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Brit BB Captain: IFHE or Fire Prevention?

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Wasn't playing Warships for awhile, that plus not being able to sell the free ones delayed my progress up the line. However, that just means other people have had a chance to play with them. Currently on KGV, but im more talking about building for the line in general.

 

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  • Catapult Fighter
  • Expert marksman (had this for the ultra slow turrets on lower tiers, but might drop this as the higher tier ones have acceptable 45 second times), Adrenaline rush
  • Superintendent
  • Concealment Expert

Currently 30k from 16 points. So wondering if i should go for IFHE or Fire prevention 1st. IFHE would help on KGV as if i did my math right, that's 115 pen HE which would allow me to citadel certain cruiser sides. I'm not sure how helpful that is with the larger caliber guns tho.

FP is a standard batleship pick, but is it still needed with the higher tier ships's super heal?

And for the rest of the points once i hit 19, what would yo suggest?

 

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RN BBs already have enhanced penetration on their HE shells and reeeeeeeally don't need IFHE unless you plan on citadeling cruisers with HE.

 

Fire Prevention or AFT are the only two viable options.

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iirc, RN BBs have that 1/4th HE thing like the German cruisers do, so no real need for IFHE

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If you are planning to have the T10, Fire prevention would be the better than IFHE. RN BB armor is kinda meh and considering most cruiser have 203mm guns, it is pretty easy to deal damage on these BB with HE.

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High Alert, Basics of Survivability and Adrenaline Rush will serve you better. Never used FP, never saw the need on any of my BB's.

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Of the two, fire prevention. But IMO better off with concealment expert to take advantage of their stealth. Monarch 10.9km detection. 

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Fire prevention because everyone wants to give the favor back to you.

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire...

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Honestly, even with the better HE pen on GB BBs I still rely on AP as my damage dealer. I really only use the HE to deal with well angled BBs at range, finishing off low health BBs and DDs.

 

Also, with the proliferation of GB BBs, by shooting HE you're playing towards their heal advantage.

 

Basically, AP is still the best bet for the class so I would advise against it for a competitive build. 

 

That being said, some builds are just for "funnsies". 

 

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