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Which Tier 8 German Prem to Escort Bismarck?

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Hello everyone.  I love playing this game with my friend which he just unlocked his fav ship Bismarck. And i would like to play it with him with Another tier 8 German. Should I buy Prinz eugen for historical reference ;) Or Tirpitz for Sisterly companionship?

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Frankly, go for whichever you feel more comfortable playing. Tirpitz has more staying power and in a division, you can try push together. Prinz Eugen is far less fire support in this regard, given how bad the dpm on the ship is. On the other hand, a Prinz Eugen can bring AA, which might help against AP DBs.

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Eugen. Divisions are better off playing multiple ship classes. Just have the Eugen hang around with the Bismarck for anti-DD fire and to HE irritate other BB's. Also having an Eugen with an AA build is very unexpected and will catch most CV's off guard. Well worth it. 

And besides, she's an Eugen, that's reason enough.

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2 minutes ago, Reaper_JackGBR said:

Eugen. Divisions are better off playing multiple ship classes. Just have the Eugen hang around with the Bismarck for anti-DD fire and to HE irritate other BB's. Also having an Eugen with an AA build is very unexpected and will catch most CV's off guard. Well worth it. 

And besides, she's an Eugen, that's reason enough.

I'm almost sure, Bismarck is better at killing a DD than Eugen is. Hipper/Eugen seem more suited for killing cruisers than anything else.

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I think Hipper would be better with its DPM, unless you want heals and historical values instead. The German CA AP are pretty potent against broadside BBs. I surprisingly citadelled a Monarch once in the Hipper.

 

However, with a name like yours you need the Imperator Somnium instead.

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9 minutes ago, Riselotte said:

I'm almost sure, Bismarck is better at killing a DD than Eugen is. Hipper/Eugen seem more suited for killing cruisers than anything else.

 

German 203 AP against higher tier DD's is devastating. Trust me. Eugen is perfectly capable against DD's. 

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1 minute ago, Reaper_JackGBR said:

 

German 203 AP against higher tier DD's is devastating. Trust me. Eugen is perfectly capable against DD's. 

Yeah, but so is BB AP, minus the chance to ever bounce (except on Khabarovsk).

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Prinz Eugen, because history dictates it must be Prinz Eugen to escort Bismarck.

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I'd go with Bizzy/Eugy combo, having a CA supporting you is better in my book, if it was me, i'd personally go Tirpitz/Eugen but that's just me :Smile_honoring:

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I would say choose which playstyle fits you more. While BB and CA is always nice in terms of versatility, if cruiserplay doesn't suit you, you won't be able to maximize your performance. I would say if German cruisers are to your liking get Eugen. If the cc power of German BBs is more to your liking get Tirpitz. The amount of pressure you can create together is nothing to scoff at. 

Disregarding your division intentions Tirpitz is money always well spend, Eugen is much more demanding towards your personal skills to make her perform for you.

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tirpitz is incredibly foolproof and easy to use

go for it, money well spend as mentioned before

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20 minutes ago, von_chom said:

tirpitz is incredibly foolproof and easy to use

go for it, money well spend as mentioned before

 

That’s correct but you need to consider that a lot of times you are pulled into T10 matches as a filler. Applies to all T8s though 

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If you have Tirpitz and bismarc together you dont see dds very often under 10 km...and if you both have manual secondaries those dds who come close to you dont live long time...

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If you are going to buy a premium ship hold your horses.  I'm expecting both the Prinz  Eugen and the Tirpitz to be on sale any day soon.

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Having a cruiser escorting a BB is better than double BB division. Especially if you're not experienced and tends to go the same side. Seeing noobs going for D in "North" already grind my gears quite enough. But I'd rather see a cruiser and a BB going for it than a top tier BB division.

 

Noobs/newbies divisioning with multiple BBs is a recipe for disaster.

 

Well, both Tirpitz and Eugen are good choices anyway. Now that Eugen got a heal consumable, it's quite a decent premium. However both clearly aren't my first choice when it comes to tier 8 premium. Kii, Alabama, Kidd, Lo yang, Harekaze, Atago would place higher on my list.

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5 hours ago, Emperor_Of_Man said:

Hello everyone.  I love playing this game with my friend which he just unlocked his fav ship Bismarck. And i would like to play it with him with Another tier 8 German. Should I buy Prinz eugen for historical reference ;) Or Tirpitz for Sisterly companionship?

Kidding right?:Smile_amazed:Printz Eugen OF COURSE!! :Smile_izmena::Smile_honoring:

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I'd pick Eugen. Provides more synergy overall but is also more difficult to play, especially in the current meta.

 

If BBs are more your thing, go for Tirpitz instead. Just be aware that there are lots of things that can :etc_swear: with a double T8 KM BB division.

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Eugen with her HP pool, armour, heal and long range is pretty forgiving to play for a cruiser. However it requires a lot more work to do really well in as you constantly have to pay attention and switch ammo and target to squeeze the most out of what those guns can do. But there is the historical synergy so go for it if you like cruisers.

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Prinz Eugen and of course you have to tell your friend to pick the historical camo for Bismarck too! :cap_cool:

On a more serious note divisions usually work better when you pick ships from different classes, for better synergy between them. Remember though that tier 8 cruisers are hard to play, PE got buffed with a heal recently so should be better now but it used to be the worst tier 8 cruiser before...

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It has the worst dpm. Kind of best staying power. But that doesn't exactly help if all you can do is survive till everyone around you is dead, because you had no impact. Hipper is slightly better, but both really require you to work hard for your damage and impact on the game.

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8 hours ago, Vlad_Vado said:

Why not bring a KM DD to scout for your buddy?

Kinda hard to scout in Zed23 when you're outspotted by everyone except Kiev...

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BBs are good divisions, if you fire 'taking turns' you will be a menace to the enemy. 

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