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Azur Lane Tier List: the best characters for your team

Azur Lane Tier List of the best characters

If you're looking to create the best Azur Lane shipgirl team, you'll find the character rankings here. That's why we're meeting today for a full tier list Azur Lane. Find all the characters in the game ranked from most powerful to least effective to help you create formidable teams! The complete Azur Lane roster includes more than 600 characters, so this ranking of the best ships is here to help you figure it out.

Organization of this top shipgirls Azur Lane

First of all, keep in mind that this Azur Lane tier list takes into account the current meta. Indeed, everyone's experience with this or that ship can vary. With the right strategy, even a weak character in our tier list can be effective.

Azur Lane Tier List Shipgirls'

Then, we made the choice to group the ships by type. Thus, each following section presents the characters in descending order of power in its category only. Here is what each rank in the ranking corresponds to:

RankingCharacter effectiveness
SSThe best in their category
SExtremely powerful
APowerful
BRather effective
CCorrect
DLack of efficiency
ERather low
FTo be avoided

Once you've put together your ideal shipgirl team, you can even play Azur Lane on PC for more comfort during your long gacha sessions and find information on the latest characters released on the game's official channel.

The best ships in the BB/BC/BBV/BM categories

First, here are the best Azur Lane vessels in the BB, BC, BBV and BM category in this tier list. Behind these acronyms are the following types of vessels:

  • BB: Battleship;
  • BC: Battlecruiser;
  • BBV: Aviation Battleship;
  • BM: Monitor.
RankingCharacters
SS Friedrich der Große / Musahi / New Jersey / Ulrich von Hutten / Vanguard
SGascogne / Marco Polo / Monarch / Odin / Prinz Rupprecht / Howe / Richelieu / Vittorio Veneto
AChampagne / Izumo / Georgia / Alabama / Akane Shinjo / Amagi / Sovetskaya Belorussiya / Seydlitz / Repulse META / Patricia Abelheim / Nagato / Kii / Hood / Arizona META / Bismarck / Brünhilde / Duke of York / Honoka / Gneisenau META
BWarspite / Iori Minase / King George V / Prince of Wales / Renown META § Queen Elizabeth / Little Renown / Washington / Suruga / Tosa / Sovetskaya Rossiya / Scharnhorst META / Roma
CGascogne µ / Yamashiro META / Jean Bart / Nagisa / Kaga (Battleship) / Hyuuga / Littorio / Gangut / Lützow / Massachusetts
DPennsylvania / North Carolina / Mutsu / South Dakota / Tirpitz / Ise / Arizona / Mujina
EMikasa / Yamashiro / Super Gamer Kizuna AI / Amagi-chan / Oklahoma / Arkhangelsk / Nevada / Dunkirk / Fusou / Fusou META / Valiant / Thüringen
FTennessee / Repulse / Conte di Cavour / California / West Virginia / Terror / Scharnhorst / Rodney / Revenge / Renown / Nelson / Maryland / Kongou / Kirishima / Hiei-chan / Hiei / Haruna / Gneisenau / Giulio Cesare / Erebus / Colorado / Abercrombie
Vanguard Azur Lane Tier S vessels
Vanguard is a battleship focused on boss combat

Tier list Azur Lane: the best CVs/CVLs

Second, let's look at CV and CVL vessels. These are the abbreviations for Aircraft Carrier and Light Aircraft Carrier.

RankingCharacters
SSPerseus / Unicorn
SVolga / Hakuryuu / Shinano / Ryuuhou / Yorktown II / Klaudia Valentz / August von Parseval / Independence / Chkalov / Enterprise / Aquila
AAkagi µ / Shouhou / Ticonderoga / Albion / Ark Royal / Centaur / Chihaya Kisaragi / Chise Asukagawa / Essex / Theseus / Taihou / Souryuu META / Joffre / Indomitable / Impero / Illustrious / Hornet II / Hiryuu META / Graf Zeppelin / Formidable /
BCasablanca / Shangri-La / Saratoga / Intrepid / Bunker Hill / Ark Royal META
CSerri Glaus / Akagi / Zuikaku / Hiryuu / Illustrious µ / Tokino Sora / Kaga / Taihou µ / Katsuragi / Souryuu / Peter Strasser / Shoukaku
DAnniversary Kizuna AI / Bataan / Ranger / Hermes / Bearn / Eagle / Ookaami Mio / Hornet / Elba
EZeppy / Yorktown / Victorious / Chaser / Weser / Ryuujou / Chitose / Chiyoda / Princeton / Nyotengu / Junyou META / Lexington / Little Enterprise
FWasp / Langley / Green Heart / Akagi-chan / Junyou / Hiyou / Chen Hai / Glorious / Bogue / Green / Hiyou META / Houshou / Murasaki Shion / Long Island / Hwah Jah
Perseus is a very good healer in Azur Lane

