Prior to patch 8.8, the 36.01 was one of 3 German tier 6 mediums, though it acted more like a heavy. After 8.8, it recived its proper title, along with a health point buff and increased speed. It's Health points are the 3rd best, and prior to 8.9, the 2nd best, with 950 with the upgraded turret ( it was later subsided to 3rd place in 8.9, where the Churchill VIII was given an extra 70 hit points). It's mightly 7,5/5,5 cm Waffe 0725 and 8,8 cm Kw.K. 36 L/56 give players the ability to engage and damage tanks of similar or high tiers. However, with a very slow hull and turret traverse speed, it can be outflanked fast, and without support, can send this tank to the graveyard.