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Through the Spy Glass: Admiral Schröder

In the late 1920s, German designers investigated large warship concepts to replace their aging pre-dreadnought battleships. Admiral Schröder represents the 1928 Battlecruiser project, which was intended to be capable of combating enemy heavy cruisers and battlecruisers. She's armed with eight 12-inch (305 mm) guns in four twin turrets and a powerful secondary battery. Admiral Schröder was designed with three sets of turbines, capable of pushing the ship up to 32.5 knots. Ultimately, a more modest approach was adopted, resulting in the creation of the Deutschland class of three Panzerschiff (armored ships).


Admiral Schröder is a cruiser with a focus on secondaries but also boasting a respectable main battery, concealment, top speed, and AA defenses. Her playstyle allows you to leverage the ship's concealment for strategic positioning and countering destroyer offensives with her formidable secondaries. The consumables at her disposal further support this strategy, with a choice between Sonar and Defensive AA Fire, Enhanced Secondary Targeting or Engine Boost, and Repair Party. While her main battery may not steal the spotlight, her eight guns across four turrets can apply pressure on enemy cruisers with AP or suppress battleships at range with HE. If you enjoy battleships with a secondary focus, this cruiser could be the perfect fit for you.


We suggest the following Commander: Günther Lütjens with his Gimlet base trait, increasing your cruiser's main battery AP shell damage by up to 5%

For the skill selection:

  • No-Fly Zone, enhancing both your ship's anti-aircraft (AA) damage per second and AA firing range, with improvements of up to 10% and 5%, respectively.
  • Full Speed Ahead, enhancing the maximum speed of your cruiser by up to 5% and reducing your rudder-shift time by up to 10%.
  • Velocious, boosting your maximum movement speed by up to 5%.
  • Loyalty to the Navy , improving your cruiser's main battery shell grouping when targeting battleships, cruisers, and destroyers by up to 7%, 3%, and 3%, respectively.
  • Fully Packed, reducing your consumable cooldown time and granting an extra charge for all consumables.

For inspirations:

  • Franz von Hipper, improving the range of your secondary battery by up to 15% and the shell grouping of your secondary battery by up to 5%.
  • Gunichi Mikawa, improving your cruiser’s detectability by 6%.

For ship upgrades:

  • Secondary Battery Mod. 2
  • Propulsion Mod. 2
  • Concealment System Mod. 1
  • Secondary Battery Mod. 3

Turn the tide with Admiral Schröder!

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