I’ve played sea of thieves for a LONG time. I’ve done nearly everything I can muster my mind to think of. After reaching pirate legend i was hungry for more then A10. So I started becoming what I call.. a “Sotologist”.
As a pirate legend and athena 10 I feel it’s in my duty to help those below achieve the heights they desire and beyond. So I created this article (and many more to come) in Hope’s that someone will walk away after reading this with a little more confidence in there pegleg.

The skeleton scourge

They look alot tamer then their nature, in truth they are savage, mindless, increadably tenacious and cunning.
Expert swordsman with unlimited shots sharper then their cutlass, great in numbers and oblivious to pain, they will cut down the even the most experienced sailors if given the chance and the powder kegs will clean up anything thats left of you.
Lighting the fuse and running straight for you, best drop anything you are carrying and run for your life or meet a misty end.

So next time you take on the skeleton scourge, and you do not have the advantage of cannon support, remember these important points that I have comprised through many game years of research gathered over many more encounters during my times as a pirate.

BEFORE I BEGIN
The infomation that follows this paragraph is collected from the current skeleton build. This data is susceptible to change, as skeletons tend to get reworked from time to time and me adapt behaviours not currently available to record.
That in mind I present to you

THE RULES!

  1. DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE THEM.
    Skeleton difficulty varies depending on the voyage level and number of players on the island. Treat all skeletons as an immediate threat untill difficulty is apparent. When in large numbers even the weakest of skeletons will kill you fast. SO…
  2. KEEP BACK, WAY BACK.
    Staying back is essential. It is the cornerstone to buying time to access the situation, ie skeleton type, location, what they wield and what of your surroundings you can utilize.
  3. UTILISE YOUR SURROUNDINGS.
    Your environment can be your best friend or your worst enemy. If you are well aware of your surroundings, you are much less likely to find youself being slapped off a cliff by a charged attack or Eye of Reach. So always take in what’s around you, look for cover points from Gunmen and bottlenecks to force skeles into tight areas. This will keep them grouped for spreading damage and also help prevent them surrounding you.
    The occasional powderkeg will be available aswell so be sure to look out for them too.
  4. STAY HEALTHY
    Keep your health up, keep your bananas up. With Rule #3 you will see, supply barrels will be around you to find. when ever possible or you feel it’s safe to do so. Check for bananas, ALWAYS.
  5. FIGHT BESIDE YOUR CREW.
    Two swords are better then one, but all will live with four. Grouping up is a must, the combined damage will cut threw the numbers fast. Unless there is a well planned strategy that requires splitting up. STAY TOGETHER!
    When you die off.. wait to regroup and restock before going back in to the fight.
  6. FOCUS ATTACKS ON GUNNER SKELES.
    Skeletons with guns deal all the major damage, so it is important that you remove them from the fight as soon as possible.
    The melee skeletons will pursue you to keep your focus on them, so the gunners can burn you down FAST. Ignore the aggression of the melee skeletons, they are not the main threat, direct your focus on what is killing you.
  7. TIMING IS EVERYTHING.
    Think before you act. Every action you make must be executed with caution. Eating a banana, charging a heavy attack, running for ammo or even your life require the right moment. Any of these moves made at the wrong time will diminish your advantage, you choices MUST be made with commitment. Hesitation or second thoughts leaves you open and vulnerable.
  8. KEEP YOUR HEADS!
    I saved this one till last, but it is of all the most important. Maintain your composure, skeletons are the most rage inducing AI threat you can currently come across in Sea Of Thieves, they will make you angry, frustrated, even upset. Dying sucks and degrades moral. So try your best to keep calm and collected when heading to the Ferry. It’s hard I know, believe me. But if you follow these BASIC rules, you will have a much nicer time cutting the the boney scourge of the seas.

Thank you for reading 🙂
I hope this helps you in your journey to legend.

a little sailing background
My Name is Nathan. (GT Nayfe pacewell)
PL achieved: June 25 2018.
Current total dist sailed(kms): 7001km



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