Unicum Guide to the SP I C, Why Defending Correlates With Winning

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Source: Taugrim

I the , a tier 7 in World of Tanks (), with a replay of a tier 8 battle.

Stat line: 4.2k damage, 4 kills, 3 spots, 100 defense points

In this guide, I discuss the unique playstyle of the (aka ) due to its limited active scouting capability and its superb 3-shell autoloader.

Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Excellent silver AP penetration (180)
+ Excellent burst damage (720 in 6 seconds)
+ Very manageable clip reload time (~17 sec) with Rammer equipped
+ Good gun handling for an autoloader
+ Good top speed
– Lacks acceleration / agility to actively scout safely
– Paper thin armor, very susceptible to overmatch and HE damage
– Prone to ramming damage due to extremely light weight
– Slow AP shell velocity

Recommend Equipment
1. Optics
2. Rammer
3. Vents

Per VBAddict, most Unicums select Vents over VStab as the 3rd equipment, probably due to the 3-sec intra-clip reload, decent gun handling (for an autoloader), and the fact that as a light tank you should often have the 1st-shot advantage. I’ve tried both and favor Vents.

In this battle I ran with double repair kits, but after getting set on fire 4 times in 80 battles, I switched one of those kits to a fire extinguisher.

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

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  1. Haven’t seen you in my sub feed in a while, glad to see you back

  2. This is one of those tanks that is not for filthy casuals like myself. Even though I got 3 marks with it and really enjoyed it, I’ve never climbed out of a negative winrate. No armor and no mobility don’t allow for any mistakes. I do hope one day they improve the accuracy on the gun, because it is one of the best pseudo-TD scouts, but the poor accuracy loses you a lot of damage and games.

  3. It would seem that you are finally back, I love the format. Keep them coming.

  4. Taugrim nice to see you back you are the ultimate chill playe Keep up the videos 🙂

  5. i have been thinking about buying the sp1c for a while but it seems a bit underwhelming. i may still go for it to continue the grind of the german lights. gg

  6. It would be great if you would live stream here or on twitch. 🙂

  7. Dreadshells Gaming

    I think the vert stabs are more useful than vents. Yes, if you’re stationary, you can aim faster than your inter-clip reload. However, if you’re moving at all, which happens a decent amount, the vert stabs reduce the time for you to re-aim and re-engage your targets. Granted, vents will help you with all crew skills, including view range. More down to how skilled your crew is to begin with I think, for that equipment choice. If you have smooth ride and snap shot and BiA for example, you could get away with using vents instead of vertical stabilizers.

    Good commentary as always, and good video. Thanks for the content.

  8. Vincent The Keeper

    Oh god I love this thing. I don’t know why. Like it better than the RU. Why is acceleration so poor though?

  9. oh…my…gosh TAUGRIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are back!!!! Does this mean you might start streaming again?

  10. Robert Pettigrew

    What are your thoughts on the new tier 10 light tanks ?

  11. Username TripleZero

    Fenks for the video, i hate to play my SP1C

  12. Vytenis Kajackas

    Jeez… its information overload… keep them going, your videos truly help a lot.

  13. Thanks man, I’m doing the German light line now, in preparation for the new tier X. Keep up the good work.

  14. Thanks for coming bag taugrim! I guess I missed your other video. I really like your videos because you explain what you are doing without being pretentious!

  15. Thanks for uploading, great as always 🙂 Is there any way of you making a Type 59 guide?

  16. The Pilot Penguin

    you need to go through the settings and see the additions like 25x zoom

  17. Indignant Beaver

    WELCOME BACK!!! Great work and it is my favorite scout right now!

  18. Welcome back Taugrim! Great Video!

  19. William Taylor Payne

    Oh wow I am just about ready to get this tank and one of my favorite WOT Youtubers comes back! Oh this is gonna be good.

  20. More please!

  21. nice, thx for posting.

  22. I like your playstyle but theres a perception among your team mates that because your a scout you need to be constantly on the front line actively spotting whichbis hard for this tank. nonetheless i love this tank too.

  23. Take a sub.
    What a game,wish i was half this good.

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