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Monaghan. Is this a terrible ship, or am I playing it wrong?

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As the title states, I can't figure this thing out. 

 

I am lucky to see 10k in this before I die. It seems to be spotted from space. Even DDs in smoke can see me before I see them. 

 

Do I go full torp/AA spec and say screw the guns?

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Run the A hull.  The B hull turns you into a torp boat.  Some players can make it work.  I can't.  But players like @MoeLykit do real well in the B hull.  It can do well.  It's basically a Farragut IIRC.  So play the A hull like a Farragut.  The B hull plays like an IJN torp boat.  It's almost like a poor man's Harekaze. 

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if you have replays of your matches in it, send them to @Lord_Zath , he provides feedback and commentary on replays and it is very useful for new players or people trying new ships

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Both.

Seriously though, it's not great. But it's loads of fun and capable of great games. Play B hull... there is no point in A hull. Use TRB/

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I won one in the event and also played it enough to get the flag. After that I sold it as I just never did like the thing all that much. If there comes a time when I figure I just have to have it again I'll buy it with coal. The only way I could successfully play it is with the long-range torps. The lack of guns, however, made it sort of a "one-trick pony." If they were good you would see them in Ranked, which you don't. 

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It’s a true Mehbote. Certainly she isn’t an easy ship to pull numbers out of, but the potential is there.

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7 hours ago, 212thAttackBattalion said:

if you have replays of your matches in it, send them to @Lord_Zath , he provides feedback and commentary on replays and it is very useful for new players or people trying new ships

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I just got done finishing ranked spirit in it with the a hull actually had a lot of fun

it's better than the Farragut in all ways and with the torpedo boost reload,    wow

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IDK Monaghan because I don't own it. What I do know is I got a sound beating from Monaghan while playing Shinonome in Ranked today (EU). Put my Shima 19 pointer in it but I didn't stand a chance. So perhaps for competitive that ship is awesome?

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the MOE-noggin is a hilarious troll boat and you get 2 ships in one the 2 gun torp reloader can be devastating once you learn how slow the torps are and launch them in the right place I love that boat its in the end of EVERY Boop compilation video I make 

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It's a mediocre and terrible ship. Save it for scenarios.

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Monaghan's a decent cap contester with A hull and is a damn good torpedo boat in B hull. However, with B hull you have only 2 guns so don't attempt to duke it out with anything, just run.

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With the A hull, she is a C hull Farragut. Run her as such and enjoy (if you need it) the convenience of a retraining ship for US destroyer captains.

With the B hull, she cooks torpedo soup but her guns aren't good for much except maybe starting fires on ships you just caused to flood. Here she teaches cautiousness and patience.

With the B hull specced for AA, her finest hour is in the Dynamo op.

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I have it, I use the torp boat variant (because if you don't, it's basically just a farragut).  I kind of hate it.  The torps are great but the reload time is sooooo long for its tier and you can't use the guns for anything, so you spend a considerable length of time every battle driving around waiting for your torpedoes to reload.

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I play only co-op and don't really care for destroyers. I have a full AA spec'd Mahan and captain that I use to farm the Dynamo Op and alternate between using the Mahan and Sims. I got the Monaghan out of one of the free Santa's crates and set it up for the scenario as well, full AA. It rocks, it is a plane slaughtering fool. Don't kill many of the little boats but it destroys the aircraft in that mode. 

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This was my best battle with the Monaghan using her as a Torp destroyer with B hull. I switched back to the A hull about two weeks ago and I like having that aft gun to throw a little extra HE with my torps. She's a fun ship and can handle a DD knife fight pretty good. She's good at contesting caps and torp running BBs. Just don't sit in her smoke too long or you'll pay for it.

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I got mine for free (Still don't how and why to this day) and she was my favourite premium until I got the Warspite during the RN Event. Picky little tin can. I have over 114K XP in her already. 

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I was wondering with the soon to be release CV "fix" that US DD with AA focused builds be more of a benefit to the team? There was a Scenarios, think it was the second Dunkirk where having her built as an AA focused ship proved very helpful.

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18 minutes ago, Ens_Stovall said:

I was wondering with the soon to be release CV "fix" that US DD with AA focused builds be more of a benefit to the team? There was a Scenarios, think it was the second Dunkirk where having her built as an AA focused ship proved very helpful.

If you start seeing more CVs in matches, and they attack one squadron at a time, I think that lots of ships will start running AA builds.

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Got one in an event box. Sold it.  Got another one in a Santa crate.  I might actually play it one of these days if I actually remember that it's there.   It's not bad, but it just doesn't stick out in my collection for some odd reason.  Currently, my fleet at Tier VI has 'Bucky", T-61, Anshan, and Farragut also.

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The B hull can be loads of fun at times. I got a Kraken in it the other day. It maybe just me but it feels like the 2 guns on it have a bit of a punch the problem is it's just not enough lead headed down range. I use the guns for finishing off other DDs after they eat one of my torps.

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On 12/23/2018 at 3:53 AM, Ens_Stovall said:

I was wondering with the soon to be release CV "fix" that US DD with AA focused builds be more of a benefit to the team? There was a Scenarios, think it was the second Dunkirk where having her built as an AA focused ship proved very helpful.

Yea, i wish I had this ship for that. 

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On 12/22/2018 at 12:00 PM, Snargfargle said:

I won one in the event and also played it enough to get the flag. After that I sold it as I just never did like the thing all that much. If there comes a time when I figure I just have to have it again I'll buy it with coal. The only way I could successfully play it is with the long-range torps. The lack of guns, however, made it sort of a "one-trick pony." If they were good you would see them in Ranked, which you don't. 

I saw it with surprising regularity in ranked. Majority ran b hull, which was generally useless,  though a handful of players used A hull to win caps. 

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2 minutes ago, legozer said:

I saw it with surprising regularity in ranked. Majority ran b hull, which was generally useless,  though a handful of players used A hull to win caps. 

I think that it was OK in an only tier VI match. However, it did poorly for me when up-tiered. I gave it more than a chance too as I played it long enough to get the flag. I never played it again so I sold it to get a free port slot.

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