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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

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There are 60 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,587 (1,250), and 10 challenges

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Devil Of The Caribbean in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Devil Of The Caribbean97 (40)

Defeat all 4 legendary ships.

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Achievement Guide for Devil Of The Caribbean

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Achievement won on 27 Nov 13
TA Score for this game: 1,638
Posted on 28 November 13 at 09:52
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First and foremost you should have all ship upgrade when you do this and be prepared for a bit of a long hall depending on your skill Level and as for the ships I found an IGN guide that really helped so I am going to copy it here for you but before I do I will tell you my main strategy if you have trouble with theirs. I most focused on ramming them and then using heavy shot when you feel you can land with most the shots then proceed to use swivel guns to hit weak points and if you get the chance shoot another broadside and rinse and repeat. also the guide doesn't mention it LA DAMA NEGRA is only armoured on its sides so it is also vulnerable to damage from the front, or above. I will also post the link to the guide and a gameradar guide as well at the end.


The HMS Prince is similar to a Man'O War ship but with heavier hits and defense. It will try to get away from the Jackdaw with its superior speed while using Mortar on you. Similar to other mortar attacks, you will see the area of effect, giving you a small opportunity to avoid damage.

Try to move close and use the chain and ram strategy, trying to stay as close as possible so that it prevents the HMS prince from using Mortar. The HMS Prince is probably the easiest of the Legendaries.


The La Dama Negra, probably the easiest Legendary battle, is very similar to the HMS Prince in terms of its attack style with one key difference: Unlike other ships' mortar attacks, it does not show the area of effect.

One way to respond to the mortar attacks is try not to move towards it directly from a distance, as it will most likely fire devastating mortar shots in your path. If you are circling the La Dama, slow down a little when you see mortars coming, as most of its attacks are adjusted for where you are speeding towards.

The best strategy against this ship is to stay close and use heavy cannons while ramming where you can, staying close will also mean reduced chance of it using mortar on the Jackdaw. Remember that her sides are heavily armoured. Moving behind her will allow you to do normal damage.


This legendary battle is a fight against two ships, the HMS Fearless and Royal Sovereign. They both have less HP than the rest of the Legendaries, but they will come at you by funneling you between them and using their side cannons against you.

Best strategy is to chain shoot one and then ram them, once the boat is pinned down continue to use chain shot and ram, making sure the boat doesn't get too far away from you. Another crucial part of the battle is to use brace when your boat is between the two.

If you destroy one boat before the other, the remaining will employ a different strategy where it will constantly ram you for massive damage, so a good strategy is to damage one ship's health to about 10% with the chain and ram strategy, then start using the chain and ram strategy on the other ship so that once you destroy one ship, you can finish the other one with one or two mortar shots or a good ramming.


In terms of difficulty the El Impoluto is probably the hardest of the lot as it is a lot more aggressive and has massive ramming power compared to the other Legendaries.

Strategy against it is to shoot chain and then ram where you can, however, given its superior movability compared to the Jackdaw, you will also have to employ cannons and mortars when El Impoluto runs away from you, it will respond with cannons, so remember to use brace when you see cannons coming. Mortars can be used to interrupt its wide turns and give you time to reset -- when it speeds away from you, hit it as it begins a turn and it will try and avoid your shot, slowly turning the other direction.

Do NOT try and ram El Impoluto on its side and accept the fact that it is far faster than the Jackdaw.

However, you can pull off a very careful ram attack to counter its own ramming run: As it approaches you to ram, turn towards Impoluto, accelerate, and send chain shot at it when it gets near. This will slow it enough, or stop it entirely, so that it cannot ram you. Use your own ram to hit it right to the left or right of its own ram. From here it will maneuver wildly, sometimes reeling into the air to reposition. Hit is hard with Heavy Shot and Swivels while it does.

Another thing to watch out for is when it moves behind you, the best defence to deter it from ramming you is to let off a few fire barrels and let off a mortar to steer it away.

Also I defeated the twin ships last and the achievement popped after i destroyed the first one so if you just want the achievement and don't care about the rewards if you have trouble with the two ships just ram then heavy shot one til it dies and it should pop like it did for me
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