WoT – VK 72.01 (K) Rebalance

UPDATE: it seems like tanks.gg has the model wrong. The supposed new weakspots and modified side armor could not be found with testing in random battles.

Source: Rykoszet

Wargaming seems to have found another victim to rebalance, this time the VK 72.01 (K).

Comparing the armor values from the current client and the 1.0.1 test, one might see some drastic changes. The lower front plate got reduced from 240mm to 180mm, and the strip on the weld is now only 170mm, compared to the previous 300mm. The small “neck” before the turret also got redone, and the mantlet has fewer and weaker armor zones.

Before

After

The sides also changed a bit, but this one is a mixed bag. One one hand the side armor looks squishier, but now the turret base has a whopping 300mm armor, plus that weird spaced armor triangle.

Before

After

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38 thoughts on “WoT – VK 72.01 (K) Rebalance

      1. But previously you could just use your frontal armor instead of sidescraping, which kinda made it unique. I’m grinding PzVII and I hope that it won’t get the same treatment.

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    1. That’s the CW reward with E-100’s gun. Looks like it will be solely sidescraper after the patch. That’s a shame because right now it has just the perfect frontal armor for pushing flanks..

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  1. Well, now the tank is better at sidescraping as its turret base won’t get penetrated as easily as now.
    And it’s raw front is worse, forcing it to sidescrape.

    They just changed the tank from “OP frontal armor and useless at sidescraping” to “has to do what it was always supposed to do, and can now do it well”.

    Good changes.

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  2. Meanwhile 430U has more EA than a superheavy, WG is such a fail company when it comes to game balancing, super slow to adjust parameters and biased.

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  3. This looks like bugged to me..
    -Mantlet front (from which gun comes out) is 0 (zero) mm
    -The weird spaced armor on side makes no sense and apparently has no base armor behind it
    -the part on the hull roof, that is supposed to protect the base of the turret is 0 (zero) mm (many tanks have this, but they have armor there {like Tiger 1 has a really small one but it is 60mm..})
    – and ALL AROUND 300 mm on the back side is retarded.. it is literally the whole side and the rear also is 300 there…

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  4. It’s a nerf in that people won’t be able to drive in the open with no consequences and will have to use cover, but with the lower plate covered this thing is a sidescraping monster, which I thought was how it was supposed to be played given the rear turret.

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  5. This is horrible nerf to armor. You can only sidescrape after these changes and nothing else. And who said this is mean to be sidescrape only tank?

    The curent pz7 armor is much better than this. I hope this is just bugged version, give the tank slight buff to the sides, and it will be ok.

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  6. How about angle or hide the olower plate, of drive up close to enemies cant aim down? It has beat side armor and 750 alpha, of course it needs some weakspots. Side armor buff is stupid though,

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      1. The 705A has the lower plate as weakspot, as well as sides. The new VK lower plate is roughly as effective as the 705A.

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        1. Good joke. Lowe plate that tier 8 wont pen if they dont have VERY high RNG roll. And lower plate is smaller, much smaller then Vk. Side is not weakspot if you dont overangle SO DONT LIE.

          Bullshit, new lower plate is face forward have 180 to 200 mm effetive, that armor have ISM.

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    1. Pawel not having this tank in your garage doesn’t mean you should make completely meaningless comments, having 300 side armor is stupid when you have the frontal armor of a tier 8 tank on a tier 10 super heavy. instead of complaining about this tank which only 1% of EU players have, go write posts about Obj 268 V4 Super Conq or some other truly over powered tanks

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  7. Tl/dr:
    Dear tankers,
    We noticed RU tanks were having slight problems beating this tank on the battlefield. To maintain the proper mix of balanced , unbiased and non-OP characteristics of the Russian tanks we restored your confidence in the WG vodka powered coders (aka monkey donkey pig rats) by ensuring your ability to easily own all things not RU.

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  8. They simply want to make this more a sidescraper and less an unpenetrable-even – with-gold cancer frontally, I’m glad

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  9. Great nerf from WG, they’ll be juicier to kill as you won’t need premium ammo anymore. Those monkeys just don’t know how to properly buff or nerf tanks since they always over do it.

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  10. This has to be a bug, there are zones with 0 armor values which means that this model is far from being the one coming in the next patch, look at the tracks hanging from the back of the turret, the front of the gun mantlet and even the small strip covering the turret ring frontally,

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