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IS-6: A Boisterous Soviet Brawler


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Simona2k #21 Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:09 AM

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Strong tank

PEASOBOMBA #22 Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:33 AM

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You can get its black bro for bonds (for free).

Rokim #23 Posted 15 September 2021 - 11:44 AM

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I wont lie to you tank is not worth 5€.Waste of time playing.You are just 30% - 90% weaker than any other tank you fight.

CIRLU #24 Posted 15 September 2021 - 11:48 AM

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Don't buy the IS-6, it's outcalssed in every regards by the Defender. I have this trusty pile of garbage from back in 2014 and I can still make it work, but it's so annoying to get full T8 or T8+T9 only mm with this tank, your pen is almost unusable against other heavies and sometimes mediums... This is a relic from a past era of WoT, an era where the IS-6 was considered OP for a premium tank, but today it has no value, and you can buy one for bonds so you EXTRA don't need to buy it with this bad budle that cost real money.

Maltratatoru #25 Posted 15 September 2021 - 12:42 PM

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View Postsaxsan4, on 15 September 2021 - 07:34 AM, said:


defender is much better than 703

Really!? Why? From what i'v seen, obj 703 has better gun handling, better dpm and it doesn't have that huge lower plate. +, it doesn't have pike upper front plate, and that is the best thing, because you can angle the tank around the corners, and you can't do that with defender...


Edited by Maltratatoru, 16 September 2021 - 04:21 AM.


Lanrefni #26 Posted 15 September 2021 - 01:00 PM

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The only way that would make this and tanks like KV-5 truly competitive, is remove their useless prefMM (which makes no sense if you can hardly pen your own tier and half of the time are being put in T9) and give it decent characteristics, say, for example, those of IS-3 or KV-4, respectively.

Of course, the removal of PrefMM would trigger some entitled crybabies along the way, as usual, the same ones who complain about all the good changes (of which the game recently has next-to-none, e.g. HE nerf) while favoring the bad ones.

 

Needless to say, I've sold this thing a long time ago for the Obj.252U.



Valkyros #27 Posted 15 September 2021 - 01:44 PM

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Not worth it at all. I have both is6,defender and 703. The is6 is almost useless. Pref mm is nothing like it used to be. You will almost never face tier 6s and even when you do,you will be matched against a defender and you will regret all your life choices... If you desperately want a pref mm heavy of this playstyle the 112 is a much better tank.

ONE77ZERO13 #28 Posted 15 September 2021 - 01:57 PM

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I'll update your sales pitch on the launcher

 

Commanders!

Do you like to rule the battlefield? Are you looking to charge, gun blazing, into the heat of battle to show your mettle?

THEN STAY AWAY FROM THIS TANK.



SlyMeerkat #29 Posted 15 September 2021 - 03:06 PM

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Already have it

StinkyStonky #30 Posted 15 September 2021 - 03:38 PM

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The problem with this tank is the Prejudicial Match Making.

 

The introduction of the Template system created a problem for the MM and how it should match this tank.

 

Prior to the Template system it saw a fair number of Tier 6, plenty of tier 7s, enough tier 9s and no tier 10s.  This was fine for a tank with tier 8 armour and a tier 7 gun.

 

The Template system changed all that.  Now it hardly ever sees Tier 6, rarely seen 7s, sees a lot of pure tier 8 games (where it is the lowest tier tank - being a Tier 7.5) and it sees plenty of Tier 9s where it typically has to fight a with 6 tier 9s (like the Doom Turtle, Obj 257, etc.).

 

WG have buffed the Penetration (of the standard rounds) 2 or 3 times but it is still weak against the Tier 8s and 9s it regularly meets.

 

I traded mine.

Save your money.



HadurHun #31 Posted 15 September 2021 - 05:15 PM

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I once was interested in buying is 6 black. but now i am not so thrilled! because it's a meh tank! whats the point of having premium mm if you see only tier 8's and 9s?!

