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Benson Hull choices

Benson Hulls  

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  1. 1. Hull B or C?

    • Hull B
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    • Hull C
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I'm sure this has been asked a ton of times here or on other forums, but Googling hasn't yielded me much information on post-buff Benson hulls (the stuff I found was dated back in 2015, before the buff). Either way, pardon a humble scrub seeking advice :hiding:

 

I've just unlocked the Benson, and am currently in the process of grinding up the module upgrades. I'm on the fence for the choice of Hull B or C at the moment:

 

Hull B

+ You keep all 5 guns, hence your DPS

- Rudder Shift remains at 4 seconds

 

Hull C
+ Rudder Shift reduced to 2.7 seconds

+ Gains AA consumable (correct me if I'm wrong)

- Loses 1 gun

 

Losing 1 gun seems like a huge trade-off for me, but then there's the reduced rudder shift time to consider for tighter turns...

I'm currently grinding 3 lines ( USN DD, BB, and KM BBs), so I would want to avoid investing in both to try them out if possible. To save credits for the other two lines.

 

Please lend me your wisdom, Benson captains :honoring:

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Hull B for me, 4 seconds rudder shift isn't that horrible, and there's not much CV any more, so your AA doesn't always used.

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I take hull C for safety first  I afraid the planes will come nowhere to hit me

YES Planes will come from nowhere and get seen by DD

:nerv_fish:

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I still prefer the Hull B, coz CV players rarely attacks you.

Although Hull C is good which gives AA Consumables but like I said above, CV rarely attacks you. Unless you want to play BB escort & disrupt any planes or enemy destroyers attacking you or your allies.

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Hull B for me, 4 seconds rudder shift isn't that horrible, and there's not much CV any more, so your AA doesn't always used.

True, I was initially a little worried about the 4s rudder shift, but was still able to torpedo beat quite well in a game where a Taiho was out to get me.

 

Hull B rules !!!

 

- More guns pew pew all the ships !!!

- Speed boots for life !!!

- Set more fires !!!

- Burn all the enemy ships !!!

 

 

And B for Benson too, right? :teethhappy: 

 

I still prefer the Hull B, coz CV players rarely attacks you.

Although Hull C is good which gives AA Consumables but like I said above, CV rarely attacks you. Unless you want to play BB escort & disrupt any planes or enemy destroyers attacking you or your allies.

Given the current lack-of-CV-meta too, and what the others have said, I'm inclined to agree on the Hull B choice. Although it does suck in games where a CV plasters a fighter squad to you permenantly...

 

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Based on the player choices, and I actually intend to use it for Ranked battles (if they ever go back to T8), I think I'll ultimately stick with Hull B. Might visit Hull C in future when my finances permits it, but Hull B seems like the most optimal choice at this point in time, in this current meta 

 

Much appreciated everyone :honoring:

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Super Tester
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Having played the USS Benson (*Lo Yang) and outgunning B-hull Bensons using WASD hacks, I have to say that I'd prefer rudder shift over more guns.

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