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Álvaro de Bazán
Destroyer | Spain | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points26,600 
Main Battery
135 mm/45 Model 1938 on a Model 1938 mount4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire10.91 shots/min.
Reload Time5.5 sec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range12.62 km.
Maximum Dispersion109 m.
HE Shell135 mm granada rompedora HE 1938 it 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,950 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity825 m./s.
HE Shell Weight32.7 kg.
AP Shell135 mm obús perforante AP 1938 it 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity825 m./s.
AP Shell Weight32.7 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Quad2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.67 shots/min.
Reload Time90 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Si 270 it 
Maximum Damage13,900 
Torpedo Speed56 knot
Torpedo Range13.5 km.
AA Defense
30 mm/45 Flak 103/38 on a quadruple mount10 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second143 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
37 mm/69 Flak M42 on an LM/42 mount2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second20.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maximum Speed40 knot
Turning Circle Radius730 m.
Rudder Shift Time5.6 sec.
Surface Detectability Range7.68 km.
Air Detectability Range4.27 km.
Battle Levels

Álvaro de Bazán — Spanish special premium Tier X destroyer.

During the Civil War, the Spanish Navy lost many ships; for this reason, as soon as the war ended, Spain started rebuilding its navy. In 1940, design work for a destroyer leader commenced. They produced three designs, one of which was Álvaro de Bazán—she was based on an Italian Capitani Romani-class light cruiser. The design was never implemented due to the involvement of Italy in World War II.

Álvaro de Bazán was first released for sale on 7 September 2022.


Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
180° Turn Time
Maximum Dispersion
Maximum HE Shell Damage
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
Maximum AP Shell Damage
Research price
Purchase price
135 mm/45 Model 1938 on a Model 1938 mount10.9181091,95092,500 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Álvaro de Bazán26,600620410/22 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
533 mm Si 270 it0.7907.213,9005613.5 00
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
SCI Mk X Mod. 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 110,000 hp40 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Main Armaments Modification 1
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
Magazine Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2 
Damage Control System Modification 1
Engine Boost Modification 1
Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3 
Main Battery Modification 2
AA Guns Modification 1
Aiming Systems Modification 1
Smoke Generator Modification 1
Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Propulsion Modification 1
Steering Gears Modification 1
Depth Charges Modification 1
 Slot 5 
Torpedo Lookout System
Concealment System Modification 1
Steering Gears Modification 2
Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6 
Main Battery Modification 3
Torpedo Tubes Modification 2
Gun Fire Control System Modification 2
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion


Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
Refer to the in-game Port screens for more useful data.

Combat Capability - Alternative Firing Modes

Álvaro de Bazán can alternate between a regular firing mode and a Burst Fire firing mode. Firing the guns with the alternative firing mode enabled will fire 3 salvos in quick succession. This firing mode takes much longer to reload.


Burst fire can be toggled on and off at will.


  • Reload time: 21 seconds
  • Interval between individual shots: 1.2 seconds
  • Number of bursts in a series: 3

Tier X destroyer Álvaro de Bazán marks Spain’s second entry into the game and its first high tier ship. Primarily a long range gunboat, Álvaro de Bazán shares many common traits with her counterparts Khabarovsk and Kléber. But her unique burst fire mechanic sets her apart.


Like other gun-focused destroyers, Álvaro de Bazán's primary source of damage is her main battery guns. She mounts eight 135mm guns in four twin turrets. Her main battery range is above average for Tier X, although slightly below average compared to her gunboat counterparts. However, both her 5.5 second main battery reload and 18 second turret traverse are among the worst in tier. Her HE and AP shells both deal high damage, and her HE shells have a high base fire chance while her AP shells penetrate more armor than most destroyers. However, her slow reload leaves her sustained DPM and fires set per minute well below the competition. And other gunboats with strong AP like Kléber and Elbing, and even Khabarovsk, can penetrate even thicker armor. Although she struggles in a DPM fight, her flat ballistics and fast shell flight times allow her to reliably engage targets at any range.

Álvaro de Bazán features the burst fire mechanic found on some super ships. When selected, she can fire several salvos in quick succession, but suffers a substantially longer reload afterward. It’s best used for quickly finishing a low health destroyer or trying to set some fires after her target uses Damage Control Party. Otherwise, the longer reload is a significant trade-off, and she should stick to regular fire mode.

In addition to her main guns, Álvaro de Bazán carries eight torpedoes in two centerline racks, identical to those found on Attilio Regolo. Their 13.5km range is above average for the tier, and they reload quickly at only 90 seconds, but they’re some of the slowest and lowest damaging torpedoes at Tier X. Agile targets will easily dodge them if spotted, so they’re best used against large and clumsy battleships or fired toward strategic choke points.


