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How do you ploy your Udaloi?

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So, after a likely brief love for CAs that cooled considerably at tier VIII (this tier is just cancer for regular CAs) I pondered wether to take up the "new" Udaloi.

Question is: CE and stock torps for some Fletcher like hybrid action or all out gunboaty eschewing CE and even concealment module?

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The Newdaloi is kind of like the mirror image of the Fletcher and by that I mean that the guns are better but the torpedoes are a bit worse because of the limited range. 8KM with the radar/hydro/CV meta at high tier means you won't be using them outside of self defense or the occasional ambush.

It's kind of like a mid range support ship in that you don't engage with your guns as close as you would in the Fletcher. 8-10km is the sweet spot using either smoke or cover to avoid return fire. It's also a soft ship in that it starts to eat AP normal pens pretty easily from BBs or Cruisers, especially at an oblique angle. So you can lose 2/3 of your hp in a single salvo.

IMHO I think CE is worth it because it allows you to get into position without detection plus it can help in the middle or late game with back capping. Your DPS is enough where you can easily eliminate low health DDs without losing much HP yourself.

Hope this helps.

 

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I don't have enough points yet, so I just have AFT so far. Seems sort of like a less stealthy Kiev. I pretty much just play my Udaloi poorly so far. :P

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2 hours ago, cheereereerios said:

I don't have enough points yet, so I just have AFT so far. Seems sort of like a less stealthy Kiev. I pretty much just play my Udaloi poorly so far. :P

yeah it takes some getting used to. I didn't like it enough to keep once I unlocked the Grozovoi which plays a lot like an oversized Udaloi; You get higher dps guns, better range on the torpedoes (10km vs 8km) but you sit higher in the water and are a bit fatter so the eating of normal AP pens is greater. Also it doesn't torpedo beat as well as the preceding ships.

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