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Heard Republique was good Ranked ship? Is this correct or is there something better for carrying Ranked teams?

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i don't have it, i neglected my french bb line, but played it during the pirate weekend...got me back into the line to grind for it...If I had it now I'd play it in ranked

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3 minutes ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

Heard Republique was good Ranked ship? Is this correct or is there something better for carrying Ranked teams?

I don't know but that is the only Tier 10 I have, so I hope it is good.

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Honestly it really is kind of a mixed bag IMO, even if I don't own a Republique myself. 

The inablility to tank cruiser HE spam means Republique doesn't have much of a choice when it comes to what target to shoot at, whoever is firing at her needs to be killed, and be killed fast, or at least be forced to disengage, while mis-positioning is ever more punishing particularly for her. But the potential damage ceiling is incredibly high... 

Hard countered by Yamato btw.

So ultimately it boils down to personal preference. All tier X battleships are decently good (conqueror doesn't count), if you can do well in Randoms, you can do well in Ranked also.

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All the advice I have read says to play a ship you know well.  You could have the most OP ship at the tier and not be experienced and/or good with it and fail.  Look at Tier VII Belfast/Fiji performance.  Experienced Fiji players held their own quite well against the “invincible” Belfast.  If you do not have Republique, it might not be a good idea to learn during Ranked.  Especially if it is stock with a low skill Commander.  Someone else’s best ship may be your worst ship.

Your best chance will be to use a ship you work well with.   One in which you know what the guns and armor can and cannot do.  That you can drive like you stole it.  Then, it is all up to your map awareness, team play skills (figuring out what your team needs and providing it), and being able to know when and where to do whatever needs to be done to win.  (One day I will master that last sentence, LOL)

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I have to grind Alsace first. The French BBs I have really only played in Operation Hermes. The secondaries are good though.

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25 minutes ago, ExploratorOne said:

Especially if it is stock with a low skill Commander.

Most T10 ships (with the exception of some DD torpedo upgrade options) come fully upgraded upon purchase.

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1 hour ago, Ace_04 said:

Most T10 ships (with the exception of some DD torpedo upgrade options) come fully upgraded upon purchase.

Very true.  I included that due to Tier VIII this Season.

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3 hours ago, The_first_harbinger said:

Honestly it really is kind of a mixed bag IMO, even if I don't own a Republique myself. 

The inablility to tank cruiser HE spam means Republique doesn't have much of a choice when it comes to what target to shoot at, whoever is firing at her needs to be killed, and be killed fast, or at least be forced to disengage, while mis-positioning is ever more punishing particularly for her. But the potential damage ceiling is incredibly high... 

Hard countered by Yamato btw.

So ultimately it boils down to personal preference. All tier X battleships are decently good (conqueror doesn't count), if you can do well in Randoms, you can do well in Ranked also.

Oh believe me I know all too well that Yamato counters Republic after how many of them I sent to Davy Jones Locker in Clan Battles. But Yamato Secondaries only reach out to max range of 9.3km and destroyers love going into feeding frenzy in Ranked at time’s because unlike my clan, I will not always be able to count on my Ranked teams all the time.

So Republique might act like my Bismarck in the way that at 11.3 km DDs enter the “Flak zone” which is almost like having a cruiser escorting your BB when you have good secondary ship. Kurfurst is such a mixed bag I have heard that it has mostly been ruled out of the role, and Yamato while magnificent vessel, might not be the ultimate ship in Ranked despite it’s power in Randoms and Ckan Wars.

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3 hours ago, ExploratorOne said:

All the advice I have read says to play a ship you know well.  You could have the most OP ship at the tier and not be experienced and/or good with it and fail.  Look at Tier VII Belfast/Fiji performance.  Experienced Fiji players held their own quite well against the “invincible” Belfast.  If you do not have Republique, it might not be a good idea to learn during Ranked.  Especially if it is stock with a low skill Commander.  Someone else’s best ship may be your worst ship.

Your best chance will be to use a ship you work well with.   One in which you know what the guns and armor can and cannot do.  That you can drive like you stole it.  Then, it is all up to your map awareness, team play skills (figuring out what your team needs and providing it), and being able to know when and where to do whatever needs to be done to win.  (One day I will master that last sentence, LOL)

Lol between being Corgi Captain and Soace Battles I got to try variety of X ships and tinker with their 19 point captains a little, so I have good idea of how they work. And I adapt quickly to the needs of a ship, so as long as the raw power and abilities are their I can usually make good use of it. Problem is you can have one of the best support ships in the game, but in Ranked you have no clan teams and no divisions, so a brilliant support ship can fail when your team scatters.

I know some of the ships that carry well in this game, but still figuring out which X ships can carry 6 other ships.

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57 minutes ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

Lol between being Corgi Captain and Soace Battles I got to try variety of X ships and tinker with their 19 point captains a little, so I have good idea of how they work. And I adapt quickly to the needs of a ship, so as long as the raw power and abilities are their I can usually make good use of it. Problem is you can have one of the best support ships in the game, but in Ranked you have no clan teams and no divisions, so a brilliant support ship can fail when your team scatters.

I know some of the ships that carry well in this game, but still figuring out which X ships can carry 6 other ships.

Very true.

Last Season (9) T8 - T10.

 

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A ship is viable if you're good with it.  If someone Ranked out with a godd*mn Indianapolis, anything's possible.

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The repub is a great ship when you know how to use her but can be unforgiving if played wrong. ive had good results in ranked with her. the reload really helps and she hits hard. you can tank a yammy but its hard and requires you to maneuver just right esp when your around 10k away. its a great ship in the right hands and can turn the tide in a ranked battle as long as your picking your targets well, you aim right, and rng is on your side  lol

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I have played the Republique exclusively for Ranked (though I have other ships) and have (IMO) done quite well in it. I hit Rank 11 over the weekend. It really boils down to your teammates and their ability to assist in spotting so you can destroy them. While I might not be securing the kill, I am causing significant damage that my teammates finish them off, and I'm ok with that.

I had 1 horrible battle where I died early and only dealing 13-15k damage (undetected Shima and ate its torps). I've also had a 171k damage, 2 kill game. Only 24 games played but I have won 14 of them.

The quick reload is a huge advantage. Even more so with the Legendary Mod. However, I found that with it equipped, the shell characteristics seemed wonky and not as accurate. What eventually made me go back to my original load out was the huge impact having your main guns reduced to 19.8km firing range from 26.6. Even if I could see them, I couldn't shoot at them and sometimes every little but of distance can still be hits, damage and possibly a kill to help secure a team win.

If you run this ship in Ranked, good luck to you. Cheers!

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