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Best tier 10 cruiser

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Generally, for random battles below:

In division: DM

Des Moines excels with its insane AP and HE DPM, as well as radar consumable that lasts quite long.  While its armour layout is the worst of all T10 (except Minotaur), making it pretty squishy, it is maneuverable enough.  Its radar covers a decent range (10km) and has a 35s effect time, making it good at denying domination caps. It also has insane AA that literally creates 7.2km radius no-fly zones, which is extremely useful in divisions with CV.  While solo DM is a little challenging due to the need to maneuvre to cover to avoid taking damage, having a division with a Gearing (for smoke) and another ship to spot (Khaba, or CV) makes it a very potent contributor to winning the game.


Outside div: Zao

Zao is an extremely versatile ship, highly maneuverable with great armour layout, and great guns that deal both excellent HE alpha and good AP alpha.  High HE velocity enables it to hit maneuvering targets at range, and the concealment is excellent (10.8km with CE, no concealment mod).  Taking rudder mod 2 and rudder mod 3 also lowers the rudder shift time to 3.7s, which combined with its decent cornering speed makes dodging shells at 14-15km a breeze (for slower USN shells you can confidently didge them at 12km).  This ship excels at farming off enemy pushes while shellbeating. And boy it does shellbeat well.  Also, if you take a look in armour viewer you will find the upper belt of this ship very flared out, and having 30mm of upper belt and deck means bouncing shells at mid range is not difficult.  This thing can tank damage (tho Hindenburg can tank better).   Recommend getting rudder mod 2 and 3, and then taking with either range or RoF mod, depending on how confident you are at getting close.  

 

Generally speaking, more versatile ships win more games.  Cruisers with decent balance of maneuverability, concealment, protection, and firepower are typically the most versatile cruisers, and thus more likely to win games solo.  Having a ship that can draw aggro, do damage, kill planes (which all can if they take DFAA or spec for AA) gives you more tools at your disposal to help your team.  However in divisions it is all about the division.  In the case of Gearing/Khaba/DM it can support team (smoke and radar), deal damage (khaba and DM), draw aggro (Khaba), screen and spot for team (Gearing), provide AA (DM, Gearing) very well.  This greatly helps the team for wins.

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Yeah I have a div mate but he only plays sometimes and all the phoenix(which is what I am in at the moment) is one painful grind and It doesn't have very good damage right?? Because Panzerknacker doesn't have any like 300k damage games

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[MEGA]
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minotaur is the best defensive and CQC cruiser, it counters ALL ship classes, but only when in smoke or behind a island, and it gets countered itself quite easily by CA with radar, BBs with spotter planes, or DDs who spam your smoke with torpedoes, as for the DM... wait for haku to share his guide on  "how to get above 4k XP in a DM"

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Guys Montana or Großer kurfurst because 26 km sniping suck with the yamato

 

why the actual frack would anyone snipe at 26KM with a frigging yamato?

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Khabrako <content removed>

I got a three day ban for adding the same Russian swear word in the name of the Polish DD… So better change it b4 mod sees

 

Quote Updated.

~ADM_dude

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[AUSNZ]
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Well you can stop spamming the forum with 3 different threads of the same topic and grind for the Zao for incredible HE spam potential, It has an extremely low skill floor for basic use so right up anyone's alley or you can go for the Des Moine for a much harder ship to play but has AP so strong that it demolishes all T10 Cruisers with ease or the Minotaur in which case you are best off stopping at the Neptune which is utterly incredible. Can't tell you about the Hindy though.

 

Or here is a thought when the next PTR comes out do some grinding and try all the T10 Cruisers too see what you like the best.

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