French Destroyers exit early access, and now there’s a new system for you to manage and upgrade […] I don't straight up brawl with her as much as I do German BBs, but I do play her as a lancer much like Richelieu; charge in, then use speed to whip around and kite, staying near max range of secondaries and angled away from the enemy while lighting them up with 12-gun salvoes every 25 seconds or so. Experience epic naval action in World of Warships: Legends, a global multiplayer free-to-play online game in which you can master the seas on the decks of history's greatest warships! In World of Warships, this build may be considered as the most versatile and can be used for any Battleship of any tier. Tier 6's observations are interesting. I prefer main gun accuracy over secondary range, especially with these inconsistent French BBs. Also, contrary to what I've seen people say, no ffs they're not HE spammers like British BBs were; use AP most of the time like your IJN, USN, and German BBs. These ships were developed directly from the ships of the preceding class but carried 340 mm guns arranged under a more rational scheme. Tier 9: a lot of competitive ships here, but the best ships are pretty obvious in my opinion, and it really comes down to 3 ships: Kitakaze, Alaska and Georgia. Her main turrets were placed in the fore end thus making any aft firing scenarios impossible. Experience epic naval action in World of Warships Legends, a global multiplayer free-to-play online game in which you can master the seas on the decks of historys greatest warships Recruit Legendary Commanders, upgrade your vessels, and stake your claim to naval domination alongside and against players from around the world. I was wrong. The problem with German BBs in high tiers is that with the campy meta, its hard to do consistently well since you really have to get in close to maximize their DPM. However, even with her the secondaries don’t do much damage. She's the only T5 BB that I can't make work. The Tier VI Lyon even carries four quadruple turrets for a … The ship had good torpedo protection, carried numerous dual-purpose guns and had powerful horizontal armor. Online. These battleships can deliver intense salvos on their unfortunate enemies! III Courbet. A series of French battleships built in response to the appearance of British "superdreadnoughts". World of Warships: Legends have announced their first major update following their August Release featuring a new nation with new ships, commanders, and play-styles. I've just started on Richelieu. Sadly, not everyone has time and money for that. I find getting citadel hits with the Lyon is pretty easy against both cruisers and BBs. Developer Diaries describe World of Warships game design in detail and it is all about our passion. Not only do you give up a bit of fire chance, but it takes up 4 skill points you can use elsewhere. The Lyon makes it easy with sixteen (that’s right 16) rifles. She can get wrecked by any BB she’ll meet from the stern. She combines the mid-range accuracy of USN BBs (although with lower alpha strike potential due to small guns) with the secondary-range devastation of a Kurfurst or Friedrich. But once you get there, wheeee! I usually love fast BBs but her turret firing arcs were punitive and I couldn't seem to mitigate damage well enough to compensate for her low hp. Part of that was garbage teams and I got frustrated. ! Tier 9: Alsace is the jewel of the line and my new favorite tier 9 BB. Great review, poetic motion. @HazeGrayUnderway did some systematic testing in a training room for some less anecdotal data, shown in quote below: In training room tests, I've timed my Alsace Secondaries to fire for 2 minutes each on FDG, Alsace, Missouri, Izumo, Lion targets. My 19-point Republique captain build: PT, Expert Marksman, Adrenaline Rush, Super, BFT, AFT, Manual Secondaries. World of Warships: Legends is a free-to-play naval action MMO game where you take command of history's most iconic warships, all of which are recreated in accurate detail and recruit legendary commanders, upgrade your vessels and stake your claim to naval supremacy with or against players around the world. Below you will find a short description of all warship types. From tier 6 up, and especially from tiers 8-10, the speed allows you to reposition quickly and flex where needed. She handles like a drunk pig; slow and waddling, and her turrets take all day to turn, but once again, this is not uncommon at tier 5. I know that's a higher tier ship with better armour, but surely at that distance SOME of my stuff should be getting through? FREQUENT UPDATES New content in the form of ships… Created Sep 12, 2018. Jump to content. These ships were developed directly from the ships of the preceding class but carried 340 mm guns arranged under a more rational scheme. World of Warships is a free-to-play naval warfare-themed massively multiplayer