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VastGamingComa3 #1 Posted 21 November 2019 - 02:55 AM

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What skills & perks are best for russian heavy's ?

 

I'm currently on the KV-85 working towards the IS-7 but i'm unsure what abilities i should train my crew with.

If it helps i use binocular telescope & toolbox.



Haukkis #2 Posted 21 November 2019 - 03:20 AM

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Typical heavy set: Sixth Sense, Brothers In Arms, Track Mechanic, Repairs, Snapshot, Off-Road Driving, Clutch Braking. After those both view range skills and Firefighting can also be useful since Soviet tanks get set on fire quite easily.

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View PostHaukkis, on 21 November 2019 - 12:20 PM, said:

Typical heavy set: Sixth Sense, Brothers In Arms, Track Mechanic, Repairs, Snapshot, Off-Road Driving, Clutch Braking. After those both view range skills and Firefighting can also be useful since Soviet tanks get set on fire quite easily.

 

dont forget smooth ride!

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Haukkis #4 Posted 21 November 2019 - 04:18 AM

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View PostVampire_Izumi, on 21 November 2019 - 05:14 AM, said:

 

dont forget smooth ride!

 

I personally don't use Smooth Ride any other except light tanks and mediums, I don't see it's benefits on Soviet heavies since I don't usually fire on the move when playing Soviet heavies, except Churchill 3.

Vampire_Izumi #5 Posted 21 November 2019 - 04:32 AM

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View PostHaukkis, on 21 November 2019 - 01:18 PM, said:

 

I personally don't use Smooth Ride any other except light tanks and mediums, I don't see it's benefits on Soviet heavies since I don't usually fire on the move when playing Soviet heavies, except Churchill 3.

 

i getcha, for me Snapshot and Smooth Ride are skills i get 1 after the other and are some of the first skills i get.

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View PostVampire_Izumi, on 20 November 2019 - 08:14 PM, said:

 

dont forget smooth ride!

 

a good skill for the IS7 and yell RASHA on firing!

I always get the repair, gun, durability and maneuvering skills then vision skills. 


 


SPUK4U #7 Posted 21 November 2019 - 05:45 AM

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I would say 6th sense skill, some feeling of brotherhood skill and all gun handling skills and repair skills. No need to look far, you have a soviet radio and you have to trust that comrades keep watch while you crush enemies in front of you. It took  while for me to figure out that Soviet heavies are made for agressive attack. That's why they suck when team starts to camp or play carefully.
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Bibo1GerUk #8 Posted 21 November 2019 - 06:33 AM

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If you're a new player in a russian Heavy I'd go for Sixth Sense, Brothers in Arms to help improve on all the tank sats, then repairs and track mechanic.

Those 4 skills cost 100,800 Crew XP each. You may be able to unlock 2 skills or perks in the KV85 before you get bored of it and move on to the next tank.

Equipment wise: Vents, Gun Rammer and the big toolkit to help you get your tracks and modules repaired faster so you can move back into cover.

Edit: Binos are nice for vision but the russian Heavies are so blind you need to rely on your team to do the spotting. Improve your tank performance to do damage.


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SirDerp-a-lot #9 Posted 21 November 2019 - 02:46 PM

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I mostly agree with the others.

 

1. Sixth Sense

2. Brothers in Arms

3. Repairs & Track Mechanic

4. Snap Shot & Smooth Ride

 

After that is depends on what you want out of the tank. If you often go with rations instead of the fire extinguisher, I'd add firefighting skills as quickly as possible. If you tend to be mobile the two driving skills are helpful. View range is always important, but Soviet heavies won't ever outspot anything anyway.

 

For equipment I'd go with rammer, vents, stabilizer (GLD where not available), small kits and an auto-FE.



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The IS-7 is a bully tank.  You want to be close and brawling.  You will also be taking hits.  You want to be able to sustain that.

 

Your first three are the standard for any heavy:  Sixth sense, BIA and repairs.

After that, you can go in a few directions but considering the doubling of the crew XP needed every four, I would recommend:  Track mechanic and safe stowage first.


 

The next three are more personal preference but out of the following:  off road driving, clutch breaking, jack of all trades, pain tolerance, and snap shot.  


 

There are a few others that would also be useful but aren't as important:  smooth ride, situational awareness, and preventative maintenance.


 

Completely stay away from the camo skills and perks.  You will be detected because you should be less than 50 meters away.



 


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After reading everyone's suggestions i decided to start with BIA then adrenalin rush because using the 122mm and going to the IS

Edited by VastGamingComa3, 23 November 2019 - 01:50 AM.


SirDerp-a-lot #12 Posted 26 November 2019 - 01:22 AM

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View PostLacqueredBacon, on 21 November 2019 - 04:49 PM, said:

Completely stay away from the camo skills and perks.

 

Bad advice. While not the most important skill for a heavy, Camouflage is by far the single most effective skill in terms of percentage points added to some feature of your tank. As an example, accd. to Wotinfo, a IS-7 spotted by an T-100 is spotted 18m later if it has Camouflage. That's close to the typical difference in view range between a tier VIII and a tier X scout, and that difference can win games on open maps.



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View PostSirDerp-a-lot, on 25 November 2019 - 08:22 PM, said:

 

Bad advice. While not the most important skill for a heavy, Camouflage is by far the single most effective skill in terms of percentage points added to some feature of your tank. As an example, accd. to Wotinfo, a IS-7 spotted by an T-100 is spotted 18m later if it has Camouflage. That's close to the typical difference in view range between a tier VIII and a tier X scout, and that difference can win games on open maps.

 

Sure.  Get it at skill 20.  For the IS-7 specifically, it is not more important than the skills listed.

 

If you are relying on out spotting a T100-LT on an open map while in your IS-7, you already lost.  Yes, you will be spotted later but still spotted and likely the T100-LT will remain undetected even after firing.



 






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