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Azur Lane tier list of best ships

Azur Lane tier list of best ships

We'll help you solve the major dilemma with Azur Lane's tier list of best ships

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Updated on June 21st, 2022 - Updated the tier list

We have prepared this ultimate Azur Lane tier list for the best ships in the game to help make your decisions a little easier. Why? Azur Lane requires you to choose the best ships in order to go on a winning streak, but it might be a difficult as well as a confusing task when you’re asked to choose from such a large list. Note that, the ships are arranged by carefully judging the viability and utility in intense battles.

Yostar’s side-scrolling naval warfare RPG is about intense shooting in a mesmerizing anime realm. The game asks you to arrange your battleships by judging enemies’ line up and survive until the end of the battle to become the winner. It's not an easy task to pick the right battleships for your fleet, and that's why we have this Azure Lane tier list. 

In case you are playing other similar games, we have Another Eden tier list, Lost Centuria tier list, best characters in Alchemy Stars and many others!

Now, let’s take a look at our meticulously prepared Azur Lane tier list. We will make sure to update it whenever there’s a significant change in the stats of the ships. 

BB/BC/BBV  |  DD  |  CV/CVL  |  CB/CA  |  SS/SSV  |  CL  
Other

Original list by Suchit Mohanty, updated by Pocket Gamer Staff.

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The best BB/BC/BBV Ships

Azur Lane ship Frederich Der Grosse

Below you have a list of all the best Battleships and Battlecruisers you can get your hands on in Azur Lane.

TierBB/BC/BBV Ship List
SS Tier Vanguard, Ulrich von Hutten, New Jersey, Friedrich der Grosse
S Tier Lützow, Warspite, Champagne, Gascogne, Georgia, Marco Polo, Monarch, Odin, Howe, Richelieu, Vittorio Veneto
A+ Tier Seydlitz, Akane Shinjo, Izumo, Alabama, Amagi, Bismarck, Duke of York, Honoka, Iori Minase, Kii, Nagato, Sovetskaya Belorussiya, Tosa
A Tier Thüringen, Gascogne µ, Hood, King George V, Massachusetts, Prince of Wales, Sovetskaya Rossiya, Suruga, Washington, Hyuuga, Queen Elizabeth
B Tier Scharnhorst META, Jean bart, Kaga (Battleship), Littorio, Gangut, Little Renown, Nagisa
C Tier North Carolina, South Dakota, Tirpitz, Arizona, Ise, Mutsu, Pennsylvania, Mujina, Yamashiro META
D Tier Arkhangelsk, Mikasa, Super Gamer Kizuna AI, Amagi-chan, Dunkerque, Valiant, Fusou, Nevada, Oklahoma, Yamashiro
F Tier Revenge, Colorado, Giulio Cesare, Gneisenau, Haruna, Hiei, Hiei-chan, Kirishima, Kongou, Maryland, Nelson, Renown, Rodney, Scharnhorst, West Virginia, California, Conte di Cavour, Repulse, Tennessee

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The best DD Ships

Azur Lane ship Shimakaze

Below you can see all the best Destroyer ships in Azur Lane.

TierDD Ship List
SS Tier An Shan, Yuudachi, Shimakaze, Kitakaze, Chang Chun
S Tier Suzutsuki, Tashkent
A+ Tier Kiev, Bristol, Le Terrible, Allen M. Sumner, Ayanami, Kazagumo, Laffey, Marie Rose, Z23, Z46
A Tier Ingraham, Javelin, Le Main µ, Tashkent µ, Yukikaze, Naganami
B Tier Pompeo Magno, Kasumi, Kawakaze, Le Malin, Le Triomphant, Shirakami Fubuki, Z1, Hanazuki, Harutsuki, Kagerou, Yoizuki, Z24, Z28
C Tier Eldridge, Shigure, Ariake, Chang Chun, Eskimo, Fu Shun, Gremyashchy, Gromky, Hatsuharu, Shirayuki, Stephen Potter, Stremitelny, Tai Yuan
D Tier Nicholas, Carabiniere, Cooper, Hibiki, Le Mars, Libeccio, Minsk, Niizuki, Tanikaze, Vincenzo Gioberti, Yuugure, Z25, Z26, Z36, Cassin, Downes, Fletcher, Kiyonami, Shiranui
F Tier Maillé Brézé, Specialized Bulin Custom MKIII, Prototype Bulin MKII, White Heart, Acasta, Amazon, Ardent, Bailey, Blanc, Charles Ausburne, Forbin, Fortune, Fubuki, Glowworm, Grenville, Grozny, Hamakaze, Hammann, Hardy, Hatsushimo, Icarus, Kamikaze, Kizuna AI, L'Opiniâtre, Le Téméraire, Maestrale, Makinami, Matchless, Matsukaze, Maury, Morrison, Mullany, Musketeer, Natsuiro Matsuri, Nicoloso da Recco, Nowaki, Sims, Tartu, Umikaze, Universal Bulin, Uranami, Vampire, Vauquelin, Yamakaze, Z2, Z35, Akatsuki, Arashio, Asashio, Aylwin, Bache, Benson, Bush, Comet, Crescent, Cygnet, Dewey, Echo, Foxhound, Fumizuki, Gridley, Halsey Powell, Hatakaze, Hazelwood, Hobby, Hunter, Ikazuchi, Inazuma, Isokaze, Jenkins, Jersey, Juno, Jupiter, Kalk, Kimberly, Kisaragi, Kuroshio, Michishio, Mutsuki, Nagatsuki, Oite, Ooshio, Oyashio, Radford, Shiratsuyu, Smalley, Stanly, Thatcher, Urakaze, Wakaba, Z18, Z19, Aulick, Beagle, Bulldog, Craven, Foote, McCall, Mikazuki, Minazuki, Spence, Uzuki, Z20, Z21

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The best CV/CVL Ships

Perseus ship

We've listed all the Aircraft Carriers into a tier list, starting from best to worst.

