Azur Lane is a shoot-em-up naval warfare game developed by Shanghai Manjuu for mobile devices. The game was released for both iOS and Android devices and is a must-have for all naval warfare fans out there! Azur Lane has a vivid design to its gameplay with high-quality graphics and entertaining mechanics.
The goal of the game is to fight other naval ships to earn experience and unlock better ships for yourself. However, Azur Lane has a large collection of ships to choose from which may make it difficult for players to decide which one to unlock next. This article will help you discover some of the best ships in Azur Lane to help you get better at the game. So without further delay, let’s get to it.
All Tier Lists In Azur Lane
Azur Lane has divided its ships into different classes each with different capabilities. All classes cater to various situations and this is why tier lists are also divided according to the classes to make them more organized and easy to understand.
Moreover, it is important to note that this list was created after taking in feedback from the members of the Azur Lane community who actively play and test different ships in the game. This way you can be sure that the Azur Lane tier lists are accurate and reflect the in-game performance of each ship.
Cruisers Tier List
Cruisers in Azur Lane are Vanguard ships that are able to deal large amounts of primary gun damage and can also take a lot of damage but are known to be slow and hard to maneuver. They can absorb incoming damage to distract enemy ships for your team and are further divided into small, medium, and large cruisers.
|SS||Perseus, Rikka Takarada, Plymouth, San Diego|
|S||Mainz, Seattle, Elbing, Yume Minami, San Francisco, Anchorage, Prinz Heinrich, Cheshire, Azusa Miura, Roon µ, Reisalin Stout, Duca Degli Abruzzi, Helena|
|A||Tallinn, Ibuki, Chikuma, Baltimore, Roon, Northampton II, Little Prinz Eugen, Bremerton, Minneapolis, Saint Louis, Yorck, Kasumi, Prinz Adalbert, Chapayev, Pamiat Merkuria, Helena META, Sakawa, Kirov, Swiftsure, Misaki, Aurora, Jeanne d’Arc, Neptune, Jintsuu, Haruka Amani, Dido µ, Dido, Emden, Avrora, Giuseppe Garibaldi|
|B||London, Portland, Pola, Baltimore µ, Pola, Atago, Zara, Elegant Kisuna AI, Admiral Graf Spee, Wichita, Mogami, Blücher, Haguro, Takao, Deutschland, Leipzig, Isuzu, Biloxi, Boise, Curlew, Reno, Birmingham, Sirius, Phoenix, Montpellier, Yat Sen, Sendai, Denver, Ning Hai, Cleveland, Magdeburg, Ping Hai, Newcastle, Kinu, Columbia, Belfast|
|C||Chicago, Choukai, Maya, Algérie, Prinz Eugen, Little Bel, Nürnberg, Achilles, Ajax, Curacoa, Sheffield, Sheffield µ, St. Louis, Brooklyn|
|D||Lila Decyrus, Indianapolis, Namiko, Houston, Exeter, Admiral Hipper, Northampton, Nakiri Ayame, Admiral Hipper µ, Suffolk, York, Myoukou, Trento META, Nachi, Hai Tien, Hai Chi, Monica, Ying Swei, Yura, Honolulu, Leander, Hass, Charybdis, Hermione, Yuubari, Cleveland µ, Edinburgh, Gloucester, Émile Bertin, Black Prince, Chao Ho|
|F||Norfolk, Trieste, Vincennes, Sussex, Noire, Shropshire, Trento, Kent, Kako, Dorsetshire, Kumano, Furutaka, Salt Lake City, Kinugasa, Aoba, Suzuya, Ashigara, Quincy, Astoria, Pensacola, Black Heart, Bolzano, Atlanta, Concord, Fiji, Richmond, Galatea, Glasgow, Jamaica, Penelope, Abukuma, Arethusa, San Juan, Southampton, Königsberg, Marblehead, Memphis, Naka, Mikuma, Murmansk, Neptune, La Galissonnière, Lena, Li’l Sandy, Juneau, Karlsruhe, Köln, Nagara, Omaha, Raleigh, Purple Heart, Agano, Cleveland|
Battleships Tier List (BB, BC, BM, BBV)
Battleships are the most commonly used ships in Azur Lane and offer the best late-game power. They have good defenses and a moderate speed and form the bulk of your armada. Battleships are also good at damaging enemies in quick succession with their Salvo attacks.
|SS||Ulrich von Hutten, Vanguard, Friedrich der Große, Musashi, New Jersey|
|S||Marco Polo, Prinz Rupprecht, Vittorio Veneto, Odin|
|A||Champagne, Kii, Repulse, Sovetskaya Belorussiya, Georgia, Akane Shinjo, Amagi Gneisenau, Izumo|
|B||Hood, Sovetskaya, Iori Minase, King George V, Little Renown, Scharnhorst, Rossiya, Tosa Prince of Wales, Roma|
|C||Massachusetts, Gascogne µ, Kaga (Battleship), Jean Bart, Littorio, Lützow|
|D||Super Gamer Kizuna AI, Tirpitz Ise, Mujina, Mutsu, Nelson, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Abercrombie, Amagi chan, Pennsylvania, Renown, South Dakota|
|F||Conte di Cavour, Erebus, Fusou, Repulse, Revenge, Rodney, Kongou, Maryland, Nevada, Scharnhorst, Tennessee, Terror, Hiei chan, Kirishima, West Virginia, Yamashiro, Giulio Cesare, Gneisenau, Haruna, Arkhangelsk, California, Colorado|
Destroyers Tier List (DD)
Destroyers are also Vanguard ships that are known to have high mobility and are able to move around quickly avoiding enemy fire. However, they lack raw firepower and have weaker defenses as compared to some of the other ships in the Azur making them much more vulnerable alone.
