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Mackerel (Saury, 秋刀魚, さんま, Sanma, or "fish") is an item that can be obtained during Mackerel seasonal mini-events (based on Pacific saury festival). It is obtainable as a map drop, can be exchanged for various items, and is required for completing the events' limited quests. The events usually happen in October - November:

How to ObtainEdit

Known drop conditions:

  • Can be obtained only from specific map nodes. A notification will appear on a drop (see the gallery above).
  • Can drop only on A and S ranks, with a higher drop rate for S ranks.
  • Can drop even when you have no ship slots left.
  • Doesn't prevent normal ship drops. Also can drop without a ship drop.
  • You can't have more than 99 fishes at the same time during the event.

The following mechanics are likely to affect Mackerel drop rates.[1]

  • Overfishing reduces the drop rates, getting too many fishes within a specific time interval decreases the chances to obtain new fishes.
    • Each node, map and world may have an independent limit. Can be time-dependent.
    • For example, within a short period of time with a given equipment setup 1-5-I can drop 6 fishes at 40-80% rate, than 6 more fishes at 10-30%, after which the rate reduces to 0-20%. Possible countermeasures in this case: 1) farming other 1-5 nodes (F and G), other maps (e.g. 1-1), maps in other worlds (e.g. 3-3), 2) waiting on the node/map "morale".
    • Drop data for the 2018 fishing event also clearly demonstrates decreasing drop rates.
  • Coastal Defense Ships can be used to increase the drop rates.[citation needed]
  • Special equipment can be used to increase the drops rates.
    • Combo effects from equipping different pieces of special equipment on one ship may exist, e.g., Searchlight + Sonar + Skilled Lookouts + Type 0 Recon Seaplane on one ship.
    • An official tweet hinted that using DepthCharge Depth Charges will cause overfishing more quickly.
Special equipment
Sonar
Active Sonars
DepthCharge
Depth Charge Projector
Searchlight
Searchlight
BluePlane
Carrier-Based Aircrafts
Seaplane Large Flying Boat Icon Heli
Seaplanes
Miscellaneous
Sonar Type 3 Active SonarType 3 Active Sonar 047 Card DepthCharge Type 94 Depth Charge ProjectorType 94 Depth Charge Projector 044 Card Searchlight SearchlightSearchlight 074 Card BluePlane SwordfishSwordfish 242 Card Seaplane Type 0 Reconnaissance SeaplaneType 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane 025 Card Ssp c Skilled LookoutsSkilled Lookouts 129 Card
Sonar
Type124 ASDICType124 ASDIC 260 Card
DepthCharge Type 3 Depth Charge ProjectorType 3 Depth Charge Projector 045 Card Searchlight Type 96 150cm SearchlightType 96 150cm Searchlight 140 Card BluePlane Swordfish Mk.II (Skilled)Swordfish Mk.II (Skilled) 243 Card Seaplane ZuiunZuiun 026 Card Ap c Night Operation Aviation PersonnelNight Operation Aviation Personnel 258 Card
Sonar
Type144/147 ASDICType144 147 ASDIC 261 Card
BluePlane Swordfish Mk.III (Skilled)Swordfish Mk.III (Skilled) 244 Card Large Flying Boat Icon Type 2 Large Flying BoatType 2 Large Flying Boat 138 Card Combat Provisions Icon Combat RationCombat Ration 145 Card
Sonar
HF/DF + Type144/147 ASDICHF DF + Type144 147 ASDIC 262 Card
Large Flying Boat Icon PBY-5A CatalinaPBY-5A Catalina 178 Card Combat Provisions Icon Combat Ration (Special Onigiri)Combat Ration (Special Onigiri) 241 Card
Heli Ka Type Observation AutogyroKa Type Observation Autogyro 069 Card Combat Provisions Icon Canned MackerelCanned Mackerel 150 Card
Subplane Type 3 Command Liaison Aircraft (ASW)Type 3 Command Liaison Aircraft (ASW) 070 Card

DropsEdit

All listed nodes drop on S ranks, red nodes are known to drop on A ranks (usually at a lower rate).

Fishing locations
World 1 World 3 World 6
1-1 B, C 3-1 G 6-1 I, J, K
3-2 J, K, L
3-3 G, K, M
3-4 M, P
1-5 H, I, J 3-5 G, K 6-5 D, F, I, J, M
1-6 D, I, J
Limited ship drops
Ship 1-6 3-4 6-1 6-5
IsokazeIsokaze Banner B, J, K
EtorofuEtorofu Banner B, J K
MatsuwaMatsuwa Banner K M
FukaeFukae Banner P M

Fishing locations
World 1 World 3 World 6
1-1 B 3-1 C, F 6-1 H, K (Boss)
3-2 C
3-3 D, I, G (Boss)
3-4 D, H, I, N, E (Boss)
1-5 F, G, I (Boss) 3-5 E, K (Boss) 6-5 D, F, I, J, M (Boss)
1-6 I, J

