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7 Best Premium Tanks in World of Tanks

If you’re thinking about buying a Premium Tank, you should consider these!

In this article we will cover 7 of the best Premium tanks in World of Tanks. It can be tough to define what makes a Premium tank the "best" so we've tried to collate a few tanks from varying tier levels - that way there's a Premium tank for all occasions. The Premium tank is a type of armored vehicle in World of Tanks that’s different than other tank options. In order to own a Premium tank you have to do one of a few things, either use an Invite Code, receive it from TankRewards, and for the best Premium tanks, you have to buy them. Premium tanks are one of the best things you can purchasing using Gold, so it's well worth considering!

Premium tanks have a whole host of advantages, but that doesn’t mean they’re any more powerful than free tanks. Premium tanks are designed to be better than a free tank using stock parts, but not as powerful as the same free tank using upgraded modules. However, the main appeal of a Premium tank isn’t their ability to outclass a stock tank, it’s their ability to earn credits, train crew, and some of them are just plain fun to play. Here are some of the best Premium tanks money can buy!

T2 Light Tank

The T2 Light tank is one of the lowest tiered Premium tanks available.
The T2 Light tank is one of the lowest tiered Premium tanks available.

Starting off our list of the best Premium tanks in World of Tanks is one of the lowest tiered Premium tanks available and a place worth starting if you're looking to try out Premium tanks. The T2 Light is a USA Tier 2 of the Light tank variety, making it a remarkably nimble vehicle. Unfortunately, it lacks armor and a decent gun, so the best strategy when using this Premium tank is to keep moving and scouting!

T-127

The T-127 offers players a chance at some relief from the pressures of Tier 3 thanks to its preferential matchmaking.
The T-127 offers players a chance at some relief from the pressures of Tier 3 thanks to its preferential matchmaking.

For a lot of people, Tier 3 is where the game can become a bit difficult to manage, but thankfully there are a few Premium tanks worth looking into to help level crews for the later tiers. One such Premium tank is the T-127, a U.S.S.R Light tank that boasts decent speed, especially considering the amount of armor it has. If the BT-7 was an appealing tank to play, the T-127 offers more armor than the BT-7 and the chance to earn more credits. Another positive of the T-127 is it won't be matched up against Tier 5 tanks - but it should still be cautious around Tier 4 opponents. 

Churchill III

The Churchill III Premium tank is an excellent vehicle for training crew and farming credits.
The Churchill III Premium tank is an excellent vehicle for training crew and farming credits.

Bumping up into Tier 5 is the Churchill III, a Heavy tank from the Soviet Union and one of the best Premium tanks in World of Tanks. The Churchill III has a high rate of fire gun that reloads quickly. This is needed, as the tank doesn’t have a lot of damage or penetration, requiring a lot of shells to get a kill. Thankfully, the Churchill is excellent at earning Experience and Credits, so using it as a Crew Training is a good idea. Check out our guide on how to train and transfer crews.

Dicker Max

The Dicker Max is an excellent money-maker, just be careful of its thin armor and use distance and ambushes to your advantage.
The Dicker Max is an excellent money-maker, just be careful of its thin armor and use distance and ambushes to your advantage.

Creeping up to Tier 6 is another one of the best Premium tanks in World of Tanks, the Dicker Max. The Dicker Max is a German Tank Destroyer that an excellent view range and decent alpha damage. It should be played from the sideline and from behind cover or bushes, as it lacks any amount of noteworthy armor. Despite this, the Dicker Max is excellent at making Silver, just keep it at range and perhaps even consider slapping the Camouflage Net Equipment on it to help boost its sneakiness.

FCM 50 t

Though the FCM 50 t says
Though the FCM 50 t says "Heavy Tank" it's a good idea to use its speed and play more like a medium.

Now we’re getting serious; Tier 8 is where the game really begins to shift into another kind of beast. New players should tread lightly, as you will, typically, face opponents who are well-versed in tank combat. As such, these tanks are better for players who have already had experience playing in Tier 8 matches. Nevertheless, the FCM 50 t is one of the best Premium tanks in World of Tanks for players looking to farm credits and level up French crews. It also offers preferential matchmaking, meaning no Tier 10 battles! Take advantage of the FCM 50 t's large tracks and decent mobility to avoid enemy fire or have the tracks absorb most of the damage. Though it does suffer from sub-par gun depression, you can still take advantage of what gun depression there is to mount yourself above enemy positions.

T34

For a lot of people, the T34 is the best Premium tank available as it hits like no other.
For many players, the T34 is the best Premium tank available thanks to its high damage and solid turret armor.

If you’ve made it into the Tier 8 games, you deserve to give yourself a reward. Splash out and spend the 12,000 Gold on the T34, an American Tier 8 Heavy tank that hits like no other Tier 8. Just make sure you line up and take the shots you know you’ll hit, otherwise you’ll be punished by the reload time. Additionally, make sure you know how to angle your tank in order to take advantage of the decent turret armor - and remember to hull down!

IS-6

For everyone else, there's the IS-6, one of the most popular Premium tanks available. It boasts an incredible DPM and alpha damage, and high mobility!
For everyone else, there's the IS-6, one of the most popular Premium tanks available. It boasts an incredible DPM, alpha damage, and high mobility.

Finally, the IS-6 rounds off this list of best Premium tanks in World of Tanks, and rightly so, as this tank is often cited as a fan-favorite. What makes this Tier 8 Soviet Heavy tank so rewarding to play is its astounding damage-per-minute, its alpha damage, along with its mobility. It also has decent matchmaking, meaning you’re not going to see any Tier 10 battles. The IS-6 is just a well-rounded and enjoyable Premium tank to play.

Premium tanks are the bread and butter of almost every tanker. They’re downright fun to play and an excellent means of farming credits and experience for crews. While they’re not more powerful than other tanks, they still perform well in their intended roles. Let us know in the comments what tank you think belongs on this list of best Premium tanks in World of Tanks!

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Sam Chandler

Sam loves all things shooters, whether it's a cheeky chicken dinner in PUBG or diving into a raid in Destiny, he'll be there.