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Construction is accessible from the Arsenal menu. It allows you to build new ship girls. Note that not all ship girls are available from construction. Some are drops from normal maps, others are event exclusive. See below for details.
For a more comprehensive list of construction recipes and rates, please see PoiDB's construction page.
Construction results are independent of HQ level and are solely determined by the amount of resources and devmats used. It is sometimes more resource efficient to find your desired ship in sorties as a drop rather than building them, farming ships through sorties also has the added benefit of training your ships.
Large Ship Construction
Large Ship Construction (LSC) allows you to build rarer ships in exchange for more resource inputs. Recipes range from 1500-7000 Fuel and Ammo ; 2000-7000 Steel and 1000-7000 Bauxite . Each attempt costs either 1, 20 or 100 development materials . Speeding up construction costs 10 instant construction .
LSC is unlocked by completing two quests:
- Complete Modernization Quest: You will be required to successfully modernize a ship 4 times.
- Complete Crafting Quest: You will be required to scrap equipment four times (i.e. perform the scrap action four times, **not** scrap four pieces of equipment)
According to the official Twitter, having empty construction docks very slightly increases the chances of obtaining rarer ships. This statement has not been fully tested yet.
Unlike normal construction, certain ships require specific flagships in order to be built. For example, constructing Saratoga requires either Kamoi or Iowa (both american-made ships).
Without certain secretary ships (1st fleet flagship), foreign ships can't be crafted.
|Special Construction Requirements|
|Required Secretary Ship||Ship added to craft pool||Notes|
|Quest D8 MUST be completed first.|
|Kongou must be Kai Ni/C|
The times below reflect the type of ship or specific ship you will obtain after hitting the build button.
, Ayanami class
, Akatsuki class
, Hatsuharu class
, Asashio class
|Submarine||I-168, I-58, I-8|
(including Yukikaze and Akigumo), Type 1934 class
|01:00:00||Light Cruiser||Tenryuu class
, Kuma class
, Nagara, Natori, Yura, Sendai class
|Agano, Noshiro, Yahagi, (Sakawa is unbuildable)||LSC|
|Heavy Cruiser||Furutaka class
, Aoba class
|01:15:00||Light Cruiser||Kinu, Abukuma|
|01:20:00||Heavy Cruiser||Myoukou class
|01:25:00||Heavy Cruiser||Takao class
|01:30:00||Mogami, Suzuya, Kumano, Tone class
|02:00:00||Light Aircraft Carrier||Houshou|
|02:20:00||Seaplane Tender||Chitose, Chiyoda|
|02:30:00||Amphibious Assault Ship||Akitsu Maru||LSC|
|02:40:00||Light Aircraft Carrier||Shouhou, Zuihou|
|03:20:00||Aircraft Carrying Submarine||I-401||LSC|
|04:00:00||Fast Battleship||Kongou class
|04:10:00||Regular Aircraft Carrier||Souryuu, Hiryuu|
|Regular Aircraft Carrier||Kaga|
|Regular Aircraft Carrier||Akagi|
|05:30:00||Regular Aircraft Carrier||Saratoga||LSC|
|06:00:00||Regular Aircraft Carrier||Shoukaku, Zuikaku|
|06:40:00||Armored Aircraft Carrier||Taihou||LSC|
Some ships may become buildable in future updates.
Disclaimer: These recipes are not guaranteed to give you the ship you want in the number of crafting attempts that you can afford. Percentages listed are sourced from the drop databases and may not be representative of the real craft-rates.
|250||30||200||30||Heavy cruisers, Submarines, rare Light cruisers and rare Destroyers. Small chance to yield training cruiser Katori.|
|400||100||600||30||BB (32.01%), CA (57.93%), CL (7.38%).|
|300||30||400||300||Most common recipe. 7.9% chance for carrier. 32.3% light carrier |
Minimum amount needed to possible create a CV/CVL according to KC Kai data.
|350||30||400||350||8.5% < 500 entries|
|300||30||600||400||14.3% < 500 entries|
11.9% carrier, 32.7% light carrier 
Large Ship Construction Recipe
Note: Based on Kancolle DB reports unless otherwise specified. Results may vary.
| This section is outdated and needs updating.
Some recipes are missing, recipes and percentages are outdated. Potential misinformation.
|Ship Name||Kancolle DB Report||UnlockACGWebPro Report|
|Any||Any||Any||Any||Any||Maruyu||14.9%% with 1.5/1.5/2/1
6.2% with 4/6/6/2
Using fewer resources increases your chance.
|3.2% Nagato 6.2% Mutsu
3.2% Agano 2.1% Noshiro 1.7% Yahagi
2.1% Mikuma 3.0% Suzuya 3.2% Kumano
|4000||2000||5000||7000||20||Taihou||6.7% (1257 reports)||5.2% (5805 reports)|
|4000||2000||5000||6000||20||Taihou||6.5% (490 reports)||5.7% (4231 reports)|
|4000||2000||5000||5200||20||Taihou||5.4% (1318 reports)||5.0% (13847 reports)|
|6.0%Taihou (55 results)
8.6% Akitsumaru (78 results)
|3.3% Yamato (50 results)
1.8% Musashi (28 results)
0.8% Bismarck (13 results)
Bismarck when using Z1, Z3.
|2.7% Yamato (594 results)|
3.0% Musashi (681 results)
|3.4% Bismarck (85 results)|
|2.8% Yamato (104 results)
5.6% Musashi (209 results)
0.4% Bismarck (16 results)
Bismarck when using Z1, Z3
|2.6% Yamato (165 results)|
5.9% Musashi (380 results)
|3.8% Bismarck (35 results)|
|1||I-401||3.2% Yamato (27 results)|
4.1% I-401 (34 results)
|2.7% Yamato (271 results)|
7.2% Musashi (721 results)
|1.3% Yamato (44 results)
2.1% Musashi (70 results)
6.2% Bismarck (212 results)
Bismarck when using Z1, Z3
|2.1% Yamato (295 results)|
3.9% Musashi (543 results)
|7.2% Bismarck (598 results)|
|2.2% Yamato (253 results)
1.6% Musashi (186 results)
1.8% Bismarck (208 results)
0.9% I-401 (108 results)
Bismarck when using Z1, Z3
|2.5% Yamato (1145 results)|
2.9% Musashi (1301 results)
1.4% I-401 (613 results)
|3.7% Bismarck (268 results)|
|1||I-401||2.5% Yamato (465 results)|
4.3% I-401 (793 results)
|4000||5900||6000||2000||1||I-401||4.17% (1083 reports)||4.98% (241 reports)|
|4000||7000||7000||3000||1||I-401||6.86% (306 reports)|
|3000||4000||4000||2000||1||Zara||Libeccio or Pola as secretary ship.||Recently Discovered need testing|
|3500||3500||6000||6000||20||Kamoi||Recently Released as of September 12th, 2017|
|Saratoga requires either Kamoi or Iowa as the Secretary ship in order to obtain her.||Recently Released as of September 12th, 2017|
- Kancolle DB reports include all # development materials and secretary ships. This is especially noticeable for BB recipes where the number of attempts with/without Z1/Z3 skew the results towards either Bismarck or Yamato-class significantly. However, since the data sets are still significantly less biased than wikiwiki reports it still gives a better idea of what to expect.
- Bismarck and Musashi do not appear with 1 dev mat. Shioi chances are improved with 1 dev mat. Yamato appears with all dev mat inputs. Aiming for Bismarck before Musashi can help save both resources and devmats as Musashi can always appear from a Bismarck attempt, but not necessarily the other way around (if a german ship is not used).