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Visby
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Destroyer | Europe | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
Klas Horn
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Västerås
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General
Research price11000 exp
Purchase price1,350,000 Credits
Hit Points8,900 
Main Battery
120 mm/45 Bofors Model 1924C on a shielded mount2 х 1 / 1 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range8.65 km.
Maximum Dispersion79 m.
HE Shell120 mm HE M1936 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,600 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
HE Shell Weight24 kg.
AP Shell120 mm AP M1936 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,200 
Initial AP Shell Velocity900 m./s.
AP Shell Weight24 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Triple2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.02 shots/min.
Reload Time59 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoTorped M1913 mod 1 
Maximum Damage6,200 
Torpedo Speed60 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
40 mm/56 Bofors L/60 Model 1936 on a single mount3 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second22.5 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm/60 Madsen maskinkanon Model 19388 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second28.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed39 knot
Turning Circle Radius540 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.5 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.82 km.
Air Detectability Range2.64 km.
Battle Levels
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1,350,000

Visby — European Tier V destroyer.

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A further development of the "standard" destroyers of the Swedish Navy. The ship was faster than her predecessors, had a different main-gun-mount arrangement, and carried reinforced anti-aircraft armament.

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)
120 mm/45 Bofors Model 1924C on a shielded mount822.5791,60072,200 0100,000
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)
Visby (A)8,9007101/28/32 0150,000
Visby (B)9,6007102/11/8/22 4,500480,000
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)
Torped M1913 mod 11597.26,200608 0100,000
Torped M19291.1557.26,200658 3,000320,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
SUO Mk 5 Mod. 108.7 0100,000
SUO Mk 5 Mod. 2109.5 3,000320,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 36,000 hp39 0100,000

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 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Tier V destroyer Visby is the first ship truly representative of the European destroyer style. She is the first ship in the line to receive the Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. consumable, as well as improved AA defenses. Because of this, her playstyle will also reflect that of higher tier European destroyers.

In terms of firepower, Visby features many of the trademark European destroyer torpedo characteristics, including quick reloading time, and low alpha damage. They have a long range of 8km, which is the highest at Tier V. While Visby does not have insanely fast torpedoes like other European destroyers, their speed of 65 knots is some of the highest at her tier. The quick reload time of just 55 seconds allows Visby to effectively strike enemies, as well as deny areas well. On the other hand, Visby’s guns are somewhat lackluster. Having only 5 guns with a long reload time, her DPM is quite weak when compared to the likes of Jaguar or Nicholas. Additionally, Visby's turret traverse is very slow, making close range engagements exceedingly difficult. Because of this, Visby captains should avoid close range fights against other destroyers.

A major weakness of Visby is her low HP pool of 9,600, which is by far the lowest at her tier. This is partially made up for by her Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. consumable, but her susceptibility to quick burst damage, and lack of a Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates. to disengage means that Visby should avoid gunfights against more heavily armed enemies. Even with the extra HP provided by her heal, she still has less health than some Tier V destroyers. From longer ranges, Visby can make use of her excellent maneuverability to evade damage. At 39 knots, she is the second fastest Tier V destroyer, and interestingly the fastest European destroyer in the line. Her quick rudder shift time of just 2.5 seconds combined with her speed and tight turning circle make it easy for Visby to weave in and out of enemy fire at longer ranges.

Visby has a mediocre concealment of 6.6 km, which limits her ability to fight enemy destroyers. Her gun power and health is not enough to win close range fights when she is outspotted by many other destroyers at her tier. In terms of AA power, Visby has an excellent suite of AA for Tier V destroyers. However, this improved AA will most likely not be enough to prevent a Tier VI or even a Tier IV carrier from striking her.

Taking all her characteristics into account, captains of Visby should focus on taking longer range engagements, using her torpedoes and stealth to her advantage. Players should be cautious when using guns, as her low health pool can mean a quick death for being spotted in a vulnerable position. Her long turret traverse and lack of Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates. means that Visby players should avoid fighting against enemy destroyers for key areas at the beginning of a match.

Pros:

  • Very good maneuverability
  • Access to Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.
  • Quick torpedo reload time
  • Second fastest Tier V destroyer
  • Good AA for a Tier V destroyer

Cons:

  • Small HP pool, even with Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. taken into account
  • Annoyingly slow turret traverse speed
  • No access to Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.
  • Low torpedo alpha damage
  • Somewhat weak main battery

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Visby is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for more hit points, an additional main battery gun and faster rudder shift time. Research of this module unlocks progression to Västerås.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to SUO Mk 5 mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Visby are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Visby can equip the following consumables:

Historical Gallery

References

  1. Visby-class destroyer - Wikipedia

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.9.0.

Testing Changes

  • Dec 5, 2019:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • Jan 10, 2020:
    • Number of charges of the Repair Party consumable increased from 1(2) to 2(3).
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 6.5 to 5.5 s.
    • Detectability ranges decreased:
      • By ships from 7.12 to 6.23 km.
      • After firing main guns in smoke from 2.54 to 2.25 km.
      • By aircraft from 2.76 to 2.45 km.
  • Feb 7, 2020:
    • Turret traverse speed decreased from 10 to 8 degrees per second.
    • Torpedo tube reload time increased from 55 to 59 s.
    • Main battery reload time increased from 5.5 to 6.5 s.
  • Feb 21, 2020:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 6.5 to 7 s.
    • Torpedo range decreased from 9 to 8 km.
    • Detectability range by ships increased from 6.23 to 6.82 km. Other detectability ranges increased in accordance with it.
  • Mar 6, 2020:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 7.0 to 7.5 s.
    • Maximum HE shell damage decreased from 1,700 to 1,600.
    • HE shell fire chance decreased from 8 to 7%.
    • Torpedo parameters changed:
      • Maximum damage decreased from 7,533 to 6,200.
      • Torpedo tubes reload time decreased from 59 to 55 s.
  • Introduced in Update 0.9.2 for European tokens in the Armory.
  • Update 0.9.2.1:
    • Fixed a bug due to which single-barreled guns reloaded faster than double-barreled ones. Now the reload time of all guns is 7.5 s.
  • Introduced as a researchable ship in Update 0.9.3 .
    • Basic torpedo modules are now researchable. The characteristics of the new base module are similar to the characteristics of the researchable torpedo module of the destroyer of the previous tier.
    • Minor fixes to textures and ship model.
  • Update 0.9.4:
    • Minor fixes to textures and ship model.
  • Update 0.9.5:
    • Minor changes to geometry and textures.

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