Azur Lane Tier List 2022

Furqan Shahid
Furqan Shahid
Azur Lane Tier List

When looking for some fun games to play in your free time, Azur Lane is the game that gets talked about a lot. Ever since its release, the game has been in conversations time and again and for all the right reasons.

For those wondering, it is a mix of side scrolling shooting with some RPG and gacha charm all mixed together. The premise of the game is on the stranger side; in Azur Lane, you collect human representations of World War II warships that are called “shipgirls” in this game. Yes, it does sound strange and that’s how it works.

Thankfully, the strange name is not the only thing that this game has going for it, as there is more, thanks to its different battle mechanics.

We are now going to explore the Azur Lane tier list, so if anyone is getting started with the game, they know what they should be looking into. Tier lists are simple and we do not really have to explain how these work but for your convenience, we are going to mention the few basics.

S Tier – The Best Ships You Can Find

S Tier

Starting with the S tier, as the name suggests, this will only contain the ships that are overall excellent and will sit well in almost every single situation that you can think of. For anyone who is for the best experience, these ships are the ones to go for.

With these ships, you are getting some excellent stats and skills as well; ensuring that regardless of what the game throws at your, your experience remains unfazed.

Name of the the ShipType of the ShipPlacement of the Ship
AyanamiDestroyerVanguard
AzumaLarge CruiserVanguard
BaltimoreHeavy CruiserVanguard
BremertonHeavy CruiserVanguard
CentaurLight Aircraft CarrierBack Row
ChapayevLight CruiserVanguard
DrakeHeavy CruiserVanguard
EnterpriseAircraft CarrierBack Row
Formidable  
Friedrich der GrosseBattleshipBack Row
GascogneBattleshipBack Row
GeorgiaBattleshipBack Row
HelenaLight CruiserVanguard
HoweBattleshipBack Row
I-13Submarine CarrierBack Row
MonarchBattleshipBack Row
NagatoBattleshipBack Row
OdinBattleshipBack Row
RichelieuBattleshipBack Row
RoonHeavy CruiserVanguard
RyuuhouAircraft CarrierBack Row
San Diego RetrofitLight CruiserVanguard
SeattleLight CruiserVanguard
U-101SubmarineSupport
Warspite RetrofitBattleshipBack

A-Tier – Powerful Ships When Used Right

A-Tier

Move down a bit from the S tier and you are welcomed by A-Tier, which is a bit different in a way that the ships in this tier are good and they are also powerful. However, for those who are looking for the all-in-one solution, that is not quite there as these ships fail to perform on the same level, which might be a problem for some players.

However, in the hands of the right player, these ships can be just as formidable and can easily dominate the battlefield.

Name of the ShipType of the ShipPlacement of the Ship
AkashiRepair ShipBack Row
AlabamaBattleshipBack Row
AmagiBattle CruiserBack Row
An ShanDestroyerVanguard
BismarckBattleshipBack Row
Bunker HillAircraft CarrierBack Row
CheshireHeavy CruiserVanguard
Duke of YorkBattleshipBack Row
EldridgeDestroyerVanguard
EssexAircraft CarrierBackline
Graf ZeppelinAircraft CarrierBack Row
I-168SubmarineSupport
IllustriousAircraft CarrierBack Row
IntrepidAircraft CarrierBack Row
Jean BartBattleshipBack Row
Jintsuu RetrofitLight CruiserVanguard
King George VBattleshipBack Row
KitakazeDestroyerVanguard
Laffey RetrofitDestroyerVanguard
MinneapolisHeavy CruiserVanguard
MontpelierLight CruiserVanguard
NeptuneLight CruiserVanguard
Ning Hai RetrofitLight CruiserVanguard
NoshiroLight CruiserVanguard
PerseusAircraft CarrierBack Row
Ping Hai RetrofitLight CruiserVanguard
Portland RetrofitHeavy CruiserVanguard
Saint LouisHeavy CruiserVanguard
Saratoga RetrofitAircraft CarrierBack Row
SwiftsureLight CruiserVanguard
TashkentDestroyerVanguard
TosaBattleshipBack Row
U-47SubmarineSupport
UnicornLight Aircraft CarrierBack Row
VestalRepair ShipBack Row
Yat-Sen RetrofitLight CruiserVanguard
YukikazeDestroyerVanguard
Z23 RetrofitDestroyerVanguard
ZaraHeavy CruiserVanguard

B-Tier – Good Ships But In Right Hands

B-Tier

For one reason or another, the ships that are in the B-Tier are also representative of the current meta that is going on in the game and that is not at all bad. Now, with B tier ships, things are a bit mixed. For starters, these are not bad sips by any mean. However, at the same time, they are not as powerful as you may have expected, especially when you are comparing them with the other ships.

