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I haven't been around on forums in the last week or so but I just noticed that you can reset captain skills for free now (missed that somehow).

 

I was pretty sure I'd find a thread or two about it here but I didn't manage to do so.

 

If there is one, please post a link and I'll report this one to be deleted.

 

If not, then I'd like to see if there are some 'up-to-date' guides in regards to captain skills for each line of each nation...

 

Obviously it depends on the player's game-play and what he/she prefers but there are still some general choices for each specific line of each specific nation.

 

By searching the forums and googling I was able to find many threads but many are (way) outdated so it would be good to have some updated discussion in this regard, especially now that resetting captain skills is free.

 

I don't expect you to post the skills for each ship separately but maybe some general build for a class (for any nation) and then a few remarks for some specific nations that requite a different build due to their specific quirks...

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I dont think a lot has changed actually. Probably the biggest changes are uselesness of AA skills for Cruisers, so for CAs, you can try to paint a picture in your skilltree with them, as they dont have a lot skills that they actually need.

 

1pt skills: The only ones i ever use are PT/PM/EL.

PM for DDs, basicly all other PT unless i want EL (CAs, UK BBs, French BBs) and i dont have the points for 2 1-pointers.

 

2pt skills: LS for DDs, AR for everything else are the 2 go-to skills. If needed, i take EM as 2nd 2pt skill. For some ships i use JOAT (mostly Cruisers)

 

3pt skills:

- SI for extra heal or if you have some other special skills that profit from having extra charges (reload booster)

- BoS for BBs/BCs

- DE for Cruisers

- Vigilance if you have the points and feel like it. 99% i never use it

4pt skills:

- CE basicly first pick always, unless its a CL that needs IFHE

- IFHE when you need it, so mostly CLs. I do run IFHE on Hindenburg. And some secondary build BBs can use it too

- FP for BBs/BCs

- Manual Sec for Secondary BBs

- AFT for secondary BBs

 

BFT/AFT in general can ofc be used for small caliber DDs/CLs to boost firepower/range. But there is also a lot of personal preference for those ships, like Smolensk f.e. It profits from so many captain skills, that you can have several different builds. I dont think there is one true build for Smolensk. Some pick IFHE, others dont. Or AFT for 19km range. Or no CE.... and so forth.

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Since the upgrades will change in 0.9.1, i'll still use the same ones or the closest ones.

 

Build for all Aircraft Carriers, slot 3 will arrive in 0.9.1, so i left it empty (Hakuryu as placeholder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PJSA110&modules=112221&upgrades=120412&commander=PCW001&skills=2282365096&flags=2781&consumables=11

 

For all battleships, even Germans, use this build (Yamato as placeholder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PJSB018&modules=1111&upgrades=114122&commander=PCW001&skills=2183218178&ar=100&flags=4035&consumables=222

 

For American BB Tier 3 --> 7 (Colorado as placeholder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PASB008&modules=1222&upgrades=114100&commander=PCW001&skills=2183234562&flags=4035&consumables=222

 

For American BBs Tier 8 - 9 - 10 (Montana as placeholder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PASB017&modules=1111&upgrades=111124&commander=PCW001&skills=2183234562&flags=4035&consumables=222

 

For Massa, Georgia and Ohio i go for this build, but the standard build is fine too (Georgia sa placeholder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PASB729&modules=1111&upgrades=112124&commander=PCW001&skills=305153026&ar=100&flags=4035&consumables=2222

 

Every cruiser that has HE (Zao as placeholder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PJSC034&modules=11211&upgrades=114322&commander=PCW001&skills=2153809415&flags=3797&consumables=1111

 

Italian Cruiers (Venezia as placeholder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PISC110&modules=11111&upgrades=114322&commander=PIW101&skills=2158003719&flags=4035&consumables=1111

 

American light cruisers (Worcester as place holder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PASC210&modules=1111&upgrades=113322&commander=PCW001&skills=2218821123&flags=3797&consumables=22222

 

RN light cruisers (Minotaur as placeholder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PBSC110&modules=11111&upgrades=113222&commander=PCW001&skills=3223360515&flags=4041&consumables=2222

 

Torpedo boat build, slot 2 will be substituted in 0.9.1, while slot 3 will arrive in 0.9.1 (Shimakaze as placeholder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PJSD012&modules=11211&upgrades=130223&commander=PCW001&skills=2150007811&flags=3293&consumables=222

 

Gunboat build, for the upgrades, same issues as for Shima (Harugumo as placeholder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PJSD210&modules=11111&upgrades=130222&commander=PCW001&skills=2215805953&flags=3293&consumables=1111

 

Hybrid build, usable on USN and German DDs. (Z-52 as placeholder):

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PGSD110&modules=11211&upgrades=130222&commander=PCW001&skills=2148959235&flags=3293&consumables=1111

 

I think this builds are quite decent.

