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Wakatake
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Destroyer | Japan | Tier III
Tech Tree Position
Umikaze
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Isokaze
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General
Research price2000 exp
Purchase price256,000 Credits
Hit Points7,300 
Main Battery
120 mm/45 3rd Year Type3 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range9.41 km.
Maximum Dispersion85 m.
HE Shell120 mm HE Type1 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity825 m./s.
HE Shell Weight20.3 kg.
AP Shell120 mm AP Type0 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity825 m./s.
AP Shell Weight20.3 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Twin2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.54 shots/min.
Reload Time39 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Type44 mod. 2 
Maximum Damage9,067 
Torpedo Speed57 knot
Torpedo Range6.99 km.
AA Defense
6.5 mm/115 3rd Year Type2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second2.4 
. . . Firing Range0.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius470 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.12 km.
Air Detectability Range2.04 km.
Battle Levels
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Wakatake — Japanese Tier III destroyer.

A small yet well-armed and very fast destroyer. Wakatake carries 533 mm torpedoes with better range than similar munitions used by potential rivals. An unconventional placement of torpedo launchers allows her to fire from the bow sectors.

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 Type3530851,70072,000 021,000
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)
Wakatake (A)7,3006123220 030,000
Wakatake (B)8,20061231/220 95070,000
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)
Type44 mod. 21.5397.29,066577 024,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Type3 mod. 109.4 018,500
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 21,500 hp35.5 019,500

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

Player Opinion

Performance

Wakatake is a fragile ship, so one would need to keep the concealment distance (6.1 KM) and torpedo range (7 KM) memorized and balance between them. With only 8,200 HP, there isn't much leeway for mistakes, so be sure to only go for a certain attack. Stay away from areas with many ships and attack stragglers. The artillery on the ship isn't the strongest, so the guns should be used on few occasions such as lighting a permanent fire, or when the enemy ship is low on HP and can be killed. It is a very bad idea, worse than usual, to shoot at an enemy if there are multiple enemy ships in the area, if you have not been spotted, or if there are ships that can cut you down at a range i.e. cruisers and battleships. Also, it is important to turn off your AA, as it is literally worthless. Your AA gives away your position to enemy aircraft very quickly at a greater range than aerial spotting range. Also, when using torpedoes, launch them when the enemy is showing their broadside. This will make turning to avoid the torpedoes much harder and will yield greater success.

Pros:

  • Very agile and maneuverable, can out-run and out-turn almost any ship.
  • Detection range allows for close range torpedo drops and easy flanking.
  • The Torpedoes on Wakatake are the strongest at Tier III. Wakatake has the ability to destroy any ship at tier with a perfect salvo.
  • High speed and good concealment make for a good ship to get these torpedoes on target.

Cons:

  • Turret rotation cannot keep up with maneuvers. Hard to get a shot off in twisting attacks.
  • Torpedo range similar to detection range, thus leaving you a small window of attack.
  • Vulnerable to rudder and engine damage.
  • Low HP compared to other ships.
  • Almost no AA.
  • Has very weak artillery.
  • Exchanges shorter torpedo range than her predecessor Umikaze for increased damage.
  • Has fewer hit points than Umikaze.

Research

Wakatake only has one upgrade to research: the hull, which must be researched to unlock Isokaze.

Optimal Configuration

Commander Skills

Consumables

Wakatake equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectability range.

Wakatake also has a permanent camouflage called "Blade", in which she appears as she does during the Halloween scenarios "Saving Translyvania" and "Sunray in the Darkness".

Signals

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. Wakatake-class destroyer - Wikipedia
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