Opinion of the E4 and why it should be Re-Visited in America Posted August 16, 2014 E4 has 375 pen APCR. It is the best known hard counter to the E-100, because it can actually pen it reliably even while angled. Ok, I agree with this. So what did I say that you disagreed with? I agree E4 can counter a E100, but after it fires the E100 is covered with huge thick armor including vs Arty, and while it can withstand the huge reload the E4 which is just as slow backing up cannot. 1 T10 arty shot and thats the ballgame. E100 leverages its HP`s by a huge amount, so its HP point vs point is massively more and its 700HP advantage is night and day. Now if this was offset by camo then it would be one thing....it isnt. Also isnt a Waffle with a 128mm better hard counter or how about a E3? In a vacuum I agree E4 does great vs E4 but to do so its almost always super vulnerable when playing a good enemy. Once more im not arguing it has its merits, but I do think it needs a clearer role than "Doing well vs a E100" Also even angled isnt the 268 plenty of a match for E100`s turret? I know I would rather be in a E3 vs one. I mean if you are having to shoot a E100 head on with a E4 you are in a world of hurt, because he can shoot you and because if you ware within 350 you are spotted and his 2700 HP and similar DPM and the fact arty hitting both you wont hurt him as much is a bad place to be. And if you aren`t and are shooting head on and using the turret then it seems to me I rather be in anything else using my turret, he can`t angle from all sides. Glass cannons are ok when they will beat everything they square off against or when they are hidden, but the E4 doesnt do either. IMO it is a opportunist that goes around pubs wrecking unsuspecting enemies who are either engaged else where or arleady hurt, but the problem is meds are really better at this, that or a T57 or 50b, basically they can fire in 4-6 secs what the E4 spits out and have 2 more shells and not to much longer reload, on top of there much better speed. E4 is built for support but is not as good as the other support tanks IMO, I just wish they would make it one or the other. Camo or Support or a heavy.