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Is IFHE good for Marceu?

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IFHE boosts the penetration of her 127mm HE by 25%, from 21mm to 26mm. Given that Marceau is a tier X and under normal circumstances will not see tier VI and VII BBs (which have 26mm extremity plating), the only practical benefit from the skill is being able to penetrate the 25mm extremities found on most high tier cruisers (tier VIII+ German and US cruisers have 27mm bow and stern plating, while UK CLs could already be penned without IFHE) and two BBs (Champagne and Slava have 25mm plating instead of the standard 32mm at their tiers).

You need to decide if that is worth losing half your fire chance. IMO, IFHE at high tiers is highly suspect for 127mm guns, while it is a much stronger choice at mid tiers where it allows you to pen the hulls of everything tier VII and below. 21mm penetration is enough to pen DD hulls, as well as cruiser and battleship superstructures at tier VIII+, so you are probably better off forgoing IFHE to set more fires.

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33 minutes ago, Nevermore135 said:

IFHE boosts the penetration of her 127mm HE by 25%, from 21mm to 26mm. Given that Marceau is a tier X and under normal circumstances will not see tier VI and VII BBs (which have 26mm extremity plating), the only practical benefit from the skill is being able to penetrate the 25mm extremities found on most high tier cruisers (tier VIII+ German and US cruisers have 27mm bow and stern plating, while UK CLs could already be penned without IFHE) and two BBs (Champagne and Slava have 25mm plating instead of the standard 32mm at their tiers).

You need to decide if that is worth losing half your fire chance. IMO, IFHE at high tiers is highly suspect for 127mm guns, while it is a much stronger choice at mid tiers where it allows you to pen the hulls of everything tier VII and below. 21mm penetration is enough to pen DD hulls, as well as cruiser and battleship superstructures at tier VIII+, so you are probably better off forgoing IFHE to set more fires.

Thank you for the advice, I think I'll stay away from IFHE for the ship

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Short answer is no. You don’t cross enough thresholds of armor for pen to sacrifice what you are really good at which is starting fires based on your fire chance and rate of fire. Jmo

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IFHE All Night Long 

There's a guide from LWM.  The only thing to think about related to the commander rework is that it may not be 4 points for your ship type.  Still four points for cruisers, but it's two for secondary BBs, and not sure what it is for DDs.

 

 

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