FIrst off, these suckers are crazy expensive. There's no getting around that. I justified it because I will likely never wear them out, even riding as much as I do in the winter. However, having ridden studded Dilinger 4's and 5's, the traction on the Wrathlorde's is supreme, in both snow and on ice. The tradeoff is slower rolling speed, definitely vs the 4's and probably also vs the 5's. Tubeless setup on these was great, no issues on HED Big Deal 85mm rims. The tire rides nice as well with good damping and sidewall stability, which isn't as easy to get right as it might seem. Overall, 4 stars because I did notice a big increase in rolling resistance vs the Ground Controls and 45Nrth Flowbeist combo I had on before.
By far the tackiest tire made for ice and snow and rough conditions. Pretty good float but absolutely amazing traction with the 300 XL studs no falling here in Winter time.