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Capstan
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The Capstan is a Ship component and Ship Customization Item in Sea of Thieves. It is a horizontally-mounted wheel used to raise and lower a Ship's Anchor. Its variants are purchased at a Shipwright and equipped via a Ship Customization Chest.

Mechanics[]

The Capstan is used to either drop or raise a Ship's Anchor, allowing the vessel to move. The anchor can be dropped instantly, but raising the anchor requires more time and manpower. The anchor will not activate until the crank is complete. It is possible to catch the Capstan while it's going down, allowing the player to hold it right before it engages for a quickly timed stop. The Capstan can be held in place by a player while it is being raised as well. Holding on to an activated Capstan is called "prepping the anchor" to fine-tune when a Capstan is fully raised or lowered. A dropped anchor stops a ship from moving, however it is still possible to move an anchored ship with harpoon pulls or from Gunpowder Barrel explosions. The ship will not immediately halt once the anchor is lowered, if the Wheel is significantly angled, the ship can turn around with it's remaining momentum.

Larger ships have heavier anchors that require more manpower to raise. Each peg of the capstan can be grabbed by a player: A Sloop's capstan has two pegs, a Brigantine's capstan has three pegs and a Galleon's capstan has four pegs.

The Capstan can be damaged with a Cannonball, making it lose one peg. A Chainshot or Gunpowder Barrel explosion destroys all of its pegs. The pegs can be repaired with Planks.

Trivia[]

  • There is no visible Anchor shown below an anchored ship.

Variants[]

The following are all the available Cosmetic Figurehead Variants in Sea of Thieves:

