Blue Archive Banner - New Characters and Drop Rates

Looking for a list of every Blue Archive banner currently in the game? Like most mobile gacha games, Blue Archive uses a banner mechanic to let players summon new students for their party. However, some of these banners are limited-time, meaning if you want the character, you only have a certain window in which to recruit them. On top of that, you have a whole mess of banner rates and drop percentages, which is what actually determines whether you'll get who you want.

It's all a bit messy to be honest, but that's why we've created a Blue Archive banner list, detailing the current banners in the game, as well as the drop rates that game companies are legally obligated to display. Banners in Blue Archive are called recruitment and they cost Pyroxene, the paid in-game currency, or Recruitment Tickets for the 3-star guaranteed recruitment banner.

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If you're looking for some more gacha game content, we have a Revived Witch tier list, as well as an Arknights tier list and an Azur Lane tier list. That said, here are all of the Blue Archive banners available right now, along with their rates.

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Every Current Blue Archive Banner

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Pick-Up Recruitment: Boosted Mashiro and Aru

The Pick-Up Blue Archive banner currently features boosted rates for the two 3-star characters: Aru and Mashiro. Aru is a powerful striker with a single-target DPS special ability, while Mashiro is a special character with explosive attacks and heavy defence. Ten summons on this banner guarantees you a 2-star student.

Drop Rates:

  • Aru and Mashiro - 0.7%
  • 3-star - 0.105882%
  • 2-star - 1.156250% (6.093750% to get any specific 2-star on the tenth summon)
  • 1-star - 7.181818%
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Regular Recruitment

This is the standard Blue Archive banner for recruiting students. For every ten pulls on this banner, you get a guaranteed 2-star character.

Drop Rates:

  • 3-star - 0.138889%
  • 2-star - 1.156250% (5.882353% to get any specific 2-star on the tenth summon)
  • 1-star - 7.181818%
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3-Star Guaranteed

The second Regular Recruitment Blue Archive banner guarantees a 3-star student for every ten summons, but you have to use Recruitment Tickets for this banner. You can get one Recruitment Ticket for every ten Recruitment Points you have. You get one Recruitment Point for every summon on a banner, basically making this a pity recruitment, considering you need to summon 100 times to get the points required for that guaranteed 3-star.

Drop Rates:

  • 3-star - 0.147059% (5.882353% to get any 3-star on the tenth summon)
  • 2-star - 1.156250%
  • 1-star - 7.181818%
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What Characters Can You Recruit In Blue Archive?

Here's a full list of the characters you can currently recruit through a Blue Archive banner, plus their rarity:

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Characters Rarity (Stars)
Mashiro, Hoshino, Shiroko, Aru, Eimi, Haruna, Hifumi, Hina, Iori, Maki, Neru, Izumi, Shun, Sumire, Tsurugi, Hibiki, Karin, SayaThree
Akane, Chise, Akari, Hasumi, Kayoko, Mutsuki, Junko, Serika, Tsubaki, Yuuka, Airi, Fuuka, Hanae, Hare, Utaha, AyaneTwo
Haruka, Asuna, Kotori, Suzumi, Pina, Chinatsu, Kotama, Juri, Serina, Shimiko, YoshimiOne

How To Get Recruitment Points in Blue Archive

As with a lot of other gacha games, Blue Archive gives you a pity resource that you can also use to summon or even get a guaranteed 3-star character, as with the Recruitment Ticket banner. This resource is called Recruitment Points, and you get one Recruitment Point for every summon you make, costing 120 Pyroxene per. With ten summons, you get enough Recruitment Points for a Recruitment Ticket. If you somehow end up with 200 Recruitment Points, you can claim either of the featured banner characters, which are currently Mashiro or Aru.

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And that's our Blue Archive banner list. We hope it helps you make sense of the game's gacha system. If you're looking for some freebies for the game, we also have a Blue Archive codes list.