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Today is all about Noctis, boys and girls. No, I’m not talking about Final Fantasy’s dashing protagonist. Instead, I’m talking about the special event from Azur Lane that puts some extra English in your dock, Aurora Noctis. 

Noctis, by the way, is Latin for “night.” I know because I Googled it.

On that note, here is a breakdown to help you get the most out of the event. At the top of the list, of course, are the new ships. We all know where Azur Lane’s bread is buttered after all. One caveat is that I haven’t had a chance to fully test these ships so take what I say with a grain of salt. Or a healing handful of salt. But I’m close to fully limit breaking most of them so I’m slowly but surely getting there.

In the meantime, here is a rundown of everything that you can get from the game. Well, at least everything that counts.

For this event, there are six main ships to look out for. These would be the Royal Navy ships Howe, Perseus, Hermione, Eagle, Valiant and Icarus

Of those, four can only be acquired via the Construction Pool so those are the ones you’ll need to get with your precious cubes. Hopefully, the slow period prior to the event allowed you to replenish your cube supply. Anyway, the four ships that are only available from construction are Howe, Perseus, Valiant and Eagle. Let’s quickly go through each one.

Howe in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Howe ya doin’?

Howe is arguably the best ship from the event from a performance standpoint. She is rated as a Tier 0 battleship in both the Chinese wiki tier list as well as Usagi-sensei’s tier list. There’s certainly a good reason why. 

Howe boasts an excellent barrage through her Synchronized Strike skill that can be fired every 15 seconds. This increases the reload and accuracy stats of other Battleships, Battlecruisers and Aviation Battleships by 20% for 8 seconds when maxed out. Note that the reload boost is for the RLD stat, not the actual reload rate so it’s not as big a buff but it’s still nice to have. One of the best things about her barrage is that it can also target foes without needing to take up the middle position of your backline, which gives you greater flexibility in putting together fleet comps. 

Her second skill, Covenant of the Immortal Knights, boosts her Firepower and RLD stats by 12% when maxed out. The skill also provides an additional Firepower and Anti-Air stat buff to Howe if she is sortied with either King George V, Prince of Wales, Duke of York, Monarch, or three or more Royal Navy ships. 

In short, Howe is pretty stacked in more ways than one, especially when it comes to her huge, massive damage potential. (For you bunch of Azur Lane degenerates — you know who you are — I’m talking about her offense.)

Perseus in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Release the Kraken, er, cubes

Moving on to the ship I’m actually looking forward to the most from the event, the Light Carrier Perseus. 

While her stats aren’t impressive as far as offense goes, she is actually ranked as a Tier 0 ship by both the Chinese wiki and Usagi-sensei once again, this time for her healing. See, in addition to being able to heal your Vanguard by 7% of their max HP, she can also heal your backline by %. And if that wasn’t enough, her Waters of Styx skill also lets her heal the ships in her fleet by 1% of their max HP every 20 seconds and also ships on your other active fleets by 3%, which is great if the other fleet happens to be, say, a boss fleet that ended up sortieing prior to a boss battle and just needs a bit of healing. 

She can also preload two airstrikes at the expense of a significantly increased cooldown afterward. While her attack power isn’t stellar, the pre-loaded airstrikes actually give you additional options for healing right off the bat, especially if she's in a mob fleet that has been hit hard. All in all, she’s pretty much a kicked-up Unicorn. 

I actually just recently leveled up my Unicorn, by the way. Then again, Unicorn still does more damage so our horse-hugging loli still has that going for her. Unicorn’s still considered a Tier 0 healer after all.

Valiant in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

More loli royalty

Sadly, Queen Elizabeth did not get a retrofit during this inaugural Aurora Noctis event. However, we get another member of the Queen Elizabeth class of Battleships, Valiant. 

Unlike Queen Elizabeth, Valiant does not possess faction-buffing skills. In exchange, she comes with something that Queen Elizabeth doesn’t have, and that would be not one but two barrages. The first barrage fires 10 seconds after her main gun fires and can inflict armor break on opponents. The second barrage has a 50% chance to proc every time her main gun fires. 

The only issue is that Azur Lane’s Battleship selection is just filled with monsters that outclass Valiant from a performance standpoint and that includes other Royal Navy battleships like Howe and the big gun of the Queen Elizabeth class of ships, Warspite. She does make Tier 2 in Usagi-sensei’s list so she’s actually not bad. As someone who likes using off-meta ships, I’d certainly encourage folks to use her if they like her. I'm also looking forward to a potential retrofit for this ship.

Eagle from Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Say hello to Bearn’s English cousin

This brings us to the fourth construction-only ship, Eagle. Like Valiant, Eagle is not going to make the upper echelon of ships for endgame. That being said, she is almost a near copy of my favorite ship from the Skybound Oratorio event, Bearn. 

