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Mouse's Quick Summary of Premium Battleships

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This index is meant to serve as a quick summary of the Premium battleships, both current and previously available.  This will be faster and easier for me to update when something new comes out than the time it takes to write a longer article.  This guide is not meant to be comprehensive, but to give players a glance over of what each ship entails while providing easy to navigate links to more thorough reviews. 

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Recent Changes  (Last Updated May 8th,, 2020)

Legend & Notes
Ship availability will be described with one of these colour-coded descriptions.  Here's what they mean:

  • PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE - Provided you have the time or resources, you can own this ship right now.
  • 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or Doubloons - You must spend either real-world money or premium currency (doubloons).
  • 15px-FXP_icon_67.png  Free Experience  - Purchased through the in-game tech tree for Free Experience.
  • 15px-Research_points_icon.png  Research Points - Purchased through resetting tech tree lines acquired through the Research Academy.
  • 15px-Rangium_25.png  Event Ship - Earned through completing various in game events, be they season events, challenges, missions, directives, etc.
  • 10px-Coal_icon.png  Coal - Available through the Armory for the Coal currency.
  • 10px-Steel_icon.png  Steel - Available through the Armory for the Steel currency.
  • PCEE012_SeasonFlag02.png  NOT AVAILABLE  - Ship is not currently being sold, likely because it has been temporarily removed from sale or the event to acquire her has ended.  Details provided when known.
  • PCEE145_Pigeon_Of_War.pngRARE COLLECTOR'S ITEM - Ship is no longer available through any of the above means.  It may still be found in the occasional Supercontainer or other RNG-based reward.  Typically these are ships that were produced under a crossover license such as with ARS NOVA: Arpeggio of Blue Steel and Azur Lane, but also includes ships that have been retired for performance issues and the occasional super-rare giveaway.
  • OUO0rAb.pngWORK IN PROGRESS - Ship is still in development and not yet released to the public.  Please note that any performance statistics of the ship are subject to change before release.

When the ship's name is a link, it will lead you to the full review of the given vessel.  Pay close attention to the date of the review.  Older reviews may contain information no longer relevant to the current meta.

Angry YouTuber Review
For those who absolutely must have a shorthand on ship performance, I present this mockery of a system:

GARBAGE– I hate it!  Maybe it sucks.  Maybe it's boring.  Maybe I resent how it was implemented in the game.  You won't know unless you read the full review, but this is quotable, gosh darn it, so you'll forget anything the article actually said and run with this.
Mehbote – It's alright.  Frankly, this describes almost every ship in the game.  People get really cheesed when I describe their favourite, super-competitive ship as meh, so I do it often.
Gudbote – The best thing ever.  These are ships I like to play.  Maybe it's good.  Maybe it's fun. Maybe I'm trolling you. You dunno, but you'll make a big deal that I said X was a good ship when you preferred Y. 
OVERPOWERED – I hate playing against it! 

Note that these evaluations listed here may differ from those found in the article.  Why?  Well, a couple of reasons.  First, the Quick Summary entries are more recent and are more likely to reflect my present feelings on the ship.  It's easier to change one word here than going back, making a new graphic (or animation) after all.  Second, sometimes I just like messing with people.  Seriously, one-word blurbs to summarize the complexity and nuance of a ship someone is asking $50 for is downright silly.  I don't spend upwards of two weeks putting one of these articles together just to be superceded by a joke-graphic. 

