Isida is undoubtedly the most useful tank gun among tier 1 weapons. In fact it is not really a gun, but a tool for fixing friendly tanks thus acquiring additional points in team battles. To encourage Isida players to heal their teammates they are given 50% more points for healing friendly tanks than for killing enemies. All the above means that Isida is meant for team modes like CTF or TDM and it is not really useful in Deathmatches.
Thanks to its 150% bonus to healing, Isida is the most profitable turret in Tanki Online.
Low-end Isida modifications lack firepower, but they are still good in healing. High-end Isida cannot match high-end modifications of tier 2 weapons in Tanki Online, but it can get the highest score in CTF and the majority of the battle fund. And though Isida is rather expensive compared to other tier 1 weapons, buying and upgrading Isida is a good investment.
In CTF Isida is used mostly to support friendly attacks on enemy flag and for capturing and carrying enemy flag back to base.
Damage per sec:
Heal per sec:
Adds 50% of enemy health when attacking
When healing, gives in 1.5 times more scores, than damage
Firing range - 15 m
Best matching hulls for mounting Isida
Since Isida is used mostly for healing (or repairing) friendly units, it requires fast moving tank hulls.
Wasp (and later on - Hornet) is definitely the best matching tank hulls for using with Isida in Tanki Online. Hornet + Isida is the best possible combination for escorting friendly attackers, helping them to capture the flag and return them back to base. Regardless to what hull your attackers are using, when playing on Hornet you'll be able to catch 'em up.
High-end Viking and Dictator hulls are less suitable for healing friendly tanks with Isida, but they are very good in drug wars. Good armor of these versatile tank hulls combined with vampirism of Isida makes this combination almost invincible when playing against unskilled players.
All other tank hulls lack speed and hence are considered unsuitable.
Isida: PROs and CONs
One of the most profitable weapons in Tanki Online.
Cheap compared to tier 2 weapons, though you can use Isida all your way to Marshal rank.
One of the best weapons for capturing enemy flags.
Isida is meant for CTF. Playing Isida in DM and even TDM is ineffective.
Compared even to lower modifications of tier 2 weapons it is underpowered.
Because of its low range of fire, Isida is easily killed even with Freese M0.
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