Can someone help me on how to beat that OP ship?
I have tried EVERY strategy out there, and nothing works for me, I managed to get it to low health with some strategies but it ALWAYS kills me before I manage to beat it.
As previously recommended, make sure the Jackdaw is upgraded as much as possible then...
What worked flawlessly for me on ALL the legendarys was the "chase and ram strategy." As soon as the cutscene ends and the ship starts heading for you, go to full sail and go straight toward it (kind of like playing a game of naval chicken). When it starts to veer off, ram it in the side at full sail which will stop it. Slow down and let it start to pull away, fall in behind it, speed back up then follow with a series of firing your chase cannons at its stern then ramming until she's "gone to planks." At least for me this worked every time. Hope it's helpful.
that was a tough one(for me), even harder than the 2-fer in the NE quadrant. like an early reply said, almost no point in being coy, ram the SOB, but do your best to fall in behind it, zigging and zagging, be patient, ram it, chainshot it, ram it some more. if you still wind up in it's broadside crosshairs, make sure to heavyshot her first, and use the moment to get back behind. the Jackdaw can take more Mortar then close-range Broadsides. but dont be afraid to kick in Travel Speed for short bursts, cuz the game will let you at times.
anyway, thats how i got it, and that was long before i got sleepwalking good at naval combat, getting comfortable with all the weapons, including Firebarrels...becoming a 4-point-on-the-compass certified 4X all the time bad boy at sea
Yeah well I'm using them in every chance I get, it doesn't do much.
????? the Gold-Elite Mortars are your first-strike preemptive most of the time, and they will sink schooner and gunboat, two shots on a brig, maybe 3 on a frigate, but unless you are also minding the rudder, you wont get a chance for more.
if you arent sure...the mortars can be fired in any direction
if you "aim" a broadside, you are shooting "regular" ball, accurate if aimed right, but if you are in close and pull the trigger, you are shooting "heavyshot". devasting damage, but no accuracy involved.