Module Upgrades: Five slots, standard German options.
Camouflage: The Bismarck has the option of purchasing premium camouflage for 3,000 doubloons. This provides -3% to your surface detection range, increases enemy dispersion by 4%, provides a 50% bonus to experience gains and reduces your repair costs by 5%.
From left to right, the Bismarck (tier 8), Bayern (tier 6) and Gneisenau (tier 7). Each use 380mm guns with comparable hitting power, though only the Gneisenau and Bismarck use the same type. The Bayern uses a WWI era 380mm rifle with different characteristics for its reload and shell.
Top Speed: 31.0 knots.
Turning Radius: 850m
Rudder Shift: 16.0s
Hit Points: 69,200
Citadel Protection: Up to 315mm + turtleback
Bow Armour: 32mm (immunity to 410mm rifles)
Torpedo Damage Reduction: 22%
Concealment & Camouflage
Surface Detection Range: 16.4km
Air Detection Range: 14.7km
Minimum Surface Detection Range: 12.31km
Concealment Penalty while Firing: +11.40km
Outfitting the Bismarck
The big decision you need to make with the Bismarck is whether or not you want to heavily invest in her secondary armaments or not. Like the Gneisenau, you're going to feel spoiled for choice.
Recommended ConsumablesLike most Battleships, the Bismarck should equip a premium version of her Damage Control Party. This will reduce the reset timer from an appalling 120s down to an almost manageable 80s. It's up to player choice if you wish to also follow suit with a premium version of your Repair Party. Along with reducing the cool down, this will provide an additional charge which can be very useful for this front line brawler.
Recommended Captain Skills
The Bismarck's skill choices will be pretty standard for a high tier German Battleship.