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Bismarck build options

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I am going up the German BB line and building a captain specifically for Bismarck. 

The CV changes could have affected the popularity of the two different builds for Bismarck.

In the face of current CV gameplay and meta, would you pick a secondary or AA build?

I personally see myself meeting 2 CVs regularly, but I want to spec into the German line specialty.

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Ditch secondary build, you will not survive until you can use the secondaries effectively, otherwise you can get both but sacrifice your concealment which might affect your survival rate even more.

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1 hour ago, Vio_Strygun said:

Ditch secondary build, you will not survive until you can use the secondaries effectively, otherwise you can get both but sacrifice your concealment which might affect your survival rate even more.

I am currently at Konig(Great pleasure to play) and I have premium account and loads of commander exp camos, so training up a commander to at least 10 should not be too hard.

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If you're gonna continue using the capt for the FDG or GK, then survivability build, too much HE spamming to use the Secondary build.

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I run Bismark with survivability build, but I might switch to full IFHE secondary build when the buff for 1/4 pen secondaries goes live. You need an 18 point captain for this.

I already run GK as IFHE 2ndary build. Its all about map awareness and timing the push. Great fun. 

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16 hours ago, MeglaGnome said:

I run Bismark with survivability build, but I might switch to full IFHE secondary build when the buff for 1/4 pen secondaries goes live. You need an 18 point captain for this.

I already run GK as IFHE 2ndary build. Its all about map awareness and timing the push. Great fun. 

do you use manual 2ndary fire control with them?

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58 minutes ago, Otago_F111 said:

do you use manual 2ndary fire control with them?

Yes, for a full 2ndry build:

PT, PM, AR, BFT, AFT, MFCS, IFHE

Modules include 2ndry mod 1 and 2ndry mod 2. I'll swap in the GK legenadary mod when I unlock it in about a week.

I think tank build is just as viable for GK, but I'm running the full 2ndry meme build and getting 62% win rate, so it can work if you have good map awareness and good timing for the push.

No, for full tank build (currently Bismark). Its just a standard BB tank build. I still brawl, but less often and later in the game.
PT, AR, EM, BoS, SI, FP, CE or MFCAA

Mods include DC mod 1 and 2, Concealment system

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Yeah I'm doing almost full secondary build for my GK as like MeglaGnome, except I use range mod for main battery at 6th slot (I frequently made weird /awful/sudden gush of s*** to the brain decisions, need to stay at range at start, push later). 

Bismarck, my poor girl 😞 I always wanted a full secondary, but because she is frequently got into tier 10 matches, I notice taking full concealment + spec towards secondaries as much as possible (including Manual secondaries and AFT, yeah need a 18 or 19 points captan) has a positive impact of her survivability among bigger ships XD.

But hey, after the secondary buffs go live, I might try out IFHE on Bismarck /Tirpitz. Can't wait! 

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@THAI_THIEF  haven't quite got to the Bismark yet, but have both Tirpitz's, do you spec them the same as Bismark?

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I have bismarck with secondary build 14 pt captain. Tier 8 MM is quite painful so not doing particularly well in terms of damage.

switching to tank build for FDG and will probably be back to secondary once I unlock GK.

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