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_RedOrDead #1 Posted 17 July 2020 - 05:57 PM


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Hello tankers


Out of IS-5 and KV4 Kresl which is the best first of all and second, are they worth buying for 10,000 bonds???


Thanks in advance



arthurwellsley #2 Posted 17 July 2020 - 06:09 PM


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I have had an IS5 for many years now. When I first had it I would play it in team battles. Of the two it was the slightly better choice back in the day. Now both are completely useless and power creep has destroyed them as useful tanks. If I had 10,000 bonds to spend (I have 40k) I would not spend a single one on either the IS5 of the KV4 Kresl.


Better to use those 10,000 bonds on (a) directives that you will use on tanks you enjoy playing or (b) purple equipment on your favourite tanks that you play most often. That is the best value for those bonds. I have not played my IS5 in at east a year. The buffed IS3, the IS2-II, and the Defender/Object 252U are all way better than the IS5. I suspect even the slight pene buff the IS6 received would make it a more enjoyable tank to play than the IS5.

Edited by arthurwellsley, 17 July 2020 - 06:09 PM.

UrQuan #3 Posted 17 July 2020 - 06:40 PM

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If you want a KV-4Kreslavsky, just get the tech tree KV-4. It is just plain better. Better armor layout, better gun stats.


And from what Arthur says, it seems the IS-5 isn't much better, so best save up those bonds for something else & get the originals (IS-3/KV-4) instead of their expensive knockoffs (IS-5/KV-4)


Glory to the KV-4!



Edited by UrQuan, 17 July 2020 - 06:43 PM.

Balc0ra #4 Posted 17 July 2020 - 07:47 PM

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Seen a massive spike of IS-5's in randoms, as they are in more or less every tier 8 game now. They do fine most matches if the MM is nice. Tho they seem to struggle vs the more recently added armor.


But... Not seen a single KV-4 K yet. As I kinda wanted to see how those faired. As I've only ever seen one. As in the day it was rewarded. Never since. 

pihip #5 Posted 17 July 2020 - 08:17 PM


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Ignore the KV-4 Kreslavskyy, it's inferior to the techtree KV-4 and one of the worse reward premiums (even right after release, it was very rare to see one in game).

IS-5 is the better deal, gun is potato (kind of like the IS-3A gun before it got the autoreloader) but the armor is quite good for a Tier 8. Still overpriced imho, should've been 8k bonds like the other Tier 8s.

Or, you can invest in bond equipment or save bonds for better tanks.

no_skill_bob #6 Posted 18 July 2020 - 10:43 AM


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none, both trash.

falcon_96 #7 Posted 18 July 2020 - 10:57 AM

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I considered buying the IS-5, but when i looked it up in tanks gg... Well it seems to just be an IS-3A with a better upper plate armor but without the autoreloader. The same terrible gun handling, almost the same meh mobility(in theory IS-5 should be faster, but the terrain resistances are worse so it is faster but not by much), oh and you also get slightly worse reload than the IS-3A when firing dry clip single shot. It is not worth even 8k bonds let alone 10k.

saxsan4 #8 Posted 18 July 2020 - 11:08 AM


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`don't get the IS5- the gun handling is sooo awful

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