Implemented in the Winter 2018 Event, a Friend Fleet is a NPC support fleet that appears during the night battle phase of a boss battle in certain event maps to support player fleets. Currently, all fleets implemented are specified by the game developers, but the system is said to be a trial version of a future system which will involve other player's fleets.
- In certain event map boss nodes, at the start of the night battle phase a Friend Fleet will appear to exchange fire with the boss fleet before the player fleet.
- When you are fighting a boss in a Combined Fleet, unlike normal Night Battles with Combined Fleet vs Combined Fleet, the Friend Fleet can attack any of the surviving enemies within both the main and escort fleet of the enemy Combined Fleet.
- The determination of whether the enemy main or escort fleet engages the player escort fleet takes place after the Friend Fleet leaves. Thus, in the case of battling an enemy combined fleet, Friend Fleets can impact which fleet the player will face at night.
- Any combat-capable enemy fleet members can attack the Friend Fleet (No damaged animation will appear for any Friend Fleet members).
- The Friend Fleets can be one of multiple fleets with preset ships and equipment setups.
- The ships appearing in the Friend Fleet are not fully modernized, and sometimes appear at minor or moderate damage.
How To UseEdit
- As of the Spring 2019 Event, an event-exclusive interface has been added to the game which allows players to control how they receive Friend Fleets, including whether they appear at eligible maps to begin with and if the game should attempt to select fleets from the weak or strong presets.
- Friend Fleet can be requested on eligible maps by moving the first slider to the left, or disabled by moving the same slider to the right.
- Note that Friend Fleets are disabled by default, so be sure to enable them prior to sortieing if assistance is desired.
- Turning on Friend Fleets but leaving the bottom slider at the right option ("Request Regular Support") will result in Friend Fleets being selected from the options labelled Weak in the preset compositions. These fleets are generally less effective against enemies, but cost the player nothing to use.
- Turning on Friend Fleets and moving the slider to the left option ("Request Powerful Support") will result in Friend Fleets being selected from the options labelled Strong in the preset compositions. These fleets are more powerful, but come with some caveats:
It is possible to prevent one or more undesired NPC fleets from appearing by using a ship contained in the friend fleet in the player main and/or escort fleets (support expeditions do not count). However, it is always possible for the 19th Destroyer Division fleet to appear regardless of fleet composition (perhaps to make at least one NPC fleet always available).Only applies to Winter 2018 Event? 
Friend Fleet Preset CompositionsEdit
Please note that the compositions which can appear depend on the specific boss node.
Special voice lines can play upon Friend Fleet arrival. Regular Battle Start lines can play as well.
|Ayanami||第十九駆逐隊、戦場に到着！これより突撃する！||Destroyer Division 19 has arrived on the battlefield! We're charging in now!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Second Line||綾波、了解！い、行きますよおぉー！||Roger that! H-here I gooooooo~!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Chikuma||水偵のみんな、着弾観測お願いね。利根型重巡、筑摩、参ります。||I'm counting on you to spot the shell splashes, my recon seaplanes. Tone-class CA, Chikuma, heading out.||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Choukai||第四戦隊、全艦戦場に到着。摩耶、いい？撃ちまくるわよ。撃ち方、始め！||CruDiv 4, all ships have arrived on the battlefield. Ready, Maya? We'll blast them out of the water. Open fire!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Gangut||そうか、いよいよ艦隊決戦だな。よし、この私に任せておけ！キサマ、ともに行くぞ！遅れるな！||I see, it's finally time for the desicive battle. Alright, leave this to me! Come with me, you all! Don't fall behind!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Haruna||これから夜戦ですか？榛名にどうぞお任せください。||We're entering a night battle now? Please leave it to me.||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Hiei||第十一戦隊、旗艦比叡！戦場海域に到達せり。これより、友軍を援護する。霧島、行くよ！||BatDiv 11, flagship Hiei! We've reached the battlefield. We'll now support the allied fleet. Let's go, Kirishima!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Second Line||お姉さま、比叡助けに来ました！気合、入れて、撃ちます！||I've come to help, onee-sama! Firing with all my might!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Iowa||Admiral、本気ね。||You sure are serious, Admiral.||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Kirishima||霧島、了解！主砲、打ち方始め、てーっ！||Roger! Main cannons, begin firing, fire!||Rough translation|
