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Is The Fiji Viable For Ranked?

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Title states it all. In the Fiji a viable option for ranked? I actually prefer the Fiji over the Belfast in random battles. The radar and HE on the Belfast is great, but the Fiji's AP and torpedoes gives me more options. The only problem with the Fiji is BBs and Cruisers can easily counter its AP by turning bow in.

 

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It might be...with her stealth and speed it's not hard for her to sneak into a flanking position before she engages, to pin the enemies between her and the battleships from two directions...

Not to mention that she absolutely demolishes destroyers if she manages to catch one off guard...

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Fiji has torps and better AP (lower fuse time) than Belfast, but has less utility (gets heal in turn for radar) and worse detection (cannot access the tier 8 CSM upgrade). Belfast allows for more diverse gameplay but is also more difficult to play than Fiji, so I think Fiji is... an OK choice. Probably better than Shchors, but I really like the Shchors and Belfast.

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Absolutely.  A cruiser with 10km detection, a heal, smoke, sonar, torpedos and destroyer deleting AP rounds?  What isn't viable about it?

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I have the Fiji and the Belfast, and for whatever reason I average a great deal more dmg in the Fiji. It's a great ship.

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I have the Fiji and the Belfast, and for whatever reason I average a great deal more dmg in the Fiji. It's a great ship.

 

If you are really aggressive with it, the Fiji is much moer capable due to torpedos.  My biggest fear in a Belfast is being charged by a BB, usually a Scharnhorst or Gneisenau, and having no tools to make him regret his aggression.  Fiji is much better equipped to make BB's "respect da smoke."
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If you are really aggressive with it, the Fiji is much moer capable due to torpedos.  My biggest fear in a Belfast is being charged by a BB, usually a Scharnhorst or Gneisenau, and having no tools to make him regret his aggression.  Fiji is much better equipped to make BB's "respect da smoke."

Yes - and I do think we might be seeing some of those...what did you call them? Battleships? lol.

 

We got Shinny horse and Genesis at this tier...having torps on your cruiser might end up being a requirement. I'm not sure though.

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Fiji is absolutely viable.  Her lack of HE is made up for by very usable torpedoes.

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Fiji is best cruiser in T7 imo. Throw on a speed charlie flag and that takes care of the weak spot, a low top speed. Use Gold consumables and watch out.

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Yea she def is. I was debating on specing a fiji for ranked but who am I kidding.

 

Usually takes me 30 or so games to get below 10 then i just forget about ranked.  Shinyhorse and sims will work fine this season. 

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Absolutely.  A cruiser with 10km detection, a heal, smoke, sonar, torpedos and destroyer deleting AP rounds?  What isn't viable about it?

 

An inability to properly use RN cruisers? No faith in the ships, despite results others have in them? (Effectively; a lack of viability due to operator error... :sceptic:)

 

Not even started yet and I can already see the rage threads coming to the forums... Too many this, too many that; Ranked World of this, Ranked world of that; too many premiums in ranked...

 

Not going to be a good season for me; pretty much have ZERO tier 7 ships I'm any good at... About the only one I come close to qualifying as 'good' at is Colorado; and about the only way I'll do much good in it is if the enemy team dies laughing.

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Fiji and Shiratsuyu are my two main ships I intend to use in Ranked. Maass is number 3. I tried all of them out in PT and felt comfortable with their (my) capabilities. Fiji will be better than Belfast because of what Pope_Shizzle said - My biggest fear in a Belfast is being charged by a BB, usually a Scharnhorst or Gneisenau, and having no tools to make him regret his aggression.  Fiji is much better equipped to make BB's "respect da smoke."

 

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An inability to properly use RN cruisers? No faith in the ships, despite results others have in them? (Effectively; a lack of viability due to operator error... :sceptic:)

 

Not even started yet and I can already see the rage threads coming to the forums... Too many this, too many that; Ranked World of this, Ranked world of that; too many premiums in ranked...

 

Not going to be a good season for me; pretty much have ZERO tier 7 ships I'm any good at... About the only one I come close to qualifying as 'good' at is Colorado; and about the only way I'll do much good in it is if the enemy team dies laughing.

 

The ship is viable.  Perhaps the "player" isn't.  If it makes you feel better, I'll probably play 20 games and then stop.  Just enough to get some more flags and maybe some credits.  But not enough to raise my blood pressure.
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Yes it is, and keep your broadside to a BB and they will only over-pen you, trust me. :)

 

You want to kown something that is even better than the Fiji in ranked? TEAMWORK. A Pensacola team player will be a lot better than YOLO Fiji. The ship is only part of the package, you need to work with the rest of the team. 

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Without diverging too much from the original thread... yea baby take what you got and run it. Do your best... use the ship you got to the best of her abilities and yours. You'll do fine. 

 

I just unlocked Fiji... got a Gneisenau and Shchors.. maybe three at most for my shot at ranked

 

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Title states it all. In the Fiji a viable option for ranked? I actually prefer the Fiji over the Belfast in random battles. The radar and HE on the Belfast is great, but the Fiji's AP and torpedoes gives me more options. The only problem with the Fiji is BBs and Cruisers can easily counter its AP by turning bow in.

