Ship weapons

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Weapons are equipment mounted on ships crossing the Unterzee to defend against monsters and pirates inhabiting it. No captain with a self-preservation instinct ever leaves port without at least a deck gun mounted.

Weapon Slots[edit | edit source]

All ships, no matter their size, can mount a Deck weapon. Larger ships may also be able to mount a Foward weapon, and possibly an Aft weapon. Each weapon is designed for only one of these three slots, and cannot be mounted elsewhere.

  • Deck weapons have a very wide firing angle and a good range.
  • Forward weapons have a much narrower firing angle, but a better range. Most are specialized and have interesting properties, either doing extra damage to beasts and crew, or staggering enemies and doing extra damage to ships. All torpedo-launchers and flensing weapons are Forward-mounted.
  • Aft weapons can fire upon enemies while the ship is fleeing from them which have snuck up behind our brave London zee-captains! They take longer to aim, but deliver powerful attacks that stagger enemies for a longer time. The Aft equipment slot is unique in that its pieces of equipment include both weapons and non-weapons.

Weapon Types[edit | edit source]

There are four main types of weapons on the zee: cannons, torpedo-launchers, flensing weapons, and Icaruses in Black.

  • Cannons are standard weaponry, equally effective against ships and beasts. They do not consume ammunition. All Deck and Aft weapons are standard cannons.
  • Flensing weapons are specialized weaponry designed to rip and tear the flesh of zee-beasts (as well as their scales, shells, hide, chitin, spines, ichorous membranes, wings, etc.) They do more damage to beasts than to the hulls of ships, and are better at killing enemy Crew than staggering enemies. Like cannons, flensing weapons do not require ammunition. All flensing weapons are Forward-mounted.
  • Torpedo-launchers are specialized weaponry designed to blow apart the hulls of enemy vessels. They are quite powerful, though they deal somewhat less damage to beasts and enemy crew. Firing any torpedo-launcher consumes one unit of Torpedo Components. All torpedo-launchers are Forward-mounted.
  • Icaruses in Black deal impressive damage to ships, and utterly apocalyptic damage to monsters. However, each shot requires.... unusual ammunition. The entire Icarus in Black is Forward-mounted.

Deck Weapons[edit | edit source]

Portrait Item name Hull Dmg Hull icon.png Life Dmg Life icon.png Crew Dmg Crew icon.png Warm-Up Warmup icon.png Stagger Stagger icon.png Notes
SS gun basicsmall.png
Leadbeater & Stainrod Reconditioned Frigate-Surplus Deck-Gun Mark II
  • +8
  • +8
  • 1
  • 4s
  • 0s
SS gun bluesmall.png
Cotterell & Hathersage 'Reproach'
  • +12
  • +12
  • 1
  • 4s
  • 0s
SS gun greensmall.png
Cotterell & Hathersage 'Denunciation'
  • +15
  • +15
  • 1
  • 4s
  • 0s
SS gun purplesmall.png
Caminus Yards Hellthrasher
  • +18
  • +18
  • 2
  • 4s
  • 0s
Shining Knight
  • +26
  • +26
  • 4
  • 4s
  • 4s

Forward Weapons[edit | edit source]

Portrait Item name Hull Dmg Hull icon.png Life Dmg Life icon.png Crew Dmg Crew icon.png Warm-Up Warmup icon.png Stagger Stagger icon.png Notes
SS flenser bluesmall.png
Stampshod's 'Calvary' Prong Launcher
  • +16
  • +24
  • 2
  • 4s
  • 0s
Flensing weapon
SS launcher basicsmall.png
Leadbeater & Stainrod 'Seaworm'
  • +24
  • +24
  • 1
  • 4s
  • 4s
Torpedo-launcher
SS flenser basicsmall.png
Leadbeater & Stainrod 'Britomart' Flensing-Cannon
  • +14
  • +22
  • 2
  • 4s
  • 0s
Flensing weapon
SS launcher greensmall.png
Cotterell & Hathersage Pneumatic Dynamite Torpedo-Gun
  • +24
  • +24
  • 1
  • 4s
  • 4s
Torpedo-launcher
SS launcher bluesmall.png
Leadbeater & Stainrod 'Winnower'
  • +28
  • +28
  • 2
  • 4s
  • 6s
Torpedo-launcher
SS gun bluesmall.png
Cotterell & Hathersage 'Majesty'
  • +22
  • +22
  • 2
  • 4s
  • 2s