|Second Line||第十一戦隊、戦艦霧島、戦場に突入せり！これより突撃を敢行！第一遊撃部隊を援護する！てー！||BatDiv 11, battleship Kirishima, has reached the battlefield! We'll now carry out the attack! Support the 1st Striking Force! Fire!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Kongou||第三戦隊、榛名、準備はいい？提督のハートは掴むのは、私たちデース！||BatDiv 3, Haruna, are you ready? We'll be the one to capture the Admiral's heart!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Maya||あぁ、鳥海、行くぜ。あたしらの力を叩きつけるさ！姉貴たちもいいか？遅れるなよ！||Ah, let's go, Choukai. We'll show them our strength! Aneki, are you all ready too? Don't fall behind!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Nagato||よし！全主砲、行くぞ！一斉射、てーっ！||Alright! All guns ready! Full broadside, FIRE!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Noshiro||二水戦、突撃します。各艦隊、艦隊陣形確認。よろしくどうぞ。||DesRon 2 is attacking. All fleets, check your formation. Please and thanks.||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Second Line||矢矧、悪いわね。先に行くわ。||I'm sorry,Yahagi. We're going on ahead.||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Richelieu||Richelieuよ。来てあげたわ。援護してあげます。さぁ、撃ちなさい。||I'm Richelieu. I've arrived now. I'll support you. Now, open fire.||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Second Line||仕方ないわね、Amiral. 助けてあげるわ。Feu!||It can't be helped then, Admiral. I'll save you. Fire!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Shigure||よし、西村艦隊、スリガオを抜けて、レイテ湾に進撃中。あれは…？あれは栗田艦隊！？僕たちもぼろぼろだけど、今なら栗田艦隊を援護できる。突入しよう！||Alright, the Nishimura Fleet has broken through Surigao and is advancing through Leyte Gulf. That's...? That's the Kurita Fleet!? We're beaten up too, but we can support the Kurita Fleet now. Let's charge!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Second Line||西村艦隊、これより主力部隊を援護するよ。みんな、いいかい？突撃！||The Nishimura Fleet will now support the main forces. Ready, everyone? Attack!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Shikinami||敷波、了解。十九駆、第一小隊突撃。第二小隊続いて！突撃！||This is Shikinami, roger. DesDiv 19, 1st Platoon will charge in. 2nd Platoon, stay close behind. Charge!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Second Line||十九駆、見参。綾波さ、準備はいい？よし、味方艦隊を援護する。突撃開始！||DesDiv 19 is here. Are you ready, Ayanami? Alright, let's support the allied fleet. Begin the assault!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Takao||摩耶ったら、生意気ね。第四戦隊、推参！てーっ！||You're being cheeky, Maya. CruDiv 4, arriving on station! Fire!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Tashkent||よーし、いいね。北方連合艦隊、これより援護する！同志諸君、準備はいいかい？よし！Ура！！||Alright now. The Northern Combined Fleet will be supporting you! Are you ready, comrades? Alright! Hurrah!!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Yahagi||了解、第一遊撃部隊、第二部隊、十戦隊、旗艦矢矧、推参。さぁ、突撃する。かかれ！||Roger, 1st Striking Force, 2nd Section, DesRon 10, flagship Yahagi, has arrived. Now, let's attack. Get them!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Yamato||主砲、諸元修正急いで下さい。戦艦大和、全主砲、全力射撃、行きます。てーっ！||Main guns, please hurry up with a firing solution. Battleship Yamato, opening fire with all guns. FIRE!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Warspite||European Combined Grand Fleet、旗艦Warspite、戦場海域に到着。これよりfriend fleetを援護します！全艦、突撃！||The European Combined Grand Fleet, flagship Warspite, has arrived at the battlefield. Now we'll support the friend fleet. All ships, charge!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Ark Royal Kai||本国艦隊到着だ！さあ、見せてやろう！行くぞ！Nelson、付いて来い！||The Home Fleet has arrived! Come, I'll show you! Let's go! Follow me, Nelson!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Ark Royal Kai Second Line||了解だ！Swordfish squadron発艦初め！||Roger! Swordfish squadrons, begin takeoff!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Asakaze Kai||神風型駆逐艦、二番館、朝風、突っ込むわ！||2nd ship of the Kamikaze-class destroyers, Asakaze, charging in!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Commandant Teste Kai||私も微力ながら、援護いたします。Feu!||I'll support you even though I'm not that capable. Fire!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Commandant Teste Kai Second Line||Merci。私も、戦場海域に到着できました。攻撃開始。||Thank you. Even I have managed to make it to the battlefield. Begin the attack.