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Compass
Compass.png
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Type Equipment
Location Equipment Chest

The Compass is an Equipment item in Sea of Thieves that allows the player to determine the direction they are facing.

Usage[]

Compasses can be accessed in two ways. Every Player Pirate acquires a Compass during their Maiden Voyage, which they can use at any time during their adventures on The Sea of Thieves. The Compass can be accessed from the Equipment Radial Menu. This Compass can be shown to other Players, or it can be raised near to count singular Steps. Counting Steps is mainly useful for solving the final Riddles in Riddle Map Quests, which require the Player to face a certain direction at a Landmark and then walk a certain number of steps that way to find the location of a buried Treasure Item. The Cosmetic design of the Player's Compass can be switched at Equipment Chests. These designs can be purchased from Equipment Shops and only change the visual appearance of the Compass. Players can check out their own Compass in 3rd person view with the No Direction Emote, which is available for purchase from the Pirate Emporium for Ancient Coins.

The second Compass can be found mounted to the bannister of the Helm of every Player Ship, right in front of the Ship's Wheel. This Compass cannot be dismounted and serves its primary use to show the Player using the Wheel the Ship's Compass direction. The visual appearance of this Compass can also change with the Hull Livery of the Ship, which can be customized at any Ship Customization Chest when a Ship is close enough.

Whenever inside a heavy Storm, the magnetic needle of every Compass will get confused and start spinning around wildly, making it difficult to determine the Player or Ship's direction. This effect will subside once Players make it outside of a Storm.

Magical Compasses[]

Every Player Pirate has their own regular Compass on them at all times, however, it is possible to acquire additional magical Compasses during Voyages and Tall Tales. These Compasses are useful only for the Voyage or Quest at hand and don't show general Compass directions. Instead, they only show the direction to a specific Quest Item. These Compasses can be equipped from the Quest Radial Menu, instead of the Equipment Radial Menu, showing up beside other Quests.

Golden Wayfinder[]

Golden Wayfinder Icon.png

The Golden Wayfinder is given to Player Crews at the start of a Wayfinder Voyage sold by the Gold Hoarders representatives to any Pirates above Rank 25 with the Company. The Golden Wayfinder Compass points towards the location of a buried Torn Map Parchment. The Needle of the Compass will sway slowly and broadly when the Player is far away from the burial spot. The closer the Players get, the narrower and quicker the needle's sway gets. When above the Parchment's burial spot, the needle will start spinning around in circles. These Parchments piece together a Torn Treasure Map that leads to a Large Island with a buried Treasure Vault Key. When a Torn Map Parchment is dug up and picked up, the Compass will point towards the next buried Parchment. When all Map pieces are gathered, the Compass will simply disappear from the Radial Menu.

Enchanted Compass[]

The Enchanted Compass is obtained by bringing the belongings of Captain Briggsy to Madame Olivia at Plunder Outpost during The Cursed Rogue Tall Tale. This Compass points towards the location of Captain Briggsy, the Skeleton Lord herself. Players will have to fight Briggsy and obtain her Skull and return it to Olivia to complete the Tall Tale. If players sink with Briggsy's Skull on board their ship, they can use the compass to locate the Skull again before it sinks to the bottom of the seas.

Lover's Compass[]

The Lover's Compass is obtained by bringing the keepsakes of Rose and George to Madame Olive at Sanctuary Outpost during the Wild Rose Tall Tale. This Compass points towards the location of Rose and George. Players will have to find both individually and bring their keepsakes back to Madame Olivia to complete the Tall Tale.

Cosmetic Variants[]

