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Inertia Fuse For HE Shells (IFHE) Skill (Kii)

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I am looking at adding the T8 Japanese Kii for upcoming RANKED play.  I have questions about possibly running the Inertia Fuse Skill on the Captain.
 

I love the AA firepower of the thing, but am concerned about the Akizuki guns being the secondary anti-ship armament.  I have the Aki, and it is nearly useless without IFHE.  
 

Would adding IFHE to the Kii Captain give it a reasonable secondary punch?  Capable of at least fending off some noob DD players with the sheer volume of fire?
 

And would it affect the 410mm HE shells negatively?   Would I get overpen with the HE shells?
 

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Personally I'd say IFHE would be a waste of 4 points on a BB, especially just for the secondaries, if you want them to have punch manual secondaries would be better, but they work best with BFT and AFT which is a massive investment.

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Ifhe is a waste on just about any BB with GK being the only exception to this.

 

 

Trust me Ive experimented a ton on this and done the numbers dozens of times.

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FYI:

(1) HE shells don't overpen.

(2) Kii is a meh/bad brawler

(3) Brawling isn't as much a thing in ranked as you seem to hope.

(4) If you want a prem BB for ranked: Get Alabama

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Kii is a classic battleship.

 

E.g you use AP 90% + of the time.

 

That's all there is to say, go and use her accordingly.

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1 hour ago, Affeks said:

Ifhe is a waste on just about any BB with GK being the only exception to this.

 

 

Trust me Ive experimented a ton on this and done the numbers dozens of times.

But is worth it on GK?

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3 minutes ago, 22cm said:

But is worth it on GK?

No, but I use it anyway for lulz...but that was before the UK BB hit live. Nowadays I'd pick fire prevention out of necessity. Reminds me that there's a cpt re-skill discount going on atm.

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13 minutes ago, aboomination said:

No, but I use it anyway for lulz...but that was before the UK BB hit live. Nowadays I'd pick fire prevention out of necessity. Reminds me that there's a cpt re-skill discount going on atm.

Yeah FP and CE are pretty much essential BB picks now unless you switch CE for AFT/Manual Secondaries/AA build combo...

 

Lulz meta :cap_haloween:

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10 hours ago, 22cm said:

But is worth it on GK?

For fun factor and for trying atleast something different? Yeah sure, those secondaries become absolutely brutal with IFHE.

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15 hours ago, Affeks said:

Ifhe is a waste on just about any BB with GK being the only exception to this.

 

 

Trust me Ive experimented a ton on this and done the numbers dozens of times.

I think it also is workable on Gneisenau? I mean, there likely are better builds (AFT, FP, MCAA or CE), but just like secondary Kurfürst, getting a secondary build for the Gneisenau can be fun with all those 128 mm guns.

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32 minutes ago, Riselotte said:

I think it also is workable on Gneisenau? I mean, there likely are better builds (AFT, FP, MCAA or CE), but just like secondary Kurfürst, getting a secondary build for the Gneisenau can be fun with all those 128 mm guns.

I'd pick manual AA over IFHE in this case :Smile-_tongue:

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Would be nice to see IFHE applied to all BB secondaries like they did for the German cruisers. You know, to allow them to do some actual damage if you make the effort to make a secondary build at tier 9 and 10 when the shells can't pen the armor of pretty much any of the armor of BBs there so you're just there doing nothing with your secondaries praying to the RNG gods for the fires which is kinda lame and makes secondary buils useless at high tiers.

 

Because who needs incentives to get close and brawl in a BB after all, right?

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On 22.12.2017 at 11:06 PM, 22cm said:

But is worth it on GK?

Check out 

Then make your own decision

 

On 23.12.2017 at 12:52 PM, Riselotte said:

I think it also is workable on Gneisenau? I mean, there likely are better builds (AFT, FP, MCAA or CE), but just like secondary Kurfürst, getting a secondary build for the Gneisenau can be fun with all those 128 mm guns.

I would say its not worth since Gneisenau is in tier 5-7 MM. The 128mm already pen 30mm plating without IFHE so it only helps when uptiered against tier 8 BBs and very few tier 9 BBs. Also lower tier meta is more fast paced and much less static bow tanking. All this together with a max 8km secondary range its not really woth it over any of the other essential tier 3 or 4 cpt skills

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