As much as some biased posters cry about it, piercing shot is almost unusable, and so is the explosive barrage, killing AT's with it at any range requires your oponent to AFK and RNGJESUS to bless you.
Piercing shot works almost just fine. It seems that there is a 5-second delay between activating it, and when your Jagd can start benefiting the ability.
What I mean is that:
- Suppose there is an enemy target behind a building
- I activate the piercing shot ability
- If I right click right away on the target, the Jagtiger will try to go around the building
- Even if you attack-ground, the shots will hit the building
- If I wait for ~5 seconds before right-clicking, the Jagtiger will engage through the building, pak43-style
- (after the 5 second delay elapses, attack ground will ALSO traverse buildings)
- I haven't checked whether the ability works for the entire duration (because no single target can survive more than 20 seconds)
I haven't checked the actual files, but that's what it looked like to me when I was
using the Jagtiger last night.
The barrage ability is also insane. For 40 munitions you can snipe just about anything you can imagine.
- Provided that there is absolutely no bump on the ground between you and the target.
- In fact, I was actually using it to snipe vetted AT guns (because AT guns had to remain still to fire at my other tanks)