Void Sea Seal
A proper Blacksail farming strategy is crucial to maximize your rewards from the Seasonal mechanic. Once Chapter 3 is completed, all stages are affected by Void Pirates and some monsters within each zone drop Void Sea Flames. After defeating the Zone boss an altar appears that players can interact with to choose between their collected Void Sea Flames. These either; cause the Void Pirates to drop additional loot or affect the type of Seal Whisper that is revealed after completing the encounter.
After selecting 6 Seal Whispers you are able to challenge the Ghost Sea Bride. This means that optimizing your selections in each Zone can drastically alter the rewards granted from the Chest you receive after defeating her. The higher your Timemark, the more base rewards the chest contains. Only 1 Void Pirate encounter needs to be completed in a T8 Beacon to maximize your rewards, but this fight is much more challenging than its T7 counterpart.
Seal Whispers apply their modifiers separately, so stacking the same modifier together multiple times exponentially increases the effect. If you have two instances of 31% chance for Flame Fuel to be multiplied by 2, when 1 Flame Elementium drops the following occurs:
- There is a 52% chance to drop 2 Flame Elementium.
- Additionally, there is a 9.61% chance to drop 4 Flame Elementium.
For more information about the Blacksail Season mechanic check out our guide here!
Seal Whispers augment the loot granted from the Ghost Sea Bride in the following ways;
Whisper of Wealth
Whisper of Wonder
Whisper of Armament
Blacksail Farming Strategy
The goal of this Blacksail farming strategy is to add Flame Fuel to the base rewards of the chest. Then use upgrade and duplication chance to get multiple Flame Elementium drops. To maximize the amount of Currency rewards granted by the Ghost Sea Bride look for the following Seal Whispers:
- 1-2x chance for Fuel to appear among base Void Sea Treasure or Void Sea Treasure drops 3/5/7/14 additional Flame Fuel.
- 1x chance for Flame Fuel dropped from Void Sea Treasure to be upgraded.
- 3-4x chance for Flame Fuel, Embers and Fluorescent Memories dropped from Void Sea Treasure to be multiplied by 2 times.
To achieve this select, "after defeating Void Pirates, all selectable Seal Whispers become Whisper of Wonder or Whisper of Wealth" of Magic/Rare quality or higher. The following priority list is helpful for optimizing your rewards. Try to be flexible in your application of the strategy as it's pretty rare to get a perfect outcome, but quite common to get multiple Flame Elementium.
Whisper of Wonder Priority
Your highest priority is to look for Seal Whispers become Whisper of Wonder of Rare or higher quality. In general you need to prioritize Wonder over Wealth to have as many chances to duplicate Flame Fuel as you can get. When selecting your Whispers of Wonder use the following guideline:
- Try to get a Seal Whisper with chance for Flame Fuel, Embers and Fluorescent Memories dropped from Void Sea Treasure to be multiplied by 2 times.
- If that's not available try to find Flame Fuel has an 8% chance to be upgraded.
- After that, take any tier of "Flame Fuel has a chance to be upgraded."
Getting 2 Flame Fuel duplication Whispers of Wonder early on allows you more flexibility later and yields higher rewards. When following this strategy avoid Drop rarity Whispers, these don't apply to Flame Fuel!
Whisper of Wealth Priority
When Wonder isn't offered, aim for Seal Whispers become Whisper of Wealth of Rare or higher quality. While the ideal setup uses 1-2 Wealth and 4-5 Wonder, high tier Whispers of Wealth have incredible potential and can be stacked to increase rewards!
- Prioritize 3/5/7/14 Flame Fuel drops or +90/135/185% chance for Flame Fuel to appear among base loot.
While much lower value the following are your next best options:
- +25/38/50% chance for Rare gear dropped from Void Sea Treasure to become Flame Fuel.
- +24/36/48% additional Flame Fuel in base Void Sea Treasure.
When you have more base Flame Fuel from multiple Whispers of Wealth, stacking chance for Flame Fuel to upgrade becomes more valuable.
Pro Tip: You aren't always offered ideal choices, so use the above priority to make the best decision you can. Prioritize Wonder over Wealth and Seal whispers are Rare/Magic over lower rarity offers. Avoid choices which only offer Whisper of Armament when following this strategy.
