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Wheel
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The Wheel is a Ship component and Ship Customization Item in Sea of Thieves. They are purchased at a Shipwright and equipped via a Ship Customization Chest.

Mechanics[]

The Wheel (aka the ship's Helm) is used to steer the Ship either left or right. The basic wheel layout is the same on every ship type: On the right of every Helm there is a mounted Compass that indicates the direction the ship is heading. Every Wheel has a main spoke uniquely decorated to stand out from the other spokes. This main spoke will stick straight up when the Wheel is centered, turned to the far left, or turned to the far right. When the main spoke passes over the center of the wheel, the player will hear an audible "click" and, if using a controller, a small vibration which indicates that the rudder is pointed straight forward.

The number of full rotations the wheel can perform differs by ship type. The Sloop's wheel is much quicker to turn and only goes through one full rotation to the sides. On the larger Brigantine, the Wheel requires 1,5 rotations and on the Galleon, the wheel requires 2 full rotations to reach the far left or right, making them harder to turn as the wheel requires more time to bring around. While sailing through or near a Storm, the heavy winds and large waves make the wheel turn on its own; the ship's Compass will also malfunction. Players have to fight back the pull to keep the ship straight. A similar effect also occurs when the player is drunk from Grog).

When the Ship's Sails are angled to the sides into full wind, the wind will pull the ship off course. While this does not turn the wheel, players will have to keep an eye on their heading and wind direction to maintain proper course.

When hit by Cannonballs, the wheel can become damaged with up to four spokes breaking off. This makes turning the wheel a lot slower, hindering the Ship's maneuverability. A damaged wheel can be repaired with Wooden Planks, requiring one Plank to replace each broken Spoke.

Fire can also damage the Wheel when left unattended.

Variants[]

