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Why the T-34-85 "Rudy" Could Be Your New Best Friend

T-34-85 Rudy
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Trevzor Teaches Tactics in the T-34-85 "Rudy" Guide!



The Berlin Quartet is here again, and the rare T-34-85 Rudy is rolling down the red carpet to the Premium Shop for a limited time! Based on the "star" of the Polish TV war drama "Four Tank-Men and a Dog," "Rudy" was not unlike the T-34-85s that made the final push to Berlin. Just like the tank in the show, "Rudy" comes with Szarik the dog as a Crew member and is the only vehicle in World of Tanks to do so!

Does the T-34-85 Rudy fit your profile, or should you save up for something different? Find out below!

Summary | Loadout


The Good

  • Good mobility, accuracy and view range
  • Gun has good penetration with a damaging shell (~180 HP)
  • Turret armor holds up well in a tier VI match

The Bad

  • Thin hull armor 
  • Subpar damage per minute and gun depression when compared to its peers. 

The Ugly

  • Fragile ammunition rack

Reasons to Buy

  • Comes with an elite "Zero-Skill" Crew
  • Great Crew trainer for Soviet medium tanks
  • Similar play style to regular Soviet medium tanks
  • Great at flanking
  • Rudy comes with a dog Crew member, Szarik!

Reasons Not to Buy

  • You're not a medium tanker (try the ISU-122S tank destroyer or the IS-2 heavy tank)

Play Style

  • In the T-34-85 Rudy, engage the enemy with care, and choose positions that avoid you being hit in the sides, rear or engine.
  • Rule the flanks with your mobility, and keep your gun in the fight! 


Use/train a multifaceted Crew with Gunnery Skills, use equipment to enhance your gun, stay mobile and practice good battlefield awareness. Your shells also have good penetration with Premium APCR ammunition.

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 and First Aid Kits reduce the chance of damage or Crew injury from random artillery and HE Shells.

Alternatively, Coated Optics can be swapped out with the vents for more view range.

Crew Skills and Perks

Boosting your Camouflage and Gunnery skills are crucial in this tank, as are Sixth Sense and Smooth Ride. The first Skill alerts you when you've been spotted, and the second makes you a better shot on the move. Also, this purchase of the T-34-85 Rudy 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 amazing  T-34-85 Rudy is only in the Premium Shop for a limited time -- speed towards it today!