Banjo

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Banjo
Banjo.png
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Type Equipment
Location Equipment Chest

The Banjo is an Instrument that Players can use to play Shanties with in Sea of Thieves.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Every Player Pirate acquires a Banjo during their Maiden Voyage, which they can use at any time during their adventures on The Sea of Thieves. The Banjo can be accessed from the Equipment Radial Menu. The Cosmetic design of the Player's Banjo can be switched at Equipment Chests. These designs can be purchased from Equipment Shops and only change the visual appearance of the Instrument.

Banjos have one Interaction, which is to play Music! Players can take out any Instrument to start playing a Sea Shanty. The Shanty will play as long as the Player holds down the button. If a player lets go of the button and holds it down again, another Shanty will play from the start. Other Player Pirates can join in on the Shanty with instruments of their own. The first Pirate to start playing a Shanty will be the lead Instrument, playing the melody of the song. Other Pirates will then play backing to the lead instrument. When the Lead Instrument player lets go of the button, they will give the lead Instrument to another Player, who will then play the melody instead. Once the previous lead player starts playing again, they will then play backing instead.

Players will start to play out of tune if they are drunk with Grog. Instruments also sound muffled if Players are using them below water.

Players can acquire the Shanty of Legends from the Mysterious Stranger once they achieve the status of Pirate Legend. With the shanty, they can use their Instruments to play the tune in front of the stairs of any Tavern to gain access to the Athena's Fortune Hideout.

Variants[edit | edit source]

All new players are equipped with a basic Sailor Banjo by default. Other versions are available for purchase from the Equipment Shop.

Name Shop Cost Rep Set In-game description
Aristocrat Banjo Black Market 30 Doubloon.png
n/a Aristocrat "The banjo is a rather drab instrument, but this one has been ornately upgraded to suit your tastes."
Banjo of Plenty Pirate Emporium 249 AncientCoin.png
n/a Festival of Plenty "Join The Hunter’s Call in being thankful for the bounty provided by the Sea of Thieves."
Fearless Bone Crusher Banjo Black Market 30 Doubloon.png
n/a Fearless Bone Crusher "Crafted from the bones of the dead, this has a decidedly hollow twang."
Mercenary Banjo Black Market 30 Doubloon.png
n/a Mercenary "Banjo playing hardens the fingers, just as mercenary work hardens the soul."
Obsidian Banjo Equipment Chest Gold.png
n/a Black Dog "This black banjo hides well in shadow, allowing for a rather unsettling musical ambush."
Sailor Banjo n/a Gold.png
n/a Sailor This Banjo variant is automatically provided to all players by default.
Admiral Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
n/a Admiral "Strum a nice, nautical ditty to boost morale among your sterling crew."
Bilge Rat Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
n/a Bilge Rat "A plucky old banjo, mostly held together with spit and good intentions."
Bone Crusher Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
n/a Bone Crusher "Crafted from the bones of the dead, this has a decidedly hollow twang."
Castaway Bilge Rat Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
n/a Castaway Bilge Rat "A plucky old banjo, mostly held together with spit and good intentions."
Ceremonial Admiral Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
n/a Ceremonial Admiral "Strum a nice, nautical ditty to boost morale among your sterling crew."
Grand Admiral Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
41 Grand Admiral "Strum a nice, nautical ditty to boost morale among your sterling crew."
Hunter Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
n/a Hunter "Play a banjo right and it can sound surprisingly intimidating… especially on an isolated island."
Imperial Sovereign Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
n/a Imperial Sovereign "Apparently this rather common instrument is now all the rage in high society."
Rogue Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
41 Rogue Sea Dog "A banjo for the salt of the earth - sturdy, simple and tuned to perfection."
Royal Sovereign Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
41 Royal Sovereign "Apparently this rather common instrument is now all the rage in high society."
Ruffian Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
n/a Ruffian Sea Dog "A banjo for the salt of the earth - sturdy, simple and tuned to perfection."
Scurvy Bilge Rat Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
n/a Scurvy Bilge Rat "A plucky old banjo, mostly held together with spit and good intentions."
Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
n/a Sea Dog "A banjo for the salt of the earth - sturdy, simple and tuned to perfection."
Sovereign Banjo Equipment Shop 3500 Gold.png
n/a Sovereign "Apparently this rather common instrument is now all the rage in high society."
Glorious Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 4000 Gold.png
n/a Glorious Sea Dog "Shame you can’t duel with banjos. Right…?"
Banjo of the Ashen Dragon Equipment Shop 4950 Gold.png
n/a Ashen Dragon "Strum a tune on this flaming banjo and soon you'll have everyone dancing like the deck's on fire!"
Forsaken Ashes Banjo Equipment Shop 4950 Gold.png
n/a Forsaken Ashes "Pluck this banjo fast enough and it'll be as hot as the Devil's Roar itself."
Kraken Banjo Equipment Shop 4950 Gold.png
n/a Kraken "For Kraken vanquishers who also enjoy some rustic tunes, obviously."
Legendary Banjo Athena's Fortune Shop 4950 Gold.png
Requires Legendary Reputation Level (50 Reputation Levels each in three of the following companies: Gold Hoarder, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls, The Hunter's Call, Sea Dogs and Reaper's Bones) Legendary "Even tone-deaf Legends can strum this banjo, then soon the shanties will flow!"
Ocean Crawler Banjo Equipment Shop 4950 Gold.png
n/a Ocean Crawler "Resonating through this crusty shell, your shanties will surely call to the creatures of the deep."
Parrot Banjo Equipment Shop 4950 Gold.png
n/a Parrot "This colourful instrument is perfect for serenading your favourite parrot."
Triumphant Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 17200 Gold.png
n/a Triumphant Sea Dog "Shame you can't duel with banjos. Right...?"
Ghost Banjo Athena's Fortune Shop 24995 Gold.png
16 Ghost "Gone but not forgotten, banjo fans can play this for all eternity."
Deep Ocean Crawler Banjo Black Market 31500 Gold.png
n/a Deep Ocean Crawler "Resonating through this crusty shell, your shanties will surely call to the creatures of the deep."
Inky Kraken Banjo Black Market 31500 Gold.png
n/a Inky Kraken "For Kraken vanquishers who also enjoy some rustic tunes, obviously."
Nightshine Parrot Banjo Black Market 31500 Gold.png
n/a Nightshine Parrot "This colourful instrument is perfect for serenading your favourite parrot."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Banjo was an item of an NPC in the Athena's Fortune Hideout, that previously was unavailable to the players.
  • The emote phrase "Ga-Huh!" as referenced to Rare's iconic character, Banjo