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How do I easily grind KV-4 in 2018?

KV-4 Grind Help

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Warhammer124 #1 Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:46 AM

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I heard the KV-4 was a great tank years ago. But now, its such  painful grind! I'm really want to get ST-1 and the KV-4 is the only line to get there. Is there a way I can grind faster? (Without spending gold of course)
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spacewolf #2 Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:54 AM

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Use boosters?

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Cronk #3 Posted 22 March 2018 - 10:48 AM


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I didn't mind the KVFortress although I played it years ago, I'd imagine it's still fairly decent given the "corridor" meta, although not sure how 1.0 changes things.


As above, can use xp boosters, use those free xp boosters that are probably sitting around as well.


It's a good tank to learn to abuse game mechanics sidescrape in.



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The_average_tanker #4 Posted 22 March 2018 - 06:54 PM

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Unlock the 107mm Zis gun. though it is not used in future tanks and is exclusively used on this tank, this tank is only slightly playable with this gun.


Try to keep your distance. You will be bottom tier most of the time. Even when not bottom tier your turret can generally be penned with 180 pen. Most tier 8 tanks can pen that very easily. Being at a distance will making hitting that weakspot difficult. The gun is more accurate than the traditional soviet 122mm so distance should not be an issue.


try to angle your turret like you would do in an E-100 or maus between shots.  While it may not be very effective, it may save you occasionally.


Sidescrape. This is the one thing this tank does well. I mean i have bounced s1 gold while sidescraping in this tank (i have no idea what he was thinking). you can overangle a bit and get away with it so do not be worries about that. you may try to overangle to bait a shot and then pull out to shoot.


Some of my best battles have been when the enemy team has disregarded my cupola and gone for my side/ hull, so pray for stupid enemies. When top tier go ham, there is very little to worry about, i have bounced shots of my [edited]!







ThomChen114 #5 Posted 31 March 2018 - 11:32 PM


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I've never recalled a time when the KV-4 was considered good. Sure it was called the KV-Fortress, but what many don't realize that fortresses are more or less redundant. And sure that armor can be good, but not after 2015.


Grind for that top 107mm gun, getting there I used the old 122mm but fired almost nothing but HE with a small reserve of APCR. 

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_HardHitter_ #6 Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:25 PM


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Upgrade all modules, Over angle your armor (KV-4 has great side armor), Use RoF of top gun, Use XP boosters. Profit :)

Profanisaurus #7 Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:23 AM

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In reverse order of preference.

5. Platoon with people in decent tier 8s.
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GOLDEAGLE_2015 #8 Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:54 PM


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May i just say that the kv4 is acually a decent tank first up and i find its also best deplyed in a map like pilsen or paris or stalingrad somewhere with loads of buildings and mind you (ive done it before) not the little buldings you run over and now that they fixed mm you only get t9s and i simply just find that the 122 mm d-25 works for me ive got 11 sec reload 390 average 175 pen and 0 gold shells and i find it works fine i just shoot weak spots and exploit easy kills and use my armor by sidescrping so all in all its a good tank

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