admin Posted March 11, 2019 Share Posted March 11, 2019 Hello Captains This little text guide will help you pass the endurance and finals with relative ease (its hard but doable). Remember that you do not have to pass exams on your first day and can come back to them any time. You can practice in kill missions and in the OW and once you learn the basics it will be much easier to pass the finals.Endurance exam. You have to sink 2 brigs that appear one by one. This exam is relatively easy if you pick up repairs from the first kill. Damage Stay close. By staying close you have better penetration and can damage the target from angles (of course it works both ways). You will increase your DPS 2x if you turn using yards. Practice tacking in kill missions or in the easier exams (boarding or demasting). When one of your broadsides is damaged, change the side by turning. Change broadsides. Changing broadsides will help you to spread damage between broadsides so you do not lose too much structure Focus fire Try to focus fire on one of the enemy side. Pick one side and stay on it no matter what. You will start damaging structure faster as a result. Sometimes it is better to not shoot, and get to the damaged side. Rake depending on the situation, you can practice raking in the open world or in the previous easier exams (for example in boarding challenge). Once you destroyed the target pick up repairs (remember that you had to stay close). And disengage from the first one. Do not demast, do not shoot sails it is not going to be really helpful in this exam in the first method. Alternative method (harder but faster) - board the first Brig. Focus purely on raking through stern and bow, destroy stern armor, kill most of the crew by grapeshot and then board. Dont be afraid to get damaged you will not need your ship after you boarded and switched Ignore structure and hull because you will need this ship intact after you boarded. you can shoot one broadside into sails, to help you board faster - but do not damage a lot of sails Push the the target into wind and board. After you captured the ship switch to the new intact vessel and pop repairs depending on the situation You can disengage temporarily to finish repairing and then come back. Then just kill the second brig with ease (its just a brig). Repair again if needed (you picked up enough of repairs from the dead target). Final exam The ultimate test for the future Master and Commander. requiring precision, damage control and ability to use all types of ammunition in combat. Some players pass this exam using rage boarding - its possible but relies on luck. This guide will help you to pass this exam without boarding. The close range DPS from 2 cerberus is immense and will sink you quickly. The best distance for this fight is medium range and you must separate targets from each other. It is only possible to pass the final if you manage to separate the targets. Combat situation 2 enemy Cerberus 5th rates start in front of you turned against you Wind is behind What to do Separate the targets Switch to chain during red timer or once battle starts Use ALL chain reserves focusing on one of the ships (lets call it Target B ) destroying its sails as much as you can preferably to 60-50% or below. You can do this way see which direction your target b started turning and turn into opposite direction from the enemy right from the start of the battle, just enough to get the shot in, stabilize the ship and shoot then turn into opposite direction from your first turn to use another broadside. 2 proper broadsides will be enough to remove 40-50% of sails from one of the ships. If you did not get much damage you turn once more and shoot sails once more. But if your first shots were good it is not needed. Kite Sail straight and ignore damage - it does not matter right now if you get hit - just try to not get all damage from close range into one side. Pop repairs and disengage by sailing along the wind which will separate the enemy ships. Use your stern guns to shoot front hull of the target A chasing you And turn sometimes to shoot cannonballs into side of the enemy This stage is needed to separate the enemies. Destroy first Cerberus (target A) Once the targets are separated (target b is more than 1km away) turn around and destroy the target A (with intact sails) Focus on one broadside Stay at range if you have received a lot of damage and have not yet repaired shooting from far if you have enough HP get closer to finish the target faster Get closer when the target is heavily damaged to pick up repairs Now target A is dead and you can focus on Target B Repair Repair your ship using your or picked up repairs Shoot top mast sections of Target B Most likely you will demast while you are repairing Once you repaired enough you can start the final stage Destroy target B Return to target B and sink it by focusing on one of the broadside and raking. Because the target has low sails it wont turn well allowing you to rake often Alternatively (safer but longer) just destroy the target from 500m as they are only very accurate only at close range. 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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