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 ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is a British Tier X destroyer armed with dual-purpose 127 mm gun mounts. Despite lacking torpedoes, she poses a significant threat to other ships due to the rapid rate of fire of her main battery guns. In addition, her anti-aircraft armament creates an effective defense against attacking aircraft.  ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is a British Tier X destroyer armed with dual-purpose 127 mm gun mounts. Despite lacking torpedoes, she poses a significant threat to other ships due to the rapid rate of fire of her main battery guns. In addition, her anti-aircraft armament creates an effective defense against attacking aircraft.
  
?Fully specialized for concealment, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' has a somewhat high detectability range, meaning that ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' will often be spotted first in an engagement. Players must account for enemy destroyers with lower detectability ranges that will expose them in a flanking maneuver. When conducting such maneuvers, players will find that ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' can be sluggish in turns. In an engagement, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' excels at punishing enemy destroyers foolish enough to show their broadside. Armed only with armor-piercing (AP) shells, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' may have trouble penetrating the armored hulls of angled ships. In a scenario where a ship is running from an engagement or turning, players should aim for the superstructure to increase the likelihood of an effective penetrating hit. If players find themselves in a predicament, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is armed with a long-lasting {{Short-Range Hydroacoustic Search}} consumable as well as a {{Short-Burst Smoke Generator}}. Although a bit limited in their function, they may be just enough to help the player avoid torpedoes or break line of sight with an enemy to return to concealment or briefly engage from the smokescreen. Perhaps the most useful consumable is her {{Repair Party}}. ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is equipped with a decent repair party that can help her recover hit points after taking damage in a fight, increasing her usefulness and longevity in gameplay. Both of her gun mounts are located in a forward-facing configuration, leaving her stern unprotected when running or facing away from enemy ships. +Fully specialized for concealment, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' has a somewhat high detectability range, meaning that ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' will often be spotted first in an engagement. Players must account for enemy destroyers with lower detectability ranges that will expose them in a flanking maneuver. In an engagement, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' excels at punishing enemy destroyers foolish enough to show their broadside. Armed only with armor-piercing (AP) shells, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' may have trouble penetrating the armored hulls of angled ships. In a scenario where a ship is running from an engagement or turning, players should aim for the superstructure to increase the likelihood of an effective penetrating hit. If players find themselves in a predicament, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is armed with a long-lasting {{Short-Range Hydroacoustic Search}} consumable as well as a {{Short-Burst Smoke Generator}}. Although a bit limited in their function, they may be just enough to help the player avoid torpedoes or break line of sight with an enemy to return to concealment or briefly engage from the smokescreen. Perhaps the most useful consumable is her {{Repair Party}}. ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is equipped with a decent repair party that can help her recover hit points after taking damage in a fight, increasing her usefulness and longevity in gameplay. Both of her gun mounts are located in a forward-facing configuration, leaving her stern unprotected when running or facing away from enemy ships.
  
 Due to her high detectability range, somewhat sluggish turning, and lack of torpedoes, players must plan their attacks and take special note of where enemy destroyers were last spotted to avoid being detected. ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' excels at hunting and gunfighting other destroyers but she will likely be spotted first. She is fully capable of harassing and dealing decent damage to larger ships. To increase the likelihood of a successful engagement, players must account for an exit strategy to disengage from the fight while also utilizing consumables to maximize the ship's effectiveness in combat.  Due to her high detectability range, somewhat sluggish turning, and lack of torpedoes, players must plan their attacks and take special note of where enemy destroyers were last spotted to avoid being detected. ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' excels at hunting and gunfighting other destroyers but she will likely be spotted first. She is fully capable of harassing and dealing decent damage to larger ships. To increase the likelihood of a successful engagement, players must account for an exit strategy to disengage from the fight while also utilizing consumables to maximize the ship's effectiveness in combat.

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Druid
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Destroyer | U.K. | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price35,000 Credits
Hit Points25,300 
Main Battery
127 mm/56 QF Mk N22 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire31.58 shots/min.
Reload Time1.9 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Firing Range12.1 km.
Maximum Dispersion105 m.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AP Shell127 mm AP 58 lb Mk N2 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,200 
Initial AP Shell Velocity975 m./s.
AP Shell Weight23 kg.
AA Defense
127 mm/56 QF Mk N22 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second70 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk V8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second48.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk VI4 х 6 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second80.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35 knot
Turning Circle Radius690 m.
Rudder Shift Time5.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range8.4 km.
Air Detectability Range4.08 km.
Battle Levels
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X
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35,000

Druid — British Tier X destroyer.

