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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[]

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[]

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

  • Total Cost: 1,747,845 Gold  145 Doubloons  996 Ancient Coins
Image Name Source Cost Rep Set In-game description
Aristocrat Banjo.png
Aristocrat Banjo Equipment Shop 30 Doubloons
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Aristocrat "The banjo is a rather drab instrument, but this one has been ornately upgraded to suit your tastes."
Banjo of Banishment.png
Banjo of Banishment Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Standalone Cosmetics "It's hard to imagine strumming a happy shanty on such an infernal instrument, but try your best - or face banishment!"
Banjo of Plenty.png
Banjo of Plenty Pirate Emporium 249 Ancient Coins
n/a
Festival of Plenty "Join The Hunter’s Call in being thankful for the bounty provided by the Sea of Thieves."
Banjo of the Damned.png
Banjo of the Damned Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Ferryman of the Damned "Wherever the dead gather and memories of glory are celebrated... Sooner or later, someone's going to start a sing-song."
Banjo of the Wailing Barnacle.png
Banjo of the Wailing Barnacle Equipment Shop 30 Doubloons
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Wailing Barnacle "Play a seaworthy shanty on this banjo that seems perfect for fans of all things fishy."
Fearless Bone Crusher Banjo.png
Fearless Bone Crusher Banjo Equipment Shop 30 Doubloons
n/a
Fearless Bone Crusher "Crafted from the bones of the dead, this has a decidedly hollow twang."
Frozen Horizon Banjo.png
Frozen Horizon Banjo Pirate Emporium 249 Ancient Coins
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Frozen Horizon "Gloves are a must for plucking the icy strings of this banjo - unless you want to be down a few fingers."
Gilded Phoenix Banjo.png
Gilded Phoenix Banjo Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Gilded Phoenix "This banjo is so artfully crafted, you could just hum and people would stop to watch you perform."
Islehopper Outlaw Banjo.png
Islehopper Outlaw Banjo Pirate Emporium 249 Ancient Coins
n/a
Islehopper Outlaw "Unleash musical mayhem and whip your fellow ne'er-do-wells into a frenzy with this brutal banjo."
Mercenary Banjo.png
Mercenary Banjo Equipment Shop 30 Doubloons
n/a
Mercenary "Banjo playing hardens the fingers, just as mercenary work hardens the soul."
Obsidian Banjo.png
Obsidian Banjo Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Black Dog "This black banjo hides well in shadow, allowing for a rather unsettling musical ambush."
Sailor Banjo.png
Sailor Banjo Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Sailor "You won’t impress anyone at shanty practice with this, but at least you showed up."
Shining Pegasus Banjo.png
Shining Pegasus Banjo Pirate Emporium 249 Ancient Coins
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Shining Pegasus "Some pirates claim that the strings on this exquisite banjo were spun from a golden fleece."
Silver Blade Banjo.png
Silver Blade Banjo Equipment Chest
n/a
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."
Twilight Hunter Banjo.png
Twilight Hunter Banjo Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Twilight Hunter "Play a banjo right and it can sound surprisingly intimidating… especially on an isolated island."
Wild Rose Banjo.png
Wild Rose Banjo Equipment Shop 25 Doubloons
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Wild Rose "A pretty banjo that would be ideal for a little moonlight serenade."
Admiral Banjo.png
Admiral Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
n/a
Admiral "Strum a nice, nautical ditty to boost morale among your sterling crew."
Bilge Rat Banjo.png
Bilge Rat Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
n/a
Bilge Rat "A plucky old banjo, mostly held together with spit and good intentions."
Bone Crusher Banjo.png
Bone Crusher Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
n/a
Bone Crusher "Crafted from the bones of the dead, this has a decidedly hollow twang."
Castaway Bilge Rat Banjo.png
Castaway Bilge Rat Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
n/a
Castaway Bilge Rat "A plucky old banjo, mostly held together with spit and good intentions."
Ceremonial Admiral Banjo.png
Ceremonial Admiral Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
n/a
Ceremonial Admiral "Strum a nice, nautical ditty to boost morale among your sterling crew."
Grand Admiral Banjo.png
Grand Admiral Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
41 41
Grand Admiral "Strum a nice, nautical ditty to boost morale among your sterling crew."
Hunter Banjo.png
Hunter Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
n/a
Hunter "Play a banjo right and it can sound surprisingly intimidating… especially on an isolated island."
Imperial Sovereign Banjo.png
Imperial Sovereign Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
n/a
Imperial Sovereign "Apparently this rather common instrument is now all the rage in high society."
Rogue Sea Dog Banjo.png
Rogue Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
41 41
Rogue Sea Dog "A banjo for the salt of the earth - sturdy, simple and tuned to perfection."
Royal Sovereign Banjo.png
Royal Sovereign Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
