Banjo

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Banjo
Banjo.png
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Type Equipment
Location Equipment Chest

The Banjo is an Instrument that Players can use to play Shanties with in Sea of Thieves.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Every Player Pirate acquires a Banjo during their Maiden Voyage, which they can use at any time during their adventures on The Sea of Thieves. The Banjo can be accessed from the Equipment Radial Menu. The Cosmetic design of the Player's Banjo can be switched at Equipment Chests. These designs can be purchased from Equipment Shops and only change the visual appearance of the Instrument.

Banjos have one Interaction, which is to play Music! Players can take out any Instrument to start playing a Sea Shanty. The Shanty will play as long as the Player holds down the button. If a player lets go of the button and holds it down again, another Shanty will play from the start. Other Player Pirates can join in on the Shanty with instruments of their own. The first Pirate to start playing a Shanty will be the lead Instrument, playing the melody of the song. Other Pirates will then play backing to the lead instrument. When the Lead Instrument player lets go of the button, they will give the lead Instrument to another Player, who will then play the melody instead. Once the previous lead player starts playing again, they will then play backing instead.

Players will start to play out of tune if they are drunk with Grog. Instruments also sound muffled if Players are using them below water.

Players can acquire the Shanty of Legends from the Mysterious Stranger once they achieve the status of Pirate Legend. With the shanty, they can use their Instruments to play the tune in front of the stairs of any Tavern to gain access to the Athena's Fortune Hideout.

Variants[edit | edit source]

All new players are equipped with a basic Sailor Banjo by default. Other versions are available for purchase from the Equipment Shop.

