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Luapzors #21 Posted 05 January 2015 - 06:20 PM

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I've only played one line of Tank Destroyers (German), so I'm not too experienced with them. That said, I found them only sort of likable. The Hetzer is of course pretty fun because it's one of the most OP tanks in the game relative to its tier. The StuG was alright — quick and good at sniping but too darn squishy. I chose not to advance any further than the StuG.

 

The Soviet TD line has caught my interest though. After playing the KV-1S and IS, I have gained an appreciation for high alpha damage. There's just something really addictive about pressing the fire button and watching a huge chunk of your enemy's HP disappear. That being the case, I am tempted to go down the ISU-152 line. How does it hold up in Blitz? The maps are generally smaller, so does this hurt or help its performance?


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dementian #22 Posted 05 January 2015 - 10:16 PM

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I've had the ISU for a few days now and have had decent success, early grinds are always a pain.  That being said, the SU-152 is a blast.  Did I win a lot?  Not necessarily, however the 152mm derp gun can one shot most tier 5 tanks (and some 6).  So the pain suffered when quickly destroyed in higher tier matches was easily offset by the joy of taking 900+ HP from many opponents.


Luapzors #23 Posted 05 January 2015 - 10:33 PM

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Yes, that does sound like a lot of fun. The Soviet TD line will likely be my next grind.

 

How much does the 152mm ammo cost? One thing I dislike about the 122mm on the KV-1S/IS is the high cost of ammo, because it makes me wince every time I miss or bounce a shot.


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dementian #24 Posted 06 January 2015 - 05:15 AM

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That's the beauty of the derp SU 152 gun, you do the most damage with HE rounds so cost is low.


dementian #25 Posted 06 January 2015 - 01:00 PM

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Here's a better answer now that I looked the cost up.  The cost is "relatively" low:

 

HE 810 credits

AP 725 credits

 

I don't recall losing credits in this tank like some other tanks.



Luapzors #26 Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:15 PM

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Thank you for the info!

 

That HE ammo is still 200 credits less per shot than the AP ammo in my IS, so that's pretty nice. Especially since HE ammo will usually do at least some damage. This morning I was bottom tier in my IS and bounced 3 shots back-to-back against an Obj. 704, Tiger II, and an IS. I almost threw my phone across the room. 3k credits gone with 0 damage to show for it. :angry:


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Forgotten_Noble #29 Posted 19 November 2015 - 04:49 PM

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I'm trying to get the ISU.

I don't understand why it's getting as much crap as it does, it's a hell of a tank if used properly, even if you use the standard derp gun.



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Welcome to the forums! This thread is old, so not alot of people will comment.

 

Don't ask for artillery or Modern Tanks.

 

ISU is good, get the tier 10 BL-10 gun.


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Nice guide overall, just a little lacking on the amount of content.


b16707 #32 Posted 16 December 2016 - 06:25 PM

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Bringing this thread back from the dead. Really sucking in the ISU152 but i feel that i still want to keep it around for some reason. Anyone has had success and can share some more tips other than whats found here? I only have the BL9S right now, im hoping things will be a litte more fun once i get the BL10

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View Postb16707, on 16 December 2016 - 10:25 AM, said:

Bringing this thread back from the dead. Really sucking in the ISU152 but i feel that i still want to keep it around for some reason. Anyone has had success and can share some more tips other than whats found here? I only have the BL9S right now, im hoping things will be a litte more fun once i get the BL10

 

The BL10 is what makes this tank.  I don't know how to play it with the BL9S, as I just ran the 152mm derp from before and spammed HEAT until I got the big gun.  But I don't think I play it significantly differently between those two.  :facepalm:

 

Basically, I try and be a sneaky bugger.  Stay second line, and *IN HARD COVER* at all times until you're ready to take a shot.  You will be prioritized and you will get plastered if you expose yourself.  Basically I pick a group to run with, either the mediums or heavies, and hang back, hiding in cover until they get stuck into it with reds.  :arta:

 

Once everyone is well and truly distracted, I look for good available targets to hit.  My priorities are 1: anything with about 4-500 HP I can one shot and kill, and then 2. high HP tanks that can suck up all that glorious alpha.  Really low HP tanks I try and let my teammates finish off, but sometimes you need to step in and take care of things.  :sceptic:

 

Once you get the shot off, go and hide again.  Preferably long enough to reset camo.  Basically you want Red to not even know you are there until you pop out, obliterate someone, and disappear.  You can not not not remain exposed as you have no HP and almost no armour (though your mantlet will perform the odd miracle, it's not reliable).  :trollface:

 

Sneaky sneak sneaky.  Good luck.  :honoring:

 



b16707 #34 Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:40 PM

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Thanks for the tips. For now Ive sold the ISU152 so i can focus on my IS3 and T43 grinds, i may come back to it at some other point if it ever goes on sale. I think ill suck big time in this IS3 also. Seems like these tier 8s really depend on their biggest gun to really have some decent amount of fun. That or im really n00b (and maybe this is the case). 

Edited by b16707, 27 December 2016 - 11:42 PM.






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