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September 01, 2020

Big Changes to Commander Skill System including Table of Skills / Parameters


Big Changes to Commander Skill System

In the near future, there will be а ST of the updated commander skills system. At the moment, WG plan to update the skills in 0.9.11. WG will conduct several stages of testing and will closely monitor your feedback.

In summary:
  • New skills were added and some of the old ones were changed
  • Now each class will have a separate section with unique skills
  • Maximum skill points number increased from 19 to 21
  • New way to get elite commander experience: dismiss unused commanders
  • The amount of experience required to retrain a commander to another researchable ship reduced by half.
If and when the changes come to the live server, everyone will have an opportunity to reset their commanders' skills for free. Details will be announced at a later date.
Skills already existing in the game will be adapted to the new system in as comfortable a way as possible, taking all changes into account. Thus, players will not have to necessarily redistribute all their commanders' skills, as they will already be trained for the skills most similar to the ones they were trained for in the old system.

Main changes:
The commander skills system in its current form has existed for a long time—the last time major changes to the system were made was a few years ago, in 0.6.0. Since then, new mechanics and many ships with unique gameplay styles have been added to the game. Taking into account these and many other factors, we decided to update the skills system to better match the current realities of World of Warships.
Many skills in the game are not suitable for certain classes and individual ships, which greatly limits the variability of builds. In such conditions, there were not as many effective ways to distribute skills as we wanted. These change will help players not only to allocate skills to match their playstyle, but also to try new tactics.



In the new system, each commander will have an opportunity to distribute skills for each class separately, each in a specialized section. We have also improved the interface and functionality of the system: for example, you can now assign a commander to different classes without having to redistribute skills.



We have also significantly changed and reshuffled the skills themselves, added new ones, and removed some of the old ones. The skills have been changed so that in each row there is a choice between several effective options, instead of one ultimate skill.



Have you always wanted to pick just a few more skills? Now, as skills are becoming more specialized and their total number increasing, the maximum number of commander skill points is also being increased from 19 to 21.
The distribution of skills by categories will become more logical, which will help to match the skills to the chosen style of play.



There will also be a new way to get elite commander experience in the game. Players will be able to transform part of a commander's experience into elite experience when dismissing him:
  • 25% of experience earned at the cost of 1 experience for 10 credits.
  • 50% of experience earned at the cost of 150 experience per 1 doubloon.
Thus, you can demobilize unused commanders, and spend the gained elite experience on training, redistributing skills, or retraining the commanders you need.

Details about the changes:
  • Commanders will still have a specialization for a particular ship.
  • Only one skill set corresponding to a class of ship is active at one time. 
  • The skills for each class are distributed independently from each other. For example, a commander with 10 skill points can distribute 10 points in the section of destroyers and 10 points for battleships.
  • The basics of skills distribution will not change:
    • each section will have 4 rows of skills;
    • to access the next row you have to learn a skill from the previous one;
    • the cost of learning skills increases with each row: the skill on the first row costs one point, the second two points, etc.;
  • The cost and number of skills for recruited commanders will change so that, if necessary, the player will be able to recruit a commander with a large number of skill points:
    • commander without skills is hired for free.
    • commander with 6 skill points is available for 900,000 credits.
    • commander with 10 skill points is available for 1,750 doubloons.
  • To redistribute the skills, as before, elite commander experience or doubloons will be required. Each skill section is redistributed separately.
  • The cost of redistribution for a section with a commander with 21 skill points will be 525 doubloons or 500,000 elite commander experience. For 19 skill points, the cost remains unchanged.
  • A commander with no specialization for a specific ship cannot be assigned to it without retraining. This rule is not applied to premium or special ships.
  • You can go into battle on a ship without a commander. In this case, commander experience will not be credited to the account.
  • The amount of experience required to retrain a commander to another researchable ship will be reduced by half. Skills will not work until the commander completes retraining.
  • The cost of commander retraining changes:
    • Since redistribution of commander skills will be required much less often, the cost of retraining in doubloons will increase from 500 to 750 doubloons.
    • It is no longer possible to undergo retraining using credits.
The list of updated skills is available below, Copied from Bungles Reddit Post
Please note that skills and their names are preliminary and subject to change during testing.