The Majesty is the only front-mounted pure cannon: others are torpedoes or flensing weapons.

SS flenser purplesmall.png
Caminus Yards Heart-Ender
  • +20
  • +28
  • 3
  • 4s
  • 2s
Flensing weapon
SS launcher purplesmall.png
Caminus Yards 'Bandersnatch'
  • +34
  • +34
  • 4
  • 4s
  • 8s
Torpedo-launcher
SS mementomorismall.png
Memento Mori
  • +24
  • +32
  • 4
  • 4s
  • 2s
Flensing weapon
SS meteors purplesmall.png
Icarus in Black
  • +50
  • +500
  • -
  • 5s
  • 6s
Icarus in Black

Aft Weapons[edit | edit source]

Portrait Item name Hull Dmg Hull icon.png Life Dmg Life icon.png Crew Dmg Crew icon.png Warm-Up Warmup icon.png Stagger Stagger icon.png Notes
SS aft basicsmall.png
Leadbeater & Stainrod 'Scorpion'
  • +22
  • +22
  • 1
  • 6s
  • 6s
SS cannonsmall.png
Cotterell & Hathersage 'Discouragement'
  • +24
  • +24
  • 1
  • 6s
  • 8s
SS aft purplesmall.png
Caminus Yards 'D nation'
  • +28
  • +28
  • 2
  • 6s
  • 8s
Ship Equipment
Forward Equipment
SS Ship Layout.jpg
Bridge equipment
Caminus Yards Heart-EnderCaminus Yards 'Bandersnatch'Cotterell & Hathersage Pneumatic Dynamite Torpedo-GunLeadbeater & Stainrod 'Britomart' Flensing-CannonLeadbeater & Stainrod Reconditioned Frigate-Surplus Deck-Gun Mark IILeadbeater & Stainrod 'Seaworm'Leadbeater & Stainrod 'Winnower'Stampshod's 'Calvary' Prong LauncherMemento MoriIcarus in Black Blazing Glim-LampJudgement ResonatorMontaigne ProjectorSoft Glim-LampSpeculative ConsonatorWhithern Optical
Deck Auxiliary Equipment
Caminus Yards HellthrasherCotterell & Hathersage 'Denunciation'Cotterell & Hathersage 'Reproach'Leadbeater & Stainrod Reconditioned Frigate-Surplus Deck-Gun Mark II Anatomical CabinetCaminus Yards Pneumatic RatsenderMonstrous AlmanacSerene AquariumShrine to StoneTorpedo NetsWE ARE CLAYWhispering Trophy-CaseThe Zong of the Zee
Engines Aft Equipment
Caminus Yards 'Compulsion'Cotterell & Hathersage 'Admiralty Special'Cotterell & Hathersage 'Manticore No.4'Elderly Steeple-EngineLeadbeater & Stainrod 'Boadicea'Leadbeater & Stainrod 'Illyrian'The Fulgent ImpellerThe Serpentine Caminus Yards Avid SuppressorConcealed CompartmentSecure CompartmentLeadbeater & Stainrod 'Scorpion'Cotterell & Hathersage 'Discouragement'Caminus Yards 'D__nation'Milebreaker
Ship statistics
Ship Consumables Crew
Engine temperatureEngine powerFuel efficiencyHold capacityHullQuarters ZailorsFuelSupplies TerrorHunger