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[[File:Thunder.jpg|thumb|Thunder]]
 
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Cannons can be attached to [[Ships]] in designated cannon ports and will assist in naval battles by eliminating crew members from the opposing ship, slowing ships down by tearing apart their sails and even sinking them by destroying their hulls. Cannons will only fire during the first phase of a naval encounter, spread over 3 rounds. Cannons can be attached by clicking the status link of a ship in the Ships list, and then clicking the [attach cannons] link. Once a cannon is attached it can only be removed with a block and tackle (produced by a manufacturer), and the ship cannot be sold until cannons are removed. If a ship is sunk the cannons will detach from it where it can be salvaged by a [[Professions | Fisherman]].  
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Cannons can be attached to a [[Ships|ship]] in port and will assist in naval battles by eliminating crew members from the opposing ship, slowing ships down by tearing apart their sails and/or even sinking them by destroying their hulls. Which effect they will have depends on the type of [[Cannons#Ammuntion|ammunition]] used. Cannons will only fire during the first phase of a [[combat#sea|naval encounter]], which is spread over 3 rounds. Cannons can be attached by clicking the status link of a ship in the Ships list, and then clicking the [attach cannons] link. Once a cannon is attached it can only be removed with a [[factories#Block_and_Tackle|block and tackle]], and the ship cannot be sold until the cannons are removed. If a ship is sunk the cannons will detach from it where it sinks, they can then be [[bait_and_Fish#Treasure|salvaged]] by a [[Professions|fisherman]].  
  
Cannons can be dug up from the Cannons mine in [[Cities#Daigard|Daigard]], and ammunition is produced by manufacturers.
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Cannons can be dug up from the [[mines#Cannon mine|cannon mine]] and [[Cannons#Ammuntion|ammunition]] is produced by [[Professions#Manufacturer|manufacturers]].
  
 
== Details ==
 
== Details ==
Cannons are used in phase 1 of ship to ship [[combat]].
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Cannons are used in phase 1 of [[Combat#Sea|ship to ship combat]].
  
 
=== Attributes ===
 
=== Attributes ===
 
Cannons have 2 attributes - Rate of Fire and Damage.  
 
Cannons have 2 attributes - Rate of Fire and Damage.  
 
*Rate of Fire determines how many rounds the cannon will fire in.
 
*Rate of Fire determines how many rounds the cannon will fire in.
 
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#A cannon with ROF 1 fires in the second round.
#The cannon will fire once, in the second round
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#A cannon with ROF 2 fires in the first and third rounds.
#The cannon will fire twice, once in the first and once in the third round
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#A cannon with ROF 3 fires in each round.
#The cannon will fire three times, once in each round
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*Damage determines how much damage (to crew, hull or speed) a successful hit will deal. Cannons with fractional damage stats do either slightly more or slightly less damage, but do the stated damage on average.
*Damage determines how much damage (to crew, hull or speed) a successful hit will deal. Cannons with fractional damage stats randomly do +0.5 or -0.5 damage.
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=== Ammunition ===
 
=== Ammunition ===
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[[File:Chainshot.jpg|thumb|Chain Shot]]
 
[[File:Chainshot.jpg|thumb|Chain Shot]]
 
The ammunition used in cannons determines the type of damage it will deal.  
 
The ammunition used in cannons determines the type of damage it will deal.  
*Cannonballs - Hull damage: Only useful if you want to take someone off the sea entirely (say, a high-level pirate). Fair for Hunters, not really anyone else.
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*Cannonballs - Hull damage: Only useful if you want to take someone off the sea entirely. ~63% accuracy
*Grape Shot - Kills crew members: A useful alternative to Cannonballs, lets you win a battle but keeps your opponent's ship seaworthy. Useful for Pirates who want their enemies to live, so they can pillage them again. Alternative for traders who can't afford to use chain shots so they can attempt to win the crew battle.
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*Grape Shot - Kills crew members: Lets you win a battle but keeps your opponent's ship seaworthy. Useful for Pirates who want their enemies to live, so they can pillage them again. ~45% accuracy
*Chain Shot - Tears at sails to decrease speed. Good for Traders wanting to escape nasty Pirates. Also good for pirates to use so their victims can't escape.
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*Chain Shot - Tears at sails to decrease speed. Good for [[Professions#Merchant|merchants]] wanting to escape nasty [[Professions#Pirate|pirates]]. Also good for pirates and [[Professions#Bounty_Hunter|bounty hunters]] to use so their victims can't escape. ~16% accuracy
  
 
The type of ammunition that is loaded into a cannon is initially picked at random from the available crates on board. Each crate contains 12 shots, and once opened the leftovers from the crate will remain with the ship, primed to fire.
 
