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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag


Claire Farnworth

These ships can be fought at any time but it is best left until you have completed the majority of the game and have fully upgraded the Jackdaw! They are denoted by a red ship icon. There is one of these icons in each of the four corners of the map: northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest. These icons represent optional ‘boss encounters’ with legendary ships with very high ship levels, massive armour and top notch weapons.

These four naval battles are the hardest challenge you will face during your time with the Jackdaw and as such, you should level up all of its upgrades as much as possible before attempting to take down one of these monstrosities.


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Devil Of The Caribbean

Defeat all 4 legendary ships.

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In the following pages you’ll find short tactics guides to locating and taking down each of the four legendary ships. Note that these guides/tactics are by no means the only way to destroy these powerful enemies, but through trial and error (a heck of a lot of error) these are the best ways that I found to deal with them.

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  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, XB One
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    26 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    7 December 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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