The Flintlock Pistol, often simply referred to as Pistol or Flintlock, is a general-purpose weapon in Sea of Thieves.
The Flintlock Pistol fires a single shot effective at short to medium range. The Flintlock can fire a total of 5 shots before it has to be fully reloaded at an Ammo Chest or Ammo Pouch. It has more range and precision than the Blunderbuss, and also better close-range target acquisition than Eye of Reach, making it a well-rounded weapon. However, it lacks the high damage of both of its competitors. The Flintlock fires a fast-moving projectile in an arc, requiring players to account for bullet drop and velocity when firing at longer ranges. The main benefit of the Flintlock Pistol is its low reload time compared to other weapons and a steady accuracy when hip-firing. A single Flintlock shot does 55% of damage, taking just two hits to kill a player. A basic Skeleton takes just one shot to be killed, a Bounty Voyage or Skeleton Fort Skeleton 2-3 shots and an Athena's Fortune Voyage Skeleton 3-5 shots. A Sapphire Cursed Mermaid Statue takes 5 Pistol shots to kill.
All new players are equipped with a basic Sailor Pistol by default, other aesthetic versions are available for purchase at the Weaponsmith's Shop.
|Admiral Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||n/a||Admiral||"A noble weapon that will serve you admirably during your distinguished pirating career."|
|Ancient Flintlock||Athena's Fortune Shop||67,850||Veil of the Ancients||"There's more than one way for pirates to enter the Sea of the Damned... and a good pistol is one of them."|
|Aristocrat Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||75||n/a||Aristocrat||"Gleaming decorations make this the fanciest flintlock around."|
|Azure Ocean Crawler Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||13,400||Azure Ocean Crawler||"After being hit by this pistol, the enemy will feel decidedly shell-shocked."|
|Barrel Bombardier Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Barrel Bombardier||"Don't worry about the bombs decorating this pistol, we're almost certain they've been deactivated."|
|Bilge Rat Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||n/a||Bilge Rat||"This previously owned pistol comes with a two hour or two shot guarantee, whichever occurs first."|
|Bleakheart Banshee Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Bleakheart Banshee||"Cunningly refurbished with a candlestick claimed from the same ill-fated manor house. Pirates waste nothing."|
|Bone Crusher Pistol||Duke||15||n/a||Bone Crusher||"A bone-handled pistol. Death begets more death!"|
|Castaway Bilge Rat Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||n/a||Castaway Bilge Rat||"This previously owned pistol comes with a two hour or two shot guarantee, whichever occurs first."|
|Ceremonial Admiral Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||Ceremonial Admiral||"A noble weapon that will serve you admirably during your distinguished pirating career."|
|Crimson Crypt Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Crimson Crypt||"Be careful not to cut your fingers while handling this bat-winged pistol - who knows what curse you might unleash…"|
|Cronch Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Cronch||"Could be useful in a standoff - people will think you're trying to bluff them."|
|Cultured Aristocrat Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||127,575||Cultured Aristocrat||"Gleaming decorations make this the fanciest flintlock around."|
|Cursed Ferryman Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Cursed Ferryman||"You’re not imagining it - there’s definitely something fishy about this pistol…"|
|Cutthroat Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Cutthroat||"The favoured pistol of an infamous duellist, this spiked sidearm earned them a strea of supreme victories."|
|Dark Adventurers Pistol||Athena's Fortune Shop||2,551,500||Dark Adventurers||"Pirate Legends will know how to make every last shot from this pricey pistol count."|
|Dark Warsmith Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Dark Warsmith||"When pirates talk about 'the heat of battle', they may be referring to this fiery flintlock."|
|Dawn Hunter Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||127,575||Dawn Hunter||"Take out your enemies from a distance. They'll never see you coming."|
|Deep Ocean Crawler Flintlock||Weaponsmith's Shop||85,050||n/a||Deep Ocean Crawler||"After being hit by this pistol, the enemy will feel decidedly shell-shocked."|
|Eastern Winds Jade Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||127,575||n/a||Eastern Winds Jade||"The twin dragons that decorate this pistol's barrel look like they're breathing fire with every shot."|
|Eastern Winds Sapphire Pistol||Twitch Drops||
|n/a||Eastern Winds Sapphire||"The twin dragons that decorate this pistol's barrel look like they're breathing fire with every shot."|
