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The Capstan is a Ship component and Ship Customization Item in Sea of Thieves. It is a horizontally-mounted wheel used to raise and lower a ship's anchor. Its variants are purchased at a Shipwright and equipped via a Ship Customization Chest.

Mechanics

The capstan is used to either drop or raise a ship's anchor, allowing the vessel to move. The anchor can be dropped instantly, but raising the anchor requires more time and manpower. The anchor will not activate until the crank is complete. It is possible to catch the capstan while it's going down, allowing the player to hold it right before it engages for a quickly timed stop. The capstan can be held in place by a player while it is being raised as well. Holding on to an activated capstan is called "prepping the anchor" to fine-tune when a capstan is fully raised or lowered. A dropped anchor stops a ship from moving, however, it is still possible to move an anchored ship with harpoon pulls or from Gunpowder Barrel explosions. The ship will not immediately halt once the anchor is lowered, if the Wheel is significantly angled, the ship can turn around with its remaining momentum.

Larger ships have heavier anchors that require more manpower to raise. Each peg of the capstan can be grabbed by a player: A Sloop's capstan has two pegs, a Brigantine's capstan has three pegs and a Galleon's capstan has four pegs.

The capstan can be damaged with a Cannonball, making it lose one peg. A Chainshot or Gunpowder Barrel explosion destroys all of its pegs. The pegs can be repaired with Planks.

Trivia

  • There is no visible anchor shown below an anchored ship.
  • The capstan on the Sloop is not centred.

Variants

The following are all the available Cosmetic Capstan Variants in Sea of Thieves:

  • Total Cost: 11,397,850 Gold  1,740 Doubloons  16,846 Ancient Coins
Image Name Source Cost Ltd Requires Set In-game description
Admiral Capstan.png
Admiral Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a
Merchant Alliance 10
Admiral "A tidy, sturdy capstan that you'd find on a nice, proper vessel."
Ancestral Capstan.png
Ancestral Capstan
n/a
Time-limited roundel.png
Ancestral "A capstan as stout and sturdy as the great Spirit Tree in the ancestral forest of legend."
Aristocrat Capstan.png
Aristocrat Capstan 50 Doubloons n/a n/a Aristocrat "Form and function come together in the most unlikely of places."
Azure Ocean Crawler Capstan.png
Azure Ocean Crawler Capstan 69,550 Gold n/a
Hunter of Trophy Fish
Hunter of Trophy Fish emblem.png
Hunter of Trophy Fish
Deliver 25 Trophy Fish.
Azure Ocean Crawler "Try not to get seasick while turning this oceanic capstan!"
Barrel Bombardier Capstan.png
Barrel Bombardier Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Barrel Bombardier "Don't panic - the clunks of this volatile capstan are not a countdown to an explosion. At least, we hope they aren't..."
Beachcomber's Bounty Capstan.png
Beachcomber's Bounty Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Beachcomber's Bounty "This tropical capstan is built from the remains of an older capstan, destroyed during a humongous storm. Is it still the same capstan?"
Bear & Bird Capstan.png
Bear & Bird Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Bear & Bird "A capstan so delightful you'll never want to stop and swap it for another one."
Bilge Rat Capstan.png
Bilge Rat Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a n/a Bilge Rat "This capstan is sturdier than it looks, but the splinters are a nightmare."
Bleakheart Banshee Capstan.png
Bleakheart Banshee Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Bleakheart Banshee "The chandeliers of tragic Bleakheart Manor have long since fallen, but this one at least still serves a purpose."
Blighted Capstan.png
Blighted Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Blighted "Well, they do say that many hands make light work..."
Boarhunter Capstan.png
Boarhunter Capstan 599 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Boarhunter "The trap might not catch anything, but it should dissuade anyone who's thinking of messing with your anchor."
Bone Crusher Capstan.png
Bone Crusher Capstan 69,550 Gold n/a
Golden Skeleton Captain
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Golden Skeleton Captain
Bone Crusher "This creepy capstan raises the anchor as fast as your sword drops skeletons!"
Bonechiller Capstan.png
Bonechiller Capstan 349 Ancient Coins
Time-limited roundel.png
n/a Bonechiller "Be ready to drop anchor at the sight of ill tidings with a capstan crowned with gnarled horns and branches."
