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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

El Impoluto

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Claire Farnworth

This ship is a monster. It’s most dangerous weapons are by far its ram and its maneuverability.

The El Impoluto is an ominous sight and can be a massively tricky encounter your first time around. This vessel’s two major strengths are its ram which can cause devastating amounts of damage even on a fully upgraded hull and its broadside attack which fires more cannons at once than you can count. As most of its firepower lays in the front and sides of the vessel, the obvious safe spot is in the water behind it.

Unfortunately the El Poluto is quite a manoeuvrable ship and can change its direction and pick up speed extremely quickly. If you see the ship sail right out of your range of attacks and then turn suddenly you know that it is about to ram at you with speed. If you do see it coming, do not try to steer to either side of it – this invites the El Impoluto to slam directly into the side of your vessel, which is pretty much an instant de-synchronisation.

Instead; try to turn all the way around and off to the side, so that your back is facing it. This will cause a glancing blow rather than a deadly one and you can hit it with a heavy shot or two as it comes up your side. Due to its speed it will also end up in front of you.

This is where you should attempt to spend most of the fight. From here you should still be able to use most of your attacks but don’t get carried away as the major focus of your offensive efforts should be on dropping mortars and using the chain shot. Every time it attempts to ram you, repeat the process and then stick to its rear as long as you can.

Eventually, with a bit of luck, and a lot of practice you will be able to fell this monster.

If you can move the Jackdaw to either glance off the front or back of the ship, and brace before impact, you can avoid the worst damage. Make sure your hull is fully upgraded as you will be rammed at some point.

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AC4: Legendary Ships - El Impoluto

Guide: http://www.gamerguides.com/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag/ iPad App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gamer-guides/id599410871 The El Impoluto is an ominous sight and can be a massively tricky encounter your first time around. This vessel's two major strengths are its ram which can cause devastating amounts of damage even on a fully upgraded hull and its broadside attack which fires more cannons at once than you can count. As most of its firepower lays in the front and sides of the vessel, the obvious safe spot is in the water behind it. Unfortunately the El Impoluto is quite a maneuverable ship and can change its direction and pick up speed extremely quickly. If you see the ship sail right out of your range of attacks and then turn suddenly you know that it is about to ram at you with speed. If you do see it coming, do not try to steer to either side of it -- this invites the El Impoluto to slam directly into the side of your vessel, which is pretty much an instant de-synchronisation. Instead; try to turn all the way around and off to the side, so that your back is facing it. This will cause a glancing blow rather than a deadly one and you can hit it with a heavy shot or two as it comes up your side. Due to its speed it will also end up in front of you. This is where you should attempt to spend most of the fight. From here you should still be able to use most of your attacks but don't get carried away as the major focus of your offensive efforts should be on dropping mortars and using the chain shot. Every time it attempts to ram you, repeat the process and then stick to its rear as long as you can. Eventually, with a bit of luck, and a lot of practice you will be able to fell this monster.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Ubisoft
  • 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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