July 11, 2018

WOWS Devs - Japanese and German Battleships Yamato, Izumo, Ashitaka Balance Changes

WORLD OF WARSHIPS Japanese and German Battleships Balance Changes

Japanese and German Battleships Balance Changes

Japanese Battleship Izumo:
  • The thickness of the upper deck armour plating is increased from 32 mm to 57 mm;
  • Surface Detectability Range reduced from 19.26 to 17.19 km;
  • Surface Detectability Range after shooting from smoke is reduced from 19.21 to 16.8 km.
The changes will allow the battleship to receive less damage from the enemy cruisers' HE shells, and the change in the visibility puts her in line with that of other tier IX battleships. It will also increase the average life time and combat efficiency of the ship.

Japanese Battleship Yamato:
The speed of rotation of the Main Battery:
  • 180 Degree Turn Time from 72 s to 60 s.
To increase the level of comfort of the game on the ship.

Japanese Battleship Ashitaka:
AP shells was replaced with a shell with the following characteristics:
  • Initial speed: 806 m / s instead of 790 m / s;
  • Damage: 12 600 instead of 12 400.
Thus, the battleship can better combine high speed and effective armament. The ship will have a volley from the battleship Amagi, whilst staying inferior to it in armour.

Japanese Battleship Kawachi:
In the hull (A)
  • Main Battery reload time is reduced from 33 to 30 s.

Japanese Battleship Myogi:
  • A Hull: the reload time of the Main Battery is reduced from 33 to 30 s;
  • A Hull: rotation speed of the Main Battery is increased from 3.0 to 4.0 g / s;
  • The sigma parameter is increased from 1.8 to 2.0.
Thus, Kawachi and Myogi will become more comfortable ships during the progression from the base to the top state of the ship. The change in sigma will compensate for the small number of shells in the volley.

German Battleship Nassau:
  • Reload time of the Main Battery has increased from 22.2 to 26 s
  • Reduced the number of charges of consumable "Repair Party" from 3 (4 for Repair Party II) to 2 (3).
The ship showed high efficiency at her tier and the corrections should lead it to balance with other ships at her tier. Reducing the number of charges of this consumable will increase the effectiveness of experienced and novice players on the ship.

Stats are subject to change during the test. Please note that stats provided are never final until published as so, on World of Warships Regional Websites.

Source: WOWS Devs Facebook Blog

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