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Experience so far in my new KM destroyers

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First of all, I would like to thank all the people that gave me advice on which tech tree line to start first. In the end, I decided on the KM destroyers because they looked nice compared to the other nations except russian ones cause they look nice too but they play as a destroyer role too poorly for me to try them out yet.

So my first ship was the Hermelin........ nothing too special, just a tier 1 after all. 

Then Dresden came along and it was horrible to play it. *Enjoyment level C*

 

After that the V-25, G-101 and finally the V-170 was a little bit pain to play because the torp angle on them was terrible except the front one. The front one made torpedo rushing fun. Overall it was mediocre. *Enjoyment level C+*
 

And then came the T-22........ and it was a ton of fun! 6 torpedos that I can launch quick with decent stealth torp range. It was a nice break from the previous tiers. I seen many review saying it is a bad ship but in my opinion, it was wonderful. Just the start of something glorious. *Enjoyment level A*

 

Gaede and HER big guns were very lovely to use against cruisers and citadeling them. Ahhhh. Played only one match in it though before using the 80k free exp I got from the referral code and going into the next one. *Enjoyment level Need more data*

 

This ship was the start of the true KM destroyers in my opinion. With its 5 guns and quick reload on both torpedos and guns, the Leberecht Maass was really fun to play. The guns absolutely obliterated any kind of destroyers with ease (subjective to change) and made capping so easy with hydro and smoke combo. *Enjoyment level A+*

 

The next ship, Z 23 also had the big guns available just like Gaede. At first seeing that it had only 4 guns made me go what is this nonsense but when i upgraded to the big guns, the front one had become double gun turret with 150mm caliber! It blew my mind away at how incredible it looked!!! Such a beautiful turret with a 30 mm frontal plating! But one thing I hated encountering the most in this ship was either kagerou or yuugumo and their ridiculous low detection range. Make life so much harder if they are cap contesting me. But I have no problem destroying either of them when I see them.

 

I would like to thank you all for all the helpful suggestions that you people have given me. :D Makes me hard to believe that KM destroyers are not considered the best destroyers compared to others. Like how the Maass has 5 guns with 4 second reloads and the Mahan also has like 4 second reloads except that Maass has so much more HP too with such good torpedos.

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Glad you like the KM DDs.. I too love them Very much. Do not underestimate the power of german AP. It has the power to melt away Russian DDs because Russian DDs from tier 8 to 10 are thick and prone to AP damage

 

When you get to Z46 and Z52 (my current favorites) you will see how useful sonar is when capping. And your AP is strong enough to devastate CAs when you aim for the superstructure. Just learn when to switch to HE when needed

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Yes they're not the best, but they are decent on all aspects of DD play. I stop at Gaede because I like the brute USN play style more. If you would like specialized DD roles, I recommend the Soviet and American Lines

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I also dont think the short smoke is that bad when you have hydro to keep you safe from torpedos unlike other nations :D

 

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I hated encountering the most in this ship was either kagerou or yuugumo and their ridiculous low detection range. Make life so much harder if they are cap contesting me.

 

no no, that s IJN DDs :trollface:

another love for KM DDs :D

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And then came the T-22........ and it was a ton of fun! 6 torpedos that I can launch quick with decent stealth torp range. It was a nice break from the previous tiers. I seen many review saying it is a bad ship but in my opinion, it was wonderful. Just the start of something glorious. *Enjoyment level A*

 

I knew I was not alone. It can be a good ship. 

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I would agree that the KM DDs are fun, but uh, I got off at the Leberecht Maass and have moved on to the KM CAs. I think it's quite sad to see that no one wants to play the KM DDs as much as they do those disgusting Russian DDs.

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I would agree that the KM DDs are fun, but uh, I got off at the Leberecht Maass and have moved on to the KM CAs. I think it's quite sad to see that no one wants to play the KM DDs as much as they do those disgusting Russian DDs.

 

True

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Z46 the best KM DD !!

 

As good as Fletcher and not trap boat like other KM DD !!!

 

Getting z 46 soon but all not trap!

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