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Helena is pretty good so far

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Helena is one of my new favorites.  I know the stats below are not great from an elite player standpoint, but they're pretty good for me.  And I actually prefer to stay mobile instead of hiding behind islands, which is probably why I have a high mortality rate.  I'd probably do better if I was an island hugger.  But before I go down, I seem to create quite a bit of mayhem anyway.  Maybe it benefits from being tier 7, since tiers 8 and 9 are doomed to perpetual tier 10 matches?

 

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Right now I'm grinding to her. I'm on Dallas currently. I've heard good things about her but I haven't seen many Helenas either in battle for some reason 

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I love me some Helena.  My favorite light cruiser at the moment.  Cleveland is better in quite a few ways, but gets tier VIII MM.  Helena also has 3 more guns :)  

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I've recently started playing Helena, and feel the same way.  Not much of an island hugger, prefer to move around, draw fire, go dark then pop up again.  It's a great amount of fun

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IFHE really unlocks the true potential of Helena.  If you don't have it yet, you're missing out.

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17 minutes ago, 457th_FighterGroup said:

Right now I'm grinding to her. I'm on Dallas currently. I've heard good things about her but I haven't seen many Helenas either in battle for some reason 

I would wager that alot of people started the new CL line at the 'new' tier 8 Cleveland since they had the original tier 6 Cleveland.  And that most of these people don't feel like grinding the new Dallas and Helena since they had no need to.

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8 minutes ago, Patton5150 said:

I would wager that alot of people started the new CL line at the 'new' tier 8 Cleveland since they had the original tier 6 Cleveland.  And that most of these people don't feel like grinding the new Dallas and Helena since they had no need to.

Pretty much this, at least for me

I *want* the Helena, but it's feels like "backtracking" to get it...I've got other grinds that have higher priority, and as far  as using Free XP: all of my Free XP is being deposited into The People's Bank of Kronshtadt and the First Bank of Alaska.

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Enjoying it as well

 

16 games 84K average damage, I also prefer mobility to island hugging, and yes it really shines with IFHE, and with 15 guns fire starting is still pretty good.

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2 minutes ago, MannyD_of_The_Sea said:

Pretty much this, at least for me

I *want* the Helena, but it's feels like "backtracking" to get it...I've got other grinds that have higher priority, and as far  as using Free XP: all of my Free XP is being deposited into The People's Bank of Kronshtadt and the First Bank of Alaska.

I was in this same situation too.  What I did, was to basically run lots of operations with Dallas and finally, Helena so that it is fully upgraded.  It was a pain in the neck to "back track" because I had progressed to T10, the Des Moines already.

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Even though I had the new tier 8 Cleveland, I still bought the Dallas.  I managed to elite her yesterday so I  then bought the Helena.  I enjoyed the Dallas and enjoyed the one game I played in the Helena so far.

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58 minutes ago, Ace_04 said:

IFHE really unlocks the true potential of Helena.  If you don't have it yet, you're missing out.

Yeah, that's what I've heard.  Unfortunately, I've got a bad habit of grinding a lot of different lines at once, so I don't yet have any captains with IFHE.  I've got 16 point captains in Z52 ad Fletcher, and 13 point captains in Gearing and Yugumo.  But my cruisers are all 10-12 point captains, and concealment expert comes first.

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