Battleship

Battleships are true heavyweights, capable of both dishing out and taking lots of damage. With massive guns and thick armor, they’re akin to fortresses on the high seas, but suffer from poor speed and maneuverability. The range of their guns makes them capable of supporting their allies from the rear, but they can also be a part of the vanguard and wade into the fray while soaking up damage. Commanders of Japanese battleships will want to hang back and take advantage of their superior range, while American Commanders are best off wading into battle and relying on their ship’s armor and anti-aircraft defenses.

Advantages

Firepower

A battleship’s main battery is capable of penetrating thick armor and inflicting massive damage.

Great Survivability

Their great armor and impressive dimensions allow these ships to take a serious bruising and keep on fighting.

Battlefield Control

Battleships can stop enemy ships in their tracks and block potential attack routes from long range.

Tactical Advice

  • Reloading a battleship’s guns can take a lot of time, so you will want to be deliberate about when and where you strike. Be sure to lead your target before firing a full salvo.
  • Plan your route in advance. Due to their heavy weight, battleships need a lot of time to change course, so plan your maneuvers ahead of time.
  • Stay in open waters. Islands will obscure your long-rage potential and hamper your ability to maneuver. 
  • Battleships are frequent targets of enemy aircraft, so you’ll want to coordinate with your allies, specifically cruisers, to provide anti-aircraft defense in exchange for supporting them with your main guns.
  • Battleships can sustain plenty of damage and the Repair Party consumable can restore some of your lost HP.
  • The Damage Control Party consumable takes longer to reload, so it is often advised to ignore minor injuries and save it for when it is most needed.