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{{see also|Guides for Turrets and Hulls}}<br />
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{{see also|Guides for Turrets and Hulls}}<br/>
  
 
Everybody needs an all-rounder. Something that can perform well in any battle it drops into, that isn't too slow but also isn't too weak. Medium hulls fill this niche, but choosing one can be a difficult process: each have different strengths, and suit different playing styles. Read more about them here, and then decide which one is best for you!
 
Everybody needs an all-rounder. Something that can perform well in any battle it drops into, that isn't too slow but also isn't too weak. Medium hulls fill this niche, but choosing one can be a difficult process: each have different strengths, and suit different playing styles. Read more about them here, and then decide which one is best for you!
  
== [[Hunter]] ==
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== Hunter ==
 
[[File:hull_hunter_m3.png|200px|link=Hunter]]  
 
[[File:hull_hunter_m3.png|200px|link=Hunter]]  
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====Pros and Cons====
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[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Most maneuverable medium hull
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<br>[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Good balance of speed, stability, and shape
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<br>[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Overdrive totally decommissions nearby enemies
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<br>[[File:Minus.png|link=]] Overdrive has a short range, and can be interrupted during activation
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====Why players like it====
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* ''"It's important to be able to disable other ODs"''
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* ''"I can use its overdrive in almost every situation."''
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* ''"Unique OD, fast speed, fits many combos"''
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* ''"Love using it to dance around clumsy enemies"''
  
As versatile as it is reliable, Hunter remains the first choice for many veteran Tanki players. Though not remarkable in speed, it isn't slow either, and it boasts the greatest maneuverability of any medium hull.
 
  
Thanks to its stable shape and central turret mount, Hunter is compatible with almost every turret and playing style. Hunter has a very good height for almost any gun, being just tall enough to reach high places, and just short enough not to shoot over nearby tanks. It's upwards-pointing front treads make jumping from heights relatively safe, though there is a risk of landing on the side. If level-ground combat is more your style, Hunter's high agility makes fighting at close quarters a breeze. As the description of it says, "being so versatile, you will never stay without a job on the field of war."
 
  
Hunter comes equipped with a powerful and fast-charging overdrive that complements its ability to pick its way through crowded spaces or rough terrain: a short-range electric pulse that [[Stun|Stuns]], [[EMP|removes their supplies]], and destroys or interrupts nearby enemy [[Overdrive|Overdrives.]]
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== Viking ==
 
 
== [[Viking]] ==
 
 
[[File:hull_vicing_m3.png|200px|link=Viking]]  
 
[[File:hull_vicing_m3.png|200px|link=Viking]]  
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====Pros and Cons====
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[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Fastest medium hull
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<br>[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Low profile gives stability and resists flips
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<br>[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Overdrive gives several seconds of massive damage
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<br>[[File:Minus.png|link=]] Susceptible to to sliding and spinning under enemy impact force
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<br>[[File:Minus.png|link=]] Overdrive charges very slowly
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====Why players like it====
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* ''"Flat low hull, OP overdrive and hard to flip"''
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* ''"It's Overdrive is awesome and fun to play with."''
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* ''"Overdrive and Speed."''
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* ''"Its pretty fast"''
  
Another popular classic, Viking is the fastest machine there is that can carry around a medium hull's HP.
 
 
Viking is best used in medium-to-large maps since its speed advantage over other medium hulls allows it to traverse large distances effectively. However, the effectiveness of this hull depends largely on the situation its in. If you're under heavy fire, you'll find the low weight to be a nuisance, since you'll frequently get spun around by impact force. On the other hand, if you're cruising around a large map or navigating many elevation changes, the high speed and stability of Viking is indispensable. It's virtually impervious to flipping.
 
  
Viking's overdrive, though slow to charge and often difficult to use, is one of the most popular in the game. Upon activation, it briefly turns your turret's attack stats up to the max, allowing you to rip through any tank that stands in your way.
 
