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HMS Nelson, worth it?

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I may be a little late to the party by asking, but is the Nelson worth the 350k xp? Or should I just keep saving my xp for the next 750k ship? I have the Musashi and I am very satisfied with it but I just want to know from other BB captains if the Nelson is what they expected, better, or worse. I quite enjoyed playing the Colorado at tier 7, how does it compare? Thanks in advance for the input:)

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Nelson is quirky and a lot of fun. Burninate everything!

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Yes Nelson is very good ship. When it first came out it took me a while before I was willing to get it since I had seen far too many players misuse the Nelson, so it’s strenth was in question.

But after getting hooked on using QE and the mid tier Premium Royal Navy BBs, and finding I really loved using them I finally got my Nelson. The ship surprised me with it’s strengh including good armor and guns if you are at least a some what competent Captain. Yes it’s speed barely feels adequate at 23knts, but it’s other characteristics make up for it.

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She's a ship that has a fairly high skill floor for a BB. Her citadel is what might make or break her for some, as it's not that far off from being as bad as Vanguard's was before release. That said, if you think you can bounce a Musashi, she can be very trolly. I love to drive forward, draw attention, and reverse while being chased, eventually making any damage they managed to do largely pointless.

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Fantastic ship. Invincible flamethrower with great gunnery. If your positioning is good, you can go far in Nelson.

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Hard hitting AP.

Insta fire high damage HE.

Super British heal only other ships are t 9 & 10 that get it.

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Cons, squishy nose and citadels. 

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6 hours ago, PrairiePlayer said:

Just watch your broadside with Nelson.  It has a high citadel.

 

Indeed

 

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She is not a brawler, she is a artillery support ship and when left unchecked she is a absolute menace. Her 16" guns have poor penetration BUT they will absolutely nuke cruisers since their less likely to overpen and will overmatch every cruiser she sees. The only time I really dely on her HE when I'm facing bow on T8 and T9 ships and she will ruin their days, unless they shoot back her.

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Cool, great feedback guys and gals. Much appreciated. I think I'll give her a try.

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