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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 Mk.12 on a Mk.30 mod.0 mount4 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
IDS_PZGT007_21IN_MK15_TORPEDO_TUBES2 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
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.30 mod.0 mount3 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second32.1 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.30 mod.1 mount1 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10.7 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm Bofors on a Mk.1 mount2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second22.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon on a Mk.4 mount4 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second14.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed38 knot
Turning Circle Radius570 m.
Rudder Shift Time2.7 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.38 km.
Air Detectability Range2.88 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 Guns 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 Mk.12 on a Mk.30 mod.0/mod.1 mount185.291011,80052,100 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)
Loyang14,60013211/32/4/3/12 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
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 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Boost Modification 1 Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 Hydroacoustic Search 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

Player Opinion

Performance

Loyang can be best summarized as a German version of Benson, trading raw firepower for the ability to mount a powerful Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.. Similar to Benson, Loyang remains a highly flexible destroyer thanks to her potent combination of Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates., Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain., and excellent concealment. Skilled Lo Yang captains can use those tools to their advantage to lock down capture points, duel other spotting destroyers, and provide torpedo screening for the fleet. Though Loyang is a relatively difficult ship to play correctly, a well captained Loyang is able to support their team to victory.

While Loyang is a highly capable ship, her base stats are generally average with a few exceptions. Her base HP pool is mediocre for a T8 DD, sporting only 14,600 HP at baseline and 17,400 HP with Survivability Expert. Armor is the typical T8 DD profile of 13mm for her superstructure and 19mm for her hull; wholely inadequate for protecting against any shell aimed at her. Worse yet, Loyang is woefully inadequate to deal with carrier attacks. Loyang simply lacks the AA to reliably stop the carriers from striking her over and over. Thankfully this is more than offset by her exceptional maneuverability; her tight turning radius, responsive rudder shift, and thin hull allow her to weave between enemy salvoes and air attacks alike.

Unfortunately, Loyang 's offensive can be best described as average at best. Though Loyang 's gun firepower is average for a Tier 8 DD, it quickly drops off at longer ranges due to the floaty shells both making it difficult to aim and giving enemies more time to dodge. Both of Loyang 's torpedo options have notable limitations compared to other DDs. Her stock torpedoes are the same as Benson 's stock torpedoes, having good range but low damage. Loyang 's alternative torpedo option has the same damage as Benson 's upgraded torps and travels much faster, but at the cost of a low 6.7km range. It is the player's choice whether to run the safe but low damage torpedoes, or the high-risk high reward alternative torpedoes.

What makes Loyang truly terrifying is her deadly smoke + hydro combination. When built for full concealment, Loyang will have a surface detection range of 5.8km, better than the vast majority of the DDs she faces. Combined with a Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. that can spot enemy ships at 5.5km, enemies only have a 300m buffer to react before they stumble into her hydro range. Loyang can then smoke up and attack the enemy destroyer with near impunity; the hydro providing spotting and the smoke hiding her hull. When employed properly, Loyang can comfortably outtrade almost any DD caught in her trap even against higher tier DDs. This tactic is especially effective in capture points and near islands as Loyang can set up ambushes and keep DDs even longer in her hydro range for her or her allies to attack. Still, this deadly combination is not without limitations. Radar ships can force Loyang out of her smoke, with the Russian cruiser's 12km radar being especially dangerous. Enemy DDs can blind fire and launch torpedoes at Loyang 's last known position, damaging or forcing her out of smoke. Finally, Z-52 can completely negate this tactic as her hydro out ranges Loyang 's own hydro.

When not employing this tactic, Loyang remains a very effective destroyer in their traditional roles of spotting and providing support for her allies. Loyang 's 5.8km concealment will let her out spot most enemy DDs with the exception of the high tier Japanese DDs and the British DD Lightning, all of which Loyang can take effective engagements against. Some high tier DDs with similar concealment ranges can outgun Loyang, so take care to have your smoke available or have nearby allies to even the odds. As a support ship, Loyang is one of the best DDs around as she can lay a long duration Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates. for her allies while simultaneously screening for torpedoes with her long range Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain..

Overall, Loyang is one of the better destroyers in World of Warships, capable of providing a valuable contribution to any team she finds herself on whether it is supporting allies, taking capture points, or sinking enemy ships.

