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IS4 line or Obj 705a line?

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Babablam #1 Posted 28 April 2019 - 05:08 PM


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Been looking for a new line to grind and most likely going to pick one of these two but unsure which one. Problem is, I've heard very mixed reports about both of them with people saying the IS4 line is power crept and doesn't fit with the current meta (though I did hear they are going to buff the IS4) and people saying that the Obj 705a line is just a one-dimensional gimmick line. Looked at the German rear turreted line as well but I understand the power creep is even worse there.

TheDrownedApe #2 Posted 28 April 2019 - 05:12 PM

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IS-4 would be the less annoying of the two i suspect, but then why bother with either?

SuedKAT #3 Posted 28 April 2019 - 05:14 PM

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The current IS-4 is not worth the grind who knows what the case will be after they change it, the line it self is also somewhat outdated, sure the KV-4 can work and so can the ST-I but are they worth the grind, nah there are better options out there that also results in a decent tier 10 tank. The Obj 705A is a workable tank and the line it self it workable, but again I wouldn't classify it as a line that's worth the grind, at least not if you're not all out of HT lines to grind.

1ncompetenc3 #4 Posted 28 April 2019 - 05:22 PM

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IS-4 is kind of left behind. I still like the tank and take it out for a spin now and again, but compared to newer or buffed tier X heavies the gun handling is pretty crap and it has a very low ammo count which means if your team isn't doing much work and you're not particularly lucky with RNG its entirely possible to run out of ammo. Armour wise it's a bit dodgy; it can bounce a remarkable amount of shots when properly angled but it has some rather awkward weak spots and the instant someone loads premium ammo your UFP isn't worth sh't. In fact if you're turret hugging someone who has the gun depression to point his gun at your UFP chances are he'll go right through with standard ammo.

Then again every dog has its day; I played it this morning and it didn't get penetrated until I was mobbed by 5 enemy tanks while casually nailing a Conqueror in the cupola 3 times in a row. Of course that might've been RNGesus compensating for the fact my Badger managed to miss 17 out of 20 shots the previous battle but that's WoT. :rolleyes:

Never played any of the Russian rear-turreted heavies so can't comment on those.

DeadLecter #5 Posted 28 April 2019 - 05:23 PM


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Guys let's be realistic. IS-4 is Russian so it will get a hell of a buff. Unfortunately 705a doesn't have anything to make it an interesting tank. All it can do is sidescrape while the meta is hull down tanks. You want a tank with rear mounted turret then pick a Maus. I'm on 705 and this tank is purely horrific.

Zirakss #6 Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:19 AM

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We don't know exaclty how good the IS4 will be. The KV3 and KV4 are both badly powercrept. The ST-I is not bad, it's as good as russian ridgeline warriors get (strong turret with 8° gun depression). I'm still grinding to my IS4, still needing so about 10k XP and lots of credits. I guess I will get the tank, just because, who knows how long it will stay OP if the buff makes it OP.


If it makes it OP. We just don't know.

UNFAIR_GAME_8 #7 Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:27 AM


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IS4 line or Obj 705a ?i have the is-4 in NA server i dont like the is-4 its slow and armor is nerfed so i think the obj 705a its the best.

etody77 #8 Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:37 AM

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undutchable80 #9 Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:29 AM


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Wait until WG have buffed the IS-4 (line) and then make your decision. 

Suurpolskija #10 Posted 29 April 2019 - 07:14 AM


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Out of those 2 I'd probably go with 705a. Now, I have the IS-M and for the first 20 games it was sort of fun but got boring real fast and the way I understand, it's like that all the way. So, currently it's not my cup of tea. I have never seriously planned on getting IS-4 and probably never will. 

gpalsson #11 Posted 29 April 2019 - 07:21 AM


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Both are crap

Dava_117 #12 Posted 29 April 2019 - 10:34 AM


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I have the IS-4. The line have some nice tanks like T-150, KV-4 and ST-I, but the tier 10 is quite unimpressive now. Low DPM, bad gun handling and low shell count for a 440 alpha gun ruin it.

On the other hand, 705A line is a one trick pony line. You sidescrape and hope people is not smart enought to get closer, because if you're sides are not at autobounce angle, you will get penned. IS-M is probably the best in line, as 130mm are quite good to sidescrape, then you start to get punchy gun at cost of side armour.

Edited by Dava_117, 29 April 2019 - 10:35 AM.

BlackBloodBandit #13 Posted 29 April 2019 - 10:40 AM

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View PostUNFAIR_GAME_8, on 29 April 2019 - 01:27 AM, said:

IS4 line or Obj 705a ?i have the is-4 in NA server i dont like the is-4 its slow and armor is nerfed so i think the obj 705a its the best.

nerfed?? It hasn't been nerfed. It only has always has the roof weak-spot so 122mm calibers and higher can overmatch it.

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