Elven Destroyers are powerful warships from the fleets of Quel'thalas. Crewed with highly-skilled Elven seafarers, these swift-sailing
vessels are prepared to engage the enemy wherever they may be found. Elven Destroyers constitute a critical part of the
Alliance navel defense force as they can unleash their firepower upon the dreaded aerial forces of the Horde.
The Troll Destroyers are swift, ill-visaged longboats designed to cut through the enemy armadas and deal damage to
enemy vessels and their flying support. The savage Troll crewmen are eager to enter into combat against Alliance
ships of war and hungrily await any chance to stand mast to mast against the Elven Destroyers.
Anti-Air defense against Gryphons and flyers. It's key job is to kill
transports. I also sometimes use them as fast scouts.
Orc vs Human
The main use of the Destroyer is to kill Transports.
Just right click on a Transport with your Destroyer. Unless a
Battleship takes out your Destroyers, that Transport is dead as Transports cannot lose a Destroyer once it
is locked on.. Just fire and forget.
If the enemy is not watching their Transports
occasionally you can kill them with a good shot by a Battleship but by far, Destroyers
are the way to go because of their speed. The other
main use for Destroyers is for killing Dragons/Gryphons and for driving off Flying Machines.
Whenever you see a Flying Machine hovering over or within range of your Destroyers attack.
Use Destroyers to scout for enemy Shipyards and to make sure they do not rebuild after you take them off of the sea.
Destroyers are pretty worthless against
anything but flying machines and Gryphons and Transports. At level 5
they are a little better but you don't want to take on Battleships.
If you are forced to take on a Battleship, fire then run as the Battleship has difficulty hitting
moving targets. In one on one battles it is nearly impossible to win with a Destroyer. 2-35 damages for the destroyer is
nothing compared to 50-130 for a Battleship. Don't even try to take
a Battleship with 2 Destroyers. It takes about 4 destroyers to 1 Battleship.
Destroyers Will Fire On Your Own Units
Destroyers will automatically fire on any Flying units that come by even if that means damaging their own units. Sometimes the enemy
will use an Eye of Killrogg or a Flying Machine to bait your Destroyers into firing on Battleships or other Destroyers. Some defenses against
this include spreading out your Destroyers so that they won't fire on any nearby unit. In extreme situations you can even ally with the enemy
so that the Destroyers won't be tricked into firing on Eyes of Killrogg or Flying Machines. Be sure, however to un click allies afterwards.
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The yellow player finds 6 destroyers locked on their Transport from all 4 enemy players
in a 4on4 game. This Transport didn't have a chance.
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Several Destroyers chase down a Transport.
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After sinking a Juggernaught a Dragon is killed by a Troll Destroyer.
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Destroyers make hit and run attacks on an enemy Shipyard to prevent Transports from escaping.
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A player tries to defend their town with Death and Decay. The sieging fast moving Troll Destroyers move out of
the way of harm and the player ends up sinking their own Transport with Death and Decay.