Fishing Guide – Locations, Bait, Gold, and more!

Fishing has been made a very in depth feature with over 10 different fish with 5 breeds per fish making a total of 50 different fish you can reel up out of the waves! Many fish will only be found in certain areas of the world making it fully worth it to try exploring and fishing from every isle! Many fish also require a certain type of bait to catch. The bait will be found randomly in barrels as is most of the resources in the game.

Below you’ll find the ultimate fishing guide for Sea of Thieves, with the bait required for each type, the conditions required to catch them and the gold values for each type of fish! The gold values are for the cooked versions of each fish.

How To Fish in Sea of Thieves

Fishing does not require voyages as do the other trading companies, rather you just fish at will and the Hunter’s Call will take whatever you find!

The fishing mechanics themselves are all prompted from within the world so there will be no HUD on screen.

Find The Fishing Rod

Start out by going to the second tab of your item radial menu. You’ll notice the fishing rod in the top right. Select it and you’re ready for some bait!

Attach Bait

Next you’ll want to attach bait to your line. This is an optional step but if you’re looking to catch something specific (read below), then you’ll want to know which type of bait you need.

To attach bait, have your fishing rod out. Then go back to your item radial menu and you’ll see an option to attach bait in the center. Choose that and then choose your bait type. You can choose between grubs, earthworms, and leeches. After attaching, simply cast your line!

Identify The Fish

Once your line is in the water, you’ll soon notice a fish swimming around it. The fish will occasionally jump out of the water before biting your line.

You have a small time window to identify the fish around your line. If it’s not what you want, quickly pull your line back up. If the fish attaches to your hook and it’s not the fish you wanted, you’ll lose your bait if you pull the line back up.

Controlling The Fish

You’ll have to watch for the fish to bite and pull on the rod.

Once it’s hooked, pull in the opposite direction that the fish is swimming to tire it out. Do not reel yet.

Pull in the opposite  direction until your controller stops vibrating. This is your sweet spot. Once the fish is tired there will be slack in the line and this is your opportunity to reel in your catch. Repeat this process until you’ve battled the fish close enough to get it out of the water.

Side note: Make sure your food inventory has space, otherwise you won’t be able to remove from the fish from the hook until you make room.

Fish Cooking Times

The cooking time for fish in Sea of Thieves is based on the size of the fish:

Fish Cooking Times
FISH SIZECOOKING TIME
Regular45 seconds
Trophy1 minute 30 seconds

Fish Locations, Bait, and Gold Values

Purple highlight = Night Only

Blue text = Storms Only

Yellow highlight = Day Only

Ancientscales

Ancient Isles (Leeches)
VariationRegularTrophy
Almond115
285
Sapphire150
375
Starshine150375
Smoke190475
Bone15004000

Battlegills

Active Forts/Skeleton Fleets (Grubs)
VariationRegularTrophy
Jade190
475
Sky225
565
Bittersweet225565
Rum265660
Sand18754690

Devilfish

Devil’s Roar (Grubs)
VariationRegularTrophy
Ashen115
285
Seashell150
375
Firelight150375
Lava190475
Forsaken15004000

Islehoppers

Near Islands (Any Bait/None)
VariationRegularTrophy
Honey55
135
Stone55
135
Moss55135
Amethyst55135
Raven5251400

Plentifins

Shores of Plenty (Earthworms)
VariationRegularTrophy
Olive115
285
Amber150
375
Watery150375
Cloudy190475
Bonedust15004000

Pondies

Ponds (Any Bait/None)
VariationRegularTrophy
Charcoal40
65
Orchid75
190
Moonsky75190
Bronze115285
Bright375940

Splashtails

Anywhere (Any Bait/None)
VariationRegularTrophy
Ruby40
65
Sunny75
190
Seafoam75190
Indigo115285
Umber375940

Stormfish

Storms Only (Leeches)
VariationRegularTrophy
Ancient225
565
Shore225
565
Twilight225565
Wild265565
Shadow18754690

Wildsplashes

The Wilds (Earthworms)
VariationRegularTrophy
Russet115
285
Sandy150
375
Coral150375
Ocean190475
Muddy15003750

Wreckers

Shipwrecks Only (Earthworms)
VariationRegularTrophy
Rose190
475
Sun225
565
Moon225565
Blackcloud265660
Snow18754690

[Sourced from Finn’s Fishy Tracker]

Notice an error in our charts? Let us know!

