Pirate, Corsair, and Sea Dog

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Horn of the Abyss Only available when the unofficial expansion, Horn of the Abyss, is installed.
Horn of the Abyss Cove creatures Horn of the Abyss
Level 1
Nymph Nymph
Oceanid Oceanid
Level 2
Crew Mate Crew Mate
Seaman Seaman
Level 3
Pirate Pirate
Corsair Corsair
Sea Dog Sea Dog
Level 4
Stormbird Stormbird
Ayssid Ayssid
Level 5
Sea Witch Sea Witch
Sorceress Sorceress
Level 6
Nix Nix
Nix Warrior Nix Warrior
Level 7
Sea Serpent Sea Serpent
Haspid Haspid
Towns
Castle Rampart Tower
Inferno Necropolis Dungeon
Stronghold Fortress Conflux
Cove Factory
Neutral
Statistics
Pirate
 Cost per troop 

225

Attack 8
Defense 6
Damage 3–7
Health 15
Speed 6
Movement Ground
Size 1
Shots 4
Growth 7
AI Value 312
 Special abilities:
Ranged attack
• No melee penalty
Corsair
 Cost per troop 

275

Attack 10
Defense 8
Damage 3–7
Health 15
Speed 7
Movement Ground
Size 1
Shots 4
Growth 7
AI Value 407
 Special abilities:
Ranged attack
• No melee penalty
No enemy retaliation
Statistics
Sea Dog
 Cost per troop 

375

Attack 12
Defense 11
Damage 3–7
Health 15
Speed 8
Movement Ground
Size 1
Shots 12
Growth 7
AI Value 602
 Special abilities:
Ranged attack
• No melee penalty
• No enemy retaliation
Accurate shot
  

Pirates, Corsairs, and Sea Dogs are the level 3 creatures of Cove. They can be recruited from the Frigate. Both the Upgraded Frigate and the Gunpowder Warehouse must be built in order to recruit Sea Dogs.

"Pirates - one of the main dangers trapping seafarers. They can be found in virtually every corner of the world, though, more often, they rob the coast and sea trade routes. Skilled pirates who deserved respect among Regnan captains called Corsairs. Their skill in fencing allows them to make lightning attacks on enemies who are not able to fight back. Sea Wolves are legendary Corsairs who robbed dozens of ships. Rumored that they keep their prey on the lost islands, which many in the Endless Ocean. Sea Wolves armed with perfect pistols that created by the best alchemists of Regna. Perhaps that is why these fighters shots so deadly." HotA Facebook post

Special Ability: Accurate Shot[edit]

The Sea Dog's Accurate Shot is triggered after a shot: each creature in an attacking stack has a X% chance of killing a creature in the attacked squad, but the total number of killed creatures cannot be more than (number of creatures in an attacking squad) * X/100 (rounded up). X = 3 multiplier for shooting without penalty and X = 2 if shooting with penalty. Ability doesn't work if shooting at creatures behind walls.

Heroes with a specialty[edit]

  • Anabel Anabel the Captain has pirates as a specialty, which increases the speed of any Pirates, Corsairs or Sea Dogs by 1 and their Attack and Defense skills by 5% for every 3 levels (rounded up).
  • Bidley Bidley the Captain Map Editor can upgrade Pirates and Corsairs to Sea Dogs.

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Pirates are great tier 3 shooters with good stats and no melee penalty. Their only weakness is a low shot count (only 4), although it should be sufficient to kill most neutral creatures if split into multiple stacks. An Ammo Cart can also help greatly in prolonged battles.


Sea Dogs are without question the best tier 3 creature in the game. They have great stats and a ranged version of the Mighty Gorgon's death stare ability. This is balanced by the high cost of the Gunpowder Warehouse, which prevents them from being acquired too early in the game. Pirates and Corsairs should generally be upgraded to Sea Dogs before engaging enemy players.


Like with Mighty Gorgons, care should be taken to maximize Accurate Shot caps when splitting stacks of Sea Dogs. The cap is the real limiting factor: 33 Sea Dogs will never kill more than one creature with their ability, while 34 of them can kill two when shooting without penalty, 27% of the time. Likewise, 67 Sea Dogs is the minimum amount for a triple kill, but the chance of it already starts at 33%. Accurate Shots can be used as a ranged and "improved" version of Death Stare with ability to "snipe" Undead and Non-living creatures down at the cost of lower efficiency per growth ratio.


Sea Dogs are in fact very expensive (Unit price is 375g), combined with their regular T3 weekly growth rate, total cost rivals tier 6 creatures. It's not wise to use them in early games, as they are not cost effective.


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