I just love Bearn’s gameplay design and mechanics, and the same applies to Eagle. Basically, Eagle has the option to either equip a dive bomber on her third slot for faster airstrikes or a Light Cruiser gun to gain access to a barrage.

Where she differs from Bearn is her second skill, which launches a quick Swordfish plane strike as opposed to Bearn's mixed plane and torpedo barrage. Eagle’s second skill also does not have the five-second delay that Bearn's has. Instead, it launches right away so there’s also a difference in timing. If you missed out on Bearn or want a variant on the French carrier’s playstyle, then Eagle will be for you.

Hermione in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Wingardium Leviosa!

Next up, we’ve got a new member of the Dido class of ships, Hermione. 

While it is possible to get her via construction, her drop rate is lower than the four previously mentioned ships. Fortunately, you have two other options to get her. One is by farming the boss on either the B3 or D3 event maps. The other is buying her straight up from the event store for 8, Royal Coronets.

Hermione’s stats are pretty close to Dido’s and she has a similar All Out Assault barrage that triggers every 10 times that her main gun fires. She also has self-buffs but they work differently than Dido’s. Her self-buff from having Royal Navy teammates is limited to her damage. She also gets a flat 20% boost to her Firepower, Anti-Air, Torpedo and Reload stats if she does not have the lead position in the Vanguard. While the latter buff isn’t as high as Dido’s, it also relies on simple positioning as opposed to having a team stacked with Royal Navy ships. She loses Dido’s ability to buff Queen Elizabeth but gets a second barrage that procs every 15 seconds. The barrage also gets powered up if there are no enemies close by.

Basically, Dido has better anti-air and buffs while Hermione has a better barrage set. And while Hermione is still edged by Dido in tier lists, the gap isn’t too wide. In fact, she’s positioned between Dido and Jintsuu in Usagi-sensei’s list of Tier 1 Light Cruisers as of the making of this video.

Icarus in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Don’t fly too close to the sun

The last ship is one that can be acquired by exchanging event points, Icarus. You can get the Destroyer Icarus by accumulating 10, points from the event maps and then collecting her as a reward from the special Aurora Noctis Icarus tab from your event list. You can also get additional Icarus ships after accumulating 20,, 40,, and 60, event points.

Icarus comes with a regular barrage plus an additional special barrage. She also has a skill that reduces the damage she receives from torpedoes while also modifying her own torpedo attack. 

The only issue is her health. While it isn’t as bad as the majority of the Royal Navy destroyers, it’s still pretty bad compared to other destroyers in general, so here’s hoping she gets a retrofit at some point. Anyway, you’ll likely get 10, exchange points just by farming Royal Coronets for the event shop, so might as get her for the sake of completion or tech points.

Key ship drops from maps in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Ships to farm from the event maps

In addition to the main ships, there are also a few other ships of note that you can get from Aurora Noctis via event map drops. If you’re a newer player who missed some of the earlier events or an older player who didn’t get these ships due to bad luck or bad RNG, there are six ships of note that you can farm on the following maps.

  • A1 and C1 have a chance to drop the English Destroyer Vampire, who you can also limit break to earn special points for the event’s Royal Crown portrait frame.
  • A2 and C2 have a chance to drop the tsun-tsun Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipster, I mean, Admiral Hipper. She’s not happy that you’re happy to get her you know.
  • B1 and D1 can drop the German submarine U
  • B2 and D2 can drop the German Heavy Cruiser Deutschland.
  • B3, D3 and the SP map can drop the German Battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst.

The ability to get additional German ships is especially welcome if you’re having a tough time getting enough Iron Blood tech points for PR ships such as Friedrich der Große so make sure to farm them if you can.

The event maps, by the way, feature enemy submarines and a good number of planes as well so make sure to bring some good anti-air ships in the higher level maps and also equip some anti-submarine warfare gear if you’re having a tough time with those subs. The ASW gear should let your Vanguard take the subs out before they can encroach on your backline. This is especially true when fielding smaller comps such as or fleets.

Gear drops to look out for in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Gear blueprints to be on the lookout for

Speaking of farming, here are some of the more notable gear blueprints from the event maps. I’m including some solid purple ones here, too, for newer players but there are some gold gear in here that would be good for some longtime veterans as well.

