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Hindenburg in current state and meta

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So, Hindenburg is one cruiser I was thinking about, but never got.  It underwent number of changes, both nerfs and buffs, and certain ships were introduced that can punish it pretty hard.  How is it now, is it still worth getting?

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Hindy is still a solid ship. Been power-crept by the new super-cruisers, but she just got a small reload buff.

We don't call her Battleship Hindenburg for nothing.

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With the UU/LM installed, and BOS on the captain, it can ignore a lot of firestarting before you need to hit the DCP.  With the current proliferation of HE-spamming ships, that has to count for something. 

 

 

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Was strong before the buff.. It's a ship that gives me very little to complain about.. The 1 complaint? It's slow and turns sluggishly.

Still my favorite t10 I've gotten so far.

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Flamu has a new video out on 9.0 buffs and it gets a hearty thumbs up with the new meta.  My opinion is that the ship is slightly OP now for the experienced Cruiser player but for others perhaps not. 

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Since the buff and with Gunter.... Hindy can be down right scary. I have always enjoyed the ship even after the nerfs, now.... Going to work on getting the German commander and play the crap out of it.

Here is the vid Tox_Potato mentioned.

 

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26 minutes ago, Toxic_Potato said:

Flamu has a new video out on 9.0 buffs and it gets a hearty thumbs up with the new meta.

I have noticed a lot more of them getting play recently . I got the thunderer last week and I see a lot more Hindenburg's around in tier 10 games .

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Hindy was a good ship even with the nerfs, it just stopped being the clear favorite for ranged DPM cruiser after the nerfs.  The hilarious part to me is it's now stronger with the buffs than it was when they originally deemed it too strong pre-nerf.  The current base reload is what it used to have with the reload mod if I'm remembering correctly.

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Let’s just say with AR and the reload upgrade Hindenburg can do a lot of damage before going down. She’s a strong ship. Still turns like a BB though without steering upgrades on both slots.

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Hinden is now the best farming heavy cruiser in the game for random battles.  Especially when paired with Lutjens.

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My take is that it's decent at everything, so even though it's never the best, it's pretty much immune to changes to the meta.

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32 minutes ago, bfk_ferlyfe said:

Hinden is now the best farming heavy cruiser in the game for random battles.  Especially when paired with Lutjens.

This ^^^^^  is so true .

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36 minutes ago, Skpstr said:

My take is that it's decent at everything, so even though it's never the best, it's pretty much immune to changes to the meta.

That's one of the things I like about the German cruisers... they're adaptable. 

 

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59 minutes ago, Skpstr said:

My take is that it's decent at everything, so even though it's never the best, it's pretty much immune to changes to the meta.

Would agree with this. She can push, she can spam. Decent aa. Can hunt dds in the right circumstance. All around solid. While definitely respec the cap and go ifhe a few rounds in cb this season

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1 hour ago, Skpstr said:

My take is that it's decent at everything, so even though it's never the best, it's pretty much immune to changes to the meta.

I agree with this assessment. It can tank damage pretty well - for a cruiser - it’s weapons are strong but not specialised, and the long range hydro and huge torps are deadly at close range island ambushes late battle. 

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She’s an ok pick now.

The reload buff helps a lot. Her problem is the proliferation of big gun BBs. Thunderer/Kremlin/Yamato hurt and they aren’t going away.

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28 minutes ago, Sou1forge said:

Thunderer/Kremlin/Yamato

You sort of forgot Republique and Ohio.

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7 minutes ago, Ramsalot said:

You sort of forgot Republique and Ohio.

Also Geo/Musashi.

Edited by MnemonScarlet

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I felt Hindenburg was already fantastic before the changes.  Now she fires even faster than ever before at 8.6 seconds with MBM3 installed.  Her fastest with earlier changes before a nerf was 8.8.

 

She didn't need it, but whatever, she was one of my favorites already over the years.

 

I want to see all the "Fair Weather German Cruiser Fans" return.

Edited by HazeGrayUnderway

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13 minutes ago, Ramsalot said:

You sort of forgot Republique and Ohio.

12 minutes ago, MnemonScarlet said:

Also Geo/Musashi.

I wasn’t going for a comprehensive list, more the three BBs I expect to be in every tier 10 game.

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