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Graf Spee - A very confused ship

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When she's up against a battleship, she's a cruiser. 

When she's up against a cruiser, she's a battleship.

When she's up against a DD, she's a Scharnhorst and Hipper's love child.

I hadn't played it for a long time and inspired by a recent Graf Spee thread, I decided to bring her out of mothballs for this battle...

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Whatever he/she is, it's a fun boat <3

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Best looking ship in the game... those torpedo launchers spread out like a pair of eagle's wings at the start of every match. 103 battles, 64% victories, 976 avg xp with 1.62 destruct ratio. Had a losing streak of a few matches... she was 70%. 

 

You got to play her when you feel the need to play her. Other times, I suppose it is true with all ships, if you force yourself to play her, you'll do badly. 

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26 minutes ago, Warped_1 said:

One of my favorites

Me  too

 

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32 minutes ago, oldblackdog said:

Yeah...kind of a jack-of-all trades ship. Fun to play... 

 

Unless you're Estimated_Prophet; then it's just one more in a long list of popular ships I apparently can't get the hang of...

 

Atago, Belfast, Sims, Benson, Bismark, Des Moines, the list goes on...

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15 minutes ago, Herr_Reitz said:

Best looking ship in the game... those torpedo launchers spread out like a pair of eagle's wings at the start of every match. 103 battles, 64% victories, 976 avg xp with 1.62 destruct ratio. Had a losing streak of a few matches... she was 70%. 

 

You got to play her when you feel the need to play her. Other times, I suppose it is true with all ships, if you force yourself to play her, you'll do badly. 

This ^^

Can't say my success is a great as yours but she is fun when the urge strikes you to sail her...

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Cool ship but I think it could use a small buff even though statistically it appears to be fine. I suspect most of the games are by Graf Spee specialists and inflates the numbers a bit. A small buff to the speed would be very helpful but not historical.

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33 minutes ago, Khafni said:

This ^^

Can't say my success is a great as yours but she is fun when the urge strikes you to sail her...

 

Have to say I'm surprised at her win rate/destruct ratio.... "IF" I could change anything with her... I'd like the guns to load about five seconds faster. :cap_haloween:

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Beautiful ship but there's not enough guns and they fire too slowly.  It's like driving around 2/3 of a Scharn.  Why?

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She have poor accuracy with only 6 guns when showing broadside but when RNG is with you, it's pretty fun 

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5 hours ago, AlcatrazNC said:

She have poor accuracy with only 6 guns when showing broadside but when RNG is with you, it's pretty fun 

She has considerably better accuracy than the Scharnhorst with the same guns, in fact she has better accuracy than all BB's even with the 11" guns. Granted, they're not as accurate as 8" CA guns...

 

8 hours ago, SEATOPEN said:

Beautiful ship but there's not enough guns and they fire too slowly.  It's like driving around 2/3 of a Scharn.  Why?

Better concealment, better handling, smaller profile, one tier lower. It's not really meant to play like a Scharnhorst.

 

I played some more last night and the only real trouble I ran into was gunboat DD's. I came across a Nicholas at half health at a time when I still had about 20k left. He took me down with guns alone before I could sink him which is more than a little frustrating.

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On ‎11‎/‎9‎/‎2017 at 10:10 PM, SEATOPEN said:

Beautiful ship but there's not enough guns and they fire too slowly.  It's like driving around 2/3 of a Scharn.  Why?

There may be only six 11" guns with a 20 second reload, but they hit like a truck. And they're pretty accurate too. (Aiming mod improves accuracy even more) The AP will do a serious damn-damn on BBs at intermediate to close ranges and is devastating to Cruisers. The HE aint bad either. She's also pretty tough and the Repair Party is a nice bonus. The 8km ranged torpedoes and very good maneuverability are sweet icing on the cake. :Smile_great:

GS is my favorite tier 6 ship for the above mentioned reasons.

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Hey

Graf Spee is a thing of deadly beauty; she is so much fun to play.  One of the best ships in the game for me at the lower tiers, I will gladly take on BB's with.  One issue is that many people say she has Scharnhorst guns but in reality with only 16 km range, she does not.  Shame they didn't make it with 17-17.5 km range, then she would be so much better and why not since they are supposedly BB guns.  It will ALWAYS have a port slot in my port.

 

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