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Siegfried
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Cruiser | Germany | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price19,000 Credits
Hit Points62,850 
Main Battery
380 mm L/52 SK C/343 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.31 shots/min.
Reload Time26 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range20.64 km.
Maximum Dispersion175 m.
HE Shell380 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.6 
Maximum HE Shell Damage4,400 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell34 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity820 m./s.
HE Shell Weight800 kg.
AP Shell380 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/4.4 
Maximum AP Shell Damage11,600 
Initial AP Shell Velocity820 m./s.
AP Shell Weight800 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
128 mm/61 KM40 in a turret7 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.6 km.
Rate of Fire16.67 shots/min.
Reload Time3.6 sec.
HE Shell128 mm Spr.Gr. Kz. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Vierling2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.67 shots/min.
Reload Time90 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoG7 Steinbutt 
Maximum Damage13,700 
Torpedo Speed65 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
20 mm Flakvierling 386 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second36 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm Flakvierling 386 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second36 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
55 mm L/77 Gerät 58 Zwilling8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second195.2 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
128 mm/61 KM40 in a turret7 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second86.8 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius880 m.
Rudder Shift Time14 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range15.12 km.
Air Detectability Range10.74 km.
Battle Levels
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Siegfried — German Tier IX cruiser.

A super-heavy Type "O" cruiser designed to operate in powerful raider formations. At the time the ship was designed, it was fast enough to escape from any battleship, while its armor protection and armament were strong enough to annihilate any cruiser.

Siegfried is available in the Research Bureau for 47,000 Research Points.

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)
380 mm/52 SK C/34 on a Drh LC/34 mount2.3361754,4003411,600 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)
Siegfried62,85016360377/12/820 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)
G7 Steinbutt0.7907.213,700656 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
FKS Typ 9 Mod. 1020.6 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 176,000 hp33.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears 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

Performance

Siegfried is a T9 German battlecruiser that emphasizes main battery consistency and good close range fighting potential.

Siegfried's main battery consists of six 380mm guns, which means she has the largest calibre guns mounted on any cruiser in the game. This comes with an advantage of being able to overmatch plating of up to and including 26 mm (includes most cruiser and T7 BB extremities, side plating of high tier light cruisers, and the entirety of British CL hull plating), as well as having fantastic armor penetration properties (considering they are BB guns, after all) which allows her to hurt BBs just as well as she can hurt cruisers, provided they present her with enough broadside to shoot at. The A-B-X turret arrangement allows her to stay heavily angled and still dish out reasonably good damage when an opportunity for a push arises, although her turret angles towards both the front and the rear may bait her user into overexposing their broadside both when pushing or kiting. Another great advantage of her main battery is its incredible accuracy (by battlecruiser standards) - Siegfried boasts standard cruiser dispersion coupled with 2.05 sigma, which means good aim will be exceptionally well rewarded, while poor aim will be more punished. To offset its advantages, the main battery boasts the longest reload time among cruisers at 26 seconds, and very poor HE shells. Overall, however, her main battery damage output can be slightly lacking when compared to her peers, mainly owing to its very long reload and low salvo weight.

Unlike pretty much any other cruiser, Siegfried's secondary battery is quite impressive - fourteen 128mm secondary guns mounted in double turrets, with a stock range comparable to that of German BB secondary batteries (with all upgrades, she can reach 11.5 km of range). These are configured with three to a side and one just ahead of the X turret, which makes her secondary battery more powerful in a kiting stance, even if by a little bit. Being 128mm guns of German making, they come with improved penetration values on their HE shells of 32 mm, which makes them capable of inflicting significant enough damage even to battleships. All of this makes a secondary build quite a viable build option, in addition to a tank build. When asked, Little White Mouse commented on Siegfried's secondary build with "All of the cool kids are doing it".

Siegfried also sports a pair of quad torpedo mounts located amidships. Players familiar with German torpedoes will be quite comfortable with the standard 6km range. Aside from their offensive use which can give Siegfried an edge in brawls, captains may also make use of these torpedoes to help gauge an enemy’s speed and direction to aid in aiming her main battery.