Precious Legendary Farming
This strategy pivot should be used if you receive any of the following Whisper of Wonder;
- Among every 20 Fluorescent Memories that the Void Sea Treasure drops, 1 piece will be changed to Precious Legendary Gear
- Among every 20 Fluorescent Memories that the Void Sea Treasure drops, 1 piece will be changed to Precious Hero Relics
- Among every 20 Fluorescent Memories that the Void Sea Treasure drops, 1 piece will be changed to Precious Hero Memories
This Whisper of Wonder pivot relies on the same priority outlined above, however instead of adding Flame Fuel to the drops, and upgrading it you instead focus on the below modifiers to get as many Fluorescent Memories as possible.
- Void Sea Treasure drops 1/2/3 additional Fluorescent Memories.
- +145/215/285% chance for Fluorescent Memories to appear among base Void Sea Treasure.
- +21/32/42% additional Fluorescent Memories in base Void Sea Treasure.
- +6/8/11% chance for Rare gear dropped from Void Sea Treasure to become Fluorescent Memories.
Here's an example of the strategy in practice, this follows the priority of looking for Wonder over Wealth wherever possible. Sometimes you aren't offered Wonder, in which case you focus on following the priority for each Whisper available. In this example, the end result was 11 Flame Elementium.
|Whisper Selection:||Whisper Influence:||Choices Offered:|
|First Seal Whisper||Whispers become Whisper of Wealth of Rare quality or higher.||+36% Additional Embers in base Void Sea Treasure.|
|The best option here is to start by adding Flame Fuel with the hope of upgrading or duplicating it later.||Void Sea Treasure drops 14 additional Flame Fuel.|
|Void Sea Treasure drops 3 additional Fluorescent Memories.|
|Second Seal Whisper||Whispers become Whisper of Wonder of Rare quality or higher.||+105% Void Sea Treasure Drop rarity.|
|Next pick the Whisper to upgrade Flame Sand into Flame Elementium.||+8% chance for Flame Fuel dropped from Void Sea Treasure to be upgraded.|
|Among every 33 pieces of Magic Hero Relics that Void Sea Treasures drop, 1 piece will be changed to Extremely Precious Hero Relics.|
|Third Seal Whisper||Whispers become Whisper of Wealth of Magic quality or higher.||Void Sea Treasure drops 5 additional Flame Fuel.|
|There aren't many good choices here, so 5 Flame Fuel is an easy choice.||Void Sea Treasure drops 3 additional Embers.|
|+27% additional Embers in base Void Sea Treasure.|
|Fourth Seal Whisper||Whispers become Whisper of Wonder of Magic quality or higher.||+80% Void Sea Treasure Drop rarity.|
|By this point it's too late to pivot, so the best options is chance to upgrade in hopes of hitting Flame Elementium.||+5.9% chance for Flame Fuel dropped from Void Sea Treasure to be upgraded.|
|Among every 20 Fluorescent Memories that the Void Sea Treasure drops, 1 piece will be changed to Precious Legendary Gear.|
|Fifth Seal Whisper||Whispers become Whisper of Wealth of Rare quality or higher.||+50% chance for Rare gear dropped from Void Sea Treasure to become Flame Fuel.|
|The best choice is to raise the base Flame Fuel to 33 which synergizes well with the double upgrade chance.||Void Sea Treasure drops 3 additional Embers.|
|Void Sea Treasure drops 14 additional Flame Fuel.|
|Sixth Seal Whisper||Whispers become Whisper of Wealth of Magic quality or higher.||+8% chance for Rare gear dropped from Void Sea Treasure to become Fluorescent Memories.|
|There are no good options here unfortunately, but Embers or Flourescent Memories add a bit of profit to the end chest, pick any option.||+55% chance for Embers to appear among base Void Sea Treasure.|
|+215% chance for Fluorescent Memories to appear among base Void Sea Treasure.|
- The Blacksail Seal Whispers are divided into 3 broad categories.
- Whisper of Armament focusing on Gear, Hero Relics and Hero Memories.
- Whisper of Wealth focusing on Embers, Flame Fuel and Fluorescent Memories.
- Whisper of Wonder which enhances the above rewards.
- The Blacksail farming strategy to maximize your Flame Fuel rewards involves the following;
- 1-2x Increased Chance for Flame Fuel in base rewards or +Flame Fuel in base rewards.
- 1x Flame Fuel Upgrade.
- 3-4x chance for Flame Fuel, Embers and Fluorescent Memories to be multiplied by 2 times.
- If you get a chance to drop Precious Rewards for every 20 Fluorescent memories you can take that and pivot your strategy.
- With the proper strategy, defeating the Ghost Sea Bride is extremely rewarding!
- It's rare to be offered perfect options, so always try to be flexible in your application of the strategy.
Written by Tenkiei
Contributions by Milkybk_
Reviewed by Facefoot, Milkybk_