Boreal Aurora Capstan.png
Boreal Aurora Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Boreal Aurora "Aurora borealis?! At this time of day, in this part of the sea, localised entirely within your capstan?"
Capstan of Candles.png
Capstan of Candles 1,500 Doubloons n/a n/a Standalone Cosmetics "Is this a macabre tribute to the Ferry of the Damned, or just an ingenious way to find the anchor in the dark?"
Capstan of Sunken Sorrow.png
Capstan of Sunken Sorrow 139,100 Gold n/a
Marauder of the Sunken Kingdom
Marauder of the Sunken Kingdom emblem.png
Marauder of the Sunken Kingdom
Earn all Commendations for handing in treasures from the Sunken Kingdom.
Sunken Sorrow "Sorrow is inevitable if you fail to drop the anchor as you approach an island."
Capstan of the Ashen Dragon.png
Capstan of the Ashen Dragon 69,550 Gold n/a
Tome of Resurrection III
Tome of Resurrection III emblem.png
Tome of Resurrection III
Ashen Dragon "Flaming hot to the touch, this capstan really encourages the crew to wind faster."
Capstan of the Bristling Barnacle.png
Capstan of the Bristling Barnacle 165,375 Gold n/a
Hoarder of Barnacled Gold
Hoarder of Barnacled Gold emblem.png
Hoarder of Barnacled Gold
Sell 300 Shipwrecked Chests to the Gold Hoarders.
Grades:
  • 5
  • 20
  • 60
  • 150
  • 300
 chests
Bristling Barnacle "A fine nautical capstan - though its last ship still languishes on the ocean floor."
Capstan of the Silent Barnacle.png
Capstan of the Silent Barnacle 165,375 Gold n/a
Hoarder of Barnacled Gold
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Hoarder of Barnacled Gold
Sell 300 Shipwrecked Chests to the Gold Hoarders.
Grades:
  • 5
  • 20
  • 60
  • 150
  • 300
 chests
Silent Barnacle "A fine, nautical capstan - though its last ship still languishes on the ocean floor."
Capstan of the Wailing Barnacle.png
Capstan of the Wailing Barnacle 40 Doubloons
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n/a Wailing Barnacle "A fine, nautical capstan - though its last ship still languishes on the ocean floor."
Castaway Bilge Rat Capstan.png
Castaway Bilge Rat Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a n/a Castaway Bilge Rat "This capstan is sturdier than it looks, but the splinters are a nightmare."
Ceremonial Admiral Capstan.png
Ceremonial Admiral Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a
Merchant Alliance 10
Ceremonial Admiral "A tidy, sturdy capstan that you'd find on a nice, proper vessel."
Checkmate Capstan.png
Checkmate Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Checkmate "A capstan fit for an undefeated champion of strategy."
Crimson Crypt Capstan.png
Crimson Crypt Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Crimson Crypt "Raising anchor with this gothic capstan ought to be accompanied by a pipe organ and a peal of bells."
Cultured Aristocrat Capstan.png
Cultured Aristocrat Capstan 165,375 Gold n/a
The Curse Of The Pacifists Demise
The Curse Of The Pacifists Demise emblem.png
The Curse Of The Pacifists Demise
Curse another crews' ship with Peaceball while flying Reaper's Mark flag.
Cultured Aristocrat "Form and function come together in the most unlikely of places."
Cursed Ferryman Capstan.png
Cursed Ferryman Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Cursed Ferryman "An gloomy capstan topped with a bearded visage - or are those tentacles? Hmm…"
Cutthroat Capstan.png
Cutthroat Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Cutthroat "Drop anchor swiftly to execute sharp turns, perfectly in tune with your instinct for battle."
Dark Adventurers Capstan.png
Dark Adventurers Capstan 4,134,375 Gold n/a
Pirate Legend
Pirate Legend emblem.png
Pirate Legend
Obtained from the Mysterious Stranger after reaching Level 50 in any three Trading Companies.
150
Dark Adventurers "Weigh anchor - carefully - with this intimidating but potentially hazardous capstan."
Dark Warsmith Capstan.png
Dark Warsmith Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Dark Warsmith "It is said that only the true Dark Warsmith can pull the sword from this capstan..."
