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Why do I never see people reccomending demolition expert anymore

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I always use DE for my cruisers, including IFHE ships, and I even use it on my Khaba along with BFT. But I don’t see people reccomending it anymore. I don’t get it. Did the meta change and I never knew it? I hate how you have to pay gold or tons of elite xp just to change your captain build. Since the meta changes every 2 weeks now it’s very frustrating. At this point I just run what I think works best for me, this whole meta obsession/min-maxing can be so annoying at times, even though I do usually run the “reccomended” build. I wish you could refrain your captain for free, or WG could at least offer a free discount for a bit after major updates that change the meta/balance. I stil get confused about what the current meta even is at times. I still do well overall but it’s still annoying 

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1 minute ago, bubbleboy264 said:

I always use DE for my cruisers, including IFHE ships, and I even use it on my Khaba along with BFT. But I don’t see people reccomending it anymore. I don’t get it. Did the meta change and I never knew it? I hate how you have to pay gold or tons of elite xp just to change your captain build. Since the meta changes every 2 weeks now it’s very frustrating. At this point I just run what I think works best for me, this whole meta obsession/min-maxing can be so annoying at times, even though I do usually run the “reccomended” build. I wish you could refrain your captain for free, or WG could at least offer a free discount for a bit after major updates that change the meta/balance. I stil get confused about what the current meta even is at times. I still do well overall but it’s still annoying 

I use DE on HE spam cruisers. It may not be the first 3pt skill, but it goes on the cmdr.

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Just now, Kizarvexis said:

I use DE on HE spam cruisers. It may not be the first 3pt skill, but it goes on the cmdr.

It’s always been my 1st 3 point still, I don’t get why superintendent is now reccomended first. I guess it’s cause I reuse my captain for an entire line, so I get DE at low tiers when you don’t have tons of consumables, and then superintendent at high tiers when I’ve earned enough xp, when you get much more consumables/greater emphasis placed on them 

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Tier 10 ships hulls have a -50% fire coefficient. Add to that the damage control modules reducing incoming fire chance more, fire prevention skills even more so, and your 3 points for 3% fire chance winds up being maybe 1%? Or even Less? When it comes down to it. Someone would have to do the actual math but IMO....

 

That's not a good use of 3 points. I have demo expert on my Khaba and that's about it. 

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I don't like it because at best, it's 1 hit in 50 that causes a fire.  That's not worth it to me.  I use it on my IJN cruisers simply because I have to take /something/ at the third tier of skills and there's nothing I really like.

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On anything I'm going to be shooting lots of HE I run DE. It's a fantastic skill.

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23 minutes ago, bubbleboy264 said:

It’s always been my 1st 3 point still, I don’t get why superintendent is now reccomended first. I guess it’s cause I reuse my captain for an entire line, so I get DE at low tiers when you don’t have tons of consumables, and then superintendent at high tiers when I’ve earned enough xp, when you get much more consumables/greater emphasis placed on them 

I took advantage of the last free cmdr respec to put my cruisers that need SI first to swap that.

 

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For IFHE cruisers that take AFT (USN CLs), SI is preferable over DE for the extra consumables, especially for ships like the upcoming Seattle and Worcester. You only have enough points to take one 3-point skill. For every other HE spamming cruiser, DE is a nice skill to have. T9-T10 ships would probably grab SI first for the extra heal though.

When it comes to DDs, DE gives you more fires per minute than BFT alone, but the latter gives you more DPM through faster reload. 

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Even for my Cruisers, the only ones I bother slotting DE are French and Japanese Cruisers.

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1 hour ago, bubbleboy264 said:

I always use DE for my cruisers, including IFHE ships, and I even use it on my Khaba along with BFT. But I don’t see people reccomending it anymore.

For me that stopped when they dropped the fire chance from 3% to 2%; 3 points is a lot to give up for a 2% difference.

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9 hours ago, bubbleboy264 said:

It’s always been my 1st 3 point still, I don’t get why superintendent is now reccomended first.

Because Cleveland now has radar, as do both her successors (when they are released), and those who use her want more radar charges. Plus higher tier cruisers now get heal (not just the Brits), and the more of those you have, also the better.

Because commander respecs are expensive, those who are intending to take one commander up through an entire line tend to spec for skills which will still be valid at the top of that line. Superintendent is the new DE (especially since the rate of fire of Worcester, when she arrives, is going to make the Minotaur blush - especially since Worcester can fire HE. DE is irrelevant on a ship like that. And if you hated Atlanta as a fire-spammer, worse is yet to come.

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