Battleships are the quintessential "heavy hitters" of World of Warships and offer a triple threat to their opponents. Massive firepower coupled with heavy armor make them the deadly juggernauts of the sea. Secondary gun batteries make them a serious threat to smaller vessels, and the many anti-aircraft guns lining their decks offer a tremendous amount of anti-aircraft defense.

Despite their clumsiness and large size, battleships are able to accelerate to significant speeds. However, they react slowly and need a lot of time to stop. A battleship captain has to be extremely careful as a quick destroyer can take advantage of this situation.

Benefits Edit

  • Firepower: A battleship’s main battery is capable of penetrating thick armor and inflicting massive damage.
  • Survivability: Great armor and the battleship’s unique Repair Party consumable allow these ships to take a serious bruising and keep fighting.
  • Battlefield Control: Battleships can stop enemy ships and block potential attack routes from long range.

Tips Edit

  • Plan your route in advance. High inertia makes it difficult for a battleship to stop or change course.
  • Use scout airplanes to avoid ambushes but remember - the enemy may locate and try to destroy them before you can identify any danger.
  • The most penetrable areas of this ship are the elements of horizontal (deck) and vertical (belt and barbettes) armor, so be sure to hide these weaknesses from the opposition.
  • Try to be out of range of enemy guns during the entire battle.
  • While navigating the map on your appointed course, use that time to utilize the battleship’s air defense to protect your fleet.
  • Most likely at a high tier ship, enemies will pinpoint you. Follow cruisers to the middle or have a risk of being pinned.

By country Edit

Commanders of Japanese battleships will want to hang back and take advantage of the superior range, while American commanders will want to wade into battle and rely on their ship’s armor and air defenses.

France Edit

Country Name Tier
France Dunkerque VI
France Gascogne VIII
France Turenne III
France Orion IV
France Bretagne V
France Normadie VI
France Lyon VII
France Richelieu VIII
France Alsace IX
France Republique X

Germany Edit

Country Name Tier
Germany Nassau III
Germany König Albert III
Germany Kaiser IV
Germany König V
Germany Bayern VI
Germany Gneisenau VII
Germany Scharnhorst VII
Germany Tirpitz VIII
Germany Bismarck VIII
Germany Friedrich der Große IX
Germany Großer Kurfürst X

Japan Edit

Country Name Tier
Japan Mikasa II
Japan Kawachi III
Japan Myogi IV
Japan Ishizuchi IV
Japan Kongo V
Japan ARP Kongō V
Japan ARP Kirishima V
Japan ARP Haruna V
Japan ARP Hiei V
Japan Fuso VI
Japan Nagato VII
Japan Amagi VIII
Japan Izumo IX
Japan Yamato X

U.K. Edit

Country Name Tier
U.K. Warspite VI

U.S.A. Edit

Country Name Tier
U.S.A. South Carolina III
U.S.A. Wyoming IV
U.S.A. Arkansas Beta IV
U.S.A. New York V
U.S.A. Texas V
U.S.A. New Mexico VI
U.S.A. Arizona VI
U.S.A. Colorado VII
U.S.A. North Carolina VIII
U.S.A. Iowa IX
U.S.A. Montana X

U.S.S.R. Edit

Country Name Tier
U.S.S.R. Imperator Nikolai I IV