Player's Guide

Learn how to play the free Pirate101 game!


Combat by land or by Skyway!

Pirate101 has two kinds of combat, with different challenges and fun in each. On the ground, your Pirate can battle baddies by yourself or with friends in land combat. In the Skyway, fire cannons and summon spells to help you defeat enemy ships.


Land Combat

Combat by land can be done individually or in groups of up to 4 Pirates. Once you run into an enemy, your combat is planned in a strategic board game. Companions come to help in the fight, and determining which of your Pirate's special skills to use is a huge part of combat success!

Ship to Ship Combat

Ship to Ship combat in the Skyway is an action packed sailing skill that requires perfect timing with special ship weapons, magical summoning spells, and healing in order to defeat your enemies. Pirates need to sail carefully, because they can be outnumbered in the Skyway if they're not careful! You can try to sink the enemy ship with cannons alone, or board to fight in hand to hand combat.

Click through the Combat links in order to learn more about the strategic combat in Pirate101.