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I see there is a festive Molotov on sale and see she seems to be a bit specialised with no armor but super guns, is she fun to play in your opinion? Seems like she could be, wonder if she'd get a three headed AL captain one day :)

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I'm all manner of rubbish in her, but she is fun. Not a bad ship for forcing you to learn what to do about having essentially no armour...

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In CV-less games it can be a lot of fun but constant plane spotting can be problematic when there is a CV present.

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13 minutes ago, HansRoaming said:

I see there is a festive Molotov on sale and see she seems to be a bit specialised with no armor but super guns, is she fun to play in your opinion? Seems like she could be, wonder if she'd get a three headed AL captain one day :)

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Against potatoes its good fun. Good players will enjoy slapping you because you are sluggish and have 0 armor.

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15 minutes ago, HansRoaming said:

I see there is a festive Molotov on sale and see she seems to be a bit specialised with no armor but super guns, is she fun to play in your opinion? Seems like she could be, wonder if she'd get a three headed AL captain one day :)

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Only when you can get other cruisers broadside realiably and know how to not get shot to pieces.

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It's not very good. I recently dumped mine. I know people say it has Tier VIII guns, but then so does the Kirov and I wouldn't play that again either... it's all about the hull, and Molotov's is an explosive glass one. 

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She's a slightly upgraded Kirov, so glass cannon is pretty much the sobriquet I would apply to her. Good enough for quick violent games of rather short duration, the one or the other way. :Smile_Default:

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4 minutes ago, invicta2012 said:

It's not very good. I recently dumped mine. I know people say it has Tier VIII guns, but then so does the Kirov and I wouldn't play that again either... it's all about the hull, and Molotov's is an explosive glass one. 

There is a HUGE difference between Kirov and Molotov guns.

And no, the other ship with these guns is Dimitri...

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Molotov has 15% more AP DPM and 8% more HE DPM than Kirov.

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3 minutes ago, ColonelPete said:

There is a HUGE difference between Kirov and Molotov guns.

There is a huge difference between Kirov and Molotov's shells. https://forum.worldofwarships.com/topic/79430-premium-ship-review-molotov/ The guns are the same as Kirov and Tallinn, it's all very common for Tier V-VIII Cruisers to have similar gun performance and be varied by soft stats and shell values.

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17 minutes ago, ColonelPete said:

There is a HUGE difference between Kirov and Molotov guns.

And no, the other ship with these guns is Dimitri...

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Molotov has 15% more AP DPM and 8% more HE DPM than Kirov.

My word, those guns are insane!

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7 minutes ago, invicta2012 said:

There is a huge difference between Kirov and Molotov's shells. 

That is what I meant...

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1 minute ago, HansRoaming said:

My word, those guns are insane!

Well, they are exactly Kirov guns, but with Donskoi shells (faster velocity than Kirov's, therefore better ballistics and more pen).

Both ammo choices are good on Molotov, but she cannot take hits at all without imploding. So, a classic glas cannon. Fun, but not that easy too play.

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It's a very good ship for its tier. Definition of fun is subjective as it can differ from one to another mostly due to its play style. It is a mid-long range HE spammer with very good guns that deal good dmg and burn enemy ships. In return, although its armor can be trollish at times, better to avoid close combat. Torps are short range hence for ambush or self defense situations only. It has a decent speed but sluggish turning circle just like other soviet cruisers, thus avoid making full turns while spotted. Best to play her when kiting or behind cover/smoke. Fun ship to me.

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She's very Love/HATE.  She's loads of fun when you are ignored or don't have BBs firing at you.  However, you can dodge like a champ and shoot like a master and one herpy derpy 40% BB main hits you with one shell from 18km away at any angle through pure RNGesus and you lose 3/4 of your health from any angle.  You absolutely have to farm on the move at max range, like a Henri.  

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Imo, Molotov is solid. Fast cruiser with good damage farming potential. Best enjoyed if you can accept T6 MM.

 

Downsides are that Molotov has poor armour and poor AA. Welcome to T6 cruisers, most have poor armour, most will get absolutely obliterated by BBs and AA wise, AA doesn't matter anywhere as much since rework, especially not at T6. You could be Dallas or Huanghe and the CVs will be a pain.

 

The main advantage I see in Molotov is that it needs no IFHE to pen 30 mm of plating. Thus, against T5-7, you can pen most BBs without needing to gimp fire chance. Against T8s, you pen cruisers and only set fires to BBs. Imo, this makes up for the long reload compared to other cruisers. Also, the ship has pretty solid AP. You can do quite nice with it, especially when top tier. It's not the most insane ship, but for a T6, I consider it good enough and worth playing.

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1 hour ago, invicta2012 said:

It's not very good. I recently dumped mine. I know people say it has Tier VIII guns, but then so does the Kirov and I wouldn't play that again either... it's all about the hull, and Molotov's is an explosive glass one. 

Dumped? Like sold for credits... ? One does not sell premiums because they will show up in reward crates etc to hunt you...

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try kirov first and if you like it go for it

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Just now, HansRoaming said:

Thanks everyone, trigger pulled!

Enjoy your ship, it’s a good one as long you know you don’t get too much in front. Your guns allow you to to Dmg  from a more save Spot. Good railguns make hitting dd,s life hard even from range.

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9 minutes ago, Butterdoll said:

try kirov first and if you like it go for it

I believe you have to buy that now too.

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8 minutes ago, Jvd2000 said:

Enjoy your ship, it’s a good one as long you know you don’t get too much in front. Your guns allow you to to Dmg  from a more save Spot. Good railguns make hitting dd,s life hard even from range.

From what I read on here they have too easy a life :Smile_trollface:

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2 hours ago, HansRoaming said:

I see there is a festive Molotov on sale and see she seems to be a bit specialised with no armor but super guns, is she fun to play in your opinion? Seems like she could be, wonder if she'd get a three headed AL captain one day :)

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Well if you consider a splintered wooden club covered in ground glass and barbed wire inserted into your bodily cavities being fun, then yes, yes she is...

 

Otherwise, not so much, this ship puts the word GLASS (yes that is deliberately bold, capital and underlined) into glass cannon...

 

Dont get me wrong its T9 guns but on a T4/5 hull, gun alpha is wicked however return shot is likely to erase you

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3 hours ago, HansRoaming said:

I see there is a festive Molotov on sale and see she seems to be a bit specialised with no armor but super guns, is she fun to play in your opinion? Seems like she could be, wonder if she'd get a three headed AL captain one day :)

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I can't make it work. 44% to my Budy's 68% I gave up at 16 games as my Budy is way more fun..

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