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IFHE change and the 120's

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So the dust has (sort of) settled. How much did the recent IFHE change impact the Brit DD line?

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26 minutes ago, Sabot_100 said:

So the dust has (sort of) settled. How much did the recent IFHE change impact the Brit DD line?

They're fine, because WG had Lesta buff the guns so they wouldn't have to be so IFHE reliant. Plus, most of them have lethal AP.

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58 minutes ago, Sabot_100 said:

So the dust has (sort of) settled. How much did the recent IFHE change impact the Brit DD line?

The 120s were not affected by the recent changes in regards to penetration - they still get 20mm base pen and IFHE still allows them to cross the 25mm, but not the 27mm, penetration threshold. The only change to them is the reduced fire chance with IFHE. IMO, IFHE wasn’t worth 4 pts before the patch and certainly isn’t worth it now.

The 113mm guns at tiers IX and X got a significant buff. WG changed the basic HE penetration rule from “pens less than” to “pens less than or equal to.” This gave several gun calibers, including the RN 113mm, a 1mm HE penetration buff.

113/6 = 18.83, which rounds to 19. Prior to the recent patch, these guns would only penetrate 18mm with HE, which is not enough to penetrate the hulls of high tier DDs. These guns now get 19mm of HE pen with the new rule. The result is these ships no longer need IFHE, and there is really no benefit to taking it anymore since being able to penetrate 24mm vs 19mm does not provide any real advantages.

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