WoT RU: Stun Mechanic Changes

Artillery is perhaps the most discussed vehicle class in World of Tanks. Any changes regarding these vehicles are of concern to absolutely all tankers. How will update 1.20 affect artillery? First of all, the mechanics of the stun will change: now it will become more predictable and understandable.

What will change with update 1.20

First change: The stun can no longer be stacked. To be as useful to the team as possible, gunners are better off either choosing different targets instead of one, or waiting for the stun to wear off. Shooting at already stunned vehicles will only make sense to deal damage. At the same time, the reward for vehicles that were stunned by allies to deal damage will increase by ~7%. The Extra Stun option will no longer appear in interfaces.

In addition, now during the stun, this is an exact figure, regardless of how much damage the projectile did. Previously, the stun time was calculated according to a certain formula, and the effect itself depended on many variables. It was actually impossible to calculate how long the stun from an already flying projectile would last. But now you know exactly how long the effect will last, which means you can calculate whether it is worth taking certain actions in battle.

In this case, the duration of the stun can be reduced using the equipment installed on your vehicle. So, for example, the Spall Liner has an additional parameter that reduces the effect of the stun on the crew: -10%/-15% – depending on whether the equipment was installed in a specialized slot.

Also, the stun no longer affects allies, and this opens up opportunities for new strategies.

Another innovation is the disabling of damage to your own tank. It will not work ahead of schedule to go to the next battle with your own projectile. So defend with dignity and to the end!

The change will also affect special modes, where damage to allies is disabled. For example, you can safely use an artillery strike in the “Onslaught” mode near you, without fear of getting a stun. In statistics, including post-battle, the wording “Stun” has been replaced with “Disorientation”. However, if the enemy was stunned by artillery, mines or bombers, he still sees the inscription “crew stun.

Reworked stun time for self-propelled guns

The changes shown in the table below (by our calculations) should not change the average duration of the stun – we plan for them to remain at the same level.

53-OF-500 SU-5 3.9 – 6.5 4.6
53-OF-531 SU-122A, SU-8, SU-14-1 6.6 – 11 7.7
53-OF-551B S-51, SU-14-1, SU-14-2, 212A 11.5 – 23 16.1
F-600D Object 261 11.6 – 29 20.3
F-625D S-51, SU-14-1, SU-14-2, 212A 12.6 – 28 19.6
Spgrgr 18 Hummel, Grille 6.3 – 10.5 7.3
Sprgr L Sturmpanzer I Bison, Sturmpanzer II, Grille 3.96 – 6.6 4.6
Sprgr G Hummel, GW Panther 9.6 – 16 11.2
SprgrG 31 GW Panther 9.9 – 18 12.6
Spgrgr 18 GW Tiger (P), GW Tiger 12.6 – 28 19.6
Gr. 18 Stg GW Tiger (P), GW Tiger, GW E 100 12.4 – 31 21.7
HE M101A1 M12 10.45 – 19 13.3
HE M102 M41 HMC, M44 6.24 – 10.4 7.3
HE M101M4 M12, M40/M43, M53/M55 11.5 – 23 16.1
HE A1M1 M40/M43, M53/M55 12.6 – 28 19.6
HE M146 T92 HMC 14 – 35 24.5
OE ml. 1917 AMX 13 F3 AM 6.3 – 10.5 7.3
OE M101M4 Lorr 155 51, B-C 155 55,
B-C 155 58
12.15 – 27 19
OE ml. 1956 AMX 13 F3 AM, Lorr 155 50,
Lorr 155 ml. 51
11 – 22 15.4
HE 80lb Mk. 3 Crusader SP, FV207, FV3805 12.1 – 22 15.4
H.E Mk. V FV207, FV3805 12.5 – 25 17.5
H.E Mk. 1D FV3805 12.6 – 28 19.6
H.E Mk. 18 Conqueror GC 13.2 – 33 23.1

Specifies the duration of the stun on an enemy that has no mods, equipment, or gear that affects the duration of the stun.

Revised Campaign Challenge Conditions

The change in the stun mechanics directly affected personal combat missions performed on artillery. Firstly, in the conditions related to stunning, it is now indicated that they are performed exclusively on self-propelled guns.

Secondly, the very conditions of tasks for artillery have been revised. This applies to all campaigns. Reduced the stun time (reduced by ~20%) required to complete the missions, as well as the number of stuns per battle if it was necessary to stun 5 or more vehicles. So if you haven’t got your reward tanks yet, it’s time to try again.


In update 1.20, the stun mechanics will become more understandable and predictable. But we will have to reconsider the usual model of playing artillery. Players, especially on slower machines, will be more comfortable playing their role on the battlefield. Artillerymen, on the other hand, will need to choose different targets, not concentrating on one tank. This approach will help distribute the fire of the SPG and provide support for the allies on the flanks. And mutual support in battle is the key to a guaranteed victory.

48 thoughts on “WoT RU: Stun Mechanic Changes

    1. JudenMagic should be kicked off the internet with no compensation. 🙂

      It’s 2023 and some people still think arty should be removed. Clearly they’ve never met a hulldown heavy in their lives… or they spam them like crazy.