The type of ammunition that is loaded into a cannon is initially picked at random from the available crates on board. Each crate contains 12 shots, and once opened the leftovers from the crate will remain with the ship, primed to fire.
  
 
=== Critical Hits ===
 
=== Critical Hits ===
When a [[Professions | Pirate]] runs with cannons on a ship, they receive a 20% chance of dealing a critical hit, where the damage normally done by the cannon is doubled. This can be improved a further 10% by using a [[Gadgets | Whetting Stone]].
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When a player with the [[gadgets|whetting stone gadget]] active fights there is a 10% chance of a shot being a critical hit, which will deal double damage.
  
 
=== Cannon Information ===
 
=== Cannon Information ===

Latest revision as of 18:18, 10 November 2013

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Cannons can be attached to a ship in port and will assist in naval battles by eliminating crew members from the opposing ship, slowing ships down by tearing apart their sails and/or even sinking them by destroying their hulls. Which effect they will have depends on the type of ammunition used. Cannons will only fire during the first phase of a naval encounter, which is spread over 3 rounds. Cannons can be attached by clicking the status link of a ship in the Ships list, and then clicking the [attach cannons] link. Once a cannon is attached it can only be removed with a block and tackle, and the ship cannot be sold until the cannons are removed. If a ship is sunk the cannons will detach from it where it sinks, they can then be salvaged by a fisherman.

Cannons can be dug up from the cannon mine and ammunition is produced by manufacturers.

Details

Cannons are used in phase 1 of ship to ship combat.

Attributes

Cannons have 2 attributes - Rate of Fire and Damage.

  • Rate of Fire determines how many rounds the cannon will fire in.
  1. A cannon with ROF 1 fires in the second round.
  2. A cannon with ROF 2 fires in the first and third rounds.
  3. A cannon with ROF 3 fires in each round.
  • Damage determines how much damage (to crew, hull or speed) a successful hit will deal. Cannons with fractional damage stats do either slightly more or slightly less damage, but do the stated damage on average.

Ammunition

Chain Shot

The ammunition used in cannons determines the type of damage it will deal.

  • Cannonballs - Hull damage: Only useful if you want to take someone off the sea entirely. ~63% accuracy
  • Grape Shot - Kills crew members: Lets you win a battle but keeps your opponent's ship seaworthy. Useful for Pirates who want their enemies to live, so they can pillage them again. ~45% accuracy
  • Chain Shot - Tears at sails to decrease speed. Good for merchants wanting to escape nasty pirates. Also good for pirates and bounty hunters to use so their victims can't escape. ~16% accuracy

The type of ammunition that is loaded into a cannon is initially picked at random from the available crates on board. Each crate contains 12 shots, and once opened the leftovers from the crate will remain with the ship, primed to fire.

Critical Hits

When a player with the whetting stone gadget active fights there is a 10% chance of a shot being a critical hit, which will deal double damage.

Cannon Information

Cannon Rate of fire Damage Rof x Damage Max Damage
Yellow cannon.png Plink 1 4 4 4
Yellow cannon.png Duster 2 2.5 5 6
Yellow cannon.png Sidearm 3 2 6 6
Green cannon.png Spot 1 7 7 7
Green cannon.png Trouble 2 4 8 8
Green cannon.png Whistler 3 3 9 9
Blue cannon.png Mailman 1 8 8 8
Blue cannon.png Bore 2 4.6 9.2 10
Blue cannon.png Qualm 3 3.5 10.5 12
Red cannon.png Anvil 1 9 9 9
Red cannon.png Thunder 2 5.2 10.4 12
Red cannon.png Curtains 3 3.9 11.7 12
Purple cannon.png Magnum 1 10 10 10
Purple cannon.png Gouge 2 5.8 11.6 12
Purple cannon.png Revenge 3 4.3 12.9 15
Orange cannon.png Leviathan 1 11 11 11
Orange cannon.png Kraken 2 6.4 12.8 14
Orange cannon.png Hydra 3 4.8 14.4 15