Azur Lane is a bullet hell, side-scrolling style mobile game, with a character roster being the warships from World War 2 personified. You would control up to 6 characters advancing on a map to shoot at the enemies that appear while dodging their attacks. Yostar has been releasing a lot more gear since 2020, and in this article, we are going to showcase a complete guide for Azur Lane Equipment Tier List 2022.

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Azur Lane Equipment Tier List guide updated 2022

1. Azur Lane Destroyer Gun Tier List

Azur Lane Destroyer Gun Tier List
Destroyer Gun Tier List

Outside of this tier list, certain ships might favor one weapon over others. For example, Kitakaze can only use the Twin 100mm (Type 98) - Sakura DD main gun, while Tashkent needs the Twin 130mm (B-2LM).

S Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Twin 135mm (Model 1938)DD gun with the best DPS against Medium armor enemies and high DPS against Light armor enemies.Virtual Tower event shop.
Twin 130mm (B-2LM)DD gun with exceptional DPS against Light and Medium armor enemies.Northern Overture and Khorovod of Dawn's Rime event shops.
Prototype Twin 130mm Model 1936 Main Gun MountDD gun with exceptional DPS against Light and Medium armor enemiesPR5 research

A Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Twin 114mm (QF Mk IV)DD gun with low reload time to proc skills and very high damage against Light and Medium armor enemiesPR3 research
Twin 128mm/45 SK C/41DD gun with AP ammo. Does exceptional DPS against Medium armor while remaining decent against other armor typesGear lab

B Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Single 138.6mm (Mle 1929)Very high DPS HE Gun, good against heavy armor enemiesIris of Light and Dark (D2), Skybound Oratorio (D1), and Universe in Unison (μSP)
Twin 120mm (QF Mark XI)Very high DPS against Light and Medium armor enemiesGear lab

C Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Twin 100mm (Type 98)DD gun with low reload time to proc skills and average damage against Light and Medium armor enemiesHow to get: 9-4, 12-4, 14-3, T4/T5 Sakura Tech Box.
Twin 127mm (5"/38 Mk 38)Average DPS HE Gun, good against heavy armor enemiesHow to get: 5-1, 8-1, 10-3, 11-1, T4/T5 Eagle Tech box.

D Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Twin 120mm (QF Mark XII)Transitional gun. Good against Light and Medium4-2, 8-1, T3/T4 Royal Tech Box
Twin 120mm (Model 1936)Transitional gun. Good against Light and MediumEmpyreal Tragicomedy B1, D1; The Flame-Touched Dagger SP1, SP3
Twin 127mm (Type 3 Mod B)Transitional gun. Good against HeavyGear Lab
Single 76mm (3"/50 caliber gun)Fastest gun in the game for proccing skills3-3, T2/T3 Eagle Tech Box

2. Azur Lane Surface Torpedoes Tier List

Azur Lane Surface Torp Tier List
Surface Torpedoes Tier List

The principle behind torpedoes is that homing torps are good for auto while normal (non-homing) torps are good for manual.

S Tier

TorpDPS ratingHow to get
533mm Quintuple Homing Torpedo Mount (6 Star)Best homing torp for Autoplay. Save this for your best Torpedo characters such as Ayanami/Shimakaze...etc.Gear Lab

A Tier

TorpDPS ratingHow to get
533mm Quadruple Homing Torpedo MountGreat homing torp for AutoOpposite Colored D1, The Pursuit of Graf Spee SP3 (Boss only), Inverted Orthant D1 (Boss/Siren only), T4/T5 Iron Blood Tech Box, Gear Lab.
610mm Quintuple Torpedo Mount (6 Star)Great manual torp with very high damageUpon the Shimmering Blue Exchange

B Tier

TorpDPS ratingHow to get
533mm Quintuple Torpedo Mount Mk 17Good non-homing torp for AutoGear Lab
533mm Quintuple Torpedo MountGood non-homing torp for Auto7-4, Glorious Battle SP3, Non-Ironblood T4/T5 Tech Boxes. Blueprints can also be obtained through Research.

