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Conqueror
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Battleship | U.K. | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Lion
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General
Research price255000 exp
Purchase price20,600,000 Credits
Hit Points82,900 
Main Battery
419 mm/45 Mk II4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range24.25 km.
Maximum Dispersion302 m.
HE Shell419 mm HE Mk I 
Maximum HE Shell Damage7,200 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell48 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
HE Shell Weight995 kg.
AP Shell419 mm AP Mk II 
Maximum AP Shell Damage13,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity747 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1157 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
134 mm/50 Mk I8 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time6.67 sec.
HE Shell134 mm HE Mk IC 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
40 mm Bofors Mk VII12 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second104.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm STAAG4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second101.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk VI11 х 6 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second321.2 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
134 mm/50 Mk I8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second68 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed29.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius940 m.
Rudder Shift Time17.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range15.66 km.
Air Detectability Range15.66 km.
Battle Levels
12345678910
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X
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20,600,000

Conqueror — British Tier X battleship.

This ship was designed as a battleship with increased firepower on the basis of the British experience in ship construction gained during World War II. The project was notable for the 457 mm main guns, which were developed in the early 1920s and were the most powerful British naval artillery systems.

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
419 mm/45 Mk II2453027,2004813,000 02,000,000
457 mm/45 Mk II2453028,2006314,900 35,0002,500,000
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Conqueror (A)82,90019456484/11/12/80 03,500,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk X mod. 1024.3 02,000,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 135,650 hp29.5 01,500,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 2 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 3 Secondary Battery Modification 3
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 6  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Perched atop the British battleship tech tree at Tier X, Conqueror is a worthy successor to Lion.

Like Lion, Conqueror can sneak around the map by taking advantage of her low detectability range. Her size means that she will take quite a few hits in a gunfight. As such, it is important to position properly and use concealment when faced with overwhelming odds. When this isn’t possible, Conqueror is capable of holding her own. Her high-explosive (HE) shells are extremely powerful and sport a high fire chance. This is useful when engaging multiple ships because she can burn her enemies at range and switch to armor piercing (AP) for more devastating hits at close range. However, her HE shells are powerful enough that some captains may choose to use it exclusively.

After slugging it out with the other heavy hitting ships at Tier X, Conqueror can use a Repair Party (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.) consumable which is capable of restoring tens of thousands of hit points (HP). This allows her to stay in the fight, continuing to punish her enemies, but she is still relatively fragile if she is unable to disengage and heal. Conqureror’s anti-aircraft armament, while powerful for self-defense — especially the mid-range ring — is concentrated into a relatively small number of mounts, meaning it can be disabled fairly quickly. By combining her strengths and finding support from friendly ships, Conqueror becomes one of the most powerful ships in the game.

Pros:

  • Excellent AP and HE shell performance. Conqueror is capable of destroying her enemies at any range.
  • High HE fire chance means that a salvo with multiple hits almost guarantees a fire.
  • Good concealment. Conqueror can sneak around a flank or disengage in order to repair the damage she has sustained in battle.
  • Access to the same crazy Repair Party (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.) consumable found on high tier British cruisers, capable of repairing huge amounts of damage.
  • Excellent anti-aircraft suite. When fully specialized for it, Conqueror is capable of shredding enemy aircraft.
  • Solid handling characteristics. With an above average stock rudder shift time and turning radius, Conqueror is capable of outmaneuvering Montana and Großer Kurfürst. Yamato has a smaller turning radius but has a slower rudder shift time.

Cons:

  • Despite a thick armor belt that is capable of stopping small-medium caliber shells, Conqueror is susceptible to high caliber AP shells at certain angles.
  • Conqueror is a massive ship, which makes it hard to operate in close quarters. She is also a large target for enemy destroyers to hit with torpedoes.
  • Slower than Großer Kurfürst and Montana.
  • Health pool is the lowest among all Tier X battleships; however, she is capable of restoring large amounts of HP with her Repair Party (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.) consumable.
  • Even when fully specialized, Conqueror’s secondary armament is underwhelming due to its sluggish reload and low firepower.
  • Conqueror has her anti-aircraft armament concentrated into a relatively low number of mounts that are grouped on her superstructure, leading to many of them becoming incapacitated fairly quickly and making its high initial DPS a bit deceptive.

Research

Conqueror has one researchable upgrade for her main battery. The stock gun configuration is four (4) turrets with three (3) 419mm rifles each. By researching and upgrading, her configuration changes to four (4) turrets with two (2) 457mm rifles each. Her AP and HE shell damage is similarly increased and the chance of fire for HE shells ticks upward.

It's difficult to recommend investing in the 457mm guns. Some players may wish to purchase the upgrade in order to engage battleships and heavy cruisers more readily, but the small difference between Conqueror’s 457mm shells and Yamato’s 460mm ones is significant due to the way the armor overmatching mechanics work in World of Warships: Conqueror’s 457mm shells cannot penetrate the bow of every other ship in the game the way Yamato can. This is not to say that they are bad, only that the main advantage of Yamato’s guns of approximately the same size does not transfer to Conqueror.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Conqueror are as follows:


Upgrade Slot 1 provides a useful alternative to Main Armaments Modification 1. For players who wish to specialize for anti-aircraft duties, Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 should be mounted.

Upgrade Slot 2 provides options with different benefits. Aiming Systems Modification 1 is typically recommended for increased accuracy in long range gunnery. For increased turret traverse in a brawl, Main Battery Modification 2 is a useful upgrade. For specialization in anti-aircraft duties, AA Guns Modification 2 should be mounted.

Upgrade Slot 3 provides two useful options for specialization in different roles. Main Battery Modification 3 reduces reload time, but there is a tradeoff of increased turret traverse time. This upgrade is recommended for players who wish to specialize in gunnery. AA Guns Modification 3 increases the damage output of AA guns, and is the useful option for anti-aircraft duties.

Commander Skills

As with most battleships, commander skill points for Conqueror are best invested into skills that will keep her alive. Level 1's Priority Target, Level 2's High Alert, Level 3's Basics of Survivability, and Level 4's Fire Prevention all earn a recommendation on this basis. Other key skills include: Concealment Expert to maximize stealth; Advanced Firing Training to extend her AA bubble as far as possible; and Adrenaline Rush to get the most out of her main battery, particularly given how soft she is. Expert Loader at Level 1 is also a good place to consider investing a single point, given how attractive her HE shells are.

Consumables

Conqueror can equip the following consumables:


Conqueror’s key strength is access to its powerful Repair Party (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.) consumable. The premium version of this consumable — Repair Party II (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.) — should be mounted, paired with the commander skill Superintendent in order to gain two additional charges with reduced cooldown time. Damage Control Party II (While active, instantly repairs any module incapacitations, fires, and floods.) should likewise be mounted to reduce cooldown time between uses.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Conqueror with Type 20 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Critically important signal flags for Conqueror include: India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.), India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.), and Juliet Yankee Bissotwo (-20% to flooding duration.). Players are also encouraged to equip November Echo Setteseven (+10% average damage per second of all anti-aircraft mounts / +10% average damage per second of self-defense armament for aircraft with rear gunners.) to maximize Conqueror’s AA bubble and India Bravo Terrathree (-10% to the cost of the ship's post-battle repair.) to keep her operational costs more manageable.

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