 

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Arkansas Beta, tier IV
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Summary:  A not-quite stock Wyoming-class Battleship with six (6!) upgrade slots, allowing it to be kitted out the same way you could a high tier US Battleship.  Yes, really.  She's balanced by her complete lack of AA firepower and every CV out there knows it.
Release History:  Awarded on June 30th, 2015 to Closed Beta participants who had logged enough game play.  She has not been made available since.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

Texas, tier V
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 5,450 Doubloons
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Summary:  A heavily modernized New York-class battleship with vastly improved AA power (though it's never enough).  This comes at the expense at different (not necessarily better or worse) fire angles on her main battery and a half knot of precious speed.
Release History: First Sold May 2nd to May 16th, 2016.  On sale from May 25th, 2016 until February 7th, 2018.  Available May 4th until May 14th, 2018.  Returned to the online store June 15th, 2018.  Sold in the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.8 in September of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote

Arizona, tier VI
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 6,900 Doubloons
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Summary:  A hard-hitting, slow-firing standard-type battleship.  She's renowned for the accuracy of her twelve 356mm guns, her durability and her poor AA defenses.
Release History: First Sold on July 4th to 18th, 2016.  Sold in various Black Friday bundles 2016.  Sold from December 16th to January 2nd, 2017.  Sold from January 18th, 2017 until February 7th, 2018.  Available May 4th to May 18th, 2018.  Returned to the online store June 15th, 2018.  Added to the in game tech tree on September 18th, 2018. Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review: Gudbote
Mouse's Notes:  Arizona is easy to overlook but don't let her long-reload or poor AA firepower fool you.  Her guns are monstrous with solid penetration and great accuracy for an American standard-type.

West Virginia 1941, tier VI
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 7,300 Doubloons
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Summary:  A down-tiered, stock Colorado-class battleship.  Though she's painfully slow and with poor AA, her eight 406mm rifles are horrifyingly powerful for their penetration, accuracy and damage output. She may be a bit of a one-trick pony, but nothing at tier VI outguns West Virginia.
Release History:  First sold November 30th until December 14th, 2018.  Remained on sale after initial sale period.  Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.8 in September of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

California, tier VII
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Summary:  Another twelve-gun armed standard-type battleship.  Unlike New Mexico or Arizona, California's reload is around five seconds faster, preserving the latter's excellent accuracy.  In addition, her AA suite is fully modernized.  However, her top speed remains painfully slow and the extra AA mounts greatly impair her main battery fire angles.
Release History:  California is still in development.  Any parameters discussed here are subject to change.
Angry YouTuber Review: WORK IN PROGRESS 

Alabama, tier VIII
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 12,500 Doubloons
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Summary:  A South Dakota-class battleship.  She's a reliable workhorse with good protection (especially anti-torpedo protection), powerful 406mm guns, great agility and good AA firepower.
Release History:  First sold March 31st until April 14th, 2017.  Sold August 9th until 22nd.  Available Black Friday 2017 from November 22nd to 27th, 2017.  Became available for doubloons on December 20th, 2017.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote
Mouse's Notes:  Alabama has lost a lot of her luster over the last couple of years.  She's been power-creeped to a state of mediocrity.

Alabama ST, tier VIII
PCEE012_SeasonFlag02.png  NOT AVAILABLE  PCEE145_Pigeon_Of_War.pngRARE COLLECTOR'S ITEM
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Summary:  The original Alabama-drama-llama-mama. This ship is the reason we not only have Alabama but why Massachusetts is the monster that she is.  She clones Alabama's performance in all regards but she comes with unique permanent camouflage that's disturbingly wiggly.
Release History:  This ship has only been handed out to select Supertesters who have served a long time with distinction.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Lewdbote

Massachussetts, tier VIII
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 13,050 Doubloons
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Summary:  A South Dakota-class battleship that trades main battery accuracy for god-tier secondaries and a bit more agility.
Release History:  First sold June 29th, 2018. Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.8 in September of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote
Mouse's Notes:  Massachusetts might actually be overperforming, but I don't mind facing off against her.  She's easily one of (if not THE) best American battleship premiums available right now, tier for tier.

