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Thinking about buying it. Tired of CVs and camping BBs, just want to sink them all. Is she still a good ship for that?

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Her AA is, well, nonexistent, but the Asashio’s concealment helps with that.  I kinda enhance  her guns since her torp are very specialized but deadly.  Overall, as long as you do not go charging into the cap in the first 3 minutes, Asashio can significantly contribute to your teams victory.

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41 minutes ago, Frigate007 said:

Tired of CVs and camping BBs

Understand the the Asashio has deepwater torps.  Her torps CANNOT hit cruisers and dds, but they wreck BBs.  They have a 20 km range.  Having her in game means that you are a BB killer specialist.  After you've taken care of the majority of the red BBs, you can switch to a gun dd (kind of).  She is an acquired taste.

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CVs and maps without places to endure radar can reduce effectiveness of this boat. Otherwise however a really good BB hunter. 

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On 10/20/2019 at 1:23 AM, wiztaxi said:

CVs and maps without places to endure radar can reduce effectiveness of this boat. Otherwise however a really good BB hunter. 

CVs can obviously be a problem but I would have thought radar is not a big factor for Asashio. At least compared to other torpedo DDs. It seems easy to ply your trade from well outside radar range MOST of the time.

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Great boat for going wide, spotting and taking out a back line of fat boats.  For her Tier you don't suffer the huge credit loss of so many others. That's my favorite !!! 

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This sat in my port for almost a year, but since I started playing it a month ago I’ve had a lot of fun (and two solo warrior achievements where the enemy only had BBs and I had 8 minutes to defend or hunt them down). That being said, some maps and MM combinations are awful and you know right from the start that it will be tough to have impact.

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On 10/18/2019 at 4:59 PM, HansMohr_or_less said:

Her AA is, well, nonexistent, but the Asashio’s concealment helps with that.  I kinda enhance  her guns since her torp are very specialized but deadly.  Overall, as long as you do not go charging into the cap in the first 3 minutes, Asashio can significantly contribute to your teams victory.

I've played Asashio and it is a great capper. Asashio's that go wide at the start of the game is one of the many terrible things that almost ruin this game. You have concealment, speed, and great guns for facing most DD's. Just stay on the edge and contest don't yolo into the middle of the cap and try to torp a smokescreen and it's a great capper.

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I absolutely love this ship!  The Asashio is quickly becoming my fav DD in the game.  The torps can shut down an entire flank.  What I find is that yes...the torps only hit BB’s but once you take them out the cruisers will usually turn tail.  You outspot all other DD’s so you really don’t even need to torp them.  Keep em spotted and let your team do the work.  The guns have great ballistics and hit hard.  Don’t forget you have them and in typical IJN DD fashion you want to kite with them.  

Just imagine the reds saying “Find the Asashio!” At the start of every match and play like eliminating you is their #1 priority.  Take paths less traveled to the caps  but don’t over commit.

As for AA...yeah no.  Anticipate CV behavior the best you can and hope you don’t get a double tier VIII CV match or you will be hating life.  Then again...everyone will because WG seems to think they are working as intended.

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ES EXCELENTE - JUEGO LOS 2 - CON ESTE BARCO DIFÍCILMENTE TERMINES POR DEBAJO DE LOS TOP 3 

COMO JUGARLO : PRIMERA MISIÓN CAPTURAR, SE DEJA QUE EL EQUIPO CONTRARIO CAPTURE Y DESPUÉS SE PROCEDE A LA CAPTURA -

DESPUES NOS DEDICAMOS A LOS BB  - NO RECOMIENDO IR POR LOS LADOS - IMPORTANTE USAR TORPEDOS DE 16 KM - EL CAPITAN IDEAL ES EL DE SHIMAKAZE  - HAY QUE SABER ESPERAR PARA QUE LOS ACORAZADOS SE METAN EN LAS CAPTURAS PARA TORPEDEARLOS DE LATERAL - RECARGA DE TORPEDOS PREMIUN -

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