  • A2 drops the purple Twin mm (SK C/34) AP gun for Large and Heavy Cruisers.
  • A3 drops the purple Quad mm torpedo.
  • B1 drops the purple Basic Sonar and Improved Depth Charge for ASW.
  • B2 drops the purple Twin mm 3rd Year Type.
  • B3 drops the purple Triple mm Mk 6, which remains of the best Battleship guns in the game.
  • C2 is arguably one of the better all-around maps to farm as every gear drop is useful, especially for folks who are still building out their gear selection. You can get blueprints for the Anti-Torpedo Bulge, Repair Kit, the purple Twin mm (SK C/34) once again and the Twin mm (SK C/33) anti-air gun. The Sirens and boss also have a chance to drop blueprints for the gold version of the Twin mm (SK C/33) anti-air gun.
  • C3 Sirens and the boss can drop blueprints for the gold Messerschmitt MeA plane.
  • D1 Sirens and the boss can drop blueprints for the mm Magnetic Torpedo, which is one of the new gear in the event store.
  • D2 can drop the purple Twin mm 3rd Year Type once again while Sirens and the boss can drop the gold mm Quadruple Homing Torpedo Mount.
  • D3 drops the purple Fire Control Radar and  the purple Triple mm Mk 6 once again. Enemy Sirens and the boss can also drop the Twin mm (BL 15" Mk II), which is one of the best main guns in the game for barrage-based Battleships that need faster firing times.
  • SP map can drop blueprints for the golden Twin mm (SK C/34) AP gun, as well as its purple version. It also drops blueprints for the Anti-Torpedo Bulge, Fire Control Radar and Twin mm (SK C/33) anti-air gun.
Gear drops to look out for in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Event shop breakdown

In order to buy everything that’s being sold at event shop, you will need almost 89, Royal Coronets. I certainly know one guy who won’t be farming that many coronets. Me. I honestly just don’t have the time or even the patience to do that, especially since this is a new event so you don’t get the double bonus for hard mode stages.

If you’re like me, you’ll likely want to focus on the essentials. One would be Hermione, particularly if she refuses to drop from construction or event maps. 

The new mm Magnetic Torpedo aux for destroyers and cruisers, while not as powerful as the Rainbow Torpedo aux, is also still worth getting. Basically, it gives you 70 extra torpedo stats and 15 extra accuracy stats but it also changes your first salvo of torpedoes into magnetic torpedoes, regardless of what torpedo you have equipped, into homing torpedoes. This makes it great for PvP as well as Siren nodes.

The gold Sea Hornet plane, meanwhile, is definitely a must-have as it now overtakes the F4U Corsair V as the best-in-slot fighter in the game overall.

Anyway, Hermione, the Magnetic Torpedo aux and the Sea Hornet will set you back 12, Royal Coronets.

For folks in the midst of the PR Ship grind, blueprints are the next priority and they will set you back 25, coronets, bringing your total up to 37, Everything else after that is gravy.

Plates for updating gear, for example, will add another 4,, bringing your running total to 41,

For newer players, tech boxes might be more important for filling out your gear. Getting all of them will require 4, 

And if you want gear skins, that’ll set you back an extra 20,

Hermione, Eagle and Howe from Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Other stuff to get

In addition to the stuff mentioned above, here are other things you can get during the inaugural Aurora Noctis event.

  • Vampire’s nurse skin: Can be acquired by fulfilling 7 daily tasks.
  • Royal Crown portrait frame: Acquired through limit breaking the six main ships from the event as well as finishing certain event stages 10 times by using a fully limit-broken Jamaica (A2 or C2), Admiral Graf Spee (A3 or C3), Vampire (B2 or D2) and Belfast (B3 or D3).
  • Manjuu Clinic: Turns your dorm shop into a small medical facility.
  • Weapon skins: In addition to the Gear Skin Boxes from the event shop, you can also buy them for 7, coins each at the general store.
  • New ships skins: The Outfit Store features seven new skins for the six main event ships as well as Kongou. With the exception of Howe’s Noble Rouge skin, everything else is a nurse-themed skin.

And there you go, a rundown of the Aurora Noctis event. In the meantime, I wish you calm seas and the best of luck in your pulls. The inaugural event runs from Aug. 6 to Aug.

Jason Hidalgo covers business and technology for the Reno Gazette Journal, and also reviews the latest video games. Follow him on Twitter @jasonhidalgo. Like this content? Support local journalism with an RGJ digital subscription.

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It&#;s been a while Comrades, Commander DigitalHazard here to bring some news from the high seas!


AURORA NOCTIS
&#;Northern lights of the night.&#;

The next big event to hit the EN server will be Royal Navy focused event Aurora Noctis as expected, landing a few weeks after the event hit the CN/JP Server, the delay only being present to allow EN to squeeze a rerun of Ink-Stained Sakura for those who missed the precious Nagato.

Aurora Noctis will follow the standard &#;Big Event&#; pattern– new ships, new skins for said ships, event currency (Miniature Crowns in the case), with a store and milestone for said currency.

We have 6 new ships docking at EN this time around, let&#;s give them a full bow to port, stern to starboard eh?


