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Well Trained

Well Trained

Jul 17, 2015

There are three new trainers hiding out in the depths of Devilfish Hollow, and they’ve got some valuable talents.. if you can get to them and find the one you want!

On Point

On Point

Mar 24, 2015

Spending your practice points wisely can be tricky! There are a lot of choices, and it’s hard to tell what will be most useful. Luckily, we have some tips for you!

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...

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...

Chain Theory

Chain Theory

Sep 15, 2012

Often an attack between units of the same type can lead to the infamous “talent chain”. Though it may look messy, there is a pattern to the chains. For help figuring out the method behind the madness, check here.

Crew’s Got Talent!

Crew’s Got Talent!

Aug 26, 2012

As you and your companions level up, you will gain both passive and active talents. In this post, we lay out the Epic Talents for you and explain just what it is that they do. Please note that these may still change before the game goes live.