Shovel

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Shovel
Shovel.png
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Type Equipment
Location Equipment Chest

The Shovel is an Equipment Item in Sea of Thieves, used to for digging buried items such as Treasure or Bait.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

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

There is only one interaction for the Shovel - Dig. A player can only dig soft ground, with any other surface making the Shovel clank back. Players can either dig up Treasure or Bait. Treasure is most often hidden on Islands, the location of which is written on Treasure Maps or Riddle Maps. Once a Player has located the buried treasure, they will have to hit the ground and start digging. If they are at the correct spot, they will hear the distinct sound of hitting an Item underground. Depending on the Voyage or Quest, it takes a different amount of digs to dig up a single Treasure Item.

Players have a chance to dig up Bait when hitting soft ground with their Shovel. Digging at the Water Shoreline will give players Leeches, digging in Sand will give players Grubs and digging in Grass gives players Earthworms.

Variants[edit | edit source]

All new players are equipped with the basic Sailor Shovel skin. Other versions are available for purchase from the Equipment Shop, and from various Companies. Note that there are no upgrades, with all differences being purely cosmetic.

Name Shop Cost Rep Set In-game description
Aristocrat Shovel Black Market 15 Doubloon.png
n/a Aristocrat "Seems a shame to get dirt and sand on this shovel. But, more treasure means more finery."
Fearless Bone Crusher Shovel Black Market 15 Doubloon.png
n/a Fearless Bone Crusher "What better than a skeleton for digging in the earth?"
Mercenary Shovel Black Market 15 Doubloon.png
n/a Mercenary "Digging feels like less work when you remember taht the treasure belongs to someone else."
Shovel of The Wailing Barnacle Black Market 15 Doubloon.png
n/a Wailing Barnacle "This watery shovel should serve you well, but the sand does seem to stick to it."
Wild Rose Shovel Black Market 10 Doubloon.png
n/a Wild Rose "A beautiful shovel that pretty much does the ground a favour."
Onyx Shovel Equipment Chest Gold.png
n/a Black Dog "Widely believed to avoid unearthing buried skeletons, so long as you can dig in the right place."
Sailor Shovel n/a Gold.png
n/a Sailor This Shovel variant is automatically provided to all players by default.
Silver Blade Shovel Equipment Chest Gold.png
n/a Silver Blade "Being a pioneer means exploring in new directions. Down is a direction."
Measly Hoarder Shovel Gold Hoarders 1000 Gold.png
5 Gold Hoarders "By swiping a pittance of loot from pitiful pirates we'll let you have this 6 karat gold shovel."
Admiral Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
n/a Admiral "If physical toil is absolutely necessary, this efficient shovel will commandeer buried prizes."
Bilge Rat Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
n/a Bilge Rat "Would you believe that's still the original handle? Lots of digging left in it yet."
Bone Crusher Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
n/a Bone Crusher "What better than a skeleton for digging in the earth?"
Castaway Bilge Rat Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
n/a Castaway Bilge Rat "Would you believe that's still the original handle? Lots of digging left in it yet."
Ceremonial Admiral Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
31 Ceremonial Admiral "If physical toil is absolutely necessary, this efficient shovel will commandeer buried prizes."
Grand Admiral Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
n/a Grand Admiral "If physical toil is absolutely necessary, this efficient shovel will commandeer buried prizes."
Hunter Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
n/a Hunter "Not to be used as a weapon. Or for burying people."
Imperial Sovereign Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
n/a Imperial Sovereign "We recommend waiting between digs so your crew can appreciate its impractical splendour."
Legendary Shovel Athena's Fortune Shop 1850 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 "Shovel of a pirate beyond measure, ideal for digging lovely treasure."
Rogue Sea Dog Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
31 Rogue Sea Dog "Certified to have dug up at least a hundred chests, it's a shovel you can rely on."
Royal Sovereign Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
31 Royal Sovereign "We recommend waiting between digs so your crew can appreciate its impractical splendour."
Ruffian Sea Dog Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
n/a Ruffian Sea Dog "Certified to have dug up at least a hundred chests, it's a shovel you can rely on."
Sea Dog Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
n/a Sea Dog "Certified to have dug up at least a hundred chests, it's a shovel you can rely on."
Sovereign Shovel Equipment Shop 1850 Gold.png
n/a Sovereign "We recommend waiting between digs so your crew can appreciate its impractical splendour."
Notable Hoarder Shovel Gold Hoarders 2000 Gold.png
15 Gold Hoarders "A reasonable 12 karat gold shovel can be yours if you raid enough wealth from lowly pirates."
Forsaken Ashes Shovel Equipment Shop 2600 Gold.png
n/a Forsaken Ashes "As well as digging up treasure, this looks suited to shoveling hot coals."
Glorious Sea Dog Shovel Equipment Shop 2600 Gold.png
n/a Glorious Sea Dog "Digs up treasure chests just in time for your rivals to show up and steal them!"
Kraken Shovel Equipment Shop 2600 Gold.png
n/a Kraken "What better for digging up treasure over on Kraken's Fall?"
Ocean Crawler Shovel Equipment Shop 2600 Gold.png
n/a Ocean Crawler "You know what digs really well? Crabs do! So this shovel makes perfect sense, okay?"
Parrot Shovel Equipment Shop 2600 Gold.png
n/a Parrot "You can dig through the dirt and still look bright and snazzy, thanks to this shovel."
Shovel of the Ashen Dragon Equipment Shop 2600 Gold.png
n/a Ashen Dragon "Digs up treasure like a... like a hot shovel through sand."
Renowned Hoarder Shovel Gold Hoarders 3000 Gold.png
25 Gold Hoarders "16 karats of quality shovel are waiting after you plunder the prizes of prominent pirates."
Esteemed Hoarder Shovel Gold Hoarders 4000 Gold.png
35 Gold Hoarders "Grab a mighty hoard from famed pirates to get your hands on this glittering 20 karat gold shovel."
Notorious Hoarder Shovel Gold Hoarders 5000 Gold.png
45 Gold Hoarders "This magnificent 24 karat shovel is a deserved reward for raiding big booties of revered pirates."
Scurvy Bilge Rat Shovel Equipment Shop 5400 Gold.png
n/a Scurvy Bilge Rat "Would you believe that's still the original handle? Lots of digging in it yet."
Triumphant Sea Dog Shovel Equipment Shop 11180 Gold.png
n/a Triumphant Sea Dog "Digs up treasure chests just in time for your rivals to show up and steal them!"
Ghost Shovel Athena's Fortune Shop 13250 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) Ghost "Now here's a shovel that has dug more graves than it has dug up treasures."
Deep Ocean Crawler Shovel Black Market 16650 Gold.png
n/a Deep Ocean Crawler "You know what digs really well? Crabs do! So this shovel makes perfect sense, okay?"
Inky Kraken Shovel Black Market 16650 Gold.png
n/a Inky Kraken "What better for digging up treasure over on Kraken's Fall?"
Nightshine Parrot Shovel Black Market 16650 Gold.png
n/a Nightshine Parrot "You can dig through the dirt and still look bright and snazzy, thanks to this shovel."