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All Curses in Sea of Thieves, and how to get them

There are five cool curses available in the game.

Curses in Sea of Thieves are vanity items you can put on your character. They’re a fun way to show off the achievements you’ve done in the game, making them stand out compared to the other pirates you might encounter on the open seas or those on your crew. Obtaining these items takes quite a bit of time, though. Here’s what you need to know about how to get all Curses in Sea of Thieves.

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All Curses in Sea of Thieves

The Curses are unique cosmetic items you can earn by completing particular Tall Tale adventures multiple times, through difficult accomplishments, or by being a Pirate Legend and working through Season passes. After you acquire them, you can visit any of the Vanity Chests on your ship, or find them outside any Clothing Shop at an outpost.

Here are all Curses you can find in Sea of Thieves:

  • Curse of the Sunken Sorrow: “This glowing, plant-like curse is proof that you ventured into the Sunken Kingdom in search of a sad secret…” Your character’s eyes turn a brilliant blue, with a gaze full of sorrow.
  • Curse of the Order: “Wear the dark stains of the Order of Souls, caused by using Kraken ink to see beyond this world.” With this item equipped, your character’s eyes will drip ink.
  • Blessing of Athena’s Fortune (Ghost Curse): “Almost nobody asks to be cursed, but Pirate Legends can show this magical malady with pride.” The Ghost Curse will make it, so your character looks like a green ghostly ghoul, making you like you’ve become a phantom.
  • Legendary Curse: “Almost nobody asks to be cursed, but Pirate Legends can show this magical malady with pride.” Your eyes lose all of their iris, becoming a sharp, luminescent green.
  • Skeleton Curse: “Cast off your flesh-and-blood appearance and join the ranks of the undead. May the flame burn!” With this curse, your body will be nothing but bones, a unique appearance, but one fitting Flameheart’s perspective of how all pirates should appear.
  • Shores of Gold Curse: “Many Gold Hoarders fall foul of this Curse. Just how much treasure has passed through your hands?” While wearing this item, random portions of your character’s body will have several chunks of gold over the top of it.
  • The Ashen Curse: “The fiery rage of an Ashen Lord has taken hold in you, but it’s better to burn out than fade away …” Your body changes to show off a magma-like structure as if your insides were that of an erupting volcano.

How to get all Curses

Curses cannot be purchased. However, there’s a way to unlock and obtain these Curses in Sea of Thieves.

  • Curse of the Sunken Sorrow: Complete Larinna’s Legend of the Sunken Kingdom voyage. You must also learn the final mystery of the Sunken Kingdom, which allows you to purchase this particular voyage.
  • Curse of the Order: Complete all Commendations for The Cursed Rogue Tall Tale.
    • The Rogue’s Key – Recover the Skeleton Key
    • Relics of the Curse Rogue – Return Captain Briggsy’s Artifact
    • Free at Last – Defeat Captain Briggsy
    • The Curse Rogue – Complete The Cursed Rogue
    • The Hunter’s Trail – Discover all of the Bounty Hunter’s Journals
    • Briggsy’s Greatest Foe – Complete the Tall Tale 5 times
  • The Ghost Curse: You have to reach Allegiance 100 with the Guardians of Fortune. Speak to the Pirate Lord in Athena’s Fortune hideout, and seek out the ghost forms of Merrick and Belle to receive the blessing of Athena’s Fortune.
  • The Legendary Curse: This item was available during Season One of Sea of Thieves by reaching Renown 100 on the Season Pass. It was exclusive to Pirate Legends. You can now purchase it at the Athena’s Fortune Hideout if you reach Allegiance Level 105 for the Guardians of Fortune faction.
  • The Skeleton Curse: You need to increase your reputation level to 75 with the Reaper’s Bones and have an Allegiance Level of 100 with the Servants of the Flame. Go to the secret lower part of the Reaper’s Hideout from the tent with the elevator. Look for the NPC named the Voice of the Flame, who is in front of Flameheart’s coffin. There will be a cutscene, and shortly after it, you’ll receive your Curse.
  • Shores of Gold Curse: Complete all the Commendations for the Shores of Gold Tall Tale.
    • The Fabled Island – Reach the Shores of Gold
    • Path to Forsaken Fortune – Discover the Gold Hoarder Coin
    • Shores of Gold – Complete Shores of Gold
    • The Stain of Greed – Discover all of Briggsy’s Journals
    • Lord of Gold – Return the Skull of the Gold Hoarder 5 times
  • The Ashen Curse: Complete all the Commendations for the Heart of Fire Tall Tale.
    • The Liar’s Hideout – Discover Stitcher Jim’s Hideout
    • The path of the Eternal King – Take the path of the Eternal King
    • The path of the Forsaken Flame – Take the path of the Forsaken Flame
    • The path of the Burning Heart – Take the path of the Burning Heart
    • The Fire Rises – Discover the Chest of Rage
    • Stitcher’s Schemes – Discover Stitcher Jim’s Journals
    • Heart of Fire – Complete the Tale
    • Saver of Souls – Complete the Tall Tale 3 times

Many of these cosmetics are available through Tall Tale adventures. Curse of the Sunken Sorrow, Curse of the Order, Shores of Gold Curse, and The Ashen Curse are all available in the game and will remain a part of the Tall Tale adventures.

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