Fishing locations[2][3][4][5]
World 1 World 3 World 6
1-1 B 3-1 C, F 6-1 H, K (Boss)
3-2 C
3-3 D, I, G (Boss)
3-4 D, H, I, N, E (Boss)
1-5 F, G, I (Boss) 3-5 E, K (Boss) 6-5 D, F, I, J, M (Boss)
1-6 I, J

Fishing locations[6][7]
World 1 World 3 World 6
1-1 B 3-1 C, F, E (Boss)[8] 6-1 H, J, K (Boss)
3-2 C, H (Boss)[8]
3-3 D, I, G (Boss)
3-4 D, H, I, N, E (Boss)
1-5 F, G, I (Boss) 3-5 E, K (Boss)
1-6 D, I, J

5-1 I (Boss) has also been reported[8].

ExchangeEdit

  • Mackerel can be exchanged ("cooked") for items via three different options (cooking styles)
    • You must have the Mackerel available in your Inventory in order to complete the Limited-time Mackerel Quests. DO NOT use your Mackerel before you complete your Quests!
Makerel Select
Cooking style Image Amount needed Reward
Sashimi (刺身) Mackere Sashimi

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Resources

Ammunition300 and Steel150

Grilled (塩焼) Mackerel Grilled

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Materials

Screw1 and Devmat3

Kabayaki (蒲焼) Mackerel Kabayaki

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Sweets

Irepair3 and Canned Mackerel 150 Card1

QuestsEdit

You must have the Mackerel available in your Inventory in order to complete the Limited-time Mackerel Quests. DO NOT use your Mackerel before you complete your Quests!

ID Requirements FuelAmmunitionSteelBauxite Rewards Note
SB01 秋刀魚漁:今秋の「秋刀魚」も上々ね!
Saury Fishing : This year's Saury is great as well!
Have 3 Saury Fishes in your Inventory 600 / 0 / 0 / 0 choice between
Development material X4
or
Searchlight 074 CardSearchlight 074 Card SearchlightSearchlight 074 Card X2
or
Combat Ration 145 CardCombat Ration 145 Card Combat RationCombat Ration 145 Card X3
NEXT
choice between
Type 3 Active Sonar 047 CardType 3 Active Sonar 047 Card Type 3 Active SonarType 3 Active Sonar 047 Card X1
or
Skilled Lookouts 129 CardSkilled Lookouts 129 Card Skilled LookoutsSkilled Lookouts 129 Card X1
or
Screw X3
Requires: ??
Unlocks: SB02
SB02 秋刀魚漁:大切な漁場、ここは譲れません!
Saury Fishing : We will not yield this important fishery location!
Have 10 Saury Fishes in your Inventory 1000 / 1000 / 0 / 0 choice between
Type 95 Depth Charge 226 CardType 95 Depth Charge 226 Card Type 95 Depth ChargeType 95 Depth Charge 226 Card X2
or
Daihatsu Landing Craft 068 CardDaihatsu Landing Craft 068 Card Daihatsu Landing CraftDaihatsu Landing Craft 068 Card X2
or
Action Report Card Action Report X1
NEXT
choice between
WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 126 CardWG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 126 Card WG42 (Wurfgerät 42)WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 126 Card X2
or
Reinforcement expansion 064 useitemReinforcement Expansion X2
or
Night Operation Aviation Personnel 258 CardNight Operation Aviation Personnel 258 Card Night Operation Aviation PersonnelNight Operation Aviation Personnel 258 Card X1
Requires: SB01
Unlocks: SB03
SB03 秋刀魚漁:大漁ですね…助かります。
Saury Fishing : Such a big haul... It's very helpful.
Have 30 Saury Fishes in your Inventory 3000 / 3000 / 3000 / 1000 Type 18 Fleet Fishery bannerType 18 Fleet Fishery Banner X1
AND
choice between
GFCS Mk.37 307 CardGFCS Mk.37 307 Card GFCS Mk.37GFCS Mk.37 307 Card
or
Type 17 Fleet Fishery BannerType 17 Fleet Fishery Banner X1
or
Type 16 Fleet Fishery Banner 065 Type 16 Fleet Fishery Banner X1
Requires: SB02

ID Requirements FuelAmmunitionSteelBauxite Rewards Note
SB01 秋刀魚漁:「秋刀魚」を収獲する所存です!
Saury Fishing: I will try to gather sauries!
Have 4 saury fishes in your inventory. 800 / 0 / 0 / 0 choice between
Furniture fairyFurniture Fairy X1
or
Improvement Materials X4
NEXT

choice between
Type 3 Active Sonar 047 CardType 3 Active Sonar 047 CardType 3 Active Sonar X1
or
Searchlight 074 CardSearchlight 074 CardSearchlight X1
or
Combat Ration 145 CardCombat Ration 145 CardCombat Ration X4

