She belonged to a class of unique ships that combined the features of both battleships and cruisers. The German Navy officially classified her as "Panzerschiff" (armored ship). Armed with 283 mm main guns, the ship was superior to any light or heavy cruiser of her time in terms of firepower, and was only slightly inferior to them in terms of her speed.
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This section gives you insight into your gameplay. If you've connected your Wargaming account, your data will display in the Your Stats section for any ship you have played at least one game in.
Statistical analysis allows you to compare your performance in key metrics to other players. Your stats are charted against the average, and then assigned a rating depending on how far above or below the average you fall. Reference the following chart to see how ratings get assigned.
You'll also notice a WoWS Builds Rating in this section. This aggregate rating is calculated in a similar style to the wows-numbers personal rating. It take three parameters into account, with the following weights:
Depending on how far above or below you fall in each metric, your rating goes up or down. Refer to the following scale to understand the different categories and thresholds.