Curses are vanity items in Sea of Thieves that are pretty rare. They cannot be bought from anywhere and are difficult to obtain. Their only job is to provide unique effects to your character’s body. In other words, they are just cosmetic items and have no in-game benefits.
If you’re not someone who wants to stand out from the rest by making unique changes to their character, then you should not bother with finding them. However, if you think the opposite, then prepare to spend several hours as these Curses are not easy to get.
All Sea Of Thieves Curses
|The Ashen Curse||Ashen Dragon||Fiery rage of an Ashen Lord that will burn you||Earned as a reward by completing The Blackwych Reborn commendation|
|Curse Of The Order||Order of Souls||A plant-like curse which reveals your crispy secrets||Earned as a reward for accomplishing The Fateful Memories commendation|
|Shores Of Gold Curse||Gold Hoaders||Eliminates many Gold Hoarders to their end||Earned after completing the Seeker of Grand Adventure commendation|
|Pirate Legend Curse||Legendary||A curse that expose magical maladies with pride||Earned after reaching the Renown 100 level in Season One, Buy from the Athena's Fortune shop|
|Curse Of Sunken Sorrow||Sunken Sorrow||Another Plant like curse that ventured into the kingdom in search of bad secrets||Earned after completing the The Curse of the Sunken Kingdom commendation|
|Skeleton Curse||-||A flame burner curse that cast off your blood and flesh||Earned after the Ritual of th Flame commendation|
At the time of writing, there exist a total of six Curses in Sea of Thieves; The Ashen Curse, Curse of the Order, Shores of Gold Curse, Pirate Legend Curse, Curse of Sunken Sorrow, and Skeleton Curse. All six Curses require you to complete a Tall Tale, which includes a number of missions called “commendations.” However, keep in mind that it can take a lot of time for you to unlock all four. So without any further due, let’s take a look at all Sea of Thieves Curses.
1- The Ashen Curse
The Ashen Curse is the easiest Curse to obtain in Sea of Thieves. In order to get your hands on it, you need to complete the Tall Tale called “The Ashen Curse.” For those who don’t know, this Tall Tale was introduced in the game through the Hearts of Fire update.
In order to unlock this Curse, you must complete the Blackwyche Reborn commendation. But to reach this commendation, you first need to complete all of the commendations listed for Heart of Fire. These include:
- The Path of the Eternal King.
- The Path of the Foresaken Flame.
- The Path of the Burning Heart.
- The Liar’s Hideout.
- Sticher’s Schemes.
- Heart of Fire.
- Saver of Souls.
- The Fire Rises.
- The Blackwyche Reborn.
Each of these commendations will require a lot of effort, and you must complete them successfully in order to get to the Blackwyche Reborn. Once you complete the entire Tall Tale, you’ll acquire the Ashen Curse.
2- Curse Of The Order
Curse of the Order is most likely going to be the first Curse that you will get your hands on in Sea of Thieves. This is because you need to complete the Cursed Rogue Tall Tale for it. For those who don’t know, this is one of the first Tall Tales that you can unlock in Sea of Thieves. Therefore, there isn’t any reason why I shouldn’t go for this Curse first. Just like the above-mentioned Curse, you will need to complete all the commendations of the Tall Tale in order to obtain it.
The commendations for The Cursed Rogue Tall Tale include:
- The Rogue’s Key.
- Relics of the Cursed Rouge.
- Free at Last.
- The Cursed Rogue.
- The Hunter’s Trail.
- Briggsy’s Greatest Foe.
- Fateful Memories.
These commendations are also time taking, but the reward you get after completing all of them makes the trouble worth it.
3- Shores Of Gold Curse
The Shores of Gold Curse will become available after you complete the Shores of Gold Tall Tale, which happens to be the final Tall Tale in the main questline. It is the most challenging Curse to obtain in the entire game. This is because it requires you to complete all the Tall Tale commendations from the main questline as a part of the final commendation. This does involve going through a lot of trouble. However, you don’t have any other option if you’re planning to collect all four Curses.
The Seeker of Grand Adventure commendation will grant you the Shores of Gold Curse. To reach it, you need to complete the commendations before it as well. These are:
- The Fabled Island.
- Path to Forsaken Fortune.
- Shores of Gold.
- The Stain of Greed.
- Lord of Gold.
- Gold and Glory.
- Seeker of Grand Adventure.
4- Pirate Legend Curse
To unlock the Pirate Legend Curse, you need a Legendary Reputation level, which requires you to have a 50 Reputation level in each of the following companies:
- Gold Hoarders
- Merchant Alliance
- Order of Souls
- The Hunter’s Call
- Sea Dogs
- Reaper’s Bones
- Athena’s Fortune
5- Curse Of Sunken Sorrow
In Sea of Thieves, a cosmetic item called the Curse of Sunken Sorrow gives your pirate’s body dark spots and dazzling colors. To obtain this curse, players must complete a challenging quest called The Legend of the Sunken Kingdom. This quest takes players to the underwater home of the Sirens, where they must locate and read 30 journals hidden in six different Siren Shrines scattered throughout the game’s world. The names of the shrines are:
- Shrine of Ocean’s Fortune
- Shrine of Ocean’s Wrath
- Shrine of Ocean’s Tears
- Shrine of Ocean’s Heart
- Shrine of Ocean’s Might
- Shrine of Ocean’s Sorrow
These journals provide insights into the experiences of previous explorers who have discovered the secrets and mysteries of the Sunken Kingdom. Upon unlocking the Curse of Sunken Sorrow, players’ characters are marked with this curse, which signifies that they have witnessed the tragic reality of the Sirens’ past. While the Curse of Sunken Sorrow is a cosmetic feature, it adds depth and intrigue to the game’s lore, providing players with a glimpse into the game’s fictional world and the stories that inhabit it.
6- Skeleton Curse
The Skeleton Curse is a highly sought-after cosmetic item in Sea of Thieves that transforms your pirate into a terrifying skeletal creature. To obtain the curse, players must complete the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale, which involves exploring ruins, solving puzzles, and battling fierce enemies. The final boss of this Tall Tale is the Skeleton Lord Graymarrow, who must be defeated in order to obtain the curse.
The Skeleton Curse is both rare and visually striking, making it a coveted prize among Sea of Thieves players. Those who possess the curse often display it proudly as a symbol of their skill and dedication to the game. The curse adds an eerie and fun element to the game, as players with the curse can be seen roaming the Sea of Thieves and engaging in battles with other players. To obtain the Skeleton Curse, players must complete all nine chapters of the Shroudbreaker Tall Tale which are:
- The Shroudbreaker
- The Cursed Rogue
- The Legendary Storyteller
- Stars of a Thief
- Wild Rose
- The Art of the Trickster
- The Fate of the Morningstar
- Revenge of the Morningstar
- Shores of Gold
In summary, the Skeleton Curse is a valuable and unique cosmetic item in Sea of Thieves that requires skill and effort to obtain. Players who possess the curse are often admired by others in the game, and the curse adds a spooky and exciting element to the overall gameplay experience.
How to Equip A Curse in Sea of Thieves
After you complete a Tall Tale, the Curse will become available in your Vanity Chest. For those who won’t know, a Vanity Chest is located on your ship and can also be found at each outpost. Simply open the chest and navigate to the curses tab where you’ll find the curses waiting to be equipped.
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These were all Sea of Thieves Curses, along with how you can acquire them. We hope that our guide will help you out on your journey.
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