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How to Amagi?

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Amagi is best played as a Kiting ship. You are extremely tough when you angle against same tier battleships, but that also severely reduces your effective firepower. Your secondaries are next to useless thanks to the fact that they are mostly AP. Your AA is pretty good against CVs up to tier 8s, but won't save you from a CV focus. With Amagi, your primary target is deal with cruisers since you have very good guns at T8 and 10 of them. Amagi is played like a heavy armored cruiser, kiting away for most part. Use the great speed to your advantage. Be careful though, she is not as agile as NC or Bismarck / Tirpitz.

As for captain build, go for stealth, survival perks. Since you are taking the captain upwards, other builds do not make much sense for IJN battleships next on the line, i.e. Izumo and Yamato.

For ship upgrades, go for accuracy and concealment.

Shell type wise, Amagi was the real HE spammer BB before UK BBs were introduced. But the AP is extremely good too. In short, you play from a bit further range than NC or Bismarck, you can effectively use both AP and HE, you have the speed to change flanks as needed, do not try to brawl much, she is not effective brawler.

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On 12/30/2017 at 12:38 AM, MatterCore said:

 

On 12/30/2017 at 12:55 PM, LordTyphoon said:

Angle

 

6 hours ago, S4pp3R said:

Quintessential BB play really...

As stated above, angling is key

 

16 minutes ago, icy_phoenix said:

Amagi is best played as a Kiting ship. You are extremely tough when you angle against same tier battleships, but that also severely reduces your effective firepower. Your secondaries are next to useless thanks to the fact that they are mostly AP. Your AA is pretty good against CVs up to tier 8s, but won't save you from a CV focus. With Amagi, your primary target is deal with cruisers since you have very good guns at T8 and 10 of them. Amagi is played like a heavy armored cruiser, kiting away for most part. Use the great speed to your advantage. Be careful though, she is not as agile as NC or Bismarck / Tirpitz.

As for captain build, go for stealth, survival perks. Since you are taking the captain upwards, other builds do not make much sense for IJN battleships next on the line, i.e. Izumo and Yamato.

For ship upgrades, go for accuracy and concealment.

Shell type wise, Amagi was the real HE spammer BB before UK BBs were introduced. But the AP is extremely good too. In short, you play from a bit further range than NC or Bismarck, you can effectively use both AP and HE, you have the speed to change flanks as needed, do not try to brawl much, she is not effective brawler.

Alrighty,thanks for the tips!

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4 hours ago, Gummilicious said:

 

 

 

Alrighty,thanks for the tips!

Kudos for acknowledging everyone, we don't see much of it around here so as reward I'll give you some in-depth advice...

Don't angle for the 3rd gun unless you are firing it, it's arc is worse. Instead angle so that you can almost fire the 4/5 guns. Use your front guns ALL the time, they should always be on reload.

Spec concealment/beserker, travel at 1/4-1/2 when hidden, travel at full before turning or when spotted. 

Always plan your move ahead giving consideration to all torp threats.

You have trollish citadels and can carry T10 matches if you can live.

You are deadly at anything under 15km, your concealment is less than that (about 13ish) - use it.

If you can aim, angle and position, you are a force multiplier.

 

Goodluck

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1 hour ago, S4pp3R said:

 

Don't angle for the 3rd gun unless you are firing it, it's arc is worse. Instead angle so that you can almost fire the 4/5 guns. Use your front guns ALL the time, they should always be on reload.

Spec concealment/beserker, travel at 1/4-1/2 when hidden, travel at full before turning or when spotted. 

Always plan your move ahead giving consideration to all torp threats.

You have trollish citadels and can carry T10 matches if you can live.

You are deadly at anything under 15km, your concealment is less than that (about 13ish) - use it.

If you can aim, angle and position, you are a force multiplier.

 

Goodluck

Alrighty, Will take note of that too

1 thing cant stand is how i overpen most of the time xD

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17 minutes ago, Gummilicious said:

Alrighty, Will take note of that too

1 thing cant stand is how i overpen most of the time xD

It'll happen, surprised as Naga-chan gets it way more...

Know your targets...

Seriously Amagi is GOD if you know what you're doing!

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