HMS Hermione
Light Cruiser/Construction (%)
Event Shop/Map Drop

Dropping in with the finest English Maid uniform to grace Her Majestys court, Dido-Class HMS Hermione will have the tea ready at 6 and be feeding you torpedos by 7.

The debut ship comes from artist 羽織イオ, whose wonderfully deep and dark style draws you closer with a tiny, faint smile.

I&#;d recommend grabbing her from the event shop for 8k points, with a % construction rate and rare map drop, it may be the most secure way to ensure your crumpets are buttered.

Aurora Noctis also sees a wonderful skin line with a Medical theme. I hope you have insurance!


HMS Howe
Battleship/Construction only 2%

The last of the King George V class, HMS Howe brings plenty of style and flare to the dockyard. The debut ship of artist Snow Is, she ensures to captivate our dear Shikikan with her deep gaze.

One of 4 Roll-only ships this event, she&#;ll require luck and the good graces of Her Majesty to ensure she finds her way home.

Not one to shy away from a casual stroll, Howe launches with an enthralling red Tartan ensemble. You&#;d do well to treat her well.


HMS Perseus
Light Aircraft Carrier/Construction only 2%

The unmissable stylings of Kincora, who previously blessed us with HMS Formidable, Glorious, and Sirius brings us HMS Perseus, who has already become incredibly popular with artists. Her scythe and wings probably don&#;t go down well at a hospital.

Speaking of– here we have HMS Perseus checking your vitals, what? My blood pressure? I have no idea. Well, I do feel a little faint&#;


HMS Eagle
Aircraft Carrier/Construction only %

Rise Gundam!

Just me? Okay. HMS Eagle, with no artist to link, docks during Aurora Noctis. With a serious and stern approach, she bears dread and regrets in her heart– a Battleship converted to a Carrier, she met her end to an ambush. (A warrior&#;s end perhaps, but unsatisfactory. Be sure to save some time for her.)

Having lived as a Battleship and a Carrier, HMS Eagle is adept at combat, and the ills that may wear you down from it. You&#;ll feel a sharp scratch, hold still.


HMS Icarus
Destroyer/Milestone Reward

I-Class Destroyer, HMS Icarus, designed by ALLENES – the very penman who brought us Sussex and the wonderful Wakaba, launches with her HMS fleet-mates, dreaming of getting a second chance to launch with the mighty Hood and Warspite.

A milestone reward, you will receive dear Icarus once you hit 10k event currency.

Remember the story of Icarus, who flew too close to the sun and plummeted to earth after his wax wings melted. Remember to rest.


HMS Valiant
Battleship/Construction only %

Our third Queen Elizabeth-Class, HMS Valiant continues the classes petite style coupled with a powerful attitude. Brought to our dock by artist Alisa of Nagato fame, HMS Valiant will demand respect and a slot in your shipyard, provided you can conquer her % roll-rate!

I suppose when your Senpai is Sheffy, some things are part of the mandatory uniform,. (Or not as the case may be). What have you done to poor Edinburgh!?


Oddly enough, a skin was added for IJN Kongou.

I&#;m not entirely sure how AL-HQ decided on this– it always seems a bit random albeit welcome nonetheless.

 


As with every big event, there will also be a push to max Limit Break all of the new ships to acquire a profile banner. This has been made much easier in recent events with multiples of the Event shop ship being made available, and Builins being easier to get from the Merit/medal shops.


Leading up to the event, we had Nocturne Before Nightfall, blessing KMS Admiral Graf Spee, HMS Belfast, Jamaica and Vampire with 20% bonus exp. This is to help with the Profile banner point acquisition in the coming event.


Unless you are new to Azur Lane, the event will be fairly familiar– run over everything till you hit three stars then just once a day. I always find C and D Nodes a slog, but PR3 Farming has at least gave me a reason to do more, plus with the usual PR Blueprints in the shop there&#;s more reason to no-life the event.

With 6 new ships and only 4 being roll-only, it should be a fairly easy event for collectors. (I have my sights set on the full set as always).

That&#;s it from me, watch the seas Shikikan.


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Aurora is a character from the Azur Lane anime and games.

Aurora is a Light Cruiser from the Royal Navy and is part of the Arethusa-class.

In the XP4 fics, Aurora debuted in the XP4 Heroes Coalition - Azur Lane.

Appearance

Aurora has a slender frame and a medium bust. She has a waist-length blonde hair tied by a brown ribbon with a satellite dish-like pin and has green eyes. She wears a black ruffled ribboned-collar around her neck, she wears a white sleeveless dress coat with an open window cleavage, yellow accents, black buttons, dark-blue bottoms and black frills, two brown belts with gold buckles wrapped around below her chest and waist, brown miniskirt with yellow linings, white frilled socks with garters, black & red shoes with yellow ribbons and white detached sleeves with black frills.

