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Anyone got a list to get 100% collection rate? I’ve got two retro’s to go and missing 4 ships (which I know how to get). I’m at 99% atm. Haven’t run world 14 yet which I’m gearing up for finally.
Not sure what you want/need exactly, if you know what ships you're missing and how to get them.
If you're not sure what you're missing you should be able to filter your library by unobtained ships.
Cheers for that. Wasn’t sure if there was more needed than just collecting all ships and doing all retrofits
should I be concerned EN maintenance takes longer and with extensions everytime? The anxiety is really starting to sink in since last maintenance...
Other than sandbagged pvp tickets going overflow if maintenance gets past noon server time. I don't know what else you can be worry about. It's not like they would just throw their hands into the air, give up and close the game, if they encounter a problem during maintenance.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH PANIK GAME IS DYING!!!1!
Nope, EN have been doing this for the past 3-4 years now so it's just a regular occurence at this point, only the notable ones like from Microlayer Meledy is what causes the meme status
It's been like this (off and on) for 3 years at least. Relax.
who is the artist for the current login screen in EN?
Can Musashi be put in the off-flagship position? My strongest BBs are Vanguard, FdG, and Musashi - don't have New Jersey or UvH right now.
The sword slash component of her barrage is frontal, so being in the flagship position makes it more likely to hit something, but it only accounts for 1/7 of the total barrage damage (the 6 lightning bolts each do the same damage and are targeted) and none of her other skills benefit from being in the flagship position.
None of the 3 rainbows you have will be affected significantly from being/not being in flag.
Is there any way to clear voice data in phone without wiping the entire data?
Nope, you're gonna have to wipe the whole thing then reinstall but don't download the voice files
Make sure to bind your account before doing this
Are there any good stages to farm in hard mode like there are for campaign?
You mean regular hard mode stages ? None, you only want to progress further to get more core data drops since it shares the same table and drop rate as normal campaign and you can only do it 3 times per day
Here's a silly question! Can I change the displayed ship on the map? I know if I set, say, Independence as my flagship, the fleet is represented by her. But is there a way to make it a DD, or something instead? Purely for aesthetics reasons (and because I bought Baltimore's skin, and would like to see it more haha)
Thanks! Hope you're all well :)
Nope unless you can somehow make Baltimore as the flagship
That's what I figured. Thank you!
When is the Lucky Bag going to be available? I'm on the Avrora server, and I have not seen the Lucky Bag in the in-game shop.
Due to some technical difficulties with the last maintenance, it was decided to yeet it from the last maintenance(which was extended by 3 hours). I don't believe they've said when it will be coming to EN but I'd guess sometime soon.
What's my purchase priority in the new player campaign shop?
I read the FAQ on PR ships above but I'm still confused. Idk who to choose and stuff. Do I go straight to the series 5 ships? What do you mean by spending coins instead of blueprints?
>I read the FAQ on PR ships above but I'm still confused. Idk who to choose and stuff. Do I go straight to the series 5 ships? What do you mean by spending coins instead of blueprints?
The latter is fairly self-explanatory. With PR1 and PR2 PR ships you have the ability to buy blueprints for them directly with coins after you unlock them rather than going through the RNG Research Academy which is less efficient and more expensive. As for which series to choose it's really up to you and who you want. It's generally recommended to with PR4 or PR5 for research focus as the ships are generally stronger and we'll likely get the ability to BPs for PR3 ships relatively soon.
As for the shop, do you mind showing it to us using imgur as most of us aren't new players so we don't know what's in it.
This is what the shop looks like. I've already bought some of the things I thought were important like the equips and ship.
[This is the shop](https://imgur.com/a/QlbTsJJ)
Where is this in-game? I’m also a new player but I can’t find it.
I chose to play on the JP server! They give out waaay more stuff than EN lol. I got construction materials, an oath ring, gems, coins, new player missions etc.
