Soviet Battleships: How To | World of Warships

Soviet Battleships: How To | World of Warships


Durable armor protection
for both ends and their hulls, a unique version
of Damage Control Party, and record-breaking HP pools—
behold the Soviet battleships! Moreover, they offer
good rudder-shift times, accuracy that accommodates medium-
range combat, and unorthodox gameplay. Today we’ll tell you how to play on
these newcomers to World of Warships. Let’s start
with the main guns, since they largely define the
playstyle of Soviet battleships. The farther the target,
the greater the shell dispersion— this axiom
is true for any gun. Yet, for Soviet battleships,
this particular fact manifests itself more prominently for their main guns
as compared to other battleships. The optimal range for engaging the enemy
is medium, or about 10–12 kilometers. At such distances, you get satisfying
accuracy, respectable damage, and excellent—sometimes even
excessive—armor penetration. Yes, reload times
of over 30 seconds might diminish the
general impression a bit, but you know how to
remedy this, don’t you? You’ll have
to get used to the fact that, at long distances, other
battleships are likely to outshoot you, but at medium ranges
you’ll gain the upper hand. Of course, fighting at medium range
comes with its own significant dangers. The key here is
to survive under fire. To achieve this, Soviet
battleships feature decent armor. Starting with Pyotr Velikiy, they
have good bow and stern armor, while Sovetsky
Soyuz and Kremlin are additionally reinforced with
an excellent ATD and hull armor. Soviet battleships
can really take the heat. Like most ships,
they receive least damage while maintaining an
acute angle to the enemy. If you take a heading with
your bow towards your opponent, the ship may get penetrated through
the transverse armor of the citadel. By contrast, if you keep
an angle, you increase both the effective transverse
armor and the chance of a ricochet. However, should you overdo it, opponents
will be able to penetrate your sides. With Sinop onwards, your assistant
in selecting the right angle will be… the aft main turret. As soon as it can fire, the angle
is just right, but don’t exceed it! An important advantage
of the high-tier young-bloods is the solid armor
of their central hulls that protects them from
penetration by high-explosive shells. Soviet battleships suffer
much less from HE rounds as compared
to their counterparts. But no armor
protects against fires. That’s where the unique Damage
Control Party comes to your aid— it has one of the shortest
reload times in the game. But use it wisely because
the number of charges is limited. To pass through the perils
of naval combat more easily, we advise new players
to train their commanders like this and mount
appropriate upgrades. At the same time,
experienced battleship Commanders will surely follow their own path,
one that matches their personal tactics. So, you’re prepared
to survive, let’s say, technically. But preparing your
mindset is no less important. You’ll want to play Soviet
battleships aggressively— push flanks, break into
key areas, lead charges. That’s what
they’re made to do. But a blind attack is likely to quickly
turn you into a passive observer. These ships have
rather a high citadel. You can’t ever let
opponents fire at your sides, and getting caught
in crossfire is very dangerous. Naturally, Soviet battleships
boast large HP pools. But large doesn’t mean infinite. Don’t rush into battle. Yes, your accuracy at long
ranges isn’t your strongest side, but this fact doesn’t prevent
you from shooting from afar. Nor does it force you into
closing the distance unassisted. The more efficient move is to lead the
charge while supported by your allies. Get accustomed to picking positions
on the map where your ship will only be targeted by 2-3 enemies,
as opposed to the entire red team. Get into the habit of watching destroyers
and always be ready to dodge torpedoes. The quick rudder-shift time
will help you in this regard, but starting at Tier VII, Soviet battleships have a turning
circle radius of over 900 meters. At the same time, the impressive
rotation speed of their main turrets at the top three tiers will help
you deal with fast opponents. To recap, it can be stated that all of the national
particularities of Soviet battleships can be implemented to their greatest
effect at medium and close ranges. These ships are perfect brawlers
that revel in active combat. They certainly
have their weaknesses, and they definitely require you
to find the right way to play them. Playing with these
battleships is different, and you will likely have
to employ unorthodox tactics. But all of those who favor powerful
volleys and action-packed naval warfare should definitely try leading a mighty
Soviet battleship into the fray!

100 Comments on "Soviet Battleships: How To | World of Warships"


  1. What do you think about our new video? Did you enjoy it?
    What about you? Do you have a Soviet Battleship in your port?:)

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  2. Nice Kreml with survability expert… and then they recomend other captain perks… this is no "HOW TO", this is a big shit

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  3. 9 whiny bitches are complaining about how these were never built.

    Just look at the french BB line, about three of the eight ships were built: (Normandie was converted to a CV, so we won't count that.)
    III TURENNE
    IV COURBET
    V BRETAGNE

    Now look t the soviet BB line ships that were completed:
    III KNYAZ SUVOROV
    IV GANGUT

    Not much shy of the French tech tree. And for the believers of Russian bias out there, if you've played the test ships, you'd know how easily you can get punished for any angling mistakes. A Pensacola could citadel an Izmail from 4 kilometers away provided even a bit of broadside. I wouldn't call any of the RU BBs biased, the only thing I'd say is that Slava is just a big broken Stalingrad meme that will never see live servers and Sinop is mis-tiered.