Personality

Aurora is a nice girl and is very elegant.

XP4 Fanfics

Aurora is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is part of the Azur Lane Fleet. She also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Azur Lane

In the Epilogue, Aurora, alongside Hiryuu, Shouryuu, Hood and Helena, are seen having tea somewhere in Azur Lane.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - AKB0048

In Chapter 25, Aurora is present in confronting the DES Soldiers in Neo-City.

In Chapter 29, Aurora is amongst the thousands of AKB-fans gathered around the concert hall in a city somewhere Kasumigastar and later witnessed the return of Atsuko Katagiri and the rest of the missing idols, and had a great time watching the performances afterwards.

In Chapter 32, Aurora took part of paying respects for Mace Wyndu's death by attending his funeral via burial at sea in Atamistar before witnessing the arrival of a fleet of Dimensional Defense Union ships whom paid their respects for Mace by gifting him with a Heroes' Tribute.

Abilities

Increases own damage dealt to Destroyers, transport vessels, torpedo boats, and suicide boats by 10% (20%).

Trivia

  • In that while she served both British and Chinese navies, her skill kit is highly effective against them (particularly dodge tank Royal Navy Destroyer tactics in PvP) in that her second skill reduces the evasion rate of both Destroyers and Light Cruisers (popular ship choices in both factions) by a noticeable amount.

Gallery

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Aurora is a character from the Azur Lane anime and games.

Aurora is a Light Cruiser from the Royal Navy and is part of the Arethusa-class.

In the XP4 fics, Aurora debuted in the XP4 Heroes Coalition - Azur Lane.

Appearance

Aurora has a slender frame and a medium bust. She has a waist-length blonde hair tied by a brown ribbon with a satellite dish-like pin and has green eyes. She wears a black ruffled ribboned-collar around her neck, she wears a white sleeveless dress coat with an open window cleavage, yellow accents, black buttons, dark-blue bottoms and black frills, two brown belts with gold buckles wrapped around below her chest and waist, brown miniskirt with yellow linings, white frilled socks with garters, black & red shoes with yellow ribbons and white detached sleeves with black frills.

Personality

Aurora is a nice girl and is very elegant.

XP4 Fanfics

Aurora is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is part of the Azur Lane Fleet. She also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Azur Lane

In the Epilogue, Aurora, alongside Hiryuu, Shouryuu, Hood and Helena, are seen having tea somewhere in Azur Lane.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - AKB

In Chapter 25, Aurora is present in confronting the DES Soldiers in Neo-City.

In Chapter 29, Aurora is amongst the thousands of AKB-fans gathered around the concert hall in a city somewhere Kasumigastar and later witnessed the return of Atsuko Katagiri and the rest of the missing idols, and had a great time watching the performances afterwards.

In Chapter 32, Aurora took part of paying respects for Mace Wyndu's death by attending his funeral via burial at sea in Atamistar before witnessing the arrival of a fleet of Dimensional Defense Union ships whom paid their respects for Mace by gifting him with a Heroes' Tribute.

Abilities

Increases own damage dealt to Destroyers, transport vessels, torpedo boats, and suicide boats by 10% (20%).

Trivia

  • In that while she served both British and Chinese navies, her skill kit is highly effective against them (particularly dodge tank Royal Navy Destroyer tactics in PvP) in that her second skill reduces the evasion rate of both Destroyers and Light Cruisers (popular ship choices in both factions) by a noticeable amount.

Gallery

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Azur Lane Gets New Anime Trailer Showing &#;Aurora Noctis&#; Royal Navy Event &#; Its Shipgirls

Today Azur Lane publisher Yostar revealed a brand new Royal Navy event on the Japanese and Chinese servers, titled &#;Aurora Noctis.&#;

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Home » News » Azur Lane Gets New Anime Trailer Showing &#;Aurora Noctis&#; Royal Navy Event &#; Its Shipgirls

Today Azur Lane publisher Yostar revealed a brand new event on the Japanese and Chinese servers.

The event is titled &#;Aurora Noctis&#; and we already know that it&#;ll take about a month to come to the English servers.

Alongside Hermione, Howe, Icarus, Eagle, and Perseus, we also get the reveal of elite battleship Valiant, which is also part of the event. 

To celebrate the event, we also get the usual anime trailer showing the shipgirl in action on, on top of a second revealing quite a few skins, most of which are hospital-themed. 

If you’re unfamiliar with Azur Lane, it’s is a free-to-play mobile horizontal scrolling shooter/RPG hybrid currently available for iOS and Android.