Ranking of the most efficient CA/CB

We continue this Azur Lane top of the best ships with the most powerful CA and CB of the game. This time, it's the Heavy Cruiser and Large Cruiser type ships. We're talking about some pretty big ships!

RankingCharacters
SSKronshtadt / Ägir / Drake / Azuma / Brest
SAnchorage / Cheshire / San Francisco / Roon µ / Azusa Miura / Prinz Heinrich / Kala Ideas
AIbuki / Roon / Saint Louis / Yume Minami / Tallinn / Prinz Adalbert / Baltimore / Bremerton / Minneapolis / Northampton II
BPola / Little Cheshire / Portland / Shropshire / New Orleans / London / Kasumi (Venus Vacation) / Chikuma Blücher
CWichita / Atago / Haguro / Elegant Kizuna AI / Deutschland / Mogami / Takao / Zara / Baltimore µ / Admiral Graf Spee
DChicago / Algeria / Little Spee / Maya / Choukai
ENorthampton / Axeter / Prinz Eugen / Trento META / York / Suffolk / Houston / Namiko / Indianapolis / Nakiri Ayame / Lila Decyrus / Little Prinz Eugen
FBolzano / Astoria / Ashigara / Admiral Hipper µ / Admiral Hipper / Black Heart / Suzuya / Quincy / Noire / Kumano / Foch / Dorsetshire / Kent / Kako / Furutaka / Yorck / Vincennes / Trieste / Aoba / Trento / Sussex / Norfolk / Nachi / Myoukou / Salt Lake City / Pensacola / Kinugasa
Azur Lane Tier List - Brest CA CB

Tier list Azur Lane: the best Light Cruisers

Let's continue this Azur Lane tier list with the Light Cruiser (abbreviated CL) vessels.

RankingCharacters
SSPlymouth
SRikka Takarada / Reisalin Stout / San Diego / Harbin / Mainz / Noshiro / Helena META / Seattle / Emden / Helena
ANeptune / Kirov / Chapayev / Jintsuu / Duca degli Abruzzi / Joan of Arc / Yat Sen / Kuybyshev / Swiftsure / Misaki / Pamiat Merkuria / Montpelier / Aurora
BPhoenix / Avrora / Leipzig / Dido / Juneau / Dido µ / Isuzu / Giuseppe Garibaldi / Curlew / Haruka Amami / Boise / Magdeburg / Birmingham / Reno / Biloxi / Sakawa / Bellona / Sirius
CBelfast / Sendai / Kinu / Newcastle / Ning Hai / Denver / Columbia / Cleveland
DAchilles / Brooklyn / Ajax / St. Louis / Curacoa / Sheffield µ / Sheffield / Nürnberg / Little Bel
EÉmile Bertin / Leander / Black Prince / Honolulu / Chao Ho / Yura / Cleveland µ / Ying Swei / Edinburgh / Gloucester / Monica
FCharybdis / Hermione / Purple Heart / Yuubari / Penelope / Neptune (Neptunia) / Nurmansk / Mikuma / Memphis META / Manchester / Li'l Sandy / Lena / La Galissonière / Hass / Hai Tien / Hai Chi / Enterprise (Royal Navy) / Elbing / Cleveland / Agano / Abukuma / Arethusa / Atlanta / Concord / Fiji / Galatea / Glasgow / Jamaica / Karlsruhe / Köln / Marblehead / Memphis / Naka / San Juan / Southampton / Königsberg / Nagara / Omaha / Raleigh / Richmond
Azur Lane Tier List - Plymouth is a light cruiser

Top DD and DDG vessels in Azur Lane

We continue our ranking of the best Azur Lane ships with the Destroyers(DD) and the Guided-missile Destroyers(DDG).