      1. Get with it, arty players don’t waste shells on Hull down heavyies, they shoot lightly armoured stuff so they do max damage. Have you ever played this game?

        1. I’ve read that before, and I think it’s a big mistake. Arty is a support class, chasing damage should not be the priority.

          1. Tell that to the mfsob playing Mle75 or EBR105 or T49 racking 3 or 4k DMG for 250 spotting

        2. Buff SPGs HE mechanic make the shells arc more upward to land on the soft roofs of heavies.. Buff pen so spgs can land shells on the roofs of heavies.. And do more damage to campers that are impossible to digout… Cause clearly nerfing he made digging these cancercells made it worse.. Spgs did their jobs of preventing camping its the cancer that are dumbasses thought that spgs did not prevent camping… That brought hulldown cancer..

          1. More like, SPGs were the big counter that kept hulldown stuff contained. Then WG chose to listen to the Chieftain kids and look where we are now.

  1. OMFG, now I’m feeling blessed for not having to play in RU region.
    20s stun each SPLASH, not even a direct hit, for a clicker that has 25s reload.
    It’s only 80% stun time, not even 100% XDDD
    The person who allowed this change to come to the live server must be a “dedicated” clicker himself.
    Imagine meeting 3 of this “reworked” Obj 261 =)))))
    Truly crazy.

      1. Are you playing?
        3 artas can happen … if the que is to big there is a chance for 3 artas in the battle and this sucks

      2. 15v15 Random games limits SPG to 3.
        10v10 Ranked games limits SPG to 2.
        7v7 Onslaught is 1 if I’m not mistaking.
        Do you have any other question?

          1. 3 LTs in a battle is too many. Wanna know why? Get good.
            3 clickers in a battle makes some maps unplayable. Wanna know which maps? Simply get gud.
            I’ve experienced games with 6+ TDs and those battles suck. Everyone has big alpha big pen so nobody except me has the ball to press their W key. Because they have no idea where they can push and what are the risks.
            Any other comment you might have?

    1. You really are a useless cúnt. You clearly don’t even play the game. Once again showing you usual lack of knowledge.
      Plus the above is for wot ru. Which is now a totally different company and game.
      So stop cry kid…

    2. You really are a useless cùnt. You clearly don’t even play the game. Once again showing you usual lack of knowledge.
      Plus the above is for wot ru. Which is now a totally different company and game.
      So stop cry kid…

    3. You really are a useless wankstain. You clearly don’t even play the game. Once again showing you usual lack of knowledge.
      Plus the above is for wot ru. Which is now a totally different company and game.
      So stop cry kid…

    4. You really are a useless cúnt. You clearly don’t even play the game. Once again showing you usual lack of knowledge.
      Plus the above is for wot ru. Which is now a totally different company and game.
      So stop cry kid…

    5. I don’t know what’s wrong with this Taj77 fella but he seriously needs some mental treatments.
      Perhaps he has headbutted clicker shells too many times recently XDDD

    6. You really are a useless cúnt. You clearly don’t even play the game. Once again showing you usual lack of knowledge.
      Plus the above is for wot ru. Which is now a totally different company and game.
      So stop cry kid…

  2. As someone who plays some arty on a regular basis I really don’t care…just change the personal missions accordingly! Also, these people who still seem to be traumatized over arty really do need to get over it; maybe twice a week I put MYSELF in a situation where I get smashed down by arty. You have a “W” key, use it. The only thing I can imagine is that there are still people still trying to play this game on a crap computer and have lousy frame rates.

    1. Back in 2011 when I started playing wot and joined a clan a guy gave a really valuable tip that most of nowadays players just seem unable to wrap their heads around: Your most valuable key is “S”. Being able to realize you are in a misfortunate spot and to retreat from it seems like lost knowledge. No wonder low double digit iq retards cry as load as they can when bonked on the head haha.

      I really never cared about arta ever since and accepted it as part of the game

      1. It’s unfortunate, but the only thing bigger than arty hater’s HP bars is their egos. They seem to have this idea that their position is all-powerful and that it’s their right to destroy the enemy with no chance of return fire.

        Heck, if the maps weren’t so closed off to coddle their fragile glass hearts, they’d be getting blasted by tank destroyers that don’t care for their turret armor instead of artillery.

    2. You really think your W can save you when there’s a clicker aiming at you? LOL
      Unless you’re a LT. not even MTs are fast enough to dodge artillery shells entirely.
      I have the fcking Sound Detection perk on all of my tanks and I dodge artillery shells countless times each day I play and in most cases, I still get stunned no matter the distance, even no dmg still stunned.
      Another thing should be mentioned is all of my tanks have at least -17 km/h reverse speed.
      Yes SPGs are nerfed to the ground but they’re still there, they will keep clicking you, not as hard as they could, but still hard enough to make you consider your choices seriously.
      And most importantly, you will get stunned when there’s a clicker in the game, you will get stunned CONSTANTLY when there are 2 clickers in the game. They will annoy you to death.
      Do not talk about 3-clicker battles, those are forbidden.

