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Khab Viable for Clan Wars

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Given the extreme stealth capabilities of the Khab, is it really viable for Clan wars against the Shimmy, Gearing and Groz???

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Anything's viable if you're good enough, but unless you're doing something extremely unconventional it's not going to be a particularly strong ship.

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Yes, it is.  We run one with another dd.  It can pretty much go toe to toe with the dds in a one on one situation.

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Khaba is good for getting early caps, but struggles against railgun cruisers, which is every cruiser that isn't DM or Mino. 

 

Some Khabas have been good, some have not been. Just depends on the team you are going up against.

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Depends on how you use it.

Was told to go to far caps and cap fast....

This is good for initial lead, but if team starts to loose main engagement, you know have a destroyer solo.

 

I believe the kabob is good for fast capping distant points, then returning to support other destroyers.

Or as previously mentioned, supporting another DD, like a shima. 

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I'm not sure that a mini-cruiser with worse detection and shorter torps than the Zao works all that well. Gearing, Z-52 and Grozovoi all out-spot Khab by almost 4 km. Khab's speed is an advantage for grabbing an off cap. However, any cruiser can wreck it PDQ. 

We've tried a Khab and Z-52 pairing. It works great if you run into DDs... without support. Put a Moskva or Des Moines behind that red DD and everyone has a bad day. 

I prefer the alpha damage of torps over the damage over time of fires. And caps do matter. 

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Khab's favorite target is other DDs. (There aren't many in CB at the moment) Khab's biggest threat is railgun tier X cruisers and accurate battleships like Montana. (Guess what forms the majority of CB team comps)

If you're in a lower bracket and can gamble on poor marksmanship from enemy cruisers, there are surely some Khab shenanigans to be had. Beyond that, however, and you're usefulness becomes questionable, because almost all the targets you'd try to trade shots with can melt your hp in a hurry, 50mm Stalinium armor or not.

That said, anything might have potential in the right hands, and if you have silly amounts of fun playing Khab in CB, maybe it's worth a slight disadvantage. That's up to you and your clanmates.

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Firepower > Speed

To that end, HIV is better suited for grabbing the distant cap

For DD, I think Z-52 is, hands down, the best DD to bring.

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