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

  • Total Cost: 1,453,115 Gold  60 Doubloons  498 Ancient Coins
Image Name Source Cost Rep Set In-game description
Aristocrat Compass.png
Aristocrat Compass Equipment Shop 20 Doubloons
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Aristocrat "This ornate compass always guides you to port, where you can show it off then leave."
Compass of The Wailing Barnacle.png
Compass of The Wailing Barnacle Equipment Shop 20 Doubloons
n/a
Wailing Barnacle "Trust this compass to guide you true, unlike its previous owner."
Fearless Bone Crusher Compass.png
Fearless Bone Crusher Compass Equipment Shop 20 Doubloons
n/a
Fearless Bone Crusher "Maybe these old bones will help you find your way home."
Frozen Horizon Compass.png
Frozen Horizon Compass Pirate Emporium 249 Ancient Coins
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Frozen Horizon "If you want to find the freezing floes of the northern ocean, some say this compass will point the way."
Gilded Phoenix Compass.png
Gilded Phoenix Compass Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Gilded Phoenix "There is an art to finding your way on the Sea of Thieves. This gilded compass will surely help."
Lunar Festival Compass.png
Lunar Festival Compass Pirate Emporium 249 Ancient Coins
n/a
Lunar Festival "May this compass lead you towards good fortune in the coming year."
Onyx Compass.png
Onyx Compass Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Black Dog "Cast Away Cross swore its onyx needle always pointed him in the right direction."
Rose’s Compass.png
Rose’s Compass Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Wild Rose "A memento of Wild Rose, whose love for George transcended death itself."
Sailor Compass.png
Sailor Compass Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Sailor "A finely crafted navigational aid. If you're wearing two eyepatches."
Sapphire Blade Compass.png
Sapphire Blade Compass Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Sapphire Blade "There's nothing better to lead you in the right direction than the Sapphire Blade Compass."
Shrouded Compass.png
Shrouded Compass Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Standalone Cosmetics "An otherworldly compass with a mysterious origin - but don't worry, it still helps you find treasure."
Silver Blade Compass.png
Silver Blade Compass Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Silver Blade "There's nothing better to lead you in the right direction than the Silver Blade Compass"
Twilight Hunter Compass.png
Twilight Hunter Compass Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Twilight Hunter "This compass will help you find your prey anywhere."
Winter's Fire Compass.png
Winter's Fire Compass Equipment Chest
n/a
n/a
Winter's Fire "This compass blazes with the light of a bonfire, keeping your hand nice and toasty while you travel."
Lowly Hoarder Compass.png
Lowly Hoarder Compass Gold Hoarders 700 Gold
10 10
Gold Hoarders "After collecting a bit of swag from measly pirates you can get this compass of 9 karat gold."
Prominent Hoarder Compass.png
Prominent Hoarder Compass Gold Hoarders 1,400 Gold
20 20
Gold Hoarders "You'll earn this decent 14 karat compass if you can amass a sizable haul from notable pirates."
Famed Hoarder Compass.png
Famed Hoarder Compass Gold Hoarders 2,100 Gold
30 30
Gold Hoarders "Can you thieve the stashes of renowned pirates to earn this lovely 18 karat compass?"
Admiral Compass.png
Admiral Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
n/a
Admiral "Points the way to your entitled success. Has a jeweled bearing for smoother operation."
Bilge Rat Compass.png
Bilge Rat Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
n/a
Bilge Rat "Did you know you can navigate by the North star? You might need to if you buy this."
Bone Crusher Compass.png
Bone Crusher Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
n/a
Bone Crusher "Maybe these old bones will help your find your way home."
Castaway Bilge Rat Compass.png
Castaway Bilge Rat Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
n/a
Castaway Bilge Rat "Did you know you can navigate by the North star? You might need to if you buy this."
Ceremonial Admiral Compass.png
Ceremonial Admiral Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
46 46
Ceremonial Admiral "Points the way to your entitled success. Has a jeweled bearing for smoother operation."
Grand Admiral Compass.png
Grand Admiral Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
n/a
Grand Admiral "Points the way to your entitled success. Has a jeweled bearing for smoother operation."
Hunter Compass.png
Hunter Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
n/a
Hunter "This compass will help you find your prey anywhere."
Imperial Sovereign Compass.png
Imperial Sovereign Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
n/a
Imperial Sovereign "Its glass case doubles up as a handy mirror, essential for ensuring your hair isn't out of place."
Mercenary Compass.png
Mercenary Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
n/a
Mercenary "When your greedy nose fails to sniff out a reward, you can rely on this to help point the way."
Revered Hoarder Compass.png
Revered Hoarder Compass Gold Hoarders 2,800 Gold
40 40
Gold Hoarders "This will help you find us more gold, but lose it and you won't get another."
Rogue Sea Dog Compass.png
Rogue Sea Dog Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
46 46
Rogue Sea Dog "No-one had ever sailed east until the buccaneering forefathers invented this."
Royal Sovereign Compass.png
