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Destroyer | U.S.S.R. | Tier ★
Tech Tree Position
Research priceexp
Purchase price45,000,000 Credits
Hit Points23,600 
Main Battery
130 mm/60 on a BL-109A mount4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire11.32 shots/min.
Reload Time5.3 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Firing Range12.3 km.
Maximum Dispersion107 m.
HE ShellHE-42 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell10 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
HE Shell Weight33 kg.
AP ShellSAP-42 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,600 
Initial AP Shell Velocity950 m./s.
AP Shell Weight33.4 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm PTA-53-302 х 5 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.46 shots/min.
Reload Time131 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Maximum Damage14,400 
Torpedo Speed60 knot
Torpedo Range9.999 km.
AA Defense
130 mm/60 on a BL-109A mount4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second111.6 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
57 mm ZIF-31B mount4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second70.8 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
25 mm 110-PM on a 4М-120 mount2 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16.8 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
Maximum Speed43 knot
Turning Circle Radius760 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Surface Detectability Range9.7 km.
Air Detectability Range3.96 km.
Battle Levels

Zorkiy — Soviet Tier ★ destroyer.

Project 47 was a design of 4500-ton destroyers that were to be constructed for the Soviet Navy after the completion of the Kiev class. They were intended to function as destroyer leaders and were designed to be faster and more heavily armed than their predecessors. Zorkiy was intended to be a 1950’s rearmament of the Project 47 design equipped with a modernized main battery, electronics suite, and torpedo tube set.


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
130 mm/60 on a BL-109A mount11.37.21071,900102,600 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Zorkiy23,600125042/4/42 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
53-36 mod. 20.51317.214,4006010 00
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
GFCS XI mod. 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 130,000 hp43 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
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
 Slot 6 
Main Battery Modification 3
Torpedo Tubes 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.

The Ship

Zorkiy is the Super Ship of the Russian gun boat destroyer line and continues the tradition of “Run and Gun” play style. She will immediately feel familiar to captains of Khabarovsk and Delny, as she retains the same hull but receives an improved rudder, increased AA defenses, and longer ranged torpedoes.

Like Delny, her hull is better protected than most destroyers. Her bow and stern and portions of her side are 19mm thick. Her turrets are 12mm thick. Her increased armor is concentrated on her deck and the majority of her side. The hull plating under her main battery and side plating from superstructure to rear torpedo tubes is 50mm thick. This is enough to bounce any AP shells and can shatter HE from many cruisers. Most of her deck is 25mm thick and can shatter most destroyer HE shells and prevent overmatch from AP shells up to 380mm.

Zorkiy has a base speed of 43 knots with a 760m turning circle. Her rudder shift is 8 seconds and hitpool is 23,600. The hit point total can be further increased to 27,450 with Survivability Expert. Her base detectability is 9.7km which can be brought down to 8.7 km using Concealment Expert or Concealment System Modification 1: -10% to detectability radius. / +5% to the dispersion of enemy shells fired at your ship. or to 7.9 km if both are taken.


Zorkiy uses 130 mm/60 BL-109A guns, an improved version of the guns found on Delny with excellent shell velocity and flat firing arcs. Zorkiy has eight main main battery guns arranged in four twin mounts, two fore and two aft, with access to HE and AP shells. Her HE shell deals 1900 damage with a 10% fire chance. Her AP shell deals 2600 damage and has enough penetration to citadel lightly armored cruisers at close ranges. Her base reload is 5.3 seconds, slightly slower than Delny, with average HE and AP damage per minute values compared to other Tier X and Super destroyers.

Like other Russian destroyers, ‘’Zorkiy’’ can easily engage targets at her maximum firing range using her excellent shell velocity and firing arcs. Her firing arcs are identical to Delny’s, decent at most angles and especially toward the rear. Her base firing range is 12.3km, average for destroyers but too low for her style of play, and she cannot take the Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 upgrade in her 6th upgrade slot. Captains should take Main Battery and AA Expert to increase it to 14.8km. The most notable feature of her main battery is her access to the burst fire ability. ‘’Zorkiy’s’’ burst fire allows her main battery to be fired 3 times in 1 second intervals with a 50 percent increase to HE shell penetration. With burst fire enabled her HE penetration increases from 22mm to 33mm, enough to penetrate the hulls of most cruisers and the bow and stern of battleships. After using the burst fire ability she must wait 40 seconds before being able to fire again.

Combat Capability - Alternative Firing Mode

Zorkiy can alternate between a regular firing mode and a Burst Fire firing mode. Firing the guns with the alternative firing mode enabled will fire 3 salvos in quick succession. This firing mode takes much longer to reload.


Burst fire can be toggled on and off at will.


  • HE shell armor penetration capacity: +50%
  • Reload time: 40 seconds
  • Interval between individual shots: 1 second
  • Number of bursts in a series: 3

She carries 2 quintuple torpedo launchers. Unlike Dalarna and Yamagiri she does not have access to Alternative Torpedoes and only has one type of torpedo that she can launch. Her torpedoes have a speed of 60 knots and a range of 10 km. With a reload time of 131 seconds and 14,400 damage per torpedo they serve as effective weapons against all but the largest and healthiest battleships.


