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The Sunken Curse
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Type Content Update
Patch 1.1.6
Duration July 10th – July 24th, 2018
Related Bilge Rat Adventures
Update Chronology
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Gunpowder Skeletons (Event) Cursed Sails
How long can you hold your breath? Find and destroy cursed mer artifacts hidden under the waves...

The Sunken Curse was the third Bilge Rat Adventure, centered around seeking out and destroying Cursed Mermaid Statues. It premiered just prior to the Cursed Sails campaign, running from July 11th to July 25th 2018.

Cursed Mermaid Statues[]

Main Article: Cursed Mermaid Statues

The Sunken Curse introduced Cursed Mermaid Statues to the game, which are stone figures found either on or under Island shores. These statues emit a distinct loud ominous hum in the surrounding area, getting louder the closer you get to the statue. The statues glow in three types: Sapphire (blue), Emerald (green) and Ruby (red). If a pirate gets close to these statues, they will take continuous damage from their curse. Once the statues are destroyed, they drop a Mermaid Gem worth 1000, 1500 and 2000 gold respectively.

They can be destroyed with basic weapons, but are easier to destroy with Cannonballs and Gunpowder Barrels. A statue's health regenerates when damaged. How quickly their health regenerates depends on the type of statue - A Sapphire statue heals slowly which makes it vulnerable to a single pirate, whereas a Ruby statue heals the quickest and requires a team of pirates or many Gunpowder Barrels at once to destroy.

Time-Limited items[]

These time-limited items were offered for purchase from Duke for the duration of The Sunken Curse and are no longer available for purchase.


Main article: Commendations

These are the commendations that were related to the Sunken Curse Event. They are still achievable with the doubloon reward still in effect.

Cursed Mermaid Statues
Name Requirement Reward
Sapphire Curse Breaker Destroy 3 Sapphire Cursed Mermaid Statues Doubloon.png
Master Sapphire Curse Breaker Destroy 15 Sapphire Cursed Mermaid Statues 15 Doubloon.png
Emerald Curse Breaker Destroy 3 Emerald Cursed Mermaid Statues Doubloon.png
Master Emerald Curse Breaker Destroy 15 Emerald Cursed Mermaid Statues 25 Doubloon.png
Ruby Curse Breaker Destroy 3 Ruby Cursed Mermaid Statues 12 Doubloon.png
Master Ruby Curse Breaker Destroy 15 Ruby Cursed Mermaid Statues 35 Doubloon.png
Legendary Curse Breaker Destroy 100 Cursed Mermaid Statues 50 Doubloon.png


Main article: Titles

These are titles that are available from completing The Sunken Curse Commendations.

Title Requirement
"Curse Breaker" Title Earn the following commendations: Sapphire Curse Breaker, Emerald Curse Breaker and Ruby Curse Breaker Commendations
"Master Curse Breaker" Title Earn all Master Curse Breaker Commendations
"Legendary Curse Breaker" Title Earn the Legendary Curse Breaker Commendation