As many of you already know, Diep.io is a crazy 2D multiplayer tank shooter game which resembles the classic Agar.io in many ways. The only big difference between the two games is the fact that in Diepio you, and a bunch of other players on the arena, control tanks instead of a cell on a petri dish and the goal is to shoot your way to the top by destroying all other enemy tanks.
In my previous articles I have already shown you how to get started in Diep.io if you’re a newbie and listed all the possible upgrades that will become available to you after reaching level 30. But that’s not all! There is a final tier ready and waiting to be unlocked which can only happen if you manage to survive long enough to get to level 45.
It’s a remarkable feat and not many of us can achieve that. If you find it difficult due to numerous high tier tanks constantly killing you, you might want to try your luck in a Diepio private server where there aren’t that many players around and gain more experience that way.
List of Tier 3 upgrades
Tier 3 is the final frontier in Diep.io and not many of us can say they’ve been there. Even if you somehow manage to achieve level 45 and upgrade your tank, you can quickly fall victim to the hundreds of envy rival tanks who are now targeting you because of your high rank. It’s glorious to be on top, but dangerous at the same time. Here’s a list of the ultimate upgrades from the final tier.
The Octotank can be upgraded from either the Quad Tank or Twin Flank upon reaching level 45 and is the most widely used tank for farming points.
There’s not a lot you can do against a tank so powerful because it can fire in all eight directions and the mere sight of this monster is usually enough to send everyone running in fear.
The only reasonable way to try and attack this beast is by using level 45 Triplets, Destroyers and Overseers with their Penetration ability maxed out. It is also vulnerable against anything with a high Reload speed.
Triplet can be upgraded from Triple Shot and with its massive frontal cannon sided with two smaller guns, it will arguably provide the highest Damage Per Second in the entire game.
You can use the massive firepower to help you escape enemies because as you shoot, you get propelled backwards. The same feature can be a pain in the ass in case you are chasing an enemy and shooting at it at the same time because your cannons will noticeably reduce your speed.
This tank has no further upgrades.
Pentashot is an upgrade from Triple Shot and has a total of five cannons stacked closely against one another.
With its high penetration ability, nothing can reach you and it is considered one of the most powerful tank classes available.
However because it doesn’t have cannons in the back, a smaller tank with higher maneuverability can easily strike you from behind.
Overlord is an upgrade to the Overseer and just like its predecessor, it can spawn the same amount of minions, only faster.
The minions produced are relative to your Reload ability and if you do not command them, they’ll passively surround you as a form of a shield.
The main weakness of the Overlord are most rapid fire tanks such as the Octo and Triangle tanks.
Necromancer can be upgraded from the Overseer as well and like the name suggests, it can summon the dead, in this case, yellow squares, as its minions to aid in battle.
When you touch or kill a yellow square it will become your minion and you can have an army of up to 30 of these which makes the Necromancer one of the most powerful foes in the field.
As a Necromancer, your best bet is to target the Snipers and Destroyers.
The Manager is the third upgrade available at level 45 from the Overseer. Just like the Overseer, it controls its minions to inflict damage.
Simply hold down the left click to have your minions follow the mouse and hold the right click to have them repel it.
The Manager has a slightly slower minion spawn rate due to its single cannon. Stand still for 3-4 seconds and you’ll become invisible!
Triple Twin is a Twin Flank upgrade that has three double barrels on all sides.
It is mainly used for crowd control just like the more powerful Octotank. With Triple Twin you can simply sit around the pentagon spawn area and spam for more points.
Nobody will want to get in your way because you can shoot at almost all the angles. Each of the three double barrels are as powerful as one Twin Shot.
Stalker is a rather awkward looking tank, upgradable from the Assassin, with a long and narrowing cannon pointing in only one direction.
If you stand still, you’ll become invisible just like the Manager, but you will forfeit the invisibility cloak as soon as you either move or shoot.
Like the name suggests, this tank is great for sneaking up to your enemy and performing a surprise attack or recovering hit points by staying idle.
Ranger is another upgrade possible from the Assassin class and it will increase your vision as well as field of view further.
You will be able to see more of the map and nearby enemies. It has even more range than the Stalker, but unfortunately the extraordinary ability to see the farthest is the only thing the Ranger is really good at.
The best strategy with the Ranger is to keep your distance and shoot long range so your enemy never knew who hit them.
The Fighter is an upgrade from Tri-Angle and was fully released into the game just a few days ago on June 4’th, 2016.
It has a total of five barrels and kind of resembles an Octotank although it isn’t that powerful.
Not a lot of information about this other than the fact that it has a fan-made name.
Booster is another upgrade possible from advancing the Tri-Angle class and as of today, it’s the fastest tank in the game.
The Booster, just like the Fighter, has a fan-made name and was released on the 4th of June.
Not a lot is known about this tank other than its Boosting ability in which you no longer need to use the WASD keys in order to move because the force from firing all those cannons at the back is enough to push you forward at a high speed.
Hybrid can be upgraded from the Destroyer and adds an additional cannon at the back of your tank.
The Hybrid has the ability to summon up to two minions, but unlike the Overseer and Overlord, you can’t control your minions directly. They will simply destroy anything that’s nearby.
The bullets are very powerful, but you’ll find it difficult to aim so the best strategy is try and retake enemy turrets as the target is stationary and big.