Sailor's Bounty Traps and Battle Guide in Sea of Thieves | Art of the Trickster Tall Tale (2023)

In the previous sections of this guide, we coveredHow to Find the Rum Bottle Spyglassand theTrapmaker's Gunpowder Key. This section of the guide will explain what to do with this Gunpowder Key on Sailor's Bounty. Since this is a very straightforward mission, this entire section of the guide will contain spoilers. If you want to solve the rest of the adventure yourself, do not continue reading.

Sea of Thieves | Art of the Trickster Tall Tale | Sailor's Bounty Traps and Battle Guide

Before webegin, you will need to obtain the Trapmaker's Gunpowder Key to complete this section of the guide. If you have not obtained that or the Rum Bottle Spyglass, you can follow the appropriate links below to that guide section. Alternatively, if you were looking for the Hidden Journals, you can also find the link to that section below.

  • Sea of Thieves | Art of the Trickster Tall Tale | How to Find the Rum Bottle Spyglass
  • Sea of Thieves | Art of the Trickster Tall Tale | Trapmaker's Gunpowder Key Riddle Guide and Locations
  • Sea of Thieves | Art of the Trickster Tall Tale | Vault Locations and Battle Guide
  • Sea of Thieves | Art of the Trickster Tall Tale | Hidden Journal Locations

If you are still reading, that means you have obtained the Gunpowder Key and are ready to move on to the next location. You will always go to the same island at this point in the adventure, Sailor's Bounty. Once you reach that location, you'll need to dodge traps, defeat hordes of skeletons, and then escape with the Totem to the next island!

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The guide below will provide helpful tips to get you through the rest of this adventure. We strongly recommend quickly reading through it at least once, so you are prepared for what's ahead. Once you've done that, feel free to use it step-by-step.

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Step One: Sailor's Bounty

Sailor's Bounty is on the northwestern corner of the map, well out of your way. This is a rarely visited island, and for a good reason. Inside the massive central cave system are elaborate traps and plenty of undead minions waiting to attack. This part of the adventure is not a fun one, that's for sure. When you're ready, head to Sailor's Bounty.

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Once you're there, grab the Trapmaker's Gunpowder Key and head to the center of the island, where you'll find a large hole in the ground. Jump into the hole, and you will see two different tunnels that lead to the cave system below. Do not rush into these tunnels. They are lined with deadly traps that will likely kill you if you get struck by one.

You will likely be on this island for a long time, so every second counts. Avoiding the traps is crucial to avoid giving other villainous players a chance to destroy your ship while you're inside the caves. The cave system is also somewhat of a confusing maze, so it's easy to lose the Gunpowder Key if you repeatedly die. Listed below are some suggestions to follow as you try to make your way to the end.

  • Take it slow! Every second counts, yes. Still, if you rush, you're sure to die at least once. Take each trap one at a time, and don't attempt to run through. Cross a trap, wait a couple of seconds. Cross a trap, wait a couple of seconds. Repeat as often as necessary.
  • Be ready to fight! Skeletons may pop out of the ground at any time, including the areas with the traps! Be ready to drop the Gunpowder Key and fend off some skeletons at a moment's notice.
  • There are more traps! There are three sections of traps, and you'll be going through at least two of them. When you initially enter the cave system, you have two choices: right or left. Both paths lead to the same areas below, and both are filled with traps. However, you can use this as an indicator if you're heading in the right direction. If you are headed in the right direction, then the second section of traps will be spikes jutting out of the walls.
  • Watch your feet! At the end of one of the tunnels are sawblade traps that spin out of the ground. These sawblade traps are around a corner, so right when you turn the corner at the end of the tunnel, you could run into them.
  • Follow the Trapmaker symbols! When you explore the cave system, the easiest way to find where to go is to follow the painted white Trapmaker symbols. They were placed as hints to help you get to the correct area.

