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Ranked Recommendations - Season 17: Tier VIII Destroyers

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Ranked kicks off again in just a few days! What destroyers should you consider playing? I'm glad you asked, I happen to have a few thoughts on the matter.

 

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Lightning, I would but I don't have a captain, almost endless smokes + hydro + incredible concealment...

I'll probably go a few rounds in Akizuki just because I'm grinding it, I absolutely hate rankeds though.

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26 minutes ago, Silver_not_grey said:

What, no mention of Oland in the T8 destroyer review?

DDs without smoke aren't going to be terribly competitive this season. 3 v 3 with CV as one of the 3 ships....good luck being a DD without smoke.

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6 minutes ago, legozer said:

DDs without smoke aren't going to be terribly competitive this season. 3 v 3 with CV as one of the 3 ships....good luck being a DD without smoke.

its 7v7 . you are thinking of ranked sprint 3v3 and thats at tier 9 so no cv's 

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3 minutes ago, SeaKing_CityDel said:

its 7v7 . you are thinking of ranked sprint 3v3 and thats at tier 9 so no cv's 

Yeah. Right. My bad.

7 v 7 is no different, though. CV gonna be a real pain for no smoke DDs.

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HSF Harekaze would like a word, as well, with Kagero detection and trading 25% of Akizuki's guns for an extra rack of torpedoes. 

And we haven't heard yet if Kidd or the other American premium destroyers will get the DFAA buff or not.

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9 minutes ago, RainbowFartingUnicorn said:

HSF Harekaze would like a word, as well, with Kagero detection and trading 25% of Akizuki's guns for an extra rack of torpedoes. 

And we haven't heard yet if Kidd or the other American premium destroyers will get the DFAA buff or not.

keep in mind that harekaze only has 13k hp which is around 30% less than akizuki's hp.

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1 hour ago, legozer said:

Yeah. Right. My bad.

7 v 7 is no different, though. CV gonna be a real pain for no smoke DDs.

Olands have good AA and DFAA, and have 11.3k hp worth of healing (4× 2800). I've come to like the Oland because of its resistance to sky cancer, along with its hypersonic mini torps.

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6 minutes ago, Silver_not_grey said:

Olands have good AA and DFAA, and have 11.3k hp worth of healing (4× 2800). I've come to like the Oland because of its resistance to sky cancer, along with its hypersonic mini torps.

In 7 v 7 you will focused on and run down like a dog. Nevermind the CV doing damage to you: it will spot you and that will be that.

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2 minutes ago, legozer said:

In 7 v 7 you will focused on and run down like a dog. Nevermind the CV doing damage to you: it will spot you and that will be that.

Yup, CVs in competitive are not about doing damage...they see you and like the Eye of Sauron cause the fires to fall from the sky on you.

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36 minutes ago, Shadow_Storm419 said:

keep in mind that harekaze only has 13k hp which is around 30% less than akizuki's hp.

True. I ran HSF Harekaze in the last Ranked Sprint with Survivability Expert like most do with Tier VIII+ destroyers of any type, and the concealment I think is definitely worth the trade. 

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A couple that weren't mentioned: Orkan, T8 EU radar hunter of Lo Yangs; and HSF Yukikaze, T8 IJN waste of money.

And of course, Z-35, T8 German shiny object of the moment.

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3 minutes ago, Edgecase said:

A couple that weren't mentioned: Orkan, T8 EU radar hunter of Lo Yangs; and HSF Yukikaze, T8 IJN waste of money.

And of course, Z-35, T8 German shiny object of the moment.

Orkan has no air defense whatsoever.

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43 minutes ago, legozer said:

Orkan has no air defense whatsoever.

Tell me about it.  An Enterprise can remove it with 3 rocket passes.

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1 hour ago, legozer said:

Orkan has no air defense whatsoever.

21 minutes ago, ClassicLib said:

Tell me about it.  An Enterprise can remove it with 3 rocket passes.

Oh, I never said these belonged on the recommended list. :cap_haloween:

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1 hour ago, Shadow_Storm419 said:

keep in mind that harekaze only has 13k hp which is around 30% less than akizuki's hp.

I ran my Harekaze in a training room the other night and held the Akizukis on the team in check. 5.4 km concealment is a big plus.

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3 minutes ago, Edgecase said:

Oh, I never said these belonged on the recommended list. :cap_haloween:

Too bad.  Orkan is a fun little boat but it's made irrelevant by a CV that knows it's an easy kill.

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Cossack all the way to the bank. Its detection is just too good. Considering Orkan for the radar.

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1 minute ago, Ban_CV_Complainers said:

Cossack all the way to the bank. Its detection is just too good. Considering Orkan for the radar.

As a CV loving ghoul, surely you don't expect much from Orkan in 7 v 7 at T8....

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23 hours ago, RainbowFartingUnicorn said:

And we haven't heard yet if Kidd or the other American premium destroyers will get the DFAA buff or not.

The tech tree ships already did, it went in last patch.  It's getting buffed again next patch as well.  Sadly, Kidd won't get this buff.  That's a mistake on my part.

23 hours ago, RainbowFartingUnicorn said:

HSF Harekaze would like a word, as well, with Kagero detection and trading 25% of Akizuki's guns for an extra rack of torpedoes. 

Harekaze is a solid pick.  Just because a ship doesn't make it in the video, it doesn't mean it's a bad pick. 

On 7/20/2020 at 12:10 PM, Silver_not_grey said:

What, no mention of Oland in the T8 destroyer review?

Oland is arguably the low point of the European destroyer line; despite her access to Defensive Fire, her AA is weaker than that of Kidd or Akizuki.  Couple that with her small health pool and half-of-a-heal and it's hard to recommend her.  She's not bad, but she's not noteworthy.

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4 minutes ago, SeaRaptor said:

The tech tree ships already did, it went in last patch.  It's getting buffed again next patch as well.  Sadly, Kidd won't get this buff.  That's a mistake on my part.

You might have more knowledge on this but I was under the impression the premium USN DDs weren't given this buff until WG got enough data to see if buffing the Premium DDs would be a viable balance change.

Good video, always appreciate your content!

Unfortunately moved my Akizuki captain to the Kitakaze and she won't work as well without a 14 point captain imo :(

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