Poseidon

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Poseidon
Poseidon.png

Info

Type Ironclad
Role Combat
Hull Strength 18000
Speed 7 with engine
Armament 2x Medium Turret
Max Cargo 0
Other Storage for 200 Cannon Balls

Requirements

Metal 1500
Wood 800
Doubloons 500000
Level 10
Other Advanced Engine x1
Shipwright-Buddy.pngShipwright says... The Poseidon's all-iron hull makes it extremely tough. Press E to toggle steam engine on or off. Requires coal to use run. *HAS NO SAILS*

The Poseidon is an ironclad ship offering high health alongside fast-turning, powerful guns. The turrets offer great protection from fire for the crew, however the limited viewing window can make spotting targets challenging. Despite having the rare boon of a 5 speed engine, the overall speed of the ship remains quite slow, paired with an extremely slow turning speed. The Poseidon is able to independently function better than a Neptune due to the lack of a rear blind spot as well as needing less crew to man, allowing multiple to be used for the same crew cost. The Poseidon provides a far healthier yet slower alternative of a 3 crew ship to the Stiletto, which also functions as an effective independent or support ship.

Trivia

  • A Poseidon Upgrade can also be used to add extra armor to the wheelhouse of the ship, more effectively protecting the helmer from being cannon sniped, particularly from mortar shells. However, it also restricts the helmer's movement from the wheel in the event of boarding.
  • In lore, the Poseidon is most commonly used by Purshovia, with each Poseidon only costing 5 CP for the faction compared to 9 CP for all other factions
  • Purshovia has developed a triple-barreled turret for the Poseidon known as a Marochev Turret, which has far greater power and range than a standard Poseidon Long Gun, but a much slower turn rate comparable to a normal cannon. These turrets are unobtainable by normal players and are typically only seen in Purshovian war events. A Poseidon using this turret costs 7 CP in war, rather than the typical 5 CP for a Purshovian Poseidon.
  • This ironclad is named after the Greek god of the sea.

See also