The average IS-6 player quality didn’t change since 9.14
– IS-6 was not nerfed in any way that would cause the vehicle to be less effective. Storm regarding this matter: “For 5,5 years now, the players always write that we nerfed their premium after every patch. This concerns every premium tank. Unfortunately, we can’t take such words that are not confirmed by any statistics seriously. And statistics do not show any drop in performance. On the contrary, the amount of shell bounces increased after the update by roughly 8-9 percent, so nobody can say that its armor got worse. As for Super Pershing, there were serious and uncompensated armor nerfs. That is why we offered earlier to have it returned for gold. IS-6 situation is completely different.”
– The 235mm IS-6 frontal armor parts doesn’t take normalization and other shooting conditions into account. There is no need to use them to determine whether the tank will or will not be penetrated, these were only given for comparison with the previous versions which took the previously mentioned factors into account
-IS-6 statistics before and after patch, RU server, random battles in standard mode. As you can see, the amount of bounces increased.
Given the armor buff, IS-6 also survives longer and therefore manages to deal more avarage damage