41 41
Royal Sovereign "Apparently this rather common instrument is now all the rage in high society."
Ruffian Sea Dog Banjo.png
Ruffian Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
n/a
Ruffian Sea Dog "A banjo for the salt of the earth - sturdy, simple and tuned to perfection."
Sea Dog Banjo.png
Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
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Sea Dog "A banjo for the salt of the earth - sturdy, simple and tuned to perfection."
Sovereign Banjo.png
Sovereign Banjo Equipment Shop 3,500 Gold
n/a
Sovereign "Apparently this rather common instrument is now all the rage in high society."
Glorious Sea Dog Banjo.png
Glorious Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 4,000 Gold
n/a
Glorious Sea Dog "Shame you can’t duel with banjos. Right…?"
Azure Ocean Crawler Banjo.png
Azure Ocean Crawler Banjo Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
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Azure Ocean Crawler "Resonating through this crusty shell, your shanties will surely call to the creatures of the deep."
Banjo of the Ashen Dragon.png
Banjo of the Ashen Dragon Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
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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.png
Forsaken Ashes Banjo Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
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Forsaken Ashes "Pluck this banjo fast enough and it'll be as hot as the Devil's Roar itself."
Kraken Banjo.png
Kraken Banjo Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
n/a
Kraken "For Kraken vanquishers who also enjoy some rustic tunes, obviously."
Legendary Banjo.png
Legendary Banjo Athena's Fortune Shop 4,950 Gold
150150
Legendary "Even tone-deaf Legends can strum this banjo, then soon the shanties will flow!"
Ocean Crawler Banjo.png
Ocean Crawler Banjo Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
n/a
Ocean Crawler "Resonating through this crusty shell, your shanties will surely call to the creatures of the deep."
Parrot Banjo.png
Parrot Banjo Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
n/a
Parrot "This colourful instrument is perfect for serenading your favourite parrot."
Scorched Forsaken Ashes Banjo.png
Scorched Forsaken Ashes Banjo Equipment Shop 4,950 Gold
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Scorched Forsaken Ashes "Pluck this banjo fast enough and it'll be as hot as the Devil's Roar itself."
Scurvy Bilge Rat Banjo.png
Scurvy Bilge Rat Banjo Equipment Shop 10,050 Gold
n/a
Scurvy Bilge Rat "A plucky old banjo, mostly held together with spit and good intentions."
Triumphant Sea Dog Banjo.png
Triumphant Sea Dog Banjo Equipment Shop 17,200 Gold
n/a
Triumphant Sea Dog "Shame you can't duel with banjos. Right...?"
Ghost Banjo.png
Ghost Banjo Athena's Fortune Shop 24,995 Gold
16 16
Ghost "Gone but not forgotten, banjo fans can play this for all eternity."
Deep Ocean Crawler Banjo.png
Deep Ocean Crawler Banjo Equipment Shop 31,500 Gold
n/a
Deep Ocean Crawler "Resonating through this crusty shell, your shanties will surely call to the creatures of the deep."
Inky Kraken Banjo.png
Inky Kraken Banjo Equipment Shop 31,500 Gold
n/a
Inky Kraken "For Kraken vanquishers who also enjoy some rustic tunes, obviously."
Nightshine Parrot Banjo.png
Nightshine Parrot Banjo Equipment Shop 31,500 Gold
n/a
Nightshine Parrot "This colourful instrument is perfect for serenading your favourite parrot."
Banjo of the Silent Barnacle.png
Banjo of the Silent Barnacle Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
n/a
The Silent Barnacle "Play a seaworthy shanty on this banjo that seems perfect for fans of all things fishy."
Cultured Aristocrat Banjo.png
Cultured Aristocrat Banjo Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
n/a
Cultured Aristocrat "The banjo is a rather drab instrument, but this one has been ornately upgraded to suit your tastes."
Dawn Hunter Banjo.png
Dawn Hunter Banjo Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
n/a
Dawn Hunter "Play a banjo right and it can sound surprisingly intimidating... especially on an isolated island."
Eastern Winds Jade Banjo.png
Eastern Winds Jade Banjo Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
n/a
Eastern Winds Jade "With its ornate dragon design, this imported banjo looks even better than it sounds."
Sunshine Parrot Banjo.png
Sunshine Parrot Banjo Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
n/a
Sunshine Parrot "This colourful instrument is perfect for serenading your favourite parrot."
Thriving Wild Rose Banjo.png
Thriving Wild Rose Banjo Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
n/a
Thriving Wild Rose "A pretty banjo that would be ideal for a little moonlight serenade."
Venomous Kraken Banjo.png
Venomous Kraken Banjo Equipment Shop 47,250 Gold
n/a
Venomous Kraken "For Kraken vanquishers who also enjoy some rustic tunes, obviously."
Dark Adventurers Banjo.png
Dark Adventurers Banjo Athena's Fortune Shop 1,181,250 Gold
150150
Dark Adventurers "This gothic take on the humble banjo lends a sobering edge to any shanty."

Trivia[]

  • 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.

Pirate Chat[]

Here is the Pirate Chat Wheel for Banjos:

Banjo chat.png

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