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    @Danielosama

    Grats! It's funny to see how good rolls make a world of difference.

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    @firehawk12

    Copied directly from 2nd page by 211303:

    "Step 2: S rank for node V
    A fairly difficult requirement given that it is basically the pre LD form of E5 p2. You will likely have the same problem in E5 where some tough escort manage to survive the day battle. Sortie a fast CTF with Nelson+CV+Kirishima+CV+CAV+CVL and 1CL 2CA 2DD 1CLT. Node support is mandatory here. Key for S rank lies on improving your opening strike, hence I chose to adjust the main fleet and LBAS to only get AS and AD respectively against the weaker comp here, but not the stronger comp, leaving more slot for bombers. LBAS wise, skilled recon+64 squadron+mod 34+mod 34 for first base and recon+shiden 343 squadron+nonaka+nonaka should be barely enough to get 4 AD against the weaker comp. 3rd base is for the sub loli as always. Remember to fully rank both your carrier and lbas bomber, and F5 in failed runs to save the rank."

    or:
    https://i2.wp.com/zekamashi.net/wp-c...cb68.jpg?ssl=1 first fleet.
    https://i0.wp.com/zekamashi.net/wp-c...6V-2.jpg?ssl=1 second fleet.

    I personally went with the one with the images, and got it on first try - although I used a bit different set of equips and ship positioning.



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    @kazenorin, @Danielosama @Makikaki - Congrats!

    Edit - @BlitzAceSamy - thought you cleared. Hopefully soon!

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    Still chipping. Just had 5 retreats in a row. Suddenly troll sub Node B is extra trollish. Either retreat or almost taiha and then Node K or S finishes the job. What a slog. Also, this map really chews up buckets. When I do get the boss, it's 9 or 10 (or even more) buckets every time.

    I can only hope that debuffing boss node (Node V S-rank) goes well and don't take that many sorties to finish the job.


    Last edited by goesto11; 01-02-2020 at 03:13 AM.
    Thanks to Arkayda for the signature.


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    E-6 Finally completed.

    E-6 can be defined as: Slow, expensive and difficult. Not so much for the bosses, but because the passing rate sucks. In the first phase there are not so many inconveniences except in nodes K and N if they damage you. In the second phase the main drawbacks occurs in node K (Night Battle) and node S (2 Ne-class Kai).
    But generally, with a little effort you will reach the boss nodes without any problem.

    Part 1: The Transport Mission

    I used STF: 2 CAV, 2 FBB, 2 DD + 3 DD, 1 CA, 1 CL, 1 CLT.

    Main:
    Mogami Kai - 15,5cm Gun Main, FCF , 15,5cm Gun Secondary, Zuiun
    Kirishima Kai - 35.6cm Gun x2, T22 RADAR, Recon Seaplane
    Kongou Kai - 35.6cm Gun x2, AP Shell, Recon Seaplane
    Suzuya Kai - 15,5cm Gun Main, Drum Canister, 15,5cm Gun Secondary, Zuiun
    Murakumo Kai Ni - 1 Drum Canister, T93 SONAR, Depth Charge
    Shimakaze Kai - 2 Drums Canisters, Depth Charge

    Escort:
    Hibiki Kai - T124 ASDIC SONAR, T94 Depth Charge, Drum Canister
    Sendai Kai Ni - 15,5cm Gun x2, Night Recon Seaplane
    Haguro Kai Ni - 20,3cm #2 Gun x2, T22 Surface Radar K4, T0 Observation seaplane
    Yukikaze Kai - Quint Torpedo O2, Triple Torpedo O2, T22 Radar
    Ooi Kai Ni - Type A Ko-hyoteki, 15,5cm Gun x2
    Yuudachi Kai Ni - 12,7cm Type B Gun K2, 12,7cm HA Gun (LM), NHPTSB (Dont Ask me why the hell i put a Engine)

    I didn't bother to place LBAS on node B because I don't have toukais so I put all the LBAS to the boss.

