly similar:

The IS-3A having the DPS 

The IS-5 having the armor 



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View PostPeaceSells86, on 26 December 2017 - 12:45 AM, said:

Is 5 is got great armor, I have both the is3a and the is5. The five is my go to brawling tank. Get it hull down and it’s a serious pain to remove. The turret armor is very good

 

​Ive got to say thats what everyone is telling me. I got kinda cringed though because I asked a fellow player what he thought of his IS-3A... turned out he was like 8 who used his parents money

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View PostPapax 2112, on 25 December 2017 - 06:23 PM, said:

I don't like my Fatherland or My IS 5....Love my IS 6 black and pmm . Played Glory 5 times yesterday, 5 tier X matches.

 

​Was thinking of the non- "hero" varients. I heard the "hero" varients are insanely overpriced 

Xenith_Inc #12 Posted 27 December 2017 - 09:49 AM

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I hear bad stuff about the others, I think very few people have anything bad to say about the IS6.

Although if you don't own any other Russian premiums, think about the Churchill 3, CKV1 and KV220.

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Scoobydooboj #13 Posted 27 December 2017 - 12:22 PM

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The good thing about the is6 is the preferential match making. All the others see tier 10.

The gun on the is6 however is the worst out of the lot!

Lots of premium ammo needed which eats into the silver which kinda defeats the purpose.

May as well wait till January when, allegedly, the 252 comes out which apparently will stomp [edited]!


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PeaceSells86 #14 Posted 28 December 2017 - 02:31 AM

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View PostHalfFaceWarrior, on 26 December 2017 - 07:28 PM, said:

 

​Ive got to say thats what everyone is telling me. I got kinda cringed though because I asked a fellow player what he thought of his IS-3A... turned out he was like 8 who used his parents money

Well I’m a 50 yo idiot who takes this game a bit seriously. Between the two I love the is5. I love seeing is3’s on the red team, so easy to pen the front 



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View PostPeaceSells86, on 28 December 2017 - 02:31 AM, said:

Well I’m a 50 yo idiot who takes this game a bit seriously. Between the two I love the is5. I love seeing is3’s on the red team, so easy to pen the front 

I'm thinking the IS-5 just because it was given out as a clan rewards item on PC (idk about console). Also seen less IS-5's so 






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