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USS Kidd - the new Atlanta AA like-DD

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So this thing have alot of AA battery, but has only one quintuple torpedo tube

so this is mostly a small Atlanta with MOAR DAKKA   Long Range AA Guns, Mid Range AA Guns and few Short-Range AA Guns.

This thing will carry unlimited Defensive AA Fire consumable like the Atlanta does

 

 

What's next? A Premium Fletcher-class DD with Catapult-Launched Aircraft?  :hiding:

 TOTALLY INTERESTED :red_button:

 

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It's got slightly more mid-range AA than a Fletcher, but that's all.  Initial stats have it with one launcher of Benson torps at tier 8.  It will need improvements to be on par with Benson in it's current iteration.

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Hmmm.... My fletcher has an AA build of 74+ with range of 7k because of the Dual purpose guns.  if i remember correctly...very effective against Tier 8 - 9 CVs

 

If Kidd has the same performance of Fletcher at tier8....

 

Wow... Just wow... Ima gonna replace my pathetic benson

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Hmmm.... My fletcher has an AA build of 74+ with range of 7k because of the Dual purpose guns.  if i remember correctly...very effective against Tier 8 - 9 CVs

 

If Kidd has the same performance of Fletcher at tier8....

 

Wow... Just wow... Ima gonna replace my pathetic benson

 

USS Kidd got about More Bofors Mk1, so it'll beat any Fletcher class with AA Guns

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23 minutes ago, Alvin1020 said:

Flamu and iChase had previews b4.

 

 

 

TL;DW

 

Only one launcher, DFAA with 5 main turrets. Underperforming in random, but solid in training-room competitive plays where winning is much more important than damage.

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7 minutes ago, Admiral_Neptulussus said:

 

TL;DW

 

Only one launcher, DFAA with 5 main turrets. Underperforming in random, but solid in training-room competitive plays where winning is much more important than damage.

From what I heard Kidd now gets a repair party consumable in a separate slot.

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2 hours ago, _Halcyon said:

From what I heard Kidd now gets a repair party consumable in a separate slot.

So it Replaces Smoke Generator, hmmm

how much kilometer and knots does the torpedo has? 12km?

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2 hours ago, BIGCOREMKP0I said:

So it Replaces Smoke Generator, hmmm

how much kilometer and knots does the torpedo has? 12km?

Separate slot, does not take away the smoke, doesn't take away anything.

 

IIRC the torps are upgraded Benson torps

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31 minutes ago, _Halcyon said:

Separate slot, does not take away the smoke, doesn't take away anything.

 

IIRC the torps are upgraded Benson torps

 

So it's the RNCL-like with long duration, "smear-able" smoke screen, and no citadel.

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I'm going to try breaking this down and see how it plays different roles compared to other ships.

 

It's a pretty good little ship from what I see here. I have experience in the USS Sims and the Atlanta so I'll try and take some guesses and list some possible pros and cons.

 

Pros

+ Can deal decent damage with those guns. (Sims with 4 guns can whittle down non-DDs with fires and superstructure pens pretty good already)

+ Atlanta-like AA means CV will have a hard time keeping you lighted up. You can surprise enemy planes that are attacking your teammates and UTTERLY DESTROY those planes

 

Cons

- Shit torps. Single torps means anything shot from range will only hit is the target doesn't WASD at all

 

So basically an Atlanta with higher survivability in exchange for lower damage output.

 

Better damage output than a Lo Yang, but Lo Yang gets hydro which tips the scale a lot in anti-DD combat.

 

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single torp launcher - that use benson torps

thats alone already make my eye frowned

 

In competitive it might good somewhat where you just need to smoke, but on other mode

meh...

if she have Fletcher torps, it maybe can become moderate premium shipfu

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Repair Party on a US DD, Strange.

In other terms, Kidd is still underpowered, her knots are only 31.9 knots like the Akizuki (mostly speed was sacrified and add more AA Guns)

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Still underpowered even with the separate repair party.  It needs Fletcher torps and reload to be close to balanced imo.  Only one launcher is a massive penalty.

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