Aircraft Carriers
Skill Tier
Name
Description
Parameters
Details
I
Aircraft Mechanic Accelerates aircraft servicing Aircraft restoration time -5%
Engine Mechanic Increases the engine boost time for the aircraft carrier’s squadrons Engine boost time +10%
Engine Technician Reduces reload time of Engine Cooling Reload time of the Engine Cooling consumable -20%
Damage Control Specialist Reduces reload time of Damage Control Party Reload time of the Damage Control Party consumable -10%
СAP Specialist When the Fighter consumable is activated, an additional aircraft is launched Number of aircraft +1 The skill affects only the carrier's consumables
Patrol Expert Increases the action radius of Patrol Fighters Action radius +10%
II
Torpedo Bombers Specialist Reduces the torpedo arming distance from drop point Torpedo arming distance -10%
Torpedo Armament Specialist Increases the aerial torpedo speed Aerial torpedo speed +5%
Engine Expert Increases the speed of the aircraft carrier’s squadrons Squadron speed +2.5% The skill increases the cruise speed of squadrons
Repair Specialist Improves the effectiveness of the Repair consumable Number of the Repair consumables +1

Action time of the Repair consumable +10%
Expert AA Gunner Increases the damage by shell explosions and continuous AA damage Damage by shell explosions +10%
Continuous damage by AA mounts +10%
Interceptor When the Patrol Fighter consumable is activated, the time before an enemy squadron comes under attack is reduced.
Increases the time until the Patrol Fighters become ready to attack.
Time before Patrol Fighter starts attacking the target -80%
Time before Patrol Fighters become active +50%
Action time of the consumable -25%
III
Expert Marksman Improves the aiming time of the aircraft carrier’s planes Aiming speed +7.5%
Piercing Armament Increases the damage of Armor Piercing aircraft armament AP bombs damage +5%
AP rockets damage +5%
Pyrotechnist Increases the chance of causing a fire by aircraft armament Chances of HE rockets causing a fire on target +2%
Chances of HE bombs causing a fire on target +5%
Enduring Increases the HP of aircraft Aircraft HP for each ship tier +25
Aircraft Engineer Decreases the continuous damage taken by aircraft within the effective area of AA mounts Continuous damage from AA mounts -10%
Flight Director Increases the number of squadron consumables. Number of Patrol Fighter consumables +1
IV
Navigator-bombardier Increases the speed of HE and AP bombers. Bombers’ speed +5% The skill increases the cruise speed of bombers
Ruthless Aerial torpedoes partially ignore torpedo protection Torpedo protection damage reduction -15% The torpedo protection reduction from the skill is an absolute value. (For example, target's torpedo protection damage reduction is 45%. With the skill mastered the damage reduction will be 45-15=30%)
Close-quarters Specialist Increases the firing range and reduces the shell dispersion of secondary armament Secondary battery firing range +20%
Maximum dispersion of secondary battery shells -30%
Stealthy Reduces the aircraft carrier’s detectability range and the Damage Control Party reload time.
Increases aircraft return time
Ship’s detectability range -15%
Reload time of the Damage Control Party consumable -20%
Aircraft return time +50%
Senior Aircraft Engineer Decreases the damage from AA shell explosions taken by aircraft Damage from AA explosions -33%
Focused Patrol Fighter attacks only aircraft carrier's squadrons and can be destroyed only by AA fire.
Patrol Fighter cannot spot enemy's ships
Action Radius +N km.
Patrol Fighter cannot spot enemy ships
The Patrol Fighters' action radius increase value will be defined later.
Battleships
Skill Tier
Name
Description
Parameters
Details
I