With 50 different types of fish to catch, you can be sure that you’re going to spend a lot of time fishing! The Hunter’s Call trading company can be maxed out at level 50, so be sure to cook your fish items for maximum value in reputation and gold!

Where To Sell Fish in Sea of Thieves

Once you catch your fish, you can sell it to The Hunter’s Call trading company. They can be found at any Seapost around the seas!

Some of this article content was supplied from one of our writers, DFWU!

Take a look at our Hunter’s Call coverage here.

Shroudbreaker Tall Tale Guide

The first tale in the Shores of Gold Tall Tales is the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale. Tall Tales are the new enhanced quest system in Sea of Thieves that was introduced with the Anniversary Update. It’s essentially a campaign mode in the world of Sea of Thieves. So let’s get into this Shroudbreaker Tall Tale guide!

Step 1 – Starting the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale

You can start this Tall Tale by visiting any Tavern and heading towards the Mysterious Stranger. There will be a barrel next to them and you can vote on the Tall Tale atop the barrel. Once you have voted, you will be able to find the Tall Tale book in your map radial menu.

Shroudbreaker Tall Tale

After listening to the Mysterious Stranger discuss the Shroudbreaker, it’s time to set sail!

Step 2 – Finding the Magpie’s Wing Ship’s Log

The first island you need to head to is an uncharted island.

Sail to N13, you’ll find a small island.

There will be a sunken ship there on the North West side. Dive down there and retrieve the ship’s log from the Captain’s Quarters.

Finding this ship’s log will unlock The Lost Voyage commendation and will add more pages to your Tall Tale book.

Step 3 – Find the Ancient Chest

Now that you have new pages in your Tall Tale book, you’ll be able to find the Ancient Chest. This step is procedurally generated, so the steps during this part can change each time you play the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale.

You’ll want to use your map table or RareThief’s interactive map for this next part.

Find The Island

Ancient Chest Island Directions

Even though each time you play the Tall Tale the directions will be different, we can still help guide you with some helpful navigation hints below. Each island will have it’s own phrase in the book.

If your book has the phrase below, then it is most likely referring to the location listed.

PhraseLocation
Chain/Clump of IslandsSnake Island
Fortified IslandNearby Fort
Tangled Nest of IslandsShark Bait Cove
Large Island with Tall ArchesThieves’ Haven
Small Shallow IslesOld Salts Atoll

Find another location that not listed? Let us know!

Paradise Spring is one of the more common islands that you’ll end up to find the Ancient Chest.

It has also been found at: Devil’s Ridge, Snake Island, Chicken Isle, Lookout Point, Cutlass Cay, and Fool’s Lagoon.

Find The Ancient Chest On The Island

Now that you’re on the correct island, it’s time to find the Ancient Chest.

The Tall Tale book will note the side of the island that the crew dropped the chest off, so be sure to keep that in mind.

If they mention top, it’s on the North side. If they mention bottom, it’s on the South side.

Once you figure out the correct side of the island, time to go diving! The Ancient Chest will sparkle if you are far enough away, so you can attempt to utilize that feature. If not, just look for the Ancient Chest about 30 feet from the island (image below).

Ancient Chest

Once you get the chest aboard, open it up and you’ll find a Totem!

You can find 6 different Totems, each one leading you to a different island to open the vault.

TotemLocation
Boar TotemDevil’s Ridge
Scarab TotemCrook’s Hollow
Moon TotemCrescent Isle
Crab TotemUncharted Isle at N13
Shark TotemKraken’s Fall
Snake TotemMermaid’s Hideaway

Sail to the island associated with your Totem.

Step 4 – Find The Ancient Vault

You now have to place the Totem you have next to the Ancient Vault on the corresponding island. Once you do this, you will unlock the Vault of the Ancients commendation.

Many people struggle finding the lock, but you can easily find it if you know what the lock looks like (shown below).

Ancient Vault Lock

The lock is a small square on a stone like above, and will be close to the Ancient Vault. Below is a list of the Ancient Vault locations.

