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Best Tier VIII choice for ranked in 0.9.6?

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Hi guys, what are the Best Tier VIII choice for ranked in 0.9.6?

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From July 22 to August 18 the 17th Ranked Battles season will be held on Tier VIII ships in a 7 vs 7 format. Victories will bring you up to 4 800 steel and other rewards."

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Assuming we do not have carriers (fingers crossed), Chappayev is good for her long ranged radar and effective artillery. North Carolina and Amagi are both staples of long ranged combat. Bismark is still excellent at middle to close ranged control, and the Tirpitz is pretty good as well. On the destroyers, the Lo Yang has obscene cap control capabilities and the Kidd is always good for her Anti-DD role whilst the Akizuki is a good anti-everything DPM spewer.

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8 minutes ago, dasCKD said:

Assuming we do not have carriers (fingers crossed)

I'm affraid you are assuming too much

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12 minutes ago, dasCKD said:

Assuming we do not have carriers (fingers crossed), Chappayev is good for her long ranged radar and effective artillery. North Carolina and Amagi are both staples of long ranged combat. Bismark is still excellent at middle to close ranged control, and the Tirpitz is pretty good as well. On the destroyers, the Lo Yang has obscene cap control capabilities and the Kidd is always good for her Anti-DD role whilst the Akizuki is a good anti-everything DPM spewer.

Mogami/Atago  would work as well for their stealth. Can in fact do a DD's job fairly well if no DD's (and no CV's) are around.

3 minutes ago, Miblogdegolf said:

I'm affraid you are assuming too much

Still won't see them every single game though.

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2 minutes ago, Miblogdegolf said:

I'm affraid you are assuming too much

In this case, Enterprise. If you don't have one, Shokaku.

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2 minutes ago, lafeel said:

Mogami/Atago  would work as well for their stealth. Can in fact do a DD's job fairly well if no DD's (and no CV's) are around.

Their concealment is not sufficiently good enough for them to meaningfully perform the destroyer role and they are rendered largely unsuitable to this role due to their poorer concealment and the prevalence of radar.

4 minutes ago, Miblogdegolf said:

I'm affraid you are assuming too much

Then either Enterprise or Shokaku, both are utterly broken.

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1 minute ago, luokailk said:

what about Vlad? Amalfi and Albermal?

Vlad is decent, but North Car does basically everything better as a bow-in BB. Amalfi is OK, but dependent on a good team and so not great for ranked. The British heavies are best suited for roles as reefs. 

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38 minutes ago, dasCKD said:

Assuming we do not have carriers (fingers crossed),

You're too optimistic.... 

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I was thinking Lenin for battleships

Mainz or Bayard for cruisers.

 

 

 

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any broken/op ones (like belfast, smolensk, etc.) at T8? 

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1 hour ago, luokailk said:

Hi guys, what are the Best Tier VIII choice for ranked in 0.9.6?

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From July 22 to August 18 the 17th Ranked Battles season will be held on Tier VIII ships in a 7 vs 7 format. Victories will bring you up to 4 800 steel and other rewards."

Enterprise.

 

I will be trying my luck in my overall favourite ship, Lightning.

 

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I'd advise Paracetamol and Ibuprofen... if that doesn't help, Alcohol. 

Oh wait you were asking what ship.... :Smile_hiding:

 

 

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9 minutes ago, luokailk said:

any broken/op ones (like belfast, smolensk, etc.) at T8? 

There’s Kutozov but I’m not sure it’s still overpowered and it’s usual penchant for burning down battleships may not be as helpful in ranked.

 

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12 minutes ago, luokailk said:

any broken/op ones (like belfast, smolensk, etc.) at T8? 

...only a bunch of CVs. Nothing really problematic. :Smile_hiding:

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13 hours ago, gopher31 said:

There’s Kutozov but I’m not sure it’s still overpowered and it’s usual penchant for burning down battleships may not be as helpful in ranked.

 

With 7.7 km inside smoke detection after firing your guns - it's not reliable when you need to be closer. So in ranked is not that good as it was in the past. In randoms is still a powerful one indeed with 19km of range. But ranked is way closer engagement which isn't great for it. 

There is a broken T8 ship if CVs will be allowed in ranked - Enterprise. 

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1 hour ago, luokailk said:

any broken/op ones (like belfast, smolensk, etc.) at T8? 

 

Depending on the map pool, Lo Yang might be broken again. The hydro through rocks and mountains can be very effective.

 

Other than that, Enterprise for sure.

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Not a Ranked player, but I assume Cossack/Lightning should do just fine with their concealment, solid guns and 7 samples of smoke to trigger carriers. Chapayev with long range radar, NC/Amagi still being solid. And obviously carriers, with emphasis on Shokaku, Enterprise

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Cossack/lighting the best pick for DD bar none, the rest will get wiped clean by CVs.

 

Massa will be the top pick for BB.

 

Cleveland will be the best pick for Cruisers.

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Interesting.

 

From the ships I own, Massa , Lenin , Kidd , Hipper and Tallinn have possibilities.

 

Lenin is very under-rated, good damage due to good mains, bow in ability and can control from a central point.

 

Massa. I use a secondary fit. If it can get into position, it can give T8 CC and DD's a hard time.

 

Kidd is a damned fine DD.

 

Tallinn - new to me with only a handful of battles but it seems to have a lot of capability and can hit hard.

 

Hipper - I recently re-grinded the German CC line. Hipper is not to be ignored, it can take some punishment and can hit hard.

 

We are bound to see a lot of Bismark, Vlad and last but certainly not least Tirpitz.

 

I like T8 so it could be fun.  

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A lot will depend on the presence (or not) of CVs, especially for DD folk like me. I can't imagine there won't be CVs, so...

  • Loyang, as always.
  • Lightning. Or Cossack if CV numbers aren't excessive.
  • Maybe Kidd, because of the AA, although the useful heal isn't unique any more.
  • Orkan might be worth a lash, because radar, or Oland - heal and good AA.

That's assuming only getting to R10, and the presence of lots of radar calling for much hiding, so things that can see through islands/smoke will be helpful.

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7 hours ago, luokailk said:

any broken/op ones (like belfast, smolensk, etc.) at T8? 

Ever heard of Kutuzov? :fish_haloween:

 

On other notion I will play Enterprise and likely Massa, maybe some Bagration and Kutuzov occasionally and throw in some Vlad or Monarch if I dont re-gring through them by then...

 

Actually maybe I am lucky and get the german T8 CV in early access or that WH40k Amagi, that might be interesting as well

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