Dawn Hunter Capstan.png
Dawn Hunter Capstan 165,375 Gold n/a
Plundered Prizes
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Plundered Prizes
Sell 600 of any Trading Company items while flying the Reaper's Bones Emissary Flag.
Grades:
  • 120
  • 240
  • 360
  • 480
  • 600
 treasures
Dawn Hunter "When this capstan raises your anchor, you know the hunt has begun."
Deadlock Jailer Capstan.png
Deadlock Jailer Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Deadlock Jailer "Who knows what pirate crimes could have consigned this poor soul to such a fate?"
Deep Ocean Crawler Capstan.png
Deep Ocean Crawler Capstan 110,250 Gold n/a n/a Deep Ocean Crawler "Try not to get seasick while turning this oceanic capstan!"
Duke Capstan.png
Duke Capstan
Xbox Series X/S promotion
n/a
Time-limited roundel.png
Duke "This capstan is always ready to raise anchor and let the games begin."
Eastern Winds Jade Capstan.png
Eastern Winds Jade Capstan 165,375 Gold n/a n/a Eastern Winds Jade "Look lively when manning this jewel-encrusted capstan - unless you like your anchor raising to drag on."
Eastern Winds Ruby Capstan.png
Eastern Winds Ruby Capstan
n/a
Time-limited roundel.png
n/a Eastern Winds Ruby "Look lively when manning this jewel-encrusted capstan - unless you like your anchor raising to drag on."
Eastern Winds Sapphire Capstan.png
Eastern Winds Sapphire Capstan
n/a
Time-limited roundel.png
n/a Eastern Winds Sapphire "Look lively when manning this jewel-encrusted capstan - unless you like your anchor raising to drag on."
Elemental Power Capstan.png
Elemental Power Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Elemental Power "Keep your ship anchored fast and true with a capstan that seems to master the elements."
Eternal Freedom Capstan.png
Eternal Freedom Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Eternal Freedom "Until you've raised the anchor, true pirate freedom will remain purely hypothetical."
Fates of Fortune Capstan.png
Fates of Fortune Capstan 400,000 Gold n/a
Fortune's Favour
Fortune's Favour emblem.png
Fortune's Favour
Grades:
  • 30
  • 60
  • 90
  • 120
 Chests
Fates of Fortune "A capstan guarded by a ferocious chimera might be just the thing to keep anchor-droppers at bay."
Fearless Bone Crusher Capstan.png
Fearless Bone Crusher Capstan 110,250 Gold n/a
Master Of Cursed Iron
Master Of Cursed Iron emblem.png
Master Of Cursed Iron
Destroy 50 skeletons or phantoms affected by any Cursed Cannonball.
Fearless Bone Crusher "This creepy capstan raises the anchor as fast as your sword drops skeletons!"
Fightin' Frogs Capstan.png
Fightin' Frogs Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Fightin' Frogs "This capstan's frog ornaments look real enough to give you a nasty rash."
Flourishing Wild Rose Capstan.png
Flourishing Wild Rose Capstan 165,375 Gold n/a
Always Yours
Always Yours emblem.png
Always Yours
Legendary Commendation: Complete all Commendations for 'Wild Rose'.
Flourishing Wild Rose "Could this azure capstan result in love at first wind for the pirates who turn it?"
Forsaken Ashes Capstan.png
Forsaken Ashes Capstan 50 Doubloons n/a n/a Forsaken Ashes "The most important part of the ship, when you realise you just dropped anchor in superheated water."
Frostbite Capstan.png
Frostbite Capstan 165,375 Gold n/a
Generous Giving for All
Generous Giving for All emblem.png
Generous Giving for All
Deliver 50 Generous Gifts.
Frostbite "Raising the anchor is hard enough without your capstan freezing over. This insulated installation should help."
Frozen Horizon Capstan.png
Frozen Horizon Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Frozen Horizon "Raise the anchor nice and quickly using this chilly capstan, or your fingers might go numb."
Ghost Capstan.png
Ghost Capstan 500,000 Gold n/a
Pirate Legend
Pirate Legend emblem.png
Pirate Legend
Obtained from the Mysterious Stranger after reaching Level 50 in any three Trading Companies.