If you’re not into mobile games, Idea Factory International recently launched Azur Lane: Crosswave for PS4 and PC, with a Nintendo Switch version coming down the line. We’re also still waiting for the DLC in the west. 

If you’re curious about the franchise’s popularity in Japan, you can check out my report about the recent anniversary event that pretty much literally invaded Akihabara.

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Azur Lane Aurora Noctis Event Tips: All You Need to Know | Technobubble

Today is all about Noctis, boys and girls. No, I’m not talking about Final Fantasy’s dashing protagonist. Instead, I’m talking about the special event from Azur Lane that puts some extra English in your dock, Aurora Noctis. 

Noctis, by the way, is Latin for “night.” I know because I Googled it.

On that note, here is a breakdown to help you get the most out of the event. At the top of the list, of course, are the new ships. We all know where Azur Lane’s bread is buttered after all. One caveat is that I haven’t had a chance to fully test these ships so take what I say with a grain of salt. Or a healing handful of salt. But I’m close to fully limit breaking most of them so I’m slowly but surely getting there.

In the meantime, here is a rundown of everything that you can get from the game. Well, at least everything that counts.

For this event, there are six main ships to look out for. These would be the Royal Navy ships Howe, Perseus, Hermione, Eagle, Valiant and Icarus

Of those, four can only be acquired via the Construction Pool so those are the ones you’ll need to get with your precious cubes. Hopefully, the slow period prior to the event allowed you to replenish your cube supply. Anyway, the four ships that are only available from construction are Howe, Perseus, Valiant and Eagle. Let’s quickly go through each one.

Howe in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Howe ya doin’?

Howe is arguably the best ship from the event from a performance standpoint. She is rated as a Tier 0 battleship in both the Chinese wiki tier list as well as Usagi-sensei’s tier list. There’s certainly a good reason why. 

Howe boasts an excellent barrage through her Synchronized Strike skill that can be fired every 15 seconds. This increases the reload and accuracy stats of other Battleships, Battlecruisers and Aviation Battleships by 20% for 8 seconds when maxed out. Note that the reload boost is for the RLD stat, not the actual reload rate so it’s not as big a buff but it’s still nice to have. One of the best things about her barrage is that it can also target foes without needing to take up the middle position of your backline, which gives you greater flexibility in putting together fleet comps. 

Her second skill, Covenant of the Immortal Knights, boosts her Firepower and RLD stats by 12% when maxed out. The skill also provides an additional Firepower and Anti-Air stat buff to Howe if she is sortied with either King George V, Prince of Wales, Duke of York, Monarch, or three or more Royal Navy ships. 

In short, Howe is pretty stacked in more ways than one, especially when it comes to her huge, massive damage potential. (For you bunch of Azur Lane degenerates — you know who you are — I’m talking about her offense.)

Perseus in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Release the Kraken, er, cubes

Moving on to the ship I’m actually looking forward to the most from the event, the Light Carrier Perseus. 

While her stats aren’t impressive as far as offense goes, she is actually ranked as a Tier 0 ship by both the Chinese wiki and Usagi-sensei once again, this time for her healing. See, in addition to being able to heal your Vanguard by 7% of their max HP, she can also heal your backline by 3.5%. And if that wasn’t enough, her Waters of Styx skill also lets her heal the ships in her fleet by 1% of their max HP every 20 seconds and also ships on your other active fleets by 3%, which is great if the other fleet happens to be, say, a boss fleet that ended up sortieing prior to a boss battle and just needs a bit of healing. 

She can also preload two airstrikes at the expense of a significantly increased cooldown afterward. While her attack power isn’t stellar, the pre-loaded airstrikes actually give you additional options for healing right off the bat, especially if she's in a mob fleet that has been hit hard. All in all, she’s pretty much a kicked-up Unicorn. 

I actually just recently leveled up my Unicorn, by the way. Then again, Unicorn still does more damage so our horse-hugging loli still has that going for her. Unicorn’s still considered a Tier 0 healer after all.

Valiant in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

More loli royalty

Sadly, Queen Elizabeth did not get a retrofit during this inaugural Aurora Noctis event. However, we get another member of the Queen Elizabeth class of Battleships, Valiant. 

Unlike Queen Elizabeth, Valiant does not possess faction-buffing skills. In exchange, she comes with something that Queen Elizabeth doesn’t have, and that would be not one but two barrages. The first barrage fires 10 seconds after her main gun fires and can inflict armor break on opponents. The second barrage has a 50% chance to proc every time her main gun fires. 

The only issue is that Azur Lane’s Battleship selection is just filled with monsters that outclass Valiant from a performance standpoint and that includes other Royal Navy battleships like Howe and the big gun of the Queen Elizabeth class of ships, Warspite. She does make Tier 2 in Usagi-sensei’s list so she’s actually not bad. As someone who likes using off-meta ships, I’d certainly encourage folks to use her if they like her. I'm also looking forward to a potential retrofit for this ship.

