Kenway's Fleet is unlocked early in Sequence 04 with very little information on how it works. A great source of money for those who invest the effort into doing Kenway's Fleet, Kenway's Fleet is accessed from the Captain's Cabin on the Jackdaw or through the Companion App from Ubisoft on the iOS or Android. At the very basic level Kenway's Fleet consists of three steps:
- Gain new ships for the fleet by defeating and boarding ships and choosing to send them to Kenway's Fleet
- In the Kenway's Fleet menu select a trade route and engage in ship battles for trade resources and to secure a route
- With the trade resources and secure routes, send your ship on missions for money
New Ships for the Fleet
Every ship in the Caribbean has a level, with three levels per ship type, that you can view by using the Spyglass. This level affects the attributes of each ship, viewable when choosing to add them to your fleet, comparing with other ships if you are out of docks, or when they are already in your fleet.
|Battle Attributes||Trade Attributes|
|Ship Type||Lvl||Spd||Pwr||Hlt||Cargo||Bonus||Time R.|
In order to add a ship to your fleet you must have an empty dock, but more can be purchased with gems.
There are three types of resources that are used in Kenway's Fleet:
- Gemstones are the currency in Kenway's Fleet. They are used to repair ships, unlock new docks, and expand your fleet. To obtain gemstones you must either salvage ships or complete Ship Battles.
- Cargo is what you will be trading to make money and is gained by completing Ship Battles. There are five types: Rice, Tobacco, Cocoa, Wine, and Olive Oil.
- Fire Barrels are used in Ship Battles when the outcome looks grim to do massive damage.
Ship Battles are a major function of Kenway's Fleet, securing routes and giving you new resources. Trade routes are classified as four different types:
- Green = Safe
- Yellow = Hazardous
- Orange = Dangerous
- Red = Treacherous
When hoving on any trade route you may have the option to take part in ship battles. Once selected, the odds of success will be presented. If it is less than 100% you can either add more ships or repair ships to reach 100% (less than 100% can result in losing your ships altogether). There are three attributes that determine the outcome of each battle:
- The ships speed determines how fast it will fire, with the ship in the top row getting a +10 speed bonus. In general you want the ship in the top row to be faster in speed value than the fastest ship in the enemies ranks. This will allow you to strike first and slow the enemy attack.
- This is the ships damag output. The ship in the middle row gets a +5 damage bonus.
- The maximum damage the ship can sustain. The ship in the bottom row gets a +5% health bonus.
In general, Frigates are the best all around as they are not too slow but still put out a lot of damage. Keep a few in your docks specifically for combat to ensure you are getting the most resources with the least amount of damage to your ships that will need to be repaired.