Loader Reduces the time taken to switch shell type if all main battery guns are loaded Time taken to switch shell type -50%
Pyrotechnist Increases the chance of causing a fire by the ship's armament Chance of HE shells causing a fire on target +0.5%
Chance of secondary armament shells causing a fire on target +0.5%
Consumables Specialist Reduces the reload time of the ship's consumables Reload time of the Main Battery Reload Booster, Torpedo Reload Booster, Spotting Aircraft, Fighter, Defensive AA Fire consumables -10%
Emergency Repair Specialist Reduces the reload time of the “Damage Control Party” and “Repair Party” consumables. Reload time of the Damage Control Party and Repair Party consumables -5%
AA Gunner Increases the number of shell explosions in an AA salvo Number of explosions in a salvo +1
Maintenance Specialist Reduces the risk of main turrets, torpedo tubes, steering gears, and engine becoming incapacitated. Risk of modules becoming incapacitated -30% The skill doesn't prevent main turrets from being destroyed.
II
Gunner Increases the traverse speed of main battery guns Main battery guns traverse speed +20%
Threshing Improves the armor penetration capabilities of HE shells fired from both main and secondary battery guns.
Decreases the chances of setting an enemy ship on fire by half.
Armor penetration capacity of HE shells +25%
The chances of fire being caused by HE shells without modifiers being applied reduced by half
With this skill mastered, the fractional value of the new penetration capacity of HE shells will be rounded down.
Consumables Expert Increases action time of consumables Action time of Hydroacoustic Search, Surveillance Radar, Smoke Generator and Engine Boost consumables +10%
Argus-Eyed The detection indicator will show the number of opponents currently aiming at your ship with their main battery guns
AA Gunners Training Expert Increases continuous damage in the priority AA sector. Priority sector reinforcement +20% The priority sector reinforcement given by the skill is an absolute value. For example, 135% basic reinforcement with the skill mastered will become 135+20=155%
Vigilance Extends the torpedo acquisition range, even while the Hydroacoustic Search consumable is active and when the Torpedo Lookout System upgrade is mounted. Torpedo acquisition range by the sea +25%
III
Armor Piercing Increases main calibre AP shell damage.
Increases the duration of fire and flooding effects on your ship.
Maximum AP shell damage +5%
Fire duration +40%
Flooding duration +40%
Secondary Armament Ballistician Increases the firing range of secondary guns Secondary battery firing range +20%
Adrenaline Rush Increases the reload speed of all armaments and AA damage for each 1% HP lost Reload time of all armaments per 1% HP lost -0.2%
AA continuous damage per 1% HP lost +0.2%
Survivability Expert Accelerates repairs of modules, firefighting, and recovering from flooding Time of repair, firefighting, and recovery from flooding -15%
Expert AA Gunner Increases the damage by shell explosions and continuous AA damage AA shell explosions damage +10%
Continuous damage by AA mounts +10%
Steady Increases torpedo protection Torpedo protection damage reduction +10%
IV
Marksman Increases the accuracy of main battery guns if there are no visible enemy ships within the ship's base detectability radius. Maximum dispersion of main battery shells -10% A visible ship is a ship you are able to see on the battlefield. It's not important who spotted her and if she is in your direct line of sight or not.
Secondary Armament Expert Increases the accuracy of secondary guns when a priority target is manually indicated Maximum dispersion of shells for the secondary armament -35%
Straight-A Artillerist Increases reload speed of secondary armament.

