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Can anyone recommend a line for me to grind?

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I already have the lines in my Signature completed, And, i just don't know what to start next.I look at all the remaining ones and don't really see anything that especialy stands out to me. Unless im overlooking a hidden gem?

 

I'm wanting to start RN CV's when they drop but, Idk what actualy ship line to do next, (I love all classes equally btw), 

 

(Also i have no interest in USSR BB), Thanks all :)

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So hard when, there are no preferences given.

Couple of lines that shine imo:

French cruiser: alomst all of them are strong and fun - especially with the reload booster

US cruisers: Quite some keepers in there, nice guns on the heavy cruisers, nice HE spam on the light.

Russian cruisers: Line has some nice ships. Schorchs with IFHE can be crazy, Chapayev is one of my favourite cruisers in the game and Budyonny is the ultimate Operations-machine.

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2 minutes ago, ForlornSailor said:

So hard when, there are no preferences given.

Couple of lines that shine imo:

French cruiser: alomst all of them are strong and fun - especially with the reload booster

US cruisers: Quite some keepers in there, nice guns on the heavy cruisers, nice HE spam on the light.

Russian cruisers: Line has some nice ships. Schorchs with IFHE can be crazy, Chapayev is one of my favourite cruisers in the game and Budyonny is the ultimate Operations-machine.

 

Do you feel as though the Henri and the Moskva are good at Tier X?. Maybe i'm just bias from never having played them but.. Whenever i see them in game, I literally value them as nothing more than Damage pinyata's, I respect Moskva's guns alot, But.. They just die so so so so so so so easily it looks like they dont get along time to actually use those guns, Haha.

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1 minute ago, Riggerby said:

Do you feel as though the Henri and the Moskva are good at Tier X?. Maybe i'm just bias from never having played them but.. Whenever i see them in game, I literally value them as nothing more than Damage pinyata's, I respect Moskva's guns alot, But.. They just die so so so so so so so easily it looks like they dont get along time to actually use those guns, Haha. 

 

Well. Moskva was hard to play before they buffed the bow. Right now its really stupid easy, as long as you dont overextend too much and watch for DDs in your side. That said: Moskva isnt really my favourite cruiser in the russian line, rather the opposite. Its boring to play now but successful. You put your bow towards the enemy and look for juicy targets. The guns are awesome for that. If you feel more secure, you can roam around kiting. Which I dont like doing in the Moskva, its always risky. Late game you are a monster but thats usualy when your team has won anyway.

The Henri however... Loves its open water. Or you can do crazy things. Support your DD against another DD with the reload booster - enemy DDs doesnt know what hits him. You can do the same, when you surprise ships around islands. Punish broadsides like there is no tomorrow. Or you invite a Stalingrad to your BBQ. Then you go fo IFHE-troll build and shredd Stalins with direct HE-damage and tons of perma fires. Which you will always get, thanks to the reload booster. Henri always gets its damage. And you even have Torps, which I personally love on cruisers. I always miss that on the Moskva.

But for both counts: Dont you ever leave your broadside open. You are playing with fire. I once faced a Moskva, that thought, its a good idea to push around an island into my Minotaur. Right. I dont think he will do that again (and I did not need my torps)

If you plan on playing mostly T10 after the grind, I´d go for the Henri.

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French cruisers, making use of double rudder and Spood Beest (preferably with rare upgrade). Concealment be damned, play russian gunboat in 3xl size:cap_rambo:

 

Line is okay up to tier 7, but really starts to shine from Charles Martel onwards, with IFHEnri IV being one heck of a Moskvagrad/BB dislodger and brutalizing odd Minotaur with AP. Bonus points for temporary Des Moines experience

 

Henri IV kinda needs Hodore unique captain with his improved EM to not break off turrets off target during hard WSADhaxing, something you will be doing. A LOT

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So many lines to recommend.

 

But right now I'd say go for Republique, aka the ultimate baguette. 

This is my absolute favourite ship to play at the moment. Much strong, very fun. 

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24 minutes ago, Riggerby said:

Do you feel as though the Henri and the Moskva are good at Tier X?.

I don't know... but I think I will be happy with Mokba

25 minutes ago, Riggerby said:

Maybe i'm just bias from never having played them but..

try them.

 

when I started this line I didn't like any Russian ship until t4, I almost drop out but Kirov made me wait.

Buddy forwards, I love them.

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Dunno what to tell you, HIV and DM are some of the ultimate troll ships in the game, very recommendable.

Alternatively GK if you absolutely and definitively want to stop giving a toss ^^

Though almost every line has something to love about it, just try stuff.

Btw: Montana with 1 "n"

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IJN Cruisers
there is really no bad ship in that line, especially since the accuracy buff recently

 

If you like your Atago you will like the whole line, the Zao beeing the best of them. Hindenburg is cool, but the melting you can do to ships at a comfortable range in a Zao is just amazing.
Hindenburg and Zao about the best cruisers in game, the rest either are specialists that only work really well in one scenario, or simply are worse than those 2.

 

A aquired taste maybe, but i always enjoyed the German DDs, they dont really excell at anything but they have a interesting tool set with the hydro or the choice of 2 gun calibers in some ships.
For me hybrid builds work pretty good, altought i lean more towards torpedo expertise in the higher tiers (1 min reloads on torps are fun!)
But you can spec and play them several ways and be succesfull in them, some spec them as gunboats, and also with some BFT the AA on them is pretty nasty.

