AMX 50 100 Review/Guide, Playing a Squishy Autoloader in the Heavy Armor Meta

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I the , a tier 8 heavy tank in (WoT), with replays of tier 10 Glacier and tier 8 Steppes battles.

Prior to 2017, the 50 100 was regarded as an effective albeit finesse tank, but with the introduction of the over-armored tier 8 premium heavies and armor buffs in general from tiers 8-10, the 50 100 more challenging to play with the current meta in 1.0.

Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Excellent gun depression (-9), unusual for an autoloader
+ Excellent silver AP penetration (232)
+ Excellent top speed (51)
+ Good acceleration
+ Good accuracy for an autoloader (0.36 base)
– Very long clip reload (~46.5 sec with Vents and BIA) creates long windows of downtime
– Long intra-clip reload (2.73 sec) means increased exposure when dumping your clip
– Long aim time (3 sec base) exceeds intra-clip reload, so you have to equip your tank and slot BIA accordingly
– Poor armor
– Low HP (1400)

Recommended Equipment
1. VStab
2. Vents
3. GLD

Special thanks to /u/similar_observation and /u/Rakkedyman from the WoT sub-Reddit for donating gold so I could re-train my crew to the 50 100.

I talk through how I’m reading the battle as it unfolds and discuss key decisions and mistakes. My hope is that these videos meaningfully help players improve their gameplay.

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Taugrim

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53 Comments:

  1. Chandler Kristoff

    Hi 🙂

  2. Because you people don’t read the Description, here it is as a comment…

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    I review the AMX 50 100, a tier 8 French heavy tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with replays of tier 10 Glacier and tier 8 Steppes battles.

    Prior to 2017, the 50 100 was regarded as an effective albeit finesse tank, but with the introduction of the over-armored tier 8 premium heavies and armor buffs in general from tiers 8-10, the 50 100 is more challenging to play with the current meta in 1.0.

    Strengths and Weaknesses
    + Excellent gun depression (-9), unusual for an autoloader
    + Excellent silver AP penetration (232)
    + Excellent top speed (51)
    + Good acceleration
    + Good accuracy for an autoloader (0.36 base)
    – Very long clip reload (~46.5 sec with Vents and BIA) creates long windows of downtime
    – Long intra-clip reload (2.73 sec) means increased exposure when dumping your clip
    – Long aim time (3 sec base) exceeds intra-clip reload, so you have to equip your tank and slot BIA accordingly
    – Poor armor
    – Low HP (1400)

    Recommended Equipment
    1. VStab
    2. Vents
    3. GLD

    • I have 5 total battles in arty, with a WN8 of 12 (yes, twelve). I intend to keep it that way, forever.

      IMO arty is a horrible game mechanic for the non-arty players, so I don’t play it.

    • I would love to see a review of 50 120 from you!

    • LOH JENN HOUE ADAmloh

      good tank but i would not suggest it to play in current META becuz ur teammate cant last forever,so if u r out of friend u die.u cant really carry game becuz ur reload time

    • Any thoughts on running the 90mm gun to have a far more manageable clip reload at the cost of alpha and max burst?

    • Warcrimes incarnate

      Taugrim this series is great. I never really gave you a second thought before today, i guess i have about six trillion videos to binge

  3. yup I started teribbly with the amx 50 100, but end up with 2 mark in it before I research the 50 120

  4. Whats coming up next, Tau?

  5. R. Giada Melchiorre

    Thanks for previewing the 50/100. I like mine though i forget that it is a support tank and want to get up front. I quickly remind myself to back it up due to its somewhat weak armor compared to others. I hate the long reload time too :). Thanks again Taugrim.

  6. I still love my 50 100. You have to be very sober when playing it, but it reward and encourage smart play since you need to relocate a lot in order to maximize your effectiveness during reload.