  • Total Cost: 7,641,725 Gold.png  240 Doubloon.png  7,329 AncientCoin.png
Name Shop Cost Rep Set In-game description
Aristocrat Capstan Shipwright Shop 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Aristocrat "Form and function come together in the most unlikely of places."
Bear & Bird Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Bear & Bird "A capstan so delightful you'll never want to stop and swap it for another one."
Blighted Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Blighted "Well, they do say that many hands make light work..."
Capstan of Candles Ship Customization Chest 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) Standalone Cosmetics "Is this a macabre tribute to the Ferry of the Damned, or just an ingenious way to find the anchor in the dark?"
Capstan of the Wailing Barnacle Black Market 40 Doubloon.png
n/a Wailing Barnacle "A fine, nautical capstan - though its last ship still languishes on the ocean floor."
Cursed Ferryman Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Cursed Ferryman "An gloomy capstan topped with a bearded visage - or are those tentacles? Hmm…"
Cutthroat Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Cutthroat "Drop anchor swiftly to execute sharp turns, perfectly in tune with your instinct for battle."
Dark Warsmith Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Dark Warsmith "It is said that only the true Dark Warsmith can pull the sword from this capstan..."
Elemental Power Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Elemental Power "Keep your ship anchored fast and true with a capstan that seems to master the elements."
Eternal Freedom Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Eternal Freedom "Until you've raised the anchor, true pirate freedom will remain purely hypothetical."
Fightin’ Frogs Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Fightin’ Frogs "This capstan's frog ornaments look real enough to give you a nasty rash."
Forsaken Ashes Capstan Shipwright Shop 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Forsaken Ashes "The most important part of the ship, when you realise you just dropped anchor in superheated water."
Frozen Horizon Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Frozen Horizon "Raise the anchor nice and quickly using this chilly capstan, or your fingers might go numb."
Gilded Phoenix Capstan Ship Customization Chest Gold.png
n/a Gilded Phoenix "Just as a phoenix rises from the ashes, so too will your anchor rise from the sea bed!"
Golden Nile Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Golden Nile "Raise anchor and prepare to glide across the water like the pirate predator you were born to be."
Huntress Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Huntress "This capstan bears the name of the shipwright; a person or Trading Company called ‘Carrington’."
Lunar Festival Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Lunar Festival "A classy capstan to raise not just your anchor but the standard of your entire deck."
Mayhem Capstan Ship Customization Chest Gold.png
n/a Mayhem "You'd swear that the clunks of this capstan sound like 'wub-wub-wub'."
Mercenary Capstan Black Market 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Mercenary "A steel anchor weighs heavy on this capstan, yet nothing weighs on your conscience."
Night Wulf Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Night Wulf "You'll need to raise anchor rapidly should the Wulf come calling. Flight is your only option!"
Paradise Garden Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Paradise Garden "May your ship be blessed by the aura of this legendary, cute and slightly scary bush beastie."
Rogue Tinkerer Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Rogue Tinkerer "Working the capstan should be child's play for any pirate with a mind full of cogs and levers."
Royal Sea Squirrel Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Royal Sea Squirrel "Spins around as easily as a leaping squirrel's tail, according to dubious drunken sightings."
Ruby Splashtail Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Ruby Splashtail "Pirates push their capstans harder when forced to look at yet another Splashtail."
Sea of Sands Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Sea of Sands "The sands of time slip by with each clunk of this capstan, so make haste to your next adventure!"
Shining Pegasus Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Shining Pegasus "Pushing this weighty capstan of marble and gold feels like undergoing 12 labours..."
Shrouded Ghost Hunter Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Shrouded Ghost Hunter "A vicious capstan that is best used on a ship with a very tidy, dry, slip-free deck."
Soulflame Capstan Pirate Emporium 349 AncientCoin.png
n/a Soulflame "This capstan is topped with ethereal fire. Try not to singe yourself when raising the anchor."
Wild Rose Capstan Shipwright Shop 50 Doubloon.png
n/a Wild Rose "Could this ruby-red capstan result in love at first wind for the pirates who turn it?"
Ancestral Capstan Ship Customization Chest Gold.png
n/a Ancestral "A capstan as stout and sturdy as the great Spirit Tree in the ancestral forest of legend."
Duke Capstan Ship Customization Chest Gold.png
n/a Duke "This capstan is always ready to raise anchor and let the games begin."
Mutinous Fist Capstan Ship Customization Chest Gold.png
n/a Mutinous Fist "The rebels who made this capstan have a rule: everybody pushes, or nobody pushes."
Obsidian Capstan Equipment Chest Gold.png
n/a Black Dog "Proud, ornate and somewhat threatening, this capstan belongs on a vessel of ill repute."
Omen Capstan Ship Customization Chest Gold.png
n/a Omen "Turn the cogs of this stout machine to raise anchor and fly like a phoenix into battle!"
Revenge of the Silver Blade Capstan Ship Customization Chest Gold.png
n/a Revenge of the Silver Blade "The Silver Blade has dropped her anchor for the last time. Make use of this aboard your own ship instead."
Sailor Capstan n/a Gold.png
n/a Sailor "Your basic capstan, three previous owners, 2,000 nautical miles travelled."
Silver Blade Capstan Ship Customization Chest Gold.png
n/a Silver Blade "A reliable anchor is vital when sailing into unknown water, in case you need to change your mind!"
Spartan Capstan Ship Customization Chest Gold.png
n/a Spartan "A well-oiled machine, not unlike the crew of fearless fighters that use it."
Trapmaker’s Capstan Ship Customization Chest Gold.png
n/a Standalone Cosmetics "This capstan was crafted by a notorious trapmaker. Do you really want to keep winding this thing?!"