Royal Sovereign Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
46 46
Royal Sovereign "Its glass case doubles up as a handy mirror, essential for ensuring your hair isn't out of place."
Ruffian Sea Dog Compass.png
Ruffian Sea Dog Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
n/a
Ruffian Sea Dog "No-one had ever sailed east until the buccaneering forefathers invented this."
Sea Dog Compass.png
Sea Dog Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
n/a
Sea Dog "No-one had ever sailed east until the buccaneering forefathers invented this."
Sovereign Compass.png
Sovereign Compass Equipment Shop 2,800 Gold
n/a
Sovereign "Its glass case doubles up as a handy mirror, essential for ensuring your hair isn't out of place."
Legendary Hoarder Compass.png
Legendary Hoarder Compass Gold Hoarders 3,500 Gold
50 50
Gold Hoarders "By seizing an unrivalled fortune off notorious pirates this ultimate 25 karat gold compass is yours!"
Azure Ocean Crawler Compass.png
Azure Ocean Crawler Compass Equipment Shop 3,950 Gold
n/a
Azure Ocean Crawler "A compass crafted from shells… don't drop it in the water or you'll be searching for hours."
Compass of the Ashen Dragon.png
Compass of the Ashen Dragon Equipment Shop 3,950 Gold
n/a
Ashen Dragon "The fiery glow of this compass will at least make it easier to find your way at night."
Forsaken Ashes Compass.png
Forsaken Ashes Compass Equipment Shop 3,950 Gold
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Forsaken Ashes "Maybe this compass will help you find those hottest spots."
Glorious Sea Dog Compass.png
Glorious Sea Dog Compass Equipment Shop 3,950 Gold
n/a
Glorious Sea Dog "Find your way back home after a long night of celebrating in the Arena tavern!"
Kraken Compass.png
Kraken Compass Equipment Shop 3,950 Gold
n/a
Kraken "Find your way home, safe from Kraken attacks. If you're lucky."
Legendary Compass.png
Legendary Compass Athena's Fortune Shop 3,950 Gold
150150
Legendary "Find your way through fog and storm, with a compass fit for your legendary form."
Ocean Crawler Compass.png
Ocean Crawler Compass Equipment Shop 3,950 Gold
n/a
Ocean Crawler "A compass crafted from shells... don't drop it in the water or you'll be searching for hours."
Parrot Compass.png
Parrot Compass Equipment Shop 3,950 Gold
n/a
Parrot "Always points you towards crackers."
Scorched Forsaken Ashes Compass.png
Scorched Forsaken Ashes Compass Equipment Shop 3,950 Gold
n/a
Scorched Forsaken Ashes "Maybe this compass will help you find those hottest spots."
Scurvy Bilge Rat Compass.png
Scurvy Bilge Rat Compass Equipment Shop 8,000 Gold
n/a
Scurvy Bilge Rat "Did you know you can navigate by the North Star? You might need to if you buy this."
Triumphant Sea Dog Compass.png
Triumphant Sea Dog Compass Equipment Shop 16,985 Gold
n/a
Triumphant Sea Dog "Find your way back home after a long night of celebrating in the Arena tavern!"
Ghost Compass.png
Ghost Compass Athena's Fortune Shop 19,880 Gold
11 11
Ghost "A cold comfort to the wandering dead, lost between worlds."
Deep Ocean Crawler Compass.png
Deep Ocean Crawler Compass Equipment Shop 25,200 Gold
n/a
Deep Ocean Crawler "A compass crafted from shells… don’t drop it in the water or you’ll be searching for hours."
Inky Kraken Compass.png
Inky Kraken Compass Equipment Shop 25,200 Gold
n/a
Inky Kraken "Find your way home, safe from Kraken attacks. If you're lucky."
Nightshine Parrot Compass.png
Nightshine Parrot Compass Equipment Shop 25,200 Gold
n/a
Nightshine Parrot "Always points you towards crackers."
Compass of the Silent Barnacle.png
Compass of the Silent Barnacle Equipment Shop 37,800 Gold
n/a
The Silent Barnacle "Trust this compass to guide you true, unlike its previous owner."
Cultured Aristocrat Compass.png
Cultured Aristocrat Compass Equipment Shop 37,800 Gold
n/a
Cultured Aristocrat "This ornate compass always guides you to port, where you can show it off then leave."
Dawn Hunter Compass.png
Dawn Hunter Compass Equipment Shop 37,800 Gold
n/a
Dawn Hunter "This compass will help you find your prey anywhere."
Eastern Winds Jade Compass.png
Eastern Winds Jade Compass Equipment Shop 37,800 Gold
n/a
Eastern Winds Jade "This point of this compass is said to follow a dragon's flight path. Let's hope it's flying where you're going."
Merchant Alliance Compass.png
Merchant Alliance Compass Equipment Shop 37,800 Gold
n/a
Merchant Alliance "With this trusty compass at your side, you'll have to think up new excuses for why the cargo you're delivering is late."
Sunshine Parrot Compass.png
Sunshine Parrot Compass Equipment Shop 37,800 Gold
n/a
Sunshine Parrot "Always points you towards crackers."
Thriving Wild Rose Compass.png
Thriving Wild Rose Compass Equipment Shop 37,800 Gold
n/a
Thriving Wild Rose "A memento of Wild Rose, whose love for George transcended death itself."
Venomous Kraken Compass.png
Venomous Kraken Compass Equipment Shop 37,800 Gold
n/a
Venomous Kraken "Find your way home, safe from Kraken attacks. If you're lucky."
Dark Adventurers Compass.png
Dark Adventurers Compass Athena's Fortune Shop 945,000 Gold
150150
Dark Adventurers "Splash out on a compass to chart a course toward your many malevolent misdeeds."

Tips[]

  • When treasure hunting via X marks the spot type maps, it can sometimes help to use landmark objects that are directly North/South/East/West of the X, then pull out your compass, face the appropriate direction, swap to the shovel and start digging up a line.

Pirate Chat[]

Here is the Pirate Chat Wheel for Compasses:

Compass chat.png

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