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

  • Total Cost: 8,790,975 Gold  190 Doubloons  9,772 Ancient Coins
Image Name Source Cost Rep Set In-game description
Accomplished Bone Crusher Wheel.png
Accomplished Bone Crusher Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Accomplished "A striking two-tone wheel that offers a black-and-white solution to steering your ship."
Ancestral Wheel.png
Ancestral Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Ancestral "Carved with delicacy and attention, this wheel is said to come from the ancestral forest itself."
Aristocrat Wheel.png
Aristocrat Wheel Shipwright Shop 50 Doubloons
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Aristocrat "Other pirates should know that you're the cream of the crop. Stand proud at this jeweled wheel."
Barrel Bombardier Wheel.png
Barrel Bombardier Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Barrel Bombardier "Be very gentle when turning this glowing wheel. Who knows what chain reaction you could set off?"
Bear & Bird Wheel.png
Bear & Bird Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Bear & Bird "Doubles as a tribute to the Red Crested Breegull, a very rare bird indeed."
Blighted Wheel.png
Blighted Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Blighted "A constant reminder of the undead creatures infesting a lost valley somewhere beyond the Shroud."
Boreal Aurora Wheel.png
Boreal Aurora Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Boreal Aurora "Oh reindeer with your horns so bright, won't you guide my ship tonight?"
Crimson Crypt Wheel.png
Crimson Crypt Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Crimson Crypt "Carved from the darkest of stone, this gothic wheel needs the strength of a legendary bell-ringer to turn it."
Crystal Kraken Wheel.png
Crystal Kraken Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Standalone Cosmetics "This wheel always seems to steer you towards clashes with epic sea beasties..."
Cursed Ferryman Wheel.png
Cursed Ferryman Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Cursed Ferryman "Take hold of this barnacle-encrusted wheel and who knows when you might next walk on land?"
Cutthroat Wheel.png
Cutthroat Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Cutthroat "Steer swiftly and fearlessly into battle with this sleek wheel. It’s the way you move."
Dark Warsmith Wheel.png
Dark Warsmith Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Dark Warsmith "A wheel designed around a skull so fine, it makes passing Skeleton Ships jealous."
Duke Wheel.png
Duke Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Duke "Duke had an X carved on this wheel so that there would always be treasure aboard his ship - him!"
Elemental Power Wheel.png
Elemental Power Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Elemental Power "May this wheel always steer you towards enchanted places and away form the badlands."
Eternal Freedom Wheel.png
Eternal Freedom Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Eternal Freedom "A steady hand on the wheel is needed if you hope to be known as the fastest ship on the waves."
Fightin' Frogs Wheel.png
Fightin' Frogs Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Fightin' Frogs "The wheel of choice for any ship that wants to look mean and green."
Forsaken Ashes Wheel.png
Forsaken Ashes Wheel Shipwright Shop 50 Doubloons
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Forsaken Ashes "This wheel will steer you through hot water, raining rocks and the treachery of greedy pirates."
Frozen Horizon Wheel.png
Frozen Horizon Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Frozen Horizon "Hold on tightly to this wintry wheel to steer your ship - and when you're done, let it go."
Gilded Phoenix Wheel.png
Gilded Phoenix Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Gilded Phoenix "Could you look any more impressive behind this wheel? Just don't forget to steer, too."
Golden Nile Wheel.png
Golden Nile Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Golden Nile "In skilled hands, this impressive wheel could guide any vessel safely between twisting riverbanks."
Golden Sailor Wheel.png
Golden Sailor Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Golden Sailor "Good luck is bound to come your way, no matter which way you turn this wheel of fortune."
Huntress Wheel.png
Huntress Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Huntress "A famed female pirate once stood at this helm, her steering as infallible as her aim."
Islehopper Outlaw Wheel.png
Islehopper Outlaw Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Islehopper Outlaw "The jagged edges and spikes on this wheel aren't just for show - they're to make sure the helmsmen is always alert to their surroundings."
Jack O' Looter Wheel.png
Jack O' Looter Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Jack O' Looter "Take hold and feel the Jack O' Looter's intense lust for gold. Some pirates may not notice the difference."
Lionfish Wheel.png
Lionfish Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Lionfish "With its bladed edge, this opulent wheel doubles as a buzzsaw if spun fast enough. Make sure your anchor's down first though."
Lodestar Wheel.png
Lodestar Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Lodestar "If you can’t see the stars wheeling overhead, use the stars of this glimmering wheel to guide your ship to safety."
