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Emerald
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Cruiser | U.K. | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
Danae
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Leander
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General
Research price11000 exp
Purchase price1,250,000 Credits
Hit Points24,000 
Main Battery
152 mm/45 CPXIV7 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range12.38 km.
Maximum Dispersion126 m.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AP Shell152 mm AP 4crh SC 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity936 m./s.
AP Shell Weight45.36 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
102 mm/45 Mk V3 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell102 mm HE 35 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity811 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm TR Mk IV4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.85 shots/min.
Reload Time71 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk V 
Maximum Damage11,967 
Torpedo Speed59 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
12.7 mm Mk III6 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12.6 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. QF Mk II2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second11.2 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
102 mm/45 Mk V3 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second8.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33 knot
Turning Circle Radius670 m.
Rudder Shift Time10.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range10.18 km.
Air Detectability Range6.75 km.
Battle Levels
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1,250,000

Emerald — British Tier V cruiser.

The most advanced British light cruiser among those designed during World War I. The ship's powerful propulsion allowed for high speeds. Her larger displacement helped strengthen the cruiser's artillery and torpedo armament as well as equip her with aircraft-handling gear.

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° 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)
152 mm/45 CPXIV8181263,000 0100,000
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)
Emerald (A)24,0001076736/2/340 0140,000
Emerald (B)27,1001076736/340 6,100340,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
533 mm Mk V0.8957.211,966596 0150,000
533 mm Mk VII0.81067.215,733597 3,600400,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk V mod. 1012.4 0110,000
Mk V mod. 21013.6 4,200460,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 80,000 hp33 085,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 2 Aiming Systems Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Emerald is the final evolution of the Royal Navy's cruiser designs based around single, centerline mounted 152mm guns. Though she has seven total turrets, only six can be brought to bear on a single target at once; the turrets just aft of the bridge are mounted on either side of her funnels and can only fire on one side of the ship.

Unfortunately, this represents a bit of a step back for the line, putting Emerald in much the same situation that Caledon was in at Tier III: she's badly outgunned by most opponents she will face. Every other Tier V cruiser save Furutaka can get more barrels on target than Emerald can, and Furutaka’s guns are significantly larger due to the Japanese cruiser line transitioning to heavy cruiser designs. The situation gets even more unpalatable when Emerald finds herself up-tiered into Tier VII games (at least Caledon can only see opponents one tier higher). As icing on the cake, the citadel hitbox is easily penetrated and positively huge: an Emerald captain should never forget that exposing the ship's sides to any enemy ship larger than a destroyer is almost invariably fatal.

Like Caledon and Danae, captains looking to get the most out of their Emerald will have to play incredibly smart and make maximum use of her torpedoes and consumables to see that she survives deep into games. Her stock torpedoes are equivalent to the upgraded ones on Danae, and while the torpedo module upgrade boosts their damage, they're stuck with the same 6.0 km range. Emerald is more sluggish on her rudder and has a larger turning circle than Danae, so new captains should take some time to get to know her before putting her in situations that require precise maneuvering.

Emerald is an average ship in a tough spot with unfavorable matchmaking tiers. Getting through — and past — her while working up the branch can be frustrating, but Leander makes the pain worthwhile.

Pros:

  • Has the lowest detection range of any Tier V cruiser.
  • Gains access to the Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) consumable, while retaining access to the Repair Party (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.) consumable.
  • Has a large number of torpedoes with six per side, eight with the upgraded hull.
  • The firing arcs for her torpedoes are large which allows her to use them while presenting a sharp angle.

Cons:

  • Often has difficulty damaging battleships due to a lack of high explosive shells.
  • Limited firing arcs on some of her main battery guns especially against targets aft of the ship.
  • The citadel is quite large and sits high above the water making it easy to hit.
  • Unlike her predecessors, has -2/+2 matchmaking and will frequently be matched up against Tier VII ships.
  • Suffers immensely from being up-tiered due to short range torpedoes and frequently ineffective guns.

Research

Captains are encouraged to research the Gun Fire Control System module first to extend Emerald’s range before moving on to Hull (B) and the Torpedo module.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Emerald are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Emerald can equip the following consumables:

As a Royal Navy light cruiser, Emerald can be deadly to enemy destroyers, but also rather frail against them. This makes it advisable to equip premium consumable Hydroacoustic Search II (Detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).), to spot the enemy ships as well as detecting the enemy torpedoes early. Additionally, her thin armor makes it highly advisable to equip premium consumable Repair Party II (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.) and Smoke Generator II (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) (for an extra consumable charge, reduced cooldown times, and increased survivability). Catapult Fighter (While active, a fighter plane circles the ship providing additional protection from enemy aircraft by engaging incoming fighters and bombers.) is not recommended due to the little protection it provides and Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship providing enhanced main battery firing range.) is not recommended due to potential difficulty in reaching out to your targets. However, some players may find Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship providing enhanced main battery firing range.) more useful than Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) due to the rather abysmal range of this cruiser. But Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) can work very well in conjunction with Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).), as enemy ships may find it rather tempting to launch torpedoes at the smoke cloud.

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.

Signals

India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.) and November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) are highly recommended to optimize the ship’s Repair Party (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.) consumable. Flags that speed up the research process, such as Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.), may also be useful.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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Cruisers  I Black Swan • II Weymouth • III Caledon • IV Danae • V Emerald • VI Leander • VII Fiji • VII Belfast Doubloons • VIII Edinburgh • IX Neptune • X Minotaur 
Battleships  III Bellerophon • IV Orion • V Iron Duke • VI Warspite Doubloons • VI Queen Elizabeth • VII King George V • VII Hood Doubloons • VII Nelson • VII Duke of York Doubloons • VIII Monarch • IX Lion • X Conqueror 
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Germany  I Hermelin • II Dresden • II Emden Doubloons • III Kolberg • IV Karlsruhe • V Königsberg • VI Nürnberg • VI Admiral Graf Spee Doubloons • VI HSF Admiral Graf Spee Doubloons • VII Yorck • VIII Admiral Hipper • VIII Prinz Eugen Doubloons • IX Roon • X Hindenburg 
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U.K.  I Black Swan • II Weymouth • III Caledon • IV Danae • V Emerald • VI Leander • VII Fiji • VII Belfast Doubloons • VIII Edinburgh • IX Neptune • X Minotaur 
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Italy  VI Duca d'Aosta Doubloons • VII Duca degli Abruzzi Doubloons 
Commonwealth  VI Perth Doubloons 
Pan-America  VII Nueve de Julio Doubloons 
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