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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Claire Farnworth
First Published: 26-11-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:23 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 05-08-2020 / 01:04 GMT

To supplement the game's sword and gunplay, players can now craft items to assist them in a number of facets of gameplay by improving Edward’s health, increasing the effectiveness of the darts he carries, granting the ability to carry additional pistols and have more ammunition on hand. To craft these items, players must find the required reagents in the environment by hunting/harpooning the appropriate animals and then use the crafting option in the main menu to create the desired items.

Craftable items comes in a few flavours and these include:

  • Health Upgrades
  • Ammo Capacity
  • Equipment Upgrades
  • Projectiles
  • Outfits

Many of the more advanced recipes require you to track down and skin some rare and elusive animals. For a guide to finding and hunting all of the animal types in the game check out the hunting section

You’ll find a list of all the items that we can craft in the game, organised by upgrades, outfits and projectiles. Beside each, there will be a brief description of what the upgrade will do along with what reagents are required.

Equipment Upgrades

**Item** **Effect** **Reagents Required**
Pistol Holster II Allows Edward to hold 2 Pistols. 2 x Ocelot Pelt
Pistol Holster III Allows Edward to hold 3 Pistols. 2 x Humpback Whale Skin
Pistol Holster IV Allows Edward to hold 4 Pistols. 2 x Crocodile Leather
Health Upgrade I Increases base health by 25%. 2 x Iguana Leather
Health Upgrade II Increases base health by 50%. 2 x Deer Hide
Health Upgrade III Increases base health by 75%. 2 x Jaguar Pelt
Health Upgrade IV Increases base health by 100%. 2 x Great White Shark Bone
Pistol Ammo Pouch I Increases pistol ammo capacity by 10. 2 x Wild Pig Hide
Pistol Ammo Pouch II Increases pistol ammo capacity by 20. 2 x Hammerhead Shark Bone
Smoke Bomb Pouch I Increase smoke bomb capacity by 2. 2 x Huita Hide
Smoke Bomb Pouch II Increase smoke bomb capacity by 4. 2 x Rabbit Pelt
Dart Pouch I Increase berserk/sleep dart capacity by 5. 2 x Howler Monkey Skin
Dart Pouch II Increase berserk/sleep dart capacity by 10. 2 x Killer Whale Skin
Berserk Dart I Increases duration of berserk dart’s effect by 20 seconds. 2 x Bull Shark Skin
Berserk Dart II Increases duration of berserk dart’s effect by 40 seconds. 2 x Capuchin Monkey Pelt
Sleep Dart I Increases duration of sleep dart’s effect by 20 seconds. 2 x Black Jaguar Pelt
Sleep Dart II Increases duration of sleep dart’s effect by 40 seconds. 2 x Great White Shark Bone
Rope Dart Pouch I Increases rope dart capacity by 5. 2 x Black Jaguar Pelt
Rope Dart Pouch II Increases rope dart capacity by 10. 2 x Crocodile Leather

Outfits

**Item** **Effect** **Reagents Required**
Feline Pelt Outfit Cosmetic only. 1 x Ocelot Pelt 1 x Jaguar Pelt
Shark-Hunter Outfit Cosmetic only. 1 x Bull Shark skin 1 x Hammerhead Shark bone
Whaler Outfit Cosmetic only. 3 x White Whale Skin
Hunter Outfit Outfit that reduces animal’s range of detection. 1 x Red Howler Monkey Skin 1 x White Jaguar Pelt

Projectiles

Sleep Dart 1 x Bone
Berserk Dart 1 x Bone
Rope Dart 1 x Bone

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Ubisoft
  • Platforms
    PC, Wii U, PS3, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action-adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    26 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author
    Claire Farnworth

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The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness, and cruelty are commonplace. Among these outlaws is a brash young captain named Edward Kenway. His fight for glory has earned him the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but also drawn him into the ancient war between Assassins and Templars, a war that may destroy everything the pirates have built. Welcome to the Golden Age of Piracy.

Inside this guide:

  • Every story mission (and how to get FULL Synch for each one!).
  • Every single side quest covered (Legendary Ships, Contracts etc).
  • All hidden treasure maps and treasures located.
  • Every miscellaneous mission is detailed.
  • Hunting/Harpooning/Crafting - it's all in here.
  • All Templar Hunts
  • Trophy/achievement guide.
  • "Freedom Cry" and Playstation-exclusive "Aveline" DLCs covered in full.

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