My current set up. I am lacking better ships. I am using the green barrel to have a full ammo for last boss. seemed to do more damage. yet 200 HP still remains. I would prefer not to go to casual as I think the fighter is worth getting. as such I would like to move on and try farming Sara. Thank you for your time.
Without having a look at the rest of your fleet here are my immediate suggestions:
- The AO is only required for the second starting point for a Carrier Task Force. If you use a Surface Task Force, make sure it's Fast and only has CVLs.
Since you're bringing the FM-2, your carriers are going to be attacking the installations. If this is intentional, then you want those planes on the first or largest slots (my understanding is that there is a damage boost from Torp and F/Bs being on the first slot and large slot points protect them from being shot down)
- If the Carrier Fighters you have equipped are the strongest/best you have, then you are better-served shooting for Air Parity instead of Air Superiority. This may change who/what you equip.
- Suzutzuki should have 2 Ducky Guns instead of 1 (she comes with one, and she gets a second at Kai). Her torp stat sucks. If you have Maya K2, use her instead. Her AACI is better.
...I don't want to be a jerk, but the build you have on her is just outright offensive...
If you have Tama or Abukuma K2, bring them instead of Kinu. Both can carry Daihatsu and have a damage boost against the boss.
- If nothing else, then Kasumi should have the following gear: Tank + Daihatsu + WG42
These pieces of gear synergize and, coupled with her damage buff, make her an obscene installation killer.
Prioritize what anti-installation gear (Tanks, Daihatsu, WG42) you have on your Escort fleet. They are going to be your bread-and-butter when it comes to punching the boss in the face at night.
- If you have the following ships at K2 (or Kai in some cases), consider bringing them instead because they all have damage boosts across the map:
Hibiki, Tashkent (damage is x1.15) Nachi, Ashigara, Tama, Kiso, Abukuma (damage is x1.1)
- You can replace RJ with a regular carrier; the CVL note is for Hard Mode and some of the routing requirements there.
You are being a jerk but it is forgivable. If not for criticism I wont get any better at the game. as such I only just got Suzutzuki and found her night torp cut in to be a end game boss killer. but will put in a second duck gun just the same. I am now working on screws to get a tank as such it has cost me 6 screws and 4 landing craft. so fingers crossed this will not kill me. I have many waiting for BP. but will trade RJ for another CV.
These are my bombers. They only mentiond the FM and Junk in the guide but are any of these better? Thanks,
My comment about being offended was specifically to the build you had on Suzutsuki, and that was based entirely on the fact that she is *MUCH* better at shooting down aircraft than for TCI. Girls like Shigure, Ayanami and Yukikaze are all much MUCH better for putting torps on.
With regard to your fleet, some of the better girls don't need Blueprints to get to K2. In fact Hibiki, Ashigara, Nachi, Kiso and Maya can all get their K2 without blueprints.
The upgrade from a +10 Daihatsu to the Daihatsu + Tank is just some machineguns.
The conversion that costs 4 Daihatsu makes a Toku Daihatsu, which is a completely different set of gear!
The page that lists the Divebombers are those planes that *CAN* attack installations. This is noted because normally Red Plances cannot attack installations, meaning that putting one on a carrier means that they will ignore all installation targets.
Whether a CV can attack an installation is something that is quite important to take into consideration because if your carriers can attack installations, they are taken into account when a target is chosen.
The reason why this is important is because you can force your carriers to focus their attacks on escorts/trash and getting rid of that stuff. The idea is that the carriers will clear out everything but the installation which ensures that your anti-installation girls will go after the installations becaue they will have nothing else to shoot at.
This all being said, it greatly depends on what it is you want your carriers to be doing in a fight. If you want them to attack installations, then put Blue Planes or those specific Red Planes on them. If you want them to ignore installations, then putting any kind red plane on them will force them to attack something else.