150
Collector of Legendary Skulls
Collector of Legendary Skulls emblem.png
Collector of Legendary Skulls
Collector of Legendary Villainous Skulls
Collector of Legendary Villainous Skulls emblem.png
Collector of Legendary Villainous Skulls
Ghost "This spooky capstan looks like it could raise the dead as well as the anchor!"
Gilded Phoenix Capstan.png
Gilded Phoenix Capstan
n/a
Time-limited roundel.png
n/a Gilded Phoenix "Just as a phoenix rises from the ashes, so too will your anchor rise from the sea bed!"
Glorious Sea Dog Capstan.png
Glorious Sea Dog Capstan 69,550 Gold
Time-limited roundel.png
Sea Dogs 20
Glorious Sea Dog "This smart-looking capstan befits a crew of disciplined, brave fighters... but it's yours now!"
Gold Hoarders Capstan.png
Gold Hoarders Capstan 69,550 Gold n/a
Gold Hoarders 55
Gold Hoarders "This capstan is plated with a fine gold, so calming to the touch."
Gold Leaf Capstan.png
Gold Leaf Capstan 180,000 Gold n/a
Hoarder of Lost Artefacts
Hoarder of Lost Artefacts emblem.png
Hoarder of Lost Artefacts
Sell 450 Treasure Artefacts to the Gold Hoarders.
Grades:
  • 5
  • 30
  • 90
  • 225
  • 450
 artefacts
Gold Leaf "This sturdy capstan is the golden heart of the ship."
Golden Nile Capstan.png
Golden Nile Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Golden Nile "Raise anchor and prepare to glide across the water like the pirate predator you were born to be."
Golden Sailor Capstan.png
Golden Sailor Capstan
Log-in bonus
n/a
Time-limited roundel.png
n/a Golden Sailor "Spin up birthday celebrations whenever the need arises with this capstan of glittering gold."
Gorgon Capstan.png
Gorgon Capstan
n/a
Time-limited roundel.png
Season 1213
Gorgon "Coil and uncoil your anchor like a particularly elegant – if heavy – serpent."
Grand Admiral Capstan.png
Grand Admiral Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a
Merchant Alliance 10
Grand Admiral "A tidy, sturdy capstan that you'd find on a nice, proper vessel."
Graveyard Gladiator Capstan.png
Graveyard Gladiator Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Graveyard Gladiator "The skull belonged to a mortal foe you beheaded in an epic duel centuries ago. Or so you tell people."
Guardian Ghost Capstan.png
Guardian Ghost Capstan 500,000 Gold n/a
Quite the Collection
Quite the Collection emblem.png
Quite the Collection
After receiving your Blessing, hand in Reaper's Bones Emissary Flags to the Mysterious Stranger while representing The Guardians of Fortune.
Grades:
  • 1
  • 10
  • 25
  • 50
  • 100
 flags
Guardian Ghost "This spooky capstan looks like it could raise the dead as well as the anchor!"
Hunter Capstan.png
Hunter Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a n/a Hunter "When this capstan raises your anchor, you know the hunt has begun."
Huntress Capstan.png
Huntress Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Huntress "This capstan bears the name of the shipwright; a person or Trading Company called ‘Carrington’."
Imperial Sovereign Capstan.png
Imperial Sovereign Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a
Gold Hoarders 10
Imperial Sovereign "If one absolutely must manually wind one's anchor, let one do it in luxurious style."
Infinite Depths Capstan.png
Infinite Depths Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Infinite Depths "When climbing to the crow's nest, take care not to fall on this particular capstan."
Inky Kraken Capstan.png
Inky Kraken Capstan 110,250 Gold n/a n/a Inky Kraken "A capstan as pointy and dangerous as the Kraken itself!"
Islehopper Outlaw Capstan.png
Islehopper Outlaw Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Islehopper Outlaw "Those are load-bearing curlasses embedded in this rickety capstan. Pull hard enough, and the whole ship may fall apart."
Jack O' Looter Capstan.png
Jack O' Looter Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Jack O' Looter "Raising the anchor and setting sail for thievery needn't be restricted to a particular time of year."
King's Ransom Capstan.png
King's Ransom Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a King's Ransom "The artisan behind this prize piece would be horrified to see it hauling up a grimy old anchor."
