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Prinz Eugen
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Cruiser | Germany | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points45,000 
Main Battery
203 mm L/60 SK C/344 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire4.62 shots/min.
Reload Time13 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range17.52 km.
Maximum Dispersion153 m.
HE Shell203 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.7 Kz. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell13 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity925 m./s.
HE Shell Weight122 kg.
AP Shell203 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/4.4 
Maximum AP Shell Damage5,900 
Initial AP Shell Velocity925 m./s.
AP Shell Weight122 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
105 mm L/65 Dop. L. C/316 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire17.91 shots/min.
Reload Time3.35 sec.
HE Shell105 mm Spr.Gr. Kz. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,200 
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Drilling4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.88 shots/min.
Reload Time68 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoG7a T1 
Maximum Damage13,700 
Torpedo Speed64 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
40 mm L/56 Flak 2818 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second135 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Flakzwilling 382 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second8.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm Flakvierling 386 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second36 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
105 mm L/65 Dop. L. C/316 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second99.6 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32 knot
Turning Circle Radius770 m.
Rudder Shift Time10.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.94 km.
Air Detectability Range9.36 km.
Battle Levels
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Prinz Eugen — German promo premium Tier VIII cruiser.

One of a series of Admiral Hipper-class ships and one of the most powerful heavy cruisers of the 1930s. During World War II, she was equipped with strong anti-aircraft guns and an enhanced fire control system.

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)
203 mm L/60 Drh LC/344.622.51532,500135,900 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)
Prinz Eugen45,00013160466/18/2/640 00
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)
G7a T10.9687.213,700646 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
FKS Typ 8 Mod. 1017.5 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 110,000 hp32 00

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 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

Prinz Eugen is similar in many ways to her sister ship in the tech tree — Admiral Hipper — with identical guns, armor, and torpedoes. The guns are long range and have relatively flat trajectories, but with only eight of them and a low fire chance they can seem inadequate at times against tougher enemies. The torpedoes are the standard 6.0 km range, 13,700 damage G7a T1 torpedoes familiar to veterans of the German cruiser branch — mounted in two triple launchers per side just like Admiral Hipper — with fairly generous firing angles. She has very strong anti-aircraft defenses for her tier, similar to Hipper’s Hull (C), but her rudder responds more slowly. Additionally, her detection range is notably worse than that of Admiral Hipper (a full 0.7 km worse).

Overall, she is extremely similar to her sister and does not really bring anything new to the table. Captains who enjoy playing Admiral Hipper will find Prinz Eugen to be enjoyable and comfortable to play; captains who did not care for Hipper are advised to invest their money or doubloons elsewhere.

LittleWhiteMouse's Premium Ship Review: Prinz Eugen from the NA forums


Pros:

  • Excellent main battery range, accuracy, and shell velocity.
  • Top-of-the-line armor piercing rounds with excellent penetration, capable of punishing damage against beam-on targets regardless of class.
  • Quick turret traverse speed.
  • German armor scheme makes her resilient to damage when angled at medium and close ranges.
  • Generous torpedo firing arcs.
  • One of the best anti-aircraft suites in her tier (only Mikhail Kutuzov is better).
  • Powerful torpedo armament; if Prinz Eugen is allowed to deploy her torpedoes, they can be devastating.

Cons:

  • Only eight (8) rifles in her main battery limits her damage output.
  • Main battery rate of fire is the lowest among Tier VIII cruisers.
  • Average top speed; most other Tier VIII ships can keep up with her or simply run her down.
  • Heavy torpedo armament is only suitable for close-range engagements and ambushes.
  • Vulnerable citadel via long-range plunging fire (due to lack of deck armor).
  • High explosive shell damage and fire chance are below average (even after the Hull (B) upgrade).
  • Large detection radius makes Concealment Expert and Concealment Systems Modification 1 must-haves.
  • Exceptionally vulnerable to long-range plunging fire.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Prinz Eugen are as follows:


