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Advice For High Tier Cruiser Gameplay With A Cleveland

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(I have read most of the guide on the Cleveland and how-to-high-tier guides available , but I need more and specific advice. Also most of the guide are pre 0.5.3 so I think I need a new guide.)

 

So yeah, can anyone give me advice on how to Cleveland on T8 MM?

I got Cleveland few days ago, but I recently got straight 10 loses with it and got thrown to mostly into T8 MM, so basically I got into the fight with the veterans.

So what I should and shouldnt, build, and captain skills for the Cleveland?

(I seems to get lots of fire too lol)

 

I only have 12 matches with the ships for now. But here are my gameplay style:

-Semi-angled long-ranged with BBs, CQC with anything else.

-Defensive for the first half, aggressive for later

-Torpedo dodging is quite good, so far only take 1 from all matches.

-Bow-ing the ship to the larger ships and shoot anyone that is closer.

 

Thats all I guess. :)

 

PS: How to counter by being focused by 4 BBs and the friendly BBs that I escorting already died? Should I charges into them in hoping to out-turn their guns (at 8-10 KM) or turn and run but at a cost by giving them the delicious broadside? (TBH I being a derp in that match and reverses my ship in hoping that friendly DDs will screens us but he melted down too quickly. So yeah...) :unsure:

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I played the Cleveland like an absolute potato so I can only share with you some captain skills. :D

 

- Situation Awareness (lets you know when you're spotted so you can safely turn if you're not, or if there's a destroyer within your detection range)

 

- Expert Marksman (even with the nerf it's quite helpful, especially with the upgraded guns that turn quite slowly compared to before)

 

- Vigilance (great if you're duelling destroyers fairly close by) or Superintendent (most carriers usually avoid you so you might not need the extra defensive fire)

 

- Demolition expert (set them fires and make BB players angry at you) or AFT (then again most carriers will tend to avoid Clevelands)

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Being bottom tier sucks especially in cleve, you just have to employ hit and run tactics - you can't really do much without getting deleted by even the norl and the mog

If it is a cv game just stick with your cv at all times

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 (most carriers usually avoid you so you might not need the extra defensive fire)

The amount of CV that avoid the flank that Cleveland is too damn high! :D

 

Being bottom tier sucks especially in cleve, you just have to employ hit and run tactics - you can't really do much without getting deleted by even the norl and the mog

If it is a cv game just stick with your cv at all times

Pretty much keep firing HE & spread the fire all over his ship. AP is not good.

not unless you are in 10 km and the other guy is showing a full broadside

 

Done that, manage to claw some victory last night. Whew...

Thanks!

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I'd say to use the Clevelands strength with its shell arc shooting from behind island cover.

T8, pretty much everything can wreck you 1v1. So just try to work with you team providing support fire.

 

PS. I usually don't worry too much about exposing the broadside to turn in the Cleveland, it's not an easy ship to citadel

 

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