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Cruiser | Japan | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Research price240000 exp
Purchase price20,000,000 Credits
Hit Points55,300 
Main Battery
150 mm/60 5th Year Type in a triple turret6 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire4.8 shots/min.
Reload Time12.5 sec.
Rotation Speed30 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Timesec.
Firing Range18 km.
Maximum Dispersion157 m.
HE Shell150 mm HE Type0* 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell10 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity930 m./s.
HE Shell Weight41 kg.
AP Shell150 mm AP Type 0 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,850 
Initial AP Shell Velocity930 m./s.
AP Shell Weight41 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/65 Type 98 on a twin mount4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.3 km.
Rate of Fire20.98 shots/min.
Reload Time2.86 sec.
HE Shell100 mm HE Type98 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Initial HE Shell Velocity1000 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
610 mm Quad4 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.6 shots/min.
Reload Time100 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Maximum Damage23,767 
Torpedo Speed60 knot
Torpedo Range15 km.
AA Defense
150 mm/60 5th Year Type in a triple turret6 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second93.6 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
100 mm/65 Type 98 on a twin mount4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second83.2 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
25 mm/60 Type 96 on a triple mount12 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second39.6 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
25 mm/60 Type 96 on a single mount20 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second36 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
40 mm/60 Type 5 on a twin mount10 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second113 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm/60 Type 5 on a twin mount2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second22 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maximum Speed34 knot
Turning Circle Radius930 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Surface Detectability Range12.4 km.
Air Detectability Range8.52 km.
Battle Levels

Yodo — Japanese Tier X cruiser.

The archive of the Japanese Navy has preserved a project of a cruiser with a displacement of 10,000 tons, armed with six triple-gun turrets housing 150 mm dual-purpose guns. The ship was supposed to carry aviation and was probably the project of a cruiser designed to lead a submarine flotilla.


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
150 mm/60 5th Year Type in a triple turret4.861572,500102,850 02,000,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Yodo55,300131806420/12/12/4/64 03,000,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
Type 930.61007.223,7666015 02,000,000
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Type10 mod. 10 02,000,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 190,000 hp34 02,000,000

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
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
Submarine Surveillance Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Propulsion Modification 1
Steering Gears Modification 1
Airstrike 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.

Yodo is the pinnacle of the Japanese light cruiser line. Armed with an impressive 18 barrels mounted in 6 turrets, she boasts the greatest number of main battery guns in a broadside of any ship in the game. She also has a heavy torpedo armament in a 4x4 configuration capable of launching sixteen torpedoes at once. Yodo will need to use both weapon types to maximize her otherwise low battle impact.


When it comes to survivability, Yodo is severely lacking. Every shell, regardless of caliber and type, will hurt. Relatively thin hull plating makes her susceptible to overmatch by large-caliber guns almost everywhere, and smaller-caliber HE and SAP will achieve full penetration damage. Her deck armor is 30mm thick, and everything else (her bow, stern, and hull side plating) is a measly 25mm thick. Her citadel is large and easy to penetrate when she shows even the slightest hint of broadside, but does benefit from the plating being thick enough to ricochet any AP shell in the game, provided that it impacts the citadel at a sharp enough angle. It should be noted that Yodo’s citadel does have a partial turtleback armor scheme and sits low in the ship, although this won’t really provide much effective protection. While she does have better armor than the likes of the British light cruisers, there are some destroyers in-game with thicker upper belt armor than Yodo has, and they don’t have a citadel to worry about losing massive amounts of chunk damage. Captains must do everything possible to avoid/mitigate the amount of fire they draw throughout the entire course of the battle. It should also be noted that Yodo’s turret armor is also very thin, making her main battery turrets highly susceptible to being incapacitated when hit by enemy shells. This can be somewhat alleviated through the use of upgrades such as Main Armaments Modification 1. She does benefit from an unusually high hitpoint pool for a light cruiser (55,300), but with such a weak armor scheme this benefit is basically negated. Fortunately, Yodo has access to the standard Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. consumable to recover some of her lost hitpoints (including up to 33% of citadel damage received). This ship cannot withstand concentrated fire for any length of time, and captains must plan their engagements accordingly.


For a light cruiser, Yodo is highly un-maneuverable. Although she has a good rudder shift of 9.1 s, her top speed of 34 knots is average for a Tier X cruiser, together with a large turning radius of 930 meters (one of the worst of all Tier X cruisers) make her feel downright clumsy. In addition, she has mediocre acceleration, making it difficult to dodge incoming fire.


Main Battery Guns:

Yodo is unique in that she carries the highest number of main battery guns mounted on any ship in the game, and an impressive firing range to match. To compensate for her heavy broadside, she is saddled with a long reload of 12.5 seconds (longer than some heavy cruisers), has high initial but low shell impact velocity, and a high shell drag coefficient, meaning that her shell trajectories are extremely floaty, especially at maximum range. This in turn makes leading targets at range (where Yodo should be played) difficult, but not impossible. Captains who are comfortable with long-range gunboats and have good aim will be rewarded for their marksmanship. Her quick turret traverse speed of 30 degrees/second will help with her gunnery. In common with standard light cruisers, Yodo benefits from one-fifth-caliber high explosive shell penetration, allowing her to penetrate 30mm plating base. Taking the Inertia Fuse for HE Shells skill will allow her to cross the 32mm threshold to penetrate the deck plating of high-tier battleships (but not the 38mm deck plating commonly found on American battleships) at the expense of fire-starting capabilities. Her armor-piercing (AP) ammunition has some of the lowest alpha damage (2800 HP) for a tech tree Tier X cruiser, a high initial shell velocity (930m/s), and an average shell drag coefficient, meaning that aiming with AP shells is as difficult as with her HE shells, but HE should still be her primary choice of ammunition.

