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Monarch should be the balance standard for RN BB line

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So I have been grinding Monarch these days. I find her a great ship but not OP and feel she should be the balance standard for the whole RN BB line.

 

The ship has amazing concealment but has very short range by BB standard. So you can't just sit back and snipe. Instead you need to dive in and out of combat to make the most out of her.

 

Her HE is good but not OP. You still want to use AP against broadside targets and only switch to HE when there are only angled targets. This encourages switching between ammo type, which IMO is skillful play.

 

She is reasonably tanky but has a small health pool and no super heal. So she doesn't feel like an immortal as some of the higher tier RN BBs.

 

 

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Monarch is garbage. I didn't even bother to play it in Randoms. Ground it up in Coop, then free XPed to Lion. No regrets, Lion is excellent. 

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So balanced ship is considered garbage now?

 

No wonder WG has to release OP ships to make players happy.

 

Yeah, I only played 9 games in her but she feels great to me

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I wouldn't know, I don't have it yet. I will grind thru it when I get to it. I need lots of credits though. I have to buy 2 ships and upgrade 3 ships and then those other 2 ships and that means I have to grind like 50 million credits first, before I start grinding the remaining ships. Monarch is one of the next ones, after that quest. I will see what she is like then I guess, but give me a couple days. Eh?

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6 minutes ago, abyssofthetriffid said:

Warspite is the only one balanced.

Thought you only used Russian ships.

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Monarch is the only one I've sold so far. It's boring to play. Its AP only works on broadside cruisers or broadside BBs at very close range. It has low HP and takes hits hard.

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I just got monarch and still on stock hull.  will take a while to grind it.  16.5km range is pretty short so I have to play it very carefully.    it seem alright so far.  

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Still grinding KGV. After what I've seen and read before, I am not looking forward to Monarch, but yes to Lion. We'll see.

 

Got Monarch. Love it. I amend my previous comments, done with what I have read from opinions. I do better than KGV. So far (in the very few battles I have in it) it is not a bad ship. Like it as much as I do Hood, Nelson, and Iron Duke/Orion. I think it will be a keeper for me (and I have the special camo, which is a bonus).

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Love the Monarch and it's not a garbage ship. You're likely playing it wrong if you think it's that bad. It does feel very well balanced compared to other T8 BBs.

 

40% 26% 0%
Monarch 8 BB uk.svg 72,800 52.00% 63,819 1,493 1.4 0.8 1.4 42% 29% 0%
Kii 8 BB japan_wows.svg 29,064 51.91% 55,977 1,392 1.2 0.7 2.3 38% 24% 10%
Amagi 8 BB japan_wows.svg 1,913,430 51.60% 58,587 1,233 1.5 0.9 1.9 44% 24% 0%
Bismarck 8 BB germany.svg 2,666,283 51.35% 57,494 1,257 1.3 0.8 2.0 34% 28% 0%
Tirpitz 8 BB germany.svg 3,410,440 49.80% 50,681 1,298 1.2 0.7 1.7 37% 26% 9%
North Carolina 8 BB usa.svg 4,079,901

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It took me some time to really get the feel of KGV and was looking forward to Monarch to move up to the 15" guns. That said, Monarch feels not so much balanced or unbalanced, but simply underwhelming. The AP on broadsides is spot on as is HE on the hard angles, but, in my opinion, the real play on this ship is constantly maneuvering her to minimize weaknesses, and maximize concealment (early game) and damage mitigation (late game). I will grind her out to the next tier but it's going to be just that... a grind.

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8 hours ago, Sovereigndawg said:

Thought you only used Russian ships.

And there you go again, screwing up a perfectly good emotional rant with those nasty old facts! No wonder no one sends you Christmas cards!

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