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11 minutes ago, wot_2016_gunner said:

I think this builds are quite decent.

 

Too much LS, not enough AR :Smile-_tongue:

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I find the "PT" one of the most useful skills, especially for 1 point.

 

I use it on every DD and CL as well. For BBs something else can be chosen I guess.

 

Same for CE actually. Essential for every DD but also for most (if not all) CLs as well.

 

So this 'free reset' will last til the next update (0.9.1) ?

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2 minuti fa, Palubarac ha scritto:

So this 'free reset' will last til the next update (0.9.1)

I don't have any "free reset".

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9 minutes ago, wot_2016_gunner said:

I don't have any "free reset".

What do you mean?

 

It costs 0 doubloons to reset captain skills now.

 

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37 minutes ago, Palubarac said:

What do you mean?

 

It costs 0 doubloons to reset captain skills now.

 

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Did you play a clan battle?

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1 hour ago, DFens_666 said:

I do run IFHE on Hindenburg.

Been thinking of respecing my Hindy capt. Can you share your Hindy capt spec please?

 

Out of interest how much difference does IFHE make on Hindy?

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2 hours ago, DFens_666 said:

 

Too much LS, not enough AR :Smile-_tongue:

This. LS only for DDs.

You can also easily live without EM in many 90% of BBs. Play ships in a way that you don't need to turn your guns all the time.

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1 hour ago, Fat_Maniac said:

Been thinking of respecing my Hindy capt. Can you share your Hindy capt spec please?

 

Out of interest how much difference does IFHE make on Hindy?

 

IFHE Hindenburg is basicly only there to damage russian BBs. (and FDG has 60mm deck too IIRC?).

But i dont think any other skills are useful either, thats why i picked it. Im not 100% what i have skilled now, i think it was

- PT/EL/PM (i lose guns and tubes all the time, not sure why)

- AR

- DE/Vigilance

- IFHE/CE

Took vigilance over EM, since id have 1 point spare with already 3x1 pt skills used. And i think all of them are nice to have. And having insane torpspotting with vigilance boosted hydro is funny^^

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39 minutes ago, DFens_666 said:

i lose guns and tubes all the time, not sure why

And this is part of the problem I'm having atm myself.

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If you are dem brainy types, RPF becomes the second most powerful skill just after CE for all DDs and certain cruisers.

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3 ore fa, DFens_666 ha scritto:

FDG has 60mm deck

 

*80mm around the turrets

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6 hours ago, Ze_Reckless said:

Did you play a clan battle?

 

6 hours ago, wot_2016_gunner said:

I think that's the reason

Oh, I see now.

 

Yeah, CB noob here...  :cap_yes:

 

Played a few last night and then I noticed it's free to reset the skills.

 

I might be going off-topic here but just to slide another noob question then... Is it always free to reset captain skills when Clan Battles are going on?

 

Because it's the first time I'm using that and have no idea how it works.

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7 minutes ago, Palubarac said:

Is it always free to reset captain skills when Clan Battles are going on?

 

I think so far yes. If you play 1 CB game within the first week you get a free respec. Also you get one after the CB season.

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On 2/2/2020 at 8:24 PM, DFens_666 said:

 

I think so far yes. If you play 1 CB game within the first week you get a free respec. Also you get one after the CB season.

Well... i played 2 CB today, and i cannot respec my captain for free. It states : "Play one Clan Battle between January 22 and February 5 to redistribute Commander skill points for free."

I was too late ? i should play at least one game before the 5th february ( til 23 59 of 4th ? ) Or this is some sort of bug ? 

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8 minutes ago, 100feetUnderWater said:

Well... i played 2 CB today, and i cannot respec my captain for free. It states : "Play one Clan Battle between January 22 and February 5 to redistribute Commander skill points for free."

I was too late ? i should play at least one game before the 5th february ( til 23 59 of 4th ? ) Or this is some sort of bug ? 

 

I believe it's over.

 

When WG says 5th of the month... it actually means 4th because on the 5th the *whatever* is gone.

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