Massachussetts Black, tier VIII
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Summary:  Massachusetts in all respects but with a dead-sexy black and chrome paint scheme.
Release History:    A Black Friday special ship with limited availability appearing at the end of November.  First sold on Black Friday 2018.  Sold again on Black Friday 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

Missouri, tier IX
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Summary:  An Iowa-class battleship with some minor differences to her armour and AA layout, though neither are particularly advantageous.  However, she does have access to a Surveillance Radar consumable.  Most important of all, Missouri generates more credits per match than any other ship in the game.  Like, it's not even close.
Release History:  Made available for 750,000 free experience on December 7th, 2016.  No longer available as of patch 0.7.2.
Angry YouTuber Review: Gudbote

Georgia, tier IX
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash  10px-Coal_icon.png  228,000 Coal
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Summary: Georgia is weird.  She has Massachusetts' secondaries on what is ostensibly Iowa's hull with six 457mm guns with improved accuracy.  Slap on an improved Repair Party and a French Engine Boost, cuz why not?  She's an incredibly powerful and versatile battleship.
Release History:  Georgia was first released June 14th, 2019, being sold directly through the premium shop or purchased through the Armory for coal.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

Ohio, tier X
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE  15px-Research_points_icon.png  62,000 Research Points
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Summary:  A Montana-class battleship that trades its twelve 406mm rifles for eight 457mm guns instead.  She carries some of Massachusetts' pedigree with improved secondaries and a shorter reset timer on her Repair Party.
Release History:  Ohio came available through the Armory with patch 0.8.8 on September 16th, 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

 

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Dreadnought, tier III
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 3,800 Doubloons
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Summary: A stock-Bellorophon prototype with improved stealth at the expense of speed.
Release History:  Dreadnought was first sold through a bundle with HMS Vanguard starting on November 18th, 2018.  She was made available through a series of missions starting in December of 2018.  Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.8 in September of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote

Monarch 1916, tier IV
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Summary:  An almost-stock Orion-class battleship with slight improvements to her secondaries, sigma and gun handling but almost no AA firepower.  She has improved autobounce-angles on her AP shells but no main battery HE shells whatsoever.
Release History: Monarch 1916 is still in development.  Pigeon_of_War may have left Wargaming, but the dream lives on.  Everything about her is subject to change, including her existence. 
Angry YouTuber Review:  Famous and Historical

Warspite, tier VI
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 6,800 Doubloons
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Quick Summary:  Everything everyone hoped the Royal Navy battleship line would be.  She's a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship without improved HE shells.  She's incredibly accurate, very tanky with good secondaries and ridiculous levels of agility.  Her flaws include only modest AA firepower, short range and a low top speed.
Release History:  First Sold June 30th to July 7th, 2015. Sold on Black Friday 2015 from November 26th to December 1st, 2015.  Sold from May 25th, 2016 until February 7th, 2018.  Available from May 25th until June 4th, 2018.  Returned to the online store June 15th, 2018.  Available for doubloons September 18th, 2018.  Added to the Armory for doubloons in patch 0.8.2 in April 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote
Mouse's Notes:  Warspite is, hands down, one of the best premium battleships in the game.  She's amazing without being overpowered.

Hood, tier VII
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 10,000 Doubloons
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Summary:  A massive, if under-armed battleship with incredible speed.  She lacks the improved British HE shells but her AP has improved auto-ricochet angles.  Finally, Hood also has access to Defensive AA Fire which was amazing back when she was first release and is now a joke.
Release History:  First Sold May 18th until June 16th, 2017.  Became available in the tech tree with patch 0.6.10 on August 30th.  Became available on the online store September 1st, 2017.  No longer available for doubloons with patch 0.7.9.  Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote

Nelson, tier VII
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 15px-FXP_icon_67.png 375,000 Free Experience 
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Quick Summary:  A slow Royal Navy battleship with all of her guns mounted forward on her bow.  Her repair party consumable can allow her to come back from the dead twice over.
Release History:  HMS Nelson became available on August 22nd, 2017 through the in game tech tree.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

Duke of York, tier VII
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 10,100 Doubloons
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Summary:  A King George V-class battleship that trades a significant loss in rate of fire for improved auto-bounce angles on her AP shells, a Hydroacoustic Search consumable and large increase to her AA firepower.
Release History: First sold December 20th, 2017 til January 17th, 2018.  Returned to the online store on June 8th, 2018.  Became available for doubloons on September 18th, 2018. Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  GARBAGE
Mouse's Notes:  Duke of York is a good ship.  I just hate what we lost access to in order to get her in the game.

