WoT: Luchs Unicum Guide / Review, Playing the Long Game When Bottom Tier

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Source: Taugrim

I review the Luchs, a tier 4 German light tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with a replay of a tier 7 battle.

Stat line: Ace Tanker, 1.4k damage, 3 kills, 2 spots

The Luchs is an incredibly mobile burst damage dealer, but the player needs to manage the autocannon carefully. By applying the tactics discussed in this guide, I averaged a 4k WN8 and 70% win rate through 100 solo battles with silver only.

Strengths and Weaknesses
+ superb turning radius
+ excellent burst damage per clip (300)
+ excellent top speed
+ good silver penetration relative to its peers
+ good acceleration
+ good camouflage
+ good frontal gun depression of -8, goes up to -10 on the sides
– long clip reload (~16 sec)
– very poor accuracy (0.50)
– gun handling is poor, lots of reticle bloom on movement
– very susceptible to being tracked
– somewhat large profile for a light tank

Recommend Equipment
1. Optics
2. GLD
3. Vents: the best of the remaining options, given that the tank can’t mount a Rammer and it’s an excellent active scout so Binocs and Camo Net don’t provide as much value

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 their gameplay.

“Road to Unicum” full guide and FAQs:

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  1. BillyDoc DrSithScrub

    welcome back!

  2. I like your style. More vids on german lights would be great. I’ve played every tank apart from lights and decided to get batchat AP, so am at 13 90 now. I play it more as a support tank looking for opportunities to attack vulnerable enemy. I am in top 95% of EU players damage done according to xvm, but suffer like 15 games in a run with only 20% chance of win (ie my team’s wn8s not as good as enemy’s). I’m now tempted to play lights for themselves and believe the german and chinese lines are best.

  3. OMG it’s a Taugrimm Video! Welcome back, glad to see you 😉

  4. Glad you came back

  5. Very nice to see an update! Like your style.

  6. Welcome back! Hey hope you can make some light tank video on how to complete lt 15 mission for obj 260 other than on other maps, not just malinovka and prokhorovka.

  7. welcome back taugrim!

  8. No mention of the maximum range of the 30mm is around 400-435 meters. Roughly means you can only fire as far as your view range. Hehe we’ll all roast you just for the fun of it but it’s really great to see you make a new video for world of tanks! Always trying to better myself 🙂

  9. Holy hell, welcome back! You got me into this game and left, glad to see you back again.

  10. Hehey! Welcome back Taugrim


  12. Huge respect for not using premium ammo.

  13. It’s 2017 and you still aren’t loading the apcr

  14. I demand a proper seal clubbing video. And if that isn’t possible, puppy kicking or a drowning kittens video is also acceptable.

  15. yay u r bak from watching ur vids i increased my wn8 now its gonna inc moar ?

  16. its just a tank too cute to kill :3

  17. 131 games in the t-28? I approve.

  18. “It also has a super long aim time of almost 20 seconds” 😀 oops

  19. With you back on the WoT side, did you part ways with AW ever since the coup?

    Either way, a good series has good blood now!

  20. Welcome back

  21. Holy crap! You’re back. Good to hear your dulcet tones again.

  22. So glad to see you back, Taug!

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