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The cruiser meta in competitive tournaments?

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I watched several KOTS matches up to semifinals and noticed that among top teams like O7, OPG, ZR and PSV, the cruiser composition seems to be heavy on Zao and Des Moines, with not much Hindenburg and very little Moskva, while less common choices like Henri IV and Minotaur were popping up. This is strange because in most teams during Clan Battles the Hindenburg would be the backbone of most lineups because of the versatility. How is the KOTS tournament meta different enough that the Hindenburg isn't as favored compared to Clan Battles?

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Mostly Hindy is great for clan wars due to versatility, works well in most maps.  However with KoTs you know what map you are playing and can formulate very specific stratagies.  Therefore instead of a well rounded ship you can pick more specialized ones and work more around consumables.

Add the CV and extra battleship to the equation and you have the need for other cruisers compared to Hindy.

Also https://clips.twitch.tv/BoringClumsyRutabagaUWot?tt_medium=clips_api&tt_content=url

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So in KOTS you know which map you'll be on so you don't need jack-of-all-trades ship like Hindenburg as much. Also it seems like Moskva concealment is too much liability in KOTS especially with a CV? How much do ships spec into AA in KOTS? Do they do full AA and even drop skills like CE or LS?

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41 minutes ago, RadDisconnect said:

So in KOTS you know which map you'll be on so you don't need jack-of-all-trades ship like Hindenburg as much. Also it seems like Moskva concealment is too much liability in KOTS especially with a CV? How much do ships spec into AA in KOTS? Do they do full AA and even drop skills like CE or LS?

I was running full aa spec radar Manotaur... But that's a special case.

Depends on the ship how much aa you spec for. You may find this surprising, but most of the DD's on the high level teams aren't running CE on them. There is no real advantage to running it, you are playing at the edge of caps and aren't spotting the other dd's, radar and planes do that. So they will run man-aa on them instead which gives them a lot more versatility with aa.

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I’ve seen all these ships in ranked. All seem to do ok. Leads me to think y’all are talking about something other than ranked.

WTH is KOTS?

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51 minutes ago, thebigblue said:

I’ve seen all these ships in ranked. All seem to do ok. Leads me to think y’all are talking about something other than ranked.

WTH is KOTS?

 

Knights of the Sea tournament.

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6 hours ago, JCC45 said:

 

Knights of the Sea tournament.

It's King of the Sea. You also have Supremacy League here in NA.

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3 minutes ago, RadDisconnect said:

It's King of the Sea. You also have Supremacy League here in NA.

Supremacy League is now KotS on NA. 

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1 hour ago, RadDisconnect said:

It's King of the Sea. You also have Supremacy League here in NA.

 

So it's the other guys who are the Kings who say Ni?

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2 hours ago, JCC45 said:

 

So it's the other guys who are the Kings who say Ni?

Thats the knights....

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38 minutes ago, c3shooter said:

Thats the knights....

 

Oooooh.   Then it's the song that is Kings in White Satin?

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Are cruisers in KOTS specced into full AA build with BFT, AFT, and MAA? Or is it a hybrid?

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