I was very worried if IFHE change killed the ship, but it turns out fine, playstyle has to be changed though.
combination of speed, spaced armor, high-velocity guns, hydro and HEAL makes a great DD hunter
IFHE is still an absolute must to hurt 27mm CA armor
New do and don'ts in this ship
wreck broadside CAs
spam stealth torps at key locations
(play the ship)
(count on allies)
shoot anything past 10km, BB especially
If everything is done right the ship can still pull a Kraken off, IMO the fact that it can't hurt BBs makes me really focus on what it is good at.
(still the change sucks)