Sea of Thieves’ Kraken is one of the most formidable enemies you’ll face on the open seas.
The kraken will only spawn if the map does not have any clouds. You can increase the chances of an encounter by sailing in deep water when there is no Skeleton Fort skull cloud or Skeleton Fleet ship cloud visible in the sky.
How to Find the Kraken in Sea of Thieves
The kraken is a random encounter in Sea of Thieves that cannot be found in any single location. As a result, you cannot go to a specific spot and look for the kraken, you must let it find you. Unlike the storms that swirl around the map and can be seen from a distance, the Kraken won’t be noticed until it’s already rising.
Like Megalodon and Skeleton Ships, the Kraken is an “emergent threat” that attacks ships as they sail through deep water. Regardless of whether your ship is a sloop, brigantine, or galleon, you will instantly recognize the kraken when the water around it turns black. Some pets start talking as the kraken appears
When the kraken spawns, you can use a nifty trick to predict when it will appear, if not who it will attack. If you want to increase your chances of encountering it to complete related Commendations, or if you want to actively avoid encountering it for whatever reason, this can be useful.
Basically, the kraken will only spawn if no cloud event is active on the map. You can increase your odds of an encounter by sailing in deep water when there is no Skeleton Fort skull cloud or Skeleton Fleet ship cloud visible. On the other hand, if you want to avoid it, only head out into the water when either cloud is visible.
It’s trivially easy to complete on a sloop if you understand the basics, – tentacles have a significantly lower health and do significantly less damage – and can be completed in minutes if you’re playing solo.
The kraken’s inky water will drastically reduce your ship’s speed (and will cause damage to pirates who fall into it). During the encounter, your vessel will continue to move forward. So, if you’re actively trying to defeat the creature, you might want to lower your anchor at the first sign of it to avoid drifting outside its area of attack during the battle. In this case, you can simply about-face and rejoin the attack by sailing back into the water.
Secondly, multiple emergent creatures can spawn simultaneously in the same region; if you’re unlucky, you may encounter a kraken, skeleton ship, and megalodon at the same time. Despite this, do not panic and remember that both the megalodon and kraken will attack skeleton ships and vice versa, meaning NPCs will help you during battle as long as you don’t attack them.
Divide Up Duties to Slay It
During the kraken fight, your crew mates will determine how duties are divided. In general, one person should mann the cannons and another should work on repairs below deck.In general, one person should mann the cannons and another should work on repairs below deck. When working on bigger ships, repairers should prioritize patching up holes first and bailing out water second – bailing water is also a good way to stall if you run out of wooden planks and need someone else to arrive and deliver a few. Sloops accumulate water slowly enough below deck that it is possible to simply bail out water and then patch up once the fight is over.
In order to defeat the kraken, larger crews should remain flexible, shifting between attacking, repairing, and steering as needed. It helps to have one player designated as a task assigner on Sea of Thieves, since communication and crew coordination are key. During a Kraken attack, that player should also keep an eye out for enemy vessels, as you don’t want to find yourself unprepared during a PvP encounter. Teaming up is a great way to complete all curses in sea of thieves as well
How to Kill Kraken Sea of Thieves
When the encounter begins, the kraken’s tentacles will emerge from the water, allowing you to attack with cannons and ranged weapons right away. It is possible to attack any tentacle poking vertically out of the water, although targeting those closer to your ship is obviously easier. You can do more damage by focusing on the open mouths at the tip of each tentacle.
There are three types of attacks the Kraken initiates periodically, so you should learn how to read the tells and prepare accordingly.
One tentacle is trying to grab a crew member from the ship and suck him into its maw by rushing wind. You should IMMEDIATELY stop what you are doing and head below deck until the sound subsides. Once a crew member is hoovered off the ship, they should use their sword to attack the tentacle until they’re thrown into the inky water. A well-aimed shot of the harpoon at the front of the vessel can also be used to librate them, or they can even be hoisted back on board. Crew members on a rowboat can also be targeted by this suction attack.
When a tentacle dives underwater and resurfaces close to the side of the boat in a tight arc, the kraken is preparing to ram it. You’ll have to realign your cannons quickly, using the wheel if necessary to adjust your angle if the boat spins on its axis.
As a result of the attack, there will be a large number of holes in your vessel’s lower deck. Prepare for rapid repairs by having as many crew members as possible head down.
Grab Ship Attack
Lastly, the kraken may wrap its tentacles completely around the ship’s hull. Depending on a number of factors, this can prevent movement between upper and lower decks, which is why larger crews should always keep one member below deck on repair duties – failing to do so can rapidly sink the ship.
This tentacle is much easier to remove than it seems. Look for the second tentacle on either side of the ship standing vertically with its mouth wide open, and unload as much damage as you can on it. As soon as the tentacles loosen their grip, the fight can resume.
In order to banish the kraken back to the depths, you’ll need to defeat 2-3 tentacles on a sloop, 5-6 on a brigantine, and 7-8 on a galleon.