The open-world pirate paradise Sea of Thieves came out on March 20, 2018, and it was expected to cause a lot of trouble.
Even though the game had an interesting idea, beautiful graphics, and good gameplay, it felt a bit… empty.
There wasn’t much to do other than a couple fetch quests and, of course, charting the Seven Seas.
After a year and a half of playing the game, things look very different. If you ever wanted to play Sea of Thieves, now is the time.
To celebrate this great game and get you in the pirate spirit, I’m going to rank my 21 favourite weapons.
Read on, you sloppy sailors.
- 21. Kraken Blunderbuss
- 20. Ebon Flintlock Pistol
- 19. Captain Bones’ Original Pirate Cutlass
- 18. Hunter Eye of Reach
- 17. Bone Crusher Blunderbuss
- 16. Legendary Flintlock
- 15. Ferryman Cutlass
- 14. Launch Crew Eye of Reach
- 13. Sovereign Blunderbuss
- 12. Parrot Flintlock
- 11. Notorious Sea Dog Cutlass
- 10. Forsaken Ashes Eye of Reach
- 09. Golden Legendary Blunderbuss
- 08. Glorious Sea Dog Flintlock Pistol
- 07. Legendary Cutlass
- 06. Aristocrat Cutlass
- 05. Black Dog Cutlass
- 04. Cronch Cutlass
- 03. Flameheart's Cutlass
- 02. Golden Nile Cutlass
- 01. Jailor's Cutlass
21. Kraken Blunderbuss
The word “Kraken” is one of the few things that can make a pirate’s blood run cold.
In the back of their minds, they always worry that their happy travels could turn bad at any time when those scary tentacles come into view.
This weapon is based on the idea that you can use fear to your own advantage.
Fill those scurvy rats with lead while they look helplessly into the beak of the Kraken on the barrel of your Blunderbuss!
This blunderbuss can be bought at the Morrow’s Peak Outpost for a lot of gold.
20. Ebon Flintlock Pistol
Some of us like things that are classy and simple more than things that are big and showy.
There’s the Ebon Flintlock Pistol for us. It’s said that Deadly Daley’s favourite pistol was this black gun with silver accents.
Even though it’s not stated outright, this gun has iron sights, which can help you aim better than other pistols. This is something that makes it quite unique.
Unfortunately, this weapon was only given out to players who watched a certain developer stream shortly after the game came out. So if you haven’t gotten it yet, there’s not much chance that you will now.
19. Captain Bones’ Original Pirate Cutlass
The developers made this amazing cutlass skin available for a very short time close to the game’s first anniversary as a thank you to players who trusted them and explored the Seven Seas during the game’s first year.
People always said that Captain Bones’ tongue was sharp.
Again, it’s not easy to get right now, but keep an eye out for it…
18. Hunter Eye of Reach
Between the many over-the-top and absurd skins in this list, the Hunter Eye of Reach serves as an option for the conservative among us.
It looks like a sniper rifle that a Russian soldier in World War II might have used. All you need is wood and steel.
If you want, you can get this simple piece of gear at the Weaponsmith’s Shop.
17. Bone Crusher Blunderbuss
Do you like things that come back? Then you need this blunderbuss.
Grab this bone-shaped boomstick, shoot some skeletons, and use their bones to make more weapons.
This scary design is one of the most original on the list and one of the scariest in the game.
It was too bad that you could only buy it from Duke during the Gunpowder Skeletons event. But it’s possible that a few of them are still out there somewhere.
16. Legendary Flintlock
Many people want this fancy flintlock pistol. But only the most famous pirates will be able to get it.
To get this gun, you have to win 100 times in the Arena and get the Legendary Sea Dog commendation from the Sea Dogs.
It can be found in Athena’s Fortune Hideout, which you can only get to if you are a Pirate Legend, so you will also need to become one.
This gun is one of those that has something like iron sights. In this case, the barrel’s angular shape can help you aim more accurately.
15. Ferryman Cutlass
This sword looks like it came from a fantasy game like Skyrim or something similar… But no, the Ferryman himself sharpened it to keep people out of his ship.
This black and gold blade is only available if you buy the Sea of Thieves-themed Xbox controller.
It might be hard to find one, but I’m sure that clever pirates like you will figure it out.
14. Launch Crew Eye of Reach
Eye of Reach might not look like the coolest thing. But it is an important one.
As its description says, the bottle it uses as a scope was broken against the ship’s hull, which is a metaphor for the Sea of Thieves game, to celebrate the release of the game.
This one-of-a-kind weapon could only be bought at the Weaponsmith’s Shop for one gold piece between May 1 and May 15, 2018, right after it came out.
13. Sovereign Blunderbuss
Now this golden shotgun may not have the most intricate design, but it reminds me of the good old times spent pwning noobs in Call of Duty while showing our bling that proved well, that we had pwned a lot of noobs.
If you want to relive your glory days and make your opponents experience PTSD then you need the Sovereign Blunderbuss.
This weapon can be acquired with gold at the Ancient Spire Outpost and the Plunder Outpost.