TierCV/CVL Ship List
SS Tier Perseus
S Tier Volga, Chise Asukagawa, Hakuryuu, Shinano, Aquila, Centaur, Enterprise, Essex, Independence, Ryuuhou
A+ Tier Impero, August von Parseval, Ark Royal, Formidable, Hiryuu META, Illustrious, Intrepid, Shangri-La, Souryuu META, Ticonderoga, Shouhou, Unicorn
A Tier Akagi µ, Ark Royal META, Bunker Hill, Chihaya Kisaragi, Graf Zeppelin, Illustrious µ, Saratoga, Shoukaku, Zuikaku, Casablanca
B Tier Akagi, Hiryuu, Kaga, Katsuragi, Peter Strasser, Souryuu, Taihou, Taihou µ, Tokino Sora, Bataan
C Tier Elbe, Anniversary Kizuna AI, Béarn, Eagle, Hornet, Ookami Mio, Hermes, Ranger
D Tier Victorious, Chaser, Chitose, Chiyoda, Lexington, Little Enterprise, Nyotengu, Princeton, Ryuujou, Weser, Yorktown, Zeppy, Langley
F Tier Chen Hai, Green Heart, Akagi-chan, Glorious, Houshou, Little Illustrious, Long Island, Murasaki Shion, Vert, Bogue, Hiyou, Junyou, Wasp

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The best CB/CA Ships

Here you can find all the Large and Heavy Cruisers in Azur Lane listed into a tier list.

TierCB/CA Ship List
SS Tier Azuma, Drake, Ägir, Kronshtadt
S Tier Yume Minami, Anchorage, Cheshire, Azusa Miura, Prinz Heinrich, Roon µ, San Francisco
A+ Tier Little Prinz Eugen, Ibuki, Roon, Saint Louis, Baltimore, Bremerton, Chikuma, Minneapolis, Tallinn
A Tier Yorck, Kasumi (Venus Vacation), London, Pola, Portland
B Tier Pola, Atago, Elegant Kisuna AI, Mogami, Takao, Zara, Admiral Graf Spee, Baltimore µ, Deutschland, Wichita
C Tier Algérie, Choukai, Maya, Prinz Eugen, Chicago
D Tier Exeter, York, Admiral Hipper, Admiral Hipper µ, Houston, Inidanapolis, Nakiri Ayame, Suffolk, Myoukou, Nachi, Northampton, Namiko
F Tier Trieste, Black Heart, Ashigara, Astoria, Dorsetshire, Kumano, Noire, Quincy, Suzuya, Vincennes, Furutaka, Kako, Kent, Norfolk, Shropshire, Sussex, Trento, Aoba, Kinugasa, Pensacola, Salt Lake City

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The best SS/SSV Ships

Here are all the Submarines in Azur Lane, from best to worst.

TierSS/SSV Ship List
SS Tier U-37
S Tier Archerfish, U-47, U-81, U-96
A+ Tier I-13, Minato Aqua, U-101
A Tier Albacore, Cavalla, I-168, I-19, Albacore µ, Nautilus, U-410
B Tier Ami Futami, Mami Futami, Bluegill, Dace, I-25, I-26, I-56, U-110, U-522, U-556, U-557, U-73
C Tier I-58, Surcouf, Torricelli, U-1206
D Tier -
F Tier -

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The best CL Ships

Azur Lane ship San Diego

The best Light Cruisers are listed below, from best to worst.

TierCL Ship List
SS Tier Rikka Takarada, San Diego, Noshiro
S Tier Elbing, Mainz, Seattle, Duca degli Abruzzi, Helena
A+ Tier Prinz Adalbert, Neptune, Chapayev, Helena META, Jeanne d'Arc, Jintsuu, Kirov, Misaki, Pamiat Merkuria, Swiftsure, Aurora
A Tier Emden, Avrora, Dido, Dido µ, Haruka Amani, Montpellier, Reno, Sirius, Biloxi, Birmingham, Boise, Curlew, Isuzu, Leipzig, Phoenix
B Tier Magdeburg, Belfast, Kinu, Ning Hai, Ping Hai, Cleveland, Columbia, Denver, Newcastle, Sendai, Yat Sen
C Tier Achilles, Ajax, Curacoa, Little Bel, Nürnberg, Sheffield, Sheffield µ, St. Louis, Brooklyn
D Tier Charybdis, Hermione, Yuubari, Émile Bertin, Black Prince, Chao Ho, Cleveland µ, Edinburgh, Gloucester, Monica, Ying Swei, Yura, Honolulu, Leander, Hass, Hai Tien, Hai Chi
F Tier Purple Heart, Agano, Cleveland, La Galissonnière, Lena, Li'l Sandy, Mikuma, Murmansk, Neptune (Neptunia), Penelope, Abukuma, Arethusa, Atlanta, Concord, Fiji, Galatea, Glasgow, Jamaica, Juneau, Karlsruhe, Köln, Marblehead, Memphis, Naka, San Juan, Southampton, Königsberg, Nagara, Omaha, Raleigh, Richmond

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Other Ships

TierOther Ships
SS Tier -
S Tier Akashi, Vestal
A+ Tier -
A Tier Iritsuko Akizuki
B Tier -
C Tier Kashino
D Tier Erebus
F Tier Abercrombie, Terror

We really hope that our Azur Lane tier list of best ships will help you pick the right ones that fit your playstyle the most!

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