The Black Spot

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The Black Spot
  • The Black Spot item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons the Black Spot mount
'Arrr! This be mutiny!'
RarityRarity level: Fiery red
Sell5
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffPirate Ship MountPirate Ship MountDesktop and Mobile versions
Buff tooltipYou're the captain now
Summons Mount
Pirate Ship Mount
Pirate Ship Mount
Dropped by Dropped by
Master mode icon.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
Flying DutchmanDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsFlying Dutchman.pngFlying DutchmanDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions125%

The Black Spot is a mount-summoning item dropped by the Flying Dutchman in Master Mode with a 25*1/4 (25%) chance. It summons a rideable Pirate Ship Mount which can fly infinitely.

The Pirate Ship Mount has a max horizontal flight speed of 36 mph, a diagonal speed of 54 mph, and a vertical speed of 41 mph. It moves slightly slower (30 mph) when in a body of water. Upon achieving 20 mph, a ring of gold particles appears around the player and trails behind the mount, imitating the visual of a sonic boom. Once these particles are displayed, the Pirate Ship Mount begins dealing 94–100 damage upon ramming enemies. The damage is boosted by items that boost summon damage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Flying Dutchman can be fought before beating any of the mechanical bosses, making the Pirate Ship Mount the only mount with infinite flight obtainable before any Hardmode boss fights.
  • While most other mounts are four tiles tall, the Pirate Ship Mount is five tiles tall.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement The Cavalry.png
The Cavalry • “Equip a mount.”
Equip your first Mount. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Mobile version The Pirate Ship Mount is often considered to be among the best mounts in the game, despite being obtainable before any of the mechanical bosses have been defeated. With its high speed, it is a very useful mobility aid, e.g. during boss fights. This speed is only matched by Cute Fishron when boosted.
    • However, its acceleration, turning, and stopping rates are relatively slow, making it less agile than other flying mounts. The acceleration also makes its ramming capabilities difficult to utilize. Other mounts, such as the Witch's Broom or UFO Mount (both have an acceleration of 49 mph/second, compared to the Pirate Ship Mount's 37 mph/second), may be more suited e.g. for dodging incoming attacks.
      • One can also quickly dismount then remount to dodge attacks, as vertical acceleration by falling is rather high.
  • Obtaining The Black Spot prior to defeating a mechanical boss is a challenging (given the difficulty of the Master Mode, early-Hardmode Pirate Invasion) but rewarding task. See Pirate Invasion § Tips and Guide:Defending against events for tips.
  • It is advisable to remove mobility accessories when using the mount, as they will not boost its movement.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The item is a reference to the adventure novel Treasure Island by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, where pieces of paper marked with a black spot play an important role.
  • The buff tooltip may be a nod to the 2013 American biographical drama-thriller movie Captain Phillips, where the pirate Abduwali Muse says "I'm the captain now", a phrase commonly used within meme communities on the internet.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.1: Max speed and acceleration reduced. Can no longer instantly reach top acceleration by dashing.