This page is dedicated to providing information on the various ships available in Tradelands. Because we are a trading company, there will be a focus on providing information related to merchant ships rather than fighting vessels. If you are here looking for advice for ship combat, I recommend joining one of the official navies in the game who can teach you the basics.
This guide shows the ships that are buildable at the Shipwright and how they perform at the three types of roles. We also provide a summary of which ships we recommend building at each level to help you level up faster.
Picking The Right Trade Ship
If you understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of each ship type, the next step is picking the right ship for your level. An average trader who is following a good trade route will typically earn around 35 doubloons per minute, per crate. This is an “average” and goes up or down based on your relative navigation skill, ship speed, and dock time. The table below shows a detailed breakdown of every ship you can choose from, and the average from actual cargo runs with each ship:
Picking The Right Combat Ship
Combat is heavily dependent on the skill of the helmsman and marksmen aboard a ship. Moreover, when boarding is possible, the skill in melee and sharpshooting becomes additional skills required to make a crew effective in combat. Underneath all of this is the stats of the ship you are bringing to combat. The two most important aspects are maneuverability and firepower. The chart below shows the maximum firepower ratings for the majority of buildable ships (meaning they are not from auctions) that have the ability to sink other ships.