The 20 Best Tanks in WoT sorted by Tier

Sit back and relax while we take you through the best tanks by tier in World Of Tanks!

Updated on Mar 10, 2024
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The 20 Best Tanks in WoT sorted by Tier

There are so many thanks in the game that you may feel lost every so often. So, in this article, we'll give you two best WoT tanks for each tier to help you find your go-to choice!

Tier 1


We begin with the German tier one powerhouse, the Leichtraktor. This tank boasts the second-highest health pool of all tier-one tanks in the game. On top of this, defensive capability, it has brilliant view range, penetration, accuracy, damage, and quick reload and aim speed.


Leichtraktor's main flaw is centered around its poor mobility and lack of speed. Plus, the fact that this one has a front-mounted engine, making this area vulnerable in the head-on battles. Though, with the firepower and HP that this tank offers, it is definitely one of, if not the best the first tier has to offer.


Then we have the Soviet produced tier one tank, the MS-1. This one is pretty well armored for a tier-one vehicle, with decent damage and accuracy too.


Although MS-1 is offensively great, it does suffer defensively with the lowest tier-one HP pool and pretty low top speeds. However, if the player can make the most of their powerful shots and avoid being hit too much, then they will see that this tank is one of the best in the tier.

Tier 2

T2 Medium

Now we have the American tier two tank, the T2 medium. This tank has decent all-around armor, a fantastic view range, making it great for spotting. It also has great speed and acceleration for its weight class and in close quarters combat, this tank will take care of lower-tier and some same tier tanks with ease. These include its rather large silhouette, making it easy to spot.


T2 Medium loses its 100% camo rating when moving and has poor accuracy, meaning that you need to have all encounters at close quarters to stand a chance. If you can make these positives work for you and avoid being clocked at medium to long-range, this tank is a great option within its tier.

Panzerjäger I

Now we have more German machinery in the form of the Panzerjäger I.


This tier two tank destroyer packs quite a punch with its best qualities being its great accuracy and rate of fire, its excellent view range that makes it a good spotter, and it’s decent damage output and penetration.

Tier 3

Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C

Staying with the German theme, it’s our next entry, the Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C. This light tank is fast in both it’s mobility around the map and with its rate of fire. It delivers phenomenal burst damage of 240-400 per clip, which is usually enough to take out any tank within its tier. Plus, thanks to its small frame and view range, it isn’t a half-bad spotter either.


This tank offers incredible alpha damage, enough to two-shot many tanks within its tier. It is relatively quick and has even faster reload times. Plus, with this speed and the fact that it is the heaviest tank within the tier, it makes this tank incredibly dangerous if used to ram light tanks

Tier 4


Now we have the tier four British medium tank, the Matilda. This tank is by no means the fastest medium tank in the game. Though, it's one of the best medium tanks and what it lacks in speed, it makes up for in sheer firepower and defensive abilities.


The armor for Matilda is decent, especially the front and the hull. Then the tank packs a punch with up to 145 mm of penetration, a great reload and aim time. Plus, this one has great shell velocity, meaning its a sure shot even from range.


We head off to France for our next entry, this time it’s the B1 tank.


This tier four heavy tank has preferential matchmaking, meaning you’ll never encounter higher than a tier five tank. Plus, it also has great aiming times, a large health pool of 420HP (any memers out there?).

Tier 5


Now we have an American joining the party in the form of the T67. This tier five tank has an incredible rate of fire and has great alpha damage to compliment this.


T67 also comes with a 360° traversable turret, ten degrees of gun depression and a reasonable top speed of 61Kmph, making it reasonably mobile too.

M10 Wolverine

Now we have a tier five tank destroyer in the form of the M10 Wolverine. This tank has great mantle armor and gun depression, making it formidable in hull-down combat and a great choice for beginners.


M10 Wolverine has a reasonable acceleration and decent speed and has a 370m view range, making this tank a decent spotter as well.

Tier 6


The Cromwell is a tier 6, British medium tank that is perfect for zipping around the map and brawling with lightweight opponents.


