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XmonsX #1 Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:46 PM

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I cant understand how to play the 5a. In my 5a and is-7 I seem to do horrible compared to my other tier 10s, especially the mediums. In my 140 I have 2500+ wn8 and 50b the same. I tend to be between 2000 and 3000 wn8 the last 30 days. But this month I have nearly only played the 5a (because I recently got it), wich literally have killed my wn8. I like the tank, but something is wrong with my playstyle when my wn8 is 1700 with 49% winrate...

I want to get better at it, because that is how I like to play World of Tanks.

So I have to ask you what is the right playstyle (usually)? I tend to play agressiv and go on the "medium" side of maps. My survivalrate at the end of battles is under 50%. I do not "tank" as much in the tank because I dont trust the armour. I try to use the fantastic gun to out-dmp the enemy.

My question is really how to play it? Should I instead brawl with the heavies or? 


Edited by XmonsX, 22 May 2019 - 06:51 PM.


The_Naa #2 Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:00 PM

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i usually reverse sidescrape in my 5A and try to out trade/dpm my enemies.

i only use the front armor when i rush the enemy or im in a hull down position.

i dont have many random battles in it, but i do use it in Clan activities. but when i do play it in randoms i have my brother to back me up and steal my kills/damage :P

Spoiler

 



DeadLecter #3 Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:04 PM

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Well I have the same problem in 1-4. I'm used to T-10. 1-4 has nothing except that 50 more alpha over T-10. 5A however is a better 1-4 but again I played 5A on the test server and I seem to have the same problem in 5A as well. I just don't know what this tank is supposed to do. When you do know, come find me and tell me how to make it work.



vasilinhorulezz #4 Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:15 PM

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Treat it more as a medium than a heavy. Utilize the dpm, try to stay hull down as possible.

XxKuzkina_MatxX #5 Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:19 PM

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  • Find a group of big clumsy heavies in the enemy team.
  • Get close with your friendlies and load HEAT.
  • Take opportunistic shots and use your DPM to snack on their HP.

 

Can't see fighting against mediums like the 430U or other hybrids like the 277 going very well with this tank. A smart tank works best against the not-so-good heavy players!



Bennie182 #6 Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:30 PM

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Glad to see I'm not the only one.. I had a lot of fun when playing the 1-4, but as soon as I got the 113 and 5A this changed. I did my best every battle, but somehow my teams just melted and I had the idea everyone was just penning me like butter and I couldn't carry.. I knew it couldn't be just me struggling with this tank. Hopefully some useful tips come up. I wonder how people can effectively reverse sidescrape in it, because you need to have a good position and enough allies to dare to try that.



TiMeK1ll3r #7 Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:41 PM

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OHHH yeah my time to shine, after getting punished by them like there is no tomorrow i can finally tell you how to play it.

 

1. Load full gold always, not matter what, from the start (normal shells suck and with gold shells you get +90mm of pen)

2. Aggressive AF

3. Try to stay hulldown

4. Wiggle like you are Nicky Minaj twerking



Isharial #8 Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:45 PM

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View PostTiMeK1ll3r, on 22 May 2019 - 07:41 PM, said:

OHHH yeah my time to shine, after getting punished by them like there is no tomorrow i can finally tell you how to play it.

 

1. Load full gold always, not matter what, from the start (normal shells suck and with gold shells you get +90mm of pen)

2. Aggressive AF

3. Try to stay hulldown

4. Wiggle like you are Nicky Minaj twerking

 

that's essentially how I see the majority of them doing well ^

 

 

hull armours not going to cut it if you sit still, as ive taken a fair few out that do so.


 

full gold is the only point im not so sure on given its heat. id carry a few AP for those games where the enemy is full of meds that just don't need it. (probably only 5 or so)


 






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