  
 
== Viking vs Hunter ==
 
== Viking vs Hunter ==
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Before moving on to the next two medium hulls, it's time we address the age-old debate: is Hunter or Viking better?
 
Before moving on to the next two medium hulls, it's time we address the age-old debate: is Hunter or Viking better?
  
There is endless discussion about these two tanks, and many people have varying opinions. At its heart, the comparison between Viking and Hunter is a comparison between speed and handling. Undoubtedly, each has huge benefits in different games and situations.
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At its heart, the comparison between Viking and Hunter, like that of Wasp and Hornet is a comparison between speed and handling. Undoubtedly, each has huge benefits in different games and situations.
  
 
If you need to chase, run, or just generally get around, Viking will get you where you need to go quickly, making it somewhat ironically the better "hunter" of the two. The speed complements its overdrive, allowing you to reach an advantageous position, and then let fly a deadly volley of shots.
 
If you need to chase, run, or just generally get around, Viking will get you where you need to go quickly, making it somewhat ironically the better "hunter" of the two. The speed complements its overdrive, allowing you to reach an advantageous position, and then let fly a deadly volley of shots.
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So, which one is better? It's up to you! Decide what you need, and pick the hull that serves that best. Now, onto the other two medium hulls.
 
So, which one is better? It's up to you! Decide what you need, and pick the hull that serves that best. Now, onto the other two medium hulls.
  
== [[Dictator]] ==
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== Dictator ==
 
[[File:hull_dictator_m3.png|200px|link=Dictator]]  
 
[[File:hull_dictator_m3.png|200px|link=Dictator]]  
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====Pros and Cons====
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[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Tall profile is good for catching golds and shooting over obstacles
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<br>[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Overdrive is a great benefit to nearby teammates, especially in crowded situations
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<br>[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Very stable and hard to push
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<br>[[File:Minus.png|link=]] Slow for a medium hull
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<br>[[File:Minus.png|link=]] Unwieldy at close range, can be outmaneuvered or accidentally shoot over targets
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====Why players like it====
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* ''"Height"''
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* ''"It's the most team-based and it has great stats."''
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* ''"Free drugs with OD."''
  
Often viewed as the king of supporting tanks, Dictator is a bulky, slow medium hull with a powerful, if unusual, set of abilities. Though you won't be racing across the map with this hull, you can turn the tide of battle in other ways, most notably by boosting your teammates with your [[Overdrive]].
 
 
The first odd thing to notice about dictator is its shape: it's tall and has a large footprint, and it has a distinctive swept-back shape, with the turret mounted on a tall mass of armor opposite long, low prongs. Dictator's shape and size comes with advantages and disadvantages: it can shoot over nearby tanks and obstacles with ease, but sometimes misses targets at point-blank range. It's good at catching golds and obstructing the passage of enemy tanks, but it's also unwieldy at close range and difficult to maneuver. Some love it and some hate it, so it's best just to try it out and see.
 
  
Dictator's overdrive has the most varied set of effects of overdrive in the game: it activates all 5 supplies for you and your teammates, applies a brief [[Supercharge]] effect to you and nearby teammates, freezes nearby enemies, distributes 50 overdrive charge percentage points to nearby non-dictator teammates, and adds 20 points to your score if you share it with at least 1 teammate. Naturally, this (combined with its tall profile) makes Dictator the hull of choice for crowded situations, such as around a point in SGE or defending the base in ASL.
 
  
== [[Crusader]] ==
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== Crusader ==
 
[[File:Crusader.png|200px|link=Crusader]]  
 
[[File:Crusader.png|200px|link=Crusader]]  
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====Pros and Cons====
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[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Can move in any direction
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<br>[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Fastest-charging Overdrive in the game
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<br>[[File:Plus.png|link=]] Very stable, almost never flips
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<br>[[File:Minus.png|link=]] A bit slow, and turns slowly
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<br>[[File:Minus.png|link=]] Low traction leads to losing shoving matches
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====Why players like it====
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* ''"Very flexible floating mechanism which provides ease in dodging shots"''
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* ''"Its overdrive can be a surprise for the enemy."''
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* ''"Basically unflippable"''
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* ''"Easy maneuverability and excellent strafing. The overdrive is good as it charges up quickly."''
  