This tank offers mobility combined with a decent armament that makes this tank a competent assassin of light tanks. It also has a decent HP pool of 750 into the bargain, allowing players to play with a certain level of freedom that similar tanks within the tier can’t offer.

40TP Habicha

Now we have the first Polish tank on the list, the 40TP Habicha.


This tank offers excellent alpha damage, great gun depression of minus 8°. Plus, it has good reverse speed, making it adept at getting out of sticky situations quickly.

Tier 7


We return to Germany with the tier seven medium, the legendary Panther/M10.


This tank has great accuracy even on the move, with the ability to snapshot comfortably. It also has a great top speed, will never encounter higher than a tier eight in matches. Plus, the armor on this Panther/M10 is pretty formidable too, which is complemented by the highest HP pool in the tier seven class. Plus, it's one of the best tanks in WoT Blitz as well.


Next is the T29, an American tier seven heavy tank that packs a punch. This is due to the quite well-rounded nature of the vehicle.


T29 has some decent damage stats against tanks of the same tier, reasonable mobility, a very fast reload time of 4.99 seconds if at 100% crew capacity. Plus, this tank can work a much better ridge line than almost any tank in its weight class thanks to its 10° of gun depression

Tier 8

Rheinmetall Skorpion G

Now we have some German-engineered brilliance with the Rheinmetall Skorpion G. This tier eight tank has one of the best alpha damage ratings in its tier, with the second-highest among tier eight tanks.


It also boasts an excellent shot accuracy and good penetration as well. This with the addition of the Skorpion G’s decent top speed and acceleration makes it quite formidable and one of the best destroyers.


Now we have the tier eight Soviet heavy, the IS-3.


This one has particularly well-rounded armor, with strong frontal and side armor, making it excellent for side scraping. It also boasts high alpha damage and penetration, great mobility and spaced 20mm hull armor allowing for hull-down tactics too.

Tier 9

Leopard Prototyp A

Now we have the German-engineered, tier nine medium tank, the Leopard Prototyp A. This one is brilliant when used offensively, with outstanding damage output, penetration, aim time, accuracy and shell velocity.


On top of this, the tank has superb gun depression, a good view range and decent camouflage capabilities too. With these assets, it’s easily one of the most offensively versatile tanks within the whole game.

Object 430

Now we have the Soviet juggernaut that is the Object 430.


This tier nine medium tank offers excellent turret and hull armor, making hull-down tactics very accessible in this machine. It also has a decent HP pool and camouflage ratings, meaning that it can hide and take a few hits even if you are spotted.

Tier 10


We move back to the land of Stars and Stripes with the tier 10 destroyer, the T110E3.


This is one of the best tanks you can have in 1 vs 1 combats. In addition, it also has -8° of gun depression, making hull-down tactics viable as well. The problems that can arise with this tank stem from its weak side and rear armor, plus its sluggish traversal speed, making this tank susceptible to ranking tactics.

Super Conqueror

Then we finish in old Blighty with the tier ten heavy, the Super Conqueror, a British engineered Goliath. This tank is bolstered with armor and has an excellent rate of fire and alpha damage. The turret of This tank is phenomenally well protected, and this armor is not just at the front.


The turret of This tank is phenomenally well protected, and this armor is not just at the front; it's also spaced all the way around the vehicle, giving good coverage if flanked from the sides too. The Super Conqueror is also one of the more accurate tanks on offer, with great gun depression and fast aim times.

And the winner is...

Ok, so let's be clear before we crown a winner. Due to the complexities and nuances of this game, no one tank rules them all. Each has situations where it will succumb to a tank that exploits its weakness. After all, if that didn't happen, then the game would be an unbalanced mess.

What’s the best Tank in World of Tanks?

For us, it is the tier 5 medium tank from Britain, the Matilda.

Sure, it’s not the most mobile tank around. It’s a matter of preference and playstyle, of course, but as a whole, we believe this one has the most to offer within its tier.

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