online game produced and published by Wargaming, following the earlier games World of Tanks and World of Warplanes.Players can battle others at random or play cooperative battle types against bots or an advanced player versus environment (PvE) battle mode. https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/game-updates/soviet-battleships-review You don't know which ships are best and which suits you the most. Plus I kept the Normandie but sold the Bretagne. The Nelson-class were the only Royal Navy battleships armed with 16-inch guns and... Jump to. You need to play a total of 10 battles to post in this section. Here's an example of what Republique's secondaries can do. PSA/Information This is of course a limited sample size, and is affected by my playstyle (which is generally fairly aggressive leading to occasional overreaches and a low survival rate.) Thats ridiculously low for 494 hits. ), Thank you very much for taking the time to answer, poetic motion (and such a detailed reply too). The Alsace is just a better Richelieu but with less of the quark. IronDuke has HE, Kongo great range, NY has range and good pen, Konig has great AP and accuracy, Cesare is..Cesare...Bretagne has nothing..poor accuracy, poor shell performance, poor range and poor speed...just an overall dog. She's wicked fast, has 12 undersized but accurate main guns (dispersion gets wonky near max range but from 11-13 km in they're deadly), her secondaries will merrily light fires and add damage, and her secondaries have more 360-degree coverage than Richelieu. Wargaming has kicked off its Last Battleship campaign today, which adds both the French Jean Bart and Japanese Yamato battleships to the game for the first time. Wargaming has announced the first major update since their August release for World of Warships: Legends. She's a bit too squishy for clan battles and such; she's not built to take focus fire even though she's tougher than you'd expect when angled well. Filter by flair. The bigger difference is she has 8x2 127mm secondaries in place of the Alsace's 100mm secondaries. The first French battleship design with the main battery guns placed in three quadruple gun turrets. Had a game in her with 400 secondary hits earlier. Welcome to the largest subreddit dedicated to the Naval Action game World of Warships: Legends! The construction of such turrets was driven by the desire to achieve maximum broadside firepower given the ship's limited size. Also, while I did consult numbers and stats, my reviews are primarily based on the feel of the ship and my performance in her. A series of French battleships built in response to the appearance of British "superdreadnoughts". Republique is ridiculously fun, and for some reason I do better with her than any other tier 10 ship I own even after 60 games to get past the 'low sample size' bump. The first battleship-dreadnought built in France. Look at the armor model. I run the secondary upgrade in the 500k credit upgrade slot, but for the 3-million credit upgrade slot I use the upgrade for main gun reload speed, as I find it gives me more value overall to shave time off my main gun reload as I use those all game whereas I am not *always* in secondary range (although I try to be, because brawler Alsace is best Alsace. Lyon can fire broadsides at least 30 degrees ahead and 45 degrees abaft, which is workable enough that I can claim "If I said this was balanced, I'd be Lyon my [stern] off". But add IFHE, and your 100mm secondaries pen almost all parts of all DDs, large portions of cruisers (except for their primary armor belts) and BB superstructures. You're right. In 2 minutes: WITHOUT IFHE:  BB targets survived with around 27k-32k HP remaining. And aside from 25mm common plate, there is nothing the 127mm guns can pen with IFHE that she wouldn't otherwise be able to without it. She isn't very stealthy (although better than some BBs) but she has great speed to flex around the map, and she has low hp but if angled correctly can be very survivable. She isn't very stealthy (although better than some BBs) but she has great speed to flex around the map, and she has low hp but if angled correctly can be very survivable. French Cruisers will be available as well as French Battleships, though the latter is … I'm on the Normadie and I have been shooting HE; not because I want to be an HE spammer, but because I can't citadel with AP. Tier 7: Lyon is definitely not OP, but she's a lot of fun and certainly competitive. I went with an AA build as I don't feel shell dispersion is all that bad especially when she has 16 guns. 11 sec reload). With most of her stats coming in fairly average, the part that makes Richelieu good is in how she’s played. Tier 6 is good. 7 second reload. On Republique, putting 4 points into IFHE is a minor improvement at best, more likely a sidegrade given the loss of fire damage potential vs very little additional pen