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Emergency Repair Expert or Fire Prevention?

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If your average survival time is ~10 minutes, then ERE. If you're getting burned down a lot and survive less, then FP.

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On 2/23/2021 at 8:21 AM, MisterFlounder said:

Not to be a smart [edited], but probably both.

Players have to make a hard choice.

 

The meta is Stealth Build + Dead Eye for Battleships.  It takes a bare minimum 14 points.  A lot of people still have 19pt captains at best, so that's 5 points to do something with, probably why the OP asked which is better, FP or ERE.  Can't have both.  Even if he somehow has a 21pt captain, still can't have both FP & ERE.

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FP is mandatory unless you want to take double fire damage every round. And yes, it's double because most shells hit amidship and FP reduces the 2 fire zones there into 1.

ERE's 10% extra heal time and 20% extra charges will never make up for that, even if you live long enough to use them all. You only take ERE in addition to FP, if you take it at all. And right now, most people don't, they take Deadeye instead.

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5 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

Players have to make a hard choice.

 

The meta is Stealth Build + Dead Eye for Battleships.  It takes a bare minimum 15 points.  A lot of people still have 19pt captains at best, so that's 4 points to do something with, probably why the OP asked which is better, FP or ERE.  Can't have both.  Even if he somehow has a 21pt captain, still can't have both FP & ERE.

Bare minimum 14, or do you take second 1-pointer?

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Emergency Repair Expert or Fire Prevention?

For a Russian (limited DCP charges) or self-printers (who don't care about fire), ERE.  For everyone else, FP first (special circumstances aside).  I wouldn't take Dead Eye ahead of your choice of either of these (again, special circumstances aside).

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You are going to burn anyway, 3 fires, 4 fires who cares.

Try to put it out first. Thus repair.

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1 minute ago, iDuckman said:

For a Russian (limited DCP charges) or self-printers (who don't care about fire), ERE.  For everyone else, FP first (special circumstances aside).  I wouldn't take Dead Eye ahead of your choice of either of these (again, special circumstances aside).

This.

The limited supply of DCP on Russian BBs doubles the tangible benefit of Emergency Repair Expert.

The 10% reduction in cooldown time of DCP and RP is also a benefit, but can be a double-edged sword.

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1 minute ago, crazyeightyfive said:

Dump Deadeye, take both.

We did across the board, total dump of deadeye for a few other goodies more useful. One is the manual secondaries, lock it onto the incoming anklebiter and proceed to shoot big stuff.

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1 hour ago, slokill_1 said:

   What's better for a BB build?

Fire. 

And Dead Eye is only good on some ships, but it is really really really good on those ships. 

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1 hour ago, slokill_1 said:

   What's better for a BB build?

Personally, I'd go for Fire Prevention. The reduction from 4 fire spots to 3 means you'll be taking three fires a LOT less, as well as two fires. You'll usually have 1-2 fires max.

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FP > ERE for most BBs. FP significantly reduces overall fire damage taken as you only take 1 fires worth of damage from your superstructure. 

ERE is very useful for RN BBs as they prefer the extra enhanced superheal over FP. 

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Fire prevention, it only says -10% chance but it's the reduction from 2 to 1 superstructure fires that makes it so valuable, that's a significant decrease in how often you'll be on fire. I consider FP mandatory on pretty much every BB

ERE is definitely nice to have, and I try and pick it up if I have room, but it comes after FP.

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FP if you can only take one imo, which is most people as CE + Deadeye are standard on most BBs these days.

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Thanks for the feed back guys.  Consensus seems to be ERE for RN and Ruskies, and FP for the rest.  Sounds good.

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On 2/23/2021 at 8:34 AM, MannyD_of_The_Sea said:

Bare minimum 14, or do you take second 1-pointer?

You're right, I miscounted, edited my post.

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On 2/23/2021 at 11:11 AM, slokill_1 said:

   What's better for a BB build?

FP, unless you're specking a captain for Conquerer (and maybe Massachusetts) 

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On 2/23/2021 at 11:11 AM, slokill_1 said:

What's better for a BB build?

Which BB?  Its not a binary choice.   I take FP on Iowa/Montana, though on Lion/Conqueror I instead take repair.

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I use CE, FP and ERE on my Kremlin. Your long range dispersion is bad in Russian BBs and so you're not going to get much use out of Deadeye on an RU BB so you're better off going for full survivability.

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