Cannons

Item

Skill Menu

Sub-Menu

Resources

Skill level

Light ship cannonLight_Ship_Cannon3 Blacksmith Cannons 900 ingots,50 boards/logs 65 smith,65 carpentry
Heavy ship cannonHeavy_Ship_Cannon3 Blacksmith Cannons 1800 ingots,75 boards/logs 70 smith,70 carpentry

Light ship cannon deeds can also sometimes be found as loot in the holds of npc merchant ships.

Resources:

Most resources are crafted (see table below) however saltpeter is bought from the alchemist at Sea Market or mined from niter deposits in dungeons or from boats. Only miners with high luck can find these deposits which can occur in 5 different sizes. Once found the miner must mine the deposit until it is consumed. The niter will decay if not mined when found.

saltpeterSaltpeter niter_smallSmall Niter niter_largeLarger Niter niter_hugeHuge Niter niter_massiveMassive Niter niter_giganticGigantic Niter

Making Resources:

Ingredientsrequired to make the consumables

Item

Skill

Sub-Menu

Resources

Skill level

Charcoal  Cooking Preparations 1 boards/logs(converts the entire stack, an oven is required.) 0
Potash  Alchemy Ingredients 1 boards/logs,1 water (heat source required) 0
Black Powder  Alchemy Explosive 6 saltpeter,1 charcoal,

I sulfurous ash

65
Match Cord
(Make in multiples of 10)
Alchemy Explosive 1 saltpeter,1 ball of yarn,

1 water,

1 potash

25

Consumables

one fuse cord, one powder charge and one missile used on each firing. Use light charge and cannonball or grapeshot in light cannon, heavy charge and cannonball or grapeshot in heavy cannon.

A small quantity of each of these items can be found as loot in npc merchant vessels. Heavy powder charge can also be obtained from the Sailing Ship painting  included in the ‘King’s Collection’ theme pack, 50 charges per week up to a maximum of 250 charges.

Item

Skill Menu

Sub-Menu

Resources

Skill level

Fuse Cord  Alchemy Explosive 1 black powder,1 ball of yarn,

1 water,

1 potash

55
Light Powder Charge  Tailoring Materials 1 yard of cloth,1 black powder 0
Heavy Powder Charge  Tailoring Materials 1 yard of cloth,4 black powder 0
Light Cannon Ball  Blacksmith Cannons 6 ingots 0
Heavy Cannon Ball  Blacksmith Cannons 12 ingots 10
Light Grapeshot  Blacksmith Cannons 6 ingots,1 yard cloth 0
Heavy Grapeshot  Blacksmith Cannons 12 ingots,2 yards cloth 15

Sustainablesitems which will last for an entire battle or longer.

Item

Skill Menu

Sub-Menu

Resources

Skill level

Match  Tinkering Miscellaneous 10 match cord,4 boards/logs 15
Ramrod  Tinkering Wooden Items 8 boards or logs 0
Swab  Tinkering Wooden Items 4 boards/logs,4 yards cloth 0

These items can also be found as loot in the hold of NPC merchant vessels.
Firing the Cannon

There two ways to operate your cannons, item use and menu use. I find the menu use the easier of the two:

  • Item Use:
    • If the cannon is dirty you must first clean it with the swab by double clicking the swab and targeting the cannon.
    • Double click the ramrod and target the cannon, you will begin loading the charge.
    • After the cannon is charged you must load your ammo by double clicking a cannon ball or grapeshot and targeting the cannon.
    • Once the ammo is loaded you need to prime the cannon with a
      fuse. Double click the fuse chord and target the cannon. Once your
      cannon is primed you are ready to fire!
    • To fire the cannon double click the match, which will light it
      (they do not last forever, so make sure you’ve got plenty!) and target
      the cannon. The cannon will fire unleashing its fury on whatever you
      are pointed at!
  • Menu Use:
    • Double-click the cannon to open the Cannon Control Menu.
    • You must have all needed tools and supplies in your backpack.
    • click each button in turn to clean, charge, load, and fire your cannon, pausing between each operation until the menu confirms the stage is complete.
    • At the ‘load’ stage you must target the ammunition you wish to use.

    cannonmenu cannonload

    NOTE: After each shot your cannon will take damage. Repair with ingots at the end of the battle, or when pausing for ship repairs. To do this access the context menu of the cannon by
    single clicking it. You may also dismantle cannons and remove various
    components through this menu as well. Cannons must be clean before
    dismantling. A ‘slightly damaged’ heavy cannon will require approximately 36 ingots to repair.