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Simple question, is the Black worth the Steel?

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Radar in a T9 dd could be very useful.  Don't need her to help grind my USN dd captains (my T8-10 USN dds all have 19 pt captains) so I can't use that as an excuse.  Have the steel, but it's a big buy.

What do you all think?

 

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Its a Fletcher with the novelty of having a Radar. She excels at hunting other DD's but I would caution that sometimes the Radar will get you killed if your not careful, you're probably not going to win a gunfight with a radar cruiser if you push in to hard. She sees a lot of play in competitive, but shes one of those ships that will take the average player some time to adjust too.

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Belfast is cruiser that has been discontinued because it’s ability to use radar and smoke is OP. While Belfast also does have a hydro, she also trades torpedoes and a heal from the tech tree version. 

Black has torpedos and heals are uncommon among destroyers even at that tier. Black can also stealth radar. Some baDDies will complain that her torpedoes are slow. They fail realize that they are also stealthy enough to be basically impossible to torpedo beat around. If you can anticipate a targets movements (and Black is a ship that is great for picking up the skill) then the slowness isn’t that big an issue. 

And it’s cheaper than the competition.

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24 minutes ago, Wows_Nightly_News said:

Some baDDies will complain that her torpedoes are slow.

Doesn't Black have the same torps as Sims?

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She was good before the cv fiasco. Now i dont know if her aa is good enough. Clearly having radar in the context where all ships are spotted by cv planes is less of a benefit that it was prior.

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The Black is an amazing support DD that can be a damned terror if you can sort out her torpedoes. Even after the rise of CVs, she's treated me well.

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Hey

I personally don't have it and would not get it.  Back in the day before 1/2 the ships had radar, she was one of only a few that had radar making it very potent; but in todays meta of radar everywhere, CV's that keep rocketing you to death, then why bother.  There are much better guns boats, much better torp boats, better DD's all around at T9, some with very good hydro even.  I would look at another candidate personally that fits better in todays messy meta.

 

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