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I smell something Swashy

I smell something Swashy

Aug 20, 2014

As you may have read in the update notes dealing damage to a hidden enemy will no longer remove hidden.  Now before you sneaky swashbucklers celebrate you should know something, you stink.  You stink SO much that more perceptive pirates and pets can track you through your stench alone rendering your fancy stealth tricks completely useless.  Yes today we are talking about the talent scent.     Scent gives pirates the ability to sniff out sneaky enemies.  This ability can be gained by farming for Fin’s Goggles in the first Fin fight.  How exactly does it work? Specifics from testing: When the hidden unit moves within range of the scent unit hidden will be removed. When the scent unit moves to the of hidden unit hidden will not be removed. If hidden is applied while in range of the scent unit hidden will not be removed. My recommendation at this point is to treat it as a defensive epic like hold the line and if possible place your pirate between your companions and the enemy with hidden so they have to pass you to get to your companions.  My other recommendation, if you want to be more stealthy and for the sake of your crew swashbucklers…. GO TAKE A...

Counter Companions

Counter Companions

Jun 25, 2013

Satyrsand stingtails got you down? Then it’s time to train up a counter companion! The purpose of these companions is to eat up a hard enemy’s epics. See more here!

Natural Traps and Tokens (1)

Natural Traps and Tokens (1)

Feb 24, 2013

Read the story behind Letters to Perry here. In some battles there are traps built into the battle board that will damage any adjacent unit, regardless of if they are an ally or an enemy.  What’s nice about these is if you position your units correctly you can force an enemy to take damage from these traps in order to attack you.  Such as this: The damage may not be great but it does add up quickly.  Plus it is just plain fun, especially if you use your enemies fire tokens against them...

Flanking and Crossfire

Flanking and Crossfire

Dec 7, 2012

Read the story behind Letters to Perry here. Flanking an enemy is a very classic military tactic as attacks from multiple directions can easily confuse an enemy.  In Pirate101 this tactic takes the form of the two epic talents flanking and crossfire.  How these epics work can be a bit confusing. How they work Both epics give the unit with it a chance for an extra attack if there is an allied unit of the same type on the other side of the enemy.  Allied units include: your pirate, your companions, pirates on your team, your teammates’ companions, and ‘yellow’ ally unit (including pets). Flanking specifics: The allied unit must have either a stabby, slashy, or smashy weapon (aka, melee) The allied unit must be in the spot that is on the other side of the enemy compared to the attacker with flanking and adjacent to (right next to) the enemy. Crossfire specifics: The allied unit must have a shooty weapon The allied unit must be on the opposite side of enemy but neither the attacking or the allied unit need to be adjacent to the enemy.  Basically draw a line between the unit with crossfire and the allied unit, attacking any enemy between the two can trigger crossfire In closing… Flanking is a very good epic and is worth giving some of your melee companions.  Crossfire on the other hand is rather impractical.  Since range units can’t attack and move in the same turn it is very difficult to get a chance to use it.  It is worth paying attention to enemies with it so you don’t accidentally give them free shots on...

What are Letters to Perry?

What are Letters to Perry?

Dec 7, 2012

Well, I was helping the Commodore find some old navigation charts so he could give me a few pointers one day (half of the battle is just having to remind him who I was and what we were doing every five minutes >_<, poor guy).  While searching, I found a box of letters from the Commodore addressed to Perry from their days in the Royal Navy.  (Sadly, not a SINGLE letter has the Commodore’s real name… they are all “The” and his rank at that time. 🙁 )   Anywho… the letters have lots of great tactical tips.  We mercs will be bringing you a new letter and explaining the tip every so often, so keep your eyes peeled for them....