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Loyang
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Destroyer | Pan-Asia | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price8,000  Doubloons
Hit Points14,600 
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 Range11.55 km.
Maximum Dispersion101 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 Mk152 х 5 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.55 shots/min.
Reload Time109 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk15 mod. 0 
Maximum Damage11,600 
Torpedo Speed55 knot
Torpedo Range9.15 km.
AA Defense
20 mm Oerlikon Mk44 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second14.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk12 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second22.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
127 mm/38 Mk303 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second32.1 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
127 mm/38 Mk301 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10.7 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed38 knot
Turning Circle Radius570 m.
Rudder Shift Time2.7 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.38 km.
Air Detectability Range3.6 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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Loyang — Pan-Asian premium Tier VIII destroyer.

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A Benson-class destroyer (USS Benson, DD-421) specifically built for the U.S. Navy, boasting powerful AA guns and a high speed. She was handed over to the Republic of China (Taiwan) in February 1954. Her armament was comprised of dual-purpose main guns and quintuple torpedo tubes.

Loyang was first released for sale on 1 February 2016 for the EU server and 22 February 2016 for the NA server.

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)
127 mm/38 Mk30185.291011,80052,100 00
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)
Loyang14,60012142/4/420 00
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 Mk15 mod. 00.61097.211,600559.2 00
533 mm Mk310.51227.216,633686.7 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk8 mod. 1011.6 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 50,000 hp38 00

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 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 5  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

Loyang is essentially a Hull (C) Benson in premium form. She is a highly flexible destroyer, with access to Upgrade Slot 5 and Concealment System Modification 1 (-10% to detectability radius. / +5% to the maximum dispersion of enemy shells that fire on your ship.) which allow her to have a concealment value that rivals those of her Japanese counterparts. When that stealth is combined with a potent torpedo armament, fast-firing main battery guns, and a flexible array of consumable choices, Loyang becomes true jack-of-all-trades ship with an incredibly high ceiling in the hands of a skilled captain.

For Loyang, it all starts with her main battery. When built for maximum stealth, her detection radius of 5.8 km combined with 18 rounds per minute from each of the four guns in her main battery make her a terror to enemy destroyers. She can work in close, then cut opposing destroyers down very quickly with her high rate of fire. Beyond her main battery, Loyang has access to torpedoes whose range exceeds her detection radius. She has a very long reload time for her torpedo tubes, but the torpedoes themselves are harder to detect than their Japanese counterparts and give her targets less reaction time to dodge out of the way. Uniquely, Loyang has access to the Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) consumable — and an improved one at that — giving her the ability to detect enemy ships out to 5.4 km. This makes her an amazing destroyer hunter when enemy destroyer captains are obliging enough to camp in their own smoke screens; at a minimum, the hydro consumable gives Loyang unrivaled ability to screen friendly ships from incoming torpedoes.

Even a ship as good as Loyang has drawbacks. Her anti-aircraft suite might generously be called mediocre, though she does have access to Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) to help drive off enemy planes. As a destroyer she has no real armor to speak of, and most shells that hit her will disable at least one module of some kind. Her shell arcs become challenging to use past the 7-8 km range, and require excessive lead in order to land hits.

Despite the negatives, though, Loyang is one of the better balanced destroyers in World of Warships, capable of providing a valuable contribution to any team she finds herself on in the hands of a skilled captain.


Pros:

  • Fast turret traverse.
  • Has access to the Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) consumable, which turns the destroyer into a bloodhound; Loyang has the equivalent of Tier VII German cruiser hydro, with detection ranges for both torpedoes and ships of 3.75km and 5.43km, respectively.
  • Has access to the Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) consumable as a option.
  • Two torpedo loadout options.
  • Good rudder shift.
  • Impressive handling characteristics; she responds to her rudder quickly and has a tight turning radius.
  • Captains that are familiar with the American Tier VIII destroyer Benson should perform well in her.

Cons:

  • Torpedoes armament is a mixed bag; stock torpedoes are the same as Benson’s stock Mk. 15 mod. 0 — slow and longer ranged — while the optional torpedoes are much faster with a nearly suicidal range of only 6.7km.
  • Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) is in the same slot as Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) so choose wisely.
  • Loyang is essentially a Hull (C) Benson flying the Pan-Asian flag, so she has only four (4) guns instead of the five (5) found on Benson’s Hull (B).
  • Anti-aircraft suite is mainly for show and will rarely shoot anything down (even with Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) active).
  • Very long torpedo reload time.
  • High shell arcs make it hard to hit fast moving ships, especially if they are maneuvering to avoid incoming fire.

Research

As a premium ship, Loyang doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Loyang are as follows:

Upgrade Slot 2 provides access to a few useful upgrades. Captains looking to maximize their anti-aircraft capabilities may wish to install the special upgrade, Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 (+20% to duration of Defensive AA Fire.). Those who have opted to equip Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) should consider mounting Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 (+20% to duration of Hydroacoustic Search.) in order to increase the consumable's duration.

Upgrade Slot 3 offers a few options. A generally viable choice is Aiming Systems Modification 1, but captains who have equipped Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) may wish to mount AA Guns Modification 2 (+20% to AA mounts maximum firing range.) in order to increase the firing range of anti-aircraft guns.

Commander Skills

Key skills for Loyang commanders include Preventative Maintenance at Level 1, Last Stand at Level 2, Survivability Expert at Level 3, and Concealment Expert at Level 4. Once those four basic skills have been covered, captains can begin to customize their Loyang commander further. Captains wishing to focus on maximizing their main battery should sink points into Demolition Expert and Basic Firing Training at Level 3; more torpedo-minded captains should invest in Torpedo Armament Expertise instead. Level 2's Adrenaline Rush is a good buy regardless of which armament is chosen for a focus, as is Level 3's Superintendent to maximize Loyang’s array of consumable choices. Captains wishing to invest in a full-on anti-aircraft build should invest in Basic Firing Training and Manual Fire Control for AA Armament; Loyang is capable of shooting down surprising numbers of enemy aircraft when configured properly, but it requires a heavy investment in commander skill points and upgrades.

Consumables

Loyang can equip the following consumables:

A gunboat destroyer such as Loyang is inevitably going to come under heavy fire; the abbreviated cooldown on Damage Control Party II (While active, instantly repairs any module incapacitations, fires, and floods.) will eventually pay for itself. Shelling out the doubloons or credits here is highly recommended. Paying for Smoke Generator II (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) is captain's choice, but there are times that the shortened cooldown on smoke is the difference between sneaking away and going to the bottom.

The tough choice for Loyang captains is what to plug into Slot 3. Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) is what really sets Loyang apart from the competition and is highly recommended; in fact, pony up the credits or doubloons for Hydroacoustic Search II (Detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).). Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) is not a bad option, but is really only worthwhile with a near max-level captain heavily invested into anti-aircraft skills. Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) isn't recommended as the other two are better options.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Loyang comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Juliet Charlie (-100% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) is always a good signal to use on destroyers to avoid detonations. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) is a great pick for Loyang captains who equip Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) but don't like that they must sacrifice Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.), as it adds another couple of knots to Loyang’s top speed.

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