Fun fact: Yodo’s reload is so long that her main battery turrets can rotate a full 360 degrees between salvos.

Torpedo Armament:

Similar to her Japanese heavy-cruiser counterparts, Yodo carries a heavy torpedo armament. Two quadruple launchers are mounted on each side of the ship, giving her the ability to launch a total of sixteen torpedoes at once. Due to the launchers being mounted in the hull, one might expect their firing trajectories to be poor. Thankfully, that’s not the case thanks to the Torpedo Turning mechanic. The torpedo turning mechanic allows captains to select a firing trajectory within specified firing arcs larger than what would have otherwise been physically possible, and the torpedoes will launch and turn towards their specified heading. This grants Yodo’s torpedoes some much-needed utility. While they boast best-in-class damage per torpedo (23,767 HP), longest range (15km) and an acceptable speed of 60 knots, they are plagued with high detection ranges, granting vigilant opponents plenty of time to react to mitigate the threat. Another bonus to them is their reload when compared to their potential damage - only 100 seconds. This in mind, they can be used to some effect as area denial weapons, slowing the advance of the enemy.

Anti-Aircraft Defenses

Yodo’s anti-aircraft suite is unremarkable, although not poor. She has one of the longest range AA bubbles among researchable Tier X cruisers and decent AA damage-per-second, but that’s where her strong points end. Otherwise, she has average flak output. Captains can also choose to swap out the Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. consumable for the Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. consumable to temporarily boost her AAA firepower. This is not an anti-aircraft cruiser, and should not be treated as such.

Anti-Submarine Armament

Yodo's main strength comes in her 16 torpedoes, featuring a 15km range and max damage of 23767. When it comes to submarine defense, Yodo is armed with 2 8km ASW planes.


Yodo has access to the Damage Control PartyWhen activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration., Catapult FighterWhile active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft., and Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. consumables. She uses the standard cruiser Damage Control Party and Repair Party consumables, which should be managed carefully to absorb as much punishment as possible. Captains can also choose between the Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. consumable to spot torpedoes and enemy vessels, or the Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. consumable to provide a valuable 50% boost to the continuous damage of her AA guns and quadruple her flak damage for 40 seconds. The Catapult FighterWhile active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft. consumable may help to deter air attacks, but can also be used to spot targets over islands.

Battle Performance

Due to her large size, poor survivability, and dreadful handling, Yodo is best played at medium- to long-range. Her recommended playstyle consists of kiting opponents, dropping torpedoes in her wake, and shooting HE at range. Players will struggle with her floaty shells and underwhelming main battery salvoes due to her light cruiser HE pen but heavy cruiser reload time. Yodo is not a ship to be played aggressively. Her AP performance is negligible, so closing distance to a target is of no benefit. The further she is from the ship(s) shooting at her, the more likely they are to miss, which is the ideal outcome. Yodo is a ship that requires patience and masterful micromanagement of all her characteristics to perform decently.


  • Good turret traverse
  • Largest number of guns in a broadside of any ship in-game
  • Good torpedo firing angles and reload
  • Great main battery range for a light cruiser


  • Atrociously poor handling. Large turning circle, slow rudder
  • Poor main battery performance
  • High torpedo detectability coupled with average speed
  • Huge, thinly armored target with vulnerable citadel
  • Mediocre anti-aircraft firepower
  • No staying power in engagements


As a top-tier ship, Yodo has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills


Yodo equips the following consumables:


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 0.11.8.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 350:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
      • Note: The Dev Blog states states Yodo produces 4 flak clouds per salvo; she actually produces 8.
  • DevBlog 363:
    • With the release of Update 0.11.8:
      • Armor penetration capacity of HE shells increased from 25 to 30 mm.
  • DevBlog 370:
    • With the release of Update 0.11.9:
      • Main battery reload time reduced from 14 to 12.5 s.
  • DevBlog 374:
    • Citadel damage recovered with Repair Party increased from 10% to 33%.
  • DevBlog 383:
    • Torpedo tubes reload time reduced from 120 to 100 s.
    • Torpedo speed increased from 57 to 60 kt.
  • Update 0.11.10:
    • Available in early access as the last bundle out of 9 in the Japanese Cruisers event. The final stage of these sequential bundles cost 20,000 doubloons, and unlocking Yodo on the first day of the patch cost players up to 83,000 doubloons.
  • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship in Update 12.0.
  • Update 12.0:
    • Improved the geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 12.5:
    • Rudder-shift time reduced from 12.1 to 9.0 seconds.
  • Update 13.1:
    • Added the Submarine Surveillance consumable with the following characteristics:
      • Range: 7 km.
      • Reload: 120 s.
      • Number of charges: 3.
      • Action time: 20 s.
  • Update 13.4:
    • HE shell parameters changed:
      • Maximum damage increased from 2,500 to 2,850.
      • Fire-starting chances increased from 10 to 12%.

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