    I change the composition of the one I used before, because the fleet has to be fast or else it will end up in the M node which is an Air raid (i.e., losing airplanes for AS+)
    Each run drained between 50-60. I had already done this before and I advanced by 20%, but then I completed it before the arrival of the FF (Low Patience).
    In the end i take 11 runs to complete it (6 S-ranks, 3 A-ranks and 2 retreats), 40 buckets and 8k of fuel.

    Part 2: Unlocking the node X

    1) Rank A+ on node V: I made an S rank at the first and surprisingly none of my ships were damaged (Except for some light damage).
    2) Rank A+ on node P: I decided to use a simple fleet for security and cost reasons. Here I made a rank A because I couldn't sink the boss but that doesn't matter because I unlocked the route.

    Part 3: Boss Chipping

    I used STF: 2 CAV, 1FBB, 1BB, 1BBV, Akashi + 1CA, 1CLT, 1CL, 3DD

    Main:
    Mogami Kai - 15,5cm Triple Gun Main, FCF , 15,5cm Triple Gun Secondary, Zuiun
    Nagato Kai - 41cm Twin Gun x2, Recon Seaplane, AP Shell
    Kirishima Kai - 35.6cm Twin Gun x2, T22 RADAR, Recon Seaplane
    Ise Kai - 41cm Twin Gun x2, Zuiun x2
    Suzuya Kai - 15,5cm Triple Gun Main,15,5cm Triple Gun Secondary, Zuiun x2
    Akashi - Repair Facility x2, damecon x2

    Escort:
    Haguro Kai Ni - 20,3cm #2 Gun x2, T22 Surface Radar K4, T0 Observation seaplane
    Naka Kai Ni - 15,5cm Triple Gun x2, Recon Seaplane
    Ooi Kai Ni - Type A Ko-hyoteki, 15,5cm Gun x2
    Shimakaze Kai - T3 SONAR, Depth Charge, 10cm HA Gun.
    Yuudachi Kai Ni - 12,7cm Type B Gun K2, 12,7cm HA Gun (LM), T22 Surface RADAR
    Murakumo Kai Ni - T93 SONAR, Depth Charge, T22 Surface RADAR

    My LBAS didn't serve against the boss because I only have one Saiun. Only one LBAS had a range of 7 while the rest only 6 (I used them on node S)

    Here i decided not to use Yukikaze and Sendai because Friend Fleets are mainly composed of them and using them could harm me.
    In summary. Damn, just damn. I ran out of fuel in the half, but fortunately the New Year's missions helped me a bit and I could continue until the end.
    I used the damecon with Akashi, twice. There were also two times when node S left me in taiha 3 ships and I couldnt continue. And the FF always left the boss in taiha so i always sank her with a simple DA.

    It cost me 9 runs to get to the Last Dance. With 3 retreats and the rest rank S.

    Part 4: Last Dance

    I was lazy to do the debuff. I decided to trust the FF, the LBAS and the support shelling.

    The only attempt I made, fortunately I didn't have to evacuate anyone on the way. But I forgot to send Boss Support and the LBAS did not help much (It was only 3 Torpedo Bombers without rank and a Saiun), I only had the FF.
    Fortunately, the FF ended up leaving the AA Cruiser Princess in just 6HP and sank the rest. A DA was enough to finally sink it.

    What I have left is trying to get De Ruyter and powerleveling my ships in E-3.
    Good luck to you all!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 211303 View Post
    @BlitzAceSamy Let tashkent use searchlight for tanking instead of ayanami. You can put the starshell on Ayanami instead. Make use of the repair mechanics by putting crane on kamo as well. As you might have notice, nb node and sub node would frequently chuha your escort, which can be nullify by the repair mechanics. Might want to go with double heavy gun on Hiei as well.
    Thank you so much for the help!

    A follow-up question though: If I give Akitsushima two repair cranes, then who should I give my third surface radar to? (Link to my fleet set-up as posted in page 16 for your reference) Thanks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielosama View Post
    @ofi123 How was passing rate at Node S?
    That one retreat I had out of 11 runs was in node S for 2 taihais.