|Ebon Flintlock Pistol||Twitch Drops||
|n/a||Black Dog||"The chosen gun of Deadly Daley, but she did have arms like mainmasts to lift its heavy ebony handle."|
|Eternal Freedom Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Eternal Freedom||"Not just a handy weapon in a fight, this pistol is ideal for startling michievous cursed monkeys."|
|Fates of Fortune Pistol||General Clothing Shop||200,000||Fates of Fortune||"Don’t get so distracted by all the lustrous gold that you forget to pull the trigger"|
|Fearless Bone Crusher Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||75||n/a||Fearless Bone Crusher||"A bone-handled pistol. Death begets more death!"|
|n/a||Ferryman||"Once able to fire ten shots without reloading until the Pirate Lord deemed it unfair."|
|Festival of Giving Flintlock||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Festival of Giving||"Doubles as a bell to jingle while singing festive shanties in the tavern."|
|Flamingo Pistol||Season Three||
|n/a||Standalone Cosmetics||"You could try standing on one leg while firing this flintlock, but it's not recommended."|
|Forsaken Ashes Flintlock||Duke||15||Forsaken Ashes||"They'll be eating hot lead after a shot from this pistol."|
|Frostbite Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||127,575||Frostbite||"Does it still count as the heat of battle when it's freezing cold? At least you know this pistol won't ice up on you."|
|Frozen Horizon Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Frozen Horizon||"Prove you're a cold-blooded killer by wielding this wintry weapon in combat."|
|Ghost Pistol||Athena's Fortune Shop||67,850||Ghost||"Pull the trigger to make more ghosts."|
|Gilded Phoenix Pistol||Armoury||
|n/a||Gilded Phoenix||"Any more gold and this pistol could blind the enemy with its glare as well as being deadly."|
|Glorious Sea Dog Flintlock Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||13,400||Glorious Sea Dog||"A classic weapon for duels and contests of skill. Master this and all else will follow."|
|Gold Hoarders Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||255,150||Gold Hoarders||"Sacrificing two precious emeralds in the making of this pistol can't have been easy for the Gold Hoarders."|
|Golden Nile Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Golden Nile||"A pistol forged by unknown hands in a distant land. Who knows what its true history be?"|
|Grand Admiral Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||n/a||Grand Admiral||"A noble weapon that will serve you admirably during your distinguished pirating career."|
|Graveyard Gladiator Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Graveyard Gladiator||"Adapted to match the costume after other gladiators made unnecessarily scathing fashion comments."|
|Guardian Ghost Pistol||Athena's Fortune Shop||67,850||Guardian Ghost||"Pull the trigger to make more ghosts."|
|Hunter Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||n/a||Hunter||"Simple and effective, a no-nonsense instrument of death."|
|Imperial Sovereign Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||n/a||Imperial Sovereign||"Does it work? We're not sure, but just look at that wonderfully ornate trigger."|
|Infinite Depths Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Infinite Depths||"Despite whatever legends you might have heard, holding down the trigger won't make your shots any stronger."|
|Inky Kraken Flintlock Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||85,050||n/a||Inky Kraken||"A wicked Kraken flintlock, sure to invoke the same sense of impending death as the beast itself."|
|Islehopper Outlaw Pistol||Pirate Emporium||149||n/a||Islehopper Outlaw||"Stealth is not in the vocabulary of the vandals who wield this luminous pistol. Neither is much else, to be honest."|
|Jack O' Looter Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Jack O' Looter||"If you're facing a thorny problem, try a little wildness in your choice of weapon."|
|Kraken Flintlock Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||13,400||n/a||Kraken||"A wicked Kraken flintlock, sure to invoke the same sense of impending death as the beast itself."|
|Labyrinth Looter Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Labyrinth Looter||"At least if you miss, you still have the option of trying to hit your opponent with this pistol's horns."|
|Legendary Flintlock||Athena's Fortune Shop||9,450||Legendary||"Ornate and precise is this deadly gun, in your skilled hands it's also great fun."|
|Legendary Fortune Pistol||Athena's Fortune Shop||9,450||Legendary Fortune||"Ornate and precise is this deadly gun, in your skilled hands it's also great fun."|
|Legendary Spirit Pistol||Emissary Ledger||
|2x||Legendary Spirit||"Pull the trigger to make more ghosts."|
|Lionfish Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Lionfish||"Don't be bamboozled by this kaleidoscopic pistol - you'll be seeing black if you end up on the wrong end of it."|