Kraken Capstan.png
Kraken Capstan 69,550 Gold n/a
Kraken Hunter
Kraken Hunter emblem.png
Kraken Hunter
Defeat 1 Kraken
Kraken "A capstan as pointy and dangerous as the Kraken itself!"
Labyrinth Looter Capstan.png
Labyrinth Looter Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Labyrinth Looter "Pirates should be careful not to bring an open flame too close to this capstan if they don't want a fiery surprise."
LeChuck's Legacy Capstan.png
LeChuck's Legacy Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a LeChuck's Legacy "Better raise the anchor yourself. Some plans are too important to be messed up by amateurs."
Legendary Capstan.png
Legendary Capstan 69,550 Gold n/a
Pirate Legend
Pirate Legend emblem.png
Pirate Legend
Obtained from the Mysterious Stranger after reaching Level 50 in any three Trading Companies.
150
Sailor of Athena's Fortune
Sailor of Athena's Fortune emblem.png
Sailor of Athena's Fortune
Sail 1000 nautical miles on Athena's Fortune Voyages.
Grades:
  • 10
  • 75
  • 200
  • 500
  • 1,000
 miles
Legendary "When the anchor must be quickly raised, this legendary capstan will be praised."
Lionfish Capstan.png
Lionfish Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Lionfish "Elbows in when turning this elegant capstan - we can't guarantee those barbs aren't venomous."
Lodestar Capstan.png
Lodestar Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Lodestar "Look to the stars of this mesmerising capstan - they say: ’watch out for that giant rock up ahead’."
Lunar Festival Capstan.png
Lunar Festival Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Lunar Festival "A classy capstan to raise not just your anchor but the standard of your entire deck."
Mad Monkey Capstan.png
Mad Monkey Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Mad Monkey "Send your anchor plummeting to the ocean floor, without taking the rest of the ship along for the ride."
Maestro Capstan.png
Maestro Capstan 165,375 Gold n/a
The Artistic Souls
The Artistic Souls emblem.png
The Artistic Souls
Complete all Commendations within this collection. (5)
Maestro "Raising the anchor is always a little easier with a pleasant tune to work to."
Magpie's Glory Capstan.png
Magpie's Glory Capstan
n/a
n/a
Guardian tier in Athena's Fortune Emissary Ledger 4 times 4x
Magpie's Glory "The capstan of a ludicrously opulent ship, once commissioned by the Pirate Lord."
Magpie's Wing Capstan.png
Magpie's Wing Capstan 500,000 Gold n/a
Guardians of Fortune 140
Magpie's Wing "When the original was damaged by a Kraken, the Pirate Lord ordered this identical replacement."
Mandrake Capstan.png
Mandrake Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Mandrake "It's said that this flower takes 20 years to bloom, and the aroma could fell in elephant. Let's hope it doesn't happen during an anchor turn."
Masked Renegade Capstan.png
Masked Renegade Capstan
n/a
n/a
Keeper tier in Reaper's Bones Emissary Ledger 4 times 4x
Masked Renegade "Reapers often prefer to keep their anchor raised, leaving the capstan disused and dusty."
Mayhem Capstan.png
Mayhem Capstan
n/a
Time-limited roundel.png
n/a Mayhem "You'd swear that the clunks of this capstan sound like 'wub-wub-wub'."
Mercenary Capstan.png
Mercenary Capstan 50 Doubloons
Time-limited roundel.png
Seeking Stolen Power
Seeking Stolen Power emblem.png
Seeking Stolen Power
Complete a Dark Relic Voyage from each of the main three regions.
Mercenary "A steel anchor weighs heavy on this capstan, yet nothing weighs on your conscience."
Merchant Alliance Capstan.png
Merchant Alliance Capstan 69,550 Gold n/a
Merchant Alliance 55
Merchant Alliance "Daily capstan oiling will ensure that our clients are served without delays."
Merchant Ambassador Capstan.png
Merchant Ambassador Capstan
n/a
n/a
Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 4 times 4x
Merchant Ambassador "The spinning pegs of a capstan are like a ticking clock counting against your cargo."
Mutinous Fist Capstan.png
Mutinous Fist Capstan
n/a
Time-limited roundel.png
n/a Mutinous Fist "The rebels who made this capstan have a rule: everybody pushes, or nobody pushes."