Step Two: The First Horde Battle

Once you have made it past all the traps, you'll find the Trapmaker's room. There are plenty of barrels and supplies for the battle ahead, conveniently in the wide, open area at the base of the room. Stock up, keep track of where the food and ammo crates are, and be ready for a long, difficult battle.

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Inside the wide, open room is a stand where you are meant to place the Gunpowder Key. Once you have done this, intense music will play, and a battle will begin. Hordes upon hordes upon hordes of skeletons will continue to dig their way up out of the ground. Once you finish a group, another group will come. Use the tips below to get through this battle quickly.

  • Use the Traps! On the wide open room's walls are levels and upon pulling these levers, it engages a trap. These traps will be either spikes in the ground or spiked logs swinging overhead. These traps are vital to destroying several skeletons at once, as a single hit from them will destroy them.
  • Herd the Skeletons!Run around the room in a circle to herd the skeletons. It won't work well on the ones holding Blunderbusses, but the melee skeletons should follow you in line. After you make one ring around the room, most of them will be lined up perfectly to destroy them with the lever traps. Do this every time to trounce several of the skeletons at once.
  • Use Your Crew! It is best to have just one person in the open room, running around to herd the skeletons. Everyone else should stand off to the side in the Trapmaker's room, shooting at the stragglers. If you all are in the room, it makes using the traps difficult since you might end up hitting your crew. The lever traps can also damage players.

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The final wave will have a skeleton captain with a red name. Upon destroying all the skeletons in this horde, you will hear the victory music. The skeleton captain will drop a Totem and additional Trapmaker Notes.

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What's Next

Now that you have the Totem, you're ready to move on to the final part of this adventure. The end follows a similar pattern to a couple of the other Tall Tales, in that you now have a Totem associated with a specific island. We will cover what to do with this Totem in the guide's next section:Vault Locations and Battle Guide.

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Where is the Trapmakers key? ›

Obtaining. The Trapmaker's Gunpowder Key is obtained during the The Art of the Trickster Tall Tale.

How many hits does it take for Trickster? ›

Trickster's alt ability, called "Main Event," is an endless stream of knives that will remove a healthstate in an instant. Main Event is triggered by getting a total of 30 knife hits.

How many waves are there in art of the trickster? ›

There are three waves of skeletons to fight (be extra careful with the coral skeletons as they're tougher to take out).

Does the Trapmaker's key explode? ›

The Trapmaker's Gunpowder Key is a special type of Quest Item that is used as part of The Art of the Trickster Tall Tale. It is purple in colour with metallic edges. It does not have a fuse but if detonated, it will explode with the same damage as a Stronghold Gunpowder Barrel.

Where does moon totem go art of trickster? ›

The Moon Totem opens the Vault on Crescent Isle. The Scarab Totem opens at Crook's Hollow. The Shark Totem opens the Kraken's Fall Vault. And the Snake Totem opens the Mermaids Hideaway Vault.

What is the rarest skeleton in Sea of Thieves? ›

Ancient Skeletons are a rare type of Skeleton that drop Ancient Coins upon death. Ancient Skeletons are one of the 3 methods of acquiring Ancient Coins through gameplay, one of them being from Season Rewards.

Can you solo skeleton Galleon? ›

The skeleton galleons are incredibly tough, and are essentially impossible to beat on your own in a sloop. This means if you're solo and a skeleton galleon starts hunting you down, you may as well switch servers, you're doomed.

What is the hardest skeleton boss in Sea of Thieves? ›

The Kraken is, without a doubt, the most challenging enemy to battle in Sea Of Thieves.

What is the 6th Tall Tale? ›

The Art of the Trickster is the sixth Tall Tale in the Shores of Gold arc. A disillusioned Trapmaker has been employed by Briggsy to protect a Shroudbreaker stone.

