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Best premium dd gunboat, and best dd gunboat line?

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Question is in the topic really, if i want speed and gun based firepower from my dd:s, what line is the best, and also, is there a good premium dd or light cruiser that fits this description?

 

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3 minutes ago, thiextar said:

Question is in the topic really, if i want speed and gun based firepower from my dd:s, what line is the best, and also, is there a good premium dd or light cruiser that fits this description?

 

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Khabarovsk

 

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Is that really that hard to find?

There is only one line that fits the desciption: RU DD

For premium: Leningrad or Blyska, if you do not mind taking a polish ship that has no tech tree.

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Khaba if u want a dd, Minotaur for light cruisers.....Kidd should be a good prem gunboat too......

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Tachibana. :cap_rambo:

 

If you want speed and gunpower, you want the Russian line, and their premiums. If you also want some stealth, the US DD line has okay stealth and good gunpower, but they're not good at long range. After those you have the Pan Asians, I believe.

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20 minutes ago, thiextar said:

Question is in the topic really, if i want speed and gun based firepower from my dd:s, what line is the best, and also, is there a good premium dd or light cruiser that fits this description?

 

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RU DDs are the gunboats. There are exceptions like Akizuki. And for the prems, as mentioned already, Leningrad is excellent but so is HSF Harekaze too, with Akizuki's guns. It gets 1 turret less than Akizuki, but better torps, concealment and manouverability.

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34 minutes ago, thiextar said:

Question is in the topic really, if i want speed and gun based firepower from my dd:s, what line is the best, and also, is there a good premium dd or light cruiser that fits this description?

 

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Just play the russian DDs and for the premium ship get the Leningrad :Smile_coin:

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Agree that Leningrad and Soviet line is what you are looking for.

 

Just consider that Leningrad needs a somewhat specialized captain. It can be made to work without EM and CE, but they are considered a (big) plus.

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1 hour ago, thiextar said:

Question is in the topic really, if i want speed and gun based firepower from my dd:s, what line is the best, and also, is there a good premium dd or light cruiser that fits this description?

 

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Akizuki (great gun but low speed) and this line it will soon get also t9 and t10 jap gunboat DD which will be faster 

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For bonus points I'd add French hightier cruisers, with Sierra Mike and their Engine Boost active they can get around rather fast and have plenty of range to pretend they are 3XL russian destroyers

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2 hours ago, thiextar said:

Question is in the topic really, if i want speed and gun based firepower from my dd:s, what line is the best, and also, is there a good premium dd or light cruiser that fits this description?

 

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I would start with the German DD. Good gun boats and reasonable stealth with good Torps

 

The RU DDs are indeed the best Gunboats But they are really not NOOB  Friendly..  I don't mean that in anyway as an insult. Its just RU DD are the hardest DD tech line to play. Get some experience in other DDs first.

Other wise you risk being disillusioned with DD play,  and that would be a sham as DDs are SOOOOO much fun

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2 hours ago, thiextar said:

Question is in the topic really, if i want speed and gun based firepower from my dd:s, what line is the best, and also, is there a good premium dd or light cruiser that fits this description?

 

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Well, your description sounds like "I want a Khabarovsk" but be warned - that line doesn't really qualify as DDs. They are treated by the game as DDs but they - especially at high tiers - absolutely suck in most things that are expected of DDs. Their speed is great and their firepower very good - but their concealment sucks, preventing them from being effective in cap contesting and DD hunting. The sole exception would be Grozovoi (the top of the alternate USSR DD line).

 

If you want firepower but still want to be a destroyer, there's the option to look at USN or PA line, probably (if you can handle the moon-scraping shell arcs) or maybe the German one... Never played that last one though, so I can't say anything about it.

There's also the Akizuki line that is supposed to get completed in some unclear point in the future - judging by Akizuki herself, it's a great choice for firepower. But as far as speed is concerned... nope. And until t8 they are hardly gunboats anyway.

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The best premium gunboat destroyers are the Blyskawica and the Leningrad.

And if you enjoy the close range knife fighting style, the Lo Yang - with her hydro to back up cap contests and smoke engagements - is also a great ship.

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Harekaze

 

While the other mentioned premium DDs (especially KIDD) are good picks too, Harekaze B-Hull (100mm guns) provides fantastic AP performance, superb firestarting capabilities, top concealment and nice torpedoes. 

 

Plus we will get T9+10 successors for the Akizuki soon, same captain. 

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For the premium, I find Anshan quite worthwhile too (it is lower tier though) - decent guns, and has superior range on its torps, compared to its Russian siblings...

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Ok, so per peoples recommendations, ill go for the russian dd line with the leningrad. What would be the best build for my captain for the leningrad/also the other dds?

 

Do i want ifhe?

 

Do i want bft/aft?

 

What would be the best skill build?

 

Answers would be appriciated

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As of january 2019

DD stats

                 

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So at T10 the best gunboat wuld be Harugumo even though Khabarovsk is the only one without a minimum. Basically if you hit your shots Harugumo is the best.

As said above though, IJN dds start to be good gunboats at T7.

 

These are just stats and I guess the best way to know is still experience playing the different ships.

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3 hours ago, Titicha_2015 said:

As of january 2019

DD stats

                 

Capture.PNG

 

So at T10 the best gunboat wuld be Harugumo even though Khabarovsk is the only one without a minimum. Basically if you hit your shots Harugumo is the best.

As said above though, IJN dds start to be good gunboats at T7.

 

These are just stats and I guess the best way to know is still experience playing the different ships.

 

And how is this related to the OP? The nigromancy notwhistanding?

 

OP was asking for prem DDs, and perhaps the best line, how is a table with TX DDs relevant?

 

I mean, at least learn to read if you are going to necro an 8 month old thread...

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