Ah the tank doesn't but the other landing craft does. My mistake I confused the crafting guide. As it stands stat wise you recomend which of those planes I have shown as Hoppou sis-con is my problem in sinking. I believe most of those girls you mentioned are still on or under level 50. As was working on larger specialties Kanmusu and landing craft/quest chain ones first this year. Thanks
After you advice I tried a few more times then moved down to casual and cleared in two runs. I tried to craft the landing craft with tank seven times all failures with sparkled ships. I have been only working on ship levels. so will need to focus now on event equipment. Thanks again with your help. Good Luck.
Again, I can give you a link to a discord channel so help can be offered real-time (as in when you're in-game and not when I'm at work as there are other folks who are on other time-zones who are just as knowledgable as I am (if not moreso)).
And yes, I got all the new girls as well as a whole lot of those that I was missing. As of right now, the only ships I'm missing are about 6 or 7 1-1 drops (I could easily keep any one of them when doing 1-1 sparkling runs, I just haven't yet), Takanami (I know she drops in 6-5 as well...), I-13, I-14 and Warspite.
One thing that is starting to become really clear to me is that gear matters. A Lot.
I never had a Daihatsu Landing Craft (Type 89 Medium Tank & Landing Force), and after eight attempt's I crafted one which helped at the last dance. My list of event Kanmusu is as follow's. Hachijou, Guiseppe Garibaldi, Colorado, Johnson Akizuki, Katsuragi, Kiyoshimo, Tokitsukaze (which now means I can build DesDiv16). Gangut X2.For Mod/equipment/or alt form. Kishinami X3, Hamanami, Kazagumo, Gambier Bay, I400, Mizuho X2 Kamoi. That's about it. I am at 50K on most resources and fear that if the next event is a season two tie-in. I will be out of luck again.
Well, I hope you didn't actually lose any of your Daihatsus during the attempted upgrades, but I suspect that once you get at least a total of two of those you will have an easier time with installations in the future.
The list of drops that you got are pretty good; especially all of those hard to find girls outside of events.
My suggestion to you is to start looking around at the various resources on the web (as well as here) and start getting your gear up to par. While there are some things you can't build or improve upon, there are things you can. For the things that you can't build, it really helps to pay attention to quest rewards and think about what those things mean. For example, you want to have 5 or 6 WG42s, which means that when there are quests that offer these, you should take them.
With regard to resources, after my own spluges on quests and map completion, I'm in about the same shape you are (less than 50k on everything but Bauxite as a matter of fact), so don't feel bad there. However, since the devs have announced that the next event will be taking place in mid-to-late August, you may want to consider being careful with your developments and upgrades so you can stockpile enough.
Again, I would *highly* suggest you jump on one of the Discord Servers (whether it's the one run by the folks for this wiki, Reddit or ask for an invite from the one I run), as there are a LOT of resources and people you can talk with real-time that can help you.
I didnt loose Daihatsus, this craft was a machine gun craft loss. Oh forgot to mention I got another Amatsukaze too. Will try discord for the next event though I work odd hours so was easer just to send you a question here and read it when I can. I have three or four WG42's. How many of the landing force ones would be a minimum for events. Thank you
Okay, that's good.
The main reason why I suggested Discord is becuase there are people who are at least as knowledgable as I am about the game who can help you. That way you can get your questions answered shortly after you ask them instead of waiting for me to be available.
For future refrence, a lot of common ship-drops have various AA guns (7.7mm and 25mm) as part of their standard equipment. This is why you should strip all gear from dupes you don't want off before scrapping them or using them for modfood.
There is a quest that will get you one T2 Ambphibious Tank. If you have not already completed it, the link there will show you that particular quest-chain. The other tank can be made via Akashi (Daihatsu -> Daihatsu (T89 tank & landing force) -> T2 Ambphibious Tank).
Of course having 3 or 4 of each isn't necessarily a bad thing either, especially because there is always the possibility of having installation-heavy events in the future.