|SS||Yuudachi, Chang Chun, Kitakaze, An Shan, Shimakaze,|
|S||Suzutsuki, Allen M. Sumner, Z46, Jervis, Marie Rose, Tashkent, Wakatsuki, Kazagumo, Kiev|
|A||Bristol, Laffey, Ingraham, Tashkent µ, Z23, Javelin, Le Terrible, Naganami, L’Indomptable, Le Malin µ, Pompeo Magno|
|B||Hanazuki, Le Malin, Harutsuki, Z28, Kasumi, Fubuki, Yoizuki, Kawakaze, Le Triomphant, Shirakami, Z24|
|C||Fu Shun, Shirayuki, Stephen Potter, Eldridge, Eskimo, Stremitelny, Gremyashchy, Gromky, Tai Yuan|
|D||Hibiki, Kiyonami, Soobrazitelny, Minsk, Nicholas, Cooper, Fletcher, Niizuki, Shiranui, Libeccio, Vincenzo Gioberti, Z25, Z26, Z36|
|F||Bache, Bailey, Beagle, Fortune, Foxhound, Fubuki, Fumizuki, Glowworm, Grenville, Asashio, Aulick, Aylwin, Emanuele Pessagno, Foote, Forbin, Mullany, Musketeer, Nagatsuki, Alfredo Oriani, Amazon, Arashio, Kamikaze, Kimberly, Kisaragi, Vauquelin, Wakaba, White Heart, Morrison, Acasta, Akatsuki, Yamakaze, Z2, Z16, Hatakaze, Hatsushimo, Hazelwood, Mikazuki, Minazuki, Miyuki, Oite, Ooshio, Oyashio, Maury, McCall, Michishio, Benson, Blanc, Bulldog, Natsuiro Matsuri, Nicoloso da Recco, Nowaki, Umikaze, Universal Bulin, Urakaze, Z21, Z35, Hobby, Hunter, Icarus, Stanly, Tartu, Thatcher, Smalley, Specialized Bulin Custom MKIII, Spence, Ikazuchi, Inazuma, Isokaze, Makinami, Matchless, Matsukaze, Jenkins,Jersey, Juno,Jupiter, Kalk, Uranami, Uzuki, Vampire, Gridley, Grozny, Halsey Powell, Z18, Z19, Z20, Kizuna AI, Kuroshio, L’Opiniâtre, Prototype Bulin MKII, Radford, Shiratsuyu, Hamakaze, Hammann, Hardy, Le Téméraire, Maestrale, Maillé Brézé, Cygnet, Dewey, Echo, Bush, Craven, Crescent|
Aircraft Carriers (CV, CVL)
Aircraft carriers are the backbone of your fleet in Azur Lane and provide vital air support that can turn the tide of battle at any moment. They allow you to carry out airstrikes and other air attacks that deal insane amounts of area damage to the enemy ships within their reach. Aircraft carriers are a necessary addition to your fleet if you want to take on some more challenging opponents.
|S||Ark Royal, Centaur, Shinano, Volga, Chihaya Kisaragi, Chkalov, Aquila, Enterprise, Hakuryuu, Independence|
|A||Essex, Shouhou, Formidable, Souryuu META, Ticonderoga, Hiryuu META, Illustrious, Impero, Joffre, Indomitable|
|B||Ark Royal META, Shangri-La, Bunker Hill, Katsuragi, Shoukaku, Peter Strasser, Saratoga, Intrepid|
|C||Bataan, Anniversary Kizuna AI, Zuikaku, Taihou, Taihou µ, Tokino Sora|
|D||Little Enterprise, Nyotengu, Princeton, Ryuujou, Weser, Yorktown, Chiyoda, Junyou META, Lexington, Elbe, Hermes, Hornet, Ookami Mio, Ranger, Victorious, Zeppy, Chaser, Chitose|
|F||Wasp, Bogue, Chen Hai, Glorious, Houshou, Junyou, Langley, Green Heart, Hiyou, Hiyou META, Little Illustrious, Murasaki Shion, Vert|
Submarines (SS, SSV)
Submarines are a special ship type that is hidden in battle and can normally not be controlled by players. They attack with missiles automatically and are meant to provide passive damage to the enemies to boost your damage output. They can only be controlled in special modes for a limited time and are an important tool when it comes to increasing your chances of winning more battles.
|SS||Leonardo da Vinci, Archerfish, U-37, U-47|
|S||Cavalla, Albacore, Albacore µ, Minato Aqua, Nautilus, U-87, U-410, I-13, I-19, I-168|
|A||Dace, Ami Futami, I-25, I-26, Mami Futami, Bluegill, U-73, U-110, U-522, I-56, I-58|
|B||U-556, U-557, U-1206|
Other Ships (Repair, Ammo)
Other ships include utility ships that provide additional ammunition and can repair existing ships back to full health. While used less often, they are just as important in-game.
That’s all for Azur Lane tier lists! We hope these lists allow you to achieve a greater understanding of each ship class and help you make better decisions when it comes to unlocking and using new ships in battle so you can level up quickly and earn more victories.