Night Wulf Capstan.png
Night Wulf Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Night Wulf "You'll need to raise anchor rapidly should the Wulf come calling. Flight is your only option!"
Nightshine Parrot Capstan.png
Nightshine Parrot Capstan 110,250 Gold n/a n/a Nightshine Parrot "You'll soon be dancing the conga as you wind in your anchor."
Obsidian Capstan.png
Obsidian Capstan
Giveaways
n/a
Time-limited roundel.png
n/a Black Dog "Proud, ornate and somewhat threatening, this capstan belongs on a vessel of ill repute."
Ocean Crawler Capstan.png
Ocean Crawler Capstan 69,550 Gold n/a
Hoarder of Sapphire Mermaid Gems
Hoarder of Sapphire Mermaid Gems emblem.png
Hoarder of Sapphire Mermaid Gems
Ocean Crawler "Try not to get seasick while turning this oceanic capstan!"
Omen Capstan.png
Omen Capstan
n/a
Time-limited roundel.png
n/a Omen "Turn the cogs of this stout machine to raise anchor and fly like a phoenix into battle!"
Order of Souls Capstan.png
Order of Souls Capstan 69,550 Gold n/a
Order of Souls 55
Order of Souls "This capstan creaks like the bones of the dead returning to life..."
Paradise Garden Capstan.png
Paradise Garden Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Paradise Garden "May your ship be blessed by the aura of this legendary, cute and slightly scary bush beastie."
Parrot Capstan.png
Parrot Capstan 69,550 Gold n/a n/a Parrot "You'll soon be dancing the conga as you wind in your anchor."
Party Boat Capstan.png
Party Boat Capstan 69,550 Gold n/a
Master Cartographer
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Master Cartographer
Donate Treasure Stash maps to a Quest Board. (25 maps)
Grades:
  • 5
  • 10
  • 15
  • 20
  • 25
 maps
Party Boat "Never mind weighing anchor - you'll need to weigh yourself after so much delicious food!"
Prehistoric Plunderer Capstan.png
Prehistoric Plunderer Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Prehistoric Plunderer "The bones embedded in this ossified capstan make it look like a drill. Let's hope it doesn't bore a hole in the deck."
Ravenwood Capstan.png
Ravenwood Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Ravenwood "That very first Wanted note is a proud moment in a Ravenwood assassin's career."
Reaper's Bones Capstan.png
Reaper's Bones Capstan 69,550 Gold n/a
Reaper's Bones 60
Reaper's Bones "A heavy capstan, but the labour will make you stronger."
Relic of Darkness Capstan.png
Relic of Darkness Capstan
n/a
n/a
Chief tier in Order of Souls Emissary Ledger 4 times 4x
Relic of Darkness "Mystical foresight won't help you raise the anchor, only old-fashioned brute force."
Revenge of the Silver Blade Capstan.png
Revenge of the Silver Blade Capstan
n/a
n/a
Pearl in the Dark
Pearl in the Dark emblem.png
Pearl in the Dark
Legendary Commendation: Complete all commendations for 'The Sunken Pearl'.
Revenge of the Silver Blade "The Silver Blade has dropped her anchor for the last time. Make use of this aboard your own ship instead."
Rogue Sea Dog Capstan.png
Rogue Sea Dog Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a
Order of Souls 10
Rogue Sea Dog "More travelled than your usual capstan, built to withstand the trials of the Sea of Thieves!"
Rogue Tinkerer Capstan.png
Rogue Tinkerer Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Rogue Tinkerer "Working the capstan should be child's play for any pirate with a mind full of cogs and levers."
Royal Revenge Capstan.png
Royal Revenge Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Royal Revenge "The crew for another pair of hands to help with the capstan. This probably wasn’t what they had in mind."
Royal Sea Squirrel Capstan.png
Royal Sea Squirrel Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Royal Sea Squirrel "Spins around as easily as a leaping squirrel's tail, according to dubious drunken sightings."
Royal Sovereign Capstan.png
Royal Sovereign Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a
Gold Hoarders 10
Royal Sovereign "If one absolutely must manually wind one's anchor, let one do it in luxurious style."
Ruby Splashtail Capstan.png
Ruby Splashtail Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Ruby Splashtail "Pirates push their capstans harder when forced to look at yet another Splashtail."
