Being the heaviest ship class in the game, Battleships can prove to be a bit tricky to control on the battlefield.
With their slow movement and lack of maneuverability, you might find it difficult to stay afloat for long. Especially when enemy torpedoes come into play.
But, with a little bit of skill, you’ll be able to overcome these obstacles and grind your enemies to dust. But first, you’ll need to know the strengths and weaknesses of Battleships…
Commanding Battleships in World of Warships
The main thing Battleships can do is cause damage. Though they are often seen as tanks of the team, there are susceptible to torpedo attacks and their low speed makes dodging enemy projectiles almost impossible.
But, that doesn’t mean there’s only one way to use battleships effectively. Your playstyle will be mostly affected by the nation you’ll choose. According to most players, there are two nations with particularly powerful battleships, so let’s take a look at those first!
The Japanese Battleships
The Japanese Battleships emphasize long range shooting and favor offense in exchange for defense. Most of the time, these are best positioned at the back of the map.
That way, you can use their powerful guns, without worrying that much about the damage received. And since they also have excellent torpedo defense systems, your main priority is to avoid enemy AP shots.
The American Battleships
American battleships exchange some accuracy for better armor, making them better at mid-to-close range shootouts. Their shells also travel slightly slower, compared to other ships of their kind, but have better penetration.
Perhaps most importantly, they have the best damage control consumable duration and enhanced heal, making your consumable choice much more important when playing as this nation.
When commanding any battleship, team play becomes essential. Battleships lack the scouting capabilities of other ships, and they can easily get in trouble. Therefore, you should depend on other ship classes to give you intel on where to strike. Once your team knows your enemies weak pints, it’s the battleships job to pummel through them.
Who to Shoot at and How to Avoid Getting Shot?
There are a few common skills that become very important when steering a battleship. First is Armor Angling. Don’t show of your ship’s broadside unless you need to. Battleship’s citadel is as vulnerable as any other.
Don’t move in a straight line for a long time. Moving back an forth and changing your course every so often is the best way to survive a torpedo attack. Even if you think you’re safe, slowing down every so often will save you from surprise attacks more often than it will cause harm!
First, always target cruisers. Battleships are their worst nightmares, and if you can take a few down successfully, you might be able to secure a win for your team early on in the game!
And lastly, mind what consumables you choose. Though the ones you need are largely dependent on your playstyle, if you don’t have a better idea, these should serve you well in most situations:
- Hydroacoustic Search
- Repair party
- Damage control
Now since you are packed with Battleship knowledge, it’s time to start practicing. Good luck!
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Terraria: Labor of Love | Shimmer Guide
One of the things that stand out in the Labor of Love Content is the Shimmer Liquid which has now become available early in the game.
In old versions of Terraria, the Shimmer liquid is part of the end game content. That means you will have access to it only when you’ve progressed further into the game.
In the Labor of Love content, the Aether Mini Biome is randomly spawned into the world and all you need to do is look for it.
Depending on how fast you can dig, you will be able to gain access to the Aether Mini Biome early in the game which opens up different item conversions which we will be discussing further on.
In this guide, we will show you the different uses for the Shimmer liquid in Terraria 1.4.4.
Labor of Love Shimmer Guide in Terraria
The shimmer liquid affects items in the game in different ways. Items that are crafted from different materials will sometimes disassemble when thrown into the liquid.
Throw items into the liquid to disassemble or upgrade existing items
Other items get upgraded to new versions of items exclusive in the latest update. Examples of this are the Life Crystal which turns into a vital crystal in the pool. This grants permanent regeneration boosts.
Another item is the Rod of discord. Throwing that into the pool will change it into a rod of Harmony where you can use the rod’s ability to teleport without suffering any debuff from use.
Try throwing different items to see their results
NPCs that fall into the liquid will change their appearances and if you fall into the pond, you will be sucked down and pass through blocks. Try to throw in different items and test out their results.