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Monarch
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Battleship | U.K. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
King George V
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Lion
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General
Research price135000 exp
Purchase price11 000 000 Credits
Hit Points53 900 
Main Battery
381 mm/45 Mk VII3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.4 shots/min.
Reload Time25 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range16.5 km.
Maximum Dispersion225 m.
HE Shell356 mm HE Mk VIb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage6300 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell35 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity836 m./s.
HE Shell Weight879 kg.
AP Shell356 mm AP Mk VIIb 
Maximum AP Shell Damage11 900 
Initial AP Shell Velocity836 m./s.
AP Shell Weight879 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
134 mm/50 QF Mk I8 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time6.67 sec.
HE Shell134 mm HE Mk IC 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
20 mm Oerlikon Mk IV22 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second79.2 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm/39 QF Mark VI6 х 8 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second118.8 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
40 mm/39 QF Mark VII4 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second51.6 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
134 mm/50 QF Mk I8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second64.8 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed26.6 knot
Turning Circle Radius790 m.
Rudder Shift Time21 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.58 km.
Air Detectability Range12.51 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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11 000 000

Monarch — British Tier VIII battleship.

One of the preliminary versions of the King George V-class ships armed with 381 mm main battery guns. She had features characteristic of a next-generation battleship, namely relatively high speed, thick horizontal armor, and dual-purpose artillery.

Modules

Batería principal Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180 Degree 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)
381 mm/45 Mk III2,44522563003511 900 01 100 000
Casco 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)
Monarch (A)53 90013457386/22/4/80 01 650 000
Monarch (B)60 50013457388/80 52 0003 900 000
Sistema de control de tiro Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk VIII mod. 1016,5 0600 000
Mk VIII mod. 21018,1 23 5001 500 000
Motor Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsión: 100 000 cv26,6 0380 000
Propulsión: 111 700 cv28 15 500900 000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Modificación 1 del armamento principal Modificación 1 del armamento auxiliar Modificación 1 de la santabárbara
 Slot 2  Modificación 2 de la batería principal Modificación 1 de la batería secundaria Modificación 1 de los cañones AA Modificación 1 de los sistemas de tiro
 Slot 4  Modificación 1 del sistema de control de daños Modificación 1 de la propulsión Modificación 1 del aparato de gobierno
 Slot 5  Modificación 2 del sistema de control de daños Modificación 2 de la propulsión Modificación 2 del aparato de gobierno
 Slot 6  Modificación 1 del sistema de localización de objetivos Modificación 1 del sistema de ocultación

Player Opinion

Performance

The Monarch plays much like the King George V a tier below, with noticeable differences being the larger caliber of her guns, and a better armor scheme.

Unlike the King George V with her ten 14 inch guns, the Monarch gains access to a more competitive caliber of 15 inches. She has a total of nine guns in three turrets. Her guns reload in 25 seconds, one second faster than even the Bismarck with her eight 15 inch guns. However, the Monarch's secondary battery leaves something to be desired, unlike her German peer. It isn't anything worth investing points in. The same story is repeated with her Anti-Aircraft guns, which are somewhat limited by their range. Monarch won't be able to deter determined air strikes on her own, especially from equal tiered Aircraft Carriers or higher. Out of all the tier 8 battleships, Monarch also has the least health, lagging behind her contemporaries by a good six thousand hit points or more. She also has a large superstructure which is easy to hit with high explosive shells. This ship is more akin to a butterfly than royalty, and should seek to avoid the limelight. Her health and squishy superstructure means that the Monarch does not take hits very well, and should not attempt to tank damage.

As was stated, the Monarch's guns can stack up damage rather well, though don't count on racking up citadels on enemy battleships. The comparatively lower caliber of Monarch's guns (15 inches vs. 16 inches found on North Carolina and Amagi hurts her penetration against contemporary battleships. Instead of shooting at their waterlines, shift your aim a little higher in order to strike an enemy battleship above their main belt armor. Unfortunately, her main guns can only reach out to a range of 18.15 kilometres. It is a good thing she has access to the Spotting Aircraft consumable., which can extend her range out by 20%, for a short time.

It is not the Monarch's guns that make her fearsome, however. Fully kitted out in a concealment build, the Monarch can have a detection range of 10.9 kilometres, making her the stealthiest battleship in her tier spread.

So, yeah. It's a bit of a big deal.

This concealment mitigates her relative fragility, and the limited range of her main guns. It allows Monarch to control her engagements to a higher degree, and run away when needed. All in all, this is what makes Monarch unique. It turns an otherwise average and uninspiring battleship into one that can move around the match with a great degree of flexibility.

Pros:

  • Accurate main armament.
  • Good belt armor.
  • Gun's reload in 25 seconds.
  • Good short range AA.
  • Best in class concealment.

Cons:

  • Squishy superstructure.
  • 15 inch guns don't quite have the punch desired.
  • AA doesn't extend very far.
  • Relatively small health pool.
  • Bad angles on her #3 turret.

Research

Prioritise Monarch's Fire Control Systems first, getting rid of that 16.5km stock range. Then, take her hull upgrade for an extra 7000 health and better rudder shift time. Or, if you feel comfortable with her stock range, grab the hull upgrade first for the health and maneuverability.

Save the propulsion upgrade for last.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

  • Slot 1 - Main Armaments Modification 1: As your damage ability hinges on the main batteries, keeping them in the game is vital. This upgrade ensures that they have more survivability, and won't be easily knocked out.
  • Slot 2 - Damage Control System Modification 1: While this module slot in general doesn't offer much usability for Monarch, the Damage Control Modification will go some way towards mitigating fire and torpedo damage.
  • Slot 3 - Aiming Systems Modification 1: While AA Guns Modification 2 is certainly a viable alternative, the ability to put shots downrange more accurately is always usable and certainly very helpful.
  • Slot 4 - Damage Control Systems Modification 2: Like Damage Control Modification 1, this upgrade goes a long way towards reducing the amount of fire and flooding damage taken.
  • Slot 5 - Concealment System Modification 1: The benefits of this modification are fairly obvious. Using it with the Concealment Expert captain skill brings the Monarch down to a 10.9 km detection range, allowing her to outspot many Cruisers in her tier spread and all Battleships.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Monarch has a fairly standard consumable fare. It's recommended to equip the premium versions of your Damage Control Party and Repair Party, as to maximise survivability. Then, you have a choice between a Spotting Aircraft or Catapult Fighter, of which the former is more effective, due to the limited main battery range of Monarch.

Camouflage

Standard choice here. The Type 5 is always a good idea, with concealment bonuses and enemy dispersion debuffs.

Signals

Gallery

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