    Unlike T69, the gun is still really capable even in 3-5-7 meta (in fact, I prefer to be in middle or bottom in this tank). If there’s anything to buff, buffing the aim time a little bit would make early to mid game less miserable (they could keep the other horrible gun soft stats to keep the flavor)

  7. A well rounded video, cheers. I’d like to see the M 41 90 in action as I’m not doing as well as I should in this LT.

    • Tier 8 lights are hard in the current summer yolo, td meta.

    • Even in the current meta of over-armored tanks, I find that tier 8 lights perform well. Certainly, it’s hard to play lights correctly, but most of my tier 8 lights have a WR north of 60%.

  8. Perfectly timed…I have it unlocked but not purchased.

  9. Hi! When you start the game, you don’t shoot gold ammo?

  10. Just unlocking + full, 9 games and… it’s slooooowwwww, awfull.

    The gun is not bad but need BIG buff, ammo speed and accuracy.
    And the reload of 100mm is awfull… -50sec just for playing 🙁

  11. Great info…thanks…btw another typical game in the current meta…..15-4, either winning or losing side…this game as currently constituted is fucked….

  12. Thanks Taugrim for this one (another great vid). I’ve had this tank for a while and just am not ‘getting it’ – i play poorly even by my standards. This will help a LOT!

  13. yeah this tank 🙂

  14. do u have the progetto? It’s awesome, even better than t44-100 (which used to be my favourite tier 8 med).

  15. T20 would be good i would like to see how well it has aged since i had it years ago (it was one of my favourites). i dont think it has ever been buffed since game release.

  16. Do you use all gold or no gold?

  17. It’s as if you knew I recently fully upgraded my 50 100! Have you played the Italians enough to give advice on the tier 6 where I am? Good alpha and reload, but it’s too squishy to go with heavies and too slow to be an effective medium

    • I’ve only played the Progetto 46, the tier 8 premium.

      With slower mediums, you can’t flex or push to aggressive locations as much, since the mobility isn’t there. Still, nearly all mediums from tier 6 and up have flex potential.

  18. always great youtube vids taugrim…..showing it like it is and not showboating a top tier game like a majority of the players that make youtube vids. Great player and great games keep up that good work.

  19. Heya Taugrim
    Do you think you could move your icon on the bottom left a couple pixels to the right so that the vehicle speed is fully visible? Thanks!

  20. Thank you!!! I’ve had this tank for a while but it’s such a pain in the arse to play. Great help review.

  21. Who are you calling “you people”, I love the AMX ELC……….oh wait

  22. I quit this game but you have always been my favourite guide channel. Unsubscribed from them all but you, they show off top tier seals clubs too often. Keep up your good work keeping it real.
    Your video’s have helped me play many tanks much better down my trip in wot. Loved your m4a1rev, french light line and especially your leopard line. 3 marked leo and elc amx, 2 marked m4, 1375,90 and batchat 12t.

  23. Why can’t I move the view angle with my mouse??

  24. Great vid. This tank seems like a slightly upgraded Lorr. 40t.

  25. It’s still a dangerous tank, as is any autoloader of course. The clip size is equal parts blessing and curse. The fact that you can, if absolutely necesary and if no alternative presents itself, remove a full health equal tier heavy tank from the game in 10 seconds is powerful but in most games totally irrelevant as it’ll cost you all of your health.

    My biggest problem with it was that it’s totally incapable of doing the job of a heavy when top tier. Tier 8 matchmaking only went to hell after I was done with it and I had a hard time choosing between my “responsibility” as a heavy and the fact that it is almost useless when fighting as a normal heavy on the “heavy corners”. I still remember that sinking feeling when I found myself top tier and I actually did way better in tier 9 and 10 games. It’s still probably the only tier 8 heavy that handles being up tiered gracefully.

    Good video, as always. Cheers.

  26. Nice one. Would it be possible to slightly move your logo on the replays? It hides your speed, and I am always curious to see how fast, or slow a tank goes in various conditions. Cheers and thanks

  27. the reload time of autoloaders forces you to think one to two moves after the brawling one.. like… you’ll be exposed as soon as you’ll be on reload so you have to learn to read a map to be useful and stay alive

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