Zorkiy carries the same consumables as Delny: Damage Control PartyWhen activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration., the option of Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates. or Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second., and Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.. Most captains of Zorkiy will choose to use the Repair Party over the Smoke Generator given her typical run and gun style of play. Her Repair Party heals up to 14% of her HP. Its effectiveness can be increased using the India Delta flag or Survivability Expert to increase the amount of HP healed back or by using Superintendent to give an additional charge. Her Engine Boost consumable will increase her speed by 8%, from 43 knots to 47 knots. This speed can make her a difficult target to hit at range for ships that have lofty shell arcs. While she does have a Smoke Generator that can be used in exchange for her heal it is generally not recommended to take due to her style of play and being fairly short in duration.


Zorkiy carries short, mid, and long range anti-aircraft armament. Her short ranged AAA continuous damage is 35 with a range of 3.1km. Her mid ranged AAA continuous damage is 126 with a range of 4 km. Her long ranged AAA continuous damage is 140 and produces six flak bursts which can deal 1820 damage. Her AAA damage is not amazing but not completely ignorable either. Her best weapon against aircraft is whittling down incoming planes by focusing AA sectors while dodging attacks.

Battle Performance

Zorkiy is the apex of the endurance run and gun style Russian Destroyer line. Her strengths at long range are easily apparent. Battleships and large cruisers are easy to lead and hit at any range thanks to high velocity and flat firing arcs. Agile light cruisers and destroyers are more difficult to hit at range, but experienced captains will still be able to damage them. Her small profile and excellent top speed make her a frustrating target to hit at range with all but the fastest shells. Captains should use her speed and firepower as much as possible. She excels in large open areas where she can take full advantage of her speed and maintain fire on targets that are not focusing on her or find it too difficult to return fire. When firing from afar, Burst Fire can be used to quickly set targets on fire that recently used their Damage Control Party.

In most cases it is best to keep her away from enemy vessels larger than a destroyer. However if a captain is bold, they can rush into close range of a light cruiser or a destroyer before unleashing Burst Fire and quickly retreating to a safe distance. Properly executed this can remove significant amounts of HP from a DD or CL in short order. If a captain wishes to do this, they must be certain that the target will be spotted or be able to spot the target and retreat safely as her concealment is poor.

Her armor and speed allow her to hunt most DDs caught without support. She can trade well with most DDs, even ones that have superior damage per minute, by shattering most HE shells on her hull armor and can chase weak DDs down with her speed . She can shrug off some mistakes using her Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. but it should not be heavily relied upon.. Her torpedoes have enough range to fire from stealth and can be used against targets unaware of her presence, but are better used against targets approaching her as her window to stealth launch her torpedoes is narrow.


  • Thick side and deck plating able to shatter HE and bounce AP.
  • Burst Fire ability, able to fire 3 salvoes in 3 seconds.
  • Good firing angles making the guns and torpedoes comfortable to use.
  • 10 km range for quintuple torpedo launchers
  • High base speed at 43 knots.


  • Long rudder shift and large turn circle for a destroyer
  • Poor concealment for a destroyer, 9.7 base and 7.9km at best
  • Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates. is rarely used as it must be taken in place of Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.
  • Reliant on certain captain skills such as Main Battery and AA Expert
  • Must wait 40 seconds to fire after using burst fire ability


As a Super Ship ship, Zorkiy has no upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Zorkiy should be tailored toward improving her firepower. As soon as possible her main gun range should be extended then her main battery reload brought down. Her torpedoes are less impactful and should hold less priority than her guns.


The recommended upgrades are:

In slot 5, Concealment System Modification 1: -10% to detectability radius. / +5% to the dispersion of enemy shells fired at your ship. is recommended for the increase to enemy dispersion. More experienced players may opt for Steering Gears Modification 2 : -40% rudder shift time. / -80% repair time. to help dodge incoming fire, but must remember Zorkiy's larger turning circle and resulting high surface detection.

Commander Skills

Zorkiy uses a playstyle that is almost the same as the remainder of the destroyers in the Russian Tech Tree and will use a very similar build. Below is a recommended build for Zorkiy and the Italian Tech Tree destroyers.


Zorkiy 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 all players in Ranked and Co-op battles during Update 0.10.10.
  • From Update 0.11.0 also available for testing in Random battles.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 231:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 239:
    • HE shell damage increased from 1,800 to 1,900.
    • HE shell fire chance increased from 8 to 10%.
    • Main battery 180° traverse time decreased from 9 to 7.2 s.
    • HE shell penetration while using the alternate fire mode increased from +25 to +50%.
  • DevBlog 241:
    • Alternate fire mode no longer affects main battery dispersion (from +25 to 0%).
  • Update 0.10.11:
    • Fixed model and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.11.0:
    • Small fixes to geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.11.2:
    • Alternate fire burst interval time increased from 0.8 to 1 s.
  • Update 0.11.3:
    • Added to the Russian tech tree as a special ship unlocked once the player researches Tier 10 Destroyer Delny, then purchased for 45,000,000 credits.
  • Update 0.11.4:
    • Torpedo range increased from 8 to 10 km.
    • Main battery reload time increased from 5 to 5.3 s.
  • Update 13.1:
    • Number of shots in burst firing mode decreased from 4 to 3.

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