Now, the good news about these ships is that they are still good enough to dominate the battlefield, however, they have to be in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing with these ships or else you will be lost.

Name of the ShipType of the ShipPlacement of the Ship
AlbacoreSubmarineSupport
Ark RoyalAircraft CarrierBack Row
AuroraLight CruiserVanguard
BirminghamLight CruiserVanguard
CasablancaAircraft CarrierBack Row
CavallaSubmarineSupport
ChampagneBattleshipBack Row
ClevelandLight CruiserVanguard
ColumbiaLight CruiserElite (Special)
DidoLight CruiserVanguard
HanazukiDestroyerVanguard
HermioneLight CruiserVanguard
HoodBattle CruiserBack Row
Hyuuga RetrofitAviation BattleshipBack Row
IbukiHeavy CruiserVanguard
JavelinDestroyerVanguard
Jeanne D’ArcLight CruiserVanguard
KagaAircraft CarrierBack Row
KawakazeDestroyerVanguard
Little BelLight CruiserVanguard
LittorioBattleshipBack Row
LondonHeavy CruiserVanguard
Mogami RetrofitHeavy CruiserVanguard
Newcastle RetrofitLight CruiserVanguard
Nicholas RetrofitDestroyerVanguard
North CarolinaBattleshipBack Row
Queen ElizabethBattleshipBack Row
ShouhouLight Aircraft CarrierBack Row
TirpitzBattleshipBack Row
U-81SubmarineSupport
ValiantBattleshipBack Row
Z1 RetrofitDestroyerVanguard

C-Tier – Average Ships But Can Still Work

C-Tier

The C tier of Azur Lane ships is filled with most of the ships that can although hold on their own but they will have a hard time when it comes to being unique or different and are often easily replaced.

Name of the ShipType of the ShipPlacement of the Ship
AlgerieHeavy CruiserVanguard
ArizonaBattleshipBack Row
BelfastLight CruiserVanguard
Curacoa RetrofitLight CruiserVanguard
Curlew RetrofitLight CruiserVanguard
EskimoDestroyerVanguard
GangutBattleshipBack Row
Hiryuu RetrofitAircraft CarrierBack Row
IzumoBattleshipBack Row
Kagerou RetrofitDestroyerVanguard
Kizuna AlDestroyerVanguard
Little RenownBattleshipBack Row
Prinz EugenHeavy CruiserVanguard
SheffieldLight CruiserVanguard
ShoukakuAircraft CarrierBack Row
SiriusLight CruiserVanguard
Souryuu RetrofitAircraft CarrierBack Row
SurugaBattleshipBack Row
VictoriousAircraft CarrierBack Row
WichitaHeavy CruiserVanguard
ZuikakuAircraft CarrierBack Row

D-Tier – Poor Ships That Aren’t for the Endgame

D-Tier

This tier pretty much writes itself but if you are still concerned, these ships are not really meant for the endgame. If you want to use these ships in the beginning, that is fine but anything more than that and you are going to be facing a lot of issues.

Name of the ShipType of the ShipPlacement of the Ship
AkagiAircraft CarrierBack Row
BataanAircraft CarrierBack Row
BiloxiLight CruiserVanguard
CarabiniereDestroyerVanguard
EagleAircraft CarrierBack Row
FumiruiruAircraft CarrierBack Row
KinuLight CruiserVanguard
MikasaBattleshipBack Row
RenoLight CruiserVanguard
Sendai RetrofitLight CruiserVanguard
Shangri-LaAircraft CarrierBack Row
TaihouAircraft CarrierBack Row
U-73SubmarineSupport

F-Tier – Ships You Have to Avoid at All Costs

F-Tier

This really should not come as a surprise but if you are talking about these ships, these have to be avoided at all costs. Sure, you can use them in the early to mid-game and might have a good experience with them but if you are looking for a better experience, then that is not going to be a good experience.

Ship of the NameType of the ShipPlacement of the Ship
Anniversary Kizuna AlAircraft CarrierBack Row
ChaserLight Aircraft CarrierBack Row
HibikiDestroyerVanguard
IcarusDestroyerVanguard
IsuzuLight CruiserVanguard
NaganamiDestroyerVanguard
TanikazeDestroyerVanguard
TartuDestroyerVanguard
U-556SubmarineSupport
ZeppyAircraft CarrierBack Row

Final Words

Azur Lane is a lot of fun when you finally figure out the mechanics and start playing the game. Sure, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea but if you are looking for something that is truly different and will provide hours of fun, this is the game you should be playing.

With this tier list, you will have a much better trying out the game and making the type of progress you want.

Furqan Shahid

I have been gaming for almost 24 years with extensive knowledge of all platforms and the gaming industry, in general. With interests in literature, art, gaming, and PC hardware.

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