I review the Manticore, a tier 10 British light tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with replays of Karelia and Studzianki battles.
While the Manticore has some fans, I found it to be an enormously limited tank in terms of carry potential due to multiple flaws with its armament. It’s the only light tank I’ve played from tiers 5-10 where my win rate is below 56%. Simply put, it’s like bringing a knife to a gun fight.
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Superb camo
+ Excellent gun depression (-8)
+ Small profile
– Horribad DPM
– Laughable ammo capacity (20), so you can’t blind fire or snapshot much
– Poor gun elevation (+8)
– Very bad hull traverse, turns like a whale
– Highly susceptible to ramming damage (12 metric tons)
– Armor is worthless
This video is part of my “Road to Unicum” series in which I share what I learned as I progressed towards account Unicum rating (top 1%) with silver ammo only. 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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