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Cutlass
Cutlass.png
Details
Type Weapon
Player Damage Slash: 25%
Combo: 25% (x3 hits)
Lunge: 60%

The Cutlass is the melee Weapon Item in Sea of Thieves.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The Cutlass can damage multiple enemies in a wide arc. It takes about 2 direct sword hits to defeat the weakest, regular type of Skeletons, 4 hits for Bounty Voyage or Skeleton Fort Skeletons and other Player Pirates and 7 hits for Athena's Fortune Voyage 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 a strike 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.
  • Guard Leap: Jumping in any direction while guarding will allow the player to hop in that direction. Useful for manipulating gaps while being defensive.
  • 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 Set In-game description
Aristocrat Cutlass Black Market 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Aristocrat "You may be fancy, but you can put up a fight too with this charming chopper."
Bone Crusher Cutlass Black Market 15 Doubloon.png
n/a Bone Crusher "This sword cuts right to the bone."
Castaway Bilge Rat Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop Gold.png
n/a Castaway Bilge Rat "Full of notches, but it's still got plenty of space to collect lots more."
Cronch Cutlass Pirate Emporium 249 AncientCoin.png
n/a Banana "Peel back for a mighty swing and take a bite out of your enemies."
Cutlass of The Wailing Barnacle Black Market 15 Doubloon.png
n/a Wailing Barnacle "From the wreck of the Wailing Barnacle, this blade seems fun but has a treacherous legacy..."
Fearless Bone Crusher Cutlass Black Market 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Fearless Bone Crusher "This sword cuts right to the bone."
Festival of Giving Cutlass Pirate Emporium 249 AncientCoin.png
n/a Festival of Giving "This is the time of year for giving. Sticking a cutlass in someone counts, right?"
Forsaken Ashes Cutlass Armoury 15 Doubloon.png
n/a Forsaken Ashes "Hot from the forge, this cutlass will cut through pirates like a knife through butter."
Grand Admiral Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop Gold.png
n/a Grand Admiral "Give those ill-disciplined Skeleton rabble a taste of authority. If that fails, run away!"
Reaper’s Heart Cutlass Pirate Emporium 249 AncientCoin.png
n/a Reaper’s Heart "A bit romantic, a bit wicked. For pirates with broken hearts, or who plan to break some."
Ruffian Sea Dog Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop Gold.png
n/a Ruffian Sea Dog "Rivals have been known to leap into shark infested waters to escape this menacing blade."
Scurvy Bilge Rat Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop Gold.png
n/a Scurvy Bilge Rat "Full of notches, but it's still got plenty of space to collect lots more."
Wild Rose Cutlass Black Market 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Wild Rose "Gifted to Rose by her paramour George, designed to complement her beauty… and sharpness."
Black Dog Cutlass Armoury Gold.png
n/a Black Dog "Like a shadowy tongue, flicking out and sucking life. Just don't accidentally cut yourself."
Briggsy’s Sword Armoury Gold.png
n/a Briggsy’s "The resplendent sword of the Skeleton Lord Briggsy, as sharp as it is shiny."
Captain Bones’ Original Pirate Cutlass Armoury Gold.png
n/a Standalone Cosmetics "This vicious sharp-tongued cutlass is a trophy of a year well-spent in pirate paradise."
Cutlass of Courage Armoury Gold.png
n/a Courage "The Cutlass of Courage is so named because it's actually terribly blunt."
Ferryman Cutlass Armoury Gold.png
n/a Ferryman "Personally sharpened up by the Ferry captain to prevent future visits to his ship."
Sailor Cutlass n/a Gold.png
n/a Sailor This Cutlass variant is automatically provided to all players by default.
Silver Blade Cutlass Armoury Gold.png
n/a Silver Blade "When you skirt the edges of the map, ensure that the edge of your sword is sharp."
Sword of Souls Armoury Gold.png
n/a Standalone Cosmetics "This blessed blade has helped Sir Pendragon vanquish or free many lost souls. May it serve you well!"
Measly Sea Dog Cutlass Sea Dogs 1000 Gold.png
5 Glorious Sea Dog "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 Gold.png
15 Glorious Sea Dog "Our notable Sea Dogs get these stronger swords, because there's always a stronger rival."
Renowned Sea Dog Cutlass Sea Dogs 3000 Gold.png
25 Glorious Sea Dog "You've proven your worth in our Arena, so give your sword some Sea Dog flourish!"
Esteemed Sea Dog Cutlass Sea Dogs 4000 Gold.png
35 Glorious Sea Dog "Sea dogs always fight with style! This eyecatching cutlass for an esteemed pirate ensures that."
Notorious Sea Dog Cutlass Sea Dogs 5000 Gold.png
