Tier X Arty After the Stun Mechanic
Arty may be the most hated class of vehicle in World of Tanks, but if your black, black heart just loves raining down death and destruction on your opponents, this video from DezGamez is a must watch.
The arty lines changed completely with the introduction of the stun mechanic in Patch 9.18. Personally, I don’t think arty is less effective than before. It may be less of a nightmare for slow heavies, but arty now is very effective at stunning or damaging lightly armoured tanks, even if they are hiding behind a rock or building.
Arty lost its immense damage potential when it penned a shot through a heavy tanks roof or engine deck, but got new relevance due to increased explosion radius (splash damage) and the ability to stun tank crews.
However, that means arty with wider splash damage tends to do better in the new meta game. I’m not an arty player, just an arty victim, but I did dig up the video below by Dez Gamez on the impact of the nerfs and buffs on Tier X arty, post 9.18.
If you’re planning to grind out an arty line, definitely check out this post first.