Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag achievements

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

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There are 60 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,586 (1,250), and 10 challenges

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Destroyer in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Destroyer88 (40)

Fully upgrade the Jackdaw.

  • Unlocked by 35,337 tracked gamers (21% - TA Ratio = 2.19) 171,188  

Achievement Guide for Destroyer

341,143 (204,565)
Achievement won on 28 Dec 13
TA Score for this game: 1,188
Posted on 27 December 13 at 20:46, Edited on 18 August 14 at 15:26
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Hey All,

Xzhibit isn’t going to roll up and just pimp your ride here. This will take a little time but I’ll share a couple tips, the amount of resources total for each upgrade and the locations for elite plans to aid in your voyage of sailing the most feared ship in the seven seas.

Things you should focus on levelling as soon as you can are your hull armour, broadside cannons, heavy shot, swivel strength and round shot strength. Mortars and ram strength are helpful too, but more so once you’re going after larger, slower ships and forts.

In order to upgrade your new floating death machine you’re going to need reales and materials, lots of them. The quickest way to obtain them is by plundering other ships and pirating their goods. Use your spyglass when looking at other ships to see what’s in their hold and if it’s worth your effort to engage them. Once you’ve battled another vessel and won you’ve got two options: initiate the boarding sequence and fulfil the tasks assigned to take all the cargo, or deliver another blow, sink the ship and only loot half its contents. I prefer to board and make off with the full booty but a case can be made for the essence of time and settling for half the cargo but more ships destroyed.

Another benefit of boarding is being able to capture the ship and send it to Kenway’s fleet (avail first during Sequence 4). This mini game can become very lucrative earning reales the further you make it. IGN has a great guide I’ll link to if you’re interested learning more about the game and its tactics.'s_Fleet
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Larger vessels carry more goods and the largest ships, in high volumes are in the Southern portion of the map. I'd suggest sticking to the Northern part of the map until you've upgraded your ship enough to start taking on these higher level vessels. Don’t be discouraged if you spot a ship and it’s lacking the metal, cloth or wood materials you’re seeking. Chances are if it’s not transporting those it’ll have higher amounts of sugar and/or rum. Both sell for high value (sugar = 20per, rum=15per).

Most parts final upgrade, require you to find an upgrade plan via a treasure map search. BozzSoulja has pointed out you can take advantage of the Time Saver: Technology pack. Price at $2.99 CAD, it removes the requirement to find the 18 plans for each part's best upgrade. You still need the money and resources to upgrade the parts though.

Weapons and Armour
Hull Armour
- 50,000 reales, 700 metal and 1,450 wood
- Elite Hull Armor-San Ignacio-379, 770

Broadside cannons
- 46,000 reales and 2,020 metal
- Elite Broadside Cannons Set-The Blue Hole- 471, 170

Chase Cannons
- 3,000 reales, 60 metal and 100 wood

Ram Strength
- 22,500 reales, 350 metal and 950 wood
- Elite Ram-La Concepcion Shipwreck- 181, 296

Round Shot Strength
- 51,900 reales
- Elite Round Shot Strength-Kabah Ruins- 769, 145

Chain Shot Strength
- 8,500 reales

- 37,300 reales and 1,150 metal
- Elite Mortars-Antocha- 630, 660

Swivel Strength
- 20,700 reales and 625 metal
- Elite Swivel Guns-Devil’s Eye Cave- 487, 357

Heavy Shot
- 31,900 reales
- Map for Elite design plan *needed* Ambergris key 55, 178
- Elite Heavy Shot Strength - Misteriosa- 307, 195
- Thanks @ Vr English

Fire Barrel Strength
- 11,000
- Map for Elite design plan *needed* Santanillas 221, 247
- Elite Fire Barrel Strength - San Juan- 479, 487

Diving Bell
- 5,000 reales

Heavy Shot storage
- 6,000 reales
- Map for Elite design plan *needed* Cayman Sound 327, 334
- Elite Heavy Shot Storage - Petite Cavern- 901, 263

Mortar storage
- 7,800 reales
- Map for Elite design plan *needed* Tortuga 882, 370
- Elite Mortars Storage - Matanzas- 333, 650

Fire Barrel storage
- 6,000 reales
- Map for Elite design plan *needed* acquired by completing the Scarlatina mission, in Canada, within Kenway's Fleet minigame.
- Elite Fire Barrel Storage-Isla Providencia- 502, 44
- Thanks @XsPurity

Crew’s Quarters
- 4,300 reales and 400 cloth

Cargo storage
- 8,000 reales

Rowboat armour
- 2,400 reales and 250 wood

Harpoon strength
- 5,000 reales
- Map for Elite design plan *needed* Mariguana Island 880,544
- Elite Harpoon Strength - Andreas Island- 579, 720
- Thanks @DarkLordRaptor

Harpoon storage
- 2,000 reales

Hope this helps you on your way, please let me know if I can improve this any further to help future people out and I’d appreciate the upvote if I was able to help you in your quest.
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