Azur Lane Tier List: Everything You Need to Know

Azur Lane Tier List: Everything You Need to Know

Azur Lane is a side-scrolling shoot-up mobile video game that was created by Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi. The game was released in 2017 for both Android and iOS and later released in English in 2019.

The game is set in an alternative World War II timeline where players collect ship girls that are based on actual interpretations of World War II ships. Players organize their ship girls into fleets of six and participate in various battles against both AI-controlled enemies and other players.

The ship organization consists of three ships upfront and three ships in the back. Destroyers, light cruisers, and heavy cruisers can be in the front row, while battleships, aircraft cruisers, monitors, repair ships, battlecruisers, and aircraft carriers can be in the back row. The game also features a dormitory where the characters in their chibi forms can hang out, sleep and bathe.

Lastly, the game features marriage, when a character reaches 100 affection points through battle they can be given a promise ring. For some characters, this unlocks wedding dress costumes and additional state bonuses. More than one character can have a promise ring.

Tier List and Ratings Explained

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Tier lists help players understand what characters are overpowered, balanced, underpowered, or just overall not compatible with end game content. They also help understand which characters you should be hoping to collect and which characters can generally be discarded after early gameplay.

Tier lists work by rating characters in groups of S-F. S is for characters who are superior to other characters in the game and are easily capable of beating end game content with the right configurations.

These ship girls also happen to be the most versatile and can adapt easily to various situations. A is for characters that are powerful and work well but just don’t stand up against S characters.

However, they will beat endgame content just the same. B is for characters that are used by a lot of players and can easily be collected in the game. While not the most powerful ships they are capable of clearing endgame content and dominating the game when used correctly.

C is for ship girls that are kinda there. They aren’t super powerful but they aren’t worthless either, they are just sort of there as an option. D is for ship girls that really don’t make the cut in the game and in general, should only be used if there isn’t anything better. Lastly, we have F for the ship girls that just aren’t worth playing with, try to avoid these characters at all costs.

S

Ship Name Rarity Classification Faction
Centaur Super Rare Light Aircraft Carrier Royal Navy
Formidable Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Royal Navy
Helena Elite Light Cruiser Eagle Union
Enterprise Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Eagle Union
Seattle Priority Light Cruiser Eagle Union
San Diego Super Rare Light Cruiser Eagle Union
I-13 Super Rare Submarine Carrier Sakura Empire
Roon Priority Heavy Cruiser Iron Blood
Friedrich der Grosse Decisive Battleship Iron Blood
Georgia Priority Battleship Eagle Union
Drake Decisive Heavy Cruiser Royal Navy
Nagato Super Rare Battleship Sakura Empire
Baltimore Super Rare Heavy Cruiser Eagle Union
Essex Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Eagle Union
Gascogne Priority Battleship Vichya Dominion
Odin Priority Battlecruiser Iron Blood
Azuma Decisive Large Cruiser Sakura Empire
Richelieu Super Rare Battleship Iris Libre
U-101 Super Rare Submarine Iron Blood
Howe Super Rare Battleship Royal Navy
Warspite Super Rare Battleship Royal Navy
Ayanami Elite Destroyer Sakura Empire
Monarch Priority Battleship Royal Navy
Bremerton Super Rare Heavy Cruiser Eagle Union
Ryuuhou Super Rare Light Aircraft Carrier Sakura Empire

A

Ship Name Rarity Classification Faction
Yukikaze Super Rare Destroyer Sakura Empire
Neptune Priority Light Cruiser Royal Navy
Cheshire Priority Heavy Cruiser Royal Navy
Chapayev Super Rare Light Cruiser Northern Parliament
Illustrious Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Royal Navy
Amagi Super Rare Battlecruiser Sakura Empire
Montpelier Super Rare Light Cruiser Eagle Union
Kitakaze Priority Destroyer Sakura Empire
Z23 Elite Destroyer Iron Blood
Bismark Super Rare Battleship Iron Blood
Swiftsure Super Rare Light Cruiser Royal Navy
Eldridge Super Rare Destroyer Eagle Union
Tosa Super Rare Battleship Sakura Empire
Perseus Super Rare Light Aircraft Carrier Royal Navy
Saint Louis Priority Heavy Cruiser Iris Libre
Laffey Elite Destroyer Eagle Union
Ping Hai Elite Light Cruiser Dragon Empery
Yat-Sen Elite Light Cruiser Dragon Empery
Ning Hai Elite Light Cruiser Dragon Empery
Tashkent Super Rare Destroyer Northern Parliament
Bunker HIll Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Eagle Union
Akashi Super Rare Repair Ship Sakura Empire
U-47 Super Rare Submarine Iron Blood
Zara Super Rare Heavy Cruiser Sardegna Empire
Noshiro Super Rare Light Cruiser Sakura Empire
Vestal Elite Repair Ship Eagle Union
Graf Zeppelin Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Iron Blood
Saratoga Elite Aircraft Carrier Eagle Union
Jintsuu Elite Light Cruiser Sakura Empire
Minneapolis Super Rare Heavy Cruiser Eagle Union
Jintsuu Elite Light Cruiser Sakura Empire
An Shan Elite Destroyer Dragon Empery
Duke of York Super Rare Battleship Royal Navy
Portland Rare Heavy Cruiser Eagle Union
I-168 Super Rare Submarine Sakura Empire
Alabama Super Rare Battleship Eagle Union
Intrepid Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Eagle Union
Unicorn Elite Light Aircraft Carrier Royal Navy
King George V Super Rare Battleship Royal Navy

