The Kraken is a mythical creature usually mentioned or seen in Pirate-related content.


The Kraken is a large sea creature with multiple tentacles that can randomly appear and attack any player, any type of ship, even if the player is alone.

During the night in Sea of Thieves, an echoing deep noise is heard underwater and above water. This could possibly be the Kraken as it differs immensely from a Whales sound.

As the Kraken appears, the water around mixes with ink and becomes murky. Any ship in the dark water zone will slow down tremendously, while swimming underwater gives very limited vision.

The Kraken is capable of destroying ships and damaging players. The best way to defeat the Kraken is by shooting it with the cannons on your ship when it’s mouths are opened.

A Kraken's tentacle can strike the ship with a heavy slap, damaging and turning the ship.

One tentacle may reach over the ship and "squeeze" it during the attack, causing hull breaches to appear quickly. This tentacle, when attacked in close range, can shoot black ink, damaging the attacker and limiting their vision for a short time.

Players can be sucked into the tentacle's maws, unable to move. The tentacle can drown grabbed players, hit them on the surface of the water to death, or just spit them far away. Shooting the tentacle's maw (with either cannons or hand weapons) can release the player.

While killing the Kraken is known to be difficult, getting away from it is rather easy if you have enough planks to patch up your ship. A ship inside the dark water zone will suffer a great slowdown but will still be moving, while the Kraken itself does not move when revealed. It takes several minutes to get to the edge of the dark water zone, where players can escape the Kraken.

After the release of the Shrouded Spoils update, the Kraken is now able to attack any of the three ships. The Kraken has also learned a new slap attack.

Killing the Kraken now rewards the player with loot, which keeps floating on the surface for a while. Every killed tentacle drops some loot right after death, which means that you have to grab that loot before it sinks. This makes farming Kraken's loot difficult for single ships with 3 or less people aboard. The loot itself is similar to the one from The Hungering One.


  • When speaking to the Merchant Alliance representative about hunting Sharks and Krakens, they sarcastically respond "That's a great idea. I'll bring it up in the next Alliance meeting." Then proceed to point out the hassle of owning such beasts.
  • The Kraken is one of the two bosses in the Sea Of Thieves, The Hungering One being the second.

Varying Difficulties

When fighting the kraken on different ships, the difficulty of the kraken will vary depending on the type of ship. For example when sailing on a sloop the player must eliminate 3-4 tentacles, or as a brig 5-6. However as a galleon you must eliminate all the tentacles to come out of the encounter victorious.

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