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Z-52, the Best DD I Have Ever Played

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Holy guacamole, Z-52 is everything people say and more. I'm only two games in and this thing performs like a dream. I am not much of a DD captain, but so far she has clicked with me superbly, while her predecessor Z-46 felt like she was constantly fighting me. There is something about shaving off 4500 HP per salvo with AP that is so satisfying, especially when it is a cruiser broadside to me. Those fast firing torpedoes, while not the highest damaging, can be spammed like crazy which helps with my sometimes awful precision. Overall I look forward to continue playing with her.

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*PS: To the poor Iowa player I withered down with over 67k worth of fire/flood, remember to not put out the first fire next time!

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You will realize its weakness when encountering CVs

700m radius with 4.5s ruder means that  you cant even dodge a single set of torps from a decent midway player. 

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10 minutes ago, Plaatduutsch said:

You will realize its weakness when encountering CVs

700m radius with 4.5s ruder means that  you cant even dodge a single set of torps from a decent midway player. 

 

That's any t10 DD without df AA.

 

Yea z52 is an absolute beast

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1 minute ago, Fog_Battleship_NCarolina said:

 

That's any t10 DD without df AA.

 

Yea z52 is an absolute beast

Shima and Yueyang can dodge one set without DFAA

Most CV players have issue dropping Khab.

By far the Z-52 is the worst. (Groz has AA)

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6 minutes ago, Fog_Battleship_NCarolina said:

 

That's any t10 DD without df AA.

 

Yea z52 is an absolute beast

DFAA does not protect you against equal tier CVs. A Midway can delete a Des Moines with DFAA running if they stack their planes to do it. A Grozevoi or Gearing? DFAA only screws up their DB. They'll still cross drop you with TB.

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23 minutes ago, Plaatduutsch said:

You will realize its weakness when encountering CVs

700m radius with 4.5s ruder means that  you cant even dodge a single set of torps from a decent midway player. 

Gearing only has something like 10m better turning radius.

Other than having DFAA, Gearing is simply inferior in every meaningful way to Z-52.

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1 hour ago, Plaatduutsch said:

You will realize its weakness when encountering CVs

700m radius with 4.5s ruder means that  you cant even dodge a single set of torps from a decent midway player. 

I've already come to peace with this while running Z-46. While I do sometimes envy the US DD's and their DFAA, that envy fades as I mercilessly club them in the cap.

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52 is a Great dd. especially with that super hydro

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Love Z-52, along with YY my fav T10 DD.

Great hydro (esp with the hydro booster). Torps are not strong but fast reloading.

Speed/turn is not that bad. Wish the German smoke was better but can't have all.

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Z-52 is the absolute best DD in the game. Yes, she's weak to CVs. But every ship has weaknesses. I see a CV in maybe 10% of the games I play in Z-52, and only in maybe 20% of those games is the opposing CV player good enough to crossdrop me effectively. I'll take those odds and accept the fact that a good CV can delete me no matter what I do most of the time if they choose to focus me, because I can straight up bully any other DD in the game assuming equally  or lesser skilled opponent driving it. 

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Yeah that Z-52 is on my long term wish list, but the tier VI in the line is still learning curve for me. I am liking the idea of the 10.5 German Torps that reload at nice rate. That is only of the things I love about Fubuki, Akatsuki, and Kagero is the fact the Torps reload at swift rate for their power and get 10km range.

Starting to really do well in USN DDs which I am currently at tier VI with and the second IJN line is starting to work for me as well. So might be able to make use of German DDs soon enough.

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1 hour ago, HazardDrake said:

Gearing only has something like 10m better turning radius.

Other than having DFAA, Gearing is simply inferior in every meaningful way to Z-52.

Gearing has 640m turning radius.

That's 60m difference if my math is correct

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I agree the Z-52 is awesome.

Radar divs can really ruin a Z-52 drivers day trying to launch the 10.5km torps.

Other than that, its fun, fun!

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