      1. This here this cry baby is the true cancer that lead to the downfall of world of tanks and made ut into world of hulldown cancer… Never listen to this ilk.. When making a game to counter other mechanics..

        1. Plebs always complain about “hulldown cancer” but they have no idea that most tanks have at least 1 cupola and can they can be digged out with good aim.
          Plebs have no idea that the worse they are, the better RNG they get. Those random 5-6k tomatoes can literally shoot right in the gun and RNG might guide their shells to cupolas. Even more so, they have insane snapshots accuracy.
          I’ve experienced that too many fcking times.
          Every tank that doesn’t have top weakspots apart the Chieftain, has either gun handling issue or mobility issue or even both.
          Why some special people think it’s “good for the game” by literally staying at the redline and using only their mouse to “outplay” everyone else?
          I do not call clicker “cancer”.
          I call them “braindead”.

          1. Arty was never the problem is what im saying.. they were never a cancer or brain dead.. they were a solution to counter the hulldown meta.. we had High explosive shells but that’s been taken away..

            1. Arty was never a problem excuse me? Have you ever played this game before?
              Have you ever experienced 7 SPGs each team and nobody wants to even move from the bases? Okay, that was a long time ago.
              Let’s talk about 1.5 years – 3 years ago, when they have limited the number of SPG per battle to 3 but haven’t nerfed their dmg yet. T92/CGC/GWE click you for ~600, 261 click you for ~400 but super accurately.
              How about now? If you take a direct him from T92, you’ll more likely take a ~400-450 hit. If it is the 261 then -300 at least. They do 25-30% less dmg now yes, but those numbers are still respectable amount of dmg.
              And how they do that? They sit next to the redline using only their mouses to CLICK.
              That’s the problem. Lazy braindead gameplay but still able to achieve reasonable results somehow.
              It’s not how powerful or how impactful they are, but how retarded they are.
              Some people might say “blame the system, not the players”.
              No, the system allows to be braindead but you’re the one responsible for being braindead or not.

              1. Do you actually play the game? Have not experienced 3 fucking 279e, 268v4, Mauss, Lions, Bz176 etc…. Rampaging on the battlefield and raping your tight arse?

                Arty average dmg/game in tiers X is 1750dmg (1500some for bct and 1900 some for t92) so waiting 30sec to deal 300dmg LOL

                How about being one shot but fv 183 or clipped by Lions? Be serious not pathetic

                1. If I make mistakes vs any kind of TANKs, that’s my fault. That’s the reason why I want to get better as a player.
                  Now let’s talk about those OP tanks, even Chieftain & 279e which are the 2 most OP of all OP tanks, they are OP but they are manageable. Even the most OP tanks can’t simply press their W and don’t give a fck about anything else just go in front and kill everyone. It’s not the case.
                  Yes these tanks are making the game worse to a certain level. When I see enemy team has a Chieftain & a 279e while my team does not, I see my chance of winning the game drops from 60% to 45%. That’s why I keep bashing WG for their stupid MM system and their shitty ass balancing.
                  But as long as those OP shits do require a BRAIN to function, it is acceptable.
                  Meanwhile, what do clickers do? They sit next to the redline and “outplay” you with their left mouse button no matter how good you are.
                  This braindead class requires absolute zero game knowledge or experience to play, or should I say: to ruin gaming experience of anyone who wants to play a TANK game.
                  As I said, it’s not about how strong or how weak they are. Clickers are hated so much because how retarded they are.
                  People hate tanks being OP because they wants to compete fairly. But at least you can still compete with those OP tanks. You can make up for the disadvantages with your skill.
                  And what do you do for clickers? You want to play the game you get clicked and you can’t do shit about that.
                  I hope you have a good time getting clicked and swallow all of your anger because “arta is the solution for hulldown cancer”, “arta is good for the game”, “arta is the cure”, absolutely.

                  1. Please just kill yourself
                    You are an utter embarrassment to the human race.

              2. Arty was never a problem excuse me? Have you ever played this game before?
                Have you ever experienced 7 SPGs each team and nobody wants to even move from the bases? Okay, that was a long time ago.

                It may have been a long time ago, but it seems to have traumatized you so much it still lives inside your head. Do you think 70% unicums were impossible then? No, they didn’t whine about it in comment sections, they just played around them and won 70% of their games.

                It’s really telling that you think trying to get artillery removed is easier than changing how you play the game.

    1. Arty was never the problem.. The real cancer was the cry babies in the god mindset the elitist mindset they should not be killed by mechanics made to counter them..

      1. Totally and utterly spot on.
        Not to mention that those mongrels are the first to cry for arty help facing hull down T95 chieftain or needing to decap

  3. So, question… isn’t this a significant nerf to BC 155 58? That thing can fire 3 shells in less than 30 seconds, so chain-stunning was a thing with it. Isn’t this change taking that away?

  4. Those changes cant be considered a buff or nerf, its just to be more predictable for both parties. Additionally removing the possibility to stun your own teammember and splashing yourself to death are a welcome plus.

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