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I wonder if Cossack would be worth getting rn via buying Guineas? I right now have 12 guineas accumulated and I calculated that it would take me $29 to buy the rest of the guineas including the 10-pack.

I can play destroyers somewhat okay.

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Cossack seems to be a good ship, but worth it?  Only you can answer that question.  What is $29 worth to you?  To me it's food.

 

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1 minute ago, TitanicMan2 said:

I wonder if Cossack would be worth getting rn via buying Guineas? I right now have 12 guineas accumulated and I calculated that it would take me $29 to buy the rest of the guineas including the 10-pack.

I can play destroyers somewhat okay.

I only paid $.99 and really liking mine.  Had one of my best base XP matches ever with her.   I consider myself a DD/CL main however, so ymmv/

 

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She's quite fun, Aside from the slow speed and 1 torpedo launcher...

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She is a good ship and is tier 8. I would say she is worth it. 

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16 minutes ago, TitanicMan2 said:

I wonder if Cossack would be worth getting rn via buying Guineas? I right now have 12 guineas accumulated and I calculated that it would take me $29 to buy the rest of the guineas including the 10-pack.

I can play destroyers somewhat okay.

What would you use Cossack for?

  • RN DD crew trainer? Then it's worthwhile. 
  • To make money? This might be fine, but keep in mind that DDs aren't the best class here, because they tend to have lower average damage than cruisers or BBs.
  • For fun factor? Lightning is just as good, if not better. 2km range and an extra turret isn't quite enough to justify the loss of the second torpedo launcher on Cossack.
  • Competitive? Nopenopenope

The fact that Loyang is your most played DDs should help, Cossack's shells are floaty as heck, worse than USN 5/38. And you'll get to see a lot of tier 10 matches.

 

Disclaimer: I've only played two Cossack games so far :)

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She’s an escort destroyer, using her hydro to screen torpedoes and other DDs, and her good concealment to spot enemy ships. She has strong torpedoes, but they’re restricted to very poor firing arcs. She has a decent amount of guns, but they aren’t good enough to make her a reliable hunter killer. Cossack is a support ship, a workhorse. If that role doesn’t appeal to you, I’d stay away.

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12 minutes ago, TitanicMan2 said:

I wonder if Cossack would be worth getting rn via buying Guineas? I right now have 12 guineas accumulated and I calculated that it would take me $29 to buy the rest of the guineas including the 10-pack.

I can play destroyers somewhat okay.

Nope, not so long as the Haida still exists.

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You can get 4 more Guineas after Wednesday so you will need a bit fewer if you do the coming directives.

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13 minutes ago, warheart1992 said:

You can get 4 more Guineas after Wednesday so you will need a bit fewer if you do the coming directives.

And the OP can also save a few cents by purchasing each guinea (beyond the 10-for-99-cents special) individually. if, of course his bank/credit card doesn't balk at the plan.

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34 minutes ago, Amatsukaze_KaiNi said:

She's quite fun, Aside from the slow speed and 1 torpedo launcher...

Normally, I'm not a fan of DDs with only a single torp launcher and no reload booster.  But the Cossack is kind of the exception here because her torpedo reload is very quick at 66s.  On top of that, she gets the Daring's 10km torps rather than the Lightning's 8km torps, which is nice. (I just wish that the Kidd's one rack of torps used the upgraded Fletcher torps rather than her stock torps).

I've found the Cossack to be a very fun DD to play overall.

 

As for whether the Cossack would be worth it for the OP, that's a value judgment that only he can make.  At $29 for the remaining Guineas he needs, that's a pretty good discount for a tier 8 DD.  But if he's not really into playing DDs, would it be money well spent for him?  Only he can answer that.

 

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Notser did a video on her last week post buff....

According to him she is.

Out of all my battles with her, she is strong and fun.

Is she worth $29?

Depends on how much you enjoy playing destroyers. 

I didn't fully realize how many Guineas I would get so easily,  so I bought the $1 pack and 2 $10 packs to get her.

For me she was worth $21.

 

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Completely worth it.  She is a true blend of gunboat-torpedo boat, even with 1 torpedo launcher it reloads so fast and her detection is so good.  She has 8 guns and they can pump out the dmg, I run IFHE on mine and it chews through other DD hp fast.   Honestly 0 complaints about Cossack worth the money to get before she is gone if you play UK DD.

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She's okay as a Tier VIII Premium DD.  Lo Yang, Kidd are superior.  In strictly Tier VIII RN DD terms, I'd say Lightning is way superior to Cossack.  Not to mention when you complete the RN DD Collection, you get a Free Perma-Camo for Lightning.

 

One thing is for sure, I would not pay Full Tier VIII Premium DD Price for Cossack.

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Having a blast with her. Worth it for me. Have the Kidd as well, like them both, but this boat is awesome. 

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If you're going to spend the dosh and buy the guineas, sure.

However, as mentioned before this, Cossack can be outplayed by other DD'S at the same tier. Is she good? Eh...in competent hands, yes. But those competent hands are most likely going to go for something else, as it's not as much work.

But if you like a challenge, by all means; go for it. It's a fun ship, regardless. Keep in mind (as also mentioned) you will see tier 10, and there be dragons waiting for you that will find you crunchy and taste good with grog.

Now, if it were me, I'd go for Haida. She's much better all round. If I see one on the red team, I'm going to keep it in mind as I move around the map - it's a nasty customer and not to be underestimated. That and she's only going to see tier 9, tops.

 

At the end of the day, it's your money. Cossack is a decent ship, but there's so many better ships in that tier.

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I like it. Also, even with my crappy stats as a new player, I regularly get 200k to 300k credits per battle after service cost (with premium time.)

 

And the guns may not be the best ever, but they're not slouches at T8, either:

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It is disgustingly OP now, where as it was merely OP before they buffed turret traverse and torpedo reload.

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7 minutes ago, MrDeaf said:

It is disgustingly OP now, where as it was merely OP before they buffed turret traverse and torpedo reload.

Still think Lightning is way better.  360 degree traverse on the guns for ridiculous ability to track targets no matter the maneuvering.  Also a much more powerful torpedo loadout.  You can drop Cossack's entire torpedo load into some BB and there's a very realistic chance they'll survive.  Not so with Lightning.

 

Of course, if Lightning performs too well, WG could nerf her.  She's a tech tree ship after all.

Hello Yueyang!

Cossack would probably be the "safer" acquisition.

 

Still, got Lightning for free from the tech tree and the RN DD Collection even got me a free Perma-Camo for her.  I got this dolled up Lightning and Cossack from the event, so I got the best of both worlds.

 

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If you aint got anything to spend your guineas on, get Cossack, she's a fun bote. Personally, I like Lo Yang more, but Cossack's no DD to take lightly either.

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7 hours ago, Crucis said:

Normally, I'm not a fan of DDs with only a single torp launcher and no reload booster.  But the Cossack is kind of the exception here because her torpedo reload is very quick at 66s.  On top of that, she gets the Daring's 10km torps rather than the Lightning's 8km torps, which is nice. (I just wish that the Kidd's one rack of torps used the upgraded Fletcher torps rather than her stock torps).

I've found the Cossack to be a very fun DD to play overall.

 

As for whether the Cossack would be worth it for the OP, that's a value judgment that only he can make.  At $29 for the remaining Guineas he needs, that's a pretty good discount for a tier 8 DD.  But if he's not really into playing DDs, would it be money well spent for him?  Only he can answer that.

 

With the Torpedo Armament Expertise Commander skill, which my RN DD Captain has, that can be reduced to 59.4 seconds. Very nice for a one launcher DD.

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