15 Best Compass Cosmetic Variants in Sea Of Thieves

If there’s one piece of gear in Sea of Thieves that doesn’t get enough love, it’s the simple compass.

Don’t forget about it though, because you’ll need to keep your eyes on it when you’re solving riddles or going on Athena voyages.

Also, a compass direction is much better than saying “over here!” or “that way!” to your crew.

So, with that in mind, let’s find you a good compass to look at!

15. Compass of the Silent Barnacle

Cost: 37,800 Gold
Shop Location: Equipment Shop

This tatty compass may not look like much at first.

But to start the list off, let’s go with something that only the most experienced wreck divers can ever hope to unlock.

The Compass of the Silent Barnacle is locked behind the Hoarder of Barnacled Gold Commendation for delivering 300 Shipwrecked chests.

These chests are usually found on shipwrecks – but as you’ll only find a handful at a time, you can see why this compass is rare.

If you go for this cosmetic, expect lots of drowning, getting munched on by sharks, and getting beaten up by mermaids.

Is it worth it? You decide!

14. Legendary Hoarder Compass

Cost: 3500 Gold
Shop Location: Gold Hoarders Tent

The Gold Hoarders seem to like dishing out compasses as rewards (seriously, there’s a lot) but they definitely saved the best for last.

The Legendary Hoarder Compass is awarded for reaching level 50 with the Gold Hoarders, and is the most decorative of the lot!

One really cool thing with the Gold Hoarders is each time they give you a compass, they get just a little bit fancier.

And if that’s what you’re after then you’ll end up rich in the process.

13. Rogue Sea Dog Compass

Cost: 2800 Gold
Shop Location: Equipment Shop

If you’re after something a bit more subtle, you may want to check out the Gold Hoarders’ creepy competition instead.

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The Rogue Sea Dog Compass is a slick and tidy tool that’s available for purchase upon reaching level 46 with the Order Of Souls.

It won’t let you down – and we can all be grateful that the Order resisted the temptation of making it out of a skull…

12. Merchant Alliance Compass

Cost: N/A
Shop Location: N/A

It’s fitting that the faction that sends you to every corner of the map also gives you a fantastic classic-style compass.

The Merchant Alliance Compass is a more traditional take on this item and is awarded for getting the Unrivalled Emissary Of Merchant Commendation.

You’ll get this for reaching Emissary Grade 5 with the Merchant Alliance 20 times.

But just be careful:

Your Emissary Flag is worth a pretty penny at Reapers Hideout, and by the time a Grade 5 flag is trailing off your ship, you’re a juicy target for anyone willing to get their hands dirty.

11. Dawn Hunter Compass

Cost: 37,800 Gold
Shop Location: Equipment Shop

A good Reaper will use every tool at their disposal to track their targets down.

And you’ll need to do just that if you want the next compass on this list.

The Dawn Hunter Compass is awarded the Plundered Prizes Grade 2 Commendation for handing in 240 items while you’re flying the Reapers Emissary Flag.

Nothing is stopping you from collecting treasure off the ground and just raising the flag when you turn stuff in – but would you want to get on the Reaper Emissaries bad side?

I wouldn’t.

10. Triumphant Sea Dog Compass

Cost: 16,985 Gold
Shop Location: Equipment Shop

In Sea of Thieves, some of the rarest gear is locked behind tasks that’ll take hours to complete.

But some are just hidden behind stuff the average player simply won’t know about.

The Triumphant Sea Dog Compass is a great decorative silver compass with a deep blue front. But if you’re wondering why you’ve never seen one before, here’s why:

To unlock it you’ll need the Sea Dog Seeker Grade 2 Commendation, which is awarded for digging up 10 chests with the Glorious Sea Dog Shovel specifically.

Fortunately, you can just buy that shovel from the Equipment Shop.

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And if you want something super unusual that you can show off to your crew, you better get digging!

09. Legendary Compass

Cost: 3950 Gold
Shop Location: Athena’s Fortune Shop

This next compass is one for you Pirate Legends out there.

