Strategies for Naval Combat

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Items[edit | edit source]

There are lots of items to help underwater combat, some are more useful than others, but many have drawbacks and cost which may need be accounted for.

Individual Indispensable Items[edit | edit source]

Items which the individuals in raid needs to have in order to function properly

  • Shatigon's sand to repair boats, sails, etc
  • Steel Ammo to shoot cannons.
  • Dahuta's Bubble potion to avoid drowning if you stay underwater too much.
  • A Harpoon/Adventure clipper to avoid having to row back in case you die.

Individual Useful items[edit | edit source]

Items which are useful to the individuals at the raid to have at naval combat, but which are not indispensable

  • Health/Mana small potions
  • Health/Mana Potions
  • Sandwiches for HP recovery
  • Soup for Mana recovery
  • "Assorted" Food items, like assorted meatballs, to improve your health, damage/healing, PvE resistance and PvE damage. (Yes, it works with cannons)
  • Goblets of honor, to improve damage, healing, focus, or resistance to damage.
  • A second Harpoon/Adventure clipper to avoid having to row boat back in case you die and your first clipper is sunken.
  • Underwater Breathing Device, for an extra time underwater if in need
  • Water mounts like Cianfin and submarines, to make chasing and fleeing easier.

Raid wide indispensable Items[edit | edit source]

  • At least 2 good small warships or one medium warship per 50 people, to move people around and kill monsters like luscas and kraken.
  • Voice communication (discord) so the leader may not have to write down everything.
  • A raid, it helps the healers job.

Combat Strategies[edit | edit source]

Combat strategies can be divided between boat combat and water combat, but usually people use a mix of the two depending on the enemy and situation.

Boat Combat[edit | edit source]

Shooting boats until they die.

Definition: Most of the DPS and fighting is made in, from or on the boats, transitioning to water when needed.

The strategy to PvE is pretty simple, shoot the cannons and repair boat. The strategy for Pvp is mostly to shoot cannons of people swimming on top of the water and to Ram/board any boat which may have enemies

Components:

  • The Cannoneers - who shoot the cannons.
  • The Drivers - who controls the boat(s) and use the figurehead skills.
  • The Healers - well... the healers, that recover people's HP.
  • The Mappers- The one who stays at the telescope marking where enemies and allies are, and where to go.
  • The Boarders/Repairers - The people who will jump in case the boat crashes into a enemy boat, and those who usually repair the boat if it goes low on HP
Pros Cons
Can be used effectively with a group lacking equipment points Requires a top boat to be as useful. Nothing less than an epic-legendary boat.
Easy to do and can be extremely effective if well organized Hard to master and organize.
The most mobile of all strategies, boats can be quite fast Quite weak to the other strategies., if they are caught, slowed down or ancored
If not stopped, the boat can be a constant harasser to the enemy Prone to having people Afking in some part of the boat and not helping.
Transitioning to water pvp is usually slow, which give the advantage to those already in the water.

Water Combat[edit | edit source]

Very angry people in and under the water.

Definition: Most of the DPS and fighting is made in, from or on the water, transitioning to boats when needed.

This is a primarily PvP strategy, where instead of using boats to fight, people regroup in a tight group and just swim around to clear an area or an enemy. When the enemy players are dealt with, boats may be summoned to destroy enemy boats, and kill monsters (like luscas).

Components:

  • The PVP team - People who will group up and attack the enemy.
  • The Mappers- The one who stays at the telescope marking where enemies and allies are, and where to go. (usually in a boat far from the PVP group, giving directions)
  • The Boarders - Tanks and iniciators who will CC the crew of boats so even if the boats try to run, most of the crew will stay in the water or the PVP team to wipe out.
  • The Ressers - people who will stay out of combat at all times, resurrecting all who happen to die in the assaults.Usually 1 or 2 soothsayers
Pros Cons
Can be used effectively with a group lacking good boats Requires good equipment points or higher numbers to be effective
Easy to do and can be extremely effective if well organized Hard to master and organize.
Garantee that enemies will not get too close of a given area

and to have not many people coming back from nui.

The slowest of all the strategies, the people on boats can easily outmanuever you.
Players will have to be submerged at almost all points, by spending dahuta's bubbles,

to avoid shelling damage

Transitioning to boat combat is usually slow, which may give time for the enemies

to kill the boat before the repair group can do anything

Other combat strategies:[edit | edit source]

Harpooning:[edit | edit source]

A small warships with legendary or above harpoons may use them to completely stop boats (by anchoring or harpooning rocks/oceanfloor), moving boats (by harpooning and using the strength of your boat to surpass the one harpooned) or slowing them down (by working as a weight to be carried by the harpooned boat), giving enough time to water teams to catch it.

It can be used with clippers, merchant ships and fishing boats to slow down vessels, but it is not as useful because people tend to just jump from the vessel and attack the harpooner.

Ramming:[edit | edit source]

The act of hitting a boat with your own in order to move it or change the enemy's trajectory. Also used to board.

This tactic is better used with ships or gear used for this tactic, f.e. the Turtleship.