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sbcptnitro #1 Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:18 PM

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I bought back the Fletcher not too long ago as I'm now sorely under-performing in the Gearing.

I set it up as a pure torpedo boat and I have to say, it's quite impressive. I don't even use the guns offensively any more.

 

I'm liking it!

 



Kombat_W0MBAT #2 Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:23 PM

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The Fletcher epitomizes everything good about destroyers. It's, quite frankly, the best DD for its tier. 

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The Fletcher epitomizes everything good about destroyers. It's, quite frankly, the best DD for its tier. 

 




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Nachoo31 #4 Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:29 PM

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Worse DD in my collection.  Gearing works better for me.

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AspiringCodger #5 Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:36 PM

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I know it's a good ship, but I just couldn't get it to work for me.  It's pretty much my worst performing USN DD.

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View PostNachoo31, on 15 May 2017 - 11:29 AM, said:

Worse DD in my collection.  Gearing works better for me.

 



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The Fletcher is like a girlfriend you can always go back to.

 

She'll still love you, even if you've been slinking around with other botes.

 

 


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View PostNachoo31, on 15 May 2017 - 11:29 AM, said:

Worse DD in my collection.  Gearing works better for me.

 

   

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View PostKombat_W0MBAT, on 15 May 2017 - 08:23 AM, said:

The Fletcher epitomizes everything good about destroyers. It's, quite frankly, the best DD for its tier. 

 

A case can be made for the Z-46 being the best tier 9 DD.  I have both, and I find the Z-46 to quite a bit more flexible.  When I go head-to-head with a Fletcher, I have very little fear of it.  When I see a Z-46 while using the Fletcher, I turn the other way.

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Fletcher is an amazing boat. Sold it after getting the Gearing (which I LOVE) but ended up buying the Fletcher back too.
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View PostKapitanleutnant_Ford, on 15 May 2017 - 09:46 AM, said:

Fletcher is an amazing boat. Sold it after getting the Gearing (which I LOVE) but ended up buying the Fletcher back too.
 

 

I did the same.  My Gearing is sitting and collecting dust, and the Fletcher is being regularly used.

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View PostJochenHeiden, on 15 May 2017 - 12:21 PM, said:

 

A case can be made for the Z-46 being the best tier 9 DD.  I have both, and I find the Z-46 to quite a bit more flexible.  When I go head-to-head with a Fletcher, I have very little fear of it.  When I see a Z-46 while using the Fletcher, I turn the other way.

 

I just got Z-46 and I am mediocre with Z-23. The number may not reflect that but I do feel pretty good with Fletcher so I am interested in hearing the difference between the 2 ships that makes you feel this way. 

 

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Not using your guns still gets you 58 hits? That would be a good hit battle for most IJN boats that are pretending to be gunboats (not counting akizuki).

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16 torp hits, but teh damage is low, now I see the difference with type92mod3s, with 16 hits I would have around 230k damage.

Still, I am slowly grinding to fletcher



sbcptnitro #15 Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:20 PM

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View PostSabot_100, on 15 May 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

Not using your guns still gets you 58 hits?

 

I said not "offensively" using them. Meaning I'm not looking engage in open water, but I will make it difficult for anyone who tries to engage me. With a ~90s reload on torps and OWSF removed, revealing myself just to get a few gun shots off isn't really worth it. Especially in the early game.

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I absolutely hated the Benson with a passion, yet the Fletcher is one of my favorite DD's in game. I feel really bad for my Yugumo, because I have much more success with the Fletcher's torpedo's.

 

Never even thought about getting the Gearing, why spend the credits when I am already at the top of the line performance wise? 


 

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View Postchewonit, on 15 May 2017 - 11:31 AM, said:

I just got Z-46 and I am mediocre with Z-23. The number may not reflect that but I do feel pretty good with Fletcher so I am interested in hearing the difference between the 2 ships that makes you feel this way. 

 

 

 

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Z-46 has nearly the same concealment as Fletcher, but is 1kt faster and has an extra gun.  Its guns have far superior ballistics to Fletcher and they are in twin turrets, and reload with BFT on both ships is only .6sec difference (3 vs 3.6 sec).  It reloads its torpedoes 20 sec faster and the torpedoes are faster in speed.  The Z-46 has hydro which can detect ships at 4.5km and torps around 3.0 which gives you a huge safety net in smoke, or when charging into smoke.  The Z-46 has a significantly larger health pool.

 

The Fletcher is significantly more maneuverable, has two additional torpedoes per broadside and they do signficantly more damage, and has a decidedly better AA suite, and can also equip defensive file while Z-46 cannot.

 

Taken as a whole, it is a net positive for the Z-46.


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View PostJochenHeiden, on 15 May 2017 - 07:30 PM, said:

 

Z-46 has nearly the same concealment as Fletcher, but is 1kt faster and has an extra gun.  Its guns have far superior ballistics to Fletcher and they are in twin turrets, and reload with BFT on both ships is only .6sec difference (3 vs 3.6 sec).  It reloads its torpedoes 20 sec faster and the torpedoes are faster in speed.  The Z-46 has hydro which can detect ships at 4.5km and torps around 3.0 which gives you a huge safety net in smoke, or when charging into smoke.  The Z-46 has a significantly larger health pool.

 

The Fletcher is significantly more maneuverable, has two additional torpedoes per broadside and they do signficantly more damage, and has a decidedly better AA suite, and can also equip defensive file while Z-46 cannot.

 

Taken as a whole, it is a net positive for the Z-46.

 

Fascinating.

 

Now I really want to start back up the German DD line, got stopped at the stock T7. I need finish my grind to the Yamato first though.

Then I'll hit up the German DD's, unless a new ship line (Royal Navy BB hype) suddenly appears.


 

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View PostJnobsir, on 15 May 2017 - 10:12 PM, said:

why spend the credits when I am already at the top of the line performance wise?

 

you're not

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Got myself a Fletcher the other day and it feels pretty damn good, however this guy is right. Z-46 seems scary strong.

 

View PostJochenHeiden, on 15 May 2017 - 05:21 PM, said:

 

A case can be made for the Z-46 being the best tier 9 DD.  I have both, and I find the Z-46 to quite a bit more flexible.  When I go head-to-head with a Fletcher, I have very little fear of it.  When I see a Z-46 while using the Fletcher, I turn the other way.

 






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