C tier

TorpDPS ratingHow to get
533mm Quintuple Homing Torpedo Mount (5 Star)Good non-homing torp for AutoT4/T5 Ironblood Tech Box
533mm Quintuple Torpedo Mount Mk IXBest manual torp with a parallel pattern instead of a spread pattern. Bad in auto mode.7-4, Glorious Battle SP3, Non-Ironblood T4/T5 Tech Boxes. Blueprints can also be obtained through Research.
610mm Quadruple Torpedo Mount KaiGood manual torp with a slightly higher cooldownGear Lab
610mm Quadruple Torpedo Mount (5 Star)Good manual torp6-4, 8-2, 10-4, 11-2, 12-2, T4/T5 Sakura Tech Box. Blueprints can also be obtained through Research.

D Tier

TorpDPS ratingHow to get
533mm Quadruple Torpedo MountGood transitional torpedo5-2, Non-Ironblood T3/T4 Tech Boxes
550mm Triple Torpedo LauncherFast torpedo for proccing skillsAcquired through Angel of the Iris, Research.

3. Azur Lane Submarine Torpedoes Tier List

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Submarine Torpedoes Tier List

Overall, the homing Mark 20 Bidder is the best, but it is fairly hard to craft in research. If you can't get it, just stick with the G7e, which blueprints can be found in either research or daily. The other torps are usable but not optimal and resource-intensive to craft, especially the tier B and C ones.

Players can use the purple versions of these torps as transitional weapons.

S Tier

TorpDPS ratingHow to get
Submarine-mounted Mark 20S "Bidder" TorpedoGreat sub torp with weak homing capability. However, as it fires in waves of 3 instead of 2, the Bidder is considered the best.Gear Lab

A Tier

TorpDPS ratingHow to get
Submarine-mounted G7e Acoustic Homing TorpedoGreat sub torp with strong homing capability.X-5 maps (Anti-Submarine Warfare) from boss node.
Submarine-mounted Mark 28 TorpedoTechnically A tier, but has low damage and is harder to get than the G7eGear Lab

B Tier

TorpDPS ratingHow to get
Submarine-mounted Mark 16 TorpedoTransitional equipment until you are able to get A or S tierX-5 maps (Anti-Submarine Warfare) from boss node, Supply Line Disruption, 13-4
Submarine-mounted Type 95 Oxygen TorpedoTransitional equipment until you are able to get A or S tierX-5 maps (Anti-Submarine Warfare) from boss node.
Submarine-mounted Type 96 Oxygen TorpedoTransitional equipment until you are able to get A or S tierGear Lab

C Tier

TorpDPS ratingHow to get
Submarine-mounted Mark 12 TorpedoGood stat but crafted from the same source material as the bidder.Gear Lab
Submarine-mounted Type 95 Kai Pure Oxygen TorpedoCost too many resources.Gear Lab

4. Azur Lane Light Cruiser Guns Tier List

For CL who can pick between CL guns and DD guns, always go for the DD guns as they yield higher DPS. Always use CL guns for BB aux slots, if possible.

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Light Cruiser Guns Tier List

S Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Prototype Quadruple 152mm Main Gun MountBest CL gun with the highest DPS, very hard to get.PR5 research

A Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Prototype Triple 152mm DP Mk 17 Main Gun Mount2nd best DPS CL gun.PR2 research
Triple 152mm B-38 MK 5 Main Gun MountSlightly lower DPS than the Mk17.Northern Overture event shop and map drop, Khorovod of Dawn's Rime map drop
Prototype Triple 155mm Kai Naval Gun MountAbout the same as the B-38Gear Lab

B Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Prototype Triple 152mm Mk XXV Main Gun Mount3rd best DPS CL gun.PR2 research
Prototype Twin 150mm SK C/28 Main Gun MountSimilar DPS to the Mk XXVGear Lab

C Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Triple 155mm Main Gun MountAverage DPS CL gun. Use if nothing better available.6-2, 8-3, 13-1, T4/T5 Sakura Tech Box. Blueprints can also be obtained through Research.
Triple 152mm Mk 16 Main Gun MountSimilar to the Triple 155mm Main Gun Mount but has higher spreadGear Lab

D Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Triple 152mm (Model 1934)Lower than average CL gun but decent as BB aux gun.Available in "Daedalian Hymn" event shop, D3 and SP. Virtual Tower as a map drop from SP4.
Twin 150mm TbtsK C/36 Main Gun MountBest Purple gun, good to use when you don't have gold guns yet.4-2, 9-3, 11-4, T3/T4 Ironblood Tech Box
Single 150mm SK C/28 Main Gun MountFastest CL gun in the game, best to use on CL who need to trigger barrages like Neptune.2-4, 8-1, 11-2, T3/T4 Ironblood Tech Box

5. Azur Lane Heavy Cruiser Gun Tier List

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Heavy Cruiser Gun Tier List

S Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Prototype Triple 234mm Main Gun MountBest CA gun with the highest DPS, very hard to get.PR3 research or the Prototype Shop (limited to 50 blueprints total).

A Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Triple 203mm (SK C/34 Prototype)Best DPS CA gun with AP ammo.PR1 research, Gear Lab
Triple 203mm (8"/55 Mk 15 SHS)Similar to the SK C/34 but has higher DMG against heavyGear Lab
Twin 203mm SKC (Improved)Similar to the SK C/34 but with higher DMG against light and mediumOperation Convergence event shop
Twin 203mm Mle 1931 Main Gun MountBest DPS CA gun with HE ammo.Drop and event shop in Skybound Oratorio.

B Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Prototype Twin 234mm Main Gun MountVery good CA gun with good performance against all armor typesPR3 research
Prototype Triple 203mm Mk IX Main Gun Mount2nd best HE gun due to the higher spreadGear Lab

C Tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Twin 203mm (SK C/34)Decent CA gun with AP ammo, use if no higher tier available7-3, 8-4, T4/T5 Ironblood Tech Box. Blueprints can also be obtained through Research.
Prototype 203mm No. 3 Naval Gun MountDecent CA gun with HE ammo, use if no higher tier availableCore Data Exchange (800), Gear Lab
Prototype Triple 203mm AA GunSimilar to the SK C/34 but with higher DMG against light and mediumPR 1 research
Twin 203mm (Model 1927)The only CA gun with SAP ammo, hard to get and lower than average performanceEmpyreal Tragicomedy map drop

D tier

GunDPS ratingHow to get
Twin 203mm Naval Gun Mount (4 star)Usable HE gun until you get gold weapons4-2, 8-3, 8-4, 12-1, T3/T4 Sakura Tech Box
Twin 203mm (SK C/34) (4 star)Usable AP gun until you get gold weapons4-3, 4-4, 8-4, T3/T4 Tech box

6 - Battleship/Battlecruiser Guns Tier List

The rule of thumb when using BB guns is that triple is for damage, double is for triggering barrage.

  • Tier-EX: Twin 457, Triple 406MK7
  • Tier-1(damage): 406MKD, 406MK6, Triple 410, Triple 406 1940, Triple 406/50
  • Tier-1(barrage): Triple 305 SKC, Twin 381, 406SKC, Twin 380
  • Tier-2(damage): Triple 381, Triple 381 1934.
  • Tier-2(barrage): Twin 410
  • Special: Quadruple 380 (Jean Bart), Triple 305 M1907 (Gangut), Quadruple 356 (King George V), Triple 406 (Massachusett, Gascogne Muse).
  • Useless: Twin 410 Type 3
BB guns in Azur Lane tier list
List of all BB guns worth using in Azur Lane.

The tier EX guns are very rare and can only be acquired from research. Out of the good weapons, the Triple 406 MK6 is the easiest to get for HE damage, and the Prototype Triple 410 is the easiest to get for AP damage.

For Barrage guns, the Twin 410 purple is the easiest to get, with the Twin 380 being the AP variant. The fastest barrage gun, however, is the Triple 305 SKC from PR3.

7 - Aircraft Carrier Fighter Tier List

  • Tier-EX: F7F, Sea Hornet
  • Tier-1: F4U, Sea Fury, F6F, Seafang, Kawanishi, A7M, BF-109G
  • Tier-2: F8F, Seafire, Type 0
  • Tier-3: Me155-A, F2A
Fighters Azur Lane tier list
List of all Fighters worth using in Azur Lane.