Lunar Festival Wheel.png
Lunar Festival Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Lunar Festival "This golden wheel isn't guaranteed to bring prosperity, but it does look fabulous."
Magpie's Glory Wheel.png
Magpie's Glory Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Legendary Spirit "An immaculate golden wheel, sadly destined to be covered by grubby pirate fingerprints."
Masked Renegade Wheel.png
Masked Renegade Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Masked Renegade "No matter how hard you spin the wheel, nothing can change the flow of sand through the Reaper's hourglass."
Mayhem Wheel.png
Mayhem Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Mayhem "This symbol is said to mark vaults of ancient treasures, powerful but too deadly to pursue."
Mercenary Wheel.png
Mercenary Wheel Duke 50 Doubloons
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Mercenary "Nicer than the average wheel, since you earn more than the average pirate. By shooting them."
Merchant Ambassador Wheel.png
Merchant Ambassador Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Merchant Ambassador "A wheel that practically screams 'pride', 'prosperity' and 'watch out for that rock!'"
Mutinous Fist Wheel.png
Mutinous Fist Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Mutinous Fist "The Mutinous Fist, being equal anarchists, each take turns at the wheel. In theory, anyway..."
Night Wulf Wheel.png
Night Wulf Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Night Wulf "This darkly elegant wheel looks like it could navigate even the most maze-like reefs."
Obsidian Wheel.png
Obsidian Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Black Dog "Fitted with gleaming emeralds and painted shadow black, this wheel will take you nowhere good."
Omen Wheel.png
Omen Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Omen "This wheel may have an inhuman design, but it will steer you true when enemies emerge."
Paradise Garden Wheel.png
Paradise Garden Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Paradise Garden "A wheel inspired by the legend of Paradise Garden. May it steer you to trouble-free times!"
Relic of Darkness Wheel.png
Relic of Darkness Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Relic of Darkness "While you're watching the horizon, try not to worry that the eye on this wheel might be watching you..."
Rogue Tinkerer Wheel.png
Rogue Tinkerer Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Rogue Tinkerer "Smooth rotation, precise grip points... This wheel has clearly been designed by a master."
Royal Revenge Wheel.png
Royal Revenge Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Royal Revenge "Flanked by twin braziers and adorned with a horned skull, the helm is yours - if you're brave enough to take the wheel."
Royal Sea Squirrel Wheel.png
Royal Sea Squirrel Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Royal Sea Squirrel "No matter how sober you were before, this wheel always seems to steer you towards an open tavern."
Ruby Splashtail Wheel.png
Ruby Splashtail Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Ruby Splashtail "Mount a Ruby Splashtail on your wheel and you'll be reminded that perseverance is important."
Sailor Wheel.png
Sailor Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Sailor "The basic wheel, a simple but vital part of any ship. Also a merciless splinter delivery system."
Sapphire Blade Wheel.png
Sapphire Blade Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Sapphire Blade "Set a course for uncharted waters and steer your ship headlong into the unknown."
Sea of Sands Wheel.png
Sea of Sands Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Sea of Sands "The perfect choice for your next seven Voyages."
Shining Pegasus Wheel.png
Shining Pegasus Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Shining Pegasus "Use this opulent wheel and you'll have poets paying tribute to your epic adventures."
Shrouded Ghost Hunter Wheel.png
Shrouded Ghost Hunter Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Shrouded Ghost Hunter "Perhaps the shark's jaws that adorn this wheel will help it steer towards your ocean prey."
Silver Blade Wheel.png
Silver Blade Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Silver Blade "A wheel destined to steer you into new realms and new adventures"
Soulflame Wheel.png
Soulflame Wheel Pirate Emporium 349 Ancient Coins
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Soulflame "Keep your ship on course so you can celebrate Sea of the Damned without ending up there."
Spartan Wheel.png
Spartan Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Spartan "Surely this battle-ready wheel could steer only the most indomitable of vessels."
Spring Blossom Wheel.png
Spring Blossom Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Spring Blossom "The purifying waters that surround the bottom of this wheel are said to do wonders for your skin."
Tribute Peak Wheel.png
Tribute Peak Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Tribute Peak "May it guide your ship safely to an Outpost where a friendly Gold Hoarder will be waiting for you - and your plunder..."
Wheel of the Wailing Barnacle.png
Wheel of the Wailing Barnacle Duke 40 Doubloons
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Wailing Barnacle "A ship's wheel that has spent a bit too much time on the wrong side of the waves."