Pros:

  • Extremely fast turret traverse with adequate gun firepower
  • Access to one of the best Destroyer Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. in the game with detection ranges of 3.75km for torpedoes and 5.5km for ships.
  • Loyang's Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. is superior to every DD she can face except for the Z-52
  • Lo Yang can trap overly aggressive DDs with her potent smoke + hydro combo and attack them with near impunity
  • One of the fastest Tier VII Destroyers, surpassed only by the French and Russian DDs
  • Very fast rudder shift time of 2.7s
  • Tied with Benson and Hsienyang for tightest turning radius of all T8 DDs at 570m
  • Highly competitive concealment, allowing Loyang to outspot the majority of DDs she can face
  • Being a Pan-Asian DD, many DD players may be fooled into thinking she has deepwater torpedoes

Cons:

  • Torpedoes armament is a mixed bag; stock torpedoes are the same as Benson’s stock Mk. 15 mod. 0 — low damage but and longer-ranged — the alternative torpedoes are much faster with a nearly suicidal range of only 6.7km.
  • Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. shares the same slot as Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage. and Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased., making the latter two a less viable choice
  • Radar cruisers will make it difficult for Lo Yang to employ her smoke + hydro combo against other destroyers
  • Anti-aircraft suite is inadequate for air defense, even with Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. active.
  • Relatively 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 It is highly advised to take Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Increases the action time of the Hydroacoustic Search and Short-Range Hydroacoustic Search consumables.: +20% action time. to maximize Loyang 's usage of Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.. Engine Room Protection Reduces the risk of incapacitation, and accelerates repairs of the engine and steering gears.: -20% to the risk of incapacitation. / -20% to repair time. is a viable alternative if the player is unable to obtain Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Increases the action time of the Hydroacoustic Search and Short-Range Hydroacoustic Search consumables.: +20% action time..

Commander Skills

Captains are recommended to spend the first 13 points on the following skills:

  • 1pt skill: Preventative Maintenance
  • 2pt skill: Last Stand
  • 3pt skill: Survivability Expert
  • 4pt skill: Concealment Expert
  • 3pt skill: Adrenaline Rush

Once the core skills have been taken, captains can begin to customize their Loyang commander based on their playstyle. Captains focusing on a more offensive playstyle should consider taking Torpedo Armament Expertise, the 3pt skill Main Battery and AA Specialist, and/or Demolition Expert. Captains looking to play a support or objective-focused playstyle should consider taking Superintendent, Swift in Silence, Radio Location, and/or Consumables Enhancements. Of course, captains can take skills from both categories to fully complement their own playstyle.

Consumables

Loyang can equip the following consumables:

It is recommended to only take Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. in slot 3 for Loyang as her excellent hydro is what sets Loyang apart from every other DD. Defensive AA Fire is a poor choice as Lo Yang's AA isn't enough to deter attacking aircraft even with the consumable active. Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage. also isn't recommended as she essentially becomes a completely inferior version of the Benson.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Loyang comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius by 3%, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells by 4%, reduces the repair cost by 10%, and increases the amount of experience she earns by 50%.

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 as the extra mobility is always appreciated. If the player is low on signals, it is recommended to conserve the signals for ranked.

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References

  1. USS Benson - Wikipedia
  2. Benson-class destroyer - Wikipedia
  3. Premium Ship Spotlight: Lo Yang - News - World of Warships

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Introduced in Update 0.5.2.3.
  • Update 0.5.3.2:
    • Type 7 camouflage was renamed Type 10.
  • Update 0.5.7:
    • The armored model of the hull was refined.
  • Update 0.5.16:
    • The appearance was tweaked using a special technology to improve the display of the subtle elements of the model (mainly the rigging).
  • Update 0.6.6:
    • Hydroacoustic search changes: increased torpedo detection distance from 2.52 to 3.75 km and ship detection from 3.48 to 5.43 km.
    • 533 mm Mk31 torpedo range was increased from 6 to 6.7 km.
    • Deck armor changed to 19 mm.
  • Update 0.6.7:
    • Available for purchase for doubloons in the game client.
  • Update 0.6.12:
    • Detectability when firing main guns in smoke changed to 2.75 km.
  • Update 0.6.13:
    • The efficiency of the Defensive Fire consumable was increased. Now it increases the power of the aura by four times (instead of three).
    • Fire extinguishing time now 30 s instead of 60 s.
  • Update 0.6.15:
    • A bonus was added to the "Type 10" permanent camouflage - a 10% discount to the cost of post-battle maintenance.
  • Update 0.7.1:
    • Disabled national voiceovers for the ship. Now, even if the national voiceover is selected, the voiceover of the player's region or the selected sound mode in the settings will be played.
  • Update 0.7.7 update:
    • For 127mm AP / SC Mk38 armor-piercing shells, the fuse detonation time was reduced from 0.03 to 0.01 s.
  • Update 0.7.10:
    • Hydroacoustic Search range increased from 5.43 to 5.5 km.

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