Azur Lane Tier List: Best Characters in the Game


If you are curious to find more about this amazing game, as well as a complete Azur Lane tier list, then this article is just what you were looking for! We are going to share with you the Azur Lane best ships that we have found work best in different environments.

So if you want to know what to keep an eye out for, the Azur Lane tier list we’ve put together for you should help you with that. If you are just getting started with the game, then you should definitely use those Wisdom Cubes to recruit new ships (and their amazing girls along with it).

If you are lucky enough to get one of these “bad boys” (well, girls in this case) then you’re pretty much set! So, without further ado, here’s our Azur Lane tier list!

Azur Lane – Best BB/BC/BBV

S+Friedrich der Große, New Jersey, Ulrich von Hutten, Vanguard
SGascogne, Warspite, Howe, Georgia, Richelieu, Monarch, Marco Polo, Odin, Vittorio Veneto, Champagne
AIzumo, Akane Shinjo, Duke of York, Bismarck, Amagi, Alabama, Kii, Nagato, Gneisenau, Iori Minase, Repulse, Tosa, Seydlitz, Sovetskaya Belorussiya, Honoka
BKing George V, Hood, Gascogne μ, Massachusetts, Sovetskaya Rossiya, Hyuuga, Suruga, Queen Elizabeth, Washington, Prince of Wales
CNagisa, Little Renown, Jean Bart, Kaga (Battleship), Littorio, Lutzow, Gangut, Scharnhorst, Yamashiro
DAll the remaining ships are not really worth investing in or bothering with, because you will not get very far in the game by using them. Therefore, all the remaining ships will fall under the D Tier.

Azur Lane – Best CV/CL

S+Perseus, Unicorn
SVolga, Hakuryuu, Shinano, Aquila, Centaur, Enterprise, Independence, Ryuuhou
AAkagi μ, Hiryuu, Impero, Indomitable, Souryuu, Shouhou, August von Perseval, Essex, Formidable, Ark Royal, Chihaya Kisaragi, Chise Asukagawa
BGraf Zeppelin, Illustrious, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, Shangri-La, Casablanca, Intrepid
CHiryuu, Akagi, Kaga, Illustrious μ, Katsuragi, Peter Strasser, Shoukaku, Souryuu, Taihou, Taihou μ, Zuikaku, Tokino Sora
DOther ships fall under D Tier

Azur Lane – Best CB/CA

S+Azuma, Drake, Agir, Kronshtadt
SAnchorage, Cheshire, Azusa Miura, Roon μ, San Francisco, Prinz Heinrich
AIbuki, Roon, Saint Louis, Baltimore, Bremerton, Minneapolis, Prinz Adalbert, Tallin, Yume Minami
BChikuma, London, Pola, New Orleans, Portland, Little Cheshire, Kasumi (Venus Vacation)
CAtago, Baltimore μ, Wichita, Zara, Takao, Admiral Graf Spee, Elegant Kizuna AI, Mogami, Deutschland
DAll the remaining ships will fall under the D Tier. Try not to invest any of your resources on them

Azur Lane – Best CL

S+San Diego, Mainz, Seattle, Duca degli Abruzzi, Emden, Helena, Helena META, Noshiro, Rikka Takarada
SNeptune, Chpayev, Jintsuu, Kirov, Misaki, Pamiat, Jeanne d’Arc, Aurora, Swiftsure
ADido, Dido μ, Avrora, Haruka Amami, Magdeburg, Montpelier, Reno, Sirius, Biloxi, Birmingham, Boise, Curlew, Izusu, Phoenix, Leipzig
BBelfast, Columbia, Kinun, Denver, Newcastle, Ning Hai, Ping Hai, Sendai, Yat Sen, Bellona, Cleveland
CAchilles, Sheffield, Sheffield μ, Ajax, St. Louis, Brooklym , Curacoa, Little Bel, Nurnberg
DEvery over CL ship falls into D tier.

Azur Lane – Best DD/DDG

SShimakaze, Yuudachi, An Shan, Chang Chin, Kitakaze
AZ46, Kiev, Allen M. Summer, Tashkent, Suzutsuki, Kazagumo, Ayanami, Marie Rose
BLe Terrible, Bristol. Ingraham, Pompeo Magno, Javelin, Jervis, Tashkent μ, Yukikaze, Z23, Laffey, Le Malin μ, Naganami
CKasumi, Hanazuki, Z1, Z24, Z28, Haratsuki, Kawakaze, Shirakami Fubuki, Le Malin, Kagerou, Le Triomphant, Yoizuki
DDD/DDG ships that are not included in the tiers above, fall into the D tier.

Azur Lane – Best SS/SSV

SArcherfish, U37, U47, U81, U96
AMinato Aqua, U101, I13,
BAlbacore, Albacore μ, Cavalia, I168, Nautilus, I19
CAmi Futami, Mami Futami, Dace, Bluegill, U73, U557, I56, I26, I25, U522, U556, U1206, U110
DThe remaining SS/SSV fall under the D tier. Avoid spending any resources on them as they don’t have much of an impact in the later stages of the game.

Azur Lane – Other Ships Worth Mentioning

AAkashi (Akashi falls under a rather grey area because she is not a healer despite her name – instead, she is amazing for intercepting enemy aircraft and has tons of AA)
Vestal (Similar to Akashi)

These would be our picks for the Azur Lane tier list & best characters in the game. If you like others more than the ones that we have listed, leave a comment down below! We’d love to see what fleet combos you are using and if you are using any of the ones we’ve listed.

In the meantime, if you still need some help getting you through the game, check out our game guide right here to help you understand the game better and have a generally more fun experience!

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Azur Lane Tier List: Best Characters in the Game


  1. Best Aviation Battleships are actually Hyuuga and Ise, Yamashiro and Fusou are really weak. Hood is still one of the best Battlecruisers. Best Heavy Cruisers are Roon and Portland, Choukai should be in it as well. And Jintsuu should be in the list of best light cruisers (actually she’s the strongest of all CL). Washington should be in the list of best Battleships.

  2. Very poorly made list, cannot recommend. I know AL has lots of cute girls but with summaries this short it’s best to not mention how cute/badass you think a ship looks since that takes up space for analysis, which is bare bones as it is. In addition some descriptions don’t fully explain why a ship is good (e.g. Saratoga), miss the point for why a ship is considered strong (Yukikaze), or are outright wrong about skill descriptions (Tirpitz being the biggest offender). Just a tip: Talk about skill barrages where applicable, how skills support the fleet in terms of damage or survivability, and the ships’ strengths and weaknesses (e.g. Ayanami has the best burst damage in the game but has to sit on weak guns in-between skill barrage and torpedo cooldowns).

  3. WOW no hood for BC? Maybe you had no idea abt the monster meta before in the jp sand chinese servers.
    No Enterprise? This post isn’t really reliable.

  4. This is the worst list I’ve ever seen. No Hood? Seriously? Not only are suggestions off, but calling waifus ‘it’? While ships in reality are inanimate objects, this is a game with personified characters.

  5. No Befast, no Prince of Wales… there are some others missing, but these surprised me the most. My Belfast is rockin’ it on the battlefield!!


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