Name Shop Cost Rep Set In-game description
Aristocrat Banjo Black Market 30 Doubloon.png
n/a Aristocrat "The banjo is a rather drab instrument, but this one has been ornately upgraded to suit your tastes."
Banjo of Plenty Pirate Emporium 249 AncientCoin.png
n/a Festival of Plenty "Join The Hunter’s Call in being thankful for the bounty provided by the Sea of Thieves."
Fearless Bone Crusher Banjo Black Market 30 Doubloon.png
n/a Fearless Bone Crusher "Crafted from the bones of the dead, this has a decidedly hollow twang."
Gilded Phoenix Banjo Equipment Chest Gold.png
n/a Gilded Phoenix "This banjo is so artfully crafted, you could just hum and people would stop to watch you perform."
Mercenary Banjo Black Market 30 Doubloon.png
n/a Mercenary "Banjo playing hardens the fingers, just as mercenary work hardens the soul."
Wild Rose Banjo Black Market 25 Doubloon.png
n/a Wild Rose "A pretty banjo that would be ideal for a little moonlight serenade."
Obsidian Banjo Equipment Chest Gold.png
n/a Black Dog "This black banjo hides well in shadow, allowing for a rather unsettling musical ambush."
Sailor Banjo n/a Gold.png
n/a Sailor "You won’t impress anyone at shanty practice with this, but at least you showed up."
Silver Blade Banjo Equipment Chest Gold.png
n/a Silver Blade "A finely-crafted instrument purchased by the wealthy owner of the Silver Blade, who was wise enough not to try playing it."
Admiral Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
n/a Admiral "Strum a nice, nautical ditty to boost morale among your sterling crew."
Bilge Rat Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
n/a Bilge Rat "A plucky old banjo, mostly held together with spit and good intentions."
Bone Crusher Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
n/a Bone Crusher "Crafted from the bones of the dead, this has a decidedly hollow twang."
Castaway Bilge Rat Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
n/a Castaway Bilge Rat "A plucky old banjo, mostly held together with spit and good intentions."
Ceremonial Admiral Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
n/a Ceremonial Admiral "Strum a nice, nautical ditty to boost morale among your sterling crew."
Grand Admiral Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
41 Grand Admiral "Strum a nice, nautical ditty to boost morale among your sterling crew."
Hunter Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
n/a Hunter "Play a banjo right and it can sound surprisingly intimidating… especially on an isolated island."
Imperial Sovereign Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
n/a Imperial Sovereign "Apparently this rather common instrument is now all the rage in high society."
Rogue Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
41 Rogue Sea Dog "A banjo for the salt of the earth - sturdy, simple and tuned to perfection."
Royal Sovereign Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
41 Royal Sovereign "Apparently this rather common instrument is now all the rage in high society."
Ruffian Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
n/a Ruffian Sea Dog "A banjo for the salt of the earth - sturdy, simple and tuned to perfection."
Scurvy Bilge Rat Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
n/a Scurvy Bilge Rat "A plucky old banjo, mostly held together with spit and good intentions."
Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
n/a Sea Dog "A banjo for the salt of the earth - sturdy, simple and tuned to perfection."
Sovereign Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold.png
n/a Sovereign "Apparently this rather common instrument is now all the rage in high society."
Glorious Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 4,000 Gold.png
n/a Glorious Sea Dog "Shame you can’t duel with banjos. Right…?"
Banjo of the Ashen Dragon Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold.png
n/a Ashen Dragon "Strum a tune on this flaming banjo and soon you'll have everyone dancing like the deck's on fire!"
Forsaken Ashes Banjo Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold.png
n/a Forsaken Ashes "Pluck this banjo fast enough and it'll be as hot as the Devil's Roar itself."
Kraken Banjo Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold.png
n/a Kraken "For Kraken vanquishers who also enjoy some rustic tunes, obviously."
Legendary Banjo Athena's Fortune Shop 4,950 Gold.png
Requires Legendary Reputation Level (50 Reputation Levels each in three of the following companies: Gold Hoarder, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls, The Hunter's Call, Sea Dogs and Reaper's Bones) Legendary "Even tone-deaf Legends can strum this banjo, then soon the shanties will flow!"
Ocean Crawler Banjo Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold.png
n/a Ocean Crawler "Resonating through this crusty shell, your shanties will surely call to the creatures of the deep."
Parrot Banjo Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold.png
n/a Parrot "This colourful instrument is perfect for serenading your favourite parrot."
Triumphant Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 17,200 Gold.png
n/a Triumphant Sea Dog "Shame you can't duel with banjos. Right...?"
Ghost Banjo Athena's Fortune Shop 24,995 Gold.png
16 Ghost "Gone but not forgotten, banjo fans can play this for all eternity."
Deep Ocean Crawler Banjo Black Market 31,500 Gold.png
n/a Deep Ocean Crawler "Resonating through this crusty shell, your shanties will surely call to the creatures of the deep."
Inky Kraken Banjo Black Market 31,500 Gold.png
n/a Inky Kraken "For Kraken vanquishers who also enjoy some rustic tunes, obviously."
Nightshine Parrot Banjo Black Market 31,500 Gold.png
n/a Nightshine Parrot "This colourful instrument is perfect for serenading your favourite parrot."
Banjo of the Silent Barnacle Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold.png
n/a The Silent Barnacle "Play a seaworthy shanty on this banjo that seems perfect for fans of all things fishy."
Eastern Winds Jade Banjo Equipment Chest 47,250 Gold.png
n/a Eastern Winds Jade "With its ornate dragon design, this imported banjo looks even better than it sounds."
Sunshine Parrot Banjo Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold.png
n/a Sunshine Parrot "This colourful instrument is perfect for serenading your favourite parrot."
Venomous Kraken Banjo Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold.png
n/a Venomous Kraken "For Kraken vanquishers who also enjoy some rustic tunes, obviously."
Dark Adventurers Banjo Athena's Fortune Shop 1,181,250 Gold.png
Requires Legendary Reputation Level (50 Reputation Levels each in three of the following companies: Gold Hoarder, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls, The Hunter's Call, Sea Dogs and Reaper's Bones) Dark Adventurers "This gothic take on the humble banjo lends a sobering edge to any shanty."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Banjo was an item of an NPC in the Athena's Fortune Hideout, that previously was unavailable to the players.
  • The emote phrase "Guh-Huh!" is a reference to Banjo-Kazooie, more specifically, an exclamation said by Banjo.