Black Scaled Snake

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Black Scaled Snake
Black Scaled Snake.png
Type Snake
Behaviour Hostile
(Pacified by music)
Company Merchant Alliance
Sell to Senior Traders or
The Servant of the Flame
Related Snake Basket
Base Gold Reward 70-150 Gold.png
Base Commissioned Reward 700-1500 Gold.png
Emissary Value 216
Commissioned Emissary Value 3240

Black Scaled Snakes are a type of Snake in Sea of Thieves. The Black Scaled Snake can be caught inside a Snake Basket and sold to the Merchant Alliance for Gold, Reputation (and Emissary Value when sailing as Trading Company Emissaries). Alternatively, snakes can be killed for Snake Meat, which can then be cooked and eaten for Health or sold to The Hunter's Call for Gold and Reputation.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Snakes can be found roaming around on Islands, minding their own business. Snakes have very little health and drop raw Snake Meat when killed. Any Snakes that die to Fire or Explosives may leave behind Burnt or Cooked Meat instead.

Snakes are one of the three Animals that are valuable to the Merchant Alliance Trading Company. The Merchant Senior Traders on Outposts offer Merchant Voyages that may send players in search of Snakes to be captured and delivered to a specific Outpost by a specific time. Black Scaled Snakes may be one of the Animals required for capture in a Merchant Contract. To capture a Snake, players need to hold a Snake Basket in hand and hold down the Primary Interact Button near them. Snake Baskets can be picked up from any Senior Trader at Outposts when Snakes are requested in the Merchant Contract. Snake Baskets can also randomly be found on Islands.

Snakes are naturally aggressive towards anything which approaches, including pirates, Animals and Skeletons.

Snakes inside Snake Baskets will still act aggressively towards all approaching pirates, Animals and Skeletons, as well as being aggressive whilst carried.

Snakes can be made passive for a short duration by playing them a Shanty.

Snakes inside Snake Baskets can still die from any source of damage meaning that they need to be kept safe from any source of harm.

Snake Baskets cannot be sold empty and are only valuable with a Snake inside.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Black Scaled Snakes captured inside Snake Baskets can be sold for an un-commissioned reward or a commissioned reward when a Merchant Contract for the snake is issued. Alternatively Snake Meat from a killed Snake can be sold to The Hunter's Call.

Un-commissioned[edit | edit source]

Black Scaled Snakes inside Snake Baskets can be sold to:

The following is the reward chart for the sold un-commissioned Snake:

Emissary Grade Gold (Min.) Gold (Max.) Emissary Value
No Emissary 70 Gold.png 150 Gold.png 0
I 70 Gold.png 150 Gold.png 216
II 93 Gold.png 199 Gold.png 287.28
III 116 Gold.png 250 Gold.png 360.72
IV 140 Gold.png 300 Gold.png 432
V 175 Gold.png 375 Gold.png 540

Commissioned[edit | edit source]

If Crews have an active Merchant Contract Commission, requesting the delivery of a captured Black Scaled Snake to a specified Senior Trader by a set time, they can earn 10 times as much gold and 15 times as much Emissary Value for the delivered animal. This bonus does not apply when sold to the Reaper's Bones Company.

The following is the reward chart for the sold commissioned Snake:

Emissary Grade Gold (Min.) Gold (Max.) Emissary Value
No Emissary 700 Gold.png 1500 Gold.png 0
I 700 Gold.png 1500 Gold.png 3240
II 931 Gold.png 1995 Gold.png 4309.2
III 1169 Gold.png 2505 Gold.png 5410.8
IV 1400 Gold.png 3000 Gold.png 6480
V 1750 Gold.png 3750 Gold.png 8100

Snake Meat[edit | edit source]

Cooked Snake Meat can be sold to The Hunter's Call Representatives on any Seapost for Gold and Reputation with the Company.

The following is the reward chart for sold Snake Meat:

Snake Meat Value
Raw Under-Cooked Cooked Burnt
Snake Meat X 40 Gold.png 45 Gold.png Gold.png

Where to Find[edit | edit source]

Black Scaled Snakes can be found on any Island that has Snakes as their native Animal. The following is a list of all Islands that have a native habitat of Snakes:

Notes[edit | edit source]

Commendations[edit | edit source]

Merchant Alliance Commendations:

Reaper's Bones Commendations:

Athena's Fortune Commendations: