TOP 5 Best premium ships that were removed from sale / World of WarshipsBy Denis Marasanov ☆ 14.05.2019
Here are the top 5 premium ships in World of Warships that are not available in the premium store anymore, because they were obviously overpowered. But you may still buy them in the case they briefly go on sale or get from a Supercontainer. Below there's a brief overview of the best premium ships to watch in no particular order
1. Tier V Japanese Destroyers: Kamikaze and Fujin
These ships are basically the sisterships of Tier V Japanese Destroyer Minekaze before she was considered overpowered and nerfed some years ago. Compared to linear Minekaze the premium Kamikaze, Kamikaze R and Fujin Destroyers feature Torpedoes with better damage and speed at the expense of a slight decline in the rate of fire and concealment. A not really fun fact is that Wargaming was selling Fujin after the Minekaze was rebalanced, so they were well aware that they are selling power in a PvP MMO game.
Though Kamikaze and Fujin were removed from the premium store long ago, they may still occasionally appear on sale or in Supercontainers. Good news is that because these ships are tier V Destroyers they are rather inexpensive.
2. Tier V Italian Battleship Giulio Cesare
The best thing about Giulio Cesare is the better you play in World of Warships, the more fun you'll get from this Italian Battleship. Because a player shall have a deep understanding of game tactics to get the most out of its high maximum speed and fast-rotating turrets. In fact, Giulio Cesare is similar to tier V Japanese Battleship Kongo in the sense that she's also skill dependent.
But there's a difference. Unlike Kongo that is a well-balanced Battleship, Giulio Cesare has no significant drawbacks and hence even newbies can show good results. Here's an interesting fact: after the developers of World of Warships removed her from the premium store they were even considering the feasibility of moving Giulio Cesare to tier VI without boosting her characteristics, though later they renounce the idea because of the negative feedback from the community.
So if you enjoy playing on low-tier Battleships and want to get a premium ship that is both overpowered and fun to play, get Giulio Cesare at the first opportunity.
3. Tier VII British Cruiser Belfast
Belfast is an Edinburgh-class British Light Cruiser that was moved one tier down. She's similar to tier VII Fiji, but instead of Torpedo Launchers, Belfast has HE (high-explosive) shells and instead of Repair Party - Surveillance Radar. And as though this is not enough, tier VII Belfast has the fifth slot for equipment like any tier VIII ships do, which permits to effectively reduce the detectability range by 10% making this ship overall better than its linear counterpart Fiji. And Fiji is one of the strongest Light Cruisers on tier VII, btw.
All in all the above-mentioned features and their combination makes tier VII Belfast obviously overpowered. That's basically why she was removed from the premium shop. So if you like British Light Cruisers, Belfast is the ship to watch.
4. Tier VIII Soviet Cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov
Because she appeared long before the line of Soviet Cruisers, her characteristics and features differ significantly from linear Soviet Cruisers. And considering Mikhail Kutuzov was long removed from sale, those characteristics and features are obviously overpowered.
The main features of Mikhail Kutuzov are long-range artillery, 8 km torpedoes, fast rudders, and Smoke Generator consumable instead of Surveillance Radar that is standard on high-level Soviet Cruisers. She is one of the best Cruisers for inflicting damage from a Smoke Screen to enemy Battleships and setting them on fire without a risk of being unexpectedly hit by a torpedo thanks to its Hydroacoustic Search consumable. So if you like the idea of flooding enemy Battleships with HE shells from a Smoke Screen, keep an eye on Mikhail Kutuzov.
5. Tier IV Russian Navy Battleship Imperator Nikolai I
This ship hit the shelves of the World of Warships' premium store back in 2015, four-and-a-half years before the line of Soviet Battleships appeared in the game. Though Imperator Nikolai I had obvious drawbacks, like no AA-guns at all and sluggish maneuverability, she was obviously overpowered both in terms of firepower and armor.
The arrangement of turrets permitted shifting three out of four triple-barreled gun turrets from side to side over the bow, hence changing the broadside with only a slight decrease of fire density. And the lack of superstructures helped to avoid damage from enemy HE-shells. If you want to get a low-tier Battleship with good firepower and armor, keep an eye on Imperator Nikolai I in the improbable event of she hits the shelf.
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