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Smoke Mechanic Question

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I'm sure everyone has used the smoke consumable and sat in at least once. Say you're on close proximity to an enemy and can't escape so you hide to do what damage you can . As the enemy approaches you hidden until a certain range. 

 

So what is that range?

Does the new smoke expert skill decrease the detection ability of enemy ships that approach your smoke cloud?

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Thank you. I just wasn't sure if the cloud size had an effect. Apprecaite your help. 

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Smoke expert just makes the smoke ring larger. it's best used by British cruisers and the Kutuzov. Otherwise, it's not that useful of a skill.

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2km is the autodetection range for all ships no matter what. It even lets you see an enemy ship if you're both on opposite sides of a small island. Most people don't rush smoke clouds when they know a ship is inside unless they have a consumable like hydro or radar which raises this range greatly. Hydro lasts longer, detects torpedoes, and is shorter range. Radar is high tier only and only lasts for about 30 seconds but has a much longer range of about 9 km compared to the 4.5-6 or so for hydro.

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Smoke expert just makes the smoke ring larger. it's best used by British cruisers and the Kutuzov. Otherwise, it's not that useful of a skill.

 

Why wouldn't it be useful for any smoke generating ship, especially DDs?  A bigger cloud should be better for hiding in. At a 2 pt skill, it's not that expensive.
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Why wouldn't it be useful for any smoke generating ship, especially DDs?  A bigger cloud should be better for hiding in. At a 2 pt skill, it's not that expensive.

 

Well,  for hiding it makes no difference. You already have plenty of smoke in order to generate a very large smoke field to hide in. Increasing diameters of individual puffs doesn't really matter at this point.

 

For generating large smoke screens that cover your fleet or w/e as you move at full speed it might be somewhat more useful, but only in a limited amount of cases. Not worth it, IMO.Two skill points may not seem like much, but they are two points you won't have for something else.

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