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Consumable Choice : Hydro or DFAA?

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Well my La Gasolina isn't similar as my Dallas which can mount Hydro + Catapult F + DFAA. It either Hydro or DFAA. I plan to bring my La Gasolina to random game after few trials in CO-OP. My playstyle is support allies DD at Frontline, if focus fire, i will disengage with engine boost and CE, that's the reason i need hydro to spot incoming Torpedoes but i met quite a lot of CVs at Tier 6 random battle when i was playing my NM and QE. 

 

Second Question is, i got Engine Boost special upgrade from SC last time and i realise it take up the Steering Gear slot, French cruiser seems prone to steering gear failure. But i need Engine Boost to disengage. 

 

Ps: i am still bad at Cruiser gameplay. 

 

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La Glass is the most crap Cruiser in the line before buff... but here is the catch

 

1. dont engange enemy in close range, you camp at max range.... hydro is useless

2. you dont need expert marksman on La Glass, PICK Last Stand. every french CA have already faster Traverse speed

3. its AA is second to the cleveland AA when its still T6, so AADF is more recommended.... now La Glass have basically strongest tech tree T6 AA

4. RDF is gud skill after CE, you have 9km  to torp silly DD with RDF... also with RDF you dont even need Hydro lol. as you already know the directionof incoming torpedo. its also can be used to catch some DD at late game.

5. IFHE is not needed if you planning to continue the tech tree.... Algerie and above already bring 203mm

its usefull for La Glass..... 

 

ITS WEAK, prone to citadel.... just avoid getting targeted by enemy BB

grind it asap and forget it already

 

if you feel noob playing this ship, wait till you get Charles Martel and above....

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Mid tier ships should always carry DFAA. You see CVs every other match. If you are not sleeping in a match, you should never need hydro on a long range cruiser. Think about this way, you can dodge torps easily just by being careful and doing some calculation on top of your head. But nothing can save you from a CV except that DFAA. Are you willing to take that chance.

2nd point: DO NOT use special mods on mid tier ships unless you have tons of doubloons to demount them over and over. That speed boost mod is a must for Khabarovsk. 

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Mid Tier Cruisers :

Hydro for Manly Man : Mr.-Torgue.png

 

DFAA for Cheeky Breeki : 835f7e3cec1d9182c5056744c250639e1dbf27ed ( ICY PHOENIX USE )

 

La Gal, Dallas , Budyonny , Bepis ( Pensacola ) , Aoba , Molotov , De Grasse , Admiral Makarov , Graf Spee and Nurnberg Applied here.

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8 minutes ago, LawrenceXVIII said:

Mid Tier Cruisers :

Hydro for Manly Man : Mr.-Torgue.png

 

DFAA for Cheeky Breeki : 835f7e3cec1d9182c5056744c250639e1dbf27ed ( ICY PHOENIX USE )

 

La Gal, Dallas , Budyonny , Bepis ( Pensacola ) , Aoba , Molotov , De Grasse , Admiral Makarov , Graf Spee and Nurnberg Applied here.

The Yuro Reference got me in laughter hahaha

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I still keep DFAA on most tier 6 that have it. CV is still a very common problem at that tier , and if a good one is helming it , you are basically free kill without one. Tier 7 is mostly Saipan , deal good damage , but not fatal.

Aside from that , in tier 8 you should still keep DFAA , Zep can one shot kill most things it encounter. Lexi and Shou are dangerous , but you should get out alive if you maneuver , same for Enterprise.

At tier 10 , some ships should mount DFAA since they wont use hydro most of the time , like Zao for example. Tier 10 CV is rare , but if you walk into a match without DFAA , you will be first blooded pretty soon.

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59 minutes ago, legionary2099 said:

I still keep DFAA on most tier 6 that have it. CV is still a very common problem at that tier , and if a good one is helming it , you are basically free kill without one. Tier 7 is mostly Saipan , deal good damage , but not fatal.

Aside from that , in tier 8 you should still keep DFAA , Zep can one shot kill most things it encounter. Lexi and Shou are dangerous , but you should get out alive if you maneuver , same for Enterprise.

At tier 10 , some ships should mount DFAA since they wont use hydro most of the time , like Zao for example. Tier 10 CV is rare , but if you walk into a match without DFAA , you will be first blooded pretty soon.

So basically DFAA is a must for cruiser then. Never met a Graf Zep, but I met Nobillium a lot in Colorado, those AP bomb peel off 20k health per volley. 

 

Wonder if new RN CV has short fuse AP bomb, and that would be a nightmare. 

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12 minutes ago, waichung1823 said:

but I met Shokaku a lot in Colorado, those AP bomb

You meant, Lexington? Shokaku doesn't have AP bombs IIRC. More importantly, AP bombs do not hurt US BBs much. I might be slightly wrong though, I do not play CV.

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4 minutes ago, icy_phoenix said:

You meant, Lexington? Shokaku doesn't have AP bombs IIRC. More importantly, AP bombs do not hurt US BBs much. I might be slightly wrong though, I do not play CV.

Ah my mistake Lexington it was,  probably, RNG are strong in him, i saw the damage peel off when the bomb drop directly on my deck, 20k....Zzz

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DFAA, always. Like Icy said, with some map awareness you don't really need hydro to dodge torps. Hydro is only really needed if you are planning to push into smokes a lot. If you want to use hydro at the very least pick the catapult fighter.

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