Wild Rose Wheel.png
Wild Rose Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Wild Rose "A wheel fashioned by Wild Rose, which surely will never veer from the path your heart's desires."
Winter's Fire Wheel.png
Winter's Fire Wheel Ship Customization Chest
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Winter's Fire "When sailing in the cold and dark, this wheel can bring light and hope to anyone at the helm."
The Killer Whale Wheel.png
The Killer Whale Wheel The Hunter's Call 2,800 Gold
40 40
The Killer Whale "The last ship to use this beautiful sea-themed wheel was very nimble. Right 'til the end..."
Admiral Wheel.png
Admiral Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
25 25
Admiral "Behind a wheel like this is where you belong, in command, standing proud at the helm!"
Bilge Rat Wheel.png
Bilge Rat Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
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Bilge Rat "Held together by many bodged repairs, this wheel may not always turn (and may not always stop)."
Castaway Bilge Rat Wheel.png
Castaway Bilge Rat Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
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Castaway Bilge Rat "Held together by many bodged repairs, this wheel may not always turn (and may not always stop)."
Ceremonial Admiral Wheel.png
Ceremonial Admiral Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
25 25
Ceremonial Admiral "Behind a wheel like this is where you belong, in command, standing proud at the helm!"
Grand Admiral Wheel.png
Grand Admiral Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
25 25
Grand Admiral "Behind a wheel like this is where you belong, in command, standing proud at the helm!"
Hunter Wheel.png
Hunter Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
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Hunter "This wheel, as black as your soul, lets your ship turn like a circling bird of prey..."
Imperial Sovereign Wheel.png
Imperial Sovereign Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
25 25
Imperial Sovereign "A shame to subject such a finely crafted wheel to the rigours of the sea, but you have places to be."
Rogue Sea Dog Wheel.png
Rogue Sea Dog Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
25 25
Rogue Sea Dog "This clunking, clattering wheel has a hefty feel to it that appeals to sturdy sailors."
Royal Sovereign Wheel.png
Royal Sovereign Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
25 25
Royal Sovereign "A shame to subject such a finely crafted wheel to the rigours of the sea, but you have places to be."
Ruffian Sea Dog Wheel.png
Ruffian Sea Dog Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
25 25
Ruffian Sea Dog "This clunking, clattering wheel has a hefty feel to it that appeals to sturdy sailors."
Sea Dog Wheel.png
Sea Dog Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
25 25
Sea Dog "This clunking, clattering wheel has a hefty feel to it that appeals to sturdy sailors."
Shark Hunter Wheel.png
Shark Hunter Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
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Shark Hunter "Take the helm of a shark-hunting vessel if you aren't afraid of needing a pegleg or two."
Sovereign Wheel.png
Sovereign Wheel Shipwright Shop 49,000 Gold
25 25
Sovereign "A shame to subject such a finely crafted wheel to the rigours of the sea, but you have places to be."
Azure Ocean Crawler Wheel.png
Azure Ocean Crawler Wheel Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold
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Azure Ocean Crawler "Not necessarily the most pleasant wheel to the touch, but it seems to know its way around the seas."
Bone Crusher Wheel.png
Bone Crusher Wheel Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold
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Bone Crusher "Put the skeletons you smash to better use as a ship's wheel. They can guide you to the next battle!"
Glorious Sea Dog Wheel.png
Glorious Sea Dog Wheel Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold
30 30
Glorious Sea Dog "A pirate can be both devilish and dignified, with a wheel like this to lead from."
Gold Hoarders Wheel.png
Gold Hoarders Wheel Gold Hoarders 69,550 Gold
65 65
Gold Hoarders "Stand proud at this wheel, adorned with 24 karat gold in our name."
Kraken Wheel.png
Kraken Wheel Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold
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Kraken "This wheel always seems to steer you towards clashes with epic sea beasties..."
Legendary Wheel.png
Legendary Wheel Athena's Fortune Shipwright 69,550 Gold
150150
Legendary "A true pirate legend must look imperious, with this mighty wheel they'll know you're serious."
Merchant Alliance Wheel.png
Merchant Alliance Wheel Merchant Alliance 69,550 Gold
65 65
Merchant Alliance "Senior Trader Mavis inspects these wheels to see if you've been taking detours on your Voyages."
Ocean Crawler Wheel.png
Ocean Crawler Wheel Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold
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Ocean Crawler "Not necessarily the most pleasant wheel to the touch, but it seems to know its way around the seas."
Order of Souls Wheel.png
Order of Souls Wheel Order of Souls 69,550 Gold
65 65
Order of Souls "This wheel was repurposed from the first Skeleton Ship sunk at the Order's request."
