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TOP 10 Best and OP premium ships to farm credits in WoWS

TOP 10 Best and OP premium ships to farm credits in WoWS

By Denis Marasan ☆ 31/Mar/2020

Which premium ship is the best in World of Warships (play now)? That is the question! And the answer depends on what do you expect from the ship. In this review I will recommend you which premium ship is a better farmer, and which has more power. Get ready for a list of TOP 10 best premium ships to farm credits and the most overpowered ships in WoWS!

The best premium ship to farm credits in World of Warships

In World of Warships, the prime intent of a premium ship is to farm credits. And the higher the ship’s tier is, the more credits she farms. But this is true for premium ships up to tier IX inclusive. Experience has shown that tier VII to IX premium ships are the best to farm credits, since tier VI and lower tier ships are comparatively ineffective as farmers.

A good rule of thumb is to select a ship of a class you’re good at playing. This way you’ll not only have fun playing on your new premium ship, but raise your income in credits. Note that you can get premium ships for Doubloons, Free XP, Coal or Steel. This doesn’t matter since it doesn’t affect their farming qualities.

As for tier X premium ships they don’t farm credits much, though they are great for farming Ship XP and Commander XP. And since you can plant an existing Commander without a penalty on any premium ship, those tier X premium ships are more convenient than linear.

Summarizing the above, if you want to buy the best premium ship to farm credits in World of Warships, go for a tier IX to tier VII premium ship (the higher the better) for Doubloons, Free XP, Coal or Steel. To maximize the result, buy a ship of a class you’re comfortable playing on.

 


TOP 10 Best and the most overpowered premium ships in WoWS

I’d tried making this part as objective as possible by taking unofficial statistics on premium ships’ win rates from an NA realm over a period of 28 days as of April 1, 2020. I ignored premium ships that were removed from sale. I ignored low-tier ships and made a separate TOP 10 list out of them. I also removed Smolensk, Jean Bart, Flint and Neustrashimy from all lists, because these ships will be removed from sale in patch 9.4.

And here’s a list of the most overpowered ships in WoWS:

  1. Stalingrad X Cruiser USSR
  2. Bourgogne X Battleship France
  3. Hill V Destroyer USA
  4. Somers X Destroyer USA
  5. Massachusetts VIII Battleship USA
  6. T-61 VI Destroyer Germany
  7. Ohio X Battleship USA
  8. Shinonome VI Destroyer Japan
  9. Alaska IX Cruiser USA
  10. Prinz Eitel Friedrich VI Battleship German  

Note that premium and promo ships are not equally accessible to World of Warships players. Ships such as Stalingrad, Bourgogne, and Somers are available for Steel that is a rare resource. Players owning these ships have more experience and a higher win rate than an average WoWS player. No wonder that these ships tend to higher win rate.

On the contrary, ships available for Coal and Free XP are the most accessible and hence tend to 50% win rate. Since the above TOP 10 list is an attempt to compare incomparables, I added more TOP 10 lists for the best tier X premium ship, best ship for Coal, Free XP and Doubloons separately.

But before that here's a TOP 10 list of the most OP low-tier ships just for lulz.

 

TOP 9 the most overpowered low-tier premium ships

  1. Iwaki Alpha IV Cruiser Japan
  2. Imperator Nikolai I IV Battleship Russia
  3. Vampire III Destroyer Commonwealth
  4. König Albert III Battleship Germany
  5. Mikasa II Battleship Japan
  6. Arkansas Beta IV Battleship USA
  7. Aurora III Cruiser Russia
  8. Katori III Cruiser Japan
  9. Emden II Cruiser Germany

A few explanatory words. First, I included all ships regardless to whether or not they are available for sale. Second, I made it TOP 9 since after Emden there came Valkyrie that is a tier III linear UK Destroyer. And she’s the most OP linear low-tier ship in NA realm, btw. Iwaki Alpha and Arkansas Beta are honorary ships for players that took part in Alpha and Beta testing. Whether these ships are overpowered is an open question, but the players playing on those ships are. Imperator Nikolai I was removed from sale back in 2015 soon after the release since she was overpowered. As you can see, nothing changed. Most of these low-tier premium ships are very old, except for Vampire that was released for sale at the end of 2017.

  • Check out this guide on Commander Skills, including the skills overview, and Commander Skill builds for different classes of ships in WoWS.

 

 

TOP 10 Best tier X premium ships in World of Warships

  1. Stalingrad X Cruiser USSR
  2. Bourgogne X Battleship France
  3. Somers X Destroyer USA
  4. Ohio X Battleship USA
  5. Småland X Destroyer Europe
  6. Colbert X Cruiser France
  7. Thunderer X Battleship UK
  8. Puerto Rico* X Cruiser USA
  9. Yoshino* X Cruiser Japan
  10. Salem* X Cruiser USA

*These ships have a win rate of <50%.

 

TOP 9 Best ships for resources (Coal) by power

  1. Georgia IX Battleship USA
  2. Yūbari IV Cruiser Japan
  3. Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya V Battleship USSR
  4. Thunderer X Battleship UK
  5. Aigle* VI Destroyer French
  6. Yoshino* X Cruiser Japan
  7. Salem* X Cruiser USA
  8. Błyskawica* X Destroyer Europe
  9. Campbeltown* III Destroyer UK

*These ships have a win rate of <50%.

 

TOP 10 Best ships for Doubloons by power

  1. Hill V Destroyer USA
  2. Massachusetts VIII Battleship USA
  3. T-61 VI Destroyer Germany
  4. Alaska IX Cruiser USA
  5. Bayard VIII Cruiser France
  6. Exeter V Cruiser UK
  7. Admiral Graf Spee VI Cruiser Germany
  8. Yahagi V Cruiser Japan
  9. Monaghan VI Destroyer USA
  10. Okhotnik V Destroyer USSR

 

TOP 5 Best ships for Free XP by power

  1. Alaska IX Cruiser USA
  2. Nelson VII Battleship USA
  3. Småland X Destroyer Europe
  4. Azuma IX Cruiser Japan
  5. Friesland IX Destroyer Europe

You may always check current statistics over here.

PS: this guide had to be a three-parter, but since I’m still working on TOP 10 the most interesting and unusual premium ships with unique gameplay in World of Warships, stay tuned and return later this week Top 10 Best Premium Ships with the Most Unique Gameplay in WoWS

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