Vanguard, tier VIII
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 13,300 Doubloons
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Quick Summary:   An attempt on Wargaming's part to create a tier VIII Warspite and, bless them, they did try.  She has horrible fire angles but a fast rate of fire.
Release History:  First sold November 16th, 2018.  Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.8 in September of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  GARBAGE
Mouse's Notes:  She's not that bad.  I just abhor her fire angles with the heat of a thousand suns.

Thunderer, tier X
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Coal_icon.png 252,000 Coal
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Summary:  A Conqueror-class battleship with eight, fast-firing 457mm rifles.  She is, hands down, the most accurate battleship in the game though she's noted for being rather fragile.
Release History:  First joked about in May of 2018.  Then Wargaming went ahead and made her real.  She was released September 16th, 2019 in the Armory for coal.
Angry YouTuber Review:  What Have I Done?
Mouse's Notes:  I'm not going to lie, this is hella flattering that Wargaming put her into the game. Her game play vaguely resembles a design proposal I made for Prince of Wales once upon a time.

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Dunkerque, tier VI
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 5,500 Doubloons
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Summary:  A lightly armed and armoured battlecruiser with eight 330mm guns mounted between two quadruple turrets on the bow.  The ship is fast, her reloads are quick and her muzzle velocity is excellent.
Release History:  First Sold August 22nd to September 5th, 2016.  Sold in various Black Friday bundles 2016. Sold December 2nd to 9th, 2016. Sold December 23rd to January 2nd, 2017.  Added to the online store and in game tech tree on April 19th, 2017 until February 7th, 2018.  Returned to the online store as a "Special Offer" February 9th, 2018 and remained a permanent fixture.  Returned to the tech tree for doubloons on May 10th, 2018.  No longer available for doubloons with patch 0.7.9.  Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote

Gascogne, tier VIII
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 12,700 Doubloons
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Summary:  A Richelieu-class battleship with its main battery guns mounted fore and aft instead of all on the bow.  She has improved Engine Boost and Repair Party consumables and long-range secondaries to boot.
Release History:  Gascogne first sold March 2nd to 30th, 2018.  Went on sale the week of July 8th, 2018.  Available for doubloons as of September 18th, 2018. Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote

Champagne, tier VIII
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Summary:  A second Gascogne-variant of the Richelieu-class, this time with two triple 406mm gun turrets.
Release History:  Champagne is still a work in progress and subject to change. She has not yet been released.
Angry YouTuber Review: 

Jean Bart, tier IX
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash 10px-Coal_icon.png 228,000 Coal
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Summary: Jean Bart is an upgraded Richelieu-class battleship with improved anti-aircraft firepower and equipped with the Main Battery Reload Booster consumable.  Unassuming at first glance, she is overpowered in the right situation.  Jean Bart annihilates opponents that make mistakes like few other warships can.  When capitalizing on these situations, she is without equal.  Jean Bart punches much harder than her smaller-caliber battleship guns would suggest.
Release History:  First sold on November 7th to 23rd, 2018.  Also available for coal in the arsenal.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

Bourgogne, tier X
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE  10px-Steel_icon.png  30,000 Steel
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Summary:  Bourgogne is an Alsace-class battleship up-tiered and unnerfed with improvements made to her secondaries, Engine Boost consumable and anti-aircraft firepower.  Like Jean Bart before her, she has access to the Main Battery Reload Booster.
Release History:  Became available with patch 0.7.11 in the arsenal for steel.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