IslandAncient Vault Location
Devil’s RidgeSoutheast Beach
Crook’s HollowSouth Cave, behind the waterfall
Crescent IsleNorthern Cave
Uncharted Isle at N13Underwater Cave, near workbench
Kraken’s FallNorthwest side, under archway
Mermaid’s HideawayNorth side of huge archway

Step 5 – Ancient Vault Puzzle

Once you place the Totem down, you’ll see the vault door open. In the Ancient Vault you will see an altar.

Before you start the puzzle, look at the last page of your Tall Tale book. This page will give you the answers to the upcoming puzzle.

To start the puzzle, you need to light all four braziers—one on each of the altar’s four corners.

Ancient Vault Puzzle

There are 4 columns that each have a rotating block. Once you rotate the block, a different symbol is shown. You’ll want to look at the last page of your book, and match the patterns to the blocks. Starting from top to bottom, the first row is the first puzzle, second row is the second puzzle, etc.

Once you place the blocks in the correct order for the first row, go back to the altar and hit the button that says “Enter Solution.”

Repeat this process for all 4 rows in your Tall Tale book.

Be sure to do this quickly, as the room will fill up with water and you will drown if you take too long! If you die, you will need to restart the entire Shroudbreaker Tall Tale.

Step 6 – Collect The Vault Medallions

Once you complete the block puzzle, a location will appear on the altar.

Ancient Vault Altar

The location shown is on the same island you are on. Find the location, and dig up the vault medallion shown in the image (the gold circle shown).

Once you dig up a medallion, new Coral Skeletons will spawn so be prepared to fight!

A new location will appear on the altar after you dig up each medallion. You’ll need to dig up 3 medallions in total.

Having trouble finding Vault Medallions? Our friends are RareThief have a great interactive map that can help!

Step 7 – Return the Shroudbreaker

Once you place all the medallions in the altar, you will reveal the Shroudbreaker!

Return to your ship and be careful, as there will be a lot of skeletons spawning since you completed the puzzle. While you escape, you will receive The Key to Adventure commendation.

Return to any Mysterious Stranger at any Tavern and give him the Shroudbreaker. You have completed the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale!

You will receive 3,000 gold and The Shroudbreaker commendation.


Next Up…

The Mysterious Stranger will send you to Olivia at Plunder Outpost for The Cursed Rogue Tall Tale. You can find Olivia in the Order of Souls tent.


We hope this Shroudbreaker Tall Tale Guide helped you in your adventures.

How To Win Arena Matches – A Strategy Guide!

The Anniversary Update definitely has a lot to cover, but in this guide I will be showing strategies on how to win Arena matches in Sea of Thieves!

Now you may be ten times better than me in PVP, but the Arena demands more strategy than simply just player combat. Let me show you what works for me every time when competing in The Arena!

As you may know from our previous article, Arena sessions are 24 minutes long, and your crew is ranked based on the silver accumulated during the match.

The first and most important thing is to take advantage of the way silver is earned. To explain that, you can read ourprevious article explaining how scoring works in The Arena.

When The Match Begins

As you start the Arena, usually players will head to the island with the most amount of chests. You’ll want to avoid islands that have multiple ships heading to it, as you’ll waste time in combat rather than chests (which are the most lucrative part of The Arena).

You’ll want to take the next island, while keeping your eye on the first island that ships went to. Once you notice only one ship remains at that first island, you know that they either have all the chests already or are about to dig them up. So it’s a great time to strike, but hold on, there is a smarter way to do this…

Next Set Of Maps

After you are done, wait for the next set of maps to generate new chests on the islands. There is a high chance that the island you are currently on will have new chests on it. You don’t want to be caught in the middle of the sea when new maps are generated, because you’ll be wasting time sailing rather than digging.

Keep an eye on the ship with the most chests but do not attack them yet. Keep an estimated count of how many chests they might have depending on the island they were on. There will always be a ship that sells all of their chests immediately, which will cause other teams to have their focus on them. So sit back with your chests and relax.

Hoard Your Chests

Gather all the chests that you find and do not sell them yet. You can guard them on your ship or find a safe place to stash them on a nearby island. Since you haven’t sold anything yet, your ranking on the list will be somewhere in the bottom, which will keep you safe since no one is interested in attacking a crew that doesn’t seem like a threat. The point of this is to gather as many chests as you can while remaining on the bottom of the ranks.

