Most capable nation for ground?

As the game constantly changes and there is a significant grind to all nations’ trees, well, most of them. I was wondering which nation is the strongest in ground Arcade out of the following, Sweden, Germany, Russia, America, Italy, or the UK? I know that is a lot.

I have the Germans up to 10.3, the Americans at 7.7, the Swedes and Italians are in the 5-6 BR while the UK is in the 6-7 BR along with the Russians. I don’t like the Chinese much or the French…the Japanese do catch my eye but I’m only BR 1 with them, lol.

I like variety as in MBT, an IFV, and a wheeled vehicle. I have that with the Germans at 9.7 BR and 10.0-10.3. I also like speed…I can’t stand the American 7.7 line up with the slow and ponderous M103 and T32. I dread unlocking the IS3 with its one shot every three days, but do love its greater survivability.

Anyway, if anyone can provide some experience or guidance on those nations it would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, I am starting the Israeli tree now too. It’s not that developed but that makes the grind faster!

Thanks again!

The most capable ground trees in the game are Germany and France. Germany is consistently great and while France has a super rough rank 1, it becomes very fun and very good after rank 1. It is my pick for my favorite ground tree in the game. Israel’s is super rough though. Very unfun to play outside of certain lineups and the vehicles in the 6.3-7.3 range lack effective CAS options.


Russia. There is a good variety of MBT, IFV, TDs, and other wierd vehicles all the way to rank 7.

I more or less skipped the IS3/4/10 tanks though the IS4 is kinfa fun but not my style. Instead just side step them with T54s and and BMPs. Even the late casement TDs can be fun.

After I unlocked everything in Russia I moved to Sweden mainly because of CV90’s love them in real life, so went for them in game and lvoed them as well. The grind kind of sucked but once you got there it was pretty fun. Rank 7 is their bread and butter imho.

France is vey dominate until 8.0 and then they die, literally become some of the worst tanks after that and generally people play 7.7 which is probably the strongest lineup in the game.

US is awesome,e xcept for the teams you are on.

1 Like

Thank you both…I am struggling with Sweden now as I have to use the Comet and some other nation’s vehicles. I have done really well with Russian vehicles in earlier ranks, much better than with any other nation.

I appreciate the input and it gives me something to think about now.

1 Like

Russia can be quite fun, but they become rather stagnant around BR 7.0 and up.
Personally considering switching my main nation to another nation, as I am now BR 8.7 ground rb and each map is getting rather dull.

Sweden has very nice line ups at alot of brs


In AB Russia has some really good 2.7, 4.0, 4.3, and 5.7 line-ups. After 5.7 most of the tanks you get are pretty mediocre until you make it to 10.0 and beyond.

Big 3 and Sweden.

1 Like

As a new player, currently at 6.3 with the US ground i would NOT reccomend US ground in AB.

I know i’ll probably be downvoted to oblivion by lvl 100 marshalls yelling “git gut”, “skill issue” etc. But that’s just my opinion. Im not a WT veteran, i play maybe for 3 weeks?

Dont get me wrong - US tanks are very good. Gun depression, guns, stab, quite mobile, armor - well, there is some armor. Dont count on it though. The problem is, with US you HAVE to flank. You have guns that usually cannot lolpen, shitty armor, but good reload with stab and accuracy.

But in AB its nearly impossible to flank. You are spotted on minimap constantly, most attempts to flank ends with you being lolpenned by russian or german tank just waiting for you because while you flanked 1cm of your tanks 0.50 cal was spotted by camping TD 1000 meters from you. And your gun depression usually means nothing - you are spotted on minimap almost all the time, and its not WoT - US tanks in hulldown are not invincible. You’ll be lolpenned by Germans, russians, everyone.

I havent tried RB yet, i’m 100% sure US shines there. Kind of jack of all trades. But in arcade, for a new player just willing to have fun after work- i will NOT reccomend. Most of US tanks pros just dont work due to spotting mechanism, aim assist reticle and such. And cons - especially no armor and not being able to shoot anywhere in general direction of the enemy tank and still be almost sure you can pen hurt badly in fast paced AB.

6.7 US is one of the most insane lineups in the game.

France would easily be one of the most powerful nations if only they had a top tier light tank such as the EBRC Jaguar.

True. France has a lot of top tier stuff it could get.

You must be joking

1 Like

For Arcade or Realistic?

For Arcade or Realistic? Because there is a big difference between the two

T26E5, T26E1, T34, M56, M50, Jumbo 76, M41A1, M18.
P-51, F8F, AD-2, AD-4, AM-1, F2G, A-1H, AU-1, P-47s.

What is even remotely close to that?

Apart from the M56 and M50 almost every nation has a counter for the rest of the vehicles.
Jumbo 76 is way worse than it’s German or Soviet counterpart.

Yes there’s no actual counterpart for them but some nations such as Germany have very good cas aircraft at those BR. Do335 and arado is a really good example.

Apart from the M56 and M50 almost every nation has a counter for the rest of the vehicles.

Not really, Germany gets a Tiger ll H and a P which aren’t as good, Russia gets an IS-2 and a T-44 or something.

Jumbo 76 is way worse than it’s German or Soviet counterpart.

Way worse than what, a Jagdpanther? SU-100P?

Do335 and arado is a really good example.

Yeah if you like extreme spawn costs and easy prey for US CAS planes.