45 Glorious Sea Dog "The notorious DeMarco himself would be proud to peacock with this ostentatious cutlass!"
Admiral Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 7000 Gold.png
n/a Admiral "Give those ill-disciplined Skeleton rabble a taste of authority. If that fails, run away!"
Bilge Rat Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 7000 Gold.png
n/a Bilge Rat "Full of notches, but it's still got plenty of space to collect lots more."
Ceremonial Admiral Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 7000 Gold.png
48 Ceremonial Admiral "Give those ill-disciplined Skeleton rabble a taste of authority. If that fails, run away!"
Hunter Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 7000 Gold.png
n/a Hunter "Get up-close and personal when you gut your enemies."
Legendary Cutlass Athena's Fortune Shop 7000 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 "With this handsome and deadly sword, how could a legend be ignored?"
Mercenary Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 7000 Gold.png
n/a Mercenary "A blade that's certainly more trustworthy than you are, sellsword."
Rogue Sea Dog Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 7000 Gold.png
48 Rogue Sea Dog "Rivals have been known to leap into shark infested waters to escape this menacing blade."
Royal Sovereign Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 7000 Gold.png
48 Royal Sovereign "Its fine engraving should bewitch those Skeletons into believing you are a master of the blade."
Sea Dog Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 7000 Gold.png
n/a Sea Dog "Rivals have been known to leap into shark infested waters to escape this menacing blade."
Sovereign Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 7000 Gold.png
n/a Sovereign "Its fine engraving should bewitch those Skeletons into believing you are a master of the blade."
Cutlass of the Ashen Dragon Weaponsmith's Shop 9900 Gold.png
n/a Ashen Dragon "Biting with the fiery rage of a dragon, this cutlass will cleave through any challenger."
Kraken Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 9900 Gold.png
n/a Kraken "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 Gold.png
n/a Ocean Crawler "Give your enemies a taste of a biting claw, just like a human fiddler crab!"
Parrot Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 9900 Gold.png
n/a Parrot "Colourful Cutlass Carves Curious Corsairs! Is the Pirate Times headline you should be aiming for."
Imperial Sovereign Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 10000 Gold.png
n/a Imperial Sovereign "Its fine engraving should bewitch those Skeletons into believing you are a master of the blade."
Ghost Cutlass Athena's Fortune Shop 49750 Gold.png
20 Ghost "Fear not; though ethereal, this cutlass blocks and bites as truly as any earthly steel."
Triumphant Sea Dog Cutlass Weaponsmith's Shop 57620 Gold.png
n/a Triumphant Sea Dog "A cutlass with style and flair, for pirates with style and flair, to be used with style and flair."
Deep Ocean Crawler Cutlass Black Market 63000 Gold.png
n/a Deep Ocean Crawler "Give your enemies a taste of a biting claw, just like a human fiddler crab!"
Inky Kraken Cutlass Black Market 63000 Gold.png
n/a Inky Kraken "Adorned with a Kraken eye, this blade seems to stare into your foe's soul as it takes it."
Nightshine Parrot Cutlass Armoury 63000 Gold.png
n/a Nightshine Parrot "Colourful Cutlass Carves Curious Corsairs! Is the Pirate Times headline you should be aiming for."

Patch History[edit | edit source]

2.0.14
  • Balance
    • Regular Strikes now deal 25 damage, up from 20.
    • Heavy strikes now deal 60 damage, up from 50.
  • General
    • BUGFIX: While charging a heavy strike, damage received from any source will now correctly cancel the strike without resulting in animation and player movement issues.
    • BUGFIX: When striking with a cutlass from block, repeated strikes will no longer fail to show the cutlass swing animation in first-person view.
2.0.8
  • Balance
    • Range reduced.
  • General
    • BUGFIX: Performing a sword lunge into water will no longer play the lunge animation twice.
    • BUGFIX: Blocking can be buffered, and now properly initiates following a sprint.
2.0.7
  • General
    • BUGFIX: Sword attack animations will now properly play when under the effects of venom and being attacked by skeletons.
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 strikes no longer occur when striking anything other than an entity.
    • BUGFIX: Resolved an issue where strikes could penetrate a block and cause a stun.
1.4.3
  • Balance
    • REMOVED: Missing a strike no longer slows the player.
First Release
  • Balance
    • REMOVED: Committing a strike no longer locks the camera.