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Hsienyang
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Destroyer | Pan-Asia | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Gadjah Mada
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Chung Mu
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General
Research price110000 exp
Purchase price8,800,000 Credits
Hit Points12,800 
Main Battery
127 mm/38 Mk304 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire17.96 shots/min.
Reload Time3.34 sec.
Rotation Speed34 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time5.29 sec.
Firing Range11.37 km.
Maximum Dispersion100 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk32 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
HE Shell Weight24.5 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP/SC Mk38 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity792 m./s.
AP Shell Weight25 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Mk14 Quintuple1 х 5 / 1 х 5 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.5 shots/min.
Reload Time120 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk IX* 
Maximum Damage15,867 
Torpedo Speed61 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
127 mm/38 Mk304 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second42.8 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk46 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second21.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk202 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12.2 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed37.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius570 m.
Rudder Shift Time4.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.38 km.
Air Detectability Range3.63 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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8,800,000

Hsienyang — Pan-Asian Tier VIII destroyer.

A Gleaves-class destroyer (USS Rodman, DD-456) built for the U.S. Navy. The ship was transferred to an east Asian nation in 1955. The ship's armament consisted of dual-purpose main battery guns and two quintuple torpedo tubes.

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)
127 mm/38 Mk30185.291001,80052,100 0650,000
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)
Hsienyang (A)12,80032046/2/420 0850,000
Hsienyang (B)15,50032042/620 30,0002,500,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk15 mod. 30.51207.215,866618 0800,000
0.51227.216,633559.2 20,0001,500,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk8 mod. 1011.4 0400,000
Mk8 mod. 21012.5 14,0001,400,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 50,000 hp37.5 0700,000

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 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 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 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

Hsienyang will feel very similar to captains with experience playing Tier VIII American destroyer Benson, especially Hull (C). Hsienyang and Hull (C) Benson have very similar anti-aircraft damage values, and both have the same 4x1 main batteries with a high rate of fire capable of crippling opposing destroyers.

While the ships themselves may be similar, the way the two engage in combat is quite different. Hsienyang has 12.5km upgraded main battery range, more than the Benson, which allows her to fire upon opponents from farther away. However, the most notable tool the Hsienyang and other Pan-Asian destroyers have are their deep water torpedoes. While they cannot hit other destroyers, they are lethal against all other classes of ship and have higher flooding chance. These torpedoes are super stealthy and can only be surface spotted 0.7km away, giving enemy targets minimal time to evade. In comparison, Benson’s upgraded torpedoes are surface spotted from 1.1km away. These hard-to-dodge deep water torpedoes, combined with the rapid rate of fire of the main battery guns, makes Hsienyang very good in dealing damage over time on enemy targets.

Also noteworthy is the fact that Hsienyang is the first Pan-Asian destroyer to gain access to the Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) consumable. This allows Hsienyang to sneak up to unsuspecting enemy ships in a smoke cloud or cover and expose them to allied ships. However, her Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) is fairly short-ranged, so effective usage of the radar may require a captain to put Hsienyang at risk. In addition, the 15 second duration is a very short window of time to allow allies to shoot at targets detected by Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).), thus it is somewhat impractical for spotting damage. Rather, the Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) is more useful as a tool for gaining information on the enemy ships' whereabouts and to scare enemy ships into abandoning their position and relocating.

For captains who opt out of Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).), Hsienyang comes with the Pan-Asian version of Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) that veterans of the line will be familiar with. In contrast to the smoke from American destroyers — that has both a long emission time and a long duration — the Pan-Asian Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) is active for a long duration but the smoke itself dissipates fairly quickly. For Hsienyang, the Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) is active for 30 seconds and dissipates in 70 seconds. These smoke characteristics allow Hsienyang to create long smoke lines to smoke up a strategic point, cover up allies, and/or provide cover to shoot out from.

Pros:

  • Main batteries have rapid rate of fire.
  • Like Tier VIII American counterpart Benson, Hsienyang has very good handling.
  • First Pan-Asian destroyer to have access to Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).).
  • Torpedoes are incredibly stealthy, with a surface detectability range of 0.7km.
  • Similar to Hull (C) Benson, Hsienyang can have a very good anti-aircraft suite if built for it.