12. Parrot Flintlock
Nothing says “Pirate” like a parrot pet. And that’s basically what this flintlock is modeled after.
If you want to increase your pirate cred but don’t have time to tame a parrot and teach it sailor lingo then you can simply acquire this weapon at the Weaponsmith’s Shop.
11. Notorious Sea Dog Cutlass
This Cutlass is so flashy that everyone within 500 miles will know you’re in the area.
It is also one of the cutlasses with the most details.
It has a lot of personality thanks to its royal colours, golden details, and small feather ornament.
If you want to be famous, you can buy this weapon from the Sea Dogs for a lot of gold once you have a reputation of 45 and have been promoted to Arena Wolf by playing a lot of Arena PvP matches and getting the Arena Wolf title.
10. Forsaken Ashes Eye of Reach
The point of the Eye of Reach is to be able to kill enemies from far away while staying mostly out of sight.
But if you have the Forsaken Ashes Eye of Reach, which has orange accents on both the scope and the barrel, you’re likely to be seen from miles away.
There’s always a cost to showing off your shiny things.
During the Forsaken Shores event, the only way to get this amazing Eye of Reach, which was our favourite of all of them, was to get the title of Devil’s Cartographer and then pay 15 doubloons to Duke.
09. Golden Legendary Blunderbuss
My favorite skin for the blunderbuss has to be this flashy and opulent weapon.
Gold, silver, emeralds, you name it. It has it all!
One of the coolest ornaments on this blunderbuss are the chains that surround the barrel, giving the weapon a very solid look.
This, however, comes at a price. As the chains can obstruct your vision a little when aiming down sights.
This weapon was only available until March 2019 with ease.
It could be acquired after achieving a level 50 reputation with three of the different companies you can interact with in the game.
Now you’ll have to really go searching for it from another friendly fellow.
08. Glorious Sea Dog Flintlock Pistol
This beautiful feathered pistol looks exactly like what sky pirates would use.
It’s really delicate, classy, and very different from the rest of the flintlock pistol skins.
Luckily, unlike some of our other top picks, this one can currently be acquired.
To obtain this fantastic pistol you need to receive the Sharpshooting Sea Dog commendation from the Sea Dog faction for having killed 200 pirates in PvP Arena matches.
Once you’ve achieved this glorious feat, you can acquire it from the Weaponsmith’s Shop like most other weaponry here.
07. Legendary Cutlass
My favorite weapon in the whole game belongs, unsurprisingly, to the cutlass family.
Its black blade with golden accents carries with it the mark of a truly legendary pirate, which you’ll have to become if you wish to acquire it.
You can only buy it in Athena’s Fortune Hideout, which only Legendary Pirates who have learned the Shanty of Legends can access.
Before you can do that, however, you must also achieve the Legendary Sea Dog status by placing first in Arena matches at least 240 times.
No small feat, but definitely worth it if you want to carry around this badge of honor.
06. Aristocrat Cutlass
The Aristocrat Cutlass is a Cutlass cosmetic variant from the Aristocrat Set.
The Aristocrat Cutlass can be obtained by Purchasing from the Weaponsmith’s Shop.
“You may be fancy, but you can put up a fight too with this charming chopper.”
05. Black Dog Cutlass
The Black Dog Cutlass is a Cutlass cosmetic variant from the Black Dog Set.
The Black Dog Cutlass can be obtained by Redeeming an exclusive code for the Black Dog Pack obtained by pre-ordering Sea of Thieves.
“Like a shadowy tongue, flicking out and sucking life. Just don’t accidentally cut yourself.”
04. Cronch Cutlass
The Cronch Cutlass is a Cutlass cosmetic variant from the Cronch Set.
The Cronch Cutlass can be obtained by Purchasing from the Pirate Emporium. Part of the Cronch Weapons Bundle. Can be purchased individually.
And Previously earned as a reward during Season Two by purchasing the Season’s Plunder Pass and reaching Renown Level 30.
“Peel back for a mighty swing and take a bite out of your enemies.”
03. Flameheart’s Cutlass
The Flameheart’s Cutlass is a Cutlass cosmetic variant from the Flameheart’s Set.
The Flameheart’s Cutlass can be obtained by Earned as a reward during Season Eight by reaching Renown Level 100. Requires the Pirate Legend title.
“A particularly cruel cutlass, and the last thing many pirates who stood against Flameheart ever got to see.”
02. Golden Nile Cutlass
The Golden Nile Cutlass is a Cutlass cosmetic variant from the Golden Nile Set.
The Golden Nile Cutlass can be obtained by Purchasing from the Pirate Emporium. Part of the Golden Nile Weapon Bundle. Can be purchased individually.
“This glittering blade is as sharp as the bite of a toothy tyrant. Enemies beware!”
01. Jailor’s Cutlass
The Jailor’s Cutlass is a Cutlass cosmetic variant from the Standalone Cosmetics Set.
The Jailor’s Cutlass can be obtained by Earned by completing the Forts of the Forgotten Adventure.
“A sword plundered from the merciless Phantom Jailor who imprisoned Wonda and her friends.”