B

Ship Name Rarity Classification Faction
Champagne Priority Battleship Iris Libre
Littorio Super Rare Battleship Sardegna Empire
Jean Bart Super Rare Battleship Vichya Dominion
Birmingham Elite Light Cruiser Eagle Union
Dido Super Rare Light Cruiser Royal Navy
Javelin Elite Destroyer Royal Navy
Hood Super Rare Battlecruiser Royal Navy
Z1 Retrofit Elite Destroyer Iron Blood
Casablanca Rare Light Aircraft Carrier Eagle Union
Shouhou Rare Light Aircraft Carrier Sakura Empire
Queen Elizabeth Elite Battleship Royal Navy
Hyuuga Rare Battleship/Aviation Battleship Sakura Empire
Mogami Elite Light Cruiser/Heavy Cruiser Sakura Empire
Little Bel Elite Light Cruiser Royal Navy
Albacore Super Rare Submarine Eagle Union
Columbia Elite Light Cruiser Eagle Union
Hermione Super Rare Light Cruiser Royal Navy
London Elite Heavy Cruiser Royal Navy
Aurora Elite Light Cruiser Royal Navy
Ibuki Priority Heavy Cruiser Sakura Empire
Ark Royal Elite Aircraft Carrier Royal Navy
North Carolina Super Rare Battleship Eagle Union
Cleveland Elite Light Cruiser Eagle Union
Kaga Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Sakura Empire
Tirpitz Super Rare Battleship Iron Blood
Hanazuki Elite Destroyer Sakura Empire
Cavalla Super Rare Submarine Eagle Union
Jeanne D’Arc Super Rare Light Cruiser Iris Libre
Nicholas Elite Destroyer Eagle Union
u-81 Super Rare Submarine Iron Blood
Valiant Elite Battleship Royal Navy

C

Ship Name Rarity Classification Faction
Eskimo Elite Destroyer Royal Navy
Kawakaze Super Rare Destroyer Sakura Empire
Gangut Elite Battleship Northern Parliament
Newcastle Rare Light Cruiser Royal Navy
Little Renown Elite Battlecrusier Royal Navy
Belfast Super Rare Light Cruiser Royal Navy
Algerie Super Rare Heavy Cruiser Vichya Dominion
Sheffield Elite Light Cruiser Royal Navy
Kinu Elite Light Cruiser Sakura Empire
Wichita Elite Heavy Cruiser Eagle Union
Arizona Elite Battleship Eagle Union
Hiryuu Elite Aircraft Carrier Sakura Empire
Sirius Super Rare Light Cruiser Royal Navy
Prinz Eugen Super Rare Heavy Cruiser Iron Blood
Souryuu Elite Aircraft Carrier Sakura Empire
Kizuna Al Elite Destroyer KizunaAl
Shoukaku Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Sakura Empire
Victorious Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Royal Navy
Izumo Priority Battleship Sakura Empire
Curlew Rare Light Cruiser Royal Navy
Reno Super Rare Light Cruiser Eagle Union
Zuikaku Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Sakura Empire
Kagerou Rare Destroyer Sakura Empire

D

Ship Name Rarity Classification Faction
Fumiruiru Elite Aircraft Carrier Utawarerumono
Akagi Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Sakura Empire
Mikasa Super Rare Battleship Sakura Empire
Curacoa Rare Light Cruiser Royal Navy
Taihou Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Sakura Empire
Tanikaze Rare Destroyer Sakura Empire
Sendai Rare Light Cruiser Sakura Empire
Eagle Elite Aircraft Carrier Royal Navy
Biloxi Elite Light Cruiser Eagle Union
Bataan Elite Light Aircraft Carrier Eagle Union
Shangri-La Super Rare Aircraft Carrier Eagle Union
U-556 Elite Submarine Iron Blood
U-73 Elite Submarine Iron Blood
Naganami Elite Destroyer Sakura Empire
Carabiniere Elite Destroyer Sardegna Empire
Naganami Elite Destroyer Sakura Empire

F

Ship Name Rarity Classification Faction
Isuzu Rare Light Cruiser Sakura Empire
Tartu Elite Destroyer Vichya Dominion
Zeppy Elite Aircraft Carrier Iron Blood
Icarus Elite Destroyer Royal Navy
Chaser Elite Light Aircraft Carrier Royal Navy
Hibiki Elite Destroyer Sakura Empire
Anniversary Kizuna Al Super Rare Aircraft Carrier KizunaAl

FAQ

Question: How can I level up my ship girl?

Answer: Ships can be leveled up by clearing maps and training ships with long expeditions. However, long expeditions do require a lot of oil. Upgrading the ship improves the overall performance and allows the ship to withstand more damage.

Question: Is the Azure Lane the anime and the game based on each other?

Answer: Yes! Azure Lane the anime is based on the game and premiered in 2019. The last of the series premiered in 2020 and is available to stream on Funimation. Azure Lane: Slow Ahead is also based on the same concept but the events are taken from a manga of the same name.

Question: How do I unlock the second floor of the dormitory?

Answer: You must first expand your dormitory to the maximum by spending decor tokens. Then you need 500 gems to unlock the second floor.

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Final Thoughts

So there are all the Azur Lane ship girls ranked from Superior to well just don’t bother. Both the S and A tier are chock full of amazing characters that would create an amazing team that you can use all the way up through endgame content. B is also full of very capable characters. Luckily this game doesn’t have too many characters that aren’t easy to play.

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