damage, to secondary  effectiveness with a far more significant opportunity cost (EM is more important due to main gun layout, and BFT is more noticeable due to overall slower-firing secondaries plus the harder-hitting 127mm guns. Her guns are punchy af and very accurate, secondaries put out a lot of fire but suffer from her tier  (since manual control of secondaries skill is only 15% improvement at tier t5). She may be workable for you; I admit four games is not enough to get a good feel for a ship. Overall, which would you say was your favorite ship you tried out? She's very quirky and she wont' work well for spray-and-pray players, but her secondaries and her very powerful and fast-loading main guns make her awesome. FREQUENT UPDATES New content in the form of ships… Oh, I should mention, French BBs are the most romantic ships, while the French CAs try to play hard to get, the BBs like to get up close and sneak in a kiss (ram), although you may get in trouble for kissing those underage Anime ships, you have to do it, For FRANCE!!! If completed, she would have been the first ship in the world to carry its main armament in Quadruple-gun turrets. I'm just at Lyon right now, but if the high tier BBs are anything like Gascogne, I'm going to love them. I'll write up a full review at some point but she's an incredibly good ship for a player who plays aggressively and can aim well. This is not a suggestion thread BTW . 0: 0: No posts have been made on this board. Slow in every way. She is a BEAST. Why? :). They have fairly strong secondaries. And yet I’ve dumped a full salvo into a broadside cruiser at 8km without a citadel. Her guns are a bit derpy dispersion-wise and you need to expose a lot of side to fire all of them, so you have to be good at timing and positioning to do so without getting wrecked. Appreciate it. So for Alsace, IFHE is a no-brainer in a brawler build (and there are several viable builds for Alsace, but given my playstyle and the strengths of the ship, I strongly prefer a brawler build. It does not increase damage if you can already pen that armor without IFHE. Shatters and overpens aplenty. I am also trying too hard to erase destroyers and other fast, hard-to-hit threats, and that means my barrels are often unloaded when I should have them ready for bigger, slower ships. My experience so far in this ship is very limited and is entirely in co-op; I played her once (I think) just before I went on holiday and that was my first game after unlocking her, and then a few times after coming back from holiday and I'm so rusty my tactical performance is awful and I can no longer shoot straight. Recruit Legendary Commanders, upgrade your vessels, and stake your claim to naval domination alongside and against players from around the world. So you'll set lots of fires, but you won't do direct damage with them. The French Battleships available in early access are both sleek and powerful. Thanks for sharing your experiences @poeticmotion. V NORMANDIE. Alsace? Tier 8: Richelieu is VERY fun, but quirky. Click here to remove banner ads from this forum. This was a match where I ended up only engaging BBs (which is unusual for me), but still got 35k direct damage plus 55k fire damage from my secondaries. French Destroyers exit early access, and now there’s a new system for you to manage and upgrade […] I free-XPed out of her after four games, which is very rare for me. She's absolutely amazing. I originally stated I wasn't in a rush to get Republique if I even bothered with her at all. For players who like speed and ability to move around map, appreciate a ship that can brawl or mid-range fight with equal aplomb, and can maximize their armor angles and stay alive to kick [edited], this is a fantastic line. A high-speed battlecruiser designed to counter German heavy cruisers. Her disadvantages included weak torpedo protection. They fire a bit slower than the 100mm guns (about 4.5 seconds, IIRC) but they are much stronger. Experience epic naval action in World of Warships Legends, a global multiplayer free-to-play online game in which you can master the seas on the decks of historys greatest warships Recruit Legendary Commanders, upgrade your vessels, and stake your claim to naval domination alongside and against players from around the world. The best solution would be simply testing all the warships of each nation. Note: I did not play tier 3 or 4 as i got Bretagne from mission. TL;DR: On Alsace, putting 4 points into IFHE is a drastic improvement to secondary effectiveness with only a minor opportunity cost (since EM is comparatively less important than it is for Republique.) I don't have the hull upgrade yet (do have firing range & speed) as I'm being tight with my 120 million credits and 408,000 free XP. Then there’s the accuracy issue. Good writeup and I agree with everything you said thus far. 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