Ashen Winds

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Through the treachery of Stitcher Jim and the efforts of all those pirates duped into helping him, Captain Flameheart has amassed the Tomes, Jewels and other ritual ingredients needed to raise up his most loyal followers as fiery Ashen Lords.

Ashen Winds is the name of the July 2020 Monthly Content Update, released on July 29, 2020. Ashen Winds introduces the new Ashen Winds (World Event) where Player Crews have to face Flameheart's Ashen Lords. The event rewards Crews with the Ashen Winds Skull Treasure Item that can also be used as a Weapon. Ashen Winds was preceded by the June 2020 Haunted Shores Content Update and followed by the September 2020 Vaults of the Ancients Content Update.

New Features

Ashen Winds World Event

Four new Skeleton Lords known as the Ashen Lords of Captain Flameheart enter the Sea of Thieves. They are being summoned as a part of a new Ashen Winds ritual signified by a massive fiery Tornado on the horizon. These Lords have various Fire based attacks, with the event rewarding players with various Devil's Roar variants of Treasure items as well as the new Ashen Winds Skull.

Ashen Winds Skull

Main article: Ashen Winds Skull

The new World Event also sees the introduction of a new Bounty Skull belonging to the Ashen Lords - the Ashen Winds Skull. This Skull can either be sold to the Order of Souls or Reaper's Bones for rewards, or used as a Flamethrower type weapon instead, which causes Fires in front of it. The Skull's crystals have a limited charge to them. Once the charge is depleted, the Skull can no longer be used and fetches a much lower reward.

New Events

Included in this update was the new Skull Sweep event in addition to the usual Daily Bounties and Gold Rush. It ended on August 19, 2020.

New Outpost Cosmetics

Five new Ashen Winds Set Cosmetics have been added as purchasable rewards for acquiring various Commendations related to the Ashen Lords and the Ashen Winds Skull

  • Sails of the Ashen Winds - 49,000 Gold | Requires the "Hunter of the Ashen Winds" Commendation to unlock for purchase
  • Grimm’s Bane Tattoo - 12,150 Gold | Requires the "Hunter of Captain Grimm" Commendation to unlock for purchase
  • Chi’s Bane Tattoo - 12,150 Gold | Requires the "Hunter of Warden Chi" Commendation to unlock for purchase
  • Ruth’s Bane Tattoo - 12,150 Gold | Requires the "Hunter of Red Ruth" Commendation to unlock for purchase
  • Horatio’s Bane Tattoo - 12,150 Gold | Requires the "Hunter of Old Horatio" Commendation to unlock for purchase

New Black Market Cosmetics

Main article: Black Market

Duke is holed up at the tavern waiting for the chaos on the Sea of Thieves to blow over, but he hasn’t forgotten to source some new wares in exchange for pirates’ hard-earned gold and Doubloons…

Desirables for Doubloons

This month, players will have to put aside 140 Doubloons if they want to buy all the new items from the Black Market.

Fearless Bone Crusher Equipment

Goodies for Gold

This month, players will have to put aside 120,840‬ Gold to buy everything new from the Black Market.

Nightshine Parrot Equipment

New Emporium Items

Counting Bundles, players will have to put aside a total of 3,942‬ Ancient Coins to purchase everything new added to the Emporium this month.


New Collector’s Pets

These pets were afflicted by the Ashen Curse, so we suggest fireproofing their favourite perches.

  • Ashen Curse Marmoset - 649 Ancient Coins | A magical fire burns within this Marmoset, but it's still cursed with cuteness too.
  • Ashen Curse Macaw - 649 Ancient Coins | Touched by the fires of The Devil's Roar, this Macaw definitely has the brightest crest.
  • Ashen Curse Ragamuffin - 649 Ancient Coins | Nobody wants their cat to shed, but even more so when the cat is all ash and bone beneath.

New Pet Outfits

Kraken Outfits for Cats


Mau Kraken Outfit Bundle

This bundle includes a Mau cat and a Kraken outfit - this cat is not afraid of a little water!

Parrots Aplenty Bundle

For a bargain price, own there charming parrots and three proudly presented Admiral outfits!

Monkey Madness Bundle

For a bargain price, own three cute monkeys and three rugged but dashing Kraken outfits for them!


  • Heel Click Emote - Ancient Coins | Time-limited Price | Jump for joy and show a little extra style at the same time!

Character Emotes Bundle

This bundle contains eight emotes based on the mannerisms of popular Sea of Thieves characters.

Storytelling Emotes Bundle

These six emotes show your pirate in conversation or relating an exciting tale to their crew!

  • Total Bundle Cost - 749 Ancient Coins
  • Bragging Story Emote - 149 Ancient Coins | Now you can get into your stride and really impress your crew.
  • Angry Story Emote - 149 Ancient Coins | Go on, get it all off your chest with this angry rant.
  • My Story Emote - 149 Ancient Coins | Share your story with some idle chatter.
  • Happy Story Emote - 149 Ancient Coins | A pirate with a happy tale to share has probably just stolen something huge.
  • Frantic Story Emote - 149 Ancient Coins | This story is fraught with panic! Better pour a few grogs first.
  • Sad Story Emote - 149 Ancient Coins | Every pirate has a sad story now and then; after all, worse things happen at sea.

Commendations, Achievements & Titles

Ashen Winds Commendations

Bilge Rats Commendations: The Ashen Lords are Flameheart's most powerful pirates - dare you face them in combat?


The following are all the new Titles made available:

Title Requirement
Banisher of the Flame Defeat 25 Ashen Lords (Banisher of the Flame Commendation).
Warsmith of the Flame Set fire to 10 Skeleton Ships with the Ashen Winds Skull (Warsmith of the Flame Commendation).


New Achievements can be unlocked by progressing through the new in-game Commendations. A total of 40 gamerscore is available to earn from this update, and these achievements will remain in the game indefinitely.

  • Hunter of Captain Grimm [10G]
  • Hunter of Red Ruth [10G]
  • Hunter of Old Horatio [10G]
  • Hunter of Warden Chi [10G]