1. Lord Mycron
3. Equipment (mostly Fire/Exploding/Stinkpot/Grape Shot)
Grapple, Chain, Double, and Smokepot aren’t as good, but you forgot one: Stinkpot Shot. It can be devastating when it hits at the right time, and is a great (and sickeningly cheap) way of going after stuff like the Acorazado and Constitution, or 10 masters in general.
Both are fantastic gold runners – the San Pedro has the best gold running ability in the game, but the MS can go faster and carry more for the same point cost.
Armada stands above the rest, but the others are generally similar in effectiveness.
7. Various 5 masters
Tough to pick between some of the rares and the LE Morning Stars, since they’re so similar and many cost 14 points.
Not as good as some other tiny French runners, but underrated due to her rarity (and perhaps because almost nobody knows what the ship looks like).
10. Skin Flayer
Honorable Mentions: Jeux , Conquerant , HMS Ram , Poor Adams , Pawtucket , HMS Salient , Saber , Splinter , Freedom’s Hand , Sol , USS Lenox , Coconut , Roberto Santana , Lenoir (would be top 10 but CC version is nearly the same), Turtles , Ammunition , Letters of Marque/Soul Mark equipment, Treasure Cards