★ Patch 1.13 – A List of Buffs / Nerfs to Tanks [NOT Arty or HE Changes] ★

Well well well, WarGaming sure does love hiding buffs and nerfs to tanks in their patchnotes without telling anyone. We all know the obvious changes they’re making to the CW reward tanks and to HE shells, but if you look at the patchnotes in detail you’ll see a whole bunch of other buffs and nerfs to vehicles that weren’t really mentioned at all.

So just as with Patch 1.9, where I went over all the various buffs and nerfs to tanks that WG didn’t mention when rebalancing low Tier HP and the tech trees, with Patch 1.13 I’m doing the exact same thing; combing through the patch notes to find everything not related to arty or HE changes… And while I will mention the CW reward tank buffs in passing (especially mention exact armor changes, since WG doesn’t specify), those will not be the focus of this post.

Let’s get right to it then, egh?

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USSR:

KV-2 (and KV-2 R):

Gun handling on movement and hull traverse for the upgraded tracks buffed by 7% Traverse speed on upgraded tracks buffed from 18 deg/s to 20 deg/s Gun handling on turret traverse for the upgraded turret buffed by 6% Aiming time for the 152mm gun buffed from 4s to 3.8s Traverse speed for the upgraded turret buffed from 16 deg/s to 17 deg/s Engine power for the upgraded engine buffed from 600 HP (11.3 hp/ton) to 640 HP (12.05 hp/ton)

A-43:

Engine power for the upgraded engine buffed from 600 HP (21.62 hp/ton) to 640 HP (23.06 hp/ton)

A-44:

Engine power for the upgraded engine buffed from 600 HP (15.52 hp/ton) to 640 HP (16.58 hp/ton)

T-150:

Engine power for the second engine buffed from 600 HP (11.05 hp/ton) to 640 HP (11.79 hp/ton)

KV-3:

Engine power for the first stock engine buffed from 600 HP (8.8 hp/ton) to 640 HP (9.38 hp/ton)

Those are all of the Russian tank changes, ignoring the CW tanks… both KV-2 varients are getting overall buffs to gun handling and mobility, which will make them ever so slightly more comfortable to play, although it won’t completely transform the tanks.

The V-5 engine is the one that’s getting buffed for all tanks that have access to it, but unfortunately WarGaming never specifies whether it’s the stock or upgraded engine, nor what the new hp/ton value will be for the tank – Thus I went ahead and calculated that information for you. This means that the A-43 and A-44 are just getting mobility buffs for free, while the T-150 and KV-3 will have ever so slightly less painful stock grinds.

As for the CW / Premium tanks that WG already mentioned:

ISU-130:

Engine power buffed from 520 HP (11.06 hp/ton) to 600 HP (12.77 hp/ton) Shell velocity for the standard AP shell (high pen / low alpha) buffed by 7% from 898 m/s to 961 m/s Shell velocity for the premium AP shell (low pen / high alpha) buffed by 21% from 900 m/s to 1,089 m/s Penetration for the standard AP shell (high pen / low alpha) buffed from 215mm to 238mm Penetration for the premium AP shell (low pen / high alpha) buffed from 187mm to 212mm Gun traverse angles buffed from -2/10 (left/right) to -10/10 (left/right) Ammo capacity buffed from 25 shells to 35 shells

IS-5:

Gun handling on movement buffed by 17% Gun handling on turret traverse buffed by 38% Gun depression buffed from -5 deg to -7 deg

KV-4 Kreslavskiy:

Engine power buffed from 1,200 HP (12.96 hp/ton) to 1,350 HP (14.58 hp/ton) Gun handling on movement and hull traverse buffed by 33% Frontal turret armor on the cheeks buffed from 160mm to 180mm (gun mantlet / cupola are unchanged) Top speed buffed from 30 km/h to 40 km/h Hit points buffed from 1,500 to 1,700

Overall some nice buffs to these tanks, although once again this is why I’m listing the specifics for them – WG doesn’t tell you the actual shell velocity nor hp/ton values for the buffed parts, nor do they tell you exactly what part of the armor is getting buffed. The KV-4’s turret armor buff is absolutely meaningless, even though WG makes it sound like it will actually change something. The area that’s being changed is such a slim strip of armor that the tank will be entirely unaffected gameplay wise.

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U.S.A.:

T49:

Accuracy for the 152mm gun buffed from 0.6m to 0.57m Gun handling for the 152mm gun buffed during turret traverse by 8%

Sheridan:

Accuracy for the 152mm gun buffed from 0.53m to 0.51m Gun handling for the 152mm gun buffed during turret traverse by 12%

That’s it for the regular tanks, now for the ones we knew about.