Now let’s do the math behind it…

Obviously selling a chest is by far the most lucrative way to earn silver and sinking is the only way you can lose points in The Arena. So since you’re already on the bottom of the list, you will be less affected if you sink compared to a crew on the top of the list.

The Final Stretch

During the last 10 minutes is when things start heating up. Start bringing the chests to your ship if they aren’t already there, plan a route, and slowly head to the safest outpost to sell your chests.

Side Note: If you encounter any dysfunctional crews on the way, that means they are probably open crews, and will most likely be worse than your first day on the seas. So feel free to stop near them for a minute and farm cannonball hits while having a member of your crew on their ship. This crew members job is to bail water on their ship for them because the longer you keep them alive, the more points you will get.

When there are 3 minutes left, now it’s time to start selling your chests. Be sure to check for enemy crews camping at the outposts. It’s always good to send someone over there beforehand to check!

As you turn in your chests, you’ll see your score skyrocket.


There are commendations to unlock which require you to rank in the top 3 in The Arena. If you do this 100% right without issues, you will be first. But sometimes things happen and 1st place is out of reach, you’ll still be able to rank in the top 3 with this method without issues.

Now if another ship is doing the same technique, it will be hard to know if they are also hoarding chests. This is why it’s always good to keep an eye on the discovery notifications to see which crews discovered chests.

I hope this article serves you well in The Arena, and be sure to check out the video guide below if that’s more your style!

A Note From PhuzzyBond:

As a Sea of Thieves content creator, I do regular giveaways from my merchandise store, so be sure to follow my Twitch channel to see this Arena technique live! I will be streaming almost everyday from everything to Arena to Tall Tales, so be sure to tune in!

How To Score Points In The Arena

The Arena is the new competitive PVP mode in Sea of Thieves, thanks to the huge Anniversary Update.

Arena matches are 24 minutes long and feature 5 galleons trying to turn in as much treasure as possible. Turning in treasure, however, isn’t the only way to get points in The Arena.

Find out below on how scoring in The Arena works!

Killing a Player: 5 points

Hitting a cannonball shot: 25 points

Digging up a chest: 100 points

Delivering a chest: 1,000 points

When your own ship sinks: -1,000 points

And it’s as simple as that.

You may be wondering, where do you deliver the chests once you dig them up? Deliver them to one of the two ship outposts, they will have red smoke above them.

Since each Arena match is only 24 minutes long, you’ll want to be efficient with how you’re scoring points. Hitting your cannonball shots can make all the difference in a game, so be sure to capitalize on those opportunities whenever you can. Don’t worry about the supplies, your ship is stocked with plenty of them.


Find A Crew!

The Sea of Thieves HQ Discord server is a great place to find a crew to play with! Join players doing Tall Tales, competing in the Arena, or just sailing!


Also, don’t focus on killing players. They’re really not worth it. Of course, it’s fine to kill them if they’re in your way but don’t go out of your way to defeat them. Focus on sinking ships and delivering chests. Being able to get 1,000 points from a chest and take away 1,000 points from an enemy team is a lot sweeter than getting 25 points from killing a player.

You can stay up to date with our latest coverage of The Arena here.

Tips For Leveling Up The Merchant Alliance

Welcome to the Merchant Alliance!

Looking for some decent gold? Then you have come to the right place.

Definitely the most underrated and overlooked Trading Company, the Merchant Alliance is actually a great place to make a lot of gold in a rather short time. Not sure where to start? That’s alright, just follow these tips and you will become a Master Merchant in no time!

Simultaneous Cargo Runs!

Cargo Runs are specific Merchant Alliance voyages that you require you to transport fragile cargo to a specific location. The good thing about Cargo Runs is that you can have these voyages active while working on other voyages. This allows you to fill your ship up with cargo and makes it so you only need to worry about transporting them safely to their destination.

There are currently 3 different types of cargo: plants, cloth, and rum. Each one requires a different type of care.

Plants must be watered consistently. The best strategy for this is to fill the bottom deck of your ship up with a few buckets of water and to leave the plants down there.

Cloth cannot get wet. So keep any cloth out of the rain and sea. Rowboats are very important when it comes to cloth, unless you’re an excellent captain and can get your ship within jumping distance to the dock.

Rum bottles are very fragile. Avoid jumping and anything that seems dangerous (skeletons, volcanoes, geysers, etc.)

