Cruisers are the most maneuverable class of warship. Designed to react fast and with deadly force, they act as a destroyer shield for larger ships and as anti-aircraft platforms for the team. They can fight toe-to–toe with other cruisers and some can utilize torpedoes to damage capital ships.
Being the most hybrid class, cruisers have features of both destroyers and battleships in terms of dynamics. Light cruisers resemble the former, whereas heavy cruisers are closer to the latter.
American cruisers are perfect for anti-aircraft defense. Japanese cruisers have torpedo tubes that make their firepower virtually comparable with that of heavy destroyers.
A single cruiser is a huge threat but a group of cruisers spells disaster for any enemy ship.
The anti-aircraft effectiveness of cruisers greatly increases when in a group, while enemy ships are decimated under the continuous torrent of fire from an organized team of cruisers.
Those who fully master control of a cruiser will be among the elite captains in World of Warships. Only those players who excel at multitasking will truly be in full control of this dangerous vessel. Managing intelligence, maneuvering to avoid torpedoes, hunting destroyers, firing artillery, and launching torpedo salvos— all of this will make a cruiser captain unstoppable.
American cruisers possess capable guns and air defenses, although they don’t get torpedoes until one tier later than Japanese cruisers. With weaker guns and armor, Japanese cruisers are similar to destroyers in many ways, with great torpedoes and maneuverability to balance out their shortcomings.