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World of Warships – Every Nation’s Pros and Cons

Are you one of the new players of World of Warships who are still unfamiliar with the capacity of each nation in the game? If yes, then make sure to check out this guide as we will be sharing with you the most basic pros and cons of each nation in World of Warships.

We will be sharing the pros and cons of the 10 nations that you can use to dominate the World of Warships. Let’s start our breakdown with Japan.

Japan

Battleship Line

Pros

  • Long firing range and fairly high damage
  • Low/good dispersion

Cons

  • Weak Anti Air defense strength
  • Fairly slow turret traverse speed

Overall

The Japanese battleships deal fairly high damage, can shoot very far, and have pretty low dispersion, which makes them good as “snipers”. Try to stay away from aircraft carriers though.

Cruiser Line

Pros

  • High rate of fire
  • Good enemy detection
  • Pretty strong Anti Air defense strength

Cons

  • Fairly weak armor
  • Fairly slow turret traverse speed

Overall

The Japanese cruisers can detect enemies pretty well and spam HE shells to deal a lot of damage, but they are also very easy to destroy.

Destroyer Line

Pros

  • Very strong torpedoes that can easily take down enemy ships
  • Hard to detect

Cons

  • Low rate of fire

Overall

The Japanese destroyers have weak main battery guns. However, they are hard to detect, and their torpedoes absolutely make up for the weaker main battery.

Aircraft Carrier Line

Pros

  • AP Bombs
  • Strong areial torpedoes
  • Pretty good maneuverability

Cons

  • Can run out of planes quickly

Overall

The Japanese aircraft carriers have planes that deal high damage, but in turn, they can also be destroyed fairly easily.

United States of America

Battleship Line

Pros

  • Strong repair party
  • Upgradable main- and secondary battery guns

Cons

  • Low speed

Overall

The American battleships are slow, but can also deal heavy damage and recover a good amount of HP.

Cruiser Line

Pros

  • High rate of fire
  • Good enemy detection
  • High Anti Ait defense strength

Cons

  • Weak to average torpedoes

Overall

The American cruisers can pretty easily detect enemies, have good main battery guns, and can easily defend themselves against aircraft carriers.

Destroyer Line

Pros

  • Good support ships
  • Enhanced smoke screen

Cons

  • Weak at medium to long-range

Overall

The American cruisers are good at supporting allied ships, but they need to get up to close to do anything.

Aircraft Carrier Line

Pros

  • Planes are effective against all ship types
  • HE bombs

Cons

  • Fast Attack Planes but slow Torpedo Bombers and Bombers
  • Slow aim and few bombs

Overall

The American aircraft carriers have planes with mixed speeds, but they are effective against all ship types.

USSR

There is a bias towards Russian ships in this game, which means that all of their ships are very strong, and the best ships in the game are Russian. Therefore, it is never a bad idea to play a Russian ship, because sadly, they are usually much better than other nations’ equivalents.

Battleship Line

Pros

  • High HP
  • Very strong armor, especially at the front
  • High short-range accuracy

Cons

  • Weaker broadside armor
  • Low maneuverability

Overall

The Russian battleships are some of the best ships in the game, especially in the high tiers. Just go in with your front-facing enemies, and you can tank all shells without taking damage while still dealing high damage to enemy ships within short to medium range.

Cruiser Line

Pros

  • High rate of fire
  • Good enemy detectability
  • Fairly high Anti Air strength

Cons

  • Weaker armor and pretty bad concealment

Overall

The Russian cruisers can deal heavy damage and defend themselves well against aircraft carriers. However, they can also be destroyed pretty easily by enemy ships.

Destroyer Line

Pros

  • Many torpedo tubes that reload fast
  • Pretty good main bettery guns at medium range

Cons

  • Short-range torpedoes that deal low damage

Overall

The Russian destroyers are a little weird. They can shoot many torpedoes, but they are pretty weak. Instead, they can deal pretty heavy damage with their guns at medium range.

Aircraft Carrier Line
  • No aircraft carriers.

Germany

Battleship Line

Pros

  • Pretty good armor
  • Very strong secondary guns
  • Late tiers have strong consumables
  • Pretty high Anti Air defense strength

Cons

  • Very high/bad dispersion

Overall

The German battleships are pretty good at medium range. The bad dispersion prevents them from getting many hits, but it is possible to make loadouts that revolve around the secondary guns, which is recommended.