|Lodestar Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Lodestar||"The weaponsmith took the brief of ’shooting stars’ quite literally for this stellar sidearm."|
|Lunar Festival Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Lunar Festival||"The leather grip won't help your aim, but it will stop you spoiling the impact by dropping it."|
|Mandrake Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Mandrake||"Botanists are absolutely entranced by this palnt-based pistol. Some are already trying to grow their own armaments."|
|Masked Renegade Pistol||Emissary Ledger||
|5x||Masked Renegade||"Take on the Trading Companies and bring an end to their tyranny, one shot at a time..."|
|Mercenary Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||n/a||Mercenary||"Grabbin' Garner, king of the mercenaries, was known to fire solid gold shot from one of these."|
|Merchant Ambassador Pistol||Emissary Ledger||
|5x||Merchant Ambassador||"Duels are a waste of time and resources. Sometimes, however, needs must..."|
|Night Wulf Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Night Wulf||"This pistol's vine-like design mirrors the dark jungle where it was rumored to be found. Spare a thought for its savaged ex-owner."|
|Nightshine Parrot Flintlock||Weaponsmith's Shop||85,050||n/a||Nightshine Parrot||"A flintlock with flourish! Ever seen a parrot spit lead?"|
|Ocean Crawler Flintlock Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||13,400||n/a||Ocean Crawler||"After being hit by this pistol, the enemy will feel decidedly shell-shocked."|
|Order of Souls Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||200,000||Order of Souls||"It's said that this pistol can predict your future: it involves shooting many, many skeletons."|
|Parrot Flintlock||Weaponsmith's Shop||13,400||n/a||Parrot||"A flintlock with flourish! Ever seen a parrot spit lead?"|
|Party Boat Flintlock||Weaponsmith's Shop||13,400||Party Boat||"A pistol shaped like a firework rocket that's sure to leave your opponents seeing stars."|
|Pistol of Sunken Sorrow||Armoury||
|Sunken Sorrow||"Whether under the sea or climbing the highest mountain, it pays to have a trusty pistol at your side."|
|Pistol of the Ashen Dragon||Weaponsmith's Shop||13,400||Ashen Dragon||"Sparks are sure to fly once this fiery pistol is drawn."|
|Pistol of the Bristling Barnacle||Weaponsmith's Shop||127,575||Bristling Barnacle||"This barnacle-encrusted pistol has sent many pirates to a watery grave."|
|Pistol of the Damned||Season Eight||
|n/a||Damned||"Weapons are generally forbidden aboard the Ferry, so this pistol is practically unused. Until now..."|
|Pistol of the Silent Barnacle||Weaponsmith's Shop||127,575||The Silent Barnacle||"This barnacle-encrusted pistol has sent many pirates to a watery grave."|
|Pistol of the Wailing Barnacle||Duke||15||n/a||Wailing Barnacle||"This barnacle-encrusted pistol has sent many pirates to a watery grave."|
|Prehistoric Plunderer Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Prehistoric Plunderer||"Sudds claims that a meteor strike may have been what wiped out the dinosaurs. Help them get revenge by ﬁring a tiny metal one at your enemies."|
|Reaper's Heart Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Reaper's Heart||"There is a fine line between love and hate. Shooting someone tends to clarify things."|
|Relic of Darkness Pistol||Emissary Ledger||
|5x||Relic of Darkness||"Created by the Order to shatter skeletons, but it works just as well against any other foe."|
|Rogue Sea Dog Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||Rogue Sea Dog||"It's design has remained stubbornly unchanged since the first pirate sailed into the Sea of Thieves."|
|Rogue Tinkerer Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Rogue Tinkerer||"A pistol once owned by a pirate who clearly had a low boredom threshold."|
|Royal Revenge Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Royal Revenge||"A weapon said to have been owned by a particularly cruel, not to mention hirsute, pirate captain."|
|Royal Sovereign Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||Royal Sovereign||"Does it work? We're not sure, but just look at that wonderfully ornate trigger."|
|Ruffian Sea Dog Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||n/a||Ruffian Sea Dog||"It's design has remained stubbornly unchanged since the first pirate sailed into the Sea of Thieves."|
|n/a||Sailor||"Comes with a guarantee that you will not find a more unremarkable looking pistol than this."|
|Sapphire Blade Pistol||Insider Programme||
|n/a||Sapphire Blade||"The unknown reaches of the world hold unknown foes, too. Go prepared."|
|Scorched Forsaken Ashes Flintlock||Weaponsmith's Shop||13,400||Scorched Forsaken Ashes||"They'll be eating hot lead after a shot from this pistol."|