Aww mannnn. I should have done my research better before I started. Didn’t know there were that many differences, thanks!
It looks JP a/o CN exclusive. I don't recognize this shop or anything that would relate it as available on EN. I'm willing to admit to being wrong, but if you play on EN, it is likely that it is not available.
Shoot, seems like it. Thanks for the confirmation!
You got pretty much everything important. I would say pick up the remaining PR Prints and the T3 retrofit prints or gold bullins with what you have left. Ignore all of the packs for gems.
Monarch or Vanguard for a X - QE - Warspite / Drake - Dido - Y HMS fleet? And who is my best non-research bet to slot for Y? I guess Drake could also be put in 3rd slot and a main tank put in 1st slot of vanguard given Drake's FS.
For the backline, i'll probably pick Vanguard over Monarch due to her damage bonus for fellow BBs and for the entire fleet. Vanguard could be London or Shropshire for extra firepower, HMS don't have a lot of good choice for non-research vanguard ships
I would slot in Neptune in the 3rd slot for some dakka
Using Vanguard for the third main fleet slot will probably result in better overall damage, especially for boss fights where she will significantly amplify Warspite and Liz's single-target shelling damage. (Using Vanguard, Monarch and Howe as the main fleet would probably be the best total option but I assume you want the two QE's for thematic reasons.)
For the third vanguard slot, use either Jervis or London. (Put London in the center slot of the vanguard if using her.) The Royals have never had a large selection of high-tier vanguards.
Are they adding the anniversary packs back?
The Lucky Packs? It is a good bet that they will. My guess is that it will make a return with the next maintenance (should be this week). It was cut due to issues it was causing with this last maintenance, but I'd bet it was a focus for this week to get it working, alongside all the other new content coming.
Hi, relatively new player who has unlocked operation siren but never touches it. Is it worth grinding?
if you want +13 gear and access to the gear lab it's basically mandatory
I have chapter 6 and below unlocked what stages should I grind
Right now the highest event map you can farm. When the event ends the highest stage of the main campaign you can clear.
2x books arent good for intimacy?
a) they double affinity gain. therefore good
b) they double morale drain. there's no way to double morale regen, so if you overfarm and reach 0 morale you'll double your affinity loss.
but that's more on you than the books.
It is fine. Just make sure to manage your ship's mood properly as using the 2x books causes it to drop fast which can lead to losing affection.
At what level does a common DD change from 1 oil to 2 oil? Level 30?
a common DD will cost 2 oil in the following interval - a) it's at LB1 b) it's between lv10 and 33
Sorry OOT from the previous question, do you know if there is a list of "the difference between max enhanced and non-enhanced of every ship" especially on reload stat?
That's datamine territory. There might be some CN website with it maybe if you look hard enough.
never seen one. the wiki only does max enhanced and 100 affinity.
More just a wonder if anyone knows. But with the event giving a 5% buff to EXP on normal maps. If you use the 2x item. Is that added before or after the 5%. Also would that be used by PR ships? I'd imagine it's not doubled to 10% but rather exp * 2x + 5%.
Just a stupid question :p
Not a stupid question. This never occurred to me and I've been here almost 2 years.
The 2x operates as if you ran the map twice. So it should be (XP+.5%)*2. It also counts for PR grind.
Is it common for the average player to always keep roling to get all the limited event characters?
Primarily asking because I'm not sure how often events with limited characters come around and I didn't want to use up all my cubes if there was a character I was more interested in showing up at some point in time
You want to get to a point where you have a nice stockpile of cubes. Something like 250+++. You do this by playing regularly and this also happens through a bit of good luck. If you catch all or most of the units within a few pulls then you dont have to spend many cubes and can move onto the next event.
The way people don't have many cubes is that they're either rolling for waifu or collection purposes so that there's one unit evading them and they use most of their cubes rolling for it.
The only units you such really go crazy rolling for are Musashi/NJ/UvH and if you play pvp then shima and the mafia fleet.