Where are all the Trapmakers journals? ›

Journal Locations
  • Plunder Valley- in the center of the cave filled with skeleton remains.
  • Discovery Ridge- On a barrel on top of the island.
  • Sailors Bounty- The Trapmaker's hideout- beneath a desk.
  • Sailors Bounty- The Trapmaker's hideout- by the anvil.
  • Sailors Bounty- The Trapmaker's hideout- beneath the bed.
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How do you unlock fate of the Morningstar? ›

The Fate of the Morningstar is the seventh Tall Tale in the Shores of Gold arc. It is acquired from the Ferryman on the Ferry of the Damned. The tale is unlocked after completing The Legendary Storyteller, Stars of a Thief, Wild Rose and The Art of the Trickster.

What is Trickster real name? ›

The original Trickster (real name Giovanni Giuseppe) is the practical joker and con man whose favorite occupation is damaging enemies like the Flash with items such as explosive teddy bears. His alter ego is "James Jesse".

Is Trickster mentally ill? ›

History. The Trickster was perhaps not so much evil as he was deluded, apparently suffering from a psychiatric disorder that could ordinarily be treated with medication.

Is Trickster a girl? ›

The trickster is a character found in stories from virtually all cultures. The trickster can be male or female, malevolent, humorous, or both. They exist on the fringes of society, being different or disenfranchised in some way, and often possess secret knowledge that enables them to get ahead.

What is the hardest Tall Tale? ›

Stars of a thief is (tall tales) mostly hardest ever.

Can you skip Tall Tales? ›

Once you try to skip the dialogue it should ask “Are you sure you want to skip?” If yes then the dialogue will be skipped. The skippable dialogue would be for the Mysterious Stranger, Olivia, Tasha, Sudds, salty, marrow, and the three others.

How long does the tricksters main event last? ›

Trickster Special Ability: The Main Event

Every Blade hit fills up The Trickster's Main Event meter. After 30 of these, The Trickster can activate this powerful ability. With it, he automatically throws unlimited Blades for a 30-second duration shredding through any survivor in his path.

How do you start a Wild Rose? ›

You must have completed the Stars of a Thief Tall Tale before beginning the Wild Rose Tall Tale. To begin this Tall Tale, head to the Sanctuary Outpost and go to the Order of Souls tent. You'll find Madame Olive there and just to her left is a Wild Rose Tall Tale journal. Interact with it to begin this Tall Tale.

How do I get Shroudbreaker stones? ›

Obtaining. There are four Shroudbreaker Stones required for activating the power of the Shroudbreaker. Each of those are acquired during The Legendary Storyteller, Stars of a Thief, The Art of the Trickster and Revenge of the Morningstar.

How long does it take for a keg to explode sea of thieves? ›

Primary Use of a barrel in hand will light a 5 second fuse to detonate, but can be cancelled by Secondary Use . The barrel can be picked up whilst the fuse is lit. The barrel will immediately detonate if shot by a player, struck, caught in an explosion, or upon contact with the outside of a ship hull.

Can you buy gunpowder barrels sea of thieves? ›

Stronghold Gunpowder Barrels are a highly volatile Explosive in Sea of Thieves. They can be found being carried or guarded by Skeletons. These Barrels can be sold to the Merchant Alliance Representative Senior Traders on the dock of every Outpost for Gold and Reputation.
Stronghold Gunpowder Barrel
Emissary Value12960
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How do you get Trapmaker's capstan? ›

Earned as a reward for completing the The Trickster's Folly commendation.

What happens if you lose the totem sea of thieves? ›

Totem Keys are only useful for the Crew attempting the Tall Tale and cannot be sold to any Trading Company. Once the Totem Key is lost or sunk, the Tall Tale will fail. Due to the long length of Tall Tales, it is considered bad form to willingly hide or get rid of other Crew's Quest Items.

Do totems work in the end? ›

Totems of undying should teleport players to a safe area in the end after being saved from the death that is caused by the end void. -After that the totem will be used and saves you from death but this time it'll teleport you to the top of a nearby end island.

Where should I place the Moon totem? ›

Ancient Vault on Crescent Isle (Moon Totem)

Walk inside and quickly turn to the right yet again so you are now facing East. You will spot a few rock paintings of moons and a torch on the East wall. This is where you will find the lock for the Ancient Vault. Place your Moon Totem to open the entrance to the vault.