Ruffian Sea Dog Capstan.png
Ruffian Sea Dog Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a
Order of Souls 10
Ruffian Sea Dog "More travelled than your usual capstan, built to withstand the trials of the Sea of Thieves!"
Sailor Capstan.png
Sailor Capstan
Default item
n/a
n/a n/a Sailor "Your basic capstan, three previous owners, 2,000 nautical miles travelled."
Sapphire Blade Capstan.png
Sapphire Blade Capstan
n/a
n/a n/a Sapphire Blade "A reliable anchor is vital when sailing into unknown waters, in case you need to change your mind!"
Sawbones Capstan.png
Sawbones Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Sawbones "Even thinking of the squeal of rusted metal this makes is enough to set your teeth on edge."
Scorched Forsaken Ashes Capstan.png
Scorched Forsaken Ashes Capstan 165,375 Gold n/a
Warsmith of the Flame
Warsmith of the Flame emblem.png
Warsmith of the Flame
Set fire to 10 Skeleton Ships with the Ashen Winds Skull
Scorched Forsaken Ashes "The most important part of the ship, when you realise you just dropped anchor in superheated water."
Scurvy Bilge Rat Capstan.png
Scurvy Bilge Rat Capstan 140,000 Gold n/a n/a Scurvy Bilge Rat "This capstan is sturdier than it looks, but the splinters are a nightmare."
Sea Dog Capstan.png
Sea Dog Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a
Order of Souls 10
Sea Dog "More travelled than your usual capstan, built to withstand the trials of the Sea of Thieves!"
Sea of Sands Capstan.png
Sea of Sands Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Sea of Sands "The sands of time slip by with each clunk of this capstan, so make haste to your next adventure!"
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Sea Serpent Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Sea Serpent "Long weeks under the sun may have bleached the skull white, but its teeth are as sharp as ever."
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Seared Forsaken Ashes Capstan 165,375 Gold n/a
Warsmith of the Flame
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Warsmith of the Flame
Set fire to 10 Skeleton Ships with the Ashen Winds Skull
Seared Forsaken Ashes "The most important part of the ship, when you realise you just dropped anchor in superheated water."
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Shark Hunter Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a n/a Shark Hunter "Unwind this when the hunt is over and you have a Megalodon meat feast to cook!"
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Shining Pegasus Capstan 199 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Shining Pegasus "Pushing this weighty capstan of marble and gold feels like undergoing 12 labours..."
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Shrouded Ghost Hunter Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Shrouded Ghost Hunter "A vicious capstan that is best used on a ship with a very tidy, dry, slip-free deck."
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Silver Blade Capstan
n/a
n/a n/a Silver Blade "A reliable anchor is vital when sailing into unknown water, in case you need to change your mind!"
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Silver Sepulchre Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Silver Sepulchre "In a world where monsters lurk in the shadows, you can never have too many stakes."
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Soaring Oracle Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Soaring Oracle "No crewmate of yours will shirk their anchor duty under the close scrutiny of this capstan carving."
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Soulflame Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Soulflame "This capstan is topped with ethereal fire. Try not to singe yourself when raising the anchor."
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Sovereign Capstan 49,000 Gold n/a
Gold Hoarders 10
Sovereign "If one absolutely must manually wind one's anchor, let one do it in luxurious style."
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Spartan Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Spartan "A well-oiled machine, not unlike the crew of fearless fighters that use it."
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Spring Blossom Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Spring Blossom "Even in rough weather and choppy seas, the pond atop this sacred capstan remains tranquil."
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Sting Tide Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Sting Tide "The crystalline patina of this capstan seems almost too fragile for the role it must fulfil."
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Stone Islehopper Outlaw Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Stone Islehopper Outlaw "Those are load-bearing cutlasses embedded in this rickety capstan. Don't pull too hard, the whole ship may fall apart."
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Stormfish Chaser Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Stormfish Chaser "Maybe relying on a weathervane for directions in a hurricane wasn't your brightest idea."
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Sunshine Parrot Capstan 165,375 Gold n/a
Legends of the Sea II
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Legends of the Sea II
Find Umbra's book on Crescent Isle, where Salty once rested.
Sunshine Parrot "You'll soon be dancing the conga as you wind in your anchor."
