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US Destroyers' Air Defence ability worth

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So I liked using the US DDs a lot. I really like their fast firing guns. but after going through the Farragut, I haven't really payed much attention to the Hull C of the DDs. the one thing i know is that i gives the ship a substantially more effective AA armament and also the Air defense ability, but in exchange, it also removes a gun on the ship.

My question is that if the extra AA and the ability worth for the sacrifice of 1 main gun?

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So I liked using the US DDs a lot. I really like their fast firing guns. but after going through the Farragut, I haven't really payed much attention to the Hull C of the DDs. the one thing i know is that i gives the ship a substantially more effective AA armament and also the Air defense ability, but in exchange, it also removes a gun on the ship.

My question is that if the extra AA and the ability worth for the sacrifice of 1 main gun?

I would say never.....

One turret firepower is not that small as you think when it comes to DD.

 

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Simple Answer is it depends upon you how you want to play your DD Farragut is a Gun boat so It's main strength is it's guns Sacrifice one gun for AA defence is not a good idea( This is my opinion tho)

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So I liked using the US DDs a lot. I really like their fast firing guns. but after going through the Farragut, I haven't really payed much attention to the Hull C of the DDs. the one thing i know is that i gives the ship a substantially more effective AA armament and also the Air defense ability, but in exchange, it also removes a gun on the ship.

My question is that if the extra AA and the ability worth for the sacrifice of 1 main gun?

 

No, but you don't get good AA until Fletcher anyways (which doesn't need to sacrifice guns for AA).

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not worth it. evading on usn DD is like a walk in a park because they have good ruddershift and turning circle. not to mention there are very few CV around since the last update hit their economy really hard.

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Think.

 

It's the loss of a single turret.

But you can set CV strikes by 2-3 minutes and give them practically no damage because their bombers are panicked.

 

In exchange, you lose approximately 20% of your DPS.

 

Either option is good, but the AA configuration makes CV players very salty.

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worth?

I play Shokaku and Sim shot down my planes with AA burst 3-4 planes

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If there were CVs in every game, then yeah, they would be good options, otherwise not really worth it in random or ranked. I understand that they are a must for team battles though.

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Basically, it makes you stronger against aerial threats and you won't need to waste smoke, retreated into allies, or get rerouted by the bombers. Obviously not that useful when CV not present, but it can change from blowb up by a crossdrop to CV says some legit "beautiful" words

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I would say, if u div with a CV player, select the AA hull and premium AADF :teethhappy:

otherwise dont sacrifice the turret

 

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So I liked using the US DDs a lot. I really like their fast firing guns. but after going through the Farragut, I haven't really payed much attention to the Hull C of the DDs. the one thing i know is that i gives the ship a substantially more effective AA armament and also the Air defense ability, but in exchange, it also removes a gun on the ship.

My question is that if the extra AA and the ability worth for the sacrifice of 1 main gun?

 

IMO

Yes - Sims, Fletcher, Gearing

No - Others

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If you're divisioned with a carrier player, it's pretty worth it to piss off the enemy carrier. If you're not, though, not really worth running.

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mahan and below = Nope

sims fletcher gearing = Yes

benson is conditional, tough its pretty usefull sometimes. u can't snowball hard with 4 gun setup tough.

but if u div with CV mates, or there is a lot of CV in queue. taking AA hull+DFAA will worth it

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I would say, if u div with a CV player, select the AA hull and premium AADF :teethhappy:

otherwise dont sacrifice the turret

 

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I would say, if u div with a CV player, select the AA hull and premium AADF :teethhappy:

otherwise dont sacrifice the turret

 

shot-16.10.11_02.20.12-0615.jpg

 

 

I stopped playing Amagi when R3negade is on CV, I just take my NC.

 

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mahan and below = Nope

sims fletcher gearing = Yes

benson is conditional, tough its pretty usefull sometimes. u can't snowball hard with 4 gun setup tough.

but if u div with CV mates, or there is a lot of CV in queue. taking AA hull+DFAA will worth it

 

for sure Fletcher AA is very good, Fletcher shot my planes lot (10-15 planes)

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