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PrimalBidoof
08-07-2014, 06:09 PM
I just realized I'm going to need some CVL power for the event and I'm going to need it soon.
So I was wondering the fastest way to level up a CVL while maintaining your resources. Especially bauxite.

Fleet compositions and loadouts would be appreciated.

panda
08-07-2014, 06:10 PM
PrimalBidoof

3-2-A grinding method like usual, with your best bombers + a 15.5 cm on them. It consumes ~10 bauxite a run, which is pretty cheap. Only thing more efficient is PvP, when repair costs are factored in.

Dranikos
08-07-2014, 06:14 PM
PrimalBidoof Yup, infact you can level several CVLs at once with 3-2-A. 1 as flag (3 of your best planes +15.5 CM Secondary to ensure it attacks before the other carriers), and 2 others to add to the airstrike (weak planes only if you don't want them to take MVP, plus a Radar). The other 2 will gain some EXP while the flag will level quickest. (This concept, applied to leveling BBs and CVs as the flag is why my CVLs are all 47 or higher, with 3 over 70)

Edit: I usually prefer to load 1 Torpedo Bomber and 2 Dive Bombers on the flag, and 3x Type 99 Dive Bombers on the others (usually putting a radar in the largest plane slot to limit the Airstrike). Ensures their strike will be damaging without taking MVP. Don't forget to add a Saiun for no T Cross (Dis) if you have one.

okazaki
08-07-2014, 06:14 PM
PrimalBidoof grinding node 3-2-A, 5CVL/1SS

set CVL you want to lvl up and equipped with 3 best dive bomber and 1 15.5 triple gun mount
equip full 4 other CVLs with type 62 torpedo bomber

Evans
08-07-2014, 06:15 PM
I just realized I'm going to need some CVL power for the event and I'm going to need it soon.
So I was wondering the fastest way to level up a CVL while maintaining your resources. Especially bauxite.

1. Escort her with 3 DD/CL and a BBV, just make sure the former are strong enough to sink enemy destroyers
2. The same but with 3 other CVLs instead, a bit more resource intensive but a good composition if you want to level multiple CVLs at the same time

nwrtz
08-07-2014, 06:18 PM
PrimalBidoof

Since it's harder to ensure that a CVL (or CA) gets MVP on the 3-2-1 grind CaptBauxite had the idea of not resupplying the escort ships after every sortie. This should work with the ammo modifier in the damage formula and make it easier to level these classes.

panda
08-07-2014, 06:20 PM
nwrtz

I don't really get why people are finding it to be that much more difficult. Generally, red morale should really be plenty, especially if you stick at most two crap planes on your other CVL or use CAV. Heck, with CVL, if you stick your best bombers and destroy the enemy fleet before shelling starts, odds are, you'll still have flagship MVP.

nwrtz
08-07-2014, 06:25 PM
panda

There's a difference between "harder" and "difficult", I'm not saying that you need to do this and it won't work without it; but it can help if you're having trouble for whatever reason. For example a fresh lvl1 CA with only 3 slots will have a hard time getting MVP on the 3-2-1 grind and this might help.

Dranikos
08-07-2014, 06:26 PM
nwrtz I typically find that unnecessary. For example in the brief time I was leveling RJ as my flag, I just equipped her with 1x Ryuusei Kai, 2x JU87C, a 15.5. Her supporting CVLs were Chitose and Chiyoda, with a Type 21 AA Radar, 2x Type 99 Dive Bombers and a Saiun. 4th ship was a BBV (All Zuiuns, added for 2nd shelling, and to spread the love for levels a bit). 5th was whatever I felt like putting there to leech a bit (usually one of my dozen or so Isuzus, this helped me get my number of Isuzu's down too) and a SS. I think RJ was only not MVP once. (this concept extends to leveling CVs and to leveling BBs as well, though if you're leveling a BB I'd pull the BBV out)

For a level 1 Fresh Ship, I have those accompany in the 5th slot until they reach Kai level, which resets their morale and gives the extra equip slot too.

PixelSupreme
08-07-2014, 06:39 PM
When I level a CV(L) I do as most have suggestet.

Flag, 3x CVL escort, SS tank and someone to leech (never bothered with second shelling for CV(L) flag). I put the best torpedo bombers and a yellow gun on the flag. 2-3 type 99 dive bombers on each of the escorts. Typically in their smaler slots.

Worked for the Chitose sisters and Hiryuu (MVP right from lvl 1 on) quite a bit better than for CAs. Since a CV(L) does damage in the opening airstrke AND shelling I never had issues with her not getting MVP (RNG-trolling excluded, you're never safe from that).

Leyana
08-07-2014, 11:58 PM
PrimalBidoof I levelled up my CVLs by using them as support ships in as many 3-2-1 sorties as possible. You level them up pretty quick while spamming other ships to cap.

If you really want a faster way, you could grab some ASW planes and attempt the 4-3 sub hunting method.