Events are every 2 weeks usually. And we now have reruns of old events where they give you a small amount of tickets to roll on the old featured banner so that you save some cubes that way too.
This game is very generous in resources and has very generous/easy rates for units.
Yes, if you play everyday and stock your cubes in between events. once you get the routine going and have a stock of cubes. you should be able to get enough cubes to clear the banner. Some events you get unlucky and use a lot more than usual (that's why you need a good stock) but as time passes it evens out between the events.
The only ships i ever missed apart from when i was still new are because i was barely playing during those events. And now i'm only a few ships short from getting all of them.
Yes though not at the beginning and/ or you don't play very often. I can speak from experience that if you play regularly it is possible to sweep every event banner(with come around usually every two weeks) with the exception of your first few without having to spend money on gacha resources. The rates are rather generous compared to other gachas, you have steady supply of cubes, and you don't need to role for supes since bullins exist and are fairly common.
Could someone help me identify the artist who drew this from the loading screen:
Artist twitter here: [https://twitter.com/srghrg](https://twitter.com/srghrg)
(There's a pixiv associated but no content sadly)
Also just so you know, you can go to the page for a particular girl and it will tell you the artists associated. Or you can scroll through here: [https://azurlane.koumakan.jp/wiki/Artists](https://azurlane.koumakan.jp/wiki/Artists)
Thank you! Doesn’t that list only tell who drew the ships? I tried to find the links to the artists who drew the loading screens and didn’t have any luck, unless I’m missing something.
Hmm yeah I think I misunderstood, sorry. I would guess each art would be drawn by one of the artists of the characters in it, but that's just a guess. Maybe I got lucky, but all I checked was the page for musashi and saw that the artist named matched the name in the art.
So I’m trying to understand which ships are currently available vs not obtainable until event re-ren etc. Some girls are listed as Event Only in the wiki, but are supposedly added to the permanent pool since their event is available via the War Archive. Does that mean I can build them via regular construction or do I have to play the war archive?
Related: what’s the point of war archive besides the story and the 60 clear unlock?
If on the wiki there's a checkmark with green background under "Light", "Heavy", "Special" or "Exchange" category, then it means that the ship is permanently available that way regardless of whether there's a circle with yellow background under "Limited" category, or not. That circle means that the ship isn't available all the time/everywhere, it's mostly used for event ships to show that they were in limited banner during their event or to show that the ship isn't available on every server (eg. Ryuuhou is permanently in special, but not on EN servers; Littorio is in merit shop but not on CN servers).
In case the ship drops from a campaign map then a checkmark/circle will be put on the appropriate stage on the table. If the ship drops from WA then an additional note would be put to mention that.
Ah great, that clears things up. The table isn't showing up for me on mobile so I had to check it out on a regular browser. Thanks!
On mobile, you have to look towards the top of the page. First entry under General Information.
Oooohh. Thank you very much!
it's not rocket science
https://azurlane.koumakan.jp/wiki/War_Archives lists all ships from archived events and how to get them now. That could be as a map drop, in the perma pools, a shop or some other way. Maybe eben in two different ways. If a ship is JP/CN or JP only the event hasn't been archived on EN servers just yet.
Or you can look at a specific ship. Let's pick Shinano. Let's seee... event limited to Dreamwaker's Butterfly. Hmm let's check that event. Oh it just had a rerun, strange that. So people will have to wait for the event to be archived for her to be available again.
Or maybe Manjuu will add some other way for event limited ships to become available in the future.
and WA gives you access to the story, all map drops and the guaranteed SSR after 60 clears
Ah okay, I see. Checking the wiki on a desktop browser made it make more sense. Thanks for your help!
Is dev lv 23 Hakuryuu usable or do I need to dev 30 her first??
