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Tiger 131, to buy or not to buy?


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Poll: Tiger 131 (40 members have cast votes)

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Would you buy it?

  1. Yes, it’s a fun tank to play. (4 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  2. No, it’s not worth the money. (11 votes [27.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.50%

  3. I already own one. (25 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

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MattieW #1 Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:04 PM

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As the topic title alludes to, who would or has bought the tiger 131 on offer at the moment?

Is it a fun tank to play in tier 6 with current match making?

The 100% crew with BIA looks like a good deal too.



StinkyStonky #2 Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:08 PM

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Given your obsession with German tanks I'd say it was a nobrainer for you.

 

What's probably the decider is ... do you have a plan for the Berlin crew ?  The E100, Maus, ??

If so then go for it.

 

If you're tired of German tanks and fancy something different (e.g. French Autoloaders ?), then spend your money somewhere else.



Balc0ra #3 Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:13 PM

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You have 500 games in your 3601. If you use the short 88 on that one. You kinda get the idea how it is. Just mix in how your Tiger feels vs tier 6 guns.

arthurwellsley #4 Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:18 PM

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Fantastic German crew. Well worth the money on their own.

 

Has a free pixel tank thrown in. Which is a decent crew trainer at tier VI.



MattieW #5 Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:20 PM

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View PostStinkyStonky, on 27 April 2018 - 02:08 PM, said:

Given your obsession with German tanks I'd say it was a nobrainer for you.

 

What's probably the decider is ... do you have a plan for the Berlin crew ?  The E100, Maus, ??

If so then go for it.

 

If you're tired of German tanks and fancy something different (e.g. French Autoloaders ?), then spend your money somewhere else.

I was actually planning on grinding the Maus line next.

So would plan for the crew to be transferred there eventually 



CmdRatScabies #6 Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:22 PM

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Buy it for the crew.  The tank sucks.

breeeze #7 Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:24 PM

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If you want a german heavy crew grinder, it's decent, plays very similar to the Tiger I and VK 36. If not, there are better tanks at tier 6 (T-34-85M, Type 64).

Keep in mind tier 6 MM is very bad right now, most of the time tier 8 and almost never tier 6, so take a lot of APCR.



TungstenHitman #8 Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:26 PM

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Buy it for the crew then retrain them to the baby Tiger VK(P) with the exact same short 88 only now you also have not just that stronk turret mantlet but also a very mobile medium tank with respectable camo values too.

TankkiPoju #9 Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:53 PM

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Tiger 131 is alright, nothing special but not terrible either.

Tankyouverymuch2 #10 Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:11 PM

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Got mine for free in the Tiger Safari event last year as a random winner. :trollface: kekekekek

 

I love it btw...fantastic tank, and it comes with 100% trained BiA on the crew, a big plus.



Kiril1512 #11 Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:30 PM

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I have the japanese tiger and I think it sucks, I prefer play the real tiger vs tier 9 then this tiger vs tier 8...

Shaade_Silentpaw #12 Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:41 PM

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I bought it quite a while ago, back when it first came out I think.

It's a fun tank - though I got it mainly for the crew, I ended up getting my only Pools medal in it :v

 

The shell velocity and turret traverse speed are the only things that I really dislike about it.

 

 



Bexleyheath #13 Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:01 AM

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I got it yesterday and have played about 20 games. I would rate it as "acceptable" or a numerical score of 3/5. More fun to play than the T7 Tiger 1, because the 131's armour actually works reasonably well at T6

Lorensoth #14 Posted 28 April 2018 - 01:43 AM

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This offered for 1st time when i was planning to grind maus. So, tbh, took it for crew back then. Tank itself actually pretty ok, if you can still enjoy T6 random battles, somehow.

So in short, if you feel like have use for set of german crew, its best option for them, as its their only bia crew option. Otherwise, would prolly not bought a tier6 tank, as i don't really enjoy low tier games anymore, that might be just me tho.


Edited by Lorensoth, 28 April 2018 - 02:03 AM.


spuriousmonkey #15 Posted 28 April 2018 - 06:19 AM

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It's horrible.

azakow #16 Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:17 AM

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View PostStinkyStonky, on 27 April 2018 - 02:08 PM, said:

Given your obsession with German tanks I'd say it was a nobrainer for you.

 

What's probably the decider is ... do you have a plan for the Berlin crew ?  The E100, Maus, ??

If so then go for it.

Now this is a sub optimal path to recommend, extremely close to :facepalm:.

 

Why?

Becasue these vehicles have 6 crew (2x loaders)!

The sensealbe recommandation in terms of exployting skills to the max, is PzKw VII line.

Anything else is a waste of skill training on that 2nd loader! Anything but a second girl loader would be able to cover this flaw. Even so it will slow your skill progress for quite some time.

 


Edited by azakow, 28 April 2018 - 10:18 AM.


Denisian #17 Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:40 PM

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Got one for the crew mainly, which will go to the medium line, as I already have 3 heavy German crews. Played some games with it and the tank was surprisingly solid even when using the crew that comes with it. Aced it in the very first game and overall it's just a stock Tiger 1 with worse HP and DPM at lower tier.

Henschel_131 #18 Posted 28 April 2018 - 01:31 PM

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Good tank, 240 alpha with high dpm performs very well at tier 6 and if you are prepared to throw apcr downrange there are only a few tier 8s that are real trouble. Not a sniping gun but very good at snapshots.

 

Armor also pretty good at tier 6, you’ll get plenty of bounces off the mantlet and the hull works well if you overangle the front instead of sidescraping.

 

Fit for viewrange and dpm, can easily hit viewrange cap which has a big impact on tier 6 and even in higher tier matches.

 

Overall really enjoyed Tiger 131 and HT No.06.



MattieW #19 Posted 28 April 2018 - 01:37 PM

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So got the 131, it’s a nice tank!  Not as good as the tiger 1 Tier for tier but still worth it just to get the crew.

Brodie_ #20 Posted 28 April 2018 - 08:37 PM

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I got the Japanese version, which is basically exactly the same, Heavy tank No.6 or whatever it is called...

It is not bad, but it is not amazing either!

I find it quite fun, because playing tier 6 with an interesting vehicle is fun, for me.

When facing higher tiers it is a bit limited.

It is certainly no where in the league of the T34-85M or the Crommy.

But it is ok for the tier.

Only buy it, If you like the look, & know how to get the best from it.

I got my HT 6 from the mission a while back.

Will definitely keep it.

But would I buy it?  NO!

It is ok but not strong!

 

Good luck!

 

P.S. Just re read your original post!

If your grinding for the Maus then go for it. 

Those BIA crews are worth it!

If I was doing it all again I would still grind for the Maus!

It is awesome & deserves a Good crew!

Plus, having a half decent crew as you get through the tanks to get to the Maus will lessen your pain!

(There will be quite A lot unfortunately)

Maus is awesome tho.... ;)


Edited by Brodie_, 28 April 2018 - 08:44 PM.





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