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I bought the KV-5... is it worth it?

KV-5 Tier VIII Soviet Premium Heavy Tank DPM Ramming

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Lanrefni #1 Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:53 PM

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I just want to know if it's worth it?

 

just before you answer, please take in the fact that I love everything about pain, blood and death.



Inappropriate_noob #2 Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:17 PM

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In that case I'm Sure you will get on well with it, have it but never play it that much, good luck in it anyways

hasnainrakha57 #3 Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:24 PM

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I don't own but when I face them in tier 7+ I am like meh...they can be penetrated easily by tier 7s if they use gold ammo and tier 8 can pen with ap ammo if u r a guy that just Wana enjoy game,not worry about stats and a tank collecter then go for it.

xx984 #4 Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:32 PM

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Its a great tank, fun to play. Hidden gem. 

Lanrefni #5 Posted 27 November 2019 - 10:25 PM

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View Postxx984, on 27 November 2019 - 10:32 PM, said:

Its a great tank, fun to play. Hidden gem. 

I can always rely on you, baby.



MrEdweird #6 Posted 27 November 2019 - 10:47 PM

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Very much yes. The tank is rare enough that you will find players who do not know how to deal with it.

Ram.

More ram.

All the ram.



Rati_Festa #7 Posted 28 November 2019 - 12:12 AM

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I played a few games in mine tonight, its actually usable in a weird way. Its useless at doing damage, but it can be quite "mauslike" at blocking corridors. I got a couple of 3k bounce matches and one nearly 5k in an 8 match session, so its definitely got something.

This was with a fresh crew too, no doubt when I get the spotting skills up it will start getting some assist damage.

It's basically good vs noobs, awful vs decent players... but seeing as thats about 85% in its favour in this game :) its worth a drive out in.

 

I dropped on an Oni and did 700 damage on mines and I survived, he didnt.. that made me smile too.

I won more than I lost and made some credits... so it does its job as a prem.


Edited by Rati_Festa, 28 November 2019 - 12:13 AM.


Stevies_Team #8 Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:19 AM

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Out of the 95 tanks currently on offer...

...it's the only one I'm ever seeing in my garage



MrEdweird #9 Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:27 AM

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View PostlnfernaI, on 27 November 2019 - 07:53 PM, said:

I just want to know if it's worth it?

 

just before you answer, please take in the fact that I love everything about pain, blood and death.


Actually, I forgot to mention that the old-school way to play it is butt-forwards. It used to have more armor there I think, but sometimes reverse sidescraping will work better for you than facing forward.



Stevies_Team #10 Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:32 AM

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I've just been distracted by the Renegade missions, It's just gone live

Rainbowkiss83 #11 Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:42 AM

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If u like to bounce on enemies yes.

Lanrefni #12 Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:45 AM

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View PostMrEdweird, on 28 November 2019 - 02:27 AM, said:


Actually, I forgot to mention that the old-school way to play it is butt-forwards. It has similar amounts of armor on the rear of the tank but without as many weakspots. Give it a go.

I do not like being penetrated there.

if you catch my meaning. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i am sorry, it was hard to resist)


Edited by lnfernaI, 28 November 2019 - 01:45 AM.


Stevies_Team #13 Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:06 AM

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Take it like a man

MrEdweird #14 Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:26 AM

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View PostlnfernaI, on 28 November 2019 - 12:45 AM, said:

I do not like being penetrated there.

if you catch my meaning. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i am sorry, it was hard to resist)

 

>.>

Something tells me you'll do fine.



Stevies_Team #15 Posted 28 November 2019 - 03:29 AM

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I got one

 

A seven second reload on 300 Alpha with zero crew skills...

and bounces lights all the time...

 

My mediums can only dream of this world

 

18 bananas

 

5 game update

It's wonderful

You can just sit there and relax while raging pingers ram you and they matter not a whit

What a bargain

 

I would call it a tier 8 Thunderbolt with preferential MM


Edited by Stevies_Team, 28 November 2019 - 05:23 AM.


Stevies_Team #16 Posted 28 November 2019 - 05:07 PM

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It's perfect for my gameplay style, weed out the campers and slog forwards, draw lots of fire and bounce it while your more vulnerable team mates get in there and tear 'em up

 

I'm getting too old for those high speed attacks, they wear me out

slow and steady wins the race! (sometimes)

 

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Balc0ra #17 Posted 28 November 2019 - 05:12 PM

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Is that not something you should ask before you buy it?

 

That said. None that I know that owns it. Hates it. They all complain about the pen, and R2D2 back in the day, but love everything else about it. The amount of times my mate has laughed over discord after ramming an enemy tank for up to 1K are not few.



Stevies_Team #18 Posted 28 November 2019 - 05:31 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 28 November 2019 - 05:12 PM, said:

Is that not something you should ask before you buy it?

Had the AMX M4 49 which is another comparable heavy and totally hated it

 

This one just feels fun to play which is my motivation in WoT

 

I would say that the preferential MM makes a big difference



_Kalbo_ #19 Posted 28 November 2019 - 05:41 PM

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Ask yourself the question.....do you like to see the KV5 in battle when you play against it? It’s a big pool of HP and a big target yo miss....can be fun in tier 6 & 7 games but you still don’t see enough now.




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