Update: For those who aren’t seeing Giant Squid in their games, don’t panic, he will show up at some point before Pt. 7 in the main Questline Treasure Punting,
Ahoy there fellow addicts. There’s a new boss in Quahog for us to defeat, and I’m not squiding you when I say this one is tough.
But feeling merry on a combination of grog, whiskey and bourbon I’m going into battle with only some broken oars and rusty anchors as my weapons. If you’re wondering if I survived, well obviously I did, as I’m here telling the tale.
But I squid you not, he’s one mighty challenge to defeat to 5X.
The Giant Squid is similar to other bosses we have seen in events in that he’s the big baddie who keeps on giving, but how do we get him to drop his haul. Well we need to attack him with broken oars OR rusty anchors. The only problem is you don’t know which item you need until you complete each attack on him, so there’s an element of luck in these fights.
The amounts of broken oars OR rusty anchors needed will be the same in every players game for each defeat level but the type of item won’t be. Many players report success in these battles by stocking up on a bunch of each item before attacking, I’ve personally done this but with the short respawn time I’m seeing in my game for the giant squid, this will be difficult at first. But very possible once you have unlocked Fancy Seamus and buy the buildings that drop from The House of Booty.
The amounts you will need to defeat him are as follows:
|Battle Resource||Attack Level|
|1 Broken oar or Rusty anchor||1X|
|3 Broken oars or Rusty anchors||2X|
|6 Broken oars or Rusty anchors||3X|
|12 Broken oars or Rusty anchors||4x|
|15 Broken oars or Rusty anchors||5X|
Now I’m going be honest I’ve not managed to hit him at level 5X before the Giant Squid times out. You only have 24 hours to defeat the Giant Squid up to 5X and I just can’t collect enough to get to that yet, I defeated him at 1X, 2X, 3X and 4X, then just started collecting for a fresh attack once he timed out and returned. You can of course spend clams to bring him back at the level he timed out at, but it’s a hefty amount so I’m personally not going there.
The loot you get is two-fold, Cursed Treasure for buying items in the House of Booty OR Powder Kegs from The Black Market OR Items from the Store AND of course for unlocking characters. You will also collect ship wheels which are needed to unlock Davy Jones & Fancy Seamus.
What you will get at each level is as follows:
|1 Cursed Treasure & 1 Ship Wheel||1X|
|2 Cursed Treasure & 2 Ship Wheels||2X|
|3 Cursed Treasure & 3 Ship Wheels||3X|
|4 Cursed Treasure & 7 Ship Wheels||4X|
|5 Cursed Treasure & 15 Ship Wheels||5X|
You will need 66 ship wheels to help unlock Davy Jones and 19 to unlock Fancy Seamus.
BROKEN OARS AND ANCHORS
Now how do we get those Broken oars and Rusty anchors, well it’s a combination of character tasks and building drops.
BROKEN OARS (Always drops 1)
Make Jerome Serve Liquid Courage (4 hrs)
Make Pirate Queen Lois Try on Eyepatches (4 hrs)
Make The Captain Battle the Soggies (4 hrs)
Make Fancy Seamus Polish his Look (4
OR Buy packs from Store
You will also get 1 Broken oar every 4 hours from the Sperm Whale Suite (from House of Booty)
RUSTY ANCHORS (Always drops 1)
Make Jerome Get Seasick (4 hrs)
Make Pirate Queen Lois Buy Anti-Wrinkle Cream (4 hrs)
Make The Captain Get Picked up in Grocery Stores (4 hrs)
Make Fancy Seamus Go Peg-Shopping (4 hrs)
OR Buy packs from store
You will also get 1 Rusty anchor every 4 hours from the Sweet as Sugar Mill (The House ofBooty)
ATTACKING THE GIANT SQUID
The battle modus operandi is similar to that of previous boss battles, click on The Giant Squid and at the bottom it will tell you 1: What item and how many you need to defeat him at each level 2: the rewards for defeating him at that level, and 3: how much time you have left before he disappears.
Once you have gathered the required broken oars or rusty anchors the attack button will appear, press this to complete the attack at that level.
Now once he times out, he respawns very quickly and you can start attacking him at Level 1X again. After he timed out in my game he respawned almost within minutes.