Eagle from Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Say hello to Bearn’s English cousin

This brings us to the fourth construction-only ship, Eagle. Like Valiant, Eagle is not going to make the upper echelon of ships for endgame. That being said, she is almost a near copy of my favorite ship from the Skybound Oratorio event, Bearn. 

I just love Bearn’s gameplay design and mechanics, and the same applies to Eagle. Basically, Eagle has the option to either equip a dive bomber on her third slot for faster airstrikes or a Light Cruiser gun to gain access to a barrage.

Where she differs from Bearn is her second skill, which launches a quick Swordfish plane strike as opposed to Bearn's mixed plane and torpedo barrage. Eagle’s second skill also does not have the five-second delay that Bearn's has. Instead, it launches right away so there’s also a difference in timing. If you missed out on Bearn or want a variant on the French carrier’s playstyle, then Eagle will be for you.

Hermione in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Wingardium Leviosa!

Next up, we’ve got a new member of the Dido class of ships, Hermione. 

While it is possible to get her via construction, her drop rate is lower than the four previously mentioned ships. Fortunately, you have two other options to get her. One is by farming the boss on either the B3 or D3 event maps. The other is buying her straight up from the event store for 8,000 Royal Coronets.

Hermione’s stats are pretty close to Dido’s and she has a similar All Out Assault barrage that triggers every 10 times that her main gun fires. She also has self-buffs but they work differently than Dido’s. Her self-buff from having Royal Navy teammates is limited to her damage. She also gets a flat 20% boost to her Firepower, Anti-Air, Torpedo and Reload stats if she does not have the lead position in the Vanguard. While the latter buff isn’t as high as Dido’s, it also relies on simple positioning as opposed to having a team stacked with Royal Navy ships. She loses Dido’s ability to buff Queen Elizabeth but gets a second barrage that procs every 15 seconds. The barrage also gets powered up if there are no enemies close by.

Basically, Dido has better anti-air and buffs while Hermione has a better barrage set. And while Hermione is still edged by Dido in tier lists, the gap isn’t too wide. In fact, she’s positioned between Dido and Jintsuu in Usagi-sensei’s list of Tier 1 Light Cruisers as of the making of this video.

Icarus in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Don’t fly too close to the sun

The last ship is one that can be acquired by exchanging event points, Icarus. You can get the Destroyer Icarus by accumulating 10,000 points from the event maps and then collecting her as a reward from the special Aurora Noctis Icarus tab from your event list. You can also get additional Icarus ships after accumulating 20,000, 40,000, and 60,000 event points.

Icarus comes with a regular barrage plus an additional special barrage. She also has a skill that reduces the damage she receives from torpedoes while also modifying her own torpedo attack. 

The only issue is her health. While it isn’t as bad as the majority of the Royal Navy destroyers, it’s still pretty bad compared to other destroyers in general, so here’s hoping she gets a retrofit at some point. Anyway, you’ll likely get 10,000 exchange points just by farming Royal Coronets for the event shop, so might as get her for the sake of completion or tech points.

Key ship drops from maps in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Ships to farm from the event maps

In addition to the main ships, there are also a few other ships of note that you can get from Aurora Noctis via event map drops. If you’re a newer player who missed some of the earlier events or an older player who didn’t get these ships due to bad luck or bad RNG, there are six ships of note that you can farm on the following maps.

  • A1 and C1 have a chance to drop the English Destroyer Vampire, who you can also limit break to earn special points for the event’s Royal Crown portrait frame.
  • A2 and C2 have a chance to drop the tsun-tsun Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipster, I mean, Admiral Hipper. She’s not happy that you’re happy to get her you know.
  • B1 and D1 can drop the German submarine U-557
  • B2 and D2 can drop the German Heavy Cruiser Deutschland.
  • B3, D3 and the SP map can drop the German Battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst.

The ability to get additional German ships is especially welcome if you’re having a tough time getting enough Iron Blood tech points for PR ships such as Friedrich der Große so make sure to farm them if you can.

The event maps, by the way, feature enemy submarines and a good number of planes as well so make sure to bring some good anti-air ships in the higher level maps and also equip some anti-submarine warfare gear if you’re having a tough time with those subs. The ASW gear should let your Vanguard take the subs out before they can encroach on your backline. This is especially true when fielding smaller comps such as 1:1 or 1:2 fleets.

Gear drops to look out for in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Gear blueprints to be on the lookout for

Speaking of farming, here are some of the more notable gear blueprints from the event maps. I’m including some solid purple ones here, too, for newer players but there are some gold gear in here that would be good for some longtime veterans as well.