The most recent hull and only hovering medium hull on the scene, Crusader is a unique hull that, once mastered, can be a powerful tool for success in battle.
 
 
Though the hovering mechanics can be a bit hard to get the hang of (mouse controls are best), a skilled driver can move Crusader smoothly in any direction, regardless of its orientation or direction of fire. This, combined with the fact that it almost never flips, makes it excellent for mobile mid-range combat. And while it can be difficult to ail at long range, and its close-range operation can be a bit limited (thanks to its low pushing power, it can be slid around or prevented from turning in the wrong situation), most crusader users find that they can navigate to a more advantageous position with ease.
 
 
Crusader's overdrive, a large icicle that damages, [[Freezing|freezes]] and [[AP|pierces the armor]] of the tanks it hits, is viewed by some as one of the best in the game, in part thanks to its very high passive charge rate. Though difficult to aim at long range, and dangerous up close, the combination of high damage and two powerful status effects can very quickly turn a dangerous enemy or two into frozen tank sludge.
 
  
  
== Side-by-side comparison of medium hull's stats ==
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== Side-by-side comparison of medium hulls' stats ==
  
 
{|class="new-wikitable" width="100%" style="text-align:center"
 
{|class="new-wikitable" width="100%" style="text-align:center"
  !width="25%" style="background:#3b445e"|<center>'''Medium Hulls'''</center>
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  !width="33.2%" style="background:#3b445e"|{{EquipmentComparisonDropdown}}
  !width="9.375%" style="background:#3b445e"|<center>'''Viking'''<br>[[File:hull_vicing_m3.png|80px|link=Viking]] </center>
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  !width="16.7%" style="background:#3b445e"|'''Viking'''<br>[[File:hull_vicing_m3.png|80px|link=Viking]]  
  !width="9.375%" style="background:#3b445e"|<center>'''Hunter'''<br>[[File:hull_hunter_m3.png|80px|link=Hunter]] </center>
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  !width="16.7%" style="background:#3b445e"|'''Hunter'''<br>[[File:hull_hunter_m3.png|80px|link=Hunter]]  
  !width="9.375%" style="background:#3b445e"|<center>'''Dictator'''<br>[[File:hull_dictator_m3.png|80px|link=Dictator]] </center>
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  !width="16.7%" style="background:#3b445e"|'''Dictator'''<br>[[File:hull_dictator_m3.png|80px|link=Dictator]]  
  !width="9.375%" style="background:#3b445e"|<center>'''Crusader'''<br>[[File:Crusader.png|80px|link=Crusader]] </center>
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  !width="16.7%" style="background:#3b445e"|'''Crusader'''<br>[[File:Crusader.png|80px|link=Crusader]]  
 
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  |-
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|[[File:cdffcc5b.png|20px|link=]] '''Protection (hp)'''
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|[[File:cdffcc5b.png|20px|link=]] '''Protection (hp)'''
  |<center>3 000</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|3 000}}
  |<center>3 000</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|3 000}}
  |<center>3 000</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|3 000}}
  |<center>3 000</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|3 000}}
 
