The Lucky Luchs: Best Tank at Tier 4 after 9.20?
If you’re new to WoT and looking for a way to learn light tank tactics, I highly recommend you get the Luchs at Tier 4.
The Luchs was always a fun tank to play, but gained new life after the 9.20 patch, also known by some as the Great Light Tank Apocalypse. While many light tanks were seriously nerfed, like my former favourite the AMX ELC Bis, the Luchs was left as is, but benefitted from much better match making.
Prior to that patch the Luchs would play at Tiers 5 to 7, and after the patch plays at tiers 4 to 6.
This makes a huge difference, as the Luchs’ autogun (essentially a machine gun cannon) can penetrate most tanks up to Tier 6 without too much trouble, and it’s an absolute beast at tiers 4 and 5.
I’m not the greatest player in WoT by a long, long stretch, but I’ve got a 65 per cent plus win rate in the Luchs.
When I first played the Luchs I seemed to be in Tier 7 battles all the time, and it was decidedly underwhelming. Now, I play in Tier 4 and 5 matches frequently, and the Luchs can really tear up the opposition if played properly.
The Luchs is, of course, a notorious tank for Seal Clubbers, but it is also a great tank for new players. It’s a superb scout, fantastic at flanking, and allows you to assassinate isolated or damaged tanks.
I’ve taken out even the Japanese Super Heavies like the OI Exp and the OI by circling in close, side hugging, and plugging clip after clip into the side armour.
To see how to play the Luchs, check out the video by Taugrim, a Unicum player who provides excellent tactical videos and reviews in his Road to Unicum Series.