  • A2 drops the purple Twin 203mm (SK C/34) AP gun for Large and Heavy Cruisers.
  • A3 drops the purple Quad 533mm torpedo.
  • B1 drops the purple Basic Sonar and Improved Depth Charge for ASW.
  • B2 drops the purple Twin 203mm 3rd Year Type.
  • B3 drops the purple Triple 406mm Mk 6, which remains of the best Battleship guns in the game.
  • C2 is arguably one of the better all-around maps to farm as every gear drop is useful, especially for folks who are still building out their gear selection. You can get blueprints for the Anti-Torpedo Bulge, Repair Kit, the purple Twin 203mm (SK C/34) once again and the Twin 105mm (SK C/33) anti-air gun. The Sirens and boss also have a chance to drop blueprints for the gold version of the Twin 105mm (SK C/33) anti-air gun.
  • C3 Sirens and the boss can drop blueprints for the gold Messerschmitt Me-155A plane.
  • D1 Sirens and the boss can drop blueprints for the 533mm Magnetic Torpedo, which is one of the new gear in the event store.
  • D2 can drop the purple Twin 203mm 3rd Year Type once again while Sirens and the boss can drop the gold 533mm Quadruple Homing Torpedo Mount.
  • D3 drops the purple Fire Control Radar and  the purple Triple 406mm Mk 6 once again. Enemy Sirens and the boss can also drop the Twin 381mm (BL 15" Mk II), which is one of the best main guns in the game for barrage-based Battleships that need faster firing times.
  • SP map can drop blueprints for the golden Twin 203mm (SK C/34) AP gun, as well as its purple version. It also drops blueprints for the Anti-Torpedo Bulge, Fire Control Radar and Twin 105mm (SK C/33) anti-air gun.
Gear drops to look out for in Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Event shop breakdown

In order to buy everything that’s being sold at event shop, you will need almost 89,000 Royal Coronets. I certainly know one guy who won’t be farming that many coronets. Me. I honestly just don’t have the time or even the patience to do that, especially since this is a new event so you don’t get the double bonus for hard mode stages.

If you’re like me, you’ll likely want to focus on the essentials. One would be Hermione, particularly if she refuses to drop from construction or event maps. 

The new 533mm Magnetic Torpedo aux for destroyers and cruisers, while not as powerful as the Rainbow Torpedo aux, is also still worth getting. Basically, it gives you 70 extra torpedo stats and 15 extra accuracy stats but it also changes your first salvo of torpedoes into magnetic torpedoes, regardless of what torpedo you have equipped, into homing torpedoes. This makes it great for PvP as well as Siren nodes.

The gold Sea Hornet plane, meanwhile, is definitely a must-have as it now overtakes the F4U Corsair V-17 as the best-in-slot fighter in the game overall.

Anyway, Hermione, the Magnetic Torpedo aux and the Sea Hornet will set you back 12,025 Royal Coronets.

For folks in the midst of the PR Ship grind, blueprints are the next priority and they will set you back 25,000 coronets, bringing your total up to 37,025. Everything else after that is gravy.

Plates for updating gear, for example, will add another 4,500, bringing your running total to 41,525.

For newer players, tech boxes might be more important for filling out your gear. Getting all of them will require 4,800. 

And if you want gear skins, that’ll set you back an extra 20,000.

Hermione, Eagle and Howe from Azur Lane's Aurora Noctis event.

Other stuff to get

In addition to the stuff mentioned above, here are other things you can get during the inaugural Aurora Noctis event.

  • Vampire’s nurse skin: Can be acquired by fulfilling 7 daily tasks.
  • Royal Crown portrait frame: Acquired through limit breaking the six main ships from the event as well as finishing certain event stages 10 times by using a fully limit-broken Jamaica (A2 or C2), Admiral Graf Spee (A3 or C3), Vampire (B2 or D2) and Belfast (B3 or D3).
  • Manjuu Clinic: Turns your dorm shop into a small medical facility.
  • Weapon skins: In addition to the Gear Skin Boxes from the event shop, you can also buy them for 7,000 coins each at the general store.
  • New ships skins: The Outfit Store features seven new skins for the six main event ships as well as Kongou. With the exception of Howe’s Noble Rouge skin, everything else is a nurse-themed skin.

And there you go, a rundown of the Aurora Noctis event. In the meantime, I wish you calm seas and the best of luck in your pulls. The inaugural event runs from Aug. 6 to Aug. 19.

Jason Hidalgo covers business and technology for the Reno Gazette Journal, and also reviews the latest video games. Follow him on Twitter @jasonhidalgo. Like this content? Support local journalism with an RGJ digital subscription.

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