Diep.io Tips and Tricks: How to Become the Ultimate Tank

You’ve seen Agar.io, you’ve seen Slither.io, and the next one in the ranks is Cheer.io… Nah, psyche. It’s Diep.io, which takes the classic Agar.io formula and turns it into a battlefield of tanks (that really look like ducks when you look at them from up top). Diep.io is no doubt the hardest of the lot – it’s a lot less forgiving, and getting good here takes no small amount of strategy. Below are the few Diep.io tips and tricks to help you even the odds.

Diep.io tips and tricks

Before we start, let’s have a little introduction to the game for those who are new to it. Diep.io is basically Agar.io but is a bit tougher. In Diep.io, you control a tank and shoot obstacles or various shapes to increase your EXP level. You get a stat point with every level, and you can change your class too, which ultimately affects your gameplay. There are various options to increase your tank speed or bullet power. The game may look simple, but it is not, which is why you need Diep.io tips and tricks.

When it comes to the basics, keep in mind that your goal is to level up by shooting the various obstacles scattered around in the game. These are the squares, pentagons and triangles that you’ll find in the screenshot above. As you destroy stuff (including enemy tanks), your level bar fills up, and you can then improve your stats to become a more powerful tank. Long story short, it’s an RPG in the Agar.io mold.

So how do you get good? One strategy calls for focusing your upgrading on movement speed and health regeneration. After maxing out your regen, focus on upgrading your body damage and movement speed. Your goal is to run over blocks instead of shooting them.

Another strategy in the list of our Diep.io tips and tricks is to get to level 15 and upgrade to a Twin class, then maxing out your bullet damage and reload. When you reach level 30, upgrade to a Triplet class and max out Bullet penetration and bullet speed. Spend the rest of your upgrades onto Max Health. Your goal in this strategy is to be protected by your own stream of bullets. Just keep shooting everything down, and you’ll be fine.

Got your own Diep.io tips and tricks? Let us know your best Diep.io strategies in the comments below.

  • nick stover

    I just had a match where I was number 1 for a while and ended at over 300k points. My strategy was to start in damage (The fast you can take out pentagons the faster you can level easily) then penetration (By leveling this fully you can 1-shot pentagons and low level people) After damage and pen I go for regeneration, At this point you should have your first tank upgrade at which I choose flank defender (You have a turret and the front and back of tank). After regen I do reload (More bullets = more potential damage, as well as faster leveling because you can shoot more blocks) By this point you should have another tank upgrade, I choose the quad-tank (4 turrets, at 90 degree angles) Once you have this tank you are a lot harder to kill because if someone comes at you, you are shooting in all directions so they cannot flank you, and your bullets penetrate multiple of theirs, meaning it’s unlikely their bullets get through, and if they do your regen heals you back up. You should next level max health 3 times or so, and with all the other bars I mentioned full, you should reach level 45 at which point you choose the octa-tank (8 turrets, same as before but a turret inbetween each set). At this point it is almost impossible to flank you, and it is insanely easy to stay alive, because all you need to do is sit at the center and slowly spin and none of the pink bots can reach you and pretty much everyone is scared to enter (And those who do get damage enough for an easy kill). All the while you are spraying and hitting all the nearby pentagons and super pentagons easily increasing your score. Once you get used to defending yourself, you can go anywhere on the map you please, just remember that because you didn’t level bullet speed you are MUCH more effective defensively, so if you start getting hurt, simply back away and regen.

    TLDR: Choose flank, quad, then octa. Level in this order: Damage, penetration, regen, reload, max hp. Sit in center when at maxed tank, otherwise play it safe and defend yourself with bullets.

    The screenshot is me in a corner of the map to avoid someone killing me while grabbing the shot. I had been strafing diagonally through the map searching for other players of high score and killing all the small pentas at the center when I reached it.

  • I usually upgrade health regen, bullet speed, damage, and penetration for the first 30 levels (works out so they’re all at max then)
    after which, i put in points for body dmg all the way to 45
    upgrade path: sniper-overseer-overlord
    i kill shapes slowly until 30, when i start murdering everyone and get to 45 in less than 5 minutes.
    #1 every time.
    and i always use “Snips” as my ign, so you know if you got killed by me or not. 🙂
    (warning: this strategy leaves you with a ton of points and everyone looking bad compared to you)

  • Clement Wu (GoldenCow5678)

    Hey people, I will help you counter everything.
    Machine Guns/Twins based classes – Overlord with max reload, bullet dmg, spd, pen
    Sniper based classes – Sniper based classes or Landmines/Smashers
    Flank guard based classes – Predator, with right click to zoom

  • Samuel Guglielmino

    I almost always use Booster with max dmg. reload and penetration, 2 on bullet spd. and movement speed, 3 on Regen, and 5 on health. It is very, very good for tag mode and decent for others.