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Fire Prevention skill

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I have seen a few people say this is a must have skill on BB's. I don't run it on any of my BB's and in over 7000 games have only seen 4 fires less than a handful of times. Maybe I am not understanding the skill correctly (apart from the max 3 fires) but I thought the 10% reduction in fire chance was not a straight up 10%. Am I missing something?

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The big thing about the skill is that it makes your entire superstructure count as only one location for a fire to be set instead of two.  Since most HE spamming ships aim at your superstructure, having the possibility for only one fire there ends up being pretty significant, though it's hard to quantify.  After setting your superstructure on fire, they have to switch to either your bow or stern, which are usually a bit harder to aim at and on some ships are armored enough to shatter a lot of HE shells.  This means the skill often ends up not only reducing the fire damage you take, but the direct damage from HE too.

 

The -10% chance of fire is a percentage of the attacker's fire starting percentage, yes.  So if you're getting shot at by a ship with a 12% fire starting chance, Fire Prevention will reduce that to 10.8%, not 2%.  That helps a bit, of course, but it's not huge.

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The thing about FP is that it merges the two center fire locations into one. People see this but they still tend to shoot at the supertructure a lot, because reasons, thus making having 2 fires set at once far less likely

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Yeah, you'll reduce 2 fires to 1 FAR more often than you reduce 4 fires to 3. So instead of taking 75% of a whole bunch of damage, you'll take 50% of a decent amount of damage.

The reduced fire chance is really just a bonus mitigation against DE...

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It's great especially on high tier BBs that face a lot of long range fire spam. This allows you to stay alive much longer, use more repairs effectively and influence the match.

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normally for battleships, Enemy Cruisers and DDs will target the super structure as it's the easiest spot to hit, but also it's the only spot where they won't shatter shells. A fire will happen on the super structure, but that's it. not two fires. It makes you able to save your damage con for when that Unlucky 2nd fire DOES start (Or more often, a torpedo hit) 

Paired with the other skills that reduce fire time and %. You actually won't burn down as much as you used to! 

 

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Cheers guys. Might have to give it a try. Chuck it on my shiny new Monty and see what happens :Smile_great:

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1 hour ago, hexeris said:

I have seen a few people say this is a must have skill on BB's. I don't run it on any of my BB's and in over 7000 games have only seen 4 fires less than a handful of times. Maybe I am not understanding the skill correctly (apart from the max 3 fires) but I thought the 10% reduction in fire chance was not a straight up 10%. Am I missing something?

It's marginally useful. . . but not for the skill points they're asking for it.

Just run premium damage control, and the captain skill that reduces recharge time. . . and possibly the one that reduces recharge time on ALL consumables. . . and fire will rarely be a problem for you.

If they made it a 2 point skill it would be worth it.  Or beefed up the % reduction so that it was actually a 10% reduction.  (i.e. 1 time in ten when you were set on fire, you weren't set on fire instead.)

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Some people say it's a must have on BB's but I've never agreed. One day, when I'm board, I'm gona record a weeks worth of multi-fires on BB"s to see how often it's two fires on the SS (thus something FP would help with) or, what I notice far more often, you get one on the front SS (position 2 for fires) and 1 on the bow (position 1 for fires) thus making FP unhelpful. It may just be me but I rarely get a fire on both the SS areas as most players seem to shift fire from your SS once it is alight to another part of your ship.

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1 hour ago, Merlox said:

normally for battleships, Enemy Cruisers and DDs will target the super structure as it's the easiest spot to hit, but also it's the only spot where they won't shatter shells. A fire will happen on the super structure, but that's it. not two fires. It makes you able to save your damage con for when that Unlucky 2nd fire DOES start (Or more often, a torpedo hit) 

Paired with the other skills that reduce fire time and %. You actually won't burn down as much as you used to! 

 

Yep. Many HE shells will shatter on bow/stern, but not superstructure. Taking FP means that a single fire forces people to either:

  • Not start more fires and still cause HE damage
  • Try to aim at the bow/stern for more fires and likely shatter

Also recognize many potatoes will see the giant fire and assume you are fully burning, when you are not. 

It's a very powerful skill when paired with Basics of Survivability, the fire flag, and/or Damage Control Mod 2, all of which reduce fire duration.

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