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BDR - Is it just me, or is it trash


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Kiwi_Kebab #1 Posted 15 May 2020 - 07:02 PM

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I've been trying to go up the French heavy line.  Im at the tier 5. I have a very low winrate in the BDR, low enough to be an extreme outlier. I feel that this tank is very bad, but I don't know if anyone else shares my sentiments.

 

1. Dispersion and aim time are ridiculously poor. I can't seem to hit anything unless I take the 4+ seconds to aim, and then it's still a toss up. Snapshots are a big no.

 

2. Penetration is 130mm, which is ok for the tier, but the lack of accuracy makes hitting weak spots difficult. 

 

3. Armor is vulnerable in spots. While it did receive a buff recently, and the tank can sidescrape OK, getting penned frontally by tier 5s and 6s is very common. The cupola is huge, though troll at times. 

 

4. Hitpoints are super low compared to tier 6 tanks. For instance, the Churchill VII gets 1200 hitpoints compared to the BDR's 690 (this is a complaint against tier 5 heavies in general post update 6.10).

 

The best parts about this tank is the 225 alpha and decent mobility for a heavy. Other than that, I feel it struggles too much to get its damage off effectively.

 

Anyone else have problems with the BDR, or am I just failing to play the tank to its strengths?



Lmsd123 #2 Posted 15 May 2020 - 07:20 PM

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Was good tank before 5.5, been a year since I played it. I have 969 battles with a 60.15 wr. I’m sure it was probably nerfed into the dirt

DeliciousPancakes_ #3 Posted 15 May 2020 - 07:23 PM

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It's still a good tank. Don't brawl T1's face to face. Other than that, you can bully pretty much any other tier 5 tank.

 

Play with supremacy turned off and don't platoon, and you shouldn't see tier 6 very often. When you do see tier 6, hang back behind your tier 6 teammates and chip in with your alpha.



BlitzAssassin #4 Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:52 PM

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Didn’t it just get a recent buff? Or am I tripping myself? Anyways, ya the tank seems like a beast right now, and never really noticed it before.

_The_Tactition_ #5 Posted 16 May 2020 - 01:34 AM

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Just grind the ARL 44, the thing is god tier right now

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stmaarten1778 #6 Posted 16 May 2020 - 01:38 AM

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Nah, BDR is at least a more than ok tank. The tank that really sucks in the French line is the Arl v39. Why does a weakly armored tank have a cupola again? I have played the BDR and it is pretty good. I just need to figure out how to play it when I eventually rebuy it

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DeliciousPancakes_ #7 Posted 16 May 2020 - 03:01 AM

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View PostBlitzAssassin, on 15 May 2020 - 02:52 PM, said:

Didn’t it just get a recent buff? Or am I tripping myself? Anyways, ya the tank seems like a beast right now, and never really noticed it before.

 

Yes, they unnecessarily buffed its frontal armor.



BlitzAssassin #8 Posted 16 May 2020 - 03:03 AM

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View PostDeliciousPancakes_, on 15 May 2020 - 11:01 PM, said:

 

Yes, they unnecessarily buffed its frontal armor.


k good, that’s what I thought. Thanks.






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