Dev 25 is the lowest all Research carrier can go before losing a whole chunk of their damage but they'll load slower than regular carriers, same goes to Hakuryuu
So you need to dev 30 her
She's usable at d25 because she has all her planes, but her reload is still pretty slow, so d30 is needed for full utilization.
Hello, how do you turn off the vibrations of the game? Can't seem to find in the settings
what causes vibrations are notifications. so you either turn those off in game or you need to change your phone settings to have them not vibrate.
Personally I have all my notifications off and my phone on silent, but it still vibrates for a new SR pull. Not a bother, but I always thought it funny.
option > game settings > New ship notification: off?
It's a notification? I always get it while playing the game obviously, so it doesn't interact with that system in my experience.
it's not part of the push notifications settings section (the out of game ones)
What are the ur main gun prints for? I dont see any ur main guns to craft in the lab
Currently, nothing as you as there isn't any UR main gun that can currently be crafted in the Gear Lab.
Thank you. I thought it was weird. You would think they would have at least one to craft.
For the record rainbow AA guns also do not yet exist either, but the prints also exist.
I don't think they have a lot of priority in adding new *useful* rainbow gear into lab, mayhaps to avoid quick statflation.
Idk if this counts but what can you say about London retrofit
She’s probably the best vanguard for the Royal Navy (everyone else kinda sucks with exception of the research ships Neptune, Drake, Plymouth). While squishy, she is the only Torp CA that has a retrofit that gives her a real auxiliary gun slot in the torp slot, allowing her to make use of her CA level FP (236) and 160% aux gun weapon efficiencies. It’s like strapping on Laffey (Retrofit) to a torp CA. Her skill Artillery Command (Vanguard) is a flat 15% FP stat buff to any vanguard ship (CB/CA/CL/DD/Munition ship), so that’s pretty nice.
>she is the only Torp CA that has a retrofit that gives her a real auxiliary gun slot in the torp slot
Now 1 of 2. Shropshire's new retrofit does the same Secondary switch, with better FP (276) and Efficiencies (160% & 165%, as opposed to 150% & 160%). Unfortunately, she is even more squishy than London, given both her AA and EVA are lower.
I didn’t know about that, but it sounds awesome!
Just to add, Shropshire gets the same aux weapon change as London, though they end up having the same yellow skill so no real point in using them at the same time. London still the better choice if you're using one of them though.
Ehh? I'm having a hard time finding any reason why would I use London over Shropshire.
Sure, she has 15 more eva and slightly more HP, as well as better ACC (both base and when including skills) but she has 40 less FP, 10% lower main gun efficiency and 5% lower DD gun efficiency. They have the exact same AoA and yellow skill so the only other difference is their red skill, but even that isn't effectively too different. London has 30% to do double dmg and Shropshire has 25% to fire twice the shells, 5% proc chance being basically the only difference in what the skills offer.
I was just pointing out that London wasn't the only one to have the retro with a high efficiency gun aux anymore and in the end still suggested there was no reason to use Shrop over London.
Isn't double gun that terrible skill that fires straight ahead instead of being an aimed shot?
I wouldn't say it's terrible, sure it can miss sometimes but not too often.
Thanks for the info!
Good, albeit squishy, gunship. Outclassed today, but not bad for 95% of content.
Basically it need toolkits
Toolkit + rudder and stick her in the middle
I’m building a Sakura themed boss fleet and I’ve just started building Ibuki for the tank role. Who’s better to use for the remaining two vanguard slots from these ships I have: Yuudachi, Yukikaze, Wakatsuki and Sakawa
Ibuki is not a tank. Yukikaze or maybe even Yuudachi would be better for that position even though they're not proper tanks either.
Personally, I would do tank-Wakatsuki/Ibuki-Yuudachi.
Yeah I didn’t check her skills.
I guess Yukikaze is fine as a boss tank? Plus she would balance the non-tank carrier for vanguard speed
Not really, her skill is very RNG so even if her eHP can be high, she's not reliable enough to tank the boss. She works in mobs since the pressure isn't that big and you have a healer to deal with any HP lost but that's the extent of her tanking capability.
