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EF 131 Tier 10 Bomber: How to Fight It

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WhoaBlackBetty #1 Posted 16 July 2020 - 07:21 PM

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Fighting upper tier bombers may require skills and strategies not normally used against other categories of planes.  Given the EF's particular strong points and weaknesses, how is it best fought?  Are there strategies to not only fight and kill it, but to offset its perceived OPness?

 

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WTH!?!?  And I thought you were a nice person!

 

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WhoaBlackBetty #3 Posted 16 July 2020 - 08:21 PM

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I'm just tryin' to help out Trikke.

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Captain_Underpants53 #4 Posted 16 July 2020 - 09:04 PM

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WhoaBlackBetty #5 Posted 16 July 2020 - 09:10 PM

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Hush Undies. 

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trikke #6 Posted 16 July 2020 - 09:35 PM

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Captain_Underpants53 #7 Posted 16 July 2020 - 10:02 PM

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Well, I'm flattered and not insulted enough by WBB to not tell you my secrets.

 

1:  XF-90  slash and burn

 

2:  Gang up with 2 or 3 attackers at the same time

 

3:  Ignore except to sic bots on them until they is worn down, then destroy

 

Other than those ideas I don't know what can reliably take out an aware EF 131 or Su-10

 

Oh wait,

 

4:  Get real lucky


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trikke #8 Posted 16 July 2020 - 10:14 PM

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top tier GAs are tough and fast, but the bots are just red meat           human GAs at T10 are much harder to kill, but T10 human heavies don't even work up a sweat    well, not much


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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 16 July 2020 - 10:02 PM, said:

Well, I'm flattered and not insulted enough by WBB to not tell you my secrets.

 

1:  XF-90  slash and burn

 

2:  Gang up with 2 or 3 attackers at the same time

 

3:  Ignore except to sic bots on them until they is worn down, then destroy

 

Other than those ideas I don't know what can reliably take out an aware EF 131 or Su-10

 

Oh wait,

 

4:  Get real lucky

^^^This is correct.

 

Vertical attacks with the XF-90 is the way to do it.  Any of the other HFs at T10 will have a hard time, due to the raw speed of the EF-131.



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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 16 July 2020 - 05:02 PM, said:

Well, I'm flattered and not insulted enough by WBB to not tell you my secrets.

 

1:  XF-90  slash and burn

 

2:  Gang up with 2 or 3 attackers at the same time

 

3:  Ignore except to sic bots on them until they is worn down, then destroy

 

Other than those ideas I don't know what can reliably take out an aware EF 131 or Su-10

 

Oh wait,

 

4:  Get real lucky

Cap Underpants is bar none one of the best Bomber pilots in the game, I have flown with him and against him, all in all, when he is in that damn B 32, he is unstoppable. 



losttwo #11 Posted 09 December 2020 - 02:13 PM

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The best way to beat it is by using the Alt-f4 hack.

When you are in the line up ready for battle wait for the countdown to reach 3.

Then press.

It will place you into a different batttle



Dapprman #12 Posted 12 December 2020 - 01:10 PM

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I now have the SU-10 and am underwhelmed.  Just need to find the best play to play it for damage/caps, which will mean low flying.  Took a while to get it right in the TU-12.  The tier 8 was certainly the sweet spot in the range.  Think is I can fly it in the red, but I'd need to drop at least 4 bombs per target just to hope to knock one out - the accuracy is that bad.  Also bot heavies become scary as they some how can comfortably climb that high and keep pace with you.  On paper EF131 flies higher and faster so not sure if there's any difference with that - I know at level 8 bombing accuracy is a real rng regardless of height and speed, changing per bomb, even in a sequence.
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SpiritFoxMY #13 Posted 12 December 2020 - 01:37 PM

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View PostDapprman, on 12 December 2020 - 09:10 PM, said:

I now have the SU-10 and am underwhelmed.  Just need to find the best play to play it for damage/caps, which will mean low flying.  Took a while to get it right in the TU-12.  The tier 8 was certainly the sweet spot in the range.  Think is I can fly it in the red, but I'd need to drop at least 4 bombs per target just to hope to knock one out - the accuracy is that bad.  Also bot heavies become scary as they some how can comfortably climb that high and keep pace with you.  On paper EF131 flies higher and faster so not sure if there's any difference with that - I know at level 8 bombing accuracy is a real rng regardless of height and speed, changing per bomb, even in a sequence.


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I just drafted a carefully thought out post on how to best counter the EF-131 when I fly it.  Then I deleted it, because why would I want to spread that kind of information!  That is my go-to plane when I need to get my mojo back after grinding some POS plane and taking too many losses.

 

Edit- on the plus side when facing a 131, the majority of pilots do not fly it up to its potential, so it isn't always an automatic loss for you.  The best counter to a well flown 131 is another well-flown 131. 


Edited by Commodore_Sailracer, 12 December 2020 - 03:18 PM.


losttwo #16 Posted 12 December 2020 - 06:28 PM

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Have you tried using a sea sparrow missile from a Ticonderoga class Frigate ?

You would have to have Harpoon open in another window but it might work.

 



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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 12 December 2020 - 01:37 PM, said:


Yup it's how I've played most the range, only difference is I use the bomb sites and have been dropping 1 per target (as I was sucessfully doing before) not 2 and from higher up - being about 1800-2400 meters - might have to try NAPE like you're doing.


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I don't fly High Altitude Bombers on the Deck :sceptic:


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View PostSkyWolf__WM, on 13 December 2020 - 04:41 AM, said:

 

I don't fly High Altitude Bombers on the Deck :sceptic:

 

Maybe that's why you don't do well in the class. The only bombers I fly that stay above 1000 meters are the American ones


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View PostSpiritFoxMY, on 12 December 2020 - 08:56 PM, said:

 

Maybe that's why you don't do well in the class. The only bombers I fly that stay above 1000 meters are the American ones

 

You say potato I say stupid. YMMV. I know I love bomb killing SU10's underneath me. But thanks for the insult super-duper man. :teethhappy:


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