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is DE+AFT+MAA reasonable for a Cleveland captain

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Hi all, I am wondering if it is ok for me to train my Cleveland captain with Demolition expert, Advanced Firing Training and Manual Anti Aircraft (I am wondering about the effectiveness of this build). I've posted a thread like this before about 2 months earlier about AFT+DE vs CE. But after a while considering I've figured that my play style with the Cleveland does not benefit from concealment expert. As of the moment I primarily escort German battleships and maybe escort battleships from other nations if they need my AA or is being threatened by a destroyer. I escort German BBs because they provides me with protection and the German BB also benefit from the Cleveland. Insane AA, excellent ship for anti DD operation and rather good guns for fire support. This is why I am intending to chose DE+AFT+MAA. DE, self explanatory. AFT+MAA because I know that German BBs wouldn't mind being backed off with additional AA. MAA because I've seen CV flying planes within my long range AA coverage and more often than not, they will come out unscathed, yeah, not gonna happen with MAA. 

 

Another reason for these 3 skills is because I prefer my ship to be versatile, a stealth build is too specific in my opinion I would rather to have a bit more versatility than to have lower detection range.

 

So what do everything, do you all think that I would benefit more from a stealth build or with my my versatility build ?.

And I would also encourage everyone to try to div up with a German division mate or just escort a German BB in a game. I've been finding this tactic to be rather effective and I would like to see if other people also benefit from this tactic.

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I think at T6, your 3x4 build is better than concealment build. Only thing you could reconsider is MAA only affects guns above 70mm, which is not many in cleveland. Going for BFT/BoS (depending on what you have) + another damage control type skill would be better.

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Yea, at low-mid tier, concealment isn't that important. Also there are lots of CVs at those tiers so your build might be better if it's specifically for Cleveland.

 

But if you're also using that captain for New Orleans and up, definitely get CE.

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I think at T6, your 3x4 build is better than concealment build. Only thing you could reconsider is MAA only affects guns above 70mm, which is not many in cleveland. Going for BFT/BoS (depending on what you have) + another damage control type skill would be better.

 

but i try 2 version of my cleveland 

 

the first build is i get MAA without AFT, and when i use defensive fire AA consumable, it make all planes wiped out

 

the second build is AFT and i found out i kill planes not as many as when i use MAA

 

the current build is MAA + AFT and yeah.. she rocks!!! easily get 16 planes kill in 1 defensive fire, wipe out all 1 FT, 1 DB and 2 TB  easily.... 

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i spec mine to AA

 

since the guns dont have long range and shell arc takes a trip to the moon before coming down so i play by escorting bb and it's great..i help bb deleting planes so bb wont die..close the distance bb tank damage and i get some hits on enemy ships

 

if i wana hunt dd set fire from far and be the annoying ship i got budyonny to do the job

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