T23E3:

Gun handling on movement and hull traverse buffed by 30%

T92 (Tier 8 Premium light tank):

Penetration for the standard APCR shell buffed from 175mm to 189mm Penetration for the premium HEAT shell buffed from 210mm to 230mm

M60: Frontal turret armor was buffed in the following ways:

Gun mantlet armor buffed from 114.3mm to 230mm Frontal turret armor buffed from 177.8mm to 254mm Middle of the frontal cheeks buffed from 139.7mm to 203mm Outside of the frontal cheeks buffed from 127mm to 140mm

If you want to checkout these armor changes in detail, use the following two links:

Old armor: https://tanks.gg/tank/m60/model?vm=live

New armor: https://tanks.gg/v11300ct/tank/m60/model?vm=live

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France:

Lynx 6×6:

Gun handling on movement and hull traverse on both tracks nerfed by 12% Gun handling on the upgraded 90mm nerfed for turret traverse by 25% Penetration for HE shells on both 90mm guns nerfed from 90mm to 75mm

EBR 90:

Gun handling on movement and hull traverse on both tracks nerfed by 12% Gun handling on both 90mm guns nerfed for turret traverse by 25% Penetration for HE shells on both 90mm guns nerfed from 90mm to 75mm

EBR 105:

Gun handling on movement and hull traverse nerfed by 12% Gun handling on turret traverse nerfed by 25% Penetration on HE shells nerfed from 105mm to 75mm

Overall some nice nerfs for the wheelies, should be fewer annoying on-the-move HE pens… However, this still doesn’t change just how bloody hard they are to hit.. Will simply make their hits slightly less impactful.

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U.K.:

No changes to tech tree tanks, so just the two tanks we already knew about here.

Cheiftain/T95: (Tier 8 medium tank, don’t worry)

Engine power buffed from 750 HP (15 hp/ton) to 850 HP (17 hp/ton) Gun handling on movement and hull traverse buffed by 22% Gun handling on turret traverse buffed by 29% Reload time buffed from 8.3s (1,809.54 DPM) to 7.5s (2,002.56 DPM) View range buffed from 380m to 400m

Senlac:

Accuracy buffed from 0.38m to 0.35m View range buffed from 400m to 410m

The Tier 8 Chieftain should become “playable” now, but it will still be far from great. The Senlac buffs make sense, but will it actually make the tank decent? Hard to tell. The accuracy buff will help it perform, especially with its HE shells.

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Japan:

Type 4 Heavy: New shell was added for the 15cm derp gun – An AP shell with high pen, but low alpha damage. Characteristics are as follow:

900m/s shell velocity 252mm penetration 680 alpha damage

Other changes to the Type 4 Heavy are as follow:

Accuracy for the 15cm derp gun buffed from 0.52m to 0.49m Accuracy for the upgraded non-derp 14cm gun buffed from 0.42m to 0.4m

Type 5 Heavy:

The exact same AP shell as the Type 4 Heavy was added to the 15cm derp gun (252mm pen / 680 alpha / 900m/s shell velocity) Accuracy on the 15cm derp buffed from 0.5m to 0.47m Accuracy on the 14cm non-derp gun buffed from 0.4m to 0.38m

Interesting change to make, since this essentially gives the derp guns a shell that has pen, damage and shell velocity values that are similar to the non-derp 14cm… Obviously you’ll still have far worse DPM / accuracy / aiming time compared to the 14cm, but it will allow the derp gun to perform somewhat like the 14cm non-derp in certain situations. I’m okay with this change, and it should soothe the players who were upset that the derp guns on the Types became “useless” by comparison to the 14cm.

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China:

As with the British vehicles, no changes to regular tanks to report, just the ones we already knew about.

121B:

Reload time buffed from 8.7s (2,805.31 DPM) to 8.1s (3,013.11 DPM) Frontal upper plate armor buffed from 130mm to 135mm Frontal turret armor buffed from 240/220/190/160 (Center / inside cheek / middle cheek / outer cheek) to 275/250/210/210 (Center / inside cheek / middle cheek / outer cheek) Top speed buffed from 50 km/h to 55 km/h Reverse speed buffed from 20 km/h to 25 km/h

Overall some interesting changes to the 121B. The armor will become a lot more solid on the turret, and the tank will be far harder to pen than before. This tank will legitimately be a decent Tier 10 medium in the current meta, although it still won’t be one of the top dogs either.

If you want to checkout the changes in detail, here are the links to the armor models:

Old armor: https://tanks.gg/tank/121b/model?vm=live

New armor: https://tanks.gg/v11300ct/tank/121b/model?vm=live

M41D:

View range buffed from 390m to 410m Top speed buffed from 65 km/h to 68 km/h (yes, WG actually managed to list the wrong top speed buff in the patch notes…) Reverse speed buffed from 22 km/h to 24km/h

Small buffs, but should help the tank a bit. A light tank with such poor camo values as the M41D needs to be quick with good view range, so this change makes sense.

And WG making that error in the patch notes, well… Yet another reason why I’m manually recording and checking these changes, and not copy/pasting like everyone else. You’re welcome. <3

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And there’s the finish! I hope you guys didn’t pass out from all the reading halfway through. Just as with last year with Patch 1.9, I went the extra mile for you guys:

No copy/pasting

Every statistic double-checked for accuracy

HP/ton changes listed on engine power buffs

Stock vs. upgraded modules listed

Shell velocity changes listed

Armor values also specified and listed in detail

I wish to everyone the best of luck and fun to everyone, both in real life and on the battlefield!

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