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The Chainshot is a resource item that is used as a specialized Cannon ammunition meant for dealing heavy damage to specific parts of a Ship.

Where to find

Every Ship starts out with an initial stock of 2 Chainshot stashed in each of the Ship's Cannonball Barrels. Additional Chainshot can be found in Resource Barrels (especially Cannonball Barrels), Storage Crates and Rowboat Chests all over The Sea of Thieves. Chainshot can also be unloaded from previously loaded Cannons.


Like any Cannonball, Chainshot is mainly used as ammunition for loading up and shooting with Cannons. Chainshot needs to be loaded inside an empty Cannon before it can be used as ammunition.

Once a Cannon is loaded, the player can manually aim the cannon with Directional keys and then Shoot the Chainshot with the Primary Use key. Chainshot is fired at a lower arc than regular Cannonballs and do minor damage to the Hull of a Ship. However, when a Chainshot hits a Mast, Wheel or Capstan of the Ship, those parts will immediately break, making it useful for impeding a Ship's mobility instead of damaging the hull.

The exception to this rule is the Mast of the Sloop, which only receives two points of damage instead of the three required to cause it to fall over. One additional point of damage is required to completely destroy the Mast of a Sloop.

They are usable in Cannons located on every Ship, Skeleton Ship, Cannon Rowboat, and most Forts or Large Islands.


  • Up to 5 Chainshot can be held in a player's inventory at one time.
  • A single Chainshot can be loaded into any Cannon, signified by a fuse appearing on the back of the Cannon.
  • Up to 99 Chainshot can be stored in one storage space of a Barrel at a time. A single Ship's Cannonball Barrel can carry up to 3 pages worth (i.e. 4752) of Chainshots.
  • Up to 20 Chainshot can be stored in one storage space of the Rowboat Chest. A single Rowboat's Chest can carry a maximum of 2 pages worth (i.e. 640) of Chainshots.
  • Up to 99 Chainshot can be stored in one storage space of a Storage Crate. A single Storage Crate can carry up to 1782 Chainshots.

In-game description

Small cannonballs chained together, which wrap around masts, wheels and capstans to tear them apart!