Parrot Wheel.png
Parrot Wheel Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold
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Parrot "A flamboyant wheel - don't get too carried away and spin your ship into a rock!"
Party Boat Wheel.png
Party Boat Wheel Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold
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Party Boat "Every festival needs games! Aim for the bullseye... Just not while someone's at the helm."
Reaper's Bones Wheel.png
Reaper's Bones Wheel Reaper's Bones 69,550 Gold
65 65
Reaper’s Bones "Stand at this wheel and be every inch a true pirate, master of your own destiny."
Triumphant Sea Dog Wheel.png
Triumphant Sea Dog Wheel Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold
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Triumphant Sea Dog "A pirate can be both devilish and dignified, with a wheel like this to lead from."
Wheel of the Ashen Dragon.png
Wheel of the Ashen Dragon Shipwright Shop 69,550 Gold
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Ashen Dragon "This scorched wheel once steered the accursed Ashen Dragon straight into legend."
Deep Ocean Crawler Wheel.png
Deep Ocean Crawler Wheel Shipwright Shop 110,250 Gold
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Deep Ocean Crawler "Not necessarily the most pleasant wheel to the touch, but it seems to know its way around the seas."
Fearless Bone Crusher Wheel.png
Fearless Bone Crusher Wheel Shipwright Shop 110,250 Gold
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Fearless Bone Crusher "Put the skeletons you smash to better use as a ship's wheel. They can guide you to the next battle!"
Inky Kraken Wheel.png
Inky Kraken Wheel Shipwright Shop 110,250 Gold
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Inky Kraken "This wheel always seems to steer you towards clashes with epic sea beasties..."
Nightshine Parrot Wheel.png
Nightshine Parrot Wheel Shipwright Shop 110,250 Gold
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Nightshine Parrot "A flamboyant wheel - don't get too carried away and spin your ship into a rock."
Wheel of Sunken Sorrow.png
Wheel of Sunken Sorrow Shipwright Shop 139,100 Gold
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Sunken Sorrow "Steer to port, steer to starboard - you can never escape the sorrow of a forgotten past."
Scurvy Bilge Rat Wheel.png
Scurvy Bilge Rat Wheel Shipwright Shop 140,000 Gold
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Scurvy Bilge Rat "Held together by many bodged repairs, this wheel may not always turn (and may not always stop)."
Cultured Aristocrat Wheel.png
Cultured Aristocrat Wheel Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold
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Cultured Aristocrat "Other pirates should know that you’re the cream of the crop. Stand proud at this jeweled wheel."
Dawn Hunter Wheel.png
Dawn Hunter Wheel Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold
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Dawn Hunter "This wheel, as black as your soul, lets your ship turn like a circling bird of prey…"
Eastern Winds Jade Wheel.png
Eastern Winds Jade Wheel Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold
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Eastern Winds Jade "If the ship on this ship's wheel is upside down, you're either turning or something's gone horribly wrong."
Scorched Forsaken Ashes Wheel.png
Scorched Forsaken Ashes Wheel Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold
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Scorched Forsaken Ashes "This wheel will steer you through hot water, raining rocks and the treachery of greedy pirates."
Sunshine Parrot Wheel.png
Sunshine Parrot Wheel Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold
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Sunshine Parrot "A flamboyant wheel - don't get too carried away and spin your ship into a rock!"
Thriving Wild Rose Wheel.png
Thriving Wild Rose Wheel Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold
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Thriving Wild Rose "A wheel fashioned by Wild Rose, which surely will never veer from the path your heart's desires."
Venomous Kraken Wheel.png
Venomous Kraken Wheel Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold
n/a
Venomous Kraken "This wheel always seems to steer you towards clashes with epic sea beasties…"
Wheel of the Silent Barnacle.png
Wheel of the Silent Barnacle Shipwright Shop 165,375 Gold
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The Silent Barnacle "A ship's wheel that has spent a bit too much time on the wrong side of the waves."
Ghost Wheel.png
Ghost Wheel Athena's Fortune Shipwright 500,000 Gold
150150
Ghost "Rumour has it that this wheel was used to torture a pirate... by steering him to a grogless tavern."
Veil of the Ancients Wheel.png
Veil of the Ancients Wheel Athena's Fortune Shipwright 500,000 Gold
150150
27 27
Veil of the Ancients "Wrestling with this heavy stone wheel must have kept Ancient sailors in excellent shape."
Dark Adventurers Wheel.png
Dark Adventurers Wheel Athena's Fortune Shipwright 4,134,375 Gold
150150
Dark Adventurers "Take the helm and set sail in pursuit of dark and dangerous deeds."
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