||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Gambier Bay Kai||Task Force 77、戦場海域に到達。これより友軍を援護します！||Task Force 77 has arrived on the battlefield. We'll now back up the friendly fleet!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Gotland||航空巡洋艦、Gotland.これよりあなたたちを援護します！||Aviation cruiser Gotland. We'll be backing you up now!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Gotland Second Line||歐州方面連合艦隊旗艦代理、Gotland、戦場海域に到達！これより友軍艦隊を援護します。艦隊増速。突入！||European Combined Fleet representative flagship, Gotland, has arrived at the operation area! We'll now back up the friendly fleet. All ships, increase speed. Attack!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Intrepid Kai||全力出撃で行きましょうか？||Shall we sally forth at full force?||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Kishinami Kai||岸波、了解！三十一駆、突入！||Kishinami, Roger that! DesDiv31, attack!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Kishinami Kai Second Line||第三十一駆逐隊、戦場海域に到達！これより友軍艦隊を援護します。オキ姉、ナガ姉、アサちゃん…突入です！||The 31st Destroyer Division has arrived on the battlefield! We'll now back up the friendly fleet. Oki-nee, Naga-nee, Asa-chan... Let's attack!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Kishinami Kai Third Line||第三十一駆逐隊、戦場海域に到達！これより友軍艦隊を援護します。||The 31st Destroyer Division has arrived on the battlefield! We'll now back up the friendly fleet.||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Libeccio Kai||Ciao, ciao! Libe, 了解！||Hello, hello! Roger!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Libeccio Kai Second Line||Ciao!Libe来たよ！みんな、元気している？援護しちゃうぞ！がおがお～！||Hello, hello! I'm here! Are you all doing well? I'm here to back you up! Raaaawr!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Maestrale Kai||発：伊第十駆逐隊、Maestrale。宛：特務艦隊。我、友軍艦隊をこれより援護する。突入！||From: 10th Destroyer Division, Maestrale. To: Special Operations Fleet. We will now proceed to back you up. Attack!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Maestrale Kai Second Line||駆逐隊、Maestrale、了解！Libe、いい？付いてきて！||Maestrale Division, roger! Got it, Libe? Follow me!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Matsukaze Kai||あはぁ、好きだよ、こういうの。||Aha, I like this.||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Naganami Kai Ni||よーし、ここが長波様の見せ場だな。突撃する！||Alriiight, this is my time to shine. I'm charging in!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Nelson Kai||戦艦Nelson、了解だ。見せてやろう。我が複縦陣による突撃を！敵の中央を分断する。行くぞ！||Battleship Nelson, roger. I'll show you what I can do. We'll attack in double line! Split the enemy down the middle. Let's go!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Nelson Kai Second Line||待たせだな。本国艦隊旗艦、Nelson、見参！行くぞ！各々その責務を果たせ！突撃！||I've kept you waiting. Home Fleet flagship, Nelson, has arrived! Let's go! Each should do their duty! Charge!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Nelson Kai Nelson's Touch||Nelson Touch。主砲、一番、二番、もう一撃だ！||Nelson Touch. Main guns 1 and 2, one more shot!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Okinami Kai||第三十一駆逐隊、戦場海域に到達しました。キシちゃん。アサちゃん、いいですか？突入します！||The 31st Destroyer Division has arrived on the battlefield. Kishi-chan, Asa-chan; are you ready? Let's attack!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Okinami Kai Second Line||沖波、了解しました！これより突入します！アサちゃんも、好きなだけやっちゃって！||Roger that! We'll begin the attack! Feel free to go all out, Asa-chan!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Richelieu Kai||Richelieuよ。来てあげたわ。援護してあげます。さあ、打ちなさい！||I'm Richelieu. I've come. I'll back you up. Now, open fire!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Samuel B. Roberts Kai||突っ込め！Fire!||Attack! Fire!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Tashkent||よーし、いいね。同志諸君、準備はいいかい？Ура！||Alright good. Are you ready, Comrades? Hurrah!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Warspite Kai||Warspite、了解しました！突入、開始します！||Roger that! Begin the attack!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Warspite Kai Second Line||お待たせしました！戦艦Warspite、戦場海域に到着しました！これより皆さんを援護します。Nelson,準備はいい？行きましょう！||Sorry to keep you waiting! Battleship Warspite, has arrived on the battlefield! We'll now back you up. Are you ready, Nelson? Let's go!||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|
|Warspite Kai Third Line||お待たせしました！戦艦Warspite、戦場海域に到着しました！これより皆さんを援護します。||Sorry to keep you waiting! Battleship Warspite, has arrived on the battlefield! We'll now back you up.||Source: EN Kancolle wiki|