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ISU-122S: Unleash a Flurry of Fire!

Support the Advance with a Rain of Shells!

The Berlin Quartet returns with a discounted ISU-122S as part of the group. The gun on this TD isn't the only thing that's fast -- even with a heavy tank chassis it's surprisingly quick, as well.  

Does the ISU-122S fit your profile, or should you save up for something different? Find out below!

Summary | Loadout


The Good

  • A very fast-firing 122mm cannon offering good damage per shot, or "alpha damage"
  • Fast in a straight line, able to keep up with heavy and some medium tanks

The Bad

  • A slower-than-usual hull traverse -- plan your movements and your shots in advance
  • A lower camouflage rating than other Soviet TDs
  • Its powerful cannon is less accurate at long range

The Ugly

  • Lower armor penetration can be a problem in high-tier matches, mitigated by shooting an enemy's track or side

Reasons to Buy

  • Great Crew trainer for Soviet tank destroyers
  • A powerful cannon with an incredible rate of fire, allowing you to rain down a storm of damage

Reasons Not to Buy

  • You want a faster and more agile Soviet tank destroyer (try the SU-122-44)
  • You prefer a tank destroyer with more armor that will not see tier IX tanks (try the AT 15A)

Play Style

  • In the ISU-122S, it's all about firepower. Try not to snipe at extreme range, or let yourself get caught in a close-range brawl. Stick with your teammates and support them from a middle distance as you tear HP from your enemies. 


These are only suggestions! Feel free to see what works best for you.
The standard loadout of Small First Aid Kit, Small Repair Kit and a Manual Fire Extinguisher is a good way to go, while Large Repair/First Aid Kits reduce the chance of damage or Crew injury from random artillery and HE Shells.

Alternatively, a Binocular Telescope or Camouflage Net can be swapped out with the vents for more view range or concealment.

Crew Skills and Perks

Boosting your Camouflage and Gunnery skills are crucial in this tank, as is Sixth Sense. The first Skill alerts you when you've been spotted, and tells you when to move. Also, this purchase of the ISU-122S means that its Crew arrives with a Brothers in Arms Perk!

Brothers in Arms is a Perk that improves major qualifications and all Skills for the entire Crew. 

All of the Berlin Quartet tanks sold here come with a Crew that is already trained in a "Zero-Skill" Brothers in Arms Perk. "Zero-Skill" means that in this case, BIA isn't considered "earned" in our usual sense. You can't re-train this Perk to a different Perk or Skill, but the XP required to train future skills doesn't increase, unlike "normal" Skills or Perks. This makes it effectively a "Free" Skill! 

The shell-slinging ISU-122S is only in the Premium Shop for a limited time!