WoWS: “High School Fleet” Ships are Here! (EU/NA)

Source: Portal

Live by the sea, protect the sea, and journey across the sea!

Starts July 10 at 04:20 PT (07:20 ET)
Ends September 30, 2018 at 04:20 PT (07:20 ET)

Two vessels from the anime High School Fleet arrive to the Premium Shop! Both ships come with Commanders and voices from the anime!

HSF Harekaze – Tier VIII  

Customize Your Ride Comes with three different hull options, giving you access to three unique gun layouts.

Sneaky Rocks the lowest detectability in her tier, matched only by fellow Kagero-class destroyers

HSF Graf Spee – Tier VI  

High-Caliber Cruiser HSF Graf Spee doesn’t just pack serious heat; she’s loaded with biggest guns of any cruiser in the game!

Armed to the Teeth Big guns not enough? HSF Graf Spee‘s armed with secondaries and torpedoes that are downright devastating for her class and tier!

Anime Optional The anime look of both vessels comes from permanent camo included. Remove the camo and assign another commander of the ship’s nation for a less anime-flavored experience.

Bundles

  • You’ll need to log into your Wargaming account before viewing the “Fully Loaded” and “Ultimate” bundles when they deploy in the Premium Shop.

    • Bundled modifications do not come pre-mounted. You’ll have to mount them yourself under “Upgrades” in the “Modules” tab of your Port.

HSF Harekaze Fully Loaded
$59.99 (Limit One)
-16% Discount

• HSF Harekaze + Port Slot
• Main Armaments Modification 1
• Propulsion Modification 1
• Aiming Systems Modification 1
• Propulsion Modification 2
• Concealment System Modifcation 1
• 7 Days of Premium
• 2,000,000
• 2,000

HSF Harekaze Ultimate
$74.00 (Limit One)
-23% Discount

• HSF Harekaze + Port Slot
• Main Armaments Modification 1
• Propulsion Modification 1
• Aiming Systems Modification 1
• Propulsion Modification 2
• Concealment System Modifcation 1
30 Days of Premium
5,500,000
5,500
• Custom Flag

HSF Harekaze
$43.99

• HSF Harekaze + Port Slot

HSF Graf Spee  Fully Loaded
$39.99 (Limit One)
-18% Discount

• HSF Graf Spee + Port Slot
• Main Armaments Modification 1
• Damage Control System Modification 1
• Aiming Systems Modification 1
• Steering Gears Modification 2
• 7 Days of Premium
• 2,000,000
• 2,000

HSF Graf Spee Ultimate
$54.99 (Limit One)
-24% Discount

• HSF Graf Spee + Port Slot
• Main Armaments Modification 1
• Damage Control System Modification 1
• Aiming Systems Modification 1
• Steering Gears Modification 2
30 Days of Premium
• 5,000,000
• 5,000
• Custom Flag

HSF Graf Spee
$24.99

HSF Graf Spee + Port Slot

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

HSF Harekaze – Tier VIII  

The Good

  • Hulls provide great options for main-caliber gunplay
  • Great high-tier trainer for Japanese destroyer Commanders
  • Good-ranged torpedoes that hit fast and hard

The Bad

  • Underwhelming top speed
  • Slow torpedo reload – aim carefully!

The Ugly

  • Worse AA than her Kagero-class sisters

Reasons to Buy

  • You want a gunboat destroyer with hard-hitting torpedoes
  • You like agile and sneaky destroyers
  • You’re a fan of High School Fleet or the anime look in general

Reasons not to Buy

  • You want an American destroyer not an anime one! – Get Sims
  • You want a Japanese ship of a different class – Get Atago

 

HSF Graf Spee – Tier VI  

The Good

  • Big, bad guns with intense AP damage and good HE ignition chance per shot
  • Despite the big guns, turret traverse is faster than many fellow high-caliber battleships
  • Good torpedo range!

The Bad

  • Slow rate of fire — your aim needs to be precise!
  • Misleadingly named Panzerschiffe (“armored ship”) — do not try and absorb blows with her!

The Ugly

  • If you already own Graf Spee, this ship offers nothing new beyond the anime flavor

Reasons to Buy

  • You like a battleship’s big guns, but prefer cruisers
  • You want a cruiser that can brawl with cruisers and destroyers
  • You want a “jack-of-all-trades” when it comes to weaponry

Reasons Not to Buy

  • You like battleship guns, but want a battleship’s durability too — Get Warspite
  • You want a cruiser with a higher rate of fire – Get Belfast

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15 thoughts on “WoWS: “High School Fleet” Ships are Here! (EU/NA)

  1. Really like the idea of more than one viable gun choice on the Harekaze.
    There should be way more ships (or tanks xP) with that.
    Btw the HSF Graf Spee looks awesome.

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  2. High School Fleet ship bundles on SEA server are pathetic and riduculous. The supreme bundle include only 3-point captain.

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      1. well lately the general feeling i have is that they are wasting working time only on things i can (and would) turn off. There are many things they might do that I would love to see in the game, but instead they are doing this.

        I have nothing against premium ships, WG is a commercial company, they need to make money, i have nothing against that. But instead of anime-premium ships, interesting only to a few, i imagine some historical configuration of certain ships that would be great to see in game. Let me take an example : Mogami 1944, half heavy-cruiser, half carrier, a whole new gameplay. How cool would it be?

        However, this is just my opinion :)

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        1. with the time that they put into the ARP stuff and now this(not to mention the whole tank anime stupidity a while back with Wot), We could have the German battlecruiser line or some other nation tech tree.

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          1. Oh so you mean that it took them months to make a bunch or silly simple reskins, some simple captain artwork and voiceovers? Really? Because you know, that’s how long it would take them to give you your German Battlecruisers, if not longer.

            I hate anime weirdness too but lets just not behave like retarded spoiled brats shall we? British BBs are almost around the corner, what’s your problem?

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        2. So is anime stuff your top reason for leaving WoWS or not? You seem a bit dazed and confused to me….

          Come on we know you’re still playing. Everyone says the same thing “i quit this game FU” and after a couple of hours they log back in and keep playing.Lets not be so dramatic.

          Yes there are some things missing, like your beloved 1944 hybrid, but we don’t even have proper tech trees yet for the love of god, calm down.

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        3. Well i can see your point in that.
          But like The Next in line already wrote all of the anime ships i am aware of are essentially just skins…

          And there you already have one point why they are making them.
          Fast and cheap to produce and even if the audience is smaller the production costs are so low (my own assumption) that it is still worth it.

          Btw for those 2 ships above you also get the standard skin for free so if you want to have a T8 Jap prem DD you still can buy it and use it without the anime flavour.
          So the audience for this ship is actually not smaller than for any other prem ship.

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          1. The time could’ve been better spent though Overall. All the work put into the hsf and arp stuff didn’t take a small amount of time to implement or make(probably at least a few months if I had to guess).

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  3. Harekaze only has the worst AA if you use the IJN turrets. With the 100mm option she gains a 5km bubble of 65 DPS, with the US 127s she gets a 5.2km bubble of 56sih DPS. Gun-wise, they are all a good choice depending on what you need. Alpha->IJN, DPM->100, mix with high AP pen->127mm

    The HSF-camos grant maintenance fee and FreeXP bonus, in addition to the XP, camo and accuracy bonuses.
    The “alternative”-camo are just the premium-camos that their regular counterparts get, without FreeXP and maintenance-fee bonus.

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