Skull and Bones: All Ships & Best Ships to Choose

Skull and Bones has an abundance of versatile ships for players to choose from. However, how many are there, and what are the best ones to choose?

Skull and Bones allows players to become the most powerful pirate in the Indian Ocean by providing an abundance of versatile ships to pick from. As players continue venturing further into the pirate lifestyle, they must decide which pirate ship fits how they want to play. This can potentially be a challenge as the many ships in Skull and Bones differentiate from each other in style and buffs. Luckily, we’re here to help. Below, we discuss every ship in Skull and Bones and which ones are the best to use.

All Ships in Skull and Bones

Skull and Bones currently allow players to pick between ten different ships. Each ship is packed with various perks and benefits for players to utilize on their expeditions according to their playstyle. It should be noted that players will also need to level up their infamy level if they’d like to gain access to most of these ships. Below, we list the ten available ships in Skull and Bones.

TypeInfamy RankSizePerk
Dhow1Extra SmallHunter: Allows preservation of resources gained from hunting wildlife.
Hulk1SmallIronclad: Reduces Brace Strength depletion by 20% when hit. Increases Brace Strength by 250% and Brace Strength Recovery by 25%.
Bedar1SmallLancer: Increases damage from ramming by 25%. Reduces slowing effect of Torn Sails by 50%. Applies Flooded Effect to an enemy ship upon ramming.
Cutter1SmallUnburden: Restores Severe Damage by 1% and Hull Health by 0.5% per second. Restores Hull Health of all friendly ships in a 100m radius of a repaired target by 1%. Restores 60% more of Hull Health on a friendly ship while using a Repair Weapon.
Sloop2SmallOutburst: Explosive hits have a 50% chance of triggering an explosion, which deals 1500 damage within a blast radius of 150m. Increases damage to structures by 20%. Increases Explosive damage by 15%.
Barge2SmallWildfire: Applying the Ablaze effect to a ship will apply the same effect to all enemies in a radius of 125m. Increases Weapon Damage by 10%. Burning Damage increases Ablaze charge speed by 50%.
Padewakang5MediumDetonate: Explosive hits have a 70% chance (100% if the target ship is ablaze/on fire) of triggering an explosion, which deals 1000 damage within a 125m blast radius. Increases damage to structures by 20%. Increases weapon damage radius by 15%.
Snow5MediumTenacity: Recovers Brace Strength by 4% per second while bracing. Increases Brace Strength by 50% and Brace Strength Recovery by 150%.
Sambuk5MediumScorched: Deals 5000 Burning Damage when you apply the Ablaze effect to an enemy ship. Ablaze will be applied to enemies in a radius of 150m. Increases damage to ships that are Ablaze by 30%.
Brigantine5MediumBullhorn: Increases damage from ramming by 45%. Reduces duration of Torn Sails effect by 80%. Applies Flooded to an enemy ship upon ramming.

At launch, it seems there are no Large ships in Skull and Bones. This will likely come in a later update, and we will update this list when the information becomes available.

Skull and Bones Ship
Image Credit – Ubisoft

The Best Ships to Use in Skull and Bones

The current best ships to use in Skull and Bones are the Padewakang and the Cutter. It should be noted that Skull and Bones has many ships to choose from that cater to each individual player’s style. Although these ships may be some of the better to pick between, if neither is appealing to use, this will not dwindle your pirating experience in Skull and Bones.

That’s everything you need to know about all the ships and the best ones to use in Skull and Bones. If you’d like to find more information like this about Skull and Bones, feel free to check out our Guide Hub.