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I'm doing pretty good in Bronze League running DDs. I'm currently playing the Z-39. I'm looking to see if there is a better DD I should be playing to give me a better edge.

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2 minutes ago, Panzerjager72 said:

I'm doing pretty good in Bronze League running DDs. I'm currently playing the Z-39. I'm looking to see if there is a better DD I should be playing to give me a better edge.

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Haida and z-31 are definitely good. I’ve been playing jervis mostly in ranked though and she is solid also

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To me Haida and Z-31 are what I go for in T7 Ranked.

Also used T-61 to good effect.

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15 minutes ago, tyinnow said:

Z-31 is good now? What changed?

From what I could tell the Z-39 was better after reading the Warships Wiki.

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Just now, Panzerjager72 said:

From what I could tell the Z-39 was better after reading the Warships Wiki.

I mean, yes, Z-39 is probably better, but I was asking about why Z-31 is also good. Haven't heard too many good reviews on that ship.

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Better ??? Its a loaded question... Tier 7 DDs are meh... Meaning, no matter which one you pick, the game-play is the same or with minor deviations.

None of the DDs in the tier offer any variance to say or recommend changing too... If you must, I recommend the following DDs.

  • German
  • Russian
  • Maybe French..

GL

 

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Haida is the only one I like. Even so, it is very much a one-trick pony. It nukes enemy DDs and that is all. Great for farming winrate in randoms, not so great in ranked or brawls where you need a ship that can effectively take on a wide variety of ships.

Z39 is a wonderful torpedo boat but I do not have her. Jervis is probably the best all-rounder.

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I like Blyskawica. 

Ship actually built with unique history.

Powerful guns, good HP.

Acceptable speed, conceal, and consumables. Torps are MEH, ship tends to gun battles.

No gimmicks, just a solid ship with good fundamentals.

Z-31 is also very good, with excellent conceal at T7, if you like punishing cruisers with AP cits. It can also put out the hurt on DDs, but doesn't have the HE DPM to really shine there. 

 

 

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Other than torp reload, my Z-39 is an improvement over Z-31 in almost every important category. I am glad I got Z-39 when when it was first released...a decision I have never regretted.

Of the researchable DDs, my two favorite Tier VII ships, Maass and Jervis, have both been recently nerfed. :Smile_facepalm:

 I am not fond of Skane or Shiratsuyu; I don't have Mahan or Vauquelin; so Z-39 it is for me. 

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On 7/18/2021 at 8:27 PM, Panzerjager72 said:

I'm doing pretty good in Bronze League running DDs. I'm currently playing the Z-39. I'm looking to see if there is a better DD I should be playing to give me a better edge.

It all depends upon your selection criteria.
Concealment?
Gun damage-per-minute?
Torpedo warhead strength and number of torpedoes available?  How long it takes to reload torpedoes?  Access to the Torpedo-Reload-Boost consumable?
Other consumables?  Smoke-screen?  Hydro-acoustic-search?  Main-gun reload boost consumable?
Hull survivability?
Top speed?
Rudder shift time?  Turning radius?
AA capability?

What sort of "total package" are you looking for in a DD?

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On 7/22/2021 at 7:45 PM, Wolfswetpaws said:

It all depends upon your selection criteria.
Concealment?
Gun damage-per-minute?
Torpedo warhead strength and number of torpedoes available?  How long it takes to reload torpedoes?  Access to the Torpedo-Reload-Boost consumable?
Other consumables?  Smoke-screen?  Hydro-acoustic-search?  Main-gun reload boost consumable?
Hull survivability?
Top speed?
Rudder shift time?  Turning radius?
AA capability?

What sort of "total package" are you looking for in a DD?

I like having lots of torps with fast reloads.

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12 minutes ago, Panzerjager72 said:

I like having lots of torps with fast reloads.

Only a few DD's have Torpedo Reload Boost consumable at Tier-7.

The two I can name off of the top of my head are, Shiratsuyu and Yūdachi.  
Of those two, the Shiratsuyu is available via the tech-tree.

Edited to add:  I found the following information on the wiki page for consumables.
https://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Ship:Consumables#Torpedo_Reload_Booster

 

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——  Details  ——
Consumable_PCY018_TorpedoReloaderPremium.png

Torpedo Reload Booster

Activating a Torpedo Reload Booster instantly reduces the ship's torpedo reload time. (The Booster will not activate if a mount is not reloading.) A captain can use the Booster immediately after firing all of his torpedoes, then fire a full salvo again in short order. This often surprises an enemy who feels safe after dodging the first salvo.

——  Details  ——
  TORPEDO RELOAD BOOSTER
Consumable_PCY018_TorpedoReloaderPremium.png
Ship Tier Nation(s) Boosted reload time Cooldown (seconds) Charges
DD Monaghan [1] VI Wows_flag_USA.png 30 seconds 240 3
DDs Shiratsuyu [1], Akizuki,
Kitakaze, Harugumo
VII - X Wows_flag_Japan.png 5 seconds 160 3
DDs Kagero [1], Yugumo [1],
HSF Harekaze [1], Hayate [1]
VIII - X Wows_flag_Japan.png 8 seconds 240 3
CR Huanghe [1] VI Wows_flag_Pan_Asia.png 8 seconds 240 3
CRs Irian, Wukong VIII Wows_flag_Pan_Asia.png 8 seconds 240 3
DD Fenyang VIII Wows_flag_Pan_Asia.png 5 seconds 160 3

 

  1.  Jump up to:1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Shares a slot with another consumable (usually Smoke Generator).

 

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2 hours ago, Wolfswetpaws said:

Only a few DD's have Torpedo Reload Boost consumable at Tier-7.

I think Panzer was referring just to the time to get your torps back. So the base reload, not TRB. Especially since TRB usually comes at a cost (smoke, gun quality)

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19 minutes ago, Sabot_100 said:

I think Panzer was referring just to the time to get your torps back. So the base reload, not TRB. Especially since TRB usually comes at a cost (smoke, gun quality)

A few of the Tier-7 Destroyers have three torpedo racks instead of the usual two.

One could fire two racks, and hold the third rack in reserve for a target of opportunity.

Otherwise, Captain's Skills help with the reload times.

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Been playing T-61 and Z-39. T-61 is getting performing much better after about 13 games each. Also Akatsuki is pretty bad [edited]right now.

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On 7/25/2021 at 6:27 PM, Panzerjager72 said:

I like having lots of torps with fast reloads.

Shiratsuyu drops 8 torps every 94 or 101 seconds plus 8 more 5 seconds later with Torpedo Reload Booster.

Akatsuki has 3x3 torps with reloads in 70 or 76 seconds.

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