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If you dig your Sims, maybe give some of the silver US DDs a run-out? They're the DD tree that works best in the CV-heavy meta...

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JAp BB:s get better from mid tier and up

6 Fuso

7 Nagato

8 Amagi 

9 Izumo

10Yamato

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3 minutes ago, Ronchabale said:

JAp BB:s get better from mid tier and up

6 Fuso

7 Nagato

8 Amagi 

9 Izumo

10Yamato

He already has those.

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1 hour ago, Miragetank90 said:

So many lines to recommend.

 

But right now I'd say go for Republique, aka the ultimate baguette. 

This is my absolute favourite ship to play at the moment. Much strong, very fun. 

Interesting shout. The Tier 9 and 10 do look beastly, And there is a good premium to help with crew

 

1 hour ago, rnat said:

Dunno what to tell you, HIV and DM are some of the ultimate troll ships in the game, very recommendable.

Alternatively GK if you absolutely and definitively want to stop giving a toss ^^

Though almost every line has something to love about it, just try stuff.

Btw: Montana with 1 "n"

 

Half of me would love a GK just for the secondary abuse, Its just the thought of going through the tier 9 which hurts my soul. Haha, I've heard nothing but terrible things about it.

 

1 hour ago, Gl0cK_17 said:

IJN Cruisers
there is really no bad ship in that line, especially since the accuracy buff recently

 

If you like your Atago you will like the whole line, the Zao beeing the best of them. Hindenburg is cool, but the melting you can do to ships at a comfortable range in a Zao is just amazing.
Hindenburg and Zao about the best cruisers in game, the rest either are specialists that only work really well in one scenario, or simply are worse than those 2.

 

A aquired taste maybe, but i always enjoyed the German DDs, they dont really excell at anything but they have a interesting tool set with the hydro or the choice of 2 gun calibers in some ships.
For me hybrid builds work pretty good, altought i lean more towards torpedo expertise in the higher tiers (1 min reloads on torps are fun!)
But you can spec and play them several ways and be succesfull in them, some spec them as gunboats, and also with some BFT the AA on them is pretty nasty.

 

Zao is actually a really good shout. Interesting stealth flame thrower gameplay too. What did you make of Ibuki and Mogami?

 

1 hour ago, Verblonde said:

If you dig your Sims, maybe give some of the silver US DDs a run-out? They're the DD tree that works best in the CV-heavy meta...

 

I always loved Gearing and Fletcher when i played them on test servers, I do worry now though, With Kebab and Spamagumo if Gearing has lost its gunboat edge though :/

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4 minutes ago, Riggerby said:

 

Half of me would love a GK just for the secondary abuse, Its just the thought of going through the tier 9 which hurts my soul. Haha, I've heard nothing but terrible things about it.

 

 

Zao is actually a really good shout. Interesting stealth flame thrower gameplay too. What did you make of Ibuki and Mogami?

The FDG was recently buffed and with the hydro and 80 mm deck I see no reason why it should not be passable now for random battle grinding.

 

Zao is very good, Mogami with the 155, IFHE and rudder shift build is also fun. Ibuki is a bit of a hard sell. Not terrible or very good, just uninteresting and squishy.

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1 hour ago, Riggerby said:

 

 

Zao is actually a really good shout. Interesting stealth flame thrower gameplay too. What did you make of Ibuki and Mogami?

 

 

 

 

Well the mogami only really suffers from the same drawback that other non prem 8s suffer from. no heal and no slot 6

Ibuki is a litle on the sluggish side of the others but stil pumps out a great deal of damage.
Stealth is not the biggest issue in that tree. you only use that to get in a spot in the open where you have lots of big or annoying targets in your range. and then you kite, always turning and always setting fires :) And they have very useable torps aswell, so a bit of a DDs eye for torping is also not lost on them

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7 hours ago, Riggerby said:

I always loved Gearing and Fletcher when i played them on test servers, I do worry now though, With Kebab and Spamagumo if Gearing has lost its gunboat edge though :/

Not really. Gearing vs Khaba assuming same skill level is more of a "mutually assured destruction", though it depends on who plays to who strengths - long range shelling Gearing is going to lose hard, other way around if Khaba gets caught broadside for AP massage at short range. Harugumo may outgun Gearing, but then Gearing noticeably outspots and more importantly, no longer eats AP pens everywhere, while Haru isn't really unsuitable for open water gunboating with her clumsiness and attention her rainbow gets.

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I will say Gearing, I still play Shimakaze but if team crumbles you will not carry, Gearing can do that.

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All tier X cruisers are worth the grind.

 

Henri is a beast. AP are super strong, HE are powerful, with IFHE almost no armor can stop them, and reload booster combined with the AP penetration and alpha can literally delete any ship in the game when you got the side.

Zao is a great ship, fragile but powerful.

 

For BB, République is my favourite but it's a bit of a hit or miss. People usually loves or hate it.

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13 hours ago, Riggerby said:

I already have the lines in my Signature completed, And, i just don't know what to start next.I look at all the remaining ones and don't really see anything that especialy stands out to me. Unless im overlooking a hidden gem?

 

I'm wanting to start RN CV's when they drop but, Idk what actualy ship line to do next, (I love all classes equally btw), 

 

(Also i have no interest in USSR BB), Thanks all :)

Definitely hands down Wooster, just to much fun to kill DDs and burn down BBs with, also pretty strong against any CVs.

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