So my Twitch stream brought up a good point, Why pick a french cruiser over a soviet destroyer. I thought about it and just had no answer, because I knew the Soviet Destroyers perform all the goals of the French Cruiser much better. Speed, Firepower, Tankability through avoiding damage, and better torpedoes. The only thing they give up is the ability to use defensive fire and speed boost, but clearly they’re fast enough as is without the skill. I think the bigger issue is that Cruisers in general are easily replaced with higher damage, tank, or supportive cruisers who bring a bunch of consumables. I’m inclined to encourage more utility in cruisers to get more play out of them but what do you think? Hope this was interesting and have a wonderful day!
Tier IX Soviet Destroyer Udaloi Replay