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  |-
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|[[File:6809c52f.png|20px|link=]] '''Top Speed (m/sec)'''
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|[[File:6809c52f.png|20px|link=]] '''Top Speed (m/sec)'''
  |<center>9.5</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|9.5}}
  |<center>9.0</center>
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  |{{Color|Yellow|9.0}}
  |<center>8.5</center>
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  |{{Color|#ff3121|8.5}}
  |<center>8.5</center>
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  |{{Color|#ff3121|8.5}}
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|'''Acceleration (m/sec²)'''
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|'''Acceleration (m/sec²)'''
  |<center>13.5</center>
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  |{{Color|Orange|13.5}}
  |<center>16.0</center>
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  |{{Color|Yellow|16.0}}
  |<center>17.0</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|17.0}}
  |<center>13.0</center>
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  |{{Color|#ff3121|13.0}}
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|'''Reverse acceleration (m/sec²){{hint|i|How quickly you can slow down and stop}}'''
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|'''Reverse acceleration (m/sec²){{hint|i|How quickly you can slow down and stop}}'''
  |<center>20.0</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|20.0}}
  |<center>18.0</center>
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  |{{Color|Yellow|18.0}}
  |<center>17.0</center>
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  |{{Color|Orange|17.0}}
  |<center>13.0</center>
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  |{{Color|#ff3121|13.0}}
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|'''Slide/Drift Resistance'''
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|'''Slide/Drift Resistance'''
  |<center>Low</center>
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  |{{Color|Orange|Low}}
  |<center>Medium</center>
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  |{{Color|Yellow|Medium}}
  |<center>High</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|High}}
  |<center>Very Low</center>
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  |{{Color|#ff3121|Very Low}}
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|style="background:#3b445e"|'''Flip Resistance'''
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|{{Color|Yellow|High}}
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|{{Color|#ff3121|Medium}}
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|{{Color|#ff3121|Medium}}
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|{{Color|Lime|Very High}}
 
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  |-
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|[[File:285f32ef.png|20px|link=]] '''Max turning speed (deg/sec)'''
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|[[File:285f32ef.png|20px|link=]] '''Max turning speed (deg/sec)'''
  |<center>140</center>
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  |{{Color|Yellow|140}}
  |<center>150</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|150}}
  |<center>120</center>
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  |{{Color|Orange|120}}
  |<center>90</center>
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  |{{Color|#ff3121|90}}
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|[[File:c3f6cd78.png|20px|link=]] '''Weight'''
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|[[File:c3f6cd78.png|20px|link=]] '''Weight'''
  |<center>2 600</center>
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  |{{Color|Orange|2 600}}
  |<center>3 000</center>
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  |{{Color|Yellow|3 000}}
  |<center>3 600</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|3 600}}
  |<center>2 400</center>
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  |{{Color|#ff3121|2 400}}
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|[[File:6a6145fb.png|20px|link=]] '''Power'''
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|[[File:6a6145fb.png|20px|link=]] '''Power'''
  |<center>1 350</center>
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  |{{Color|Orange|1 350}}
  |<center>1 600</center>
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  |{{Color|Yellow|1 600}}
  |<center>1 700</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|1 700}}
  |<center>1 300</center>
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  |{{Color|#ff3121|1 300}}
 
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  |-
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|'''Overdrive charge per battle point'''
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|'''Overdrive charge per battle point'''
  |<center>0.5%</center>
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  |{{Color|#ff3121|0.5%}}
  |<center>0.6%</center>
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  |{{Color|Yellow|0.6%}}
  |<center>0.7%</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|0.7%}}
  |<center>0.6%</center>
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  |{{Color|Yellow|0.6%}}
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|'''Overdrive charge per second'''
 
  |style="background:#3b445e"|'''Overdrive charge per second'''
  |<center>0.4%</center>
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  |{{Color|#ff3121|0.4%}}
  |<center>0.9%</center>
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  |{{Color|Yellow|0.9%}}
  |<center>0.7%</center>
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  |{{Color|Orange|0.7%}}
  |<center>1.9%</center>
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  |{{Color|Lime|1.9%}}
 
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  |-
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
 
[[Category:Guides]]
 
[[Category:Guides]]

Latest revision as of 08:05, 8 June 2021


Everybody needs an all-rounder. Something that can perform well in any battle it drops into, that isn't too slow but also isn't too weak. Medium hulls fill this niche, but choosing one can be a difficult process: each have different strengths, and suit different playing styles. Read more about them here, and then decide which one is best for you!

