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The moment when you thought you have seen everythign: new GZ build out

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Just out from a match were we had a GZ in our team in a full strike build. 3 deepwater torp bombers and 2 dive bombers.

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Midway can only wish it had that strike power.

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I fought this loadout, it was roflstomp in my Shoukaku's favor, not a lot to this build in my eyes.

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Without fighters it is really hard for a carrier to be consistent in a match.  If the other side is competent they can really shut you down.

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4 minutes ago, Psicopro said:

Without fighters it is really hard for a carrier to be consistent in a match.  If the other side is competent they can really shut you down.

How is it different from Strike Lex that has existed since time immemorial?

...except for more strike power, that is.

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Had another the next match in my team.

In the first game (T8) the enemy CV was a strike Lex. The GZ had a field day, he choose the BB with low AA or were singled out.

in the second game (T10) the GZ was lucky, the Shokaku was commanded by captain "Baka". He followed the GZ strike into the AA range of my Hindenburg. The Zeppelin didn't scored high so yeah, T8 carriers in against ships with T10 AA.  

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5 minutes ago, pyantoryng said:

How is it different from Strike Lex that has existed since time immemorial?

...except for more strike power, that is.

It isn't, that's how I know you can shut down someone simply by being competent.

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I'll be very annoyed if WG hasn't learned by now that all-strike loadouts make the game terrible because Strike vs. Strike matchups are awful for everyone who isn't one of the two carriers (or an AA bot).

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I got to experience watching 36k HP instantly evaporate off of my Montana from 5 dive bomb hits of a GZ test II. I'm not dealing with this nonsense in the future, so back to full AA spec for me.

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The torpedoes can only hit BBs now.  No cruisers or dds.  So it's basically a complete BB killer and nothing else.

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7 minutes ago, _V12 said:

The torpedoes can only hit BBs now.  No cruisers or dds.  So it's basically a complete BB killer and nothing else.

is this being applied to all deep water torps?

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30 minutes ago, _V12 said:

The torpedoes can only hit BBs now.  No cruisers or dds.  So it's basically a complete BB killer and nothing else.

That's not what was in my email about the build...  email said it can't hit DDs. Said nothing about not hitting cruisers. 

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29 minutes ago, Helmut__Kohl said:

Auto-Loss, if your enemy is a proper CV and has some fighters. 

T8 also lacks a heavy AS CV, like we get in T7 with Saipan.

Total shutdown is unlikely, as Strike Lexingtons are still popular to this day.

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22 minutes ago, TTK_Aegis said:

That's not what was in my email about the build...  email said it can't hit DDs. Said nothing about not hitting cruisers. 

I just read that too.  The Facebook page specifically says it cannot hit cruisers or destroyers.  They are in conflict.  Needs testing.

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36 minutes ago, MrDeaf said:

T8 also lacks a heavy AS CV, like we get in T7 with Saipan.

Total shutdown is unlikely, as Strike Lexingtons are still popular to this day.

 

Imagine playing against a decent Shokaku/Enterprise. 

 

His fighters have free reign over you, while he can still strike with impunity. 

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I suspect they are just trying to build as much data on the effects of the GZ strike aircraft in combination as possible so they made a build with all of them at once. 

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1 hour ago, MrDeaf said:

T8 also lacks a heavy AS CV, like we get in T7 with Saipan.

Total shutdown is unlikely, as Strike Lexingtons are still popular to this day.

Air superiority load out shoukaku, need more be said?

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