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    @Forcyte @velocius

    Yes indeed, It turns out that I didn't finish the Escort (those damn PT's), I managed to kill the DD's and the escort flagship, then I can go to day battle.

    For all subs, IMO node Z7 prove to be fatal to me (maybe since my subs only at 80ish), so CAV/BBV/CA/3DD/1SS works fine for me.
    @IronWarrior

    I'm on Med, It took me half a day for phase 1, and maybe a day for phase 2 (haven't do the Z9 node), IMO I think it maybe 0.7 times easier than hard?



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    E-4 Hard Cleared


    Not only that, got a lucky I-400 drop while clearing so with that I'm done with the event. That's the first time I've ever got a new, drop only ship without having to farm at all. Thanks RNG! Since I have like 3 more days, rather than "E-5", I'll try to do some monthly/quarterly quest and take advantage of vanguard formation while it lasts.

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    - Took only 3 sorties to reach final kill, and 2 more to clear. 4x A-rank wins and S-rank on final kill

    - Used the same fleet and load outs as I did for HP Gauge #1, but this went a LOT better in terms of just getting to the boss node, number of retreated ships, etc. For chipping I had to retreat two ships only once - again huge difference compared to HP Gauge #1. Never had full fleet retreat as 4th sortie (first attempt at final kill) was A-rank at boss (close, but not quite) and 5th sortie got the job done.

    - I think one change I made which helped a lot with I-14 surviving was a High Temp-Pressure boiler in slot 3 instead of a torp. So load out was 2x Type 2 SPF skilled (give a little evasion bonus) and that. Obviously some RNG involved, but compared to when I had a torp instead of HT-P Boiler, I-14 survived a lot more/longer with the boiler.

    - As others have noted, essentially E-4 (once unlocked) boils down to getting your BBV to the boss in good shape and having at least one BBV in good shape at the start of day battle. That's pretty much it. When I cleared HP Gauge #1, both BBV had scratch damage at the start of day battle while the rest of my fleet was hammered. For HP Gauge #2, when I got to the boss Fusou was 100% healthy and Yamashiro at light damage. Yamashiro did get taiha'd during night battle which hurt, but Fusou came through for me to sink the boss.

    - Given the above, I definitely think having both BBV in spots 1, 2 o 3 is the way to go for both chipping runs and final kill. For final kill put one BBV as flag. I had the second BBV 3rd for final kill again with Asagumo 2nd to give one DD an quicker shot at those PT imp nodes.

    - Again RNG, but honestly during both HP Gauge #1 clear and especially HP Gauge #2 clear, PT Imp nodes were not bad for me at all. For HP Gauge #2, I was getting some PS victories there. Shelling Node support was a big help - sinking 3 PT imps almost like clockwork (rarely "only 2" and a couple times 4). Also, as I mentioned before, DD with 10cm HA+FD and Skilled Lookout or RADAR just take out PT Imps one after another. NOT saying there's no risk at PT imp nodes, but for me at least, they were not a big concern. Other nodes were more worrisome.

    - While you definitely do not need to use all Historic ships, I recommend using them. Even non K2 DD like Asagumo did just fine. Need sufficient levels of course (my Asagumo was LV 80 at the start of E-4, rest 90-99), but apart from perhaps using CLT for chipping, I'd go 6x Historic + I-14 or I-13 if ya got 'em.

    - WOW does Entombed AA Hime just RIP your LBAS. Hit a new record high for LBAS sortie bauxite cost. Ugh. Also, goodbye to all those max plane ranks. :/

    - FYI: Used Line Ahead at Boss & Node X, AA (ring) for aerial battle nodes, and vanguard for everything else.

    That's pretty much it. Thanks to @211303, @NanashiYoukai and everyone else who posted comps/advice/etc.


    Last edited by goesto11; 12-07-2017 at 02:06 PM. Reason: correction
    Thanks to Arkayda for the signature.


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    This is me before the boss fight. Is this supposed to be a recurring theme when I sortie to this garbage map design?


    "Without love, without anger, without sorrow, breath is just a clock ticking"

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    @Ghoulvarine

    Pretty much a typical chipping run.


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    @Ghoulvarine: It's not unusual - at not for me with Boss #1. I had at least two "chipping" sorties for Boss #1 where only 3 ships made it to the boss node. Just keep at it until you get to final kill. You'll want to drop SF FCF for final kill though.


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    I'm confused. I thought there's no more need for air power in LD after facing the Nightstraight Hime so it will be the Entombed Hime instead. This is just frustrating to understand and I ended up not getting AS because of this. I felt I could have cleared this. On the other hand, Tsushima dropped for me so I don't actually need to go back to E-2 after finishing E-4. I'll just end it at this and retry LD later.


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    @Ghoulvarine You misunderstood something here. There are 2 HP bar: the first one is Strait hime, and the second one is Entombed hime. You have to destroy the first hp bar to unlock the second one.


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    Uhh okay, so I messed up badly with the tag, I accidentally locked 6 of the Nishimura fleet to the yellow tag..

    I guess I stuck with starting point 2 then?



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    @western_gunner, I also locked my nishimura fleet in yellow tag. You can choose to use other ships with green tags for starting point 3, though both are a pain in medium and hard mode.



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    *slowly driven insane by turnbacks on preboss


    how many hole-punches can we toss into Hitomi? I'm thinking 5 damecon and an engine+boiler
    ...'course that just means someone will get eaten by the cruiser at X... if they don't jump infront of a torp at T

    I don't think I've ever hated a map as much as this one.

    *sortie 39 for the boss...

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    Sparkled node support, sparkled boss support...
    [+] Spoiler


    Have tried starshell instead of searchlight (because X ate Mochi) and just another skilled lookout. Fusou-sisters at top, at bottom, and split~
    Medium difficulty, first boss last dance, all LBAS to boss (1f3b, 4b)... gets AS on boss...not that get there but once :P


    ..just RNG hate or some flaw?


    Last edited by Ferreae; 12-08-2017 at 03:07 AM.

 

 

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