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Manual Dive bomber dropping is kinda fun

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After my torps got nerfed on my hiryu I had to learn how to manual DB for damage sakes and...it's kinda fun, no more DB RNG for this carrier :D

 

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It definitely takes a lot of practice though, and DBs still suck in terms of damage.  But they're really useful for attacking first, setting enemy on fire, enemy repairs fire, and then bringing in the TBs after to flood him. :izmena:

 

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Manual dive bomber drops are very rewarding

 

I manual every ship except mobile DDs

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It definitely takes a lot of practice though, and DBs still suck in terms of damage.  But they're really useful for attacking first, setting enemy on fire, enemy repairs fire, and then bringing in the TBs after to flood him. :izmena:

 

Some of us are on to you.  I never put out the fire until after the TBs have made their attack just in case they hit and I need to stop flooding.  Then I curse WG for your existence!
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Some of us are on to you.  I never put out the fire until after the TBs have made their attack just in case they hit and I need to stop flooding.  Then I curse WG for your existence!

I just flat out wait.  If they are content with burning until the fire goes out or the repair comes back - fine by me, I'll let you burn.

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Some of us are on to you.  I never put out the fire until after the TBs have made their attack just in case they hit and I need to stop flooding.  Then I curse WG for your existence!

 

How about if it's done the other way around? Sometimes I'll go in with the TBs first to start the flooding, then wait a bit and get the fires started with the manual DB drop. Most people won't let flooding continue. 

 

OP, you are right, manual DB drops are fun and rewarding. I started doing them after watching a video by Aerroon (I think that's how you spell it). I get a lot more hits now. 

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I just flat out wait.  If they are content with burning until the fire goes out or the repair comes back - fine by me, I'll let you burn.

 

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Some of us are on to you.  I never put out the fire until after the TBs have made their attack just in case they hit and I need to stop flooding.  Then I curse WG for your existence!

or he leaves the TB's on the far side, and then sends them in once you have repaired thinking that the TB's are not on you.

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or he leaves the TB's on the far side, and then sends them in once you have repaired thinking that the TB's are not on you.

 

If he wants to fly them across my teams AA to get back to me then all the better, also gives me more time to maneuver if is see them coming.  I think you do a better job keeping the attack close.  A DB attack I want to turn broadside to but I want to steer into your TBs.  So, you can use the DBs to set up a better TB attack if the target reacts to the DBs.

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Ehhhh, I don't know.  Manual drop for DBs helps the accuracy somewhat, but there's still a chance all the bombs will miss if it's an IJN DB, and even still you're only going to get 3000~5000 damage off the one or two bomb hits you actually get.

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Manual dive bomber drops are very rewarding

 

I manual every ship except mobile DDs

 

Please, dive bomber manual drops are the most infuriating. "What, I got 2 bombs out of 6, on a perfectly aimed manual drop against a BB??"

 

Only one time did I ever get 5 out of 6 bomb hits. A handful amount of times I get 4 out of 6. Most of the time it's 1-3. And I get 1-2 fires max most of the time. But if I get only one bomb hit, it seems like it's roughly a 50/50 fire chance.

 

If I could, I would replace all of my dive bombers with fighters, that's how useless I find them. I'd much rather have a 3/2/0 instead of a 1/2/2.

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