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So the ranked season is here again and T 10 for those who wants to progress to the top. Question is what ship are you gonna use and which ship do you think will outperform in its class? 

 

 

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Hard to say at this point because it's very interconnected.

Will we see many cruisers (or, more specifically, Radar cruisers)? If not (BBs all the way) then the DD of choice might end up being the Shima (for her stealth) or Z-52 (for her cap potential and Hydro). But if we end up with a cruiser-rich environment then suddenly the biggest advantages of these two become much less relevant.

 

And that's just one example - the tX ships tend to be a bit better balanced than on some other tiers, meaning that the "best" ones can only be identified once the meta shapes up a bit already. In the beginning it will be chaos where anything goes.

 

Still, the ships I'm expecting to pop up a lot (and with much success) would be

 - Moskva (long-range Radar, tanky, can perform no matter what the MM brings)

 - Gearing (great in knife-fights, has long, reasonably stealthy torps to surprise enemies from unexpected angles AND can protect herself from CV strikes)

 - Hakuryu (now that Midway loses the hangar advantage, Haku will probably reign supreme in Ranked since she can get significantly more air presence with all these planes, allowing for more spotting and such)

 

I won't speak for BBs because I have very little high tier experience with them (and, in fact, zero tier 10 experience).

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at first place depends on meta...than it may be...

...Radartour....YY...Shima....Grozo( if CV in queue)

 

but ofc it may be DesMo all day, DesMo all night xD

as always i will play at least 1 battle with every ship in TX

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Can't go wrong with gearing. I will be playing very little ranked, if at all, but if played well the gearing can adapt to any situation. 

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Conq, GK, Yamato for tier Xs, sadly don't have any tier X DDs and radar CAs, yet. As for the VIIIs - Kidd, Lo Yang, Amagi, Alabama... Bismarck and Tirpitz I'll leave for the others :Smile_trollface:

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Gearing, because it works in every situation..... That said I am little worried that CV's are too powerful for ranked in T10..

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I fear that Gearing will lose out in the cap fights.

 

- Z52 long range hydro

- YueYang radar option / endless smoke

- Shima has better concealment and can saturate an area with torps

 

Really what does the Gearing bring to the table for ranked except long range torps and harassing BB from smoke?

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58 minutes ago, Kenliero said:

Gearing, because it works in every situation..... That said I am little worried that CV's are too powerful for ranked in T10..

gearing is tooo slowwwww and the AA is meh......Grozovoichik....

with DefAA ofc

GrozoAA.jpg.e838a278ee8da74bcbf795e7f8b88fd9.jpg

 

@walter3kurtz Gearing can eat APshells :Smile_trollface:

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If I decide to play ranked I would use this ship

 

T8:

  • Loyang
  • Chapy (if I decide to play cruisers)
  • Mogami (if I decide to play cruisers)
  • Edinburgh (with radar again only if I decide to play cruisers)

T10:

  • YY
  • Z-52

Don't know if this optimal choice but this is the best I currently have. YY and Z-52 are my only two T10 ship so no much choice there.

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1 hour ago, _VAMPA_ said:

gearing is tooo slowwwww and the AA is meh......Grozovoichik....

with DefAA ofc

GrozoAA.jpg.e838a278ee8da74bcbf795e7f8b88fd9.jpg

 

@walter3kurtz Gearing can eat APshells :Smile_trollface:

I am actually leaning on using Yueyang. I like that low profilr

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Yue is a beast in CB. But in Ranked, losing the smoke for the radar may be harsh.

 

I'm leaning on Z-52 being the best choice. Provided you did the grind, something not that many players did.

 

Tier X doesn't have bad ship anyway, so any pick is a good pick.

 

I'll try mostly Montana/République/Moskva/Hinden on my end. I don't think I'll play Yamato much, I'd rather train at using my Monty and République in a 7v7 environment.

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T8 - Akizuki and or Harekaze, maybe Mogami, Alabama, NC.

T10 - only have Mino, Shima and Zao, but should have DM in time, so probably DM/Shima, maybe, maybe Mino.

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27 minutes ago, Kenliero said:

I am actually leaning on using Yueyang. I like that low profilr

last week i cant get a win in mine.......

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Personally I will go with  Hindenburg, DM, Gearing and Z-52. But, I'll have to play some rounds to see which will be worth it eventually.

 

For the lower tiers I will choose Kutuzov, LoYang and Prinz Eugen. No matter what the MM will be, I'll still go with those for comfort reasons.

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Hmm... I only have the Kebab at tier 10. Oh well, how bad could it be?

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Straight up toss between Yue Yang and Z52 I think.

 

YY having DWT and radar vs smoke choice is actually weaker I'd argue as you can't nuke other DDs and you can't escape in a smoke if you take radar.

 

Z52 is an all round excellent package. Has fairly poor gun DPM but that's what team mates are for lol 

 

All T10 DDs take brutal damage from BB AP as my CW experience has shown...

 

Otherwise Monty is a good choice for a BB as it's one of the few BB that is genuinely reliable in regards to gun dispersion and handling which might be important in clutch situations.

 

DM is likely the most viable Cruiser. Radar, epic AA, crazy firepower... Radar Mino might be fun but it would depend on the map rotation. Might be a viable choice if you hate CVs for the epic AA bubble.

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1 hour ago, Runegrem said:

Hmm... I only have the Kebab at tier 10. Oh well, how bad could it be?

I think if we should see DD heavy meta she is viable. If not, then not so much I guess.

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2 hours ago, FallOutBoi said:

I think if we should see DD heavy meta she is viable. If not, then not so much I guess.

Well, a quick glance through this thread seems to indicate it will be.

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Lots of cruisers? Monty (stop laughing, as slim as it is there is a chance that we'll actually see some cruisers for once)

Lots of BBs? Conq would probably be easier.

Lots of Conquerors? Well, I guess I could dust off the Yamato

 

CVs are rare anyway, and both of the above i'd rate more or less equal against DDs.

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11 hours ago, _VAMPA_ said:

Grozo( if CV in queue)

 

7 hours ago, _VAMPA_ said:

gearing is tooo slowwwww and the AA is meh......Grozovoichik....

with DefAA ofc

GrozoAA.jpg.e838a278ee8da74bcbf795e7f8b88fd9.jpg

 

@walter3kurtz Gearing can eat APshells :Smile_trollface:

 

Gearing AA is not much worse.

And you get torpedoes that can actually outrange all those radars at TX. 

 

Grozo is fat too, so it will not eat less damage. At least Gearing has that 21mm armor zone, which can shatter DD HE shells. 

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1 hour ago, _Helmut_Kohl_ said:

 

 

Gearing AA is not much worse.

And you get torpedoes that can actually outrange all those radars at TX. 

 

Grozo is fat too, so it will not eat less damage. At least Gearing has that 21mm armor zone, which can shatter DD HE shells. 

yup they are "same" :Smile_trollface:

GearingAA.jpg.51ffc67b52960ccf58fa65bf294d04e8.jpg

185 dps less on midrange (go try that is 30% less killed birds)
not to mention slower boat with 3.8knots...
and that 21mm plate is really great shatters AP shells near perfectly...lucky u if u met Z52

 

and i saw the maps. you need fast DD Grozo-Shima...ofc Khaba but Khaba eats DDslot (not very smart idea).

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11 minutes ago, _VAMPA_ said:

185 dps less on midrange 

 

That makes no difference at TX. 

The torpedo range does. 

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1 minute ago, _Helmut_Kohl_ said:

 

That makes no difference at TX. 

The torpedo range does. 

:Smile_facepalm:

 

ok......

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