Requires: ??
Unlocks: SB02
SB02 秋刀魚漁:漁を全力で支援する覚悟です!
Saury Fishing: All hands on deck, provide fishing support!
Have 12 saury fishes in your inventory. 1200 / 1200 / 0 / 0 choice between
Daihatsu Landing Craft 068 CardDaihatsu Landing Craft 068 CardDaihatsu Landing Craft X1
or
WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 126 CardWG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 126 CardWG42 (Wurfgerät 42) X1
or
New Model Aerial Armament Material CardNew Model Aerial Armament Material CardNew Model Aerial Armament Materials
NEXT

choice between
Swordfish 242 CardSwordfish 242 CardSwordfish X2
or
Shiden Kai 2 055 CardShiden Kai 2 055 CardShiden Kai 2 X2
or
Skilled Crew Member IconSkilled Crew Member X1

Requires: SB01
Unlocks: SB03
SB03 秋刀魚漁:どーんっ!揚げ揚げで大漁です!
Saury Fishing: KABOOM! It's a big catch! Fried and grilled even!
Have 30 saury fishes in your inventory. 3000 / 3000 / 3000 / 1000 Type 17 Fleet Fishery BannerType 17 Fleet Fishery Banner X1
AND
choice between
Type124 ASDIC 260 CardType124 ASDIC 260 CardType124 ASDIC X1
or
TBF 256 CardTBF 256 CardTBF X1
or
Type 16 Fleet Fishery Banner 065 Type 16 Fleet Fishery Banner X1
Requires: SB02

ID Requirements FuelAmmunitionSteelBauxite Rewards Note
SB01 秋刀魚漁:きらりーん!秋刀魚漁支援!
Pacific saury fishing: It's time to shine! Mackerel fishing support!
Have 3 saury fishes in your inventory. 500/0/0/0 SonarType 3 Active Sonar X 1
Furniture fairyFurniture Fairy X 1
Requires: B6 (?)
Unlocks: SB02
SB02 秋刀魚漁:もっともーっと、秋刀魚漁!
Pacific saury fishing: Fish for more and more mackerels!
Have 8 saury fishes in your inventory. 1000/1000/0/0 One of the following: Requires: SB01
Unlocks: SB03
SB03 秋刀魚漁:最新鋭の秋刀魚漁!もっとぉ!
Pacific saury fishing: Ultra-modern saury fishing! We need moooooore!
Have 24 saury fishes in your inventory. 3000/3000/3000/1000 One of the following: Requires: SB02

ID Requirements FuelAmmunitionSteelBauxite Rewards Note
SB01 秋刀魚漁:「秋刀魚」を収穫しよう!
Pacific saury fishing: Let's go fish some saury!
Have 3 sauries in your inventory. 300 / 0 / 0 / 0 SonarType 93 Passive Sonar X 1
Furniture fairyFurniture Fairy X 1
Requires: B6
Unlocks: SB02
SB02 秋刀魚漁:「秋刀魚」をもっと収穫しなきゃ!
Pacific saury fishing: Gotta get more saury!
Have 10 sauries in your inventory. 550 / 0 / 0 / 0 SonarType 3 Active Sonar X 1
Food supply ship irako"Irako" X 3
Requires: SB01
Unlocks: SB03
SB03 秋刀魚漁:もっと頑張ってもいいのよ!
Pacific saury fishing: You can keep fishing, you know. Just saying.
Have 30 sauries in your inventory. 800 / 300 / 300 / 300 SonarType 4 Passive Sonar X 1
Fleet Fishery Banner 050 Fleet Fishery Banner X 1
Requires: SB02

ReferencesEdit

  1. The existence of overfishing and special equipment mechanics was confirmed in official tweets (TIPS-3, TIPS-4, and TIPS-5). The existence of the overfishing mechanic is easily noticeable (however, it's not so clear if there are separate limits for nodes, maps, worlds and how they interact). There is less certainty about special equipment and their effects, including combos, mostly it's based on tweet interpretations:
    • 海を照らす光源 - Searchlights
    • 魚群探知を支援できる装備 - Sonars
    • 少し乱暴な手法で海の中にどかーん! - Depth Charges
    • もっとスマートに暗闇でも魚群を捉える熟練のあの方々の活用 - Skilled Lookouts
    Then, one can question if both active and passive sonars work the same, etc. In the November 2017 edition of the Comptiq magazine it was announced that Seaplanes such as the Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane and Zuiun alongside the Type 2 Large Flying Boat and the Ka Type Observation Autogyro increase Mackerel drop rates. It was also announced that Sonars such as the Type 3 Active Sonar and the newly implemented ASDIC series are more effective for fishing.
  2. TIPS-2
  3. WikiWiki article (2016)
  4. Doorblog article (2016)
  5. 2016 raw drop data
  6. WikiWiki article (2015)
  7. 2015 raw drop data
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Doorblog article (2015)

TriviaEdit

See AlsoEdit