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MysterioMax #1 Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:16 PM

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So i thought about buying the Löwe. I like the cannon with good accuracy and the 234 pen and the fact that it can sidescrape like a boss. The turret is very good too.

How good is it as a creditmaker and can it be good in t10 games?

Should i buy it or better wait for tanks like defender/patriot?



Cobra6 #2 Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:23 PM

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Defender won't be on sale for the foreseeable future since it's broken/overpowered on tier 8.

Patriot is quite good

 

Lowe however really has become a nice heavy tank and was always great at making credits. Due to it's high penetration you need far less premium ammo and now with the buffed mobility and armour you are actually able to bounce quite a bit.

 

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Negativvv #3 Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:29 PM

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I'm still fairly new but out of Lowe and Patriot I think the Lowe is more user friendly.

 

Good all round armour and accurate gun makes Lowe comfortable to play.

 

Patriot has a strong mantlet but can't sidescrape and is generally easy to penetrate. Has low alpha and only okay accuracy, the low alpha is a bit of an issue at T8+ as almost everyone else will slap u for 400+ damage so no trading. Probably is meant to function more like a Medium than a true HT... I'm still learning it anyway.



uglycousin #4 Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:31 PM

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Lowe is in a nice spot right now. Patriot still is good.

 

If you really want it, either are good choices.

 

 



SmellyGarbage #5 Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:33 PM

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If you like heavy tanks then you wont get disapointed with the Löwe, it is by far my favourite premium heavy tank. I have the Patriot as well but the alpha damage and the armour don't work for me in tier X games. 

 

 



Radu_Korne #6 Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:31 PM

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View PostMysterioMax, on 30 March 2018 - 04:16 PM, said:

So i thought about buying the Löwe. I like the cannon with good accuracy and the 234 pen and the fact that it can sidescrape like a boss. The turret is very good too.

How good is it as a creditmaker and can it be good in t10 games?

Should i buy it or better wait for tanks like defender/patriot?

 

Lowe is one of my main credit generating tanks. The reason: I only take about 5 premium rounds. I went for coated optics too because it racks up more assist. dmg (thus more credits). I think I have like 460m viewrange in it with a 4 skills crew. In tier 10 games, you have to limit yourself to support/sidescrape roles. Don't go vs. big boys because you'll die quickly and your alpha is not worth trading shots. Turret is also less reliable at tier 10 for obvious reasons. It can work at tier 10. What I hate about tier 9/10 are arties.

Patriot, while pretty good, is a one trick pony with pew pew gun. Play it as a hulldown medium.



chiggy #7 Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:06 PM

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I would probably wait until the next batch of premiums arrive this year. They will be more powerful than anything seen in game now.

Search_Warrant #8 Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:17 PM

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Dont buy anything till WG fix there buggy mess of a game.

Lentomies1 #9 Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:40 PM

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From what I've heard, Löwe seems to be the best option. Defender is obviously better, but probably won't be sold for a while. (hopefully never again)

crnakoza #10 Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:42 PM

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View PostCobra6, on 30 March 2018 - 03:23 PM, said:

Defender won't be on sale for the foreseeable future since it's broken/overpowered on tier 8.

Patriot is quite good

 

Lowe however really has become a nice heavy tank and was always great at making credits. Due to it's high penetration you need far less premium ammo and now with the buffed mobility and armour you are actually able to bounce quite a bit.

 

Cobra 6

 

Do you have any ideas when Patriot might pop up in the shop again? I'm reconsidering my decision to not spend even a penny more on this game.



tank276 #11 Posted 30 March 2018 - 06:07 PM

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Lowe is a very good credit maker plus a decent t8 heavy (maybe a tad more than decent).

Patriot performs very well too.

Defender would be the obvious choice but they may give it a chance in next christmas gift boxes.

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SmellyGarbage #12 Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:29 PM

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I would advise not to buy the Patriot with current MM, I mostly have tier X games when I try that tank, maybe just bad luck though. 

Aikl #13 Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:42 PM

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View PostSmellyGarbage, on 30 March 2018 - 07:29 PM, said:

I would advise not to buy the Patriot with current MM, I mostly have tier X games when I try that tank, maybe just bad luck though. 

 

It's like that sometimes for just about any T8 tank. Patriot isn't bad, but the gun looks better on paper than it actually is (effective penetration is sort of low; shell velocity is merely 'above average';)

 

I tend to default to tanks that does well even in T10. For me, that means lights, tank destroyers and autoloaders. Whatever you find fun (and has some use in training crews for a line you like) is likely the best credit maker. That's the reason why e.g. the Panther/M10 is recommended a lot. Not the best at making credits, but it has limited matchmaking (only sees up to T8) and it's easy to find some way of putting it to good use.

 

On a related note, a T6 you can do well in makes more than you think; often more than a T8 you do poorly in.



JocMeister #14 Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:48 PM

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Its very easy. If its T8 dont buy. Very simple.



Negativvv #15 Posted 30 March 2018 - 10:04 PM

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If you want a Lowe then either wait for a WG gifted 30% off or wait until they offer 30% off in a sale (such as the Summer one).

 

IMO the price of a T8 Prem HT is pretty dammn high and anything to reduce it is good.

 

I waited 6 months+ for Lowe to be 30% off, play the long game :B



Browarszky #16 Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:38 PM

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The Patriot no longer feels as good as it used to. Sometimes, not often, even when platooning you may get to be top tier which changes things. Mostly you don't. I don't have the Löwe (but a friend of mine does and seems to like it) but the buffs have made it stronger (the turret sides, LFP and rear are still weaknesses) and it is a heavy tank, unlike the Patriot which effectively is a slow medium tank classed as an HT for some strange reason.

LCpl_Jones #17 Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:51 PM

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View PostMysterioMax, on 30 March 2018 - 03:16 PM, said:

...... Löwe. ..... it can sidescrape like a boss..........

 

sort of, other then the raised engine deck, bump under the turret, and below the mantlet at the turret ring area, if some one knows where to aim you're scuppered 

 

i wouldn't buy it with out at least 30% off



NoobySkooby #18 Posted 31 March 2018 - 02:02 AM

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View PostLentomies1, on 30 March 2018 - 05:40 PM, said:

From what I've heard, Löwe seems to be the best option. Defender is obviously better, but probably won't be sold for a while. (hopefully never again)

 

Missed out on the Defender last year because to be honest I was new to the game, and had no idea at the time of what i was missing. I do however have the Lowe and it is fast becoming one of my favourite heavies, alongside the T34, the Skorpion G, even the Maurbrecher when I feel in a silly mood, also this new French heavy, the Somua  is growing on me.

Alidore #19 Posted 31 March 2018 - 03:05 AM

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Panther M10

Strongone112 #20 Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:34 AM

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Just buy the skorpion g while it's in the shop before it's gone. Best tier 8 premium with the best gun.




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