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Commander_Dusty

Farragut, to stock or not?

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Decided to re-buy the Farragut after a getting my Benson, and just wondering if its better to play it on a stock hull over the upgraded one, as the stock torpedoes have longer ranges and the stock hull carries 5 guns over the upgraded ones 4, plus AA is kind of useless when in a destroyer as it has a hard time shooting things down and stealth is better than shooting 1 or two planes, thoughts?

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There's a few Destroyers that seem better with stock or middle hulls. I don't think Farragut's one of them, though. Its stock torpedoes do a lot less damage (11k vs 16k), and the stock hull has worse rudder shift time which is important for a Destroyer.

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Fair point, but the rudder shift time can be fixed with the rudder modification, and that extra 1km (5.5 vs 4.5) can mean the difference between getting killed by secondaries or not...

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Torpedo range is largely irrelevant, because it just get's easier to doge torpedoes the further you fire them. So I use the upgraded torps for more damage.

 

The hull...well. Personally I don't see the loss of one gun as a major hindrance. Also more health and better rudder shift time and the semi-reliable AA can't go a miss.

 

Fair point, but the rudder shift time can be fixed with the rudder modification, and that extra 1km (5.5 vs 4.5) can mean the difference between getting killed by secondaries or not...

 

That extra 1km could also mean the difference between hitting and missing.

 

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I suppose it depends on your playstyle. If you rely mostly on the guns (at range) then the torpedo and rudder disadvantage are less of a factor.

 

I'd also like to know if there's other important stats that change with the hulls - stats that we can't see. For instance, terrain resistance in WoT.

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