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Who do you target first as US CV?

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Poll: Ship Class (32 members have cast votes)

Which class do you prioritize and why?

  1. Battleships (22 votes [44.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.00%

  2. Destroyers (20 votes [40.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  3. Cruisers (2 votes [4.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

  4. Enemy CV (6 votes [12.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

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Leutnant77 #1 Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:33 PM

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Hey guys,


Just curious to see who you guys prioritize and why when you join a match. 

AVR_Project #2 Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:42 PM

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I play much differently than others.

My first job is to scout out and bring back intel for my team.  This way, they know which way to go, and where to ambush.


However, If I see a DD over-extending (on a CV match ??) into a cap early on, I immediately hit the F3, then do my best to take this ship out.

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Admiral_Franz_von_Hipper #3 Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:50 PM

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There is no specific ship class that I will go for first; however, I will avoid cruisers that have strong AA/Defensive Fire. Most of the time, my first target would usually be the bottom-tier BB or a smoke-camping DD. I can also get away with nuking the bottom-tier cruisers sometimes.

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ValkyrWarframe #4 Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:04 PM


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If the enemy carrier is AS, then I target them.  If not, I target destroyers or battleships.

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iEaTDaGrudge #5 Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:04 PM


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View PostAVR_Project, on 18 May 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

I play much differently than others.

My first job is to scout out and bring back intel for my team.  This way, they know which way to go, and where to ambush.


However, If I see a DD over-extending (on a CV match ??) into a cap early on, I immediately hit the F3, then do my best to take this ship out.


i play dd a lot and i agree with this +5

RTR78 #6 Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:16 PM

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 9 out of 10 times, my first strike is against a DD.. I almost always run strike and send my planes to the closest cap 1st. This allows me to gather information on the red team, their CV and quite often take out a DD. Then I can recover my planes fast. If the other CV is AS, I will send 1 bomber squad towards his fighters while sending a strike in the opposite direction.. If conditions are right, I will TRY a CV strike, if not, I will hit whatever ship spotted my planes. From this point on, the rest of the match gets totally situational.

Carrier_Lexington #7 Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:22 PM


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Battleships and Cruisers. Why? They have the most AA, and I like to get rid of 'em.


Ujenele #8 Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:49 PM

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Target first. - DDs  you need to lite them for your allies and they are the only ships in the opening that have extended beyond AA cover.


In your post you say 'prioritize' and although I see after you say, when you join a match, I wonder how many people will miss that and just think prioritze, like in the match overall.

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Taylor3006 #9 Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:57 PM


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I try and bomb DDs and use my torp planes on BBs or CAs that are giving our DDs trouble. 

Palladia #10 Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:54 AM

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BB's or DD's.  Depends on the map and the conditions.  

Mariner17 #11 Posted 27 May 2017 - 05:18 PM


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Targeting the enemy CV with the current US CV plane configurations is difficult because IJN CVs will typically always have at least one fighter while if you want to even hope of killing that enemy CV in a timely manner you need to run your bomber setup with no fighter support, which is dicey at best.


At Tier VIII+ all CVs get the defensive fire perk so it just isnt time effective to target him. Go for BBs, start fires after he has used his DC perk and let the fires drain his HP pool. 

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phydaux42 #12 Posted Yesterday, 11:59 PM

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I voted battleships & cruisers, however Target #1 for me is always enemy fighters.  Once I've taken out the enemy fighters then my fighters can easily take out the attack aircraft, and my attack aircraft can take out the enemy cruisers & battleships.

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