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Helena, Schors, Yorck or Algerie?  If you're going to suggest something else fine but you're not helping so please move along.  These are the ones I'm moving onto cause I want another tier seven cruiser to use in Narai while I grind out CRUISER: Knowledge Boost.  Thank you.

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For me, Shchors. Hands down. Stay at range, keep things burning with HE, wiggle to avoid eating citadels. Rinse. Repeat.

Whatever you decide, I hope you enjoy it.

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Your intent is the play Narai? I'd say Helena. You cant really go wrong with any of them as they all can serve a good purpose. 

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24 minutes ago, I_Potato_Ther4_I_Yam said:

Helena, Schors, Yorck or Algerie?  If you're going to suggest something else fine but you're not helping so please move along.  These are the ones I'm moving onto cause I want another tier seven cruiser to use in Narai while I grind out CRUISER: Knowledge Boost.  Thank you.

For Narai, Helena or Yorck.

 

Helena's 152mm x15 does great damage in Narai.

Yorck has good 210mm guns to work against the many Cruisers found in Narai.  She also has a terrific amount of torpedoes to use against Battleships, which really comes into play against Missouri (if your team doesn't have a DD to sink her efficiently) and the BBs that show up in the last stages of the Operation.

 

Helena is probably the safer "stand off and spam" choice.  Yorck is if you are aggressive and like to AP the Cruisers and find opportunities to torpedo Battleships.

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Helena would be the best choice for Narai, due to relatively close-range engagements against mostly cruisers and easy access to healing. Yorck and Algerie are pretty similar in that they're both 4x2 heavy cruisers that will mostly be relying on HE with the occasional switch to AP (Yorck being better because of her higher AP alpha) . What matters more between the two is that the German and French lines distinguish themselves from each other starting at the T8s Hipper and Charles Martel respectively. Shchors is a fine cruiser for randoms, but Narai doesn't really need her accuracy at long-range.

When Ultimate Frontier inevitably returns, longer ranges over open water are much more common and healing is difficult. Helena will hurt for range the most due to higher numbers of battleships, but they will handle the important destroyers and aircraft well. Shchors will excel the most at taking down the battleships and cruisers from range but her AA is garbage and she will eat nasty penetrations if the AI gets wise. Yorck and Algerie will fall somewhere between these two extremes.

Helena and Shchors rely heavily on having the IFHE skill to make their HE work, and that is up for changes.

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Helena for Narai. The output of shells against targets that follow predictable paths is just too good.

Yet of all of these Algerie has the best record for me in randoms. FWIW 

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58 minutes ago, PrairiePlayer said:

the effects of the pending changes to IFHE. 

Which are what? 

I hear there will be changes.  I don't know what they are.  Do you?

 

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21 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

Which are what? 

I hear there will be changes.  I don't know what they are.  Do you?

 

 

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1 hour ago, I_Potato_Ther4_I_Yam said:

Helena, Schors, Yorck or Algerie?  If you're going to suggest something else fine but you're not helping so please move along.  These are the ones I'm moving onto cause I want another tier seven cruiser to use in Narai while I grind out CRUISER: Knowledge Boost.  Thank you.

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Just now, PrairiePlayer said:

 

Thanks.

 

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 Of those listed I've played Yorck and Algiers and I love the Algiers. Best cruiser at that level IMO.

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Helena with CE IFHE  DE and 15 guns is a Monster.  AP is DEADLY to cruisers BUT you have to get used to the Rainbow trajectory.  She's my Fave! But with all CLS don't get CAUGHT!!

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2 hours ago, Skuggsja said:

Your intent is the play Narai? I'd say Helena. You cant really go wrong with any of them as they all can serve a good purpose. 

Helena.

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They all work. Play any of them for 3 or 4 games and you will get them working well in Narai. It's a great aiming tutorial for any T7 ship. 

But I would say it's like any scenario, its bad for learning  defensive actions. 

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For all-around utility and (in my humble opinion) lots of fun, go with the Helena.

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16 hours ago, I_Potato_Ther4_I_Yam said:

Helena, Schors, Yorck or Algerie?  If you're going to suggest something else fine but you're not helping so please move along.  These are the ones I'm moving onto cause I want another tier seven cruiser to use in Narai while I grind out CRUISER: Knowledge Boost.  Thank you.

Helena would easily be my pick, followed by Schors.  Yorck and Algerie don't do as well in my opinion because you don't really need the long range of their guns and they have fewer guns with much lower DPM.  Helena over Schors because of her greater DPM and she maneuvers better. 

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Helena and Fiji are my top picks for Narai. I really love Narai. Great farming and a lot of fun, too.

Except a few matches ago I ended up doing Narai with four CLs and three DDs. That went poorly, but we did finish everything right down to the last Schors, Colorado, and Atlanta before failboating.

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On 7/19/2019 at 3:54 PM, Amracil said:

For me, Shchors. Hands down. Stay at range, keep things burning with HE, wiggle to avoid eating citadels. Rinse. Repeat.

Whatever you decide, I hope you enjoy it.

Respects,

Am

Shchors/Lazo are my favorites for Narai, but you need a BB to carry some of these players.:Smile_amazed:

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