A "super destroyer" armed with dual-purpose 127 mm gun mounts designed in Great Britain in the early 1950s.

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)
127 mm/56 QF Mk N231.67.21052,200 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)
Druid25,300102022/4/80 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk X mod. 1012.1 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 60,000 hp35 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 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Smoke Generator Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Steering Gears 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 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Druid is a British Tier X destroyer armed with dual-purpose 127 mm gun mounts. Despite lacking torpedoes, she poses a significant threat to other ships due to the rapid rate of fire of her main battery guns. In addition, her anti-aircraft armament creates an effective defense against attacking aircraft.

Fully specialized for concealment, Druid has a somewhat high detectability range, meaning that Druid will often be spotted first in an engagement. Players must account for enemy destroyers with lower detectability ranges that will expose them in a flanking maneuver. In an engagement, Druid excels at punishing enemy destroyers foolish enough to show their broadside. Armed only with armor-piercing (AP) shells, Druid may have trouble penetrating the armored hulls of angled ships. In a scenario where a ship is running from an engagement or turning, players should aim for the superstructure to increase the likelihood of an effective penetrating hit. If players find themselves in a predicament, Druid is armed with a long-lasting Short-Range Hydro-Acoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.) consumable as well as a Short-Burst Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.). Although a bit limited in their function, they may be just enough to help the player avoid torpedoes or break line of sight with an enemy to return to concealment or briefly engage from the smokescreen. Perhaps the most useful consumable is her Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.). Druid is equipped with a decent repair party that can help her recover hit points after taking damage in a fight, increasing her usefulness and longevity in gameplay. Both of her gun mounts are located in a forward-facing configuration, leaving her stern unprotected when running or facing away from enemy ships.

Due to her high detectability range, somewhat sluggish turning, and lack of torpedoes, players must plan their attacks and take special note of where enemy destroyers were last spotted to avoid being detected. Druid excels at hunting and gunfighting other destroyers but she will likely be spotted first. She is fully capable of harassing and dealing decent damage to larger ships. To increase the likelihood of a successful engagement, players must account for an exit strategy to disengage from the fight while also utilizing consumables to maximize the ship's effectiveness in combat.

Pros:

  • Main battery has a high rate of fire with decent ballistic properties
  • Forward facing gun configuration makes her a small target when hunting and charging enemy ships
  • Decent anti-aircraft suite offers protection against aircraft attacks
  • Has access to the Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.) consumable as a destroyer
  • Reload time of the Short-Burst Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) allows for small smokescreens in quick succession

Cons:

  • Lacks a torpedo armament
  • No rear-facing gun mounts
  • Somewhat high detectability range, even when fully specialized for concealment
  • Short-Range Hydro-Acoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.) is limited in its usefulness
  • Does not have access to main battery high-explosive (HE) shells

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

The optimal configuration appears below in the recommended upgrades list. This build balances gunfighting with concealment, providing players with the opportunity to return to concealment more easily. For skilled players intending to fully utilize Druid as a gunboat, engaging other ships at long range, they may opt to install Steering Gears Modification 2 (Reduces rudder shift time and accelerates the repair of steering gears: -40% rudder shift time. / -80% repair time.) in Slot 5, sacrificing concealability. For players wishing to specialize in anti-aircraft duties, AA Guns Modification 1 (Improves AA efficiency: +20% reduction in the preparation time of the priority AA sector.) should be installed in Slot 3 and Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 (Increases survivability of the secondary battery and AA mounts: +100% survivability to each.) in Slot 6.

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Druid are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Druid is one of a limited number of destroyers with access to the Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.) consumable. The Short-Burst Smoke Generator (While active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates.) gives players the opportunity to break line of sight with the enemy and return to concealment in the smokescreen, as long as no enemy ship has used Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, disregarding obstacles such as smoke and terrain.) or Hydroacoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.) within its respective range of Druid. The smoke generator on Druid provides a small smokescreen that lasts less than a minute. The reload time is quick, allowing for smokescreens to be produced in rapid succession with a short period of time where Druid is exposed. This consumable is particularly effective when playing aggressively, as it may be deployed when Druid ventures too close to enemies, or in a situation where she is being targeted by multiple ships. The very limited range of her Short-Range Hydro-Acoustic Search (While active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain.) means that it will mostly be effective for spotting torpedoes while in smoke.

Druid can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Druid comes included with Type 20 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.

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