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Soshi_Sone

What the Duc?

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I think I'm in love....

 

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Oh...and it was a T8 match:

 

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And even when it's a loss:

 

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I still feel good because it was a T8 match and I topped out.

 

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Those torps...those wonderful 12km torps.  You don't even have to aim them. Just shoot and a red will drive into them.  Seriously.  Over half of my torp hits have been long range un-aimed shots.  Well, they're aimed...but not along an intercept vector.  And one of the times I fired along an intercept vector, the target maneuvered away (even before spotting the torps), but another red just wandered into the path and took all three...devastating strike.  It's like the enemy intercepts the torps more than the torps intercept the enemy.

 

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I'm here for your Avatar... :Smile_hiding:

 

Somehow, I don't have your luck to be in a game without CVs.

This ship is so beautiful and weak.

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1 hour ago, AT_Velos said:

I'm here for your Avatar... :Smile_hiding:

 

 

Ah...my avatar....time to hijack my own thread...

 

 

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Just came out of a battle with a fellow POPCORN member, tm63au, his Duc just dominated the entire match, now I want one!

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but as I discovered during the match, when I tried to use the Duc D'Aosta to deplete enemy fighters, the Duc has terrible AA.

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Nice work.

 

The Duke is a challenging ship to excel in, which makes your results even that much more impressive.

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I love the Duke.  Though her prow makes her look like a striped duck.

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Duca d'Aosta is probably my favorite ship to play right now.  I love her quickness and maneuverability.

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I echo these statements....the Duca is total turd with its horrid AP.

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44 minutes ago, Dr_Venture said:

I echo these statements....the Duca is total turd with its horrid AP.

 

AP...the Duc has AP?

:fish_book:

 

 

Wow...it does.  Oh well, HE seems to work fine for me.

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Now watch me go full potato in this ship for my next ten matches.

:cap_rambo:

 

Seriously, I wasn't kidding about ships that just drive into my torps.  And the torps are so slooooww, when they hit at full range (several days after I fire them), the hit makes me jump.  No way I can keep that up.  But I'l try.  

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The Duca's AP should not be underestimated. It has excellent shell speed and the guns are deadly accurate.

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Play the ship right, you can confuse some people if the ship is sailing forward or reversing :Smile_teethhappy:  The way the ship looks, it's not typical.

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I like the Duke. My problem is I tend to charge in too close instead of kiting.

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On 10/4/2017 at 6:40 PM, Soshi_Sone said:

Seriously, I wasn't kidding about ships that just drive into my torps.  And the torps are so slooooww, when they hit at full range (several days after I fire them), the hit makes me jump.  No way I can keep that up.  But I'l try.  

 

And the trend continues.  After a few more games, about 80% of my torpedo hits are against targets that serendipitously drive into their path.  A few shots are just choke point shots, but several others are aimed at one ship but hit another ship.

 

And yes...Duc likes to kite.  Good range with that spotter...and plenty of time to wiggle.  I like to run the speed boost flag too.  She is very fast.  And can stealth torp.  Not to mention invisi-fire when pursued in some instances.

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Sorry, Duca is just meh.  Yes, like any ship you can have good games, but overall not a great performer.  I can count on one hand the number of random games I have seen a Duca carry the team.  Damage output is too random for consistency. Casting out random floating mines, with the hope that some idiot hits them, seems like an iffy battle strategy.  HE under performs, and AP at distance seems to shatter way too often (float problems due to shell weight?).  Steering goes out waaaaay too often.  Like the ship as a destroyer hunter, but puts you in an extremely tenuous position many times if the destroyer has friends in range.  For me, this is my worst tier 6 premium (have Molotov, DeGrasse, Warspite, Arizona, Shino, Ash) and tech tree Leander and Cleveland are better options (and for many the Bundy).  

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48 minutes ago, Panzer1113 said:

Steering goes out waaaaay too often. 

 

Last stand is must on all DDs and many CAs.

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7 minutes ago, Soshi_Sone said:

 

Last stand is must on all DDs and many CAs.

Yup, forced to have on Duca, waste of 2 commander points I would rather use on something like AR, the only CL I have that I must carry in on... just one of the idiosyncrasies of this ship

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