Cons:

  • Deep water torpedoes cannot hit destroyers.
  • Main battery shells have high shell arcs, making it difficult to hit fast moving ships at range.
  • Torpedoes have very long reload time.
  • Must sacrifice Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) in order to use Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).).
  • Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) has very short duration (15 seconds) and very short range (7.5km).

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Hsienyang is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for a speedier rudder shift, more health, and a very minor uptick in AA. Research of this module unlocks progression to Chung Mu.
  • Torpedoes: The torpedo upgrade is largely a buff; the additional range and damage are welcome, but the lower speed may leave some captains preferring the stock torpedoes.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to Mk8 mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.
Hull (B) should be the first place to spend experience. Truthfully, the torpedo and GFCS module upgrades can be considered optional; landing shells with Hsienyang’s guns at long range is challenging enough without additional range, and the improved torpedo module may not appeal to all captains.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Hsienyang are as follows:


Upgrade Slot 2 may also be filled in by Smoke Generator Modification 1 (+30% to duration of Smoke Generator. / -5% to duration of smoke clouds produced by Smoke Generator.) for captains that want to maximize the Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) active time to 39 seconds. Upgrade Slot 3 may also be filled in by Engine Boost Modification 1 (+50% to duration of Engine Boost.) to boost the Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) active time to 180 seconds.

Commander Skills

Key skills for Hsienyang commanders include Priority Target, Last Stand, Survivability Expert, and Concealment Expert for the first ten points. Adrenaline Rush is highly recommended as well, however Last Stand is more important. There are many different 3 point skills to choose from; Basic Firing Training and Demolition Expert are useful skills for players who want a gunboat build, while Torpedo Armament Expertise is a skill for those that choose a torpedo boat based build. Superintendent is also a highly recommended 3 point skill to take. Advanced Firing Training may be useful for players that prefer to shoot from longer distances, but in return that increases the range that Hsienyang will be spotted from while firing.

Consumables

Hsienyang can equip the following consumables:

As is typical of destroyers, Damage Control Party II (While active, instantly repairs any module incapacitations, fires, and floods.) and Smoke Generator II (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) are recommended to improve Hsienyang’s survivability.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectibility range.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Hsienyang with Type 18 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

As a destroyer with decent firepower, Hsienyang can use various signal flags to boost that firepower. These signal flags include India X-Ray (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm. / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) and Victor Lima (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +4% chance of causing flooding.) for increasing fire chance for main batteries, and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (+15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) to increase flooding chance for torpedoes. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) is also recommended to increase the speed of the ship, while November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) will decrease the reload time for consumables. Juliet Charlie (-100% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) is a recommended option for captains concerned about an unfortunate early exit to port via detonation.

For economic signal flags, Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.) is useful for speeding up the XP grind, while Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.) and Dragon Flag (+333% Commander XP earned for the battle.) will aid in accelerating the grind for commander XP.

Gallery

Historical Gallery


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U.S.A.  II Sampson • II SmithDoubloons • III Wickes • IV Clemson • V Nicholas • VI Farragut • VII Mahan • VII SimsDoubloons • VIII Benson • VIII KiddDoubloons • IX Fletcher • IX BlackDoubloons • X Gearing 
Germany  II V-25 • III G-101 • IV V-170 • V T-22 • VI Ernst Gaede • VI T-61Doubloons • VII Leberecht Maass • VIII Z-23 • IX Z-46 • X Z-52 
U.S.S.R.  II Storozhevoi • III Derzki • IV Izyaslav • V GremyashchyDoubloons • V Podvoisky • V OkhotnikDoubloons • VI Gnevny • VII Minsk • VII LeningradDoubloons • VIII Ognevoi • VIII Kiev • IX Udaloi • IX Tashkent • X Khabarovsk • X Grozovoi 
U.K.  III CampbeltownDoubloons • VI GallantDoubloons 
Pan-Asia  II Longjiang • III Phra Ruang • IV Shenyang • V Jianwei • VI Fushun • VI AnshanDoubloons • VII Gadjah Mada • VIII Hsienyang • VIII LoyangDoubloons • IX Chung Mu • X Yueyang 
Italy  
France  VI Aigle 
Commonwealth  III VampireDoubloons 
Poland  VII BłyskawicaDoubloons