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I've been playing a lot of t8 dds lately. I forgot how strong t8 dds were compared to most of the ships in there mm range. Been having the most fun and success in Akizuki and Kidd. I mean, I shouldn't forget how strong t8 dds are after the clan battles season last summer where teams were running 4 dds every game, but if you don't play something you kind of forget how potent it is. 

I regrinded through the harugumo line a few weeks back and just started playing aki as a regular ship after regrinding through it. If you can stay in spots where you can put out damage, the Akizuki is an absolute beast. I was getting great USN smoke from my division mate's kidds. Teams just folded in front of the spotting/smoke firing combo. 

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I also played quite a few games in Kidd over the weekend. It definitely has staying power with its heal and smoke and can usually out trade most dds with great dpm and with the heal taken into consideration. 

I do also like the Orkan and played it a bit and its strong against other dds but suffers heavily as soon as there is a cv in game. 

 

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lots of Kidds out there.

starting to see a smattering of Orkans too... which regretably seem to be on the other side and played by quite skilled players.

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Cossack is a great choice. Great visibility, long lasting hydro for DD hunting and awesome gun output with 8 barrels.

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Working Oland up to a 19pt commander (w/full AA build) to see how she'll fare in Ranked against the omnipresent CV threat.

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Akizuki is very strong, was pretty strong even before the HE pen changes, though more of a specialist. Now you can pretty much handle anything.

To me though nothing reaches  Kidd levels of utility and fun.  What I love mostly about her how damage often isn't a priority, with objective control and removal of red DDs being more important.  You may not always deal insane damage in Kidd (though with a bit of work you can do respectable stuff) but you will be able to win.

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As for other beast Tier VIII DDs, Cossack is incredibly good especially when no CVs are around. Lightning is also almost on par with Cossack which speaks volumes for the worth of the former. 

What I would like to try would be Z-23 after the HE changes, it might have become quite the decent support/DoT DD.

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Akizuki and Kidd.

I've heard those referenced somewhere recently.

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Could it be the new anti-CV meta is an aki n 2 kidds.....

 

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You have to go Cossack in ranked Ducky :cap_like:! Seriously though you’re right - there are a lot of solid options in tier 8. I still love playing my tier 8 DDs despite the painful tier 10 matches.

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7 minutes ago, madmikey77 said:

You have to go Cossack in ranked Ducky :cap_like:! Seriously though you’re right - there are a lot of solid options in tier 8. I still love playing my tier 8 DDs despite the painful tier 10 matches.

As far as spotting goes, I should. Getting out spotted by cossack is rough sometimes. 

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2 hours ago, RainbowFartingUnicorn said:

There are some great Tier VIII destroyers, definitely Akizuki and Kidd, and also Loyang and Cossack. 

Yes. Loyang has decent AA too even without DFAA (Yes Benson AA hull). No CVs in a match and this what mediocre DD players can do. My only ranked battle outside of Enterprise.

 

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Lightning is pretty strong as well. Though I miss having the heal of the higher tier RN DD's (funny that Ognevoi gets a full FIVE consumables at the T8 though...).

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