The Killer Whale Capstan The Hunter's Call 2,800 Gold.png
35 The Killer Whale "Based on the capstan that went down with The Killer Whale, let's hope this one is luckier."
Admiral Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
10 Admiral "A tidy, sturdy capstan that you'd find on a nice, proper vessel."
Bilge Rat Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
n/a Bilge Rat "This capstan is sturdier than it looks, but the splinters are a nightmare."
Castaway Bilge Rat Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
n/a Castaway Bilge Rat "This capstan is sturdier than it looks, but the splinters are a nightmare."
Ceremonial Admiral Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
10 Ceremonial Admiral "A tidy, sturdy capstan that you'd find on a nice, proper vessel."
Grand Admiral Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
10 Grand Admiral "A tidy, sturdy capstan that you'd find on a nice, proper vessel."
Hunter Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
n/a Hunter "When this capstan raises your anchor, you know the hunt has begun."
Imperial Sovereign Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
10 Imperial Sovereign "If one absolutely must manually wind one's anchor, let one do it in luxurious style."
Rogue Sea Dog Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
10 Rogue Sea Dog "More travelled than your usual capstan, built to withstand the trials of the Sea of Thieves!"
Royal Sovereign Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
10 Royal Sovereign "If one absolutely must manually wind one's anchor, let one do it in luxurious style."
Ruffian Sea Dog Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
10 Ruffian Sea Dog "More travelled than your usual capstan, built to withstand the trials of the Sea of Thieves!"
Sea Dog Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
10 Sea Dog "More travelled than your usual capstan, built to withstand the trials of the Sea of Thieves!"
Shark Hunter Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
n/a Shark Hunter "Unwind this when the hunt is over and you have a Megalodon meat feast to cook!"
Sovereign Capstan Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold.png
10 Sovereign "If one absolutely must manually wind one's anchor, let one do it in luxurious style."
Azure Ocean Crawler Capstan Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold.png
n/a Azure Ocean Crawler "Try not to get seasick while turning this oceanic capstan!"
Bone Crusher Capstan Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold.png
n/a Bone Crusher "This creepy capstan raises the anchor as fast as your sword drops skeletons!"
Glorious Sea Dog Capstan Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold.png
20 Glorious Sea Dog "This smart-looking capstan befits a crew of disciplined, brave fighters... but it's yours now!"
Gold Hoarders Capstan Gold Hoarders 69,550 Gold.png
55 Gold Hoarders "This capstan is plated with a fine gold, so calming to the touch."
Kraken Capstan Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold.png
n/a Kraken "A capstan as pointy and dangerous as the Kraken itself!"
Legendary Capstan Athena's Fortune Shipwright 69,550 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 "When the anchor must be quickly raised, this legendary capstan will be praised."
Merchant Alliance Capstan Merchant Alliance 69,550 Gold.png
55 Merchant Alliance "Daily capstan oiling will ensure that our clients are served without delays."
Ocean Crawler Capstan Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold.png
n/a Ocean Crawler "Try not to get seasick while turning this oceanic capstan!"
Order of Souls Capstan Order of Souls 69,550 Gold.png
55 Order of Souls "This capstan creaks like the bones of the dead returning to life..."
Parrot Capstan Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold.png
n/a Parrot "You'll soon be dancing the conga as you wind in your anchor."
Reaper’s Bones Capstan Reaper's Bones 69,550 Gold.png
60 Reaper’s Bones "A heavy capstan, but the labour will make you stronger."
Triumphant Sea Dog Capstan Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold.png
n/a Triumphant Sea Dog "This smart-looking capstan befits a crew of disciplined, brave fighters... but it's yours now!"
Capstan of the Ashen Dragon Shipwright Shop 69,950 Gold.png
n/a Ashen Dragon "Flaming hot to the touch, this capstan really encourages the crew to wind faster."
Deep Ocean Crawler Capstan Shipwright Shop 110,250 Gold.png
n/a Deep Ocean Crawler "Try not to get seasick while turning this oceanic capstan!"
Inky Kraken Capstan Shipwright Shop 110,250 Gold.png
n/a Inky Kraken "A capstan as pointy and dangerous as the Kraken itself!"
Nightshine Parrot Capstan Shipwright Shop 110,250 Gold.png
n/a Nightshine Parrot "You'll soon be dancing the conga as you wind in your anchor."
Scurvy Bilge Rat Capstan Shipwright Shop 140,000 Gold.png
n/a Scurvy Bilge Rat "This capstan is sturdier than it looks, but the splinters are a nightmare."
Capstan of the Silent Barnacle Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold.png
n/a The Silent Barnacle "A fine, nautical capstan - though its last ship still languishes on the ocean floor."
Cultured Aristocrat Capstan Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold.png
n/a Cultured Aristocrat "Form and function come together in the most unlikely of places."
Dawn Hunter Capstan Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold.png
n/a Dawn Hunter "When this capstan raises your anchor, you know the hunt has begun."
Sunshine Parrot Capstan Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold.png
n/a Sunshine Parrot "You'll soon be dancing the conga as you wind in your anchor."
Thriving Wild Rose Capstan Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold.png
n/a Thriving Wild Rose "Could this violet capstan result in love at first wind for the pirates who turn it?"
Venomous Kraken Capstan Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold.png
n/a Venomous Kraken "A capstan as pointy and dangerous as the Kraken itself!"
Ghost Capstan Athena's Fortune Shipwright 500,000 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) Ghost "This spooky capstan looks like it could raise the dead as well as the anchor!"
Dark Adventurers Capstan Athena's Fortune Shipwright 4,134,375 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 "Weigh anchor - carefully - with this intimidating but potentially hazardous capstan."
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