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Sweet Treat Capstan
n/a
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Season Nine96
Sweet Treat "If rich, creamy cocoa really did pour forth from this capstan, you might find more people willing to help with the anchor."
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The Killer Whale Capstan 2,800 Gold n/a
Hunter's Call 35
The Killer Whale "Based on the capstan that went down with The Killer Whale, let's hope this one is luckier."
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Thriving Wild Rose Capstan 165,375 Gold n/a
Always Yours
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Always Yours
Legendary Commendation: Complete all Commendations for 'Wild Rose'.
Thriving Wild Rose "Could this violet capstan result in love at first wind for the pirates who turn it?"
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Trapmaker's Capstan
n/a
n/a
The Trickster's Folly
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The Trickster's Folly
Legendary Commendation: Complete all Commendations for 'The Art of the Trickster'.
Standalone Cosmetics "This capstan was crafted by a notorious trapmaker. Do you really want to keep winding this thing?!"
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Tribute Peak Capstan
n/a
n/a
Marauder tier in Gold Hoarders Emissary Ledger 4 times 4x
Tribute Peak "Get the anchor raised and don't dawdle - time, as they say, is money..."
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Triumphant Sea Dog Capstan 69,550 Gold
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Sea Dog Captain
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Sea Dog Captain
Win 100 Contests with the Glorious Sea Dog Figurehead, Anchor, Wheel and Cannons equipped in The Arena
Grades:
  • 3
  • 10
  • 25
  • 50
  • 100
 contests
Triumphant Sea Dog "This smart-looking capstan befits a crew of disciplined, brave fighters... but it's yours now!"
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Twilight Hunter Capstan
n/a
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n/a Twilight Hunter "When this capstan raises your anchor, you know the hunt has begun."
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Unbroken Bonds Capstan 200,000 Gold n/a
Distinguished Guild Legend
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Distinguished Guild Legend
Complete 'Distinguished' Guild Commendations.
Grades:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
 commendations
Unbroken Bonds "Fashioned in teal with copper and white trimmings, this will have you raising anchor as a team!"
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Veil of the Ancients Capstan 500,000 Gold n/a
Pirate Legend
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Pirate Legend
Obtained from the Mysterious Stranger after reaching Level 50 in any three Trading Companies.
150
Athena's Fortune 25
Veil of the Ancients "A sturdy capstan topped off by an eternally burning flame. Don't scorch your fingers!"
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Venomous Kraken Capstan 165,375 Gold n/a
Legendary Kraken Hunter
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Legendary Kraken Hunter
Defeat 10 Krakens
Venomous Kraken "A capstan as pointy and dangerous as the Kraken itself!"
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Well-Travelled Trader Capstan
n/a
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Season Eleven13
Well-Travelled Trader "A little something you found on a far-flung adventure, adapted for the ceaseless travel of a trader."
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Wild Rose Capstan 50 Doubloons n/a n/a Wild Rose "Could this ruby-red capstan result in love at first wind for the pirates who turn it?"
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Wrecker Wrangler Capstan 349 Ancient Coins n/a n/a Wrecker Wrangler "If the anchor hits a Wrecker on the way down, great misfortune will befall you. If it's a Splashtail, don't worry."

Patch history

  • 2.6.0 (August 4, 2022)
    • A range of capstans have been updated to fix incorrectly rotated pegs when equipped on a Sloop.
  • 2.0.4 (June 19, 2019)
    • Damaging the Capstan – Direct hits to a ship’s capstan will no longer cause the capstan to drop, although it will continue to take damage.
  • 2.2.1 (August 17, 2021)
    • During the Trading Company onboarding, the Capstan prompt should reappear upon reaching the Island even after a player’s ship has sunk.
  • 2.0 (April 30, 2019)
    • Drop the Anchor – Targeting the capstan will drop the anchor and damage the capstan pegs. The pegs will need to be repaired before the anchor can be raised at the original speed.
  • 1.4.4 (March 6, 2019)
    • Resolved an issue where dropping your capstan did not function as expected and ships continued to move.
    • Players Left hand should no longer detach from the capstan.
  • 1.4.1 (December 12, 2018)
    • Resolved erroneous SFX on capstan.
  • 1.1.2 (June 13, 2018)
    • Players will no longer continue to endlessly hear the capstan audio upon visiting the Ferry.