Naval combat

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Naval combat involves different types of Ships with varying capabilities, armaments and roles to play out on the high seas. There will be a balance and counterbalance between ships from PvP and PvE perspectives.[1]

Naval schedule

Ship assets will likely be released leading in to Alpha-2.[2]

Guns and gunpowder

Gunpowder (black powder) weapons will not be present in Ashes of Creation.[3]

Weaponry such as Potion launchers, Siege weapons and weapons used in Naval combat are based on the arcane arts.[4]

As we said in the past, were not really about that black powder life. Instead it's really going to be focused on the arcane arts: The elements; the use of radiance and darkness; and then those being employed in larger weaponry, such as the type of siege weaponry between ship battles as well as those and sieges. A potion launcher is an example of the arcane energies that can be mastered in order to facilitate these highly destructive alchemical blends that can be created.[4]Steven Sharif

Ships

Ships will scale in size:[1]

  • Small ships for solo content.[1]
  • Medium ships for group content.[1]
  • Large ships for raid content.[1]

Sailing will be pretty in-depth and it's going to be based on the size of the ship that you're using. So there will be components for seamanship that other players you will need to have on board if you want to operate a vessel to the best of it's abilities: Let's say in combat or traversing just the world.[6]Steven Sharif

Summoning ships

Ships can only be summoned from a port or harbor.[7]

You can summon your ships up but you'll need to summon them from land, which means that if something happens to your armada out at sea you won't have backups to just summon immediately in the middle of the fight... They'll have to do so from shore somewhere from some port or harbor.[7]Steven Sharif

Ship building

Ship building will enable players to customize ships.[8]

  • Speed, Hit points, and Damage abilities.
  • Aesthetic customization.

Players can choose which "joints" get populated with either utility or weaponry spots on a ship.[9]

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