What is the rarest gun in Sea of Thieves? ›

One of the rarest is the Kraken Blunderbuss. This weapon is easily recognizable by its pinkish color, yellow tiger's eye gem, and the beak-like metal spikes that run down the length of the top and bottom of the gun barrel. This rare weapon is easy enough to find – it can be purchased at the Morrow's Peak Outpost.

Can you steal a skeleton ship? ›

The skeleton ships would be hard to steal and cannot be stolen if they have any cannon holes in them. The ships would stay the Sam, ability to travel underwater, but you would have to sail it to the devils roar outpost to claim it.

Can a sloop beat a skeleton Galleon? ›

Skeleton Sloops

They only carry around five skeletons per ship, and there are only two cannons available for the skeletons to use. Although Skeleton Sloops are weaker than Skeleton Galleons, they can maneuver around the water easily due to their small size.

How many cannonballs does it take to sink a skeleton Galleon? ›

They are a challenge, but good strategy will have you come out on top most times. First, you need to be well supplied. I would say 40 cannonballs along with 25 pieces of wood should be more than enough. Second, you need to use the environment to your advantage as much as possible.

Where do Skelly ships spawn? ›

Sea of Thieves Skeleton Crew Locations
August 15th to 21st
Skeleton CrewLocationIn-Game Time
The Sandman's RevengeThe Shores of Plenty, North West of Smuggler's Bay1st to 10th
The Black ViperThe Ancient Isles, West of Shark Bait Cove11th to 20th
The Siren's GaleThe Wilds, East of Marauder's Arch21st to 30th
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What is the scariest monster in Sea of Thieves? ›

The Kraken is utterly horrifying. The Kraken spawns like any other world event, but can only appear when no other world event is going on. There is a rumor that the Kraken will spawn beneath the ship with the most loot, as it generally spawns whenever all the other events are complete.

Who is the skeleton king? ›

The Skeleton King is a boss character in Diablo III. He is in fact King Leoric, the mad king of Tristram, bound once again to the mortal realm.

Is there a leviathan in Sea of Thieves? ›

Leviathan will be a large sperm whale in which players battle for the chance to earn large amounts of loot. Players will have to deal with the creatures' varieties of abilities. Where to find the boss: It should begin in an area that is far enough away from any named islands and directed towards the middle of the map.

Are Tall Tales a lie? ›

Tall tales and lying are two different things. Tall tales are stories that a child makes up or true stories that he or she exaggerates. Lying, on the other hand, is a willful attempt to deceive as a way to get positive results or avoid negative consequences.

Is Tall Tales a true story? ›

"Tall tales" are stories that are told as if they were true but contain exaggerated or unbelievable parts. Some tall tales are exaggerations of real events, while others are completely make-believe. Tall tales are usually very funny because the exaggerations in the story tend to be the main focus of the whole story.

What tall tale has the Kraken? ›

The Kraken is a World Event encounter in Sea of Thieves. A huge, many tentacled cephalopod-like monster that can focus on and attack any player ship in open water when no other World Event is active. It also appears in full body during The Sunken Pearl Tall Tale.

How many Umbra journals are there? ›

There are 10 numbered Journals written by Umbra hidden in specific locations related to past Content Updates, chronicling the changes made by those events. These books have Commendations tied to them, rewarding Doubloons upon first reading them.

Where are the journals for the art of the trickster tall tale? ›

The Location for Art of the Trickster Journal #1

The first step in completing the Art of the Trickster Tall Tale involves solving a skeleton puzzle room on Plunder Valley. This room also holds your first journal. You will find the journal on the room's center rock, basking in a light glow from the nearby mushrooms.