Álvaro de Bazán's consumable suite is the bare minimum expected of most destroyers. In addition to the standard destroyer Damage Control Party, she carries a Smoke Generator and Engine Boost. Both have three charges by default with the same action times and cooldowns as most other destroyers.

Although her consumables synergize well with her gunboat playstyle, the limited selection doesn’t bring anything distinctive.


Like Khabarovsk, Álvaro de Bazán is fast. Her 40 knot top speed is among the highest in the game, and can be further increased with her Engine Boost consumable. With her Engine Boost active and the Sierra Mike flag mounted, she can reach a blistering 45 knots.

However, that high speed comes at the expense of agility. Her rudder shift is slow for a destroyer, and her turning circle is decidedly average. She can move around the map quickly, but doesn’t turn well. She can easily deal with most targets at longer ranges, but will struggle to avoid torpedoes and enemy fire at close range.


Álvaro de Bazán is fairly durable for a destroyer. Although she lacks thick armor or a Repair Party like Khabarovsk and Ragnar or Kléber’s French saturation, she still boasts one of the largest health pools of Tier X destroyers. She can survive longer than many other destroyers, but any damage she takes is permanent. Whenever possible, she should use cover, her smokescreens, and distance to avoid taking unnecessary damage.

Her surface concealment is average at best. Reaching 6.2km when fully specced, she is stealthier than many other dedicated gunboat destroyers, but most torpedo and hybrid destroyers will still outspot her. Additionally, her air detection range is on the high end, leaving her more vulnerable to spotting from aircraft.


Álvaro de Bazán cannot defend herself from planes. She’s one of the few destroyers at Tier X with absolutely no long range defenses, and as a result has no flak either. Her mid range mounts are the weakest in tier as well.

The majority of her AA damage comes from her short range mounts. They reach out to 3km, further than most Tier X destroyers, and deal more damage. But like most other short range defenses, they offer little protection in practice. Planes will be well into their attack run (or have already dropped their armament) before they begin firing.

Álvaro de Bazán must be careful in carrier matches. If planes become a threat, she needs to disengage to avoid them or seek allied air cover.

Battle performance

Like her gunboat counterparts, Álvaro de Bazán is most comfortable sitting at medium and long range, dealing damage to whatever she can while using her distance and speed to dodge return fire. Her torpedoes are effective for area denial and against large and distracted targets, but her guns are her bread and butter. Due to her higher detection, she prefers sitting back and providing support for the stealthier destroyers fighting over caps. She can get close and fill a more traditional destroyer role when the team lineup forces her to, but she isn’t suited for close range engagements where her poor agility and slow turret traverse make her an easy target for the enemy destroyer.

Her high speed allows her to react quickly as the battle develops, repositioning where her guns are needed most. Her burst fire mechanic allows her to quickly eliminate a low health target or deal a bit more damage before ducking behind island cover. She may not be the strongest or most unique gunboat in the battle, but she’s reliable and effective enough to carry her own weight while offering a slightly different take on the longer range/slower reload gunboat play style.


  • Large health pool
  • High HE and AP shell damage
  • AP shells penetrate more armor
  • Fast torpedo reload with good range
  • High top speed


  • Slow main battery reload
  • Low AP and HE DPM
  • Slow turret traverse
  • Slow, low damaging torpedoes
  • Very weak AA defenses
  • Poor agility
  • Limited consumable suite


As a premium ship, Álvaro de Bazán has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills


Álvaro de Bazán equips the following consumables:


As a premium ship, Álvaro de Bazán comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.


Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.


Historical Info

Historical Gallery



Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.11.6.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 331:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 343:
    • Main battery firing range increased from 11.6 to 12.6 km.
    • Main battery reload time reduced from 10 to 8 s.
    • The parameters of the HE and AP shells have been changed so that the firing arc will become more flat.
  • DevBlog 349:
    • Main battery reload time reduced from 8 to 7 s.
    • Burst fire reload time reduced from 40 to 35 s.
      • Interval between individual shots reduced from 2 to 1.2 s.
  • DevBlog 351:
    • Main battery reload time reduced from 7 to 6.6 s.
    • Burst fire reload time reduced from 35 to 30 s.
  • DevBlog 363:
    • Main battery reload time reduced from 6.6 to 6.1 s.
    • Burst Fire reload time reduced from 30 to 28 s.
    • Torpedo reload time reduced from 95 to 90 s.
  • Update 0.11.8:
    • Available for purchase in the Armory for 34,950 doubloons and in the Premium shop.
    • Available for purchase in the Armory for 238,000 coal, three weeks after the update released (30 September 2022).
  • Update 12.2:
    • The reload time of a series of salvos reduced from 28 to 24 s.
  • Update 12.11:
    • Main battery reload time reduced from 6.1 to 5.5 s.
    • Burst Fire reload time reduced from 24 to 21 s.
  • Update 13.3:
    • The number of bombs per Depth Charge drop increased from 10 to 12.

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