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Destroyers! a Tutorial for those using DD's Little one but deadly

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Destroyers! Silent and Deadly... the Escorter than seems not too dangerous actually killer

Intro
Most people doesnt know What Destroyers role and Cruisers role. that actually Easy to 

understand that they looking for killing too but never know what must they do. there's no 

denial that people always Aiming for CV and BB. its true you will always seen them mostly 

in battle. and always shoot at very long distance. But Destroyers , Cruisers are aren't 

they have different role's Ill split them from IJN and USN. 


Destroyers 
USN 


Tier 2 - Tier 8
USN destroyers are All rounder Light Ship which have Fast turning , Fast reload gun turret 

, and hard to aim Ships. and Short range Torpedo's

Your primary job is to disrupt enemy Targeting at 6km or so so... remember you have smoke 

to use and speed boost to make enemy retargetting you. 

 

Tier 9 - 10 
in these tier The short range torpedo's aren't problem anymore they have 10km - 16.5km 
torpedo range which is very useful against any Battleship
- Same tactics with Tier 1 and 8 But more Torpedo targetting since your reload for torpedo 
at 2 minutes etc you will need basic skill like torpedo armament , Basic , and always pick 
Warning sign to show you being detected or not. 

 

 

Commanders skill

1. Basic Firing training
2. Torpedo Armament Expertise
3. Aiming Expert
4. basic of Survivalbility
5. Situation Awareness
6. Incoming Fire Alert
7. Vigilance
8. Superitendent
9. High alert
10. Last Stand
11. Advanced Firing Training
12. Demolition Expert
13. Last Chance
14. Preventive Maintenance
15. Concealment Expert
16. Jack of all trades

 

 

What must you do?
Since USN destroyers are underestimated. use it. they wont know what the weakness of USN 

destroyers if you already master it you can use IJN DD very easily. 
-ZigZag your destoyers when targeted by 2 - 4 ships. run away if you get all attention of 

enemy fleet try hide approx 1 - 2 minutes from battle. its simple also its easy to 

remember. 
-never use AP Shell. just Spam HE shells make them burn overtime.. the Burning Chance from 

Destroyers are higher than Other's

 

what if you seen Aircraft?


Click P (Disable AA) if you inside smoke. if you dont. open Fire on your Anti Aircraft 

battery help your fleet from Targetting Enemy Torpedo Bomber. its Easy to remember. 

USN

 

Tactics need to remember
- Smoke screen are not just for you. its for your fleet. if you deploy the smoke screen. 

remember all your ally ships are camouflaged until they shooting. sometimes they 

camouflaged and still shooting. 
- Speed boost its helping you to reach your position to disrupt enemy very easily. when 

you already in position enemy will targeting you and your allies could shoot em without 

being damaged. remember USN Destroyer are all rounder. since got fast reload , turning Gun 

turret also it got Short torpedo range. to make anyone closing to you surprised.

 

Destroyers
IJN DD
(The torpedo masters)


IJN DD has different tactics from USN one... this will show you a bit what make's 

differences between IJN DD and USN DD

The primary job of IJN DD is make surprised anyone with Long range torpedo at tier 2 - 4 

it stay same at tier 5 - 10 but the differences is the reload time which longer than USN 

counterpart. 

 

Commander skills 

1. Basic Firing training
2. Torpedo Armament Expertise
3. basic of Survivalbility
4. Situation Awareness
5. Incoming Fire Alert
6. Vigilance
7. Superitendent
8. High alert
9. Last Stand
10. Advanced Firing Training
11. Last Chance
12. Preventive Maintenance
13. Concealment Expert
14. Jack of all trades

 

What must you do? 


IJN DD are fast speed Destroyers with long range Torpedo. most of IJN DD are Overestimated 

in fact they aren't that hard to fight. their speed are better than USN part. use it since 

Speed of IJN DD can go to 42 knots (Tier 5 Minekaze and tier 10 Shimakaze) 
-never use AP Shell. just Spam HE shells make them burn overtime.. the Burning Chance from 

Destroyers are higher than Other's

tier 2 - tier 4 
Spam torpedo and Hide... IJN are master of surprising anyone in the battle. high damage 

torpedo can always make player afraid to near them. if you could use the gun turret but 

literally not recommended

 

Tier 5 - tier 8 


Target your torpedo and Hide still same with Tier 2 and 4 but now your torpedo aren't 

reload below 1 minutes (except tier 5) but has literally longer range and also you can use 

 gun turret now to make enemy confused. 

 

Tier 9 - Tier 10 

 

what i heard from Kagerou class is kinda underrated IJN Destroyers since it hard to use. 

use that as advantages.. it maybe has slow speed but easy to manouver - use it zigzag and 

try to use gun turret to disrupt anyone. it has same like USN characteristic but still 

doesnt have fast gun turning. but better torpedo's armament. 

Shimakaze an contrary its a real torpedo Destroyer in the world. you need target correctly 

and let 20km torpedo do the rest :) 

 

what if you seen Aircraft?


Click P (Disable AA) if you inside smoke. if you dont. open Fire on your Anti Aircraft 

battery help your fleet from Targetting Enemy Torpedo Bomber. its Easy to remember. 

 

Tactics need to remember


- Torpedo and hide (IJN has Longer range torpedo to use)
- same with USN Smoke and speed boost. it just Smoke are needed to you for Hide and Seek 

mode. so it will make your enemy hard to toe on toe with you

Edited by Ephys

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nice guide

but

isn't minekaze(IJN tier 5 DD)'s reload time less than 1min?

and...

t9 IJN DD(kagero) is quite similar to t6-t8,

ok guns, long range,long reload time,long detection range torpedo

they're quite bad because of the long detection range

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Yes its true Minekaze reload less than 1 mins 

but why i put it on Tier 5 - 8 

 

since it has same range but different reload's 

you need to careful to launch torpedo's to enemy when it did that happen :v / not just anonymously Launch the torpedo's

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Yes its true Minekaze reload less than 1 mins 

but why i put it on Tier 5 - 8 

 

since it has same range but different reload's 

you need to careful to launch torpedo's to enemy when it did that happen :v / not just anonymously Launch the torpedo's

 

Minekaze don't need to launch torps carefully, just anonymously launch them and you'll get a lot of kill, that's why it is said to be OP

launching carefully, it starts at mutsuki(but actually you won't hit it regardless how careful you're)

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I don't know if it's recommended to play WoWS and start with torpedoes and destroyers, because it's extremely hard to gain a good average game with them

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I don't know if it's recommended to play WoWS and start with torpedoes and destroyers, because it's extremely hard to gain a good average game with them

 

For all round performance I'd recommend starting with Cruisers.

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Seems a bit one sided, what about UK or German. Are they not worth the effort.

Oh i forgot, England does'nt have a navy nor did they take part in WW 1 or 2.

America did all that didnt they.....

 

I know now, did not realize it is still a BETA

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GG Ephys

 

Some Additional Information.

 

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Thanks Umidoori.

 

 

Que? Care to share a little further?

 

Detection range of ship's torps or enemy torps?

 

Time to react? Rudder time to shift?

 

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Sorry for the necro, but is it possible to update some of this info? I'm finding it hard to get solid info on the DD torpedo's in the current stage of the game and some of this info would be very nice if it was updated

Edited by daTungsten

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