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Flora Paint

The icon of the paint "Flora"- one of the most basic paints

The following is a guide for buying and using Paints. For information about the turret itself, see paints.

Overview

Paints are the patterns that cover the tank, and each player has one equipped at any given moment. There are two key reasons for bothering with paints:

  • Paints can provide some protection from 1 to all the turrets. Buying and using paints with protection allows you to last longer in battle.
  • Each paint has a unique pattern and coloring, which can act as camouflage. This allows you to pick a paint for blending into your surrounding, which can make spotting you by enemies a more difficult task.

Buying new paints

Before buying paints, there are several things to consider, in order to spend your crystals efficiently and wisely.

The first stage in picking new paints is checking what you already have in the garage- specifically, what turret protections your current paints provide. My listing turrets that your paints do not provide protection (or provide very little protection), you can have a rough idea of what protections you'd like your next paint to have.

After that, check in the garage shop for paints available at your rank, and list the paints whose protections fulfill some or all of your criteria from the first stage. Also, it is a good idea to plan ahead and check paints that will be unlocked in the next few ranks- there could be good protection combinations that are worth waiting for a bit longer.

The next thing to do is to compare between the paints: see which ones fulfill your criteria better, and strike out those that perform very poorly. Paint prices are also important, yet shouldn't always be overlooked, since the paint will remain in your garage forever, and if the price is high but same the parameters are- it will serve you well.

Eventually, you will come up with a small list of paints that seem like a good offer. In case you are only left with one option, try to perform again the comparison, to be sure that this is really the paint that you want. If you are left with several paints yet can only afford some of them or just one, try to see which one has stats that resemble the stats of one of your possessed paints and strike it out. Also, if you need to get rid of some of the nominated paints, see if any of the paints provide protection against a turret that is usually not a problem to you (e.g. that turret that is not efficient against your playing style and turret/hull combination) and strike it out.

Lastly, before buying, it is always a good idea to wait for a good discount. Discounts take place in special events in tanki, but also happen from time to time without a big event going on. A 50% discount is a really good deal, yet, in some rare occasions, there are higher discounts. Keep in mind that product kits also have a built-in discount; so if one of the existing kits contain your paint, as well as some other equipment that you're interested in, it is going to be a really good deal.

Picking paints in battle

When you are in a battle, you can change paints in intervals of 60 seconds or more, which allows you to equip a paint that will help you to fight better in the battle. When playing, pay attention to the turrets that the enemy tanks are using. See which turrets cause the highest damage to you, and also which enemy tanks remain on strategic spots and should be destroyed.

When you feel like you know well enough which enemy turret(s) are the most problematic, open your garage in battle and pick a paint that provides a good protection against the given turret. If you have no paints with this protection, look at the second turret in your priorities, and see if you have anything against it. If your team and you preform really well, you might as well keep your current paint without changing at all.


Also, when fighting with Vulcan, it is a good idea to use a paint that provides protection against Firebird- this protection also reduces the self-burning effect from firing for too long.

In case you need a paint for camouflage purposes, it is best to pick a paint with protection which has the proper colors, rather than selecting one of the basic, non-protective paints.

Protections

The following table contains a quick listing of the protections of all paints (excluding exclusive paints/paints without protection).

