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Mutsuki
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Destroyer | Japan | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
Isokaze
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Fubuki
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General
Research price11000 exp
Purchase price1,380,000 Credits
Hit Points9,500 
Main Battery
120 mm/45 3rd Year Type2 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range8.11 km.
Maximum Dispersion81 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
610 mm Triple2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.82 shots/min.
Reload Time73 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoType8 mod. 3 
Maximum Damage14,600 
Torpedo Speed63 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
25 mm/60 Type96 Twin mod. 16 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16.2 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed37.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius550 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.2 km.
Air Detectability Range2.5 km.
Battle Levels
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Mutsuki — Japanese Tier V destroyer.

Developed from the Minekaze class, equipped with a reinforced torpedo armament. This class inherited high speed and sufficiently powerful artillery from its predecessors. Greater dimensions made it possible to equip these destroyers with 610 mm torpedoes.

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)
120 mm/45 3rd Year Type525.71811,70072,000 0100,000
120 mm/45 3rd Year Type10.918811,70072,000 3,800320,000
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)
Mutsuki (A)9,5006192620 0115,000
Mutsuki (B)11,30061924/220 4,400420,000
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)
Type8 mod. 30.8737.214,600638 0210,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type5 mod. 108.1 070,000
Type5 mod. 2108.9 1,600150,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 38,500 hp37.5 0105,000

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 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Much like the Minekaze was, the Mutsuki is also heavily reliant on its torpedoes to perform well. However, it does suffer from quite a long reload time (over a minute). Players sometimes nickname the ship "Mutsucky" because when it comes to every category critical to the strengths of mid tier IJN DD's (torpedo reload, speed, concealment, launcher config, etc), its a downgrade from the Minekaze. While slower than the Minekaze, the Mutsuki still features the fantastic detection and torpedo ranges that make the mid tier IJN destroyers so devastating although you may have a hard time running away if you get detected. The Mutsuki features 2 triple-tube torpedo mounts, and can have fairly decent AA once fully upgraded. With a surface detection range of 5.9km and an air detection range of 3.1km, with a torpedo range of 10km (upgraded) the Mutsuki can remain undetected whilst unleashing torpedo hell on the enemy. This is highly recommended as its poor armor coupled with mediocre gun performance make this a ship you do not want to get into a close-range engagement in. Going for close-in engagements with guns is a one-way trip. Stay away from ships, at least 7 km away, and only use your guns in self-defense provided you are already detected.

Pros:

  • Low detection range
  • A little better 8 km Torpedo range from the stock modules
  • Decent speed
  • Decent reload time with the gun upgrade
  • Arguably a more dangerous DD at Tier V than Minekaze's nerfed form
  • Actually usable torpedoes which come into their own in Tier VII matches

Cons:

  • Reload time of stock guns is abysmal, can be fixed with the upgrade.
  • Terrible gun traverse speed, even with the upgrade.
  • Small gun range, less than its predecessor Minekaze.
  • No armor, incapacitations are likely to happen when the ship takes hits.
  • Slow torpedo speed makes them easier to dodge.
  • Low Hitpoints

Research

As you do not want to get detected (due to gun stats and armor), it is recommended you get the torpedo upgrade ASAP as the stock torpedoes only give you a 100m leeway between detection and shooting. This will require getting the first hull upgrade aswell.

After you have got the torpedo upgrade, you can get the final hull and then the gun upgrades if you desire, or can save exp after getting the final hull towards getting your Hatsuharu. Getting the gun upgrades is nice if you intend to keep the final hull equipped as the final hull removes 2 turrets, halving your DPM. The gun upgrade allows you to make up for that DPM loss by increasing your ROF to be higher than the original DPM, although as a IJN Destroyer it is still recommended not to shoot unless you have to.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

Mutsuki Class Destroyer

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