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Operation Killer Whale
« on: April 24, 2019, 01:11:29 pm »
Please share your tips and tricks, and possibly your best results from this Operation. :)

My best result was having at least one of each ship type in the battle, which is hard to control if you aren't in a division for the Operation. In my experience, my perfect ship for this is my USS Dallas; with a 10-point captain (Dasha Perova) and premium consumables.
I will say don't charge into the harbor like I do. I may survive, but I would have had a lot more health left over if I hung back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QgZ7xr5Los

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Re: Operation Killer Whale
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 11:06:33 pm »
When Killer Whale first came out, it was a lot more easier than Newport.

The hardest part of this battle is keeping healthy, if you don't have repair party your kind of screwed, because unlike Newport and other scenarios there are no healing zones.

The biggest key to keeping healthy is killing one key ship, a Kolberg.  The Kolberg is at Tier III German cruiser with 12 small cannon with a high rate of fire.  There are three of these in the scenario.
One in the south in the beginning.
One in the north at the first wave
One in the west in the third wave.

If your a destroyer this ship will utterly destroy you, if your a cruiser this will constantly keep you on fire, if your a battleship this will slowly whittle away your health till a bigger ship comes along and kills you.

The hardest thing about this, and other ships, is that its camouflaged and it has a very unpredictable path unlike in co-op mode.

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Re: Operation Killer Whale
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 03:26:17 am »
The Kolbergs are way more adept than any you will meet in a normal game and I try to keep them at long range while smashing them. I've used CAs mostly in this op, the premiums DeGrasse and Makarov work well, purely so that I can use a 19pt commander with them and have access to torps. The bot DDs are also pretty deadly good at jinking and dodging, if you venture into the south entrance be careful of the one there as it is very good at smoke firing and torping coupled with the Kaiser (IIRC) that is also lurking there. I tend to venture into the harbour through the middle entrance killing all the forts that are visible and then the Kolberg and the supply ships. The shore installations can usually be one or two shotted with HE, hitting them is tricky, and the only guaranteed way I've found is to aim low and then adjust up until the white mountain icon disappears. As to completion, getting all 5 stars means you need a couple of allies who know what they're doing in terms of getting the secondary tasks, however, even with a bunch of potatoes as long as you have one ship alive that gets to the exit then the primary task will be complete. I usually don't survive as I tend to be one of the team that cleans up the secondary tasks and the BBs, especially the Ishizuchi, are really very good at finding your citadel. It's not one of the easier scenarios to get 5 stars in but completing the primary task is relatively easy.

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Re: Operation Killer Whale
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 09:49:40 am »
I honestly believe that's the biggest helpful hint is having other players know what to do. If you watch my video, all the battleships leave the harbor structures to me, the Farragut, and the other cruiser to destroy. The battleships immediately turned around to deal with the enemy reinforcements as we swept the base clean.
As for the enemy ships, the destroyer to the south that I encountered LOVES to fill that opening with torpedoes so watch him when you go in, and if you have Hydroacoustic Search, use it when you spot him. Radar would help if he smokes up. The cruisers will do nothing but harass you, whittling your heath down so that when you have to destroy the battleships, they can pick you apart a salvo at a time. The buildings in the harbor are fairly weak, so I like to fire a salvo from the front two turrets of Dallas at one structure, then use the two rear turrets of Dallas to hit another structure. Of course Dallas doesn't have torpedoes, but mine has IFHE and Demolition Expert for her 152mm HE shells.
Killer Whale is probably my favorite Operation, and the only one I got 5 Stars on.