Her AA defenses are hardly worth a mention. They will not prevent any CV from getting at least 1 payload off (very often even more), and they will not inflict significant long-term plane losses to most CVs.

Siegfried also sports quite good survivability - a very respectable HP pool; 27mm bow resistant to overmatch by AP shells of 381mm or less; an upper belt of 90mm, capable of deflecting most HE shells, all SAP shells and most AP when angled properly; a 30mm midsection deck capable of resisting overmatch by AP shells of calibre of 420 mm or less, which are very common in her matchmaking spread. Her captains can make good use of her 90mm upper belt by swinging their ship reactively when enemy BBs fire AP at her bow in order to deflect the shells off her unovermatchable sides. Combined with great torpedo protection she is a well protected ship all around. This isn’t without some drawbacks though, Siegfried is a rather large ship making her an easy target to hit, which especially holds true for her large bow, and her citadel protection won't save her from high performance AP punching through her broadside. The lack of a forward armor belt makes hitting her citadel very easy for BBs that can overmatch her bow, especially at close range.

Her maneuverability is quite poor by cruiser standards, yet quite sufficient for a ship of her size and durability.

Her maximum concealment of 11.9 km is very good by battlecruiser standards and allows for a viable secondary build - she has a mere 400 m buffer zone between her minimum surface detection range and maximum secondary battery firing range, which can give her an edge when pushing into single targets or when preparing to stall an enemy push.

Siegfried has two viable playstyles - a tanky medium range cruiser playstyle, or a secondary-focused playstyle. Either way, very good dispersion and her long firing range force enemy cruisers and BBs alike to respect her main battery by angling accordingly. A tank cruiser playstyle involves her operating around medium range, contributing to the team's total staying power while dishing out reliable damage at any range, while being able to pull off YOLO pushes in very niche situations inherent to her torpedo armament. This playstyle is more of a safe bet.

A secondary-focused playstyle involves being relatively passive early-game while dishing out damage while waiting for (or trying to create) an opportunity to push or bait the enemy into pushing in order to have her secondary battery give her an edge in engagements and enable her to trade favorably. Beware of focus fire, however, because a secondary playstyle mandates a build where her captain must sacrifice survivability for secondary battery power.

Pros:

  • Fantastic main battery accuracy and range
  • Exceptional AP penetration for a cruiser, making her AP a threat even to battleships
  • The ability to overmatch plating of up to and including 26 mm
  • Very respectable survivability
  • A formidable secondary battery, unique among cruisers
  • Good brawling potential owing to her armor scheme, secondary and torpedo armament
  • Respectable concealment by battlecruiser standards

Cons:

  • Low salvo weight and long reload time make her consistent main battery damage output somewhat underwhelming
  • Subpar main gun firing arcs towards the rear
  • Very poor HE shells
  • Subpar AA defenses
  • Subpar handling
  • Large size with a vulnerable bow


Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Siegfried are as follows:

Commander Skills

Siegfried has two viable captain build options.

The first viable build is a traditional "tank" build. Key skills for this build focus on damage mitigation such as Concealment Expert, Basics of Survivability, and Fire Prevention. Captains would be encouraged to take Priority Target, Adrenaline Rush, Superintendent, and Concealment Expert for their first 10 points. From there on, getting Fire Prevention, Basics of Survivability, and either Exeprt Marksman or Jack of All Trades should be your next priorities. This build works best with Main Armaments mod 1 and Aiming Systems mod 1 upgrade options.

The second build is for those looking to break from the norm and maximize the potential of her secondary battery. Key skills for this build are Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament, Advanced Firing Training, and Concealment Expert. The first ten points should go to Priority Target, Adrenaline Rush, Superintendent, and Concealment Expert. From there on, speccing into Advanced Firing Training, Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armamentand Preventive Maintenance is recommended. This build works best with Auxiliary Armaments mod 1 and Secondary battery mod 1 upgrade options. Don't forget to mount the Mike Yankee Soxisix signal.

Consumables

Siegfried can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Siegfried comes included with Type 20 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

Captains should focus on flags that help with damage mitigation and/or improving her secondary battery. As a premium ship captains are also encouraged to run as many economic flags as possible to maximize profits from each battle.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. O-class battlecruiser - Wikipedia
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