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König Albert, tier III
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Summary:   A worse-than-stock tier IV Kaiser-class Battleship squeezing in at tier III.  She has powerful guns, good armour and excellent secondaries while being rather clumsy with her handling.  She is, hands down, one of the most powerful premiums, tier for tier, in the game bar none.
Release History:  First sold and on sale since September 6th, 2016.  Left the in game tech tree on August 30th.  She left the online store on September 1st, 2017 and was supposedly retired.  Wargaming announced she would not longer be regularly sold going forward.  Apparently the other servers didn't get the memo and while she was not available on the NA server, she continued to be sold on the EU and RU servers.  König Albert returned to the NA online store on June 15th, 2018 (because the other servers weren't listening).  Then she was no longer available as of August 31st 2018.  You think that would be the end of it, but no.  She was sold again on Black Friday 2018 through Armada Bundle until December 7th, 2018.  Is she gone for good?  Who can say?  Not me!  Keep your eyes peeled!
Angry YouTuber Review:  OVERPOWERED

Prinz Eitel Friedrich, tier VI
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 7,100 Doubloons
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Summary:  A German battlecruiser defined by the poor penetration power on her main battery, her exposed citadel and her phenomenal secondaries and AA power.  Seriously, a German battleship with an exposed citadel?  What is the world coming to!?
Release History:  First sold December 21st.  Made available to earn for free through the "In the Name of His Highness" mission chain. Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.8 in September 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote

Scharnhorst, tier VII
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 9,800 Doubloons
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Summary:  Fast, heavily armoured and armed to the teeth.  Scharnhorst boasts rapid-fire 283mm guns, excellent secondaries and deck mounted torpedoes. 
Release History:  First Sold August 15th to 29th, 2016. Sold October 20th to November 3rd, 2016.  Sold in various Black Friday bundles 2016. Sold December 2nd to 9th, 2016. Sold December 23rd to January 2nd, 2017. On sale from January 18th, 2017 until February 7th, 2018.  Returned to the online store on May 10th, 2018.  Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote
Mouse's Notes:  This is one of the most successful premium ships in the game, in my opinion.  If you're looking for a fun battleship with unique game play that performs well without being overpowered, you can't go wrong with Scharnhorst.

Scharnhorst Black, tier VII
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Summary:  A clone of Scharnhorst but boasting a sexy black and chrome camouflage scheme.
Release History:  First sold for Black Friday 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

Tirpitz, tier VIII
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 12,800 Doubloons
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Summary:  A Bismarck-class battleship that trades away Hydroacoustic Search and AA-power for deck mounted torpedoes.  One on one, she's arguably the best tier VIII battleship in the game.  It's a shame random battles aren't all fought that way.
Release History:  First Sold September 17th to October 1st, 2015.  Sold December 11th to 14th, 2015.  On sale since May 25th, 2016.  Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

Tirpitz Black, tier VIII
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Summary:  Another Black Friday clone -- this time of Tirpitz.  She has a cool red and white Maltese cross on her deck on top of the black and chrome camo.
Release History:  First sold November 23rd until December 7th, 2018. Sold again over Black Friday 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

Odin, tier VIII
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Summary:  Odin feels like a tier VIII Scharnhorst (which is pretty damn high praise) with larger, 305mm guns, improved secondaries and AA firepower and the scorpion-sting of torpedoes.
Release History:  Odin is still a work in progress and everything about her is subject to change.
Angry YouTuber Review:  WORK IN PROGRESS

 

 

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Giulio Cesare, tier V
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Summary:  Fast, hard hitting and incredibly agile, Giulio Cesare is a monster.  She has comfortable gunnery and good stealth to boot.  The only balancing measures in place are her poor citadel protection (which doesn't come into play often) and her modest-to-poor AA firepower.
Release History:  First sold October 20th til November 10th, 2017.  Available Black Friday 2017 from November 22nd to 27th, 2017.  Became available for doubloons on December 20th, 2017.  No longer on sale as of February 7th, 2018.  Returned to the online store June 6th, 2018.  No longer available as of September 2018.  Sold through Black Friday Armada Bundle from November 23rd to December 7th, 2018 because "screw consistency".  In 2019, Wargaming proposed rebalancing this ship at tier VI and the community lost their collective poop, insisting it be left alone and permanently unavailable.
Angry YouTuber Review:  OVERPOWERED