    Not convinced? Look at the French cruiser line ships that weren't built:
    VIII CHARLES MARTEL
    IX SAINT-LOUIS
    X HENRI IV

    Soviet cruisers that weren't built:
    VI BUDYONNY (Budy was just a Kirov that was cancelled, supposedly broken up on slip)
    IX DIMITRI DONSKOI
    X MOSKVA

    I would say that the Russian tree is even better off than the French tree. The Moskva was broken up on slip, and the Stalingrad was sunk as a target; its hull was completed.
    Unfortunately, none of the french high-tier cruisers even got past the design board stage.

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  4. I may be stupid when saying this. But when will they actually release some submarines if they do. I miss them, they are my calling ship.

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  5. Pretty useless bransch sadly. In random matches there are no cooperation so only the tier X ship will be useful under certain circulstances, otherwise… naw.

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  6. You want put fire on Sinop ?(tiers7).its so easy one shell HE =1 fire….
    You are cv tiers 8?(entreprise) and you want an easy kill?shoot a Sinop whith bombers…8 bombs= 36000 dmg….
    That is a good ship….and for finish this boat destet torp…its seem he has an tiers 5 armor….goood boat…

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  7. "the further the target, the greater the shell dispersion, this axiom is true for any gun" (except the Pobeda's)

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  8. and then theres the fucking pobeda whose accuracy increases the further away it is!! but yes, soviet bb's are brawlers, absolutely

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  9. The limited charges of the dmgcon is more of a con that a pro, I'd prefer way more a longer cooldown but unlimited one than a limited one with shorter cooldown, especially seeing all this HE spamming clusterf*ck the game has become….

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  10. So basically German BBs are powercrept by these new BBs.
    The German BBs need some love. All of the gimmicks that Massachusetts have should have been given to them. Improved secondary accuracy and faster repair cooldown to suit their brawling playstyle.

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  11. what date can i finally take out the ships in the tree without buying crates i need to save up for O klasse and friesland and georgie sees money fly away

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  12. We need a how to play sovjet Cruiser and DD! I mean torp Range of 4km or 6km is a joke. I wonder why you schould play them.

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  13. I have a feeling many of the battles will look like this for a couple months after they go live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLovWXcjiZI

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  14. Because you can't have a BB line out of the two Battleships that the Russians/Soviets actually had.

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  15. russian battleships are just a joke and such a shit having low aa high reload and limited damage con and worest dispersion ever
    wargaming is such a stupid that a completely nerfed bbs are known as russian bbs
    when u go less than 13-14 km range in tier 10 not only russian bb every bbs accuracy increases just please stop showing common pluses
    according to me russian bbs are just useless

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  16. New Tactics? People cant understand playin CVs or against them xD Why implement new tacitcs xD The community dont want any change xD Just brainless gameplay =`D

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  17. the highest health in the game is conquerer hands down, the ship can rebuilt it self, TWICE!

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  18. Paper ship should have paper armour. This exists in the game while we have to wait for an ACTUAL navy like the Italians… wg go to…

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  19. Sinop is Way to strong right now. The others are fine (I think) but Sinop performs better then a lot of tier 8s and it’s Rare not to get over 15K Every salvo

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  20. You can tell every one working for who works on warships are tone deaf pieces of trash. Want proof? Let me see World of tanks has massive events over the past weekend and today not just for World War 2 but also the United States Memorial Day holiday. What does Warships North America have? Nothing. Not even a notice on the launch page about Monday's national Holiday. I bet if it was a Russian event it would be spammed all over the webpages. Your company in the US uses ships paid for by the US government via the tax payer for PR but your useless employees are either lazy or dumb to say hey there is a huge holiday in the US lets be proactive about it. I open the game and first thing is SOVIET ships. Yup tone deaf Communist lovers. Then CC's wonder why North America is turning sour not just to warships but all other WG products.

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  21. (Blind fire one shot single shell detonated a DD from 16km out in a Sinop) 

    Seriously, these BBs are rediculously overpowered. I'm a Below-Average to Bad 45.47% winrate player (scrub) with a PR of 520 and I'm averaging over 110k a game with 3-4 kills per in the Sinop and Vladivostok. That tells me two things. 1: These ships are OP as hell, and 2, this game has more Russian bias than a RT fluff piece on how Stalin wasn't so bad after all. Ridiculous. Hilariously ridiculous, and super fun for a scrub like me to just melt people's faces off, but let's not kid ourselves. These boats need YUGE nerfs.