Hunter

Hull hunter m3.png

Pros and Cons

Plus.png Most maneuverable medium hull
Plus.png Good balance of speed, stability, and shape
Plus.png Overdrive totally decommissions nearby enemies
Minus.png Overdrive has a short range, and can be interrupted during activation

Why players like it

  • "It's important to be able to disable other ODs"
  • "I can use its overdrive in almost every situation."
  • "Unique OD, fast speed, fits many combos"
  • "Love using it to dance around clumsy enemies"


Viking

Hull vicing m3.png

Pros and Cons

Plus.png Fastest medium hull
Plus.png Low profile gives stability and resists flips
Plus.png Overdrive gives several seconds of massive damage
Minus.png Susceptible to to sliding and spinning under enemy impact force
Minus.png Overdrive charges very slowly

Why players like it

  • "Flat low hull, OP overdrive and hard to flip"
  • "It's Overdrive is awesome and fun to play with."
  • "Overdrive and Speed."
  • "Its pretty fast"


Viking vs Hunter

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Before moving on to the next two medium hulls, it's time we address the age-old debate: is Hunter or Viking better?

At its heart, the comparison between Viking and Hunter, like that of Wasp and Hornet is a comparison between speed and handling. Undoubtedly, each has huge benefits in different games and situations.

If you need to chase, run, or just generally get around, Viking will get you where you need to go quickly, making it somewhat ironically the better "hunter" of the two. The speed complements its overdrive, allowing you to reach an advantageous position, and then let fly a deadly volley of shots.

However, Hunter outperforms Viking in almost every other respect: it accelerates and turns more quickly, it is heavier and thus more stable under fire, and it can push harder. Hunter's overdrive, though limited in range, can be activated much more frequently than Viking's.

So, which one is better? It's up to you! Decide what you need, and pick the hull that serves that best. Now, onto the other two medium hulls.


Dictator

Hull dictator m3.png

Pros and Cons

Plus.png Tall profile is good for catching golds and shooting over obstacles
Plus.png Overdrive is a great benefit to nearby teammates, especially in crowded situations
Plus.png Very stable and hard to push
Minus.png Slow for a medium hull
Minus.png Unwieldy at close range, can be outmaneuvered or accidentally shoot over targets

Why players like it

  • "Height"
  • "It's the most team-based and it has great stats."
  • "Free drugs with OD."


Crusader

Crusader.png

Pros and Cons

Plus.png Can move in any direction
Plus.png Fastest-charging Overdrive in the game
Plus.png Very stable, almost never flips
Minus.png A bit slow, and turns slowly
Minus.png Low traction leads to losing shoving matches

Why players like it

  • "Very flexible floating mechanism which provides ease in dodging shots"
  • "Its overdrive can be a surprise for the enemy."
  • "Basically unflippable"
  • "Easy maneuverability and excellent strafing. The overdrive is good as it charges up quickly."


Side-by-side comparison of medium hulls' stats

Viking
Hull vicing m3.png
Hunter
Hull hunter m3.png
Dictator
Hull dictator m3.png
Crusader
Crusader.png
Cdffcc5b.png Protection (hp) 3 000 3 000 3 000 3 000
6809c52f.png Top Speed (m/sec) 9.5 9.0 8.5 8.5
Acceleration (m/sec²) 13.5 16.0 17.0 13.0
Reverse acceleration (m/sec²)Icon info.png 20.0 18.0 17.0 13.0
Slide/Drift Resistance Low Medium High Very Low
Flip Resistance High Medium Medium Very High
285f32ef.png Max turning speed (deg/sec) 140 150 120 90
C3f6cd78.png Weight 2 600 3 000 3 600 2 400
6a6145fb.png Power 1 350 1 600 1 700 1 300
Overdrive charge per battle point 0.5% 0.6% 0.7% 0.6%
Overdrive charge per second 0.4% 0.9% 0.7% 1.9%