So there’s that. Gneisenau can equip the following consumables: Usage of Spotting Aircraft () is recommended over the Catapult Fighter (), as high tier maps as well as ranged engagements call for more range, while the capabilities of the fighter aircraft are far more limited. The guns are useless as they are useless on KM battleships post tier 6. I know how to position myself and when to push. Gneisenau is one of the few ships I have that I actually purchased tue permacamo for. It’s not KG V levels of concealment, but she can sneak up on a fair few ships, though that’s when top tier. She is capable of operating solo, but extra caution is needed when doing so; her main battery dispersion is frequently frustrating, making long-range combat decidedly not her strong suit. With the commissioning of the last Deutschland-class vessel in 1936, the Kriegsmarine found itself in possession of warships that could outrun almost every ship that outgunned them, while being able to outgun almost every ship that could outrun them. Your classical dreadnought, not much to say about it. German battleships does not uptier well because they play in close quarter, luckily the Gneisenau is in Tier VII which matchmaking between Tier V and VII usually prevails. Stock propulsion is fictitious. Concealment wise, this is where most people will be surprised. High Alert -10% to reload time of Damage Control Party consumable. During their first operation, the two ships sank the British auxiliary cruiser HMS Rawalpindi in a short battle. Depends on the prespective, I do not honestly care about your averege potato, they skew statistics that much. In 1943, Hitler ordered the cessation of conversion work, and on 27 March 1945, she was sunk as a blockship in Gotenhafen (Gdynia) in German-occupied Poland. 4. never CQC on earlier stage. By No fancy hydro to be found here, just good old BB stuff. Now having played a lot of other ships, I am not so fond of Gneisenau anymore, but Gneisenau and Bayern is still among of my favorites. That is why I did not play her for quite some time too, but the guns are good for Tier VII. Believe it or not, Gneis get citadel broadside and it's not difficult to do with 16 guns. After hearing about all the buffs, I mean, the line should be at least decent, right? When a ship performs this poorly when top tier.... Then you are playing her wrong, which is not surprising when you do not know what she is for: 1. I enjoyed the Genei, but I do enjoy mobile Battleships. It does feel horrible playing Gneisenau with its low sigma, when even the Tier IV Myogi has a 2.0 sigma with 6 guns. Once the enemy is weakened then you can look to move in. Her 15-inch guns give her the capability of fighting on the same level as her peers, though she does have fewer barrels than the competition. The mid-range anti aircraft armament consisted of eight twin 37mm Flakzwilling 30, which were designed as a weapon against medium bombers; against mono planes, however, these guns would have limited effectiveness. Gneisenau’s turning radius is not very good. You should not try to rush and tank when you have half of the enemy team eyeing on you, you can try to take cover and ambush the enemies at close range. The Lyon on the other hand is the most under rated beast in the game. 5. I played her another 15 games and I think I only survived one game until the end. I mean, it’s long, thin, and fast. All rights reserved. Upgrades. Copyright © 2020 WoWs Builds. I liked it a lot, but only because it has torps. But you don’t see Colorados surviving a full point blank strike from an NC or Amagi and living to tell the tale, now do you, and there’s a pretty good reason why. As with any BB you should be targeting cruisers first, if you are angling properly it will be the cruisers HE spam that threatens you the most. I’m gonna start the thing about the armor with it’s looks. Armaments-wise, she’s on the “slightly underprepared” side of things. For me, it's the most versatile BB (tiers 6-8). She only falls apart when concentrated upon by the enemy team, otherwise, she’s just as dangerous as any BB or CA, regardless of who she’s shooting at. 2. She is literally the size of tier IX and X ships, I collided into Jean Bart and I was around 15% longer than it. KGV may not have the armor but it can regenerate most of it's health and consistently burns Gneisenau BBs down to a crisp when fighting at mid range. India X-Ray+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm.+0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm.+5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating. Direction Center for Fighters+1 fighter to carrier fighter squadrons or catapult fighters. On flat broadsides. The horizontal protection consisted of a 50mm strong main deck, and the vital areas had an additional 80-95mm strong armored deck. harder than it should, despite having just 6 guns and not-quite Bismarck level secondaries. She is not very strong at the start of a gamewhile many ships only have 2x2 at the nose Gneis only brings 2 extra when showing some side and only 6 shells is little volume of fire. Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells. And then comes the 6 gun monstrosity known as a Gneisenau. © 2011–2020 It was may favorite tier 7 BB until KGV and Lyon came along. Heard its a completely different ship. Historical 283mm main battery guns in three triple turrets are missing. Batman! While most battleships tend to join a battle line, Gneisenau can instead join up with fast cruisers and blitz the enemy by appearing quickly from an unexpected location. 2. Mai 2020 um 09:40 Uhr geändert. The lower firepower malus doesn't matter much to people who wouldn't see the difference between it and other ships in the first place. All rights reserved. What's the point of this ship? Only 6 main guns with questionable accuracy results in low hit ratio and damage output. The whole point of this rant is just to add another piece to the mosaic of WG's negligence of the old ship lines from the fresh perspective, to examine the oblivious direction this game is going at and prove the blatant powercreep that is plaguing this game from top to bottom tier. A slender cruise missile of a battleship, with drop-dead gorgeous looks that fool pretty much everyone that fights it, only for those people to find out that this thing hits way harder than it should, despite having just 6 guns and not-quite Bismarck level secondaries. I also think it's a nice gateway into the large German cruisers we've had lots of recently. Somehow, I thought I'd get at the very least something similar in terms of play-style - a relatively fast flank pusher that can bully ships with its presence. With a Sierra Mike (, Solid secondary battery guns, comparable to Japanese counterpart. One could say, yeah, you had one of those steamrolls games, however: Remember, I was the tip of the spear, I literally charged 6 ships, caught them off-guard, shot at their FLAT broadsides and got this result. I also play mostly ops these days, and many T7 BBs (including Scharnhorst) give me consistently better results. I know, I was exaggerating a bit, but you get the point :D. Gneisenau is, and always has been very low skill floor, low skill ceiling. Basilisk+75% XP earned for the battle.+30% credits earned for the battle. A way to have "xXxKillerGermanBismarckxXx" , History channel enthusiast, a way to have pretty little pew pew secondary fireworks and survive long enough to fire a few salvoes despite taking a beating from 6 other people, because he massively over extended. Considering all Tier VII, she sits comfortably in the middle, one could say she is the best balanced Tier VII BB: Nagato and Colorado are too weak, Sinop is too strong, Lyon is a DPM monster, but that is ok and King George performs well since the RU BB showed up... Technically, Gneisenau is not historical, take a look at Scharnhorst, she does fine, as does King George, Gneisenau can do that, as I said individual salvos can feel wonky, but overall she gets the job done, you either like melee focussed BB or you do not, that is a preference of playstyle.