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Roles in the Game?

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So I am doing some reading at World of Warships wiki just to understand how this game works. And to improve my game plays. Recently, I am mostly playing battleships (Kongo and Fuso) and destroyers (Isokaze and Phra Ruang). I temporarily shelved Zuiho.

I already got advised on playing with battleship Kongo. I am still figuring out battleship Fuso; whether I should upgarde the propulsion module first or get the module upgrade for the hull and firing system.

However, for destroyers like Isokaze and Phra Ruang; do those ships take the role of a scout?

I got the Monaghan from a mission but it seems to be too slow and sluggish for a destroyer.

I got the following from World of Warships wiki.

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Destroyers are often called upon to scout out enemy positions, provide support — either with a smoke screen or as a distraction — and/or perform precise strikes on individual targets.

 

I tried to play lower tier cruisers, USN and IJN. But cruisers seems to be too slow compared to destroyers but faster than a battleship. By that, for cruisers, do I need to take those ships for scouting?

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 Cruisers are often called upon to hunt down enemy destroyers, perform quick response duties, escort and protect merchant shipping or larger vessels like battleships and aircraft carriers from various threats, provide an additional layer of defense... whatever needs to be done at any given moment.

 

  • So are destroyers, for its role, basically considered as canon fodders in this game  with it's role as scout and distract enemy ships?
  • If I take a cruiser, preferably IJN or USN, do I partner her with a destroyer tailing behind her?

 

Basically, I am confused about the roles. :fish_panic:

 

EDIT: For destroyers, I am going to the Akizuki line and the only Pan-Asia line, Yue Yang. For cruisers, to the Zao. 

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You can scout and provide intelligence without being cannon fodder, just use your concealment and remember that you are allowed to drive in other directions than straight at the enemy. Watch some high level destroyer play on youtube.

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Honestly the way random battles work its basically every ship playing to do the most damage to the enemy while staying alive the longest in order to maximize this damage output.

battleships (bb) need to prioritize cruisers (ca) and destroyers (dd) when they are spotted an at reasonable range. You should not snipe long range bbs as you are likely to do little damage, exceptions are british bb which can light fires from long range.

ca need to prioritize dds and other ca while lighting fires on bbs when possible.

dds have different roles according to nation. Japanese are torpedo boats, american gunboats, but decent torps, russian are mini ca, not dd, german are gunboat generally dd hunters, and asian are gunboats with torps that can hit any ship except dds. You should probably be trying to kill bbs and avoiding ca unless in self defense or when you can hit them without reprisal. Cap bases if safe and engage dds if favorable to you, meaning there are ca near who will shoot at them. If you spot ships but bo one shoots you do yourself and your team by extension a disservice.

sorry long post, again these are general comments and there are always nuances and exceptions.

good luck, and enjoy!

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19 minutes ago, ThatOddMan said:

I am going to the Akizuki line

You thought the Monaghan was slow. Scouting is of course one of your tasks, I would call it more spotting. Taking caps is another, but dying while capping isn't good for you or your team. Like Lert said videos, Twitch is another good alternative because you can actually ask questions while watching live streamers and some of them are the best players in the game.

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