How do you complete art of the trickster? ›

The Art of the Trickster Tall Tale: Step by Step
  1. Step 1: Art of the Trickster Tall Tale Book. ...
  2. Step 2: Discover the Rum Bottle Spyglass. ...
  3. Step 3: Discover the Trapmaker's Gunpowder Key. ...
  4. Step 4: Deliver the Trapmaker's Gunpowder Key to Sailor's Bounty. ...
  5. Step 5: Complete the Ancient Vault.
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How do you free Eli slate? ›

Watch for the skeletons and follow both of their paths: one leads to the chest and one leads to the key (the skeleton throws the key into the water and you'll need to dive in and grab it). Open the chest to free Captain Eli Slate.

How do you get a Morning Star outfit? ›

The Clothing and Vanity Morningstar Items are acquired at the end of the first Chapter of the Revenge of the Morningstar Tall Tale. The clothing and vanity items are only available during the remainder of the Tall Tale and will disappear from Player inventory once the Tale has been completed.

How do you beat the trickster in Destiny 2? ›

The best strategy is to pick her off from afar, deal with the spawned adds as quickly as possible, and use any explosive engrams dropped by said mobs on the Trickster for high damage. Naturally, save your super for when she spawns in more allies, but you should have her down for good in no time.

How many knives does the trickster need to down? ›

The Trickster's power is called Showstopper. Showstopper refers to The Trickster's array of knives (also known as Blades), which he can use to throw at Survivors within the Trial. The Trickster starts with 60 knives at the start of a Trial and must hold the power button down to wind up and start throwing them.

How many waves are in the art of the trickster? ›

There are three waves of skeletons to fight (be extra careful with the coral skeletons as they're tougher to take out).

How do you escape the trickster in DBD? ›

If it's a small loop with high walls run around that really close for as long as you can until you have to drop the pallet. Also try to pressure him to use all of his knives. Once he's out he has to refill it's an easy escape. You do this but hiding in jungle gyms and hugging corners.

Why did the Trickster start killing? ›

While his fans enjoyed the new music, his employers weren't fond of it and began threatening to fire him, with the only one sticking up for him being his manager, Yun-Jin Lee. Due to this, Hak plotted his revenge. He kidnapped Lee and his employers and murdered all of them except for Lee, but not before torturing them.

What does the Trickster God do? ›

In mythology and the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a character in a story (god, goddess, spirit, human or anthropomorphisation) who exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules and defy conventional behavior.

How many wives can Trickster hold? ›

The Trickster's attack, Showstopper, equips him with 60 blades to throw. Players can throw these one at a time by tapping, or they can hold down the button to release a volley of knives at a survivor. After the 60 knives are gone, The Trickster needs to stop at a locker to reload.

Is The Trickster overpowered? ›

The fact that he can spam 60 knives makes him seriously overpowered and overwhelming for the survivors.

What is Joker's knife? ›

Joker Knives is a renowned Spanish knife company that manufactures a wide and expanding range of the finest-quality fixed blade knives, folding knives, Bowie knives, saws, axes, survival knives, and hunting knives. The company was incorporated in 1987 in Albacete, Spain.

Who created the trickster DBD? ›

The killer, also called The Trickster, has been influenced by real K-Pop groups in the industry. Today, BTS producer DJ Swivel explained the inspiration behind the K-Pop killer. DJ Swivel, or Jordan Young, has been in the music industry for a while and has worked with BTS for the past four years.

Is the trickster DBD hot? ›

The Trickster is definitely hot - he has an absolutely gorgeous lilac/grey undercut, a bright yellow overcoat that's unbuttoned to show off his ripped torso, and low-rise magenta dress pants.

Who is the coolest killer in DBD? ›

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  • 8/10 8/10 The Huntress.
  • 7/10 7/10 The Mastermind.
  • 6/10 6/10 The Plague.
  • 5/10 5/10 The Oni.
  • 4/10 4/10 The Artist.
  • 3/10 3/10 The Spirit.
  • 2/10 2/10 The Blight.
  • 1/10 1/10 The Nurse.
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What race is the trickster DBD? ›

South Korean


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