Paints Rank Cost Protections
Garage icons paint protections Firebird Garage icons paint protections Freeze Garage icons paint protections Isida Garage icons paint protections Hammer Garage icons paint protections Twins Garage icons paint protections Ricochet Garage icons paint protections Smoky Garage icons paint protections Vulcan Garage icons paint protections Thunder Garage icons paint protections Railgun Garage icons paint protections Shaft
Flora Rank icon 2 Private 500 10%
Marine Rank icon 2 Private 500 10%
Swamp Rank icon 2 Private 500 10%
Forester Rank icon 3 Gefreiter 500 10%
Metallic Rank icon 4 Corporal 1,000 12%
Lava Rank icon 5 Master Corporal 1,500 15%
Lead Rank icon 6 Sergeant 2,000 18%
Invader Rank icon 6 Sergeant 2,000 18%
Safari Rank icon 7 Staff Sergeant 3,000 20%
Magma Rank icon 7 Staff Sergeant 3,000 20%
Dragon Rank icon 7 Staff Sergeant 3,000 22%
Mary Rank icon 8 Master Sergeant 6,500 14% 5% 5%
Storm Rank icon 9 First Sergeant 9,000 20% 6% 5%
Carbon Rank icon 10 Sergeant-major 13,000 5% 20% 5%
In Love Rank icon 10 Sergeant-major 15,500 15% 10% 5%
Garage icons paint protections Firebird Garage icons paint protections Freeze Garage icons paint protections Isida Garage icons paint protections Hammer Garage icons paint protections Twins Garage icons paint protections Ricochet Garage icons paint protections Smoky Garage icons paint protections Vulcan Garage icons paint protections Thunder Garage icons paint protections Railgun Garage icons paint protections Shaft
Alien Rank icon 11 Warrant Officer 1 17,500 5% 24% 5%
Chainmail Rank icon 11 Warrant Officer 1 23,000 10% 18% 6%
Dirty Rank icon 11 Warrant Officer 1 17,500 8% 26%
Swash Rank icon 12 Warrant Officer 2 27,500 15% 8% 10% 5%
Jaguar Rank icon 12 Warrant Officer 2 23,000 10% 23% 5%
Guerrilla Rank icon 12 Warrant Officer 2 23,000 8% 25% 5%
Desert Rank icon 12 Warrant Officer 2 23,000 10% 5% 28% 5%
Corrosion Rank icon 13 Warrant Officer 3 34,500 15% 10% 15%
Pixel Rank icon 13 Warrant Officer 3 29,000 30% 10%
Tundra Rank icon 14 Warrant Officer 4 35,500 10% 30%
Vortex Rank icon 14 Warrant Officer 4 35,500 15% 15% 10%
Roger Rank icon 15 Warrant Officer 5 42,500 12% 15% 30%
Fracture Rank icon 15 Warrant Officer 5 42,500 10% 12% 20%
Cedar Rank icon 15 Warrant Officer 5 42,500 5% 5% 32%
Python Rank icon 16 Third Lieutenant 50,500 32% 14%
Garage icons paint protections Firebird Garage icons paint protections Freeze Garage icons paint protections Isida Garage icons paint protections Hammer Garage icons paint protections Twins Garage icons paint protections Ricochet Garage icons paint protections Smoky Garage icons paint protections Vulcan Garage icons paint protections Thunder Garage icons paint protections Railgun Garage icons paint protections Shaft
Sakura Rank icon 16 Third Lieutenant 50,500 20% 20% 10%
Electra Rank icon 17 Second Lieutenant 59,500 30% 10% 10%
Sandstone Rank icon 18 First Lieutenant 82,500 5% 14% 20% 15%
Spark Rank icon 19 Captain 79,500 15% 10% 33%
Digital Rank icon 19 Captain 79,500 13% 35% 10%
Rustle Rank icon 20 Major 90,500 20% 10% 32%
Blacksmith Rank icon 20 Major 90,500 25% 17% 20%
Hohloma Rank icon 20 Major 108,500 20% 20% 22%
Loam Rank icon 21 Lieutenant Colonel 102,500 36% 10% 10% 10%
Rhino Rank icon 21 Lieutenant Colonel 102,500 6% 30% 30%
Winter Rank icon 21 Lieutenant Colonel 102,500 5% 18% 5% 38%
Urban Rank icon 22 Colonel 115,000 5% 20% 40% 5%
Atom Rank icon 22 Colonel 138,000 15% 10% 35% 10%
Savanna Rank icon 23 Brigadier 129,000 15% 40% 20%
Cherry Rank icon 23 Brigadier 129,000 30% 20% 25%
Garage icons paint protections Firebird Garage icons paint protections Freeze Garage icons paint protections Isida Garage icons paint protections Hammer Garage icons paint protections Twins Garage icons paint protections Ricochet Garage icons paint protections Smoky Garage icons paint protections Vulcan Garage icons paint protections Thunder Garage icons paint protections Railgun Garage icons paint protections Shaft
Irbis Rank icon 24 Major General 143,500 20% 42% 16%
Mars Rank icon 24 Major General 143,500 27% 18% 33%
Emerald Rank icon 24 Major General 143,500 26% 42% 10%
Hive Rank icon 25 Lieutenant General 159,000 20% 25% 33%
Inferno Rank icon 25 Lieutenant General 159,000 30% 40% 12%
Jade Rank icon 25 Lieutenant General 159,000 15% 25% 12% 45%
Taiga Rank icon 26 General 210,000 20% 30% 15% 20%
Tiger Rank icon 26 General 175,000 40% 30% 15%
Prodigi Rank icon 27 Marshal 192,500 5% 22% 46% 15%
Nano Rank icon 27 Marshal 231,000 10% 30% 28% 20%
Rock Rank icon 28 Field Marshal 210,000 15% 30% 10% 48%
Raccoon Rank icon 28 Field Marshal 210,000 18% 30% 25% 20%
Needle Rank icon 28 Field Marshal 210,000 20% 48% 25%
Picasso Rank icon 29 Commander 176,000 20% 20% 25% 30%
Graffiti Rank icon 30 Generalissimo 250,000 25% 50% 25%
Garage icons paint protections Firebird Garage icons paint protections Freeze Garage icons paint protections Isida Garage icons paint protections Hammer Garage icons paint protections Twins Garage icons paint protections Ricochet Garage icons paint protections Smoky Garage icons paint protections Vulcan Garage icons paint protections Thunder Garage icons paint protections Railgun Garage icons paint protections Shaft
Zeus Rank icon 30 Generalissimo 250,000 50% 25% 25%
Clay Rank icon 30 Generalissimo 250,000 50% 20% 30%
Lumberjack Rank icon 30 Generalissimo 300,000 30% 30% 30% 10%
Africa Rank icon 30 Generalissimo 300,000 20% 25% 30% 25%

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