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ARP Ashigara
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Cruiser | Japan | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo  Doubloons
Hit Points39,200 
Main Battery
203 mm/50 3rd Year Type 2 GO mod. C5 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire4.29 shots/min.
Reload Time14 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range15.58 km.
Maximum Dispersion131 m.
HE Shell203 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,300 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell17 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
HE Shell Weight125.85 kg.
AP Shell203 mm AP Type91 
Maximum AP Shell Damage4,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity840 m./s.
AP Shell Weight125.85 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/40 Type89 mod. A14 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
610 mm Triple4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.79 shots/min.
Reload Time76 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoType90 mod. 1 
Maximum Damage17,233 
Torpedo Speed62 knot
Torpedo Range9.99 km.
AA Defense
25 mm/60 Type96 mod. 126 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second46.8 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
25 mm/60 Type96 Twin mod. 18 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second21.6 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
25 mm/60 Type96 Triple mod. 14 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second13.2 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
127 mm/40 Type89 mod. A14 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second40.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35 knot
Turning Circle Radius780 m.
Rudder Shift Time7.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range13.14 km.
Air Detectability Range6.55 km.
Battle Levels
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ARP Ashigara — Japanese promo premium Tier VII cruiser.

A Heavy Cruiser of the "Fleet of Fog". Modeled after the Imperial Japanese Navy's 3rd Myoko-class cruiser, Ashigara. She is equipped with a specialized harpoon-cannon, replacing the Super-Graviton Cannon unit. Her Mental Model "Ashigara" has a warlike personality and does not think matters over carefully. Ashigara acts as one of the "Secretaries" in the "Student Council of the Fog", along with Haguro. This warship has been specially designed for World of Warships, and is modeled after Ashigara as she appears in "ARPEGGIO OF BLUE STEEL -ARS NOVA- Cadenza".

Modules

Main Battery 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)
203 mm/50 Type34.3361313,300174,700 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)
ARP Ashigara39,2006102544/26/8/440 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)
Type90 mod. 10.8767.217,2336210 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type7 mod. 1015.6 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 132,000 hp35 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Ashigara is a powerful being in "Arpeggio of Blue Steel" manga and its Ars Nova anime adaptation, with enormous speed, numerous matter annihilating weapons, and a protective field that is impenetrable to any weapon developed by humankind. However, so the game does not turn into "World of ARP Ships" with a few insignificant human targets cowering in the background, the developers have declined to provide her with her true complement of abilities and weaponry. ARP Ashigara performs exactly like the standard Myoko in the game (but without the ability to equip camouflage), and that means that she shares the same play style as regular Myoko. You can refer to the article on Myoko for her performance appraisal.

Her armor is quite weak, and her large citadel makes her vulnerable to AP shells. A well landed battleship salvo can potentially remove the majority of her health, and taking a page from Ashigara and just carelessly charging into the heat of battle is not recommended for any cruiser, but especially so for her because of her squishiness (and because she lacks the aforementioned impenetrable protective barrier). But she also has the powerful 203mm guns that are standard for the Japanese heavy cruisers with low shell arcs, reasonable AP and powerful HE with high fire chance, giving her a powerful offense that can devastate cruisers and burn down battleships. She receives the formidable 61cm torpedo with long range and potent warheads (but which are unfortunately neither homing, supercavitating, nor equipped with corrosive warheads) in two triple mounts on each side, though their limited rearward arc can limit their offensive potential. Her high speed and low detection range can be exploited to disengage when the fighting becomes hotter than you would like. While she has a reasonable AA complement and can function as an effective AA support ship when fitted with the right Equipment and Skills, she is better utilized as an offensive vessel, operating with the fleet or in cruiser squadrons to destroy cruisers and destroyers and harass battleships. ARP Ashigara is eager to battle, and guided by a decent captain she can be a potent force on the battlefield.

Pros:

  • All the pros of the standard Myoko.
  • Does not take up port slots.
  • No modules to research as she is fully upgraded.
  • Visible to other players who have enabled the "Arpeggio" filter in their ship carousel.
  • Comes with free Captain's Skills Points (depending on the event).
  • Skills can be customized for her, as captain is specific to this ship.
  • Special unique announcer (voiced by her voice actor from the Ars Nova series).

Cons:

  • All the cons of the standard Myoko.
  • Cannot mount functional camouflage.
  • Captain cannot be transferred to ships of other nations.
  • Voice notifications are in Japanese.
  • Does not come with overwhelming firepower, speed, submergence, Klein field, or "harpoon cannons" of Ashigara in Ars Nova.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

As this ship is basically a copy of the tech tree Myoko, the following recommended upgrades are the same:

Commander Skills

As this ship is basically a copy of the tech tree Myoko, the following recommended commander skills for maximum effectiveness are the same. However, as it is a copy, players can experiment with different commander skill builds.

Consumables

Just like the tech tree Myoko ship, players have access to the following consumables on ARP Ashigara::

Again, premium Damage Control Party is recommended in case the player finds their rudder knocked out in a precarious situation. Defensive Fire is recommended for players with an anti-air build and Hydroacoustic Search for those looking to counter and or hunt enemy destroyers.

Camouflage

As this is an ARP ship, the ARP Ashigara cannot mount camouflage.

Signals

As this ship is basically a copy of the tech tree Myoko, the following recommended signals for maximum effectiveness are the same. However, as it is a copy, players can experiment with different signals combinations.

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