RankingCharacters
SS-
SShimakaze / Yuudachi / Kitakaze / An Shan / Chang Chun
AAllen M. Summer / Ayanami / Jervis / Kazagumo / Kiev / Marie Rose / Suzutsuki / Tashkent / Wakatsuki / Z46
BZ23 / Bristol / Ingraham / Yukikaze / Tashkent µ / Janus / Pompeo Magno / Javelin / Le Terrible / L'Indomptable / Le Malin µ / Laffey / Naganami
CZ1 / Shirakami Fubuki / Le Triomphant / Le Malin / Kawakaze / Kasumi / Charles Ausburne / Z28 / Z24 / Yoizuki / Kagerou / Harutsuki / Hanazuki / Carabiniere
DEldriige / Shigure / Tai Yuan / Stremitelny / Stephen Potter / Shirayuki / Hunter META / Hatsuharu / Gromky / Gremyashchy / Fu Shun / Eskimo / Ariake
ENicholas / Cooper / Le Mars / Hibiki / Fortune META / Hammann II / Le Téméraire / Libeccio / Tanikaze / Soobrazitelny / Niizuki / Minsk / Z36 / Z26 / Z25 / Yuugure / Vincenzo Gioberti / Cassin / Downes / Kiyonami / Shiranui / Fletcher
FWhite Heart / Prototype Bulin MKII / Specialized Bulin Custom MKIII / Acasta / Alfredo Oriani / Amazon / Fortune / Forbin / Emanuele Pessagno / White / Bailey / Ardent / Hammann / Hamakaze / Grozny / Grenville / Glowworm / Fubuki / L'Opiniâtre / Kizuna AI / Kamikaze / Icarus / Hatsushimo / Hardy / Maury / Matsukaze / Matchless / Makinami / Maillé Brézé / Maestrale / Nicoloso da Recco / Natsuiro Matsuri / Musketeer / Mullany / Morrison / Miyuki / Uranami / Universal Bulin / Umikaze / Tartu Sims / Nowaki / Z35 / Z2 / Z16 / Yamakaze / Vampire / Benson / Bache / Aylwin / Asashio / Arashio / Akatsuki / Echo / Dewey / Cygnet / Crescent / Comet / Bush / Hazelwood / Hatakaze / Halsey Powell / Gridley / Fumizuki / Foxhound / Jenkins / Isokaze / Ikazuchi / Hunter / Hobby / Kisaragi / Kimberly / Kalk / Jupiter / Juno / Jersey Jupiter / Juno / Jersey / Ooshio / Oite / Nagatsuki / Mutsuki / Michishio / Kuroshio / Thatcher / Stably / Smalley / Shiratsuyu / Radford / Oyashio / Z19 / Z18 / Wakaba / Urakaze / Beagle / Aulick / Minazuki / Mikazuki / McCall / Foote / Craven / Bulldog / Z21 / Z20 / Uzuki / Spence
Azur Lane Tier List: Shimakaze

Tier list Azur Lane: the best SS, SSV and IX ships

Let's keep going with the SS, SSV and IX characters that respectively designate the Submarine, Submarine carrier and Frigate ships for this Azur Lane tier list complete with all the characters of the game.

RankingCharacters
SS-
SArcherfish / Leonardo da Vinci / U-96 / U-81 / U-47 / U-37 / Royal Fortune
AU-101 / Minato Aqua / Albacore
BCavalla / I-19 / I-168 / I-13 / U-410 / Nautilus / I-58 / Albacore µ
CU-110 / U-1206 / U-522 / U-556 / U-557 / U-73 / I-25 / I-26 / I-56 / Dace / Bluegill / Mami Futami / Ami Futami
DTorricelli / Surcouf
E-
F-
Ranking of the best Azur Lane characters in tier list

Best Azur Lane ships in the "Others" category

Finally, we conclude this top of the best Azur Lane ships with the characters not belonging to the above-mentioned types. Although few in number, they deserve their ranking.

RankingCharacters
SS-
S-
A-
BAkashi / Vestal
CRitsuko Akizuki
DKashino
ETing An
F-
Akashi and Vestal in Azur Lane
Akashi and Vestal are not healers, contrary to what their type seems to indicate

That concludes our tier list Azur Lane! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, you will have noticed that the number of characters is more than significant. Thus, it is not always easy to rank the ships objectively. So if you have any suggestions or feedback to give us, don 't hesitate to express yourself in the comments! On that note, we'll see you soon for new Azur Lane tips 😉

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