Cannons

Item

Skill Menu

Sub-Menu

Resources

Skill level

Culverin Blacksmith Cannons 900 ingots,50 boards/logs 65 smith,65 carpentry
Carronade Blacksmith Cannons 1800 ingots,75 boards/logs 70 smith,70 carpentry

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

A third ships cannon, the blundercannon is obtained from the Rising Tide event.

The metallic dyetub can be used on placed cannons to hue them.

Resources:

Most resources are crafted (see table below) however saltpeter is bought from the alchemists at Sea Market, the docks at Moonglow or Britain,  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, miners harvesting in Felucca will benefit from a 1000 point luck bonus. 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, (converts the entire stack, heat and water sources required) 0
Black Powder  Alchemy Explosive 6 saltpeter,1 charcoal,

I sulfurous ash

65

Consumables

one fuse cord, one powder charge and one missile used on each firing.

A small quantity of each of these items can be found as loot in npc merchant vessels. 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
Powder Charge  Tailoring Materials 1 yard of cloth,4 black powder 0
Cannon Ball  Blacksmith Cannons 12 ingots 10
Grapeshot  Blacksmith Cannons 12 ingots,2 yards cloth 15

Sustainablesitems which will last for an entire battle or longer.
Ramrod 
Crafted by a Tinker, found in the Wooden Items menu this item needs 8 boards or logs but has no skill level requirement.

Torch (or Match)

Bought from a provisioner NPC

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

  • You must a lighted torch and ramrod in your backpack and be within 2 tiles of the cannon.
  • Each cannon has its own storage area, the magazine, which must contain powder charges, fuse cords and either cannon balls or grapeshot. (only one missile type can be placed in a magazine)
  • Double-click the cannon to open the Cannon Control Menu.
  • Click on the Prep button to begin loading, the cannon will automatically move through each step in the process so long as resources are present in the magazine and the cannoneer is on the ship (if you leave the ship the process will pause).
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  • When loading is complete you will have the option to unload or fire.

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 unload through this menu. A ‘slightly damaged’ carronade will require approximately 36 ingots to repair.