Virtually all builds of Prinz Eugen find themselves mounting Main Armaments Modification 1 in Slot 1 and Steering Gears Modification 2 in Slot 5. After that, captains have some critical choices to make. Concealment System Modification 1 is the most popular pick for Slot 6 in order to help curtail her large detection radius; combined with a captain with the Level 4 skill Concealment Expert, her detectability range drops under 11.5 km. Conversely, Steering Gears Modification 3 is a strong option in the same slot for captains who prefer quicker rudder response. Captains with access to either Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 or Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 are encouraged to plug those in Slot 4 depending on which consumable they opt to equip. The upgrade in Slot 2 is largely dependent on how captains intend to invest commander skill points on Prinz Eugen and the role they want her to fulfill in a given game.

Generalist Build: The easy choice for Slot 2 is Aiming Systems Modification 1, which improves her shell dispersion and provides a minor buff to her secondary battery. This is the recommended pick for captains who don't wish to specialize the ship in anti-aircraft defenses.

Anti-Aircraft Build: Prinz Eugen’s already outstanding AA suite can be made even more potent by equipping AA Guns Modification 2, and maximized by assigning a captain with Advanced Firing Training. This pair of upgrades pushes the firing radius of her 105mm dual-purpose guns out to 6.5 km, providing excellent anti-aircraft protection for herself and teammates when utilizing Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.). This does mean sacrificing the exceptional German Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).), however, and is a setup that is largely wasted in games without an aircraft carrier present.

Commander Skills

Prinz Eugen — like her sister ship, Admiral Hipper — prefers to hold opponents at arms' length. Brawling is not recommended unless the situation is heavily favorable, and the skills of her commander should be tailored to such a strategy. At this end of the German cruiser line the ships begin to play — and handle — more like small battleships, and players will frequently find their commander skill choices echoing those popularly found on battleships: Priority Target at Level 1 and Expert Marskman at Level 2. Concealment Expert is also highly recommended at Level 4, as is Advanced Firing Training for captains pursuing an Anti-Aircraft Build. Level 4 also offers Manual Control for AA Armament to captains wishing to go all-in on their Anti-Aircraft Build; this is a very strong skill for high-tier German cruisers and battleships due to the AA potency of their dual-purpose 105mm guns.

Level 3 is where captains are offered some customization in their build. Captains preferring the Anti-Aircraft Build will want to opt for Basic Firing Training. Those pursuing the Generalist Build are better off opting for Demolition Expert; Vigilance is also a decent choice.

Consumables

Prinz Eugen can equip the following consumables:


Given her visibility and need to preserve her hit points for the late game, captains are encouraged to invest in Damage Control Party II (While active, instantly repairs any module incapacitations, fires, and floods.). The choice between Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) and Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).) depends largely on how her commander's skill points are invested. Captains who have heavily invested into the Anti-Aircraft Build may wish to go all-in with Defensive AA Fire II (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.), or shore up their vulnerability to enemy torpedo strikes with Hydroacoustic Search II (Detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, regardless of obstacles (such as smoke screens or islands).). Conversely, captains who opted for the more Generalist Build approach can likewise go either way depending on who their division-mates are.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Prinz Eugen comes included with Type 30 camouflage that is unique to her. It lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, increases the amount of experience she earns, and provides an additional bonus to the experience earned by her commander.

An alternate Adler camouflage is available for purchase as well, with all of the above bonuses and an added bonus of increasing her credit earnings by 10%.

Signals

Prinz Eugen should focus her signal layout on maximizing commander experience gains (for training and/or re-training) and credit gains (since she's a premium ship). To that end, Zulu (+20% credits earned for the battle.), Wyvern (+50% credits earned for the battle.), Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.), and Dragon Flag (+333% Commander XP earned for the battle.) all earn hefty recommendations. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) will help improve her average speed, while Anti-Aircraft Build captains will want to throw on 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.) as well. 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.) are also recommended to increase the fire chance of her high explosive shells against angled cruisers and battleships.

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Historical Info

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