Collecting Animals! (Noah’s Ark)

This one is a classic Merchant Alliance trick, however it takes some time and is usually best done with a crew. It involves collecting tons of animals and then just delivering them to where they need to go.

It works like this:
– Vote for a voyage, collect all animal crates from the Merchant Alliance NPC
– Repeat the previous step until you have a bunch of animal crates
– Keep placing a voyage down until you find one that requires you to get Gold or Black animals (they are worth the most)
– While you are collecting the animals for this voyage, collect any extra gold/black animals that you see (be careful with pigs though, they require feeding and too many pigs can get annoying)
– Turn in the required animals for your active voyage, but keep the animals you didn’t use to turn in
– Place another voyage until you find one that requires Gold or Black animals.
– Then sail to that outpost to deliver the animals you already have!

Learn the Map and Plan Your Voyages!

This is one of the most important parts of being a good Merchant, and overall great Sea of Thieves player! After receiving your voyage, its best to visit the map table and see what islands are in between where you are and where you need to go.

Not all islands will have what you need but chances are there will be several islands between the outposts, without requiring you to sail too far out of your way.

After enough voyages you will pick up which islands have what you need and then it becomes second nature when sailing.

This ties into just learning the map in general. A good pirate can navigate a map, but a great pirate can navigate without one.

Sea of Thieves Interactive Map!

Our friends at RareThief have created an interactive Sea of Thieves map, giving you the perfect opportunity to learn about every island!
Check Out The Map!

Message in a Bottle!

On islands you can find Messages in Bottles dug into the sand. Occasionally, when you find a message in a bottle it will require you to fill up a crate with bananas/cannonballs/wooden planks. If you receive one of these and pick up a crate, simply stop by an empty Skeleton Fort and fill up the crate. Then deliver the crate to the outpost that is required, easy money!

Skeleton Forts!

Skeleton Forts are a great way to level up the Merchant Alliance quickly, especially since they appear so frequently. I would recommend completing them with at least a crew of 3, as things will go much more smoothly! Once you complete a Skeleton Fort (you can find them by going to the Fortress beneath the giant skull cloud), the vault will possess some truly great Merchant Alliance loot. There will always be a Stronghold Gunpowder Barrel and an Ancient Bone Dust crate in the vault. You’ll also be able to turn in the gunpowder barrels and any other crates you find in the vault!

How To Join the Insider Program in Sea of Thieves

The Insider Program for Sea of Thieves is a testing ground for new features and mechanics that aren’t publicly available in the full game yet.

Originally, the Insider Program was dubbed the Pioneer Program and was invite-only. Recently, though, Rare has opened the doors to the Insider Program to anyone. So if you’re looking to try out the latest features in Sea of Thieves, please read below.

NDA

This program is under an NDA, which means you cannot share any information relating to the Insider Program outside of the Insider Forums on the Sea of Thieves official website. Please read through the NDA before opting into the program.

Step #1

Go to https://www.seaofthieves.com/insider/signup

Step #2

Click “Login” under the section that reads “What is the Insider Programme?” and login to your Microsoft account

Step #3

Read through the NDA and agree to it’s terms.

Step #4

You’re now enrolled into the Insider Program! Download the Sea of Thieves Insider build of the game by opening the Xbox Insider Hub application. In that application you will find a download for the build.

Step #5

That’s it! Now enjoy testing brand new features coming to Sea of Thieves!

Be sure to submit feedback about the Insider build on the official Sea of Thieves Insider forums. Rare depends on our feedback to help make the game better, so please be constructive and contribute on the forums often.

How To Get To Pirate Legend Fast

So you want to get to Pirate Legend as fast as possible?

Things you’ll need:
– A decent time commitment into Sea of Thieves
– A crew of at least 3 that can play with you regularly

Below are a few of the adventures you can embark on to expedite you journey to become a Pirate Legend!

Sail with another Pirate Legend!

Pirate Legends have access to a special type of voyage called Athena voyages. These voyages are the best ones in the game and provide consistently great loot for all 3 trading companies. In addition to great loot, these voyages also conclude with an Athena Chest, which will help rank up your Athena rank.

And yes, you can level up your Athena rank without being a Pirate Legend.

Want to find a Pirate Legend to play with? Join our Discord.

Form Alliances!

