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A Gun is defined in Pirates Online as any firearm. This includes:

  • Pistol - A single, double or triple-barrelled handgun.
  • Musket - A long-barrelled, long-ranged weapon.
  • Blunderbuss - A powerful muzzle-loading, short-ranged predecessor to the shotgun.
  • Bayonet - A musket with a spear attached to the barrel.

Gun is also the skill that covers the use of these weapons and their ammunition.

NOTE: Originally, the Gun skill was just called Pistol.

NOTE: The bigger the gun or more barrels on the gun the longer it will take to reload.

NOTE: Guns cannot be used on human enemies.

NOTE: You get the gun from Captain Barbossa on Devil's Anvil after getting your boat from Darby Drydock.

Gun SkillsEdit

Combat SkillsEdit

Name Description Skill Req.
Shoot Basic gun skill. 1
Scattershot Basic gun skill. Replaces shoot while using a blunderbuss. 1
Take Aim Sight up an enemy for accurate shooting. 4

Ammo SkillsEdit

Improved and specialized ammunition is also available as the pirate improves their ability with the handgun.

Name Description Cost (Rounds) Skill Req. Icon
Lead Shot Basic lead ball 0 (~) 1
Venom Shot Lead ball dipped in poison. 3 (25) 2 1
Bane Shot A cursed bullet! Decreases attack power by 30%. 5 (25) 6 2
Hex Eater Shot Bullet strips its target of voodoo power. 6 (25) 10 3
Silver Shot Anti-undead ammmo. Ineffective against the living. 7 (25) 17 4
Steel Shot Strongest metal shot, ineffective against Undead 8 (25) 20 5


EagleEyeSkill Pistol sharp shooter Dagger dodge


Eagle Eye, Sharp Shooter, and Dodge

Passive SkillsEdit

These skills improve the pirate's abilities. Once they are learned, they are always in effect.

Name Description Skill Req. Icon
Sharp Shooter Increases chance to hit. 8 6
Dodge Gives the pirate a chance to avoid ranged weapons 12 7
Eagle Eye Increases the pirate's weapon range. 14


NOTE: You can not shoot an enemy ship with any form of hand-held firearm. Also, there are currently no gun-wielding enemies that use their firearms.

NOTE: Both Unlimited and Basic Access can have this mighty weapon.