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Gravedigger - How to play in tier 8?


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Nathanronco #1 Posted 31 May 2020 - 01:07 PM

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So I've had the Gravedigger since the Christmas event, and I do really enjoy it. It crushes tier 6 and 7 without breaking a sweat, but when I come against tier 8 heavies and even some mediums I find myself unable to pen the tanks even with prammo unless they are facing to the side or rear. Does anyone have any tips for how to play this tank bottom tier? 
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View PostNathanronco, on 31 May 2020 - 08:07 AM, said:

So I've had the Gravedigger since the Christmas event, and I do really enjoy it. It crushes tier 6 and 7 without breaking a sweat, but when I come against tier 8 heavies and even some mediums I find myself unable to pen the tanks even with prammo unless they are facing to the side or rear. Does anyone have any tips for how to play this tank bottom tier? 

its the same thing with AMX 13 57. except 13 57 has speed.



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When bottom tier I try to target tanks with less armor or to get position on heavies. With a tank the size of a house it can be difficult though. Knowing weak points can help, but it does have really weak pen vs tier 8.
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Meat_Locker #4 Posted 31 May 2020 - 02:11 PM

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Evade the heavy armor and hope that your team can wear them down first.

 

Load APCR as you'll need it.

 

Roll tough with the Lights and Meds in order to square off against, and surprise, the Red Lights & Meds.



 


Barny227 #5 Posted 31 May 2020 - 03:30 PM

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You will need prammo even on some tier 8 mediums to be effective so it gets very expensive when you are low tier.  I agree with locker roll with the mediums and hope that your heavies on your team can hold.  

Revenant525 #6 Posted 31 May 2020 - 04:12 PM

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I like to partener with a tier 8, then when we find a red tier 8 I go in and shoot the tracks and he does the business, then repeat the process.  If I am lucky I can get a kill, if not then I get the damage.  After all the game is about damage, not kills

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Angles- the armor can be troll even to tier 8’s best guns. 
   Load Prammo, use as required, and absolutely do not go alone. 


 

 
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View PostRevenant525, on 31 May 2020 - 10:12 AM, said:

I like to partener with a tier 8, then when we find a red tier 8 I go in and shoot the tracks and he does the business, then repeat the process.  If I am lucky I can get a kill, if not then I get the damage.  After all the game is about damage, not kills


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View PostNathanronco, on 31 May 2020 - 01:07 PM, said:

So I've had the Gravedigger since the Christmas event, and I do really enjoy it. It crushes tier 6 and 7 without breaking a sweat, but when I come against tier 8 heavies and even some mediums I find myself unable to pen the tanks even with prammo unless they are facing to the side or rear. Does anyone have any tips for how to play this tank bottom tier? 

Play it like every single other un-special tank that's been up-tiered. Camp in the back like a TD and farm salt from your enemies and teammates :teethhappy:.



Texas_Tyrant #10 Posted 02 June 2020 - 08:13 PM

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I find the Gravedigger very difficult to play at tier 8 as well. That is why I dont play mine, the auto loader has nice clip damage, if you get the shells in. This makes it very easy to peek a boom to kill the Gravedigger. I watch the numbers in queue. If theres less than 12 tanks at your tier you WILL be under tier 8.

When you are in tier 8 battles run with the meds and dont go the heavy route of they have tier 8 heavies. You can not pen them at all, even if you can it will be a bad trade as you wont be able to get all youre shots in. Go where you know you can pen them. If the reds tier 7 tanks are heavies go the heavy route, or if they are meds go the med route. Situate yourself to where youll meet their lower tier tanks. Avoid going where you expect there tier 8 tanks to appear. Map awareness, tactics, and predicting where the enemy will appear is key.

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otirruborez #11 Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:50 PM

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There are tier 8 mediums with the same pen as the gravedigger. Should be fine.




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