Ahoy there shipmates and stowaways, its time to break out the the champagne and sit back whilst I crunch some numbers to bring you all the information you’ll need to upgrade you Fuddled Frigate.
This post is about upgrading and levelling up, If you’re looking for a guide to simply attacking you will find it in the post Peter’s Booty Haul BATTLES – Fuddled Frigate.
I’m just going to cover the basics of upgrading to the various levels here, as upgrading and levelling up is virtually identical to what we did with the Groggy Gunboat, Sloshed Schooner and Boozy Brig, which I’ve explained in earlier posts, the only real difference is the costs to upgrade. And you might find this slow going as champagne is a rare drop and necessary to do the battles.
Pt. 1 of the main Questline Life and Times of the Rich and Seamus will prompt you to repair the Fuddled Frigate. This has a 10 sec repair and once repaired your Brig will be ready to go into battle against Blackbeard’s Abominable Aar-mada.
You will notice that there are 3 boats in Blackbeard’s Abominable Aar-mada, but when you initiate your very first attack you will only damage one of these. That’s because your Fuddled Frigate is only at Level 1, but don’t be disheartened as we all started off in the same boat, and from what I’m now seeing in my game upgrading our Frigate is the same simple process you followed for upgrading your Groggy Gunboat, Sloshed Schooner and Boozy Brig. Again the only thing that’s changed is the cost of each upgrade. But remember as we upgrade our Frigates and destroy more of Blackbeard’s Abominable Aar-mada, it fortifies and gets stronger. So the rewards you will get will fluctuate up and down depending on your Frigate Level, the Raid Level and how many crew you use for each attack.
The main reason to upgrade your level is it will initially allow you to do more damage and destroying more boats in Blackbeard’s Abominable Aar-mada means collecting the higher rewards that come with this. But you will also need to upgrade to complete parts of this weeks main Questline, so what follows is my figures on the costs of upgrading each level I’ve completed to date.
Okay now we get to the itty, bitty numbers part, so tighten your seat belts as I take us through the crazy world of Frigate levels.
Upgrading your levels is a fairly easy process but can only be done when there is no battle underway and there are two different screens that give you the upgrade option. The attack your enemy screen before a battle is set and the battles not over yet screen after a battle ends. You will see the upgrade buttons in the screenshots below.
Press on upgrade and you will be taken to the upgrade screen, here it will show how many gunpowder kegs you need for the next level.
To get the gunpowder kegs needed to upgrade you need to exchange limes and cursed treasure at The Black Market.
Clicking on Get below the gunpowder keg will show the exchange price and if you have the resources you can make the trade.
Once you have enough resources and have made your trade/s you can upgrade your frigate through one of the option screens previously mentioned above, the attack your enemies screen, or the battles not over screen.
Now what follows is a table of the rewards and costs for the various upgrade levels, I’m not going bore you with a screenshot of each level but I’ve got them if anyone should need see more information on any level.
Now this is just a quick rundown of some of the rewards here, there are only a few as a lack of champagne is holding us back as well, but this will at least give you an idea up to Level . Please remember rewards are going to vary vastly in our games due to the variables of play within them.
|Level 1 (1 Crew Member)||2 Saffron, 41 Flags, 6 Grapefruits|
|Level 2 (1 Crew Member)||3 Saffron, 42 Flags, 9 Grapefruits|
|Level 3 (1 Crew Member)||3 Saffron, 43 Flags, 6 Grapefruits|
|Level 4 (1 Crew Member)||3 Saffron, 42 Flags, 9 Grapefruits|
|Level 5 (1 Crew Member)||4 Saffron, 44 Flags, 6 Grapefruits|
What I would also like to point out is the strength of the Abominable Aar-mada got higher after I attacked with one crew at Level 2, raising to Raid Level 2 and then again after I attacked with 1 crew at Level 4, to Raid Level 3. Once at Raid Level 3 I could still attack using only 1 crew member. On Level 6 attacking with 1 crew member I once again defeated the squadron and hit Raid Level 4. I’m now at Level 8, Raid Level 5 and my rewards with 1 crew member are 6 Saffron, 48 Flags and 9 Grapefruits. But your rewards will differ depending on whether you attack at each upgrade level or do multiple upgrades at once, too many variables to give exact amounts in every players games. And of course if you’ve unlocked Davy Jones you will have 2 crew.
Just know you’re going to need a lot of limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruits and cursed treasure to upgrade and as I said earlier stronger doesn’t always bring increased rewards immediately, instead it’s a gradual process, where rewards will go up and down depending on your level AND the raid level.
Remember to get 1 keg of gunpowder you will need 38 cursed treasure, 3 lemons, 10 limes, and 9 oranges. To get 3 gunpowder kegs you will need 21 cursed treasure, 9 lemons and 6 limes. And to get 2 gunpowder kegs you will need 27 cursed treasure, 12 grapefruits and 6 oranges. You get gunpowder kegs from The Black Market.
Also worth remembering once again is the main Questline this week, Life and Times of the Rich and Seamus, will require you to upgrade your ABominable Aar-mada to Level 8. But unless you’re a completist you don’t actually have to complete this Questline so upgrade at your own pace.
|UPGRADE TO LEVEL||KEGS NEEDED TO UPGRADE|
|Level 2 Frigate||5 Kegs|
|Level 3 Frigate||4 Kegs|
|Level 4 Frigate||5 Kegs|
|Level 5 Brig||5 Kegs|
|Level 6 Brig||5 Kegs|
|Level 7 Brig||5 Kegs|
|Level 8 Brig||6 Kegs|
|Level 9 Brig||6 Kegs|
|Level 10 Brig||7 Kegs|