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Bulldog_Drummond #1 Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:59 PM

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Leaving aside the obvious tanks with very heavy armour, are there other candidates for getting more than their fair share of Steel Walls?

 

I have been finding that my VK3002M, Pudel and Bretagne (all basically the same Tier 6 Panther) have been blocking loads of damage, despite being fast mediums.


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Dava_117 #2 Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:27 PM

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Every tank with a plate that can't be overmatch is a possible steel wall. And now that you don't even need blocked damage anymore (sadly) even paper tanks can get it if hit by 11 ore more shells.

I once got a SteelWall in the Wolverine. A KV-1S kept shooting AP at my autobounce angled UFP. But that happened a long time ago, when the 1k damage blocked was still on. Nice memories. :)


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NekoPuffer_PPP #3 Posted 13 July 2019 - 04:12 PM

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Any tank with not too much armor, but enough to be a troll.

 

Basically, tanks nobody ever shoots gold at... :sceptic:



FataL_ShadowZ #4 Posted 13 July 2019 - 04:54 PM

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Bulldog_Drummond #5 Posted 13 July 2019 - 05:00 PM

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View PostDava_117, on 13 July 2019 - 02:27 PM, said:

Every tank with a plate that can't be overmatch is a possible steel wall. And now that you don't even need blocked damage anymore (sadly) even paper tanks can get it if hit by 11 ore more shells.

I once got a SteelWall in the Wolverine. A KV-1S kept shooting AP at my autobounce angled UFP. But that happened a long time ago, when the 1k damage blocked was still on. Nice memories. :)

 

Did I miss something?  I thought you had to block 1K+ damage and survive to get an SW

_snowfIake__ #6 Posted 13 July 2019 - 05:15 PM

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Ain't low tiers best for that? Some of the slow tier 2 or 3 tanks that the fast moving pew pew tanks can't pen get loads of blocked damaged.

Xandania #7 Posted 13 July 2019 - 05:17 PM

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I'd recommend going hull-down with T-32. It doesn't have the reputation of the T-29 for its turret, but that thing can still bounce well.

 

Also, are you sure you wouldn't prefer an Iron curtain to a steel wall?



Dava_117 #8 Posted 13 July 2019 - 07:03 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 13 July 2019 - 05:00 PM, said:

 

Did I miss something?  I thought you had to block 1K+ damage and survive to get an SW

 

No more 1k damage blocked is needed. Just to get hit at least 11 time and survive.

Bulldog_Drummond #9 Posted 13 July 2019 - 07:26 PM

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View PostDava_117, on 13 July 2019 - 06:03 PM, said:

 

No more 1k damage blocked is needed. Just to get hit at least 11 time and survive.

 

Wow.  Those tier 2 & 3 MG armed tanks are going to be spraying out Steel Walls all over the place.

Dava_117 #10 Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:49 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 13 July 2019 - 07:26 PM, said:

 

Wow.  Those tier 2 & 3 MG armed tanks are going to be spraying out Steel Walls all over the place.

 

It would, but IIRC Epic medal start to be available just at tier 4 or 5...

Bulldog_Drummond #11 Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:57 PM

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View PostDava_117, on 13 July 2019 - 07:49 PM, said:

 

It would, but IIRC Epic medal start to be available just at tier 4 or 5...

 

Everything has its drawbacks, as the actress said to the bishop.

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View PostDava_117, on 13 July 2019 - 07:03 PM, said:

 

No more 1k damage blocked is needed. Just to get hit at least 11 time and survive.

 

1k dmg is still needed, but it does not have to be blocked.

Bulldog_Drummond #13 Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:18 PM

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View PostMeetriX, on 13 July 2019 - 08:06 PM, said:

 

1k dmg is still needed, but it does not have to be blocked.

 

I have 758 Steel walls and am mortified that this, the proudest achievement in my life, has been degraded.  The once proud medal has turned to sackcloth and ashes in my mouth.

UrQuan #14 Posted 14 July 2019 - 01:48 AM

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View PostMeetriX, on 13 July 2019 - 09:06 PM, said:

 

1k dmg is still needed, but it does not have to be blocked.

 

It's why the TOG is such a good Steel Wall candidate despite its armor being meh. It has the HP to receive 1K damage & still be fine. Also can take 11 shots rather easy & survive (specially with a bounce or some tracking shots in between)

MeetriX #15 Posted 14 July 2019 - 05:31 AM

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View PostUrQuan, on 14 July 2019 - 01:48 AM, said:

 

It's why the TOG is such a good Steel Wall candidate despite its armor being meh. It has the HP to receive 1K damage & still be fine. Also can take 11 shots rather easy & survive (specially with a bounce or some tracking shots in between)

 

It is all natural

TOG is the steel wall.



Bulldog_Drummond #16 Posted 14 July 2019 - 12:48 PM

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View PostMeetriX, on 14 July 2019 - 04:31 AM, said:

 

It is all natural

TOG is the steel wall.

 

Mild Steel Wall maybe

mpf1959 #17 Posted 14 July 2019 - 01:40 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 13 July 2019 - 09:18 PM, said:

 

I have 758 Steel walls and am mortified that this, the proudest achievement in my life, has been degraded.  The once proud medal has turned to sackcloth and ashes in my mouth.

 

Possibly a sad reflection of the me, me, consumer age we find ourselves in Bulldog! 

Leroy_Jenkinss #18 Posted 14 July 2019 - 02:32 PM

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And do tell me again whats the point of this thread.

Racking up post count or what.



Bulldog_Drummond #19 Posted 14 July 2019 - 03:24 PM

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View PostLeroy_Jenkinss, on 14 July 2019 - 01:32 PM, said:

And do tell me again whats the point of this thread.

Racking up post count or what.

 

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4nt #20 Posted 14 July 2019 - 08:01 PM

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View PostLeroy_Jenkinss, on 14 July 2019 - 02:32 PM, said:

And do tell me again whats the point of this thread.

Racking up post count or what.

Do you perhaps have a some sort of inability to read? First post poses quite a clear-cut question. Your comment seems to be directed more at yourself than anything.

 

@Bulldog, do try t-60 (or was it t-70? So long since I played them). Good gun for it's tier, pretty nice sloped front. Others on mid tier that spring to my mind out of played machines: slugger, Jumbo and hulldown comet.






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