Cruiser Line

Pros

  • High rate of fire
  • Pretty good enemy detection
  • Pretty high Anti Air defense strength

Cons

  • Average or worse armor
  • Pretty bad concealment and maneuverability

Overall

The German cruisers are not very good up until tier VI, but after that, they start getting stronger.

Destroyer Line

Pros

  • Good torpedo placement
  • Strong AP shells

Cons

  • Weak smoke screen
  • Fairly low Anti Air defense strength

Overall

The German destroyers are average. There is not really anything special about them, but they are not really worse than other nations either.

Aircraft Carrier Line

Pros

  • Fast planes
  • Strong secondary guns

Cons

  • Weak planes

Overall

Just like with the destroyers, the German aircraft carriers are not special in any way. They are not worse than other nations, but there is not really anything special about them.

United Kingdom

Battleship Line

Pros

  • High HE damage
  • Strong repair party

Cons

  • Weaker armor

Overall

The British battleships can deal heavy damage, especially with HE shells, but they can also be destroyed fairly easily.

Cruiser Line

Pros

  • High rate of fire
  • Good enemy detectability
  • Fairly high Anti Air strength

Cons

  • Pretty weak armor

Overall

The British cruisers can deal heavy damage, and some of them can even shoot as often as once every 2-3 seconds. They have to be careful though because their armor is not the best.

Destroyer Line

Pros

  • High rate of fire
  • Torpedo flexibility

Cons

  • Low speed
  • Weak smoke screen
  • Pretty low Anit Ait defense strength

Overall

The British destroyers are not very strong, but instead, they are a little more flexible. They are nothing special.

Aircraft Carrier Line

Pros

  • Strong bombers with carpet bombing
  • Planes have a lot of HP

Cons

  • Slower planes

Overall

Some of the planes have lower speeds, but they are strong. The bombers are especially strong due to their ability to carpet bomb enemy ships.

France

Battleship Line

Pros

  • Effective at all ranges
  • High speed

Cons

  • Low survivability

Overall

The French battleships are very fast and can be effective at all ranges, but they can easily get destroyed too.

Cruiser Line

Pros

  • High rate of fire
  • Good enemy detectability
  • Fairly high Anti Air strength
  • High speed

Cons

  • Weaker armor

Overall

The French cruisers are pretty effective and can hunt down enemy ships fast, but they have low armor, at least in the low tiers.

Destroyer Line

Pros

  • Very high speed
  • High survivability

Cons

  • No smoke screen

Overall

The French destroyers are very fast and can therefore get very close to enemies and deal damage, however, they cannot hide due to missing the smokescreen.

Aircraft Carrier Line
  • No aircraft carriers.

Pan-Asia

Battleship Line
  • No battleships, at least in the tech tree.
Cruiser Line
  • Only a tier-one cruiser, at least in the tech tree.
Destroyer Line

Pros

  • Deepwater torpedoes
  • Hard to detect

Cons

  • Short-range main bettery guns

Overall

The Pan-Asian destroyers and their torpedoes can be hard to detect, but they are nothing special.

Aircraft Carrier Line
  • No aircraft carriers.

Italy

Battleship Line

Pros

  • New shell-type – SAP
  • Low accuracy/Higher dispersion

Cons

  • Low HP

Overall

The Italian battleships can deal pretty high damage and have a unique shell type, but they can be destroyed pretty easily.

Cruiser Line

Pros

  • High rate of fire
  • Good enemy detection

Cons

  • Average Anti Air defense strength
  • No Hydroacoustic Search

Overall

The Italian cruisers do not have anything special. They can flank pretty well, but cannot defend themselves very well.

Destroyer Line
  • No destroyers, at least in the tech tree.
Aircraft Carrier Line
  • No aircraft carriers.

Europe

Battleship Line
  • No battleships.
Cruiser Line
  • Only a tier-one cruiser.
Destroyer Line

Pros

  • Torpedoes have high speed and long range
  • Very high Anti Air defense strength
  • High rate of fire

Cons

  • No smoke screen

Overall

The European destroyers have very strong AA and good torpedoes, but their main battery guns are nothing special.

Aircraft Carrier Line
  • No aircraft carriers.

Commonwealth

Battleship Line
  • No battleships.
Cruiser Line
  • Only premium cruisers are different from each other.
Destroyer Line
  • Only premium destroyers that are different from each other.
Aircraft Carrier Line
  • No aircraft carriers.

Conclusion

And that's all for this World of Warships guide. Do you have any suggestions or tips to improve this guide for World of Warships? If yes, then make sure to leave a comment down below. This guide has been made possible by TheFryingPan. You can check him out by simply clicking his name.

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