When an enemy is detected within the firing range of the secondary armament, increases the reload speed of main battery guns.
Reload time of main battery guns -10%

Reload time of secondary armament -10%
Emergency Repair Expert Improves the effectiveness of Damage Control Party and Repair Party consumables Action time of Damage Control Party and Repair Party consumables +10%
Number of Damage Control Party and Repair Party consumables +1
Concealment Expert Reduces the detectability range of the ship Detectability range of the ship -10%
Fire Prevention Expert Reduces the risk of fire. The maximum number of fires on a ship reduced to three Risk of catching fire -10%
Cruisers
Skill Tier
Name
Description
Parameters
Details
I
Gunner Increases the traverse speed of main battery guns Main battery guns traverse speed +20%
Torpedo Increases the chance of causing flooding Chances of causing flooding +30%
Consumables Specialist Reduces the reload time of the ship's consumables Reload time of the Main Battery Reload Booster, Torpedo Reload Booster, Spotting Aircraft, Fighter, Defensive AA Fire consumables -10%
Loader Reduces the time taken to switch shell type if all main battery guns are loaded Time taken to switch shell type -50%
Alarming A warning about a salvo fired at your ship from a distance of more than 4.5 km
AA Gunner Increases the number of shell explosions in the AA salvo Number of explosions in a salvo +1
II
Pyrotechnist Increases the chance of causing a fire by the ship's armament Chance of HE shells causing a fire on target +1%
Chance of secondary armament shells causing a fire on target +1%
Torpedo Armament Specialist Increases the ship torpedo speed Ship torpedo speed +5%
Consumables Expert Increases action time of consumables Action time of Hydroacoustic Search, Surveillance Radar, Smoke Generator and Engine Boost consumables +10%
Spotting Aircraft Expert Improves the effectiveness of the Spotting Aircraft. Reload time of the Spotting Aircraft consumable – 50%
The number of Spotting Aircraft consumables +2
Action time of the Spotting Aircraft consumable – 50%
Argus-eyed The detection indicator will show the number of opponents currently aiming at your ship with their main battery guns
AA Gunners Training Expert Increases continuous damage in the priority AA sector. Reinforcement of the priority sector +20% The priority sector reinforcement given by the skill is an absolute value. For example, 135% basic reinforcement with the skill mastered will become 135+20=155%
III
Demoman Increases maximum HE and SAP shell damage
Increases the detectability range of a ship with main battery guns with a caliber higher than 149 mm.
HE shells damage +10%
SAP shells damage +10%
Ship’s detectability +15%
Torpedoman – demolition expert Increases torpedo damage Maximum torpedo damage +15%
Adrenaline Rush Increases the reload speed of all armaments and AA damage for each 1% HP lost Reload time of all armaments per 1% HP lost -0.2%
AA continuous damage per 1% HP lost +0.2%
AP Demolition Expert Increases the damage of AP shells with a calibre higher than 190 mm AP shells damage +7%
Provident Increases the number of the ship’s consumables Number of consumables +1
Enduring Increases the ship’s HP HP for each ship tier +350
IV
Straight-A Artillerist Increases reload speed of secondary armament.



When an enemy is detected within the firing range of the secondary armament, increases the reload speed of main battery guns.
Reload time of main battery guns -8%