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    Defeat stolen from the mouth of victory. Sheesh. chokechokechoke on the ONE time get there healthy and green T =D

    Torn between Touch on S to at least get past, or less trips to boss that seem to Red T regardless.
    (Or saying 'screw Hiei, i'ma taking Musashi')



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    Wow, a Poi that can TCI and OASW would certainly help. lol

    I've been using that comp actually and I'm still finding that I can't get S rank at V. It's only been 5 runs or so, but I honestly don't know what else I can be doing and trying the same thing over and over again with no new results is fairly frustrating.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferreae View Post
    Defeat stolen from the mouth of victory. Sheesh. chokechokechoke on the ONE time get there healthy and green T =D

    Torn between Touch on S to at least get past, or less trips to boss that seem to Red T regardless.
    (Or saying 'screw Hiei, i'ma taking Musashi')
    Yep, that's the decision. Nelson Touch at Node S or save (and hope it triggers/does well) for the Boss Node. Problem is that if it doesn't trigger, "double line" won't help you much at the boss node. Not sure about Musashi given Hiei's large damage bonus at Node W.

    FWIW, Finally done chipping so now on to the fun that is debuffing and getting S-rank at Node V after resparkling marathon. :/


    Thanks to Arkayda for the signature.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzAceSamy View Post
    Thank you so much for the help!

    A follow-up question though: If I give Akitsushima two repair cranes, then who should I give my third surface radar to? (Link to my fleet set-up as posted in page 16 for your reference) Thanks!
    I would say poi.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdinand View Post
    I'm gonna need some in-depth baby-sitting, because with 53k fuel and 153 buckets left the situation is nasty to say the least.

    This is my current setup:


    I'm rotating Shigure and Fletcher when I use FCF. Chipped 2200 HP in 20 sorties, only once I shaved more than half the boss HP, and on a couple of runs the escort was still standing at night so my only (potential) night damage would come from the FFs. Passing rate 50%. I used to touch at node S and send LBAS to boss, but ever since they got deranked I started touching at boss and sending LBAS to S. Not particularly great planes themselves either:


    Taking any and all improvement suggestions. Don't have Takaos or Kinugasa, so don't ask about those. Kumano is also locked to a previous map.
    Try to replace Isuzu with Gotland for oasw+1 nb equipment. Searchlight would lower your passing rate though without a damecon though, so you might want to go with night scout instead for chipping if you are not using one.

    Suzuya with da setup is quite bad, so I can't really recommend her. Perhaps go with Ooi (if you have one) or Fletcher instead.

    I also don't think you need more than one full fledged OASW here since all you need to do is to chuha sub loli before closing torp. Just have gotland as your OASW ship, and let KTKM da instead. That would increase your passing rate as well in nb node. To compensate, give kamo a taitei and the cav in main fleet zuiun k2 for extra chip. You might want to complete the ny quest for either an extra toukai or m34. With 2 toukai both are great options. Regardless though, remove the bomber with the lowest asw in that base and insert a lbas recon instead for better damage. Planes other than Toukai would have difficulty in killing even elite sub without contact. If you picked toukai from the quest, you can stick with 3 toukai+bomber.

    I am not sure lbas at node S is worth it either. 1/3 chance for the plane to be defended by tsu class is terrible, and it's not like ne class take extra damage from airstrike like cv hime. Might as well face tank that node if you choose to touch at boss. Use of goddess on your main fleet cav, kamo and searchlight carrier (if you have one) would help a lot as well.

    So all in all, chipping and ld escort fleet could look something like this:

    Chipping:

    Poi: torp/torp/starshell
    Ktkm: gun/gun/midget sub
    Ooi: gun/gun/midget sub
    Shigure: torp x3
    Ayanami: torp/torp/radar
    Gotland: oasw+night scout

    LD:

    Poi: torp/torp/starshell (could go with searchlight flag, dumping starshell)
    Ktkm: gun/gun/midget sub
    Ooi: gun/gun/midget sub
    Shigure: torp x3
    Ayanami: torp/torp/radar
    Gotland: oasw+large searchlight (could go with night scout if you have searchlight at flagship)


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