Ancient Skeletons

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Ancient Skeletons
Ancient Skeleton.png
Type Skeleton
Creature Type Non-Hostile
Location Islands
100 - 800

Ancient Skeletons are a rare type of Skeleton that drop Ancient Coins upon death. They are not a part of any Voyages, World Events or Tall Tales. Ancient Skeletons are the only method of acquiring Ancient Coins through gameplay.

Summary[edit | edit source]

These skeletons have a blue and gold body with a large sack of Ancient Coins strapped on their back. A distinct, ominous tune plays as they spawn, followed by loud clattering of coins. As a Player approaches, they will begin to run run away while jovial music plays. The Ancient Skeleton does not have a lot of health, making them easy to kill. However, if not defeated within 10 seconds, the Ancient Skeleton will burrow back into the ground. Once defeated, a popup message will tell the player that they have received Ancient Coins. The amount of Ancient Coins earned is only made apparent in the Emporium menu.

How to Find[edit | edit source]

Ancient Skeletons have a rare chance to spawn near Players on any Island, in Adventure Mode and The Arena. They have been spotted on Small Islands, Large Islands, Fortresses and even the Shores of Gold. Although their spawn chance is rare, they appear considerably more frequently than The Shrouded Ghost. They appear to spawn alone and while this points to the possibility that they have their own spawn rate, it is not yet clear whether they are tied in part to Emergent Skeleton waves. They have been reported to have a higher spawn rate in areas with higher player concentrations. Similarly to Reaper’s Chests they seem to stop spawning once a Server is locked down for merger to prevent PvE Servers from farming them in their safe havens.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

*** The following information is subject to change as new documented information becomes available. ***

Upon defeat, Ancient Coins are awarded to the crew who kill the Ancient Skeleton. The Ancient Coin reward does not extend to other crews in Player Alliances.

The amount of coins received by a crew can vary greatly and can fall within a certain price range depending on Reward Tier. While a popup message is displayed, the exact amount does not appear. However, the approximate range can be estimated based on the popup itself. The image displayed with the popup are the same images associated with the purchasable Ancient Coin Bundles in the Pirate Emporium and as such, the reward amount may fall somewhere within that bundle's range.

The current known Reward Tier ranges are estimated as follows:

  • Tier 1 - "Skeleton's Ancient Stash"
    100 - 150
  • Tier 2 - "Skeleton's Ancient Fortune"
    200 - 360
  • Tier 3 - "Skeleton's Ancient Hoard"
    550 - 800