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While choosing a good fleet of ships is important, the equipment your ships are using is also valuable. This equipment guide will help explain the equipment system in Azur Lane.
You can get equipment either by opening Equipment Boxes or by finding Equipment Blueprints and then crafting them. Equipment Blueprints can be found during Sortie matches.
There are several different types of equipment:
However, simply going by a piece of equipment’s stats won’t guarantee success. Each ship also has a Weapon Effectiveness rating for non-auxiliary slots, so you’ll want to carefully match your ships with the best equipment for maximum effectiveness.
You should also keep in mind the type of situation you’re going into. The equipment best suited for PvE is different than the sorts of equipment you’ll want to use for PvP, for example.
If you want to try playing PvP, you should keep in mind that it’s a different experience in many ways than PvE. PvP requires you to really think about the composition of your fleet and how all the parts work together. As such, there are a few different types of builds you can focus on, depending on your playstyle. The video guide below offers some tips and suggestions for playing PvP.
Akashi has a secret questline you can follow. To begin Akashi’s quest, you must start by going to the shop and tapping her 30 times. This will initiate the quest, and she’ll start giving you tasks to complete. Complete each task, and she’ll eventually tell you your next task is to find 11 hidden pawprints.
These pawprints are in various locations around the game, and you just have to touch them on the screen to collect them.
The pawprints can also be collected before you officially start the quest. In fact, each pawprint includes a letter, and when put all together, they spell out the instructions to tap Akashi in order to begin the quest. Any pawprints you’ve found before starting the quest will be counted as found.
Each pawprint also includes a hint as to the next pawprint’s location.
The 11 pawprints can be found at:
If you can’t find some of the pawprints, the video guide below shows all of their locations.
If you want to build an excellent team, you’ll want to have a rough idea of Azur Lane tier lists. Of course, this can vary based on preference, as well as when the game is updated with new information. Nevertheless, as a guideline for the game right now, here is an English tier list.
Highest Tier – Amagi, Hood, Duke of York, Washington, Enterprise, Unicorn, Shouhou, and Akashi
High Tier – Tirpitz, Queen Elizabeth, Akagi and Kaga, Akagi, Ranger, and Vestal
Excellent Tier – Hyuuga, South Dakota, North Carolina, Shoukaku and Zuikaku, Ark Royal, and Lexington/Saratoga
Great Tier – Warspite, Prince of Wales, Fusou/Yamashiro, Big 7, Yorktown, Hornet, Graf Zeppelin, Illustrious, and Soryuu and Hiryuu
Good Tier – Ise, Pennsylvania, Gneisenau, and Arizona
Decent Tier – Scharnhorst, Renown, Green Heart, and Long Island
Average Tier – Erebus/Terror, California, Tennessee, Nevada/Oklahoma, Repulse, Vert, Wasp, Bogue, Langley, Houshou, and Hermes
This tier is based on PvE in the English version of the game.
Information for this tier guide came from the following tier list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CASfcjA9zkd9tTEhAV6WW6vtXaZlTp3vigcgpsHFqYU/edit#gid=1666154380
There are many different types of ship, each with its own style. Within each type of ship, you’ll find ships of various classes and rarities.