The most OP tanks - ever

A fellow tanker asked a simple question of “what is the most OP regular tank in Blitz of all time?”. A fair question and something I would have not been able to guess.

Of course the definition of the “best” is the one that decides the answer and I have chosen the criteria to be Relative WR

  • the average of the differences between players’ WR in a tank and average WR in their all same tier tanks. And in this case I have calculated it over the time, not during the peak performance of each of the tanks. WG has launched many tank lines with OP tanks, but over the time most of those have been nerfed to reasonable levels or been power-creeped.

The most OP regular tanks of all times

To my surprise the most OP tank of all times is Emil I. It is not that there never have been more OP regular tanks than Emil I, but those have been nerfed and over the time their “average OPness” had been brought under more reasonable levels.

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The most OP regular tanks of all times - Table

TankRelative WRAverage WRPlayer WR at TierPlayersBattles/PlayerVehicle ClassTank type
Emil I4.7%56.1%51.4%24 300158.0Heavy TankResearchable
Vickers Cruiser3.6%56.7%53.1%13 000247.0Light TankResearchable
LT vz. 383.39%57.2%53.8%16 90068.0Light TankResearchable
Renault R352.92%57.9%55%50 00064.5Medium TankResearchable
Emil II2.8%53.1%50.3%5 520207.0Heavy TankResearchable
AT 22.18%53.9%51.7%212 00067.5Tank DestroyerResearchable
Maus2.1%53.9%51.8%30 600426.0Heavy TankResearchable
Chi-To SPG2.04%52.8%50.8%27 000101.0Tank DestroyerResearchable
T952.02%53.8%51.7%31 900409.0Tank DestroyerResearchable
AMX 50 Foch2.01%53.7%51.7%24 800259.0Tank DestroyerResearchable
Renault Otsu1.95%57.1%55.2%47 70050.2Light TankResearchable
Ho-Ri Type II1.92%52.6%50.6%9 870235.0Tank DestroyerResearchable
IS-41.91%53.1%51.2%49 200528.0Heavy TankResearchable
S35 CA1.89%53.8%51.9%118 00068.2Tank DestroyerResearchable
FV4004 Conway1.86%54.1%52.3%28 700295.0Tank DestroyerResearchable
AMX 50 Foch (155)1.84%53.8%52%21 700453.0Tank DestroyerResearchable
T1 Heavy Tank1.82%53.3%51.5%262 000127.0Heavy TankResearchable
T-34-11.75%53.6%51.9%87 000152.0Medium TankResearchable
AMX 12 t1.66%53.1%51.5%243 000108.0Light TankResearchable
Vickers Mk. F1.61%54.7%53.1%25 10068.0Light TankResearchable

The most OP tanks of all times

Including premium tanks

But is Emil I the most OP tank in the game all-time - including the premium tanks? Not even close to. It barely fits into the TOP 10. The most OP tank of all the times is of course the legendary Type 98 Ke-Ni Otsu. It was released with wrong parameters and never sold since. WG did not dare to nerf it since some players managed to buy it before WG noticed the mistake. Due to its rarity (and age) it’s not played much and thus it is not visible in the on BlitzAnalysiz[].

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The most OP tanks of all times - Table

TankRelative WRAverage WRPlayer WR at TierPlayersBattles/PlayerVehicle ClassTank type
Type 98 Ke-Ni Otsu6.7%69.6%62.9%3 110584.0Light TankPremium
KV-220 Beta-Test6.41%62.4%56%5 020180.0Heavy TankPremium
Chimera5.83%60.1%54.3%19 400194.0Medium TankPremium
SU-76I5.65%61.1%55.5%45 200114.0Tank DestroyerPremium
Annihilator5.4%57.7%52.3%46 400127.0Heavy TankPremium
Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC5.32%61.6%56.3%1 05045.0Medium TankPremium
IS-6 Fearless5.25%67.4%62.1%558251.0Heavy TankPremium
T54E25.19%58.8%53.6%11 80092.3Heavy TankPremium
Object 252U5.12%57.7%52.5%44 500153.0Heavy TankPremium
Pz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f)4.83%59.1%54.2%77 400117.0Medium TankPremium
Emil I4.7%56.1%51.4%24 300158.0Heavy TankResearchable
Pz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f)4.61%62.2%57.6%9 68084.0Light TankPremium
Krupp-38(D)4.37%57.2%52.8%15 900115.0Medium TankPremium
Valentine Mk. IX4.25%57%52.7%41 70052.0Light TankPremium
WZ-120-1G FT4.14%58.1%53.9%23 300470.0Tank DestroyerPremium
Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J3.93%62.1%58.1%14 40071.2Light TankPremium
Lupus3.93%57.4%53.4%16 400212.0Heavy TankPremium
Smasher3.78%57.5%53.7%37 100373.0Heavy TankPremium
T28 Concept3.78%55.8%52%37 000142.0Tank DestroyerPremium
Defender Mk. 13.76%56.3%52.5%8 510144.0Medium TankPremium