In this short clip I go through the pros and cons you should consider before buying this premium Russian cruiser and give a few pointers on how to maximise your fun while sailing it.
Link to my captain perks and modules: http://imgur.com/a/IKChR
lol at that DD detonation. I thought detonation flags are a must in ranked battles
So… Is it worth it?
I decided to recruit a captain for this ship instead of using my DD capt’n. I’m using your skills, let us know if you decide on something you find to be better. Thanks for another great vid.
Before the patch, I liked this ship. After the patch, I absolutely love it! Just wondering but is this ship better than the Atago? I’m thinking of getting it…
I will never again doubt cruiser AP, even 152mm AP. Getting a 7300 AP salvo on a NC from a Cleveland made a believer out of me. That said though, the MK definitely falls into the realm of pay to win in my opinion. It was captain skills which got changed, no the ship itself, so WGs bullshit excuse of “not nerfing premium ships” is just a slap in the face of players. There is no logical reason, or pathetic excuse out there that could possible explain why the MKs 6” shells needed the same range as the Amagi’s 16”.
Hey voulezvous, is there any way we can send you replays for some feedback and criticism? I thought I’d try out team battles and went for a quick match as a mercenary and my very first game turned out pretty well, it was a close win. I’m curious though as you are a pretty good player, if you can give me some thoughts on what I could have done better and ways I could improve on positioning, maneuvering etc. :)
dis is dope
I’m a little confused about the armor profile of the Kutuzov. It’s not supposed to be very well armored, but I’ve noticed it would reliably bounce the 14″ shells from my New Mexico in mid to long range engagements. I think I noticed some of that happening in your game too.
9:50 IF you equip it with the Acceleration Module, you could probably get away with starting smoke at 3/4 – but as it will decelerate 30% faster (the module helps both acceleration and deceleration by 30%) – you might as well still wait to drop to 1/2 before starting the smoke!
But with that module, the smoke can be VERY useful! XD It REALLY helps! If you have never tried it, if you have enough credits to spare I would HIGHLY recommend it, as the Kutuzov already has a 6.1 second rudder shift as stock, and the rudder shift mod does not help your turning circle at all.
Yeah on the NA server people say the Kutuzov is an AP focused Mogami, and yeah – that AP is AMAZING! BB broadsides – of really any tier, with AP you can land REALLY nice 4k to even 10k salvos! And being able to do so every 8 seconds is just really SWEET!
4:27 – yeah when I HEARD about the skill changes, I was all set to write a ticket for a gold refund for the ship IF they had not compensated it, which they REALLY did!
I was EXPECTING the 7.5 rounds/min, a turret traverse buff to at least 30 seconds, and a range increase to at least 16.5 but perferable 17 to 18 km – but I was NOT expecting FULL AFT range – as well as a 25 second turret traverse!
But still, taking into account the Historical values of this ship (it had a maximum effective AP range of almost 31 km, compared to 25 km for Mogami with the 155s, and 23 km for the Cleveland) – and the fact that it was built with extensive and advanced range finding, radar, and firing solution equipment, the range and accuracy makes sense.
And from a PURELY Gameplay balance stance – the Kutuzov has, as you said, a glass jaw, it is VERY easy to take a lot of damage quickly, then add the TERRIBLE concealment, that even with the concealment module is ONLY 13 km surface, which if the range had stayed at JUST 15.9 km with no way to increase (I played my Kutuzov without AFT for 4 rounds, all of them were TERRIBLE! I was ALWAYS spotted before I could shoot, because EVERY other cruiser and BB has aircraft – and the concealment module does NOT help aircraft spotting range! And of course DDs will always see every other class of ship before they are seen themselves, this is compounded again by the 13km surface detection WITH the concealment module, so that even the Khabarovsk without any modules or camouflage will spot the Kutuzov 3 km before the Kutuzov with the module will see it!) – The Kutuzov would have become ENTIRELY irrelevant – without at least SOME form of compensation to range or detectability! But it is a LARGE ship – so it makes sense that the concealment is bad, but as I stated earlier, it could out range ANY other 152 to 155 of WW2 – so why not buff its range? But again I was NOT expecting full 19.1 – but I AM happy about it!
I just REALLY hope the compensate the MOGAMI soon! It does not need more range for the 155mm guns, but it has always needed better range for the 203s and slightly increased RoF – say 4.2, which apparently is tied to the hull, so hopefully WG will make a 203mm gun hull option, have 2 different top builds, with the 203s getting 16km + range, and the 155mm guns having their turret traverse lowered to at most 40 seconds base, but hopefully 36 or less.
The Cleveland does not need any compensation – and that goes for Omaha and Murmansk and below as well.
All of the Kutuzov videos put up by Youtubers on the 24th. Hopefully this means we will be seeing this ship in the premium shop again soon in NA.
2:25 Turrets are NOT slow in 0.5.3! 25 second 180 as stock, and with Expert Marksman, 22.8 seconds! Expert marksman was nerfed so that it now only adds .7 degrees per second, but Kutuzov’s base turret rotation was HEAVILY buffed, from 33.33 seconds for a 180 to 25!
Also, now that BASE range = 19.1km Demolition Expert FTW! 15% fires with 7.5 rounds/min!
I really dont hope you catch me when you are on the enemy team cuz i will get raped is seconds^^ good video
Great informative video! Really nice match, way to hard carry the team. Ive been looking at Kutuzov for a while now and i think you sealed the deal, i gonna buy it next time its in the shop. Anyone knows when it gonna be on sale again?
Voulezvous, i would really like if you talked a bit moore about how you set up the ship and what modules and perks you are using and aspecially youre thoughts surrounding it. Flamu, another great Youtuber does that really well in his shipreviews and i learnt alot just watching that and hearing his thoughtprocess.
Otherwise great channel! Keep em coming!
where are you from?
Great video voulez 🙂 i cant wait to see the kutuzo on sale again and buy it.. And the russian cruisers are great i want them now 🙂 How are your thoughts about these ships? Can you do a video talking about these ships and playstyle or is too early and you want to do it when the common test hits?
See you were using the incoming fire alert captain skill? Is this just for the fragile Mikhail or is this a skill that should be used on other ships? I’ve recently started using it on my Cleveland, if only to help me stay in the game a bit longer when up against long range BB snipers! Appreciate your thoughts on using the incoming fire alert skill and on avoiding high damage long range fire in general without playing extremely passively?
When can we buy the ship ??
Citadelovič translates from czech language? Surely you meant russian. :-D
Just for clarity Voulezvous, the Kutuzov now has 19.1km main battery base range without Advanced Firing Training. Perhaps the points might be better spent in Demolition Expert? .
Great video as usual. One of my favourite ships :)
You “vomiting” to B? :)
Good.. great battle & nice vid. ^^
Kewl vid. Any plans on doing something similar for a Yamato?
I hope to see radar of the MK too. There was a guy on reddit who leaked the ships with it and the MK wasn’t mentioned. Though other people are saying >t8 USSR/US cruisers are gonna have it so I’m not sure if it will get it or not.
Good vid. That said now no one can say they were first. xD
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