Alliances can be tricky but believe it or not there are other friendly pirates out there. When you’re in an alliance, your crew will receive 50% value of whatever another crew turns in and vice versa. So you can expedite your journey to Pirate Legend easily!

To be efficient, you would want each crew in your alliance completing different tasks in the game. So whether your crew is doing a Skeleton Fort and another crew is completing voyages, you’ll want to split your time us to that you’re getting loot at the highest rate possible.

Be careful about other crews in alliances though, they can’t always be trusted.

Skeleton Forts/Skeleton Ship Fleets

Skeleton Forts are a great way to level up the Gold Hoarders and Merchant Alliance quickly, especially since they appear so frequently. I would recommend completing them with at least a crew of 3, as things will go much more smoothly! Once you complete a Skeleton Fort (you can find them by going to the Fortress beneath the giant skull cloud), the vault will possess some truly great loot. Unfortunately, forts don’t contain much loot for the Order of Souls but you’ll still get some reputation for them.

As for Skeleton Ship Fleets, they may take longer than Skeleton Forts, but if you can stock up on gunpowder barrels you should have no issue taking them down. If you’re in an Alliance, I’d highly recommend working together to take down the Skeleton Ship Fleets.

Mermaid Gems!

Around the world, you will find glowing Mermaid Statues that will glow either blue, green, or red. If you destroy these statues, they will drop a gem associated with the color of the statue. These gems can be turned into ANY trading company!

Blue statues are the easiest to destroy and will give you a blue gem worth 1,000 gold when turning them in.

Green statues are moderate to destroy and will give you a green gem worth 1,500 gold when turning them in.

Red statues are the toughest to destroy and will give you a red gem worth 2,000 gold when turning them in.

Doubloons!

Gold isn’t the only currency in Sea of Thieves. Doubloons are rewarded when completing specific commendations. If you open your inventory menu and head to the Reputation tab, you’ll see the Bilge Rat Adventures section. In this section, there are different challenges that you have to complete to earn doubloons.

Once you earn doubloons, you can head to Duke in any of the Taverns. He will offer a “Letter of Recommendation” for each trading company. Purchasing these will level you up one full rank in whichever trading company you choose. They cost 30 doubloons per level.

Lastly, just a reminder that Sea of Thieves is a beautifully crafted game and although Pirate Legend is exciting, be sure to take a moment to enjoy the game for what it is. Drink up those stunning sunsets and appreciate the atmosphere of the game before grinding your heart out!

Tips For Leveling Up The Gold Hoarders

Got gold on your mind? Want to find as many chests are possible? You have come to the right place, for all Gold Hoarders have one thing on their mind…

GOLD!

As the bread and butter of all pirates in the Sea of Thieves, these Gold Hoarder tips will soon become second nature to you and you will be rolling in your own personal pile of gold!

Choose ‘X Marks The Spot’ Voyages!

Gold Hoarder voyages come in 2 different variants: X Marks The Spot & Riddles.

Riddles will only provide you with 1 chest per island, but X Marks The Spot voyages can have up to 8 chests per island! So you’ll want to prioritize X Marks The Spot voyages over riddles!

Keep cancelling voyages that have too many riddles until you get one that has a satisfactory number of X Marks The Spots. If you have a friend that is a higher level in Gold Hoarder, be sure to let them place their voyages down as there is a higher chance for better voyages with them!

It is very satisfying digging into the ground and hearing that fantastic thunk sound! Be careful when doing this though, as sometimes that sound can disturb the skeletons around the chest and they will attempt to fight you for it!

Grind Skeleton Forts!

Skeleton Forts are a great way to level up the Gold Hoarders quickly, especially since they appear so frequently. I would recommend completing them with at least a crew of 3, as things will go much more smoothly! Once you complete a Skeleton Fort (you can find them by going to the Fortress beneath the giant skull cloud), the vault will possess some truly great chests. There will always be a Skeleton Fortress Chest as well as a few other regular chests in the vault. In addition to chests, the vault will always have multiple trinkets which can help level you up quickly!

The Devil’s Roar – For Experience Players Only!

If you’re an experienced Sea of Thieves player, then The Devil’s Roar is a great region to complete Gold Hoarders voyages in because the islands are relatively close together compared to the rest of the map. It may be difficult at times to dig up chests as the geysers are going off but you will always receive the Ashen variants of chests, which are worth more!