Roma, tier VIII
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Summary:  Fast, agile and stealthy, Roma is armed with nine, high-powered 380mm rifles with tremendous levels of AP penetration.  She has some very trollish dispersion, though. 
Release History:  First went on sale from January 18th until February 1st, 2018.  This was extended until February 12th.  Available from May 11th until the 25th, 2018.  Went on sale the week of July 8th, 2018.  Available for doubloons as of September 18th, 2018.  Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote
Mouse's Notes:  I like Roma a lot, but don't let my Youtuber rating fool you -- she is a difficult ship to play well.  Roma, along with Kii, has one of the highest credit earning potentials in the game with her Makoto Kobayashi camouflage, exceeding all other ships at the moment with the exception of Missouri.  You have to pay through the nose to get access to this camo.

Impero / AL Littorio, tier VIII
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Summary:  A modified Roma-clone with improved agility and a longer main battery reload. She has access to an Exhaust Smoke Generator.
Release History:  Impero is still a work in progress and subject to change. She has not yet been released.
Angry YouTuber Review:  WORK IN PROGRESS

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Mikasa, tier II
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Summary:  A tough low tier Battleship with awful guns, great (but too short ranged) secondaries and very slow speed.
Release History:  Awarded in Christmas Ornament Contest, 2015.  Awarded from Fight for Freedom Missions from July 1st to July 28th, 2016.  First Sold in various Black Friday bundle 2016.  Sold December 2nd to 9th, 2016.  Sold December 23rd to January 2nd, 2017.  Sold from July 28th to July 31st, 2017.  Became available in the tech tree with patch 0.6.10 on August 30th.  Became available on the online store September 1st, 2017 until February 7th, 2018.  Returned to the online store on June 15th, 2018. Moved to the Armory with patch 0.8.2 in April 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  GARBAGE

Ishizuchi, tier IV
PCEF003_EqualSpeed_SignalFlag.png  AVAILABLE 10px-Doubloons.png  Cash or 2,800 Doubloons
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SummaryA true WWI era Battlecruiser, trading armour for speed.  Armed with ten 305mm rifles with improved reload times providing fearsome potential DPM.
Release History:  First Sold on June 30th, 2015.  Sold from July 2015 until February 7th, 2018.  Went on sale April 27th.  Returned to the tech tree for doubloons on May 10th, 2018.  No longer available for doubloons with patch 0.7.9.  Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote

Arpeggio of Blue Steel Kongo-class Battleships,  (Kongo, Kirishima, Haruna, Hiei), tier V
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Summary:  Four individual, fully upgraded Kongo-class Battleships based off the Arpeggio of Blue Steel anime series.   Performance wise, these are clones of the tier V tech-tree battleship but with premium economy and camouflage.
Release History: These ships were first made available through month-long events in January, June, September and December of 2016.  Went on sale January 31st, 2020.  All four could be earned through completing a four-part mission chain from January 31st until February 12th, 2020.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote
Mouse's Notes:  It's pretty cool that Wargaming turned these into fully fledged premiums three years after they were last available.  It's a shame Kongo isn't as competitive as she once was, though.

Mutsu, tier VI
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Summary A faster Nagato-class Battleship with less armour, less efficient AP shells and almost no AA power whatsoever.  She does get deck mounted torpedoes, though.
Release History:  First sold February 17th until March 3rd, 2017.  Sold June 23rd until June 26th.  Sold August 25th to 28th, 2017.  Available Black Friday 2017 from November 22nd to 27th, 2017.  Became available for doubloons on December 20th, 2017.  Removed from sale February 7th, 2018.  Returned to the in game tech tree for doubloons on May 10th, 2018.  No longer available for doubloons with patch 0.7.9. Added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote

Ashitaka, tier VII
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Summary:  An Amagi-class battlecruiser as she was originally designed, lacking many of the modernizations found on the tier VIII tech tree ship and a near total-lack of effective AA defense.  This ship is fast and fragile, but her ten 410mm guns are phenomenal.
Release History:  First sold November 30th until December 11th, 2017.  Sold April 20th until May 4th, 2018.  Returned to the online store on June 8th, 2018.  Available for doubloons as of September 18th, 2018.  Moved over to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote
Mouse's Notes:  Ashitaka is one of my favourite battleships (battlecruisers?) in the game.  She's a total glass cannon but her guns are wonderful.  She has the option of equipping Makoto Kobayashi camouflage (which will cost you an arm and a leg) but it improves her credit-earning capabilities above that of a normal tier VIII premium.

