- A Russian destroyer with "gunboat" gameplay and long-range torpedoes.
- Higher than average HP for a destroyer.
- Incredible top speed helps get to strategic points before other destroyers, while also avoiding hits.
- Good AP penetration can make quick work of cruisers when broadsiding.
- High velocity-low trajectory shells make it easy to kite targets, especially from a distance.
- Average concealment; a major disadvantage for higher-tier destroyers.
- Slow turret traverse.
- Wider turns, making for trickier dodging.