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Kleiss

anyone sold their kagero yet

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0.5.6

...it's really painful now, every time i try to cap i get driven out by a benson or fletcher. my average damage in this ship now hovers between 15k-22k.

 

my torp reloads are so damn long i can't afford to miss a single shot, and when my target is an agile USN DD, it's become a pipe dream.

 

combined with the buffed vigilance and torp nerfs, and...radar.

 

sometimes i really wonder why i upgraded to the kagero from the fubuki, which is now pretty dominant due to the faster reload and extra launcher for spread correction.

 

anyone sold it yet? do share your thoughts too. and before you accuse me of whining, PLEASE PLAY THE GODDAMN SHIP FIRST.

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it's not that simple at high tiers. i torp them to force them out as they're always the first thing i meet. u can't tell me to "go for the bbs" it's really not that easy. as long as these things live they can easily deny me the cap and a chance at the battleships

 

moving back to topic, are you selling the kagero? or are you going to hold on to it? and why?

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yer I got really mad at my Fubuki an sold it stupidly. Cos I was getting eaten alive by USN DD's. I didn't know at time that they are basically gunboats on crack. lol... I was constantly trying to out gun them while getting torps on them at the cap, an loosing badly.

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I wasn't sure on Fletcher till I watched one fo the top DD guys on youtube. He Utterly crushed everyone on map. I think at end he was 6 kills up, an had dominated the map. Was watching a jingles video....Not to mention the Gearing an 40 torps at once....

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Gearing even have better Torpedo Value than Shimakaze (debatable) and Kagerou

Fubuki and tier 5 and lower still the better ship

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As a Shimakaze owner, I'll tell you to stop wasting time and go grind that Fletcher/Gearing now. IJN DDs just cannot compete with US DDs for caps. We just melt under those high rof guns.

 

Caps are a surefire way of meeting a Gearing or Fletcher and dying in the first minutes of a game. But if I don't cap, no one else will cap and we lose the game anyway. Solution? Play US DD. High tier IJN DDs holds no real advantage over high tier US DDs anyways. Not even that extra 5 torpedo per salvo for the Shimakaze is worth it.

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As a Shimakaze owner, I'll tell you to stop wasting time and go grind that Fletcher/Gearing now. IJN DDs just cannot compete with US DDs for caps. We just melt under those high rof guns.

 

Caps are a surefire way of meeting a Gearing or Fletcher and dying in the first minutes of a game. But if I don't cap, no one else will cap and we lose the game anyway. Solution? Play US DD. High tier IJN DDs holds no real advantage over high tier US DDs anyways. Not even that extra 5 torpedo per salvo for the Shimakaze is worth it.

 

exactly what i meant...

STILL on the nicholas now, grinding my way up slowly...

i'll hold on to the kagero and try out 16km torps. maybe i'll score a lucky hit or two, but hey it's better than not hitting anything and dying for nothing, yeah?

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exactly what i meant...

STILL on the nicholas now, grinding my way up slowly...

i'll hold on to the kagero and try out 16km torps. maybe i'll score a lucky hit or two, but hey it's better than not hitting anything and dying for nothing, yeah?

 

Smart decision. I'm still farming credits for my Benson. Let us farm the salty tears of IJN DDs everywhere.

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Speaking of IJN DD line, I really love the Kagero and she is the best DD you can have. The ship is very agile and small unlike Shimakaze, with Type F3 torpedo plus best concealment in end tier game is what you want for torpedo runs.

 

But yeah in a battle, you will not want to have any IJN DD in your team.

 

Right now, USN Tier 8 9 10 DD are the DD kings in all aspect.

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But if I don't cap, no one else will cap and we lose the game anyway. Solution? Play US DD.

 

+1'ed

I love your thinking. Unlike the guy on the other thread saying he can't fight USN DD then stay back and no cap, what an irresponsible guy to the team.

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I love your thinking. Unlike the guy on the other thread saying he can't fight USN DD then stay back and no cap, what an irresponsible guy to the team.

 

Thats why my Fubuki is Gunboat set-up :trollface: 

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Speaking of IJN DD line, I really love the Kagero and she is the best DD you can have. The ship is very agile and small unlike Shimakaze, with Type F3 torpedo plus best concealment in end tier game is what you want for torpedo runs.

 

But yeah in a battle, you will not want to have any IJN DD in your team.

 

Right now, USN Tier 8 9 10 DD are the DD kings in all aspect.

 

Don't forget the max concealment Khabarovsk. 7.9km concealment. It can take on a gearing. 

 

Btw is the gearing that good? I have it unlocked but no desire to buy it. A max concealed Fletcher is very powerful even in tier 10 games. 

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Don't forget the max concealment Khabarovsk. 7.9km concealment. It can take on a gearing. 

 

Btw is the gearing that good? I have it unlocked but no desire to buy it. A max concealed Fletcher is very powerful even in tier 10 games. 

 

it...needs a buff or sidegrade, tweaking, w/e. It's a more accurate fletcher due to closely mounted dual guns. It's monstrous, but suffers from the same treatment as montana: why play gearing when i can just play fletcher?
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AS an owner of a bucky, I don't go up against enemy US/RU DDs, it's a death wish. However I love keeping them spotted so my allied cruisers melt them.

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sell it and move on to USN side. this is WG's balancing technique: "make an overpowered nation so crap and make the crap nation overpowered so we have to balance it out again in the future!"

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AS an owner of a bucky, I don't go up against enemy US/RU DDs, it's a death wish. However I love keeping them spotted so my allied cruisers melt them.

 

kagero meta and fubuki meta is totally different.

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well i have the kagero researched already, but i dont have the credits to buy her, and looking from all the negative posts I've been seeing, i think i' just gonna stick with my Fletcher, i think i'll get the historical camo on her since Fetchers sink a lot thanks to dog-fighting with other DDs and that can go south real quick and IX ships are quite expensive to play

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Honestly, im kinda been spoilt by US and RU DD gameplay, which employs superior gunboat tactics. 

 

When i play IJN DD, i wanna fall asleep. 

 

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UPDATE: I'm running F3 @ 8km now.

 

There isn't much improvement in playstyle, but at least it's a lot more fun

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I'm try to get used to 8km torp too,

but... most of the time, I got spot and shot to death/near-death by enemy US/RUDD and CA

 

main reason why I can't play kagero like minekaze was it slower that other nation DD counterpart =w=

once got spot, there was no escape..... smoke time!

 

 

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I'm try to get used to 8km torp too,

but... most of the time, I got spot and shot to death/near-death by enemy US/RUDD and CA

 

main reason why I can't play kagero like minekaze was it slower that other nation DD counterpart =w=

once got spot, there was no escape..... smoke time!

 

You got Concealment Expert ?

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