Kii , tier VIII
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Summary:  A Battleship based on the Amagi-class battlecruiser that trades speed for more armour yet somehow she ends up with less overall protection.  Her anti-air defenses are good and she has torpedoes but her main battery performance is less than ideal.
Release History:  Kii first went on sale September 22nd until October 6th, 2017.  Available Black Friday 2017 from November 22nd to 27th, 2017.  Became available for doubloons on December 20th, 2017.  Moved to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review: Mehbote
Mouse's Notes: Kii really plays at cross purposes to herself.  You'd think that with her torpedoes and her 100mm secondaries that she'd be a fun brawler but there's problems.  Her secondaries are too short ranged, for one.  For another, her citadel is more exposed than it is on Amagi.  Still, Kii has one of the highest credit earning potentials in the game with her Makoto Kobayashi camouflage, exceeding all other ships at the moment with the exception of Missouri. You have to pay through the nose to get access to this camo but if you have it and you can make it work, you can make bank.

Asama, tier VIII
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Summary:  A clone of the Amagi-class battlecruiser with slightly improved sigma at the expense of a longer main battery reload.
Release History:  Asama is still a work in progress and subject to change. She has not yet been released.
Angry YouTuber Review:  WORK IN PROGRESS

Musashi, tier IX
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Summary:  A Yamato-class battleship at tier IX.  She has slightly less accuracy, greatly reduced secondaries and AA power compared to the lead of her class.
Release History:  Made available for 750,000 free experience on January 17th, 2018.  Added to the Arsenal for 176,000 Coal on June 27th, 2018.  Removed from sale with patch 0.8.0.
Angry YouTuber Review:  OVERPOWERED

Shikashima, tier IX
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Summary:  A modified Yamato-class battleship with six enormous 510mm guns, the largest caliber guns currently available in the game.
Release History:  Shikishima is still in development.  Everything about her is subject to change.
Angry YouTuber Review:OUO0rAb.pngWORK IN PROGRESS

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Bajie, tier IX
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Summary:  An Izumo-class battleship with increased range and accuracy but with worse gun handling and a slower rate of fire.
Release History:  Bajie was first sold on January 24th, 2020 until February 10th, 2020.  She could also be obtained through special New Year's loot crates, some of which could be earned through in-game missions, but acquiring her through them was never guaranteed.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote

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Viribus Unitis, tier V
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Summary:  A soft-skinned, over-tiered battleship with good gunnery but appalling fire angles on her main battery.  This issue is compounded with a tiny health pool and thin belt armour.  This ship is only good if no one shoots back.  As a WWI era dreadnought, her AA power is about what you would expect -- limited to a crewman with a bullhorn whining at airplanes to please stop.  Kinda like Reddit.
Release History:  First sold October 3rd, 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  GARBAGE

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Imperator Nikolai I, tier IV
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Summary:   The Battleship that makes Tier V ships glad they're often stuck in tier VII Matches so they don't have to face this ship.  Suck it, Viribus Unitis.  She is hella vulnerable to torpedo bombers, so I guess that takes some of the edge off her in the current meta.
Release History:  First Sold on Black Friday 2015 from November 26th to December 1st, 2015.  She has not been sold since.  She has been made indirectly available through various Christmas Loot Boxes over the holiday seasons of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  OVERPOWERED

Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya, tier V
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Summary:  An ugly-as-sin Soviet battleship with twelve 305mm guns, surprisingly good anti-aircraft firepower and a Soviet battleship Damage Control Party consumable with unique properties..
Release History:  First sold October 4th through 25th, 2017.  It could be earned from a series of missions over three weeks over the same time period.  Available Black Friday 2017 from November 22nd to 27th, 2017.  Became available for doubloons on December 20th, 2017.  No longer available as of February 7th, 2018.  Available from May 4th until May 18th, 2018.  Became available for Coal in the arsenal on June 27th, 2018.  Returned permanently to the online store on September 7th, 2018.  Added to the in game tech tree for doubloons on September 18th, 2018.  Moved over to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.2 in April of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Best Butt Boat

Poltava, tier VII
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Summary:  A Soviet battleship with fast(er) firing 356mm guns as her main armament.  Though she boasts many Soviet battleship features such as horrible rates of turn, a good top speed and excellent durabiliy, she doesn't have the vaunted Soviet battleship accuracy at close range.
Release History:  First sold December 3rd, 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Mehbote

Lenin, tier VIII
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Summary:  A tough, hard hitting battleship with all nine 406mm guns mounted forward-facing akin to HMS Nelson.  The combination of her extended waterline belt, improved hull and deck armour and fast acting Damage Control Party makes her a bow-tanking nightmare to contend with.
Release History:  First sold May 8th, 2019.  She was added to the Armory for doubloons with patch 0.8.8 in September of 2019.
Angry YouTuber Review:  Gudbote

Zarya Svobody, tier IX
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Summary:  A stock-hulled Sovetsky Soyuz-class battleship that uses 1.9 sigma American battleship dispersion instead of 1.7 sigma Soviet battleship dispersion.
Release History:  Zarya Svobody is still a work in progress and subject to change. She has not yet been released.
Angry YouTuber Review:  WORK IN PROGRESS

 

 

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LWM. Thanks in advance for all your contributions! 

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12 minutes ago, RipNuN2 said:

So you mean we have to wait patiently for this?

 

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I like this one better. :Smile_teethhappy:

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Guess part of the whole placeholder thing is all the ships getting a mehbote ranking. Awaiting the final product.

 

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1 minute ago, Sabot_100 said:

Guess part of the whole placeholder thing is all the ships getting a mehbote ranking. Awaiting the final product.

I'll change it just for you.

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1 minute ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

'll change it just for you.

Gee thanks. I was just a bit slow so it took me a while to figure it out. Texas IS a meh bote, Arizona I guess could be also, Massachusetts is a ...wth?

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love all the work you do LWM, and always very well done. begs the question though, where do you find the time to actually Play? or, you know, life? because you deserve a little time with a brat, a beer and no boats:Smile_medal:

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Thanks LWM all your efforts are truly appreciated !

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Kind of makes me want to make an out of place comment, just so I can get a smarmy, mocking retort from Little Miss Mousey. Great work as usual LWM.

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24 minutes ago, Sovereigndawg said:

Kind of makes me want to make an out of place comment, just so I can get a smarmy, mocking retort from Little Miss Mousey. Great work as usual LWM.

How appropriate, you fight like a cow.

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7 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

How appropriate, you fight like a cow.

Getting flashbacks of The Secret of Monkey Island.

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8 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

How appropriate, you fight like a cow.

And I thought it was just me that thought that !!  bobke.jpg.ff88c7ce66994f0f2cf27bc8388c4e92.jpg

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9 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

How appropriate, you fight like a cow.

Kung Pow Cow Fight

 

 

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@LittleWhiteMouse You're my hero! Thanks for taking the time to rebuild these guides. They're invaluable!

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Alright, that's enough for this evening.  Four hours of work is plenty.  I've got the British battleships completed.  I'll keep plugging at this until it's done.

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Georgia stronk. Georgia rush flank gotta go fast. Georgia shove big shell down enemy throat. Georgia shove little shell down enemy throat.

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Well, I guess Duke of York and Vanguard mean that I can never take an Angry Youtuber Grade seriously anymore :cap_haloween:

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