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Next Research Bureau Ship - Ohio?


Jakeshuffle

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Meowdy,

I'm not sure what I was thinking with getting the Colbert as my first RB ship but...here I am. Nothing against the ship, I just wasn't ready for it. I'm inching my way to getting Halsey from the campaign I'm eying battleships. At this point, I have enough destroyers and cruisers that I enjoy being sunk on and I'd like to play more battleships.

Is the Ohio still the go-to suggestion for RB ships? I have a personal problem with the maneuverability of the Vermont, is the Ohio noticeably better on that front?

Appreciate the help/feedback 

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Have my eye on Ohio as well, so anxious to hear feedback.

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52 minutes ago, Jakeshuffle said:

I have a personal problem with the maneuverability of the Vermont

Vermont’s turning circle and enhanced acceleration are both excellent compared to other tier X battleships. She’s just slow, which can be largely mitigated by proper positioning.

Regarding Ohio, she handles like a slightly slower Montana (28 vs. 30 knots) with significantly better rudder shift (~4s faster to turn all the way over). Combine that with her better gun handling (30s to rotate her guns 180 degrees) and she feels just fine. I’ve never really felt like her only objectively below average stat (her speed compared to most other tier X BBs) was a significant hindrance.

Some people like to run secondaries on Ohio, but IMO a main battery/survivability build is the way to go. 30mm overmatch, improved dispersion (QE/Warspite/Hood/Vanguard vs “standard” US/UK/German BB) with APRM2, and 40s cooldown heals is a strong package, especially combined with her recent ASW buff to normal tier X ranges. Her range (21.7km) is a bit on the short side, but in my experience the spotter plane gives her enough extra range when needed, and being an American BB you can always mount APRM1 for extra range if desired. It’s unfortunately hard for me to justify playing Montana when Ohio exists.

I don’t have Sicilia, but compared to the other RB battleships (Illinois and Slava) I would recommend most players get Ohio first. While the other ships have interesting gimmicks, Ohio is just very solid in just about any situation.

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Ohio was and still is the best RB ship. It was and still is one of the best BB's in game. Unless you never play/hate playing BB's Ohio should be the 1st RB ship anyone gets. JMHO.

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2 hours ago, AdmiralThunder said:

Ohio was and still is the best RB ship.

I am 100 percent in agreement here. It should be a player's first RB ship. It is just an all-around solid battleship to have in your port.

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I got the Illonois as my first Research Bureau points ship.
She's able to fire her guns faster (which comes in handy for certain main-gun hits missions).

I figure the Ohio's guns hit harder, but I wanted to try "something diferent" instead of the "usual" choice of the Ohio.

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47 minutes ago, HogHammer said:

I am 100 percent in agreement here. It should be a player's first RB ship. It is just an all-around solid battleship to have in your port.

Also because it has been there a LONG time and you never know if WG will pull it.

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9 hours ago, Wolfswetpaws said:

I got the Illonois as my first Research Bureau points ship.
She's able to fire her guns faster (which comes in handy for certain main-gun hits missions).

I figure the Ohio's guns hit harder, but I wanted to try "something diferent" instead of the "usual" choice of the Ohio.

How do you like her? I'm finding I like playing T9s a lot since it mixes up the matchmaking.

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1 hour ago, Jakeshuffle said:

How do you like her? I'm finding I like playing T9s a lot since it mixes up the matchmaking.

Overall, I like the Illonois.   🙂 
I've assigned Commander Azur Lane New Jersey as her Captain.  🙂 

My only quibble would be that the cruiser guns seem to be under-performing, for me.  But, they reload fast, which is good for main-gun hit missions with a BB.
In other respects, the Illonois is pretty-much like an Iowa (rudder-shift, turning radius, armor scheme, sec-bat guns and etc.).

I became interested in the Illonois after watching a Yuro youtube video about her.

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14 hours ago, Jakeshuffle said:

Meowdy,

I'm not sure what I was thinking with getting the Colbert as my first RB ship but...here I am. Nothing against the ship, I just wasn't ready for it. I'm inching my way to getting Halsey from the campaign I'm eying battleships. At this point, I have enough destroyers and cruisers that I enjoy being sunk on and I'd like to play more battleships.

Is the Ohio still the go-to suggestion for RB ships? I have a personal problem with the maneuverability of the Vermont, is the Ohio noticeably better on that front?

Appreciate the help/feedback 

Not a huge expert regarding Ohio even tho I bought it, im not playing BBs enough. But the few times I took it out I was very impressed with her performance. Averyone seems to put her as nr.1 RB BB.

I bought Ohio first, then I bought Illinois which is also fun in a different way, then I bought Vampire II and that DD is just freckin Awesome!

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Update, I got the Ohio and have played it for some Asymm, co-op, and one accidental Random. It doesn't have bells and whistles but it is a lot of fun! I have the range mod and captain skill for secondaries which hit pretty nicely. I feel like I'm doing it in reverse, but it makes me want to play more battleships.

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7 minutes ago, Jakeshuffle said:

Update, I got the Ohio and have played it for some Asymm, co-op, and one accidental Random. It doesn't have bells and whistles but it is a lot of fun! I have the range mod and captain skill for secondaries which hit pretty nicely. I feel like I'm doing it in reverse, but it makes me want to play more battleships.

Congrats, i got her recently as well and she really is as strong as people suggested she would be, i expected her to be over-hyped to be honest.

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1 minute ago, UnrepentantSinner said:

Congrats, i got her recently as well and she really is as strong as people suggested she would be, i expected her to be over-hyped to be honest.

I had the same thought ha! I can still take some citadel hits if I'm not being careful so she's not unsinkable. Cheers on your Ohio as well and hope I get to sail against you sometime!

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27 minutes ago, Jakeshuffle said:

I had the same thought ha! I can still take some citadel hits if I'm not being careful so she's not unsinkable. Cheers on your Ohio as well and hope I get to sail against you sometime!

It's not a german battleship, i had to learn that lesson too, but the fast heal is a real lifesaver.

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