|Flames of Fate|
|Related||Festival of the Damned|
The Flames of Fate are coloured flames obtained from the Ferry of the Damned that can be used to light Beacons on Large Islands or to decorate Lanterns on a crew's ship. They were introduced as part of Festival of the Damned event.
- 1 Obtaining
- 2 Flame colours
- 3 Guides
- 4 Flame of Fate Journals
- 5 Commendations
- 6 Patch history
A Flame of Fate is primarily obtained from the Well of Fate located between the main masts on the Ferry of the Damned, provided that the player has died by one of the specific requirements.
To take a Flame, a player must equip their Lantern then raise it (
Secondary Use) close to either the Well of Fate, a lit Lantern or Beacon and then press the button prompt to "Take Flame". Be careful with Ship Lanterns as the other prompt is to "Place a Flame", which will replace the previous colour.
WARNING: If your ship sinks, all of the coloured Lanterns on board will reset to normal.
Flames of Fate are available in various colours, each with a specific type of death requirement.
|Image||Name & Colour||Requirements & tips|
"The Flame of Lost Seafarers"
|Death by a Shark, Siren or Megalodon.
"The Flame of Burning Hearts"
|Death by Fire, falling volcanic rocks, or death from flowing lava on islands in The Devil's Roar.
"The Flame of Cursed Bones"
|Death by a Skeleton, Ocean Crawler or Phantom.|
"The Flame of Treacherous Weather"
|Death by Lightning or the hitting a lightning ball of an Eel-ectric Ocean Crawler before it shoots it.
"The Flame of the Viper"
|Death by poison through Snake bite, Venomball, Kraken ink or the Hermit Ocean Crawler's poison cloud, The water in the devil's shroud also causes this.
"The Flame of Embattled Souls"
|Death by Player Pirates from another crew.
The Festival Party Boat Commendation Guide
The Festival Party Boat Commendation requires a boat to have one Flame of Fate of each colour on it (not counting the regular Lantern Flame). It is recommended to get the hardest flames done with first. Choose whether you want to aim for the White or the Pink flame first. The White flame is difficult simply due to the time and luck it requires to chase a Storm and get killed by Lightning. The Pink flame requires good luck with server population and enemy crew personalities. If the other Crews are friendly, you can set up a Player Alliance with them to easily acquire the Pink flame or even complete the Alliance of the Damned Commendation (Have all Lanterns lit with the same coloured Flames on all Alliance Ships). If you can't seem to get in an alliance, try to Cannon crewmates over to an enemy ship to board them and get killed. This is more risky, as the enemy Ship may start to chase you down. The Green, Purple and Blue flames can be left for last, since they can be acquired with very little harm to your Ship. If you have various rare Flames of Fate placed on your Ship's Lanterns, be careful of other player ships and dangers, because once your ship sinks, you lose all the coloured Lanterns with it. You can mitigate this danger when a ship is close to sinking by having each crewmate grab one of the rarer Flames on their own Lantern and try not to die. Once you grab a Mermaid you can travel back to your new ship and light the Lanterns anew. You also need to be careful when placing or taking flames from your Ship's lanterns as it is very easy to press the wrong button prompt and overwrite a valuable Flame with a different colour.
Legend of the Damned Beacons Guide
In order to unlock the Legend of the Damned Commendation and Title, a player needs to light all 12 large Beacons with any Flame of Fate. These Beacons are identical to the Well of Fate in the Ferry of the Damned and have been placed atop 12 Islands across The Sea of Thieves. Each of the four regions houses 3 Beacons, mainly on Large Islands. Note that while you can light a Beacon with the regular Lantern Flame, it will not count towards the Commendation, so make sure you have fetched a coloured Flame from the Ferry of the Damned beforehand. If a Beacon is already lit with a flame, you can extinguish it with a Bucket of water and then relight it. You have to raise your Lantern with
Secondary Use before being able to light it. Once a player lights a Beacon with a Flame of Fate, the commendation will be counted for everyone on the Crew, so only one player needs to access the Beacons. The commendations are not shared in an Alliance.
The Shores of Plenty Beacons
Smuggler’s Bay - This Beacon is situated on the cliffs in the center of the Island. Easily accessible on foot.
Cannon Cove - This Beacon is on the very top of the main rocky peak in the central part of the Island. The Beacon can only be accessed by shooting yourself on the rock formation with the ship's Cannon.
Mermaid's Hideaway - This Beacon is situated on a cliff right above the pond. Easily accessible on foot.
The Ancient Isles Beacons
Plunder Valley - This Beacon is situated on the very top of the Island's central rocky peak. Easily accessible on foot.
Crook's Hollow - This Beacon is situated on the highest point on the Southern side of the Island. Easily accessible on foot.
Devil's Ridge - This Beacon is situated at the top of the Island's peak, right above the Waterfall. Easily accessible on foot.
The Wilds Beacons
Marauder's Arch - This Beacon is situated at the middle of the central arch of the Island. The peak can be accessed from the North-Western part of the Island. Easily accessible on foot.
The Crooked Masts - Placed on the Northern Peak of the Island, this Beacon is the most difficult to reach, as it requires precision aiming with the ship's Cannons. Try to sail your ship close, but not too close to the Northern side of the Island and aim it as high as possible, calibrating the aim based on your results. It is best to Anchor your ship so that the waves don't affect the position of the Cannons as much. Prepare some Food too, as you are likely to take a lot of fall damage from all the shots that you miss.
Kraken's Fall - This Beacon is situated on a lower peak at the Northern part of the Island. Easily accessible on foot.
The Devil's Roar Beacons
Fetcher's Rest - This Beacon is situated on a small peak atop the Northern Island. Easily accessible on foot.
Ruby's Fall - This Beacon is situated at the central part of the Island, by the bridge that connects the Northern cliffs to the Southern Volcano. Easily accessible on foot.
The Devil's Thirst - This Beacon is situated on the main rock formation of the Island, facing West. Easily accessible on foot.
Flame of Fate Journals
During the October 2020 Fate of the Damned Content Update, Players could embark on Fate of the Damned Voyages, which lead them to dead Bilge Rats who kept journals on trying to obtain Flames of Fate. The Journals are documented below:
- The Flame of Lost Seafarers → Ignite your lantern with a blue Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned. | +5
- The Flame of Burning Hearts → Ignite your lantern with a red Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned. | +5
- The Flame of Cursed Bones → Ignite your lantern with a green Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned. | +5
- The Flame of Treacherous Weather → Ignite your lantern with a white Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned. | +5
- The Flame of the Viper → Ignite your lantern with a purple Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned. | +5
- The Flame of Embattled Souls → Ignite your lantern with a pink Flame of Fate from the Ferry of the Damned. | +5
- Lightbringer of the Shores of Plenty → Light a beacon with a Flame of Fate in The Shores of Plenty. | +10
- Lightbringer of the Ancient Isles → Light a beacon with a Flame of Fate in The Ancient Isles. | +10
- Lightbringer of the Wilds → Light a beacon with a Flame of Fate in The Wilds. | +10
- Lightbringer of the Devil's Roar → Light a beacon with a Flame of Fate in The Devil's Roar. | +10
- Alliance of the Damned → Be in an alliance with all ship lanterns ignited in the same colour. | +20
- The Festival Party Boat → Ignite your ship's lanterns using Flames Of Fate of all six colours. | +20
- Legend of the Damned → Find and light all beacons around the Sea of Thieves with a Flame of Fate. | +50 | Unlocks Legends of the Damned title.