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  22. armor + hp + accuracy + repair party = OP
    it was good while it lasted, BIAS has reached WoWs

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  23. CVs do lol at all that armor… as long AA is broken as fuck CV do have a free game every game…. Ranked will be fun… NOT

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  24. All I know is they have designed they're AA to actually work making them difficult to strike.

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  25. Best way to play the Soviet Battleships:
    𝔻𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕪 𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕡 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕤 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕝𝕖𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝔹

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  26. Ships that never made it past BluePrint shouldn't be Overpowered than Real Ships. C'mon.
    You guys are frakkin up Historical Accuracy. No offence but, please don't be a Hypocrite.

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  27. good luck with playing them! Even try to grind commander XP is co-op's but bots are flaking pack speed and boom your dead!

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  28. If you are thinking about starting to play this game, do yourself a favor and don't. For almost four years players have hated aircraft carriers. Instead of removing them and making the game balanced, they spent a year ruining the game. Read the forums, listen to content creators the game is miserable with carriers. The company was about to nerf premium ships that people had already paid real money for, only to release this over-powered Soviet battleship line. Each new line makes the older lines under powered. Money money money is all they care about.

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  29. Kremlin: spawns mid map with Objective B I front
    Kremlin: chugs vodka YAYEEET!
    dies
    ~surprised Pikachu face~

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  30. My God, This is the 5th Or 6th Video about These things. WG its enough of your Propaganda. Other Lines only got 1/2 vids

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  31. Funny how they forgot to mentioned ANYTHING about Soviet's AA or anything related to CV planes…

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  32. Thank you! WG (WOWS) Team for another entertaining/informative video. No, I don't have any in my port but is 👍. Keep up the outstanding work👊💪

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  33. And getting fucked over by Carriers while being told that the spreadsheets show that you're having fun. And carriers are playing " irregular" by focusing players. Yeah no more money from me till this is sorted.

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  34. The Stream that revealed the Siegfried: “No problems with german BBs infact they seem too powerful in the current meta” >>>>>> These things and Sov. Soyuz getting a ‘Naval Legends’ video compared to Roma’s Armada video

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  35. Although I'm not that interested in this line I do like the fact your still trying to encourage players to push forwards, still I bet a lot of people who play Russian BBs will still try to camp the back of the map spamming HE and complaining on the forums about the accuracy

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  36. Want to be killed by an opponent you cant see or defend against? Play World Of Warplanes Naval Edition. Thats the real name of this broken game when aircraft carriers make every other ship type helpless. Its like a developers troll.

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  37. Do you people even play you f**** game? At least until tier 7 if you fire at a broadside target from 10km and below you only get f****** overpens… the high velocity is useless… because f** logic… a BB armor belt does not arm an AP shell

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  38. Agradecería no olvidaran o consideren los subtitulos en español en sus videos futuros. Gracias!

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  39. It’s a Russian game of course they gonna make Russian battleships more Accurate then all the ships lol last time I check they lost to a navy war against japan lol

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  40. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

    DO NOT USE SURVIVABILITY EXPERT ON THESE BATTLESHIPS JUST LIKE YOU SHOULDN‘T USE IT ON ANY OTHER BATTLESHIPS

    WARGAMING IS APPARENTLY EVEN MORE RETARDED THAN WE ALL THOUGHT

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  41. i have all 3 of the gold Russian battleships. does the gameplay work for them also? And i can't wait to own these beauties. When do they come to game, June 2019?

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  42. When are they released in game (anyone know???)…. so I can finally return some russian bias, in the form of torps in the rear. Since these boys like to get so personal. They need to stay back from my DD 🙂

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  43. Soviet battleships aa is garbage in the world full of CV's you can't do anything with those guns
    WG remove the CV's from game

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  44. New ships for nearly uplayable enviroment with insane fires level, idiot number of planes against ships nearly wihout AA and game crushings problems only in case of using premium CVs like Hermes or Graff Zeppelin and anoying punishments system of play bans for too eraly game "exits" after it… 🙁 So better more concentrate on balance and fair play rules and shame crush game bugs in costly premium CV ships area too.

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  45. Go into combat with the support of your allies………………….. What is this you speak of? Must be some foreign idea because I never see it.

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  46. Experienced BB players will surely follow their own path, one that takes SE and sniping at max range

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  47. German:why i can penetrate their battleships

    Soviet:*tHaTs aLoT oF dAmAgE*

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  48. so russian bb tactic is just Rush B
    Okay
    meanwhile i can hear german captains saying am i a joke with soviet brawlerships lol

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  49. "lead charges"…yes, i have seen how that works, the ships behind you suddenly retreat, leaving you, and you alone to take the heat…because they suddenly prefer to plink at targets from afar.

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  50. When World of warships added soviet battleships
    Me: you are going to nurf them are you like what you did to cv

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  51. If Japanese and US battel Ship are long range ships and Russian ships are mid range German ships shoud be buffed for close range

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  52. Dear wows can you add Soviet battleships and British battleships and aircraft carriers like HMS Hermes and Ark Royal

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