 

Thoughts?

Yeah, it can be stealthy, it's smoke, when deployed correctly, will give your battleships good cover, your AP will make Battleships and Cruisers alike dance for your amusement. 

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Fiji is best cruiser in T7 imo. Throw on a speed charlie flag and that takes care of the weak spot, a low top speed. Use Gold consumables and watch out.

 

What is a speed charlie flag that increases torp speed?????

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It should be viable. Having the torps is huge. The heal is also nice.

 

I'm considering running the Fiji, but will likely go with the Belfast because of the radar and better concealment. Also the IFHE seems to have really boosted my recent Belfast damage numbers.

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Fiji will be perfectly viable. She and the Belfast I think will be top preformers. Along with Scharnhorst, Gnisneau, Sims and Mahan.

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Fiji will be fine.  She has qualities that her counterparts Myoko, Pensacola cannot replicate.  I dunno about Schors.  She's a ranged specialist and gets rekt at short range, and Ranked Maps tend to be smaller.

 

Fiji, Belfast, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau I predict will be the standouts for Cruisers and Battleships.

 

On CVs, I know the easy answer is Saipan but do not disregard what a Air Supremacy-traited Hiryu can do to contest the skies.  And getting Air Supremacy ever since 0.6.0. is much more feasible now than before.

 

For DDs, I think Blyskawica and Sims will be the standouts.  Blyskawica is well rounded.  The last time Tier VII were part of ranked, Sims was the surprise performer.  Her reputation bloomed as a cap contester, knife fighter because of that last Tier VII Ranked.  Someone at WG got wise by the community thoughts on Sims after that ranked season and very quickly put Sims back on the store for a while where she was eagerly taken up.  Well played WG, well played.

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An inability to properly use RN cruisers? No faith in the ships, despite results others have in them? (Effectively; a lack of viability due to operator error... :sceptic:)

 

Not even started yet and I can already see the rage threads coming to the forums... Too many this, too many that; Ranked World of this, Ranked world of that; too many premiums in ranked...

 

Not going to be a good season for me; pretty much have ZERO tier 7 ships I'm any good at... About the only one I come close to qualifying as 'good' at is Colorado; and about the only way I'll do much good in it is if the enemy team dies laughing.

 

I'm fortunate that T7 is where I have the most ships, and the most ships I play well. Last season was 6 and 8. I did well at 6, but had few T8 ships, and a marked lack of experience, and got creamed.

 

Lolorado was a ship I earmarked to not even consider using. xD

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Fiji will be fine.  She has qualities that her counterparts Myoko, Pensacola cannot replicate.  I dunno about Schors.  She's a ranged specialist and gets rekt at short range, and Ranked Maps tend to be smaller.

 

Fiji, Belfast, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau I predict will be the standouts for Cruisers and Battleships.

 

On CVs, I know the easy answer is Saipan but do not disregard what a Air Supremacy-traited Hiryu can do to contest the skies.  And getting Air Supremacy ever since 0.6.0. is much more feasible now than before.

 

For DDs, I think Blyskawica and Sims will be the standouts.  Blyskawica is well rounded.  The last time Tier VII were part of ranked, Sims was the surprise performer.  Her reputation bloomed as a cap contester, knife fighter because of that last Tier VII Ranked.  Someone at WG got wise by the community thoughts on Sims after that ranked season and very quickly put Sims back on the store for a while where she was eagerly taken up.  Well played WG, well played.

 

A lot has changed since Sims was last in ranked battles. I love the sims but she is definitely a victim of power creep and this season of ranked is going to show it. I personally rank the Leningrad, Mass, and blys ahead of the sims, possibly the shiratsuyu as well.

 

 

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Thanks all for the wonderful replies. I'm going to run the Fiji, along with the Belfast and Scharnhorst, and see what ships compliment my play style in this rank meta.

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Fiji will be fine.  She has qualities that her counterparts Myoko, Pensacola cannot replicate.  I dunno about Schors.  She's a ranged specialist and gets rekt at short range, and Ranked Maps tend to be smaller.

 

Fiji, Belfast, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau I predict will be the standouts for Cruisers and Battleships.

 

On CVs, I know the easy answer is Saipan but do not disregard what a Air Supremacy-traited Hiryu can do to contest the skies.  And getting Air Supremacy ever since 0.6.0. is much more feasible now than before.

 

For DDs, I think Blyskawica and Sims will be the standouts.  Blyskawica is well rounded.  The last time Tier VII were part of ranked, Sims was the surprise performer.  Her reputation bloomed as a cap contester, knife fighter because of that last Tier VII Ranked.  Someone at WG got wise by the community thoughts on Sims after that ranked season and very quickly put Sims back on the store for a while where she was eagerly taken up.  Well played WG, well played.

 

For DDs don't be surprised by a Mahan now that CE is a tier 4 skill. I could also see Akatsuki being a bit of a threat.

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