The Tier EX has the highest damage, with 2x 1000lbs bombs. Tier 1 has about the same level of damage, with the F4U and BF-109G being the strongest. New players should stick with the F6F or Seafang. Tier 2 and 3 are not worth using outside of airstrike speed adjustment. Stock up on the F4U once you have gathered enough core data - they are the cheapest fighter for budget players.

8 - Aircraft Carrier Dive Bomber Tier List

  • Tier-1: SB2C Helldiver, XSB3C-1
  • Tier-2: BTD-1
  • Tier-3: SBD, Barracuda 831, Firefly, Suisei, Suisei 12A
  • Special: Suisei Model 21 (for BBV)
Dive Bombers tier list in Azur Lane
List of all Dive Bombers worth using in Azur Lane.

Overall, just stick with the SB2C Helldiver, the best DB in the game. It is also super easy to get, from both map drops and chests. The XSB3C-1 is just a slight improvement at the highest tier, which is pretty resource-intensive.

While tier 2, the BTD-1 is worth using sometimes, the tier 3 planes are not worth using outside of airstrike speed adjustment. The Suisei Model 21 is the best in slot for Aviation battleships.

9 - Aircraft Carrier Torpedo Bomber Tier List

There are 2 types of Torpedo Bombers, Normal (for mobs) and Converging (for bosses).

  • Tier-EX: Wyvern
  • Tier-1: Ju-87, Aichi B7A (Converging), XTB2D (Normal), Swordfish (Slow)
  • Tier-2: Barracuda, TBM Avenger, Firecrest, Blackburn
  • Tier-3: Saiun Kai, TBD Devastator.
Torp Bombers tier list Azur Lane
List of all Torp Bombers worth using in Azur Lane.

Overall, new players should just stick with the Barracuda and the Aichi B7A. While the other options are marginally better, these two planes are much easier to get. The Siren ops planes are extremely resource-intensive, especially the Wyvern.

10 - Azur Lane Equipment Tier List For Auxiliaries + AA guns

Auxiliaries

  • Tier-1: High Performance Hydraulic Steering Gear, High Standard Fire Control Radar, Beaver Squad Tag
  • Tier-2: Steam Catapult, Super Heavy Shell, Type 1 AP Shell, Type 93 Pure Oxygen Torpedo, SG Radar, Homing Beacon
  • Tier-3: High Performance Air Radar, Repair Toolkit
Aux in Azur Lane
Azur Lane Equipment Tier List For Auxiliaries

Overall, there are so many Aux in AL that listing them out would cost us all day. The Rule of thumb is to get Evasion on tanking frontline ships like Heavy and Light Cruisers, HP on Destroyer, White and Black Shell + Radar for Battleships and Steam Catapult for Carriers.

For submarines, you can use any combination of the Improved Snorkel, Type 93 Improved Oxygen Torpedo, and Pressure Resistant Hull Design.

The same rules apply for Aux gear - if you are using the purple version of the gold gears, only upgrade them to level 6 (except for the toolbox).

PVP Auxiliaries

There are quite a few Auxiliaries that only work in Exercise or PVP mode in Azur Lane. They can be unlocked in the Memento Section. Overall, these equipment provide good stats and should be unlocked as soon as possible.

Anti Sub Gears

While all light cruisers and destroyers can fire depth charges now, having the Improved Depth Charge Projector would still be useful (even its blue version is passable). You can get blueprints for crafting them from SOS missions and weekly submarine missions. The sonars are completely optional - you only need the depth charges.

Anti Sub Gears
Anti Sub Gears in AL

AA guns

Most AA guns in Azur Lane are interchangeable so it is not worth listing them all out. The best are the Sextuple 40mm BOFOR from PR3 and the Twin 113mm. The Twin 134mm is useful for gun-based destroyers like Z23 - they provide an extra 15FP, which those units sorely need.

The Twin 40mm bofor and the Twin 40mm hazemayer are best used on battleships - they provide an extra 15 and 5 Hit, the stat that battleships sorely need.

If you are a new player, just use any gold AA gun you managed to get your hand on. Anti air only becomes a problem once you reach world 13, which is filled with enemy planes.

AA guns in Azur Lane
Azur Lane Equipment Tier List For AA guns

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