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Will the nelson get an armor buff?

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Compared to its real life counterparts its pretty pathetic.  I think it needs some better armor

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Sure, if it gives up its Mega Heal, then we'll call it even.

 

Nelson right now is doing extremely well as a Tier VII Battleship.  So nothing on her really needs to be buffed.

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It would be nice. I favor traits that are usable ALL time i.e. faster reload vs having a reload booster and slower reloads etc. I would trade better armor for a Hood/Warspite heal. But whatever gimmicks will gimmick

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No. It already outperforms the other T7 BBs in damage done and is up there in winrate. It does not need a buff.

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27 minutes ago, majormojo said:

Compared to its real life counterparts its pretty pathetic.  I think it needs some better armor

Are there any armor plates that are actually missing, or that have been nerfed in this game?

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We don't need armor chaps, we'll just print a new ship or two when the old one gets trashed.

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45 minutes ago, majormojo said:

Compared to its real life counterparts its pretty pathetic.  I think it needs some better armor

No

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19 minutes ago, RipNuN2 said:

Speed shall be our armour . . .

Its stupid slow lol

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49 minutes ago, nina_blain_73 said:

really why would you show sides in a nelson...that's just bad driving

I dont.  But irl its citadel was well protected.  Pretty sad in this game

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If it is a premium ship you can forget any buffs but don't count out nerfs! If they see enough complaints they will just wreck it just like they are going to wreck CVs

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15 hours ago, majormojo said:

I dont.  But irl its citadel was well protected.  Pretty sad in this game

i agree. and my apologies i was too vague with my comment, i meant that with all of the guns forward you don't have to angle very much at all to bring all of the to bear. thus aside from turning there is no need to sail broadside in this and a few other BBs.

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Ol' Nelly is a monster of a ship when played right (IFHE making her even more terrifying). She can be a little squishy at points but i dont see anywhere she really needs a buff.

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1 hour ago, GENAlphawolf said:

Ol' Nelly is a monster of a ship when played right (IFHE making her even more terrifying). She can be a little squishy at points but i dont see anywhere she really needs a buff.

You seriously wasted a 4 point skill on that? 

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6 hours ago, Psycodiver said:

You seriously wasted a 4 point skill on that? 

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1 hour ago, GENAlphawolf said:

ooooh yes and i regret nothing

 

God I hope you stay on the enemy team so its easier for me to win then, I don't want to be stuck carrying you to a win

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1 hour ago, Psycodiver said:

 

God I hope you stay on the enemy team so its easier for me to win then, I don't want to be stuck carrying you to a win

O.o if you say so

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15 hours ago, nina_blain_73 said:

i agree. and my apologies i was too vague with my comment, i meant that with all of the guns forward you don't have to angle very much at all to bring all of the to bear. thus aside from turning there is no need to sail broadside in this and a few other BBs.

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Oh yes i see.  Right no point in turning much if you set up right but set up wrong and ya get paddled pretty fast 

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On 17/08/2018 at 11:47 PM, GENAlphawolf said:

Ol' Nelly is a monster of a ship when played right (IFHE making her even more terrifying). She can be a little squishy at points but i dont see anywhere she really needs a buff.

Just out of curiosity. Why IFHE over concealment/fire prevention?

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On 8/16/2018 at 3:32 PM, majormojo said:

Compared to its real life counterparts its pretty pathetic.  I think it needs some better armor

Just read some guides and watch some good YouTube vids on Nelson. I expected the ship to be “made of glass” after all the times I severely damaged the ship or sank it, but once I got it and used it myself it proved to be tough.

The main guns all point forwards in very nice configuration, so all you need to do is angle a little to get all 3 main turrets on target. Or just fire the forward gun if you need to be  straight on with enemy. Enemy ships have difficulty in getting through your bow armor head on, your side armor can be reasonable against some ships sometimes, but best not to count on it doing that too much because of your citadel. Although I was shocked to survive some side AP hits from Nagato Guns, so it’s armor can troll enemy at times.

Then when you add in the Superheal and it’s amazing HE shells, it really is a great ship. Of course you need to plan your route carefully with only 23knts top speed.

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8 hours ago, VanillaPepsi said:

Just out of curiosity. Why IFHE over concealment/fire prevention?

i saw the +30% armor pen factor as outweighing the -3% fire chance because the ship already boasts a nearly 50% chance of fire upon a hit. now i do intend to get the other two in some order as well but at the time IFHE was my primary goal.

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1 hour ago, GENAlphawolf said:

i saw the +30% armor pen factor as outweighing the -3% fire chance because the ship already boasts a nearly 50% chance of fire upon a hit. now i do intend to get the other two in some order as well but at the time IFHE was my primary goal.

*clears throat* From LittleWhiteMouse's Nelson Review

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Now let's talk about Inertial Fuse for HE Shells.  HMS Nelson is fully capable of damaging any ship within her matchmaking spread with HE without any need for taking this skill.  This includes battleships and the armoured deck of carriers like Taiho.  Her penetration is so high, she can citadel almost half of the cruisers in her matchmaking spread.  Doing so provides a big boost to Nelson's damage totals, but this is a harder shot to land than with AP shells.

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Taking Inertial Fuse for HE Shells only opens up small sections of battleships to penetration damage and none of them large enough to be worth it (with the exception of HMS Hood and Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya which each have large sections of their upper hull that becomes vulnerable).  It does nothing to help you with aircraft carriers or destroyers.

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I must stress, however, that as fun as it may sound to citadel cruisers with HE shells no matter how they angle, Nelson can do this with AP shells most of the time anyway AP shells also do more damage.  As hilarious as it is to make Belfasts cry when you not only carve out most of their hit points with an HE volley but also blow apart their modules and set fires, your four skill points could be better spent elsewhere.

I rarely fire HE more than 2-3 salvoes as it stands. Nelson as an HE-spammer (IFHE taken, of course under the assumption you'll be primarily firing HE) is overspecialized in doing one type of damage that gets saturated very quickly by the parts of a ship that take HE damage easily. Then you're stuck with setting fires which sits squarely in RNG's court, and you're losing out on the incredible amount of pain Nelson's AP can dish out. 

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