Epheria Carrack: Balance and Epheria Carrack: Advance were introduced in the The Great Expedition Update on 23 October 2019. Both ships are upgrades from Epheria Caravel and require an Epheria Caravel to craft.

Carracks are a great improvement over the Caravel, with almost every ship stat increased to create the best Barter ships available.

 

Upgrade from Caravel to Carrack Balance or Advance:

  • 5000+ more Weight Limit (69% increase in LT)
  • 70 more Cabins for Sailors
  • 5 to 10 more Inventory
  • 7 additional cannons on each side (14 total)
  • 5% improvement in Turn/Brake
  • 10% to 15% greater Speed
  • More Durability and Rations
Caravel Upgrade Comparison Chart
T4 T5
Ship Stat Epheria Caravel Carrack (Advance) Carrack (Balance)
HP 1,000,000 1,350,000 1,300,000
Rations 1,100,000 1,300,000 1,400,000
Base LT 10,000 16,500 15,000
Speed 100% 110% 115%
Accel 100% 100% 100%
Turn 110% 115% 115%
Brake 110% 115% 115%
Inventory 30 slots 40 slots 35 slots
Cabins 30 100 100
Cannon per Side 2 (captain) 9 (captain) 9 (captain)
Reload 13s 13s 12s

Upgrade to Epheria Carrack (Advance):

carrack advance upgraded stats

Upgrade to Epheria Carrack (Advance):

  • Greatest Inventory of all Carracks. (5 more than Balance)
  • Greatest Weight Limit. (1,500 more LT than Balance)
  • Slowest Cannons. (1 second slower than Balance)
  • Slowest Movement Speed. (5% lower speed than Balance)
  • Lowest Rations. (100k less Rations than Balance)
  • Less time cost. (Tear of the Ocean isn’t easily available via Ship Material Refresh.)

Upgrade to Epheria Carrack (Balance):

carrack balance upgraded stats

Upgrade to Epheria Carrack (Balance):

  • Faster Cannons (1 second faster than Advance)
  • Better Movement Speed (5% more than Advance)
  • More Rations (100k more than Advance)
  • Less Weight Limit (1,500 less LT than Advance)
  • Less Inventory Slots (5 less than Advance)
  • More time cost. (requires 8 more Tear of the Ocean.)

Carrack Advance & Balance: Best in Barter Ships

The upgrade ships from Epheria Caravel are NOT considered best for battle and manuverability.

They are considered best for Barter and Trade.

When you compare them to the battle ship upgrade line starting with Epheria Frigate, you can see why.

These Barter ships have more Inventory and Weight Limit, but less Damage, Speed, Acceleration, Turn, and Brake.

Note that the Carracks all have 100 Cabin space to add more Sailors, which allows you to strengthen areas you feel are too weak in ship stats like Speed, Acceleration, Turn, and Brake.

Barter Carracks vs Battle Carracks
Barter —————- T5 Carracks ————- Battle
Ship Stat Carrack (