Post by betterholdfast on Apr 21, 2018 5:44:14 GMT
I haven’t bought her because of her guns. She has 9 7” guns with an 11.50 base reload time. To put that into perspective, my Pensacola has 10 8” guns and with my equipment/consumables/ perks has a 10.14 second reload, neither of those ships has any armor so it’s all about maneuvering and keeping the guns singing. The DeGrasse has 9 6” guns with my reload coming in at 7.19 seconds, the super accurate 6” guns firing AP absolutely shred DD’s, her HE rounds have a 7% chance of starting a fire making her a flamethrower against BB’s. She’s also amazingly fast and nimble. The Budyonny is very much a tech tree DeGrasse, with similar 6” guns and reload. The Aoba is just horrible, with only 6 8” guns and around an 11 second reload. I just can’t see the Molotov being really competitive, she literally looks like a tier 6 Kirov, so a Kirov with a little better HP pool. 7” and 8” guns often overpenetrate DD’s, so if you’re hunting DD’s, I think DeGrasse is king of tier 6 cruisers, hunting other cruisers Pensacola takes the title in my opinion. The Nürnberg also seems strong for her tier, the Königsberg just seems stronger tier for tier. If the Molotov is like the Kirov in terms of maneuverability, she’s fast but turns like a pig. Just my opinion on the tier 6 cruisers , it’s not like the Molotov wouldn’t be workable in good hands just that I think that there’s several cruisers at the tier that really shine. I also don’t have the Huang He, which on paper looks good not great.
I’ve got it and I think it’s great. Check out zip zip’s review on YouTube for a good review. The guns are the best thing about it. I’ve got the budy and the aoba to compare against and it’s like the Molotov has 9 of the Aoba’s 8 inch guns, with faster reload and better shell velocity. The budy is similar, but it’s guns are noticeably weaker in damage and pen when you’ve played the Molotov for a while. It also does 36.5 knots the way I’ve set it up (can go slightly faster), has decent concealment for a cruiser and is very fun to play.. Average damage on AP is 758 and you’ll get a lot of citadels. Not sure how it stacks up against the de grasse - my guess is that there isn’t much in it, aside from one having better guns and the other having better torps.
Post by sanguinarydan on Apr 22, 2018 13:41:07 GMT
No sir, I don’t like it.
Alright, it doesn’t like me either.
I do very well in any of the Tier VI Cruisers, even the Aoba, but not in the Molotov. For some reason that ship and I just can’t mesh. It’s the first premium I’ve ever ended up regretting purchasing. Mainly because of fragility and slow reload. His straight line speed is fantastic considering the weight of fire. But since it couldn’t turn its way out of a wet paper bag you can end unable to get out of the way of what that speed leads you into. It’s not that it’s a bad ship, other people do quite well with it, it’s just got the wrong mix of the right things in my opinion.