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When you enter the "chance to pen" angle

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For most ships, the AP bounces angles are 45° - 60°. Chance of ricochet starts if the shell hits the ship at a 45° angle and increases until 60°, after which shells are guaranteed to ricochet. 

There are a fair amount of exceptions to this rule, USN CAs and RN CLs being notable examples. For USN CAs like Pensacola, the bounce check starts at 60° and ends at 67.5° (again 45-60 being the norm for reference)

HE of course doesn't bounce, they just shatter. 

Wiki also does a decent job of explaining: https://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Ship:Armor_Penetration#Bounce_angles

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3 hours ago, Ban_CV_Complainers said:

Is it just a coin flip when a ship's relative angle is in the chance to pen degree?

Supposedly it's a linear rate of chance.

(for average shells)
0%  bounce at 45 degrees
25% bounce at 48.75 degrees
50% bounce at 52.5 degrees
75% bounce at 56.25 degrees
100% bounce at 60 degrees

So it's not a coinflip, but it is RNG as to whether your shell makes the cut or not.

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24 minutes ago, Ahskance said:

Supposedly it'd a linear rate of chance.

(for average shells)
0%  bounce at 45 degrees
25% bounce at 48.75 degrees
50% bounce at 52.5 degrees
75% bounce at 56.25
100% bounce at 60 degrees

So it's not a coinflip, but it is RNG as to whether your shell makes the cut or not.

This is really good to know.

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30 minutes ago, Ahskance said:

Supposedly it'd a linear rate of chance.

(for average shells)
0%  bounce at 45 degrees
25% bounce at 48.75 degrees
50% bounce at 52.5 degrees
75% bounce at 56.25
100% bounce at 60 degrees

So it's not a coinflip, but it is RNG as to whether your shell makes the cut or not.

Unless you're a bot; then you just pen or cit at effectively any angle; or close enough.

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