The current IJN DD line will be rebalanced to be a universal line with the new DD being focused on artillery according to Sub_Octavian on the RU Forum.
Source: World of Warships Russian Forum
According to Sub_Octavian:
“It’s assumed that two types of gameplay will be formed:
- Universal Ships, unobstructive, targeted at both using main guns and torpedoes
- More “artillery” variants, with less torpedoes.
The current “ninja” gameplay style will therefore change. But this is preliminary information the branch, in the near future, still has to go to Supertest.”
So, it seems the introduction of the new Japanese Destroyers has one big rebalance objective. I wonder if this proves to work, or not, if Wargaming will be rebalancing all destroyer lines…