Finished the T5 last night. So i figured i would toss a little info up on this ship. Pretty short rundown.. but figured i would share my Experience with these ships as i Finish them.
Priority Target/Adrenal Rush/Demo Expert
This thing does not take damage well at all, Battleships can/will Citadel you from any angle. Rudder/Engine seems to get knocked out alot. Just about anything that shoots at you.. will do good damage to you.
This ship does not accelerate fast.. Do NOT stop, keep your ship speed up (Can go 35knots), stay near islands
Detection is 12.6km if you don't have Concealment Expert.. So you will be spotted alot. (then again just like most other T5 Cruisers)
Based on how the ship drives and takes damage.. It feels meh.
The guns. 12% Fire chance base. 14% with Demo expert makes it very easy to light targets up with. The arcs are not bad, better than the Omaha class it felt like at least.
I found it easy to hit for 2-3k dmg if the target gave you a good shot.
HE is the go to round. I had some 3-4 citadel volleys.. but its a very specific situation that it would work. (within 10k.. Flat Broadside.. T6 and under Cruisers)
Best way to play this ship i found.
Fight at Max Range
Pay Close Attention to Priority Target.. If someone is looking at you.. you better be using WASD.
Use Islands for cover. There are plenty you can shoot over.
Use Torps on ships if you can catch them around an island. If the enemy can shoot well.. you wont get into range driving at them like you can in the Furutaka..you cannot take the damage to get there.
I had an average of 90k dmg after 10 games, but i started trying new things that.... got me to lose 3/4 of my HP head on to a T4 Battleship.
My T5 Cruiser Rankings
Furutaka > Kirov > Omaha = Emile Bertin > Konigsberg > Emerald.
Its a fun ship.. Just have to play very safe. I very much enjoyed playing through this one, but its not a keeper to me with the Furutaka and Kirov Available.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.. Also toss out your own experiences with this ship!
Edited by Spyde, 20 April 2017 - 03:20 PM.