Cutlass

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Cutlass
Sword concept.jpg
Details
Type Weapon

The Cutlass is a melee weapon item in Sea of Thieves.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The Cutlass can damage multiple enemies in a wide arc. It takes about 3 direct sword hits to defeat the weakest type of Skeleton, more hits will be required to kill stronger Skeletons.

Functions[edit | edit source]

Some functions will slow the player to a pace above walking speed.

  • Primary Use performs a standard strike.
  • Holding Secondary Use assumes a guard stance that blocks strikes, slowing the player.
  • Holding Primary Use for two seconds will immobilize the player (slowed and cannot jump), preparing an automatic lunge attack that cannot be blocked. If the attack misses, the player is momentarily exhausted after execution: unable to move or switch equipment.
  • Hitting another player can stun them, making them paralyzed and unable to adjust their view angle for a short period of time.

Special Maneuvers[edit | edit source]

These are button combinations and tactics that are not immediately obvious.

  • Triple Slash Combo: Landing strikes allows for followup strikes with much less delay. This can be performed a maximum of three times before the combo ends, which inflicts knock-back to the target.
  • Frog Leap: Jumping in any direction while guarding will allow the player to hop in that direction. Useful for dodging, gap-closing, gap-opening.
  • Guard Lunge: Performing a lunge attack during a guard will remove the immobility of the wind-up.
  • Leap Lunge: Jumping during a guard lunge attack will propel the player forward with great momentum. Diving into the water with this maneuver will cross a great distance.

Variants[edit | edit source]

All new players are equipped with a basic Sailor Cutlass by default, other aesthetic versions are available for purchase at the Weaponsmith's Shop.

Name Shop Cost Rep In-game description
Bone Crusher Cutlass Duke
15
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n/a "This sword cuts right to the bone."
Briggsy’s Sword Armoury
0
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n/a "The resplendent sword of the Skeleton Lord Briggsy, as sharp as it is shiny."
Cutlass of The Wailing Barnacle Duke
15
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n/a "From the wreck of the Wailing Barnacle, this blade seems fun but has a treacherous legacy..."
Forsaken Ashes Cutlass Duke
15
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n/a "Hot from the forge, this cutlass will cut through pirates like a knife through butter."
Legendary Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
0
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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 and Sea Dogs) "With this handsome and deadly sword, how could a legend be ignored?"
Sailor Cutlass n/a
0
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n/a This Cutlass variant is automatically provided to all players by default.
Black Dog Cutlass Armoury
0
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n/a "Like a shadowy tongue, flicking out and sucking life. Just don't accidentally cut yourself."
Captain Bones’ Original Pirate Cutlass Armoury
0
 Gold.png

n/a "This vicious sharp-tongued cutlass is a trophy of a year well-spent in pirate paradise."
Ferryman Cutlass Armoury
0
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n/a "Personally sharpened up by the Ferry captain to prevent future visits to his ship."
Measly Sea Dog Cutlass Sea Dogs
1000
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5 "The measly starter sword of a fighting Sea Dog, just sharp enough to get you through a fight."
Notable Sea Dog Cutlass Sea Dogs
2000
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15 "Our notable Sea Dogs get these stronger swords, because there's always a stronger rival."
Renowned Sea Dog Cutlass Sea Dogs
3000
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25 "You've proven your worth in our Arena, so give your sword some Sea Dog flourish!"
Esteemed Sea Dog Cutlass Sea Dogs
4000
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35 "Sea dogs always fight with style! This eyecatching cutlass for an esteemed pirate ensures that."
Notorious Sea Dog Cutlass Sea Dogs
5000
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45 "The notorious DeMarco himself would be proud to peacock with this ostentatious cutlass!"
Admiral Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
7000
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n/a "Give those ill-disciplined Skeleton rabble a taste of authority. If that fails, run away!"
Bilge Rat Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
7000
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n/a "Full of notches, but it's still got plenty of space to collect lots more."
Ceremonial Admiral Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
7000
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48 "Give those ill-disciplined Skeleton rabble a taste of authority. If that fails, run away!"
Hunter Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
7000
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n/a "Get up-close and personal when you gut your enemies."
Mercenary Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
7000
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n/a "A blade that's certainly more trustworthy than you are, sellsword."
Rogue Sea Dog Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
7000
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48 "Rivals have been known to leap into shark infested waters to escape this menacing blade."
Royal Sovereign Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
7000
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48 "Its fine engraving should bewitch those Skeletons into believing you are a master of the blade."
Sea Dog Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
7000
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n/a "Rivals have been known to leap into shark infested waters to escape this menacing blade."
Sovereign Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
7000
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n/a "Its fine engraving should bewitch those Skeletons into believing you are a master of the blade."
Kraken Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
9900
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n/a "Adorned with a Kraken eye, this blade seems to stare into your foe's soul as it takes it."
Ocean Crawler Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
9900
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n/a "Give your enemies a taste of a biting claw, just like a human fiddler crab!"
Parrot Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
9900
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n/a "Colourful Cutlass Carves Curious Corsairs! Is the Pirate Times headline you should be aiming for."
Grand Admiral Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
10000
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n/a "Give those ill-disciplined Skeleton rabble a taste of authority. If that fails, run away!"
Imperial Sovereign Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop
10000
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n/a "Its fine engraving should bewitch those Skeletons into believing you are a master of the blade."

Patch History[edit | edit source]

1.4.5
  • General
    • NEW: Sword can be switched to another equipment item during any point in a strike.
1.4.4
  • Balance
    • Missed strike attack wind-down increased.
    • REMOVED: Cutlass no longer strikes twice on-miss.
    • REMOVED: Follow-up strike no longer occur when striking anything other than an entity.
    • BUGFIX: Resolved an issue where light strikes could penetrate a block and cause a stun.
1.4.3
  • Balance
    • REMOVED: Missed strikes no longer slow the player.
First Release
  • Balance
    • REMOVED: Attacks no longer lock the camera when committing a strike.