ArcheAge Ships Building Guide and Overview
The process of building a ship is quiet similar with building a house. You need to get blueprints first. Then prepare the materials which are rocks and wood. Finally pack materials to the port and follow the tips. The differences lies in the way obtain blueprints. Cloth, which is hard to obtain in this game, is required for building a ship.
Gain a blueprint is first step to build the ship. You can buy some from NPC. Some will cost money while some need special items like Tears. Special blueprints are composed by the pieces drop from mobs. For example, Black Pearl’s blueprint needs 55 piece from mobs. And lucky players can find blueprints from chests.
There are generally 3 types of ships. They are Speedboats, Calleons and Merchant Ships which are perfect for transportation. Beside a simple rowboat is rewarded from a quest. What is interesting is that if a small boat encountered with a big one, it will went down.
iron ore, Copper piece, wooden logs and scraps of fabric are base materials to build a ship. Iron ingot, Copper piece and log are from mining and lumbering. The cloth is dropped from mobs. However building a ship requires much cloth and mob-dropped are limited. So sometime you need to produce the high level cloth yourself by combining 2 or 3 pieces of low level cloth which will consume labor points. Or you can just buy them from AH.
Pirate ship: Wood stroked by lighting*5，wooden logs*1500，Fabric wood *1500，iron ore*1000，piece of wind fragment *1，a special type of stone*1，wood for your ships mast *1
Speedboat: Wooden Planks*1 (100 pieces of wooden planks = 300 wooden logs), Iron Bars *1(100 iron bars = 300 iron ore), Fabric *1(100 fabrics = 300 scraps of fabric)
There is not much fresh in the building process. You have to pack the processed materials to the port where your build the ship. Construction platform can be found near the port so that you don’t need to go back to the city for processing. In particular, you should process the materials in order of wood, cloth, and rock. If not, the next process will fail. And packed materials can’t be saved in bags. After all the materials are ready, you should carry them to the port one by one. And the ship will take shape gradually.
Here is a overlook for a ship.
2.Sail Adjustment Device
5.Anchor Adjustment Device
The main weapons on the ship are 8 cannons, which are divided on two boards. Those cannon have a long range which closed to 3 times of the longest attack skills from single player. And the damage affected an area of 3 meter radius.
Gunner: press bottom 1 and choose the target then click left button to attack. Target on the sail when fighting at an distance while target on the players when enemies are close to you.
Steersman: Click the helm then you will have a Steersman version to control the ship. You should try to put your cannon towards the head or tail of enemy’s ship.
Sails: There are two sails on both side of the ship. Click the mast to set the sail. One sail will speed up the ships by 25%.
Hooks: There is a hook on the prow. Click it will stop the ship.
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