Edited by HadurHun, 15 September 2021 - 05:15 PM.


L0rd_0f_War #32 Posted 15 September 2021 - 05:21 PM

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View PostCommunity, on 15 September 2021 - 12:00 AM, said:

Charge right into the heart of battle with the sturdy Soviet IS-6.

 

Charge right into the battle and wonder why the enemies died of laughing seeing an IS-6 with a Defender complex.

 

Yeah, once upon a time, in 2013, I wanted to buy this tank. This is not 2013 but WG wants to push obsolete turds on players for cash. This isn't worth it in the Bond Shop either.



Zhu_Bajie #33 Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:33 PM

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View PostMaltratatoru, on 15 September 2021 - 12:42 PM, said:

Really!? Why? From what i'v seen, it has better gun handling, better dpm and it doesn't have that huge lower plate. +, it doesn't have pike upper front plate, and that is the best thing, because you can angle the tank around the corners, and you can't do that with defender...

Do not buy this thing.

 

The front plate might be smaller, but it is very weak and when they changed the model to hd the lower part of the upper front plate was weakened, so now it effectively has a large frontal plate as well. When you angle the is-6 around a corner you weaken the shoulder plates which can be penetrated easily by most tier 8 tanks and even som tier 7 tanks.

The armor is really not effective anymore and the gun has been useless forever. The multiple buffs to the gun are well deserved but not enough. The matchmaking template system is what kills this tank. I am one of those who rather would keep it preferential matchmaking, as it is one of the features for which I bought it - since I despise +2 mm with a passion... but I haven't played it in ages because the changes to the matchmaker has meant an overwhelming number of tier 9 or tier 8 only battles in which it has been power crept to oblivion. Really sad. Do not buy this thing.



Maltratatoru #34 Posted 16 September 2021 - 04:20 AM

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View PostZhu_Bajie, on 15 September 2021 - 10:33 PM, said:

Do not buy this thing.

 

The front plate might be smaller, but it is very weak and when they changed the model to hd the lower part of the upper front plate was weakened, so now it effectively has a large frontal plate as well. When you angle the is-6 around a corner you weaken the shoulder plates which can be penetrated easily by most tier 8 tanks and even som tier 7 tanks.

The armor is really not effective anymore and the gun has been useless forever. The multiple buffs to the gun are well deserved but not enough. The matchmaking template system is what kills this tank. I am one of those who rather would keep it preferential matchmaking, as it is one of the features for which I bought it - since I despise +2 mm with a passion... but I haven't played it in ages because the changes to the matchmaker has meant an overwhelming number of tier 9 or tier 8 only battles in which it has been power crept to oblivion. Really sad. Do not buy this thing.

We were talking about defender being better than obj 703, not about is6. I edited the original post, so there will not be anymore confusions .


Edited by Maltratatoru, 16 September 2021 - 04:23 AM.


Zhu_Bajie #35 Posted 16 September 2021 - 04:26 AM

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View PostMaltratatoru, on 16 September 2021 - 04:20 AM, said:

We were talking about defender being better than obj 703, not about is6. I edited the original post, so there will not be anymore confusions .

Sorry, thought it was about the is-6 I should have went to bed early tonight...

 

P.s. I aggree that the 703 is better than the defender, if you know how to use arnore and angling, while the defender is probably better for people who just YOLO for the number of natural bounce you might get just by driving right into action (can backfire a lot though)


Edited by Zhu_Bajie, 16 September 2021 - 04:29 AM.


StinkyStonky #36 Posted 16 September 2021 - 09:04 AM

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These days, whenever I see an IS-6 I always target them.

 

I know that they have BAD penetration and I just enjoy sending them Back To Garage.

 

Sure their armour is OK but most of the ones you see these days are owned by new/bad players who don't yet realise how bad they are.



BananaItalia #37 Posted 16 September 2021 - 09:31 AM

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IS-6 is a large can with a sign "SHOT ME"




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