And if you’re not interested, maybe the prospect of mountains of gold will change your mind.

The Legendary Compass is proudly colored in the trademark purple and green that Pirate Legend gear is known for.

But that title alone won’t unlock this cosmetic.

You also need the Legendary Gold Hoarder Commendation for selling 500 chests as a Pirate Legend.

And if the thought of everything you could buy after selling that much doesn’t excite you, maybe you’re playing the wrong game.

08. Forsaken Ashes Compass

Cost: 3950 Gold
Shop Location: Equipment Shop

Not in the mood for a conventional compass?

Do you want something bright, glowing, and laced with fire instead?

The Forsaken Ashes Compass should scratch that itch quite nicely.

It’s an outstanding compass cosmetic, with glowing shards of metal around the edges which are absolutely stunning at night.

The only downside is that you’ll need to get very acquainted with the Devil Roar if you want one of your own, as you’ll need to do voyages for both the Gold Hoarders AND the Order Of Souls there.

This part of the map is dangerous and filled with perils you won’t find anywhere else…

It’s no wonder you rarely see any other players there.

07. Ghost Compass

Cost: 19,880 Gold
Shop Location: Athena’s Fortune Shop

You never need an excuse to rock glowing cosmetics in Sea of Thieves.

But if you’ve played long enough to unlock this one, you might just not need a compass anymore.

The Ghost Compass offers a unique glowing design with sharp spikes that you could definitely catch your fingers on.

But it emits a brilliant ghostly green glow, and looks fantastic during the day and night.

It’s also a late-game unlock, requiring you to be a Pirate Legend and level 11 with Athena’s Fortune – which will take hundreds of hours.

A navigational tool for the captain that’s seen it all.

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06. Silver Blade Compass

Cost: N/A
Shop Location: N/A

If you want the prettiest compass in the game hands-down, then this is the one for you… as long as you have the time to spare.

The Silver Blade Compass is a beautiful piece, with its pristine silver and pale purple color scheme. Not to mention the 8 compass directions built into it.

This compass doesn’t cost gold – but instead costs something far more valuable:


This is a reward for playing on the Insider Build for at least an hour a week, for 33 total weeks.

05. Aristocrat Compass

The Aristocrat Compass is a Compass cosmetic variant from the Aristocrat Set.

The Aristocrat Compass can be obtained by Purchasing from the Equipment Shop.

“This ornate compass always guides you to port, where you can show it off then leave.”

04. Onyx Compass

The Onyx Compass is a Compass cosmetic variant from the Black Dog Set.

The Onyx Compass can be obtained by the following methods:

  • Earned by winning the Onyx Four Pack through giveaways.
  • Redeeming an exclusive code obtained from the Chips Ahoy promotion.
  • To be earned through MixPot by watching Inside Xbox on February 19th, 2019.
  • To be earned through Twitch Drops on June 7th, 2020 by watching any Partnered Sea of Thieves Twitch Streamer for 30 minutes or until they finish a Daily Bounty.

“Cast Away Cross swore its onyx needle always pointed him in the right direction.”

03. Silver Blade Compass

The Silver Blade Compass is a Compass cosmetic variant from the Silver Blade Set.

The Silver Blade Compass can be obtained by Earning from the Insider Programme as a reward for reaching week 33.

“There’s nothing better to lead you in the right direction than the Silver Blade Compass”

02. Admiral Compass

The Admiral Compass is a Compass cosmetic variant from the Admiral Set.

The Admiral Compass can be obtained by Purchasing from the Equipment Shop.

“Points the way to your entitled success. Has a jeweled bearing for smoother operation.”

01. Compass of the Ashen Dragon

The Compass of the Ashen Dragon is a Compass cosmetic variant from the Ashen Dragon Set.

The Compass of the Ashen Dragon can be obtained by the following methods:

  • Purchased from the Equipment Shop, but requires:
    • The Tome of Power II commendation

“The fiery glow of this compass will at least make it easier to find your way at night.”