Once you have done all the small islands in a certain voyage, cancel the voyage, vote for another and repeat! You will have plenty of skulls in no time!

Different Skeleton Types, Beware!

Out on your adventures you will run into all different types of skeletons, each of which require a unique approach to dispatch them in a timely manner

Regular Skeletons
Nothing special about them, just shoot, chop, and cannonball them to your hearts content!

Plant Skeletons
These skeletons are distinguished by the plants they have growing out of them. Plant skeletons are weaker to the cutlass, but will also heal if they are in the water or in the rain.

Shadow Skeletons
These guys are easy to spot because they are dark as the night. If you run into them during the day, you can treat them as if they were regular skeletons. If you run into them at night, you have to raise your lantern at them in order to make them vulnerable. You will know if you did it correctly because the skeletons will have a stunned animation.

Golden Skeletons
Hands down these are the toughest skeletons. They are very slow but super tough. You can use your sword against them but if you are trying to be quick about it, a sword is not the way to go. Firearms and cannons work best against Golden Skeletons. In order to make them more vulnerable to damage, you will need to splash a bucket of water on them. This will cause them to rust and slow down.

Hopefully these tips can help you level up the Gold Hoarders quickly so that you get one step closer to Pirate Legend!

Tips For Leveling Up The Order of Souls

Beware all ye who wish to embark on these treacherous voyages!

The Order of Souls is the place where you can test your pirate mettle against all kinds of skeletons scattered throughout the world of Sea of Thieves. Some even say that this Trading Company is the hardest to master, but with these Order of Souls tips you will soon be a formidable force leaving skeleton captains shaking in their boots when they see your ship in the horizon!

The Devil’s Roar Is Your Friend!

The Devil’s Roar may seem too dangerous for most, but with a little extra effort you will be completing Order of Souls voyages faster than ever before!

First, head over to Morrow’s Peak Outpost to stock up on Devil’s Roar voyages for the Order of Souls. Then it’s time to set sail to your first island!

Each island in the Devil’s Roar has active geysers and, in most cases, these geysers can prove to be rather annoying, but not when on an Order of Souls voyage! Once you arrive at your island, simply wait until the geysers start going off. Once they do, you can easily lure the skeletons into the geysers and it will destroy them for you! This method lets the island do the work for you and the geysers will destroy any skeleton in one hit regardless of whether it’s a golden, plant, shadow, or regular type!

Be sure to stock up on food before setting foot on the island, as you will most likely be thrust in the air by the geysers unintentionally.

The Devil’s Roar is also a great region to complete Order of Souls voyages in because the islands are relatively close together compared to the rest of the map. You will also receive the Ashen variants of skulls, which are worth more!

Choose Your Voyages Wisely!

Even though completing voyages is important it is not always necessary. One of the best ways to quickly gather skulls for the Order of Souls is to choose voyages that have multiple Skeleton Captains on small islands. This allows you to quickly get back into the action should you die (you will) and it also makes it possible to maneuver your ship into a position where you can lead the skeletons on the beach and then blast them with your cannons!

Once you have done all the small islands in a certain voyage, cancel the voyage, vote for another and repeat! You will have plenty of skulls in no time!

Different Skeleton Types, Beware!

Out on your adventures you will run into all different types of skeletons, each of which require a unique approach to dispatch them in a timely manner

Regular Skeletons
Nothing special about them, just shoot, chop, and cannonball them to your hearts content!

Plant Skeletons
These skeletons are distinguished by the plants they have growing out of them. Plant skeletons are weaker to the cutlass, but will also heal if they are in the water or in the rain.

Shadow Skeletons
These guys are easy to spot because they are dark as the night. If you run into them during the day, you can treat them as if they were regular skeletons. If you run into them at night, you have to raise your lantern at them in order to make them vulnerable. You will know if you did it correctly because the skeletons will have a stunned animation.

Golden Skeletons
Hands down these are the toughest skeletons. They are very slow but super tough. You can use your sword against them but if you are trying to be quick about it, a sword is not the way to go. Firearms and cannons work best against Golden Skeletons. In order to make them more vulnerable to damage, you will need to splash a bucket of water on them. This will cause them to rust and slow down.

If you use the Devil’s Roar method above, you won’t have to worry much about what skeleton type you are facing, but hopefully these skeleton tips help just in case you do have to worry!