Golden Snake

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Golden Snake
Golden 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 150-300 Gold.png
Base Commissioned Reward 1500-3000 Gold.png
Emissary Value 432
Commissioned Emissary Value 6280

Golden Snakes are a type of Snake in Sea of Thieves. The Golden 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. Golden 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]

Golden 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]

Golden 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 150 Gold.png 300 Gold.png 0
I 150 Gold.png 300 Gold.png 432
II 199 Gold.png 399 Gold.png 574.56
III 250 Gold.png 501 Gold.png 721.44
IV 300 Gold.png 600 Gold.png 864
V 375 Gold.png 750 Gold.png 1080

Commissioned[edit | edit source]

If Crews have an active Merchant Contract Commission, requesting the delivery of a captured Golden 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 1500 Gold.png 3000 Gold.png 0
I 1500 Gold.png 3000 Gold.png 6480
II 1995 Gold.png 3990 Gold.png 8618.4
III 2505 Gold.png 5010 Gold.png 10821.6
IV 3000 Gold.png 6000 Gold.png 12960
V 3750 Gold.png 7500 Gold.png 16200

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]

Golden 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: