Here are my Top 10 overall game pieces from Pirates of the Revolution. (with the exception of events)
The first chunk of this list was actually very easy, since it follows another list of the Top 10 gold runners, and getting gold is the way you win the game.
The most OP ship ever!
This was actually the hardest thing to figure out – I didn’t know whether to put them #1 or exclude them from the list entirely since they showed up in later sets and had a lesser impact once the ruling changed. However, they were introduced in RV and had a huge impact on the game, remaining as arguably the best offensive generic crew outside of captains. Only the best ship in the game can overshadow their “legacy” I suppose, though perhaps some of the below ships have actually seen far more action than firepot specialists in general… (too bad we don’t have stats for everything heh)
3. Bloody Jewel
Similarly OP and arguably the second-best gold runner ever.
4. Le Bon Marin
|In my book, I’d definitely pay the extra point for the extra mast of durability, hence why the Bloody Jewel is ranked higher.|
One of the best ships ever and a great hybrid. This ship would make the Top 10 without the ability, but having it makes it one of the absolute best.
6. La Monarca
7. Star of Siam
Similar to the Santa Isabel in terms of effectiveness, but with a lesser ability and one less cargo space.
Up there with HMS Titan as one of the best gunships in the game.
The best fort in the game.
Just missed: Franklin (she was #10 before I bumped Paradis up and added the firepot specialists), Le Soleil Royal, Le Superbe, HMS Oxford (I keep going back and forth between these three ships), Ralph David, La Vengeance, Don Pedro Gilbert, Constitution
Honorable Mentions: Golden Medusa, La Belle Etoile, Le Pique, Bonhomme Richard
More Honorable Mentions: Natives, Missionary, Black Swan, Hades’ Flame, Coral, Lightning, Jean Laffite, The Devil’s Maw, Ramsgate, Fortaleza Dorada, Thompson’s Island, HMS Swallow, HMS Nautilus, El San Jose, Le Lyon, Le Courageux, Le Favori, Louisiana, Saratoga, Jarvis, Carolina, Rattlesnake, Philadelphia, Lynx, John Paul Jones, Jonathan Haraden, Red Curse, Explosives, Neptune’s Trident
… and a shoutout to the other numerous ships like Executioner, Cutlass, Panda (the trio of small Pirate gunships that seem underrated and all quite similar, almost like an archetype)
What is your Top 10 for RV?