|Scurvy Bilge Rat Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||27,000||n/a||Scurvy Bilge Rat||"This previously owned pistol comes with a two hour or two shot guarantee, whichever occurs first."|
|Sea Dog Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||n/a||Sea Dog||"It's design has remained stubbornly unchanged since the first pirate sailed into the Sea of Thieves."|
|Sea of Sands Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Sea of Sands||"With a pistol like this, you can make your own fortune and fate."|
|Sea Serpent Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Sea Serpent||"This small and easily hidden weapon is ideal for getting in close to your prey."|
|Seared Forsaken Ashes Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||13,400||Seared Forsaken Ashes||"They'll be eating hot lead after a shot from this pistol."|
|Shining Pegasus Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Shining Pegasus||"Send your opponent's soul to the Underwurlde with a lethal shot from this pistol."|
|Silver Blade Flintlock Pistol||
|n/a||Silver Blade||"The unknown reaches of the world hold unknown foes, too. Go prepared."|
|Soaring Oracle Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Soaring Oracle||"Sometimes you just have to make do, and when you're missing a pistol barrel, a repurposed flute will do in a pinch."|
|Soulflame Pistol||Athena's Fortune Shop||500,000||Soulflame||"The ghostly light shining from this pistol's barrel makes for a seriously scary sidearm."|
|Sovereign Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||9,450||n/a||Sovereign||"Does it work? We're not sure, but just look at that wonderfully ornate trigger."|
|Sunshine Parrot Flintlock||Weaponsmith's Shop||127,575||Sunshine Parrot||"A flintlock with flourish! Ever seen a parrot spit lead?"|
|Thriving Wild Rose Pistol||General Clothing Shop||127,575||Thriving Wild Rose||"The elegant personal pistol of Wild Rose, responsible for many a visit to the Ferryman."|
|Tribute Peak Pistol||Emissary Ledger||
|5x||Tribute Peak||"This precious pistol may actually be worth more than the treasure you'll take while using it."|
|Triumphant Sea Dog Flintlock Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||57,620||Triumphant Sea Dog||"A classic weapon for duels and contests of skill. Master this and all else will follow."|
|Twilight Hunter Pistol||Twitch Drops||
|n/a||Twilight Hunter||"Simple and effective, a no-nonsense instrument of death."|
|Venomous Kraken Flintlock Pistol||Weaponsmith's Shop||127,575||Venomous Kraken||"A wicked Kraken flintlock, sure to invoke the same sense of impending death as the beast itself."|
|Wild Rose Flintlock||Weaponsmith's Shop||75||n/a||Wild Rose||"The elegant personal pistol of Wild Rose, responsible for many a visit to the Ferryman."|
|Wrecker Wrangler Pistol||Pirate Emporium||249||n/a||Wrecker Wrangler||"Fish for a compliment before ﬁring. If it's a good one, consider giving your target a five-second headstart."|
- When aiming down sights the Flintlock will fire at the center of the player's view, which may not align with the sights of most pistols.
- The best aligned sights for the center of the screen belong to the Mercenary Pistol, Sea Dog Pistol, and the two pistol's respective recolors.
- 2.4.1 (January 20, 2022)
- Improvements have been made to how hit detection calculates bullets affected by gravity, providing a small improvement to hit registration for the Flintlock when firing at medium to long-distance targets.
- Players who are Sleeping will now consistently take damage from Flintlock shots.
- 2.4.0 (December 2, 2021)
- Following navigation through the Tunnels of the Damned, Flintlocks now correctly display their bullet trails.
- 2.0.8 (October 16, 2019)
- ADS can now be buffered, and properly initiates following a sprint.
- Projectile VFX should no longer pass through walls when fired at close range.
- 1.4.5 (March 20, 2019)
- Wielding Weapons – The forced firing delay has been removed when wielding a gun after sprinting or undocking, allowing players to fire sooner. The forced firing delay when switching weapons still remains to prevent fast switching and firing between guns.
- 1.4.3 (February 6, 2019)
- Double-Gun Switching – The Flintlock has new wield animations and enforce a delay when equipping and switching between weapons.
- Weapon Reload Improvements – The Flintlock now reloads the moment the hammer is pulled. This allows players to sprint sooner when reloading without restarting the animation.
- Weapon Damage Falloff – Bullet damage no longer decreases over distance.
- Weapon Knock back – Flintlock shots will no longer apply knockback to enemies hit.
- 1.3.0 (September 27, 2018)
- The animation for reloading the pistol will now appear consistently.
- 1.0.7 (May 15, 2018)
- Flintlock Pistol - New sound effects for close fire and reloading the Flintlock Pistol.
- First Release (March 20, 2018)