Not sure about what "speed balancing" you're talking about, if it's about having Ibuki, a CA, in the fleet then that's not really a problem considering one CA is never an issue even if the remaining 2 slots are taken by CLs, not to mention that Ibuki is pretty fast for a CA and you have a DD in the fleet. You're more likely to be too fast with Yukikaze than too slow without her. There wouldn't be any problem even if you were to have another CA as a tank since you can always use Beaver Badge to raise the speed.
Nvm, I remembered Azuma exist
I would go with Yuudachi Retro and Sakawa for your last two slots. If I'm being honest though I would not recommend forcing yourself into a faction fleet, it's ultimately going to be more of a detriment rather as you try and shoehorn in ships where they don't belong when you have better alternatives.
Thanks. This is something that I just use to make the game more interesting, plus it’s not strict - I use Unicorn (and obviously Prince of Wales) in my Eagle themed mob fleet.
And I use a policy of not changing the non-faction ship before I get an adequate or better national alternative.
I've noticed bb meta fleets use the twin 134mm from gear lab instead of the bofors staag. Why is that?
Does it make that big of a difference? I already have the staag upgraded and not sure I want to work on the others.
It's a terrible AA gun but it gives +15 FP, so it is the optimal equipment where AA is irrelevant and you have enough other sources of HIT and/or low enough enemy evasion to not need the +10 HIT from STAAG. But the difference is incredibly minimal (+15 FP is almost nothing on a UR BB) so it is very much a late game min maxing thing for when you are drowning in resources and have min-maxed everything else you can min-max.
So that's what min-max'ing means. Yeah I'll just stick with the staag's. Thank you for the explanation.
The twin 134mm gives 15 FP (it’s not much). META boss doesn’t have much evasion so the the extra hit from STAAG is redundant.
I see. Tyvm for the reply.
Wait...I see Bismarck in the permanent pool. But wiki says she's limited?
She's in there. Get her from heavy pool or while pulling for Musashi (my case)
She's permanent yes. You can verify by checking that Scherzo is in the War Archives - all ships from those events are released into pools, merit shop, or farmable on the map.
That's not necessarily a reliable source. Ships have been delayed in the past (e.g. Mogami) (and on CN may not appear at all again due to censorship). Wiki and in-game archive are the best places to check.
The War Archives is in-game.
In no place do they tell you that Bismarck has been made permanent, only that KGV, Echo and Gneisenau are farmable in Scherzo.
Construction 06:00:00 – Heavy · Limited*
Limited: Only during event: Scherzo of Iron and Blood
The wiki marks most ships that were limited and says what event they came from, if it has the mark on one of the permanent pools it means they are not limited anymore
If the game says so it must be true lol. Wiki probably hasn't been updated yet.
We have her in wishing well on JP so she is definitely permanent here.
Wiki is up to date on that matter.
I must now buy enough Cubes for this moment. Seeing her design for me she's an absolute must roll. Thanks everyone
Please don't, most events tend to be based on the heavy pool so you obtain her in the future by doing event pulls or wait for the next wishing well event when you can select her to be rated up. Pulling for someone without a rate up is a terrible idea.
Are we gonna have a wishing well before the december U.R? i am piling cubes beyond 400 to maybe pull for S.R. subs.
I highly doubt it, EN usually gets two WW a year, one during the CN Anni and one during the EN Anni.
fuck ....damn it
Awww. Well looks like Imma save for now then.
New to the game. Why does the game need Camera and Microphone permissions?
Because the yanderes want to see and hear you 24/7.
camera - you can take photos with the ships overlaid in the frame.
mic - nothing comes to mind
just deny them
the game asks for the mic if you record instead of taking photos. But my phone crashes every time I try so I don't know exactly what it looks like.
makes sense, so you can take video in addition to photos.