Reload time of secondary armament -10%
Brawler Increases the ship’s parameters if there are more visible enemy ships than ally ships within your ship's base main caliber firing range Ship’s speed +8%
Maximum dispersion of main battery shells -10%
A visible ship is a ship you are able to see on the battlefield. It's not important who spotted her and if she is in your direct line of sight or not. When a ship is visible for allies but not visible for you, like, for example, through the use of the Surveillance Radar consumable, the skill will not be triggered.
Intelligence Radio Technician Shows the direction to the nearest enemy ship
The enemy player will be alerted that a bearing was taken on their ship
Threshing Improves the armor penetration capabilities of HE shells fired from both main and secondary battery guns.
Decreases the chances of setting an enemy ship on fire
Armor penetration capacity of HE shells +25%
The chances of fire being caused by HE shells without modifiers being applied reduced by half
With this skill mastered, the fractional value of the new penetration capacity of HE shells will be rounded down.
Concealment Expert Reduces the detectability range of the ship Detectability range of the ship – 10%
Expert AA Gunner Increases the damage by shell explosions and continuous AA damage Damage from shell explosions +15%
Continuous damage by AA mounts +20%
Destroyers
Skill Tier
Name
Description
Parameters
Details
I
Gunner Increases the traverse speed of main battery guns Main battery guns traverse speed +20%
Torpedoman Increases the chance of causing flooding Chances of causing flooding +30%
Consumables Specialist Reduces the reload time of the ship's consumables Reload time of the Main Battery Reload Booster, Torpedo Reload Booster, Spotting Aircraft, Fighter, Defensive AA Fire consumables -10%
Loader Reduces the time taken to switch shell type if all main battery guns are loaded Time taken to switch shell type -50%
Maintenance specialist Reduces the risk of main turrets, torpedo tubes, steering gears, and engine becoming incapacitated. Risk of modules becoming incapacitated -30% The skill doesn't prevent main turrets from being destroyed.
AA Gunner Increases the number of shell explosions in the AA salvo Number of explosions in a salvo +1
II
Pyrotechnist Increases the chance of causing a fire by the ship's armament Chance of HE shells causing a fire on target +1%
Chance of secondary armament shells causing a fire on target +1%
Torpedo Armament Specialist Increases the ship torpedo speed Ship torpedo speed +5%
Consumables Expert Increases action time of consumables Action time of Hydroacoustic Search, Surveillance Radar, Smoke Generator and Engine Boost consumables +10%
AP Demolition Expert Increases the damage of AP shells. AP shells damage +5%
Argus eyed The detection indicator will show the number of opponents currently aiming at your ship with their main battery guns
Propulsive When the engines or steering gears are incapacitated, they continue to operate but with a penalty
III
Main battery and AA specialist Improves the effectiveness of main battery and AA guns Main battery guns reload time -5%
Continuous AA damage +10%
Torpedo Armament Expert Reduces the reload time of torpedo tubes Torpedo tubes reload time -10%
Adrenaline Rush Increases the reload speed of all armaments and AA damage for each 1% HP lost Reload time of all armaments per 1% HP lost -0.2%
AA continuous damage per 1% HP lost +0.2%
Threshing Improves the armor penetration capabilities of HE shells fired from both main and secondary battery guns.
Decreases the chances of setting an enemy ship on fire
Armor penetration capacity of HE shells +25%
The chances of fire being caused by HE shells without modifiers being applied reduced by half
With this skill mastered, the fractional value of the new penetration capacity of HE shells will be rounded down.
Provident Increases the number of the ship’s consumables Number of consumables +1
Enduring Increases the ship’s HP HP for each ship tier +350
IV
Main battery and AA Expert Improves the effectiveness of main battery and AA guns Main battery firing range +20%
Damage from AA shell explosions +15%
Cautious Increases the ship's speed as long as the ship remains undetected.
Reload time of main battery guns is increased
Ship’s speed +8%
Reload time of main battery guns +10%
Intelligence Radio Technician Shows the direction to the nearest enemy ship
The enemy player will be alerted that a bearing was taken on their ship
Fearless Reduces the reload time of main battery guns when your ship is spotted.
Ship's concealment is increased
Reload time of main battery guns -10%
Ships concealment +5%
Concealment Expert Reduces the detectability range of the ship Detectability range of the ship -10%
Nimble Reduces the accuracy of enemy fire on your ship for 15 seconds after being detected. Dispersion of shells fired by enemies attacking your ship +20% Shell dispersion of the enemy ship attacking you will be active for 15 seconds. If you become undetected before those 15 seconds are up, and then get detected again, the skill begins to work again, counting down from 15 seconds. The skill affects only ships’ shells.

IMPORTANT! Because these information stated is WIP, the information in this Article is tentative and reflects the state of game development at the time of its publication. Changes and new features may be removed entirely or implemented differently by the time the update goes live. Screenshots, specific values of certain characteristics, and details of in-game mechanics will not necessarily be relevant after this info have been released.

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