Destroyers serve a number of roles in the game. They can be used to seek out enemy ships for the big-guns on their team to target, to launch torpedo salvoes at enemy ships and provide additional anti-aircraft cover for friendly vessels.
Nimble and extremely agile, destroyers are capable of increasing their speed and stopping quicker than any other class. Being long and narrow, they turn rather slowly. Despite their modest size, their turning diameters at top speed can easily compete with those of giant battleships.
Given destroyers’ small draught characteristics, they can easily pass shoals, which almost none of the other classes are capable of.
- The power of destroyers is in their speed and manoeuvrability, as well as high rate of fire. Their swiftness compensates for the disadvantage of light armour. Utilize this to your full advantage.
- Destroyers are a fast and lethal weapon in battles against hulking battleships.
- Closing distances is a risky choice for a destroyer but it can really pay off as the precision of torpedo attacks increases significantly as you close the gap between you and your target.