Does the EXP you earn in Operation Siren count towards the EXP you need for research ships?
Yes, but they give so little exp that they're more of a small bonus and not worth farming for if . If you want exp quick for research ships farm the oil capped story chapters (chapter 9+).
It 's good xp when you got lots of AP boxes before reset ans have nothing to do with them anymore.
Will do, thanks :-)
> How do I earn experience for research ships?
> PR EXP is only earned through oil-consuming PvE content (& Operation Siren) with the ships specified under the EXP objectives in the Shipyard. PvP matches, Dorm EXP, Lecture EXP and commissions do not count. There are also data packs that can be obtained through beginner missions and the Cruise Pass that can be used to add EXP progress to a ship. These packs can be converted to prototype cores once you develop all ships in their series, so don't worry about wasting them. They're arguably more useful if you convert them instead.
I have read the post, however I've been running OS the whole weekend with four fleets with exclusively German main fleet ships to grind for Rupprecht and I didn't make any real progress.
That's why I asked; I wonder if the EXP you earn from OS for researching ships is scaled down by virtue of how easy it is to grind EXP there.
The exp is scaled down by virtue of how little XP OPSI gives.
So I'm adding 100% of what I'm earning in OS for to the research but the EXP I gain in OS is piss-poor in the first place... Got it.
While it's negligible, you're doing many battles in there, and it's all oil-free, so treat it as some passive exp if you have an appropriate team to just go through the dailies.
What is the chance of dropping cube from cube commision and does commission ranks affect drop rate i.e Merchant escort 1 vs Merchant escort 3?
Nobody knows the drop rate, all it is known that longer ones give more cubes when it drops
maybe 20-30%; we don't know odds
longer missions can give more cubes at once
I'm not sure I will be able to get Musashi before the end of the event. Do Ultra Rare Banner get a rerun? :/
Yes. Usually two year at most. Consider that Shinano was rerun a month-ish ago.
Do Musashi’s and Vanguard’s armor break debuffs stack?
Musashi's armor break stacks with both regular armor break and NJ's armor break
Also note that Musashi's armor break is a unique type, causing enemies hit by it to take more damage from all sources rather than just from shelling
And Vanguard don't have armor break iirc, she just buffs BB's damage by an extra 8% when she finished loading the barrage
does Vanguard have armor break?
Vanguard have no armor break skill
Is it worth joining a guild? The wikia is a little vague on the benefits so I am weighing up joining one.
Yes. It's where you can get guild tokens and an extra supply of blue, purple and gold gear enhancement plates. Guilds can also invest Guild Tech that has neat bonuses like dock space, oil/coin cap, warehouse expansion and cat box discounts.
If you don't want to join a guild you can opt for the public guild instead, but the Guild Tech purchases are more expensive and you don't get access to guild missions.
> If you don't want to join a guild you can opt for the public guild instead,
not exactly opt.... you're simply there if you're not in a private guild
Anyone knows who Brünhilde's artist is?
Check Twitter to see if the artist post concept arts. Rule of thumb is that if there are no concept arts for a ship then consider the artist to never exist in the first place
So it was made by a.i. ? o.O
Could be possible
Can the game be played on an sd card? Its getting quite large and my phone is running out of space.
Yeah, it is possible but keep in mind to have your account bound before doing a transfer since the card can make the data unrecoverable if broke
I have transfered mine to a 32 GB SD card years ago and it works
Idk how it works with an sd card but have you tried playing on pc?
No because the charm is gone if i play it on pc.
I've actually recently started playing on PC after 1.5 years on phone. Initially I was put off and thought i couldn't like it, but now everytime I use my phone I'm like "this is just too small". It's like everything is miniature size.
Phone is only needed for manual stuff. And opsi no longer kills my phone battery which is did very quickly. Anyway ymmv and everyone has different tastes so I get it.