World of Warships- Is Izumo Good?

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Hey ! Today I take Izumo out after several buffs ask the question….is it good now?

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  1. Eh, i had fun with Izumo while it lasted.
    It had quite good salvo grouping too, tho i wish the turret was set up like Rodney instead.
    However, fighting with multiple CAs is not fun with Izzy. Js

    • Evangeline Anovilis

      Being outnumbered is fun in what ship though?

    • +Evangeline Anovilis
      Some ships can take it.
      Mind you by multiple it doesnt necessarily mean getting overwhelmed

      What im saying is, back then Izzy’s deck armor is piss poor in my experience. Fighting CAs is painful with Izzy. Not to mention you cant get out of sight easy

  2. Hello.I can’t change display resolution more than 360p.Only I have this problem?

    • YouTube’s compression algorithm takes some time to process. Fresh videos will start as 360p, then go to 480, then 720, then 1080. If you want the higher quality video you just need to wait like an hour or two?

    • Sea Lord Mountbatten

      Terek ThePlayer Hey sorry this was supposed to go up at 5AM, looks like it went live as soon as it got done uploading, it’s a 4K video so it takes a couple hours for it to rendering out in full 4K

    • ok thanks:)

  3. Bruh, compared to iowa. She is slightly better than iowa. Iowa doesnt get the resistance to fire and the gold armour buff given to izumo.

    • Just a random Horse.

      +steve natsume I did, and a Yamato still cits you through the front just fine. For example.

    • +Just a random Horse. seriously, you playing yamato card? dude, everyone knows yamato can overmatch 32mm. EVERYONE.

    • Just a random Horse.

      +steve natsume okay… What could over match you before the citadel buff?

    • +steve natsume, you think? Iowa cit is on waterline to slight above waterline, she can be citadelled at close range sometimes at 45 degree angle but mostly broadsiding happebs to be nuked. Iowa citadel is less impressive at close range compared to NC’s which is why they call NC a hybrid Bb, u can get close and snipe…If u disnt read izumo buffs, might as well u pull out ur eyes, buffs that 90% of all BBs wish to have…

    • +steve natsume, this isnt the damn place for sarcasm retard.

  4. some time she is fun, but most of time she is meh.
    oh, by the way she doesnt have conning tower

  5. Wooo! Joining the mandatory 360p squad!

  6. george marnelakis

    In my humble opinion Izumo is the worst tier 9 Battleship, even with the buffs! Talk abt the turrets, the funny part isn’t that the 3rd turret is facing backwards, it’s the fact that if turret 1 was placed on deck and 2 a bit higher the 3rd could easily face forward and u could fire all 3 at the same time, someone in Japan was totally high with opium when he was designing that ship…. Finally, why the video is in 360p?

    • Sea Lord Mountbatten

      george marnelakis the video was supposed to go live at 5AM my time, looks like YouTube decided it would go up as soon as it got done uploading, so it takes YouTube about an hour to process the full HD video. So videos will upload first in 360p and then as YT process it, it’ll be available in 480p, then 720p, then 1080, then 1440p, then 4K

    • george marnelakis

      +Sea Lord Mountbatten Thanx mate

  7. Joining the 360p as well 🙂

  8. Nobblk Praetorian

    Hey do you plan to test the Russian battleships in Test Server?

  9. Sea Lord Mountbatten

    Me: Tells YouTube to upload at 5AM

    YouTube: *How about no?*

  10. Grinded is not a word. You Ground your way up the line of ships.You’re a teacher right? ; )

  11. Glad you made this video. I’m 3/4 of the way through Amagi right now. Kept hearing good things about the buffs, but it’s nice to see it in action.

    • Sea Lord Mountbatten

      It is so much better than when I went through her, you should have a very good experience with her

    • Evangeline Anovilis

      Izumo is expensive due to being T9 and needing the C hull to not suffer from an utterly insane 26 s rudder shift (it still will only be like 19 s, which isn’t good, but at least you actually get a rudder) and ugly as all hell. However, it is strong and kind of a trade off vs Musashi (accuracy and pen vs overmatch, not having an octagonal citadel vs more 50 mm plating on bow and stern) for being one of the best at T9 imo. People may not like it, but this is kinda what peak T9 BB performance looks like, at least within the tech tree.


    Oh god I’m trying to grind Yamato aswell, also I’m pretty sure the gun was placed like that so it had a little better view of behind the ship well near enough

  13. If WG would just let the center turret turn 360 Izumo would be so much better.

    • Evangeline Anovilis

      If WG would give the Conqueror 57 mm deck, it’d be also much better. But I don’t think Conqueror needs it or deserves it, nor is the Izumo really in need of further buffs.

  14. Even the yamato is a joke right now. Its an exp piñata and easy damage farmer.

    • Evangeline Anovilis

      It easily farms damage indeed. I don’t feel like I’m easily farmed in my Yamato though, unless I give easy shots in my citadel. Might be due to Yamato being like the most HE proof BB in high tier apart from the Musashi.

  15. Richard Strickland

    Hey, Sea Lord Mountbatten!
    This is a bit off topic, but you’ll appreciate it.
    Got my first Kraken Unleashed in my Massachusetts this morning! Nuremberg, Monarch, Aoba, Kidd and Lexington (in that order). Plus 3 Close Quarter Experts! (But that’s to be expected with the Massachusetts, too).
    Sorry for being off topic, but I’m sharing this with everybody!

  16. Evangeline Anovilis

    If I may be frank: Those are some first world turret problems you got there. As for C turret, most BBs got it as X turret. And it’s just as hard to get an X turret on target as it is for this C turret. On the up-side, if the turret was the other way round, Izumo’s backwards firing angles on that turret would be terrible. As for the B turret not being able to rotate 360°… which BB turret can do that? This isn’t some Nürnberg. Basically, you are complaining about issues as if these were Izumo-specific, not shared by basically all other three turret BBs. And I won’t even get started on how utterly retarded the turret angles on the FdG are.

    Also complaining about the large amount of deck area to start fires? Given you get 4 places for fires like every other ship, the large amount of deck area just means that there is a rather small amount of area that is superstructure (thus 19 mm) and attempting to snipe the superstructure leads to a lot of shatters on the 57 mm deck that doesn’t even care about German HE.

    Imo, the guns are lulzy for T9, given that you don’t get Musashi overmatch, but the penetration is on Republique levels (so, it actually has better pen than Musashi), it is quite accurate and one thing Izumo already had before: She has amazing shell speed. Which reduces reaction time for targets by quite a bit.

    • Evangeline Anovilis

      Also, you could use spotter plane. While Izumo range isn’t terrible, it helps and reduces the amounts of time you fire blind over obstacles. Fighter may seem more useful vs CV, but frankly, staying with AA ships kind of helps more. Fighter only shoots down 3-4 planes out of a 9, leaving you to be decimated by 2 waves of attacks still, if your AA is not up to the job.

  17. Rahulaanchal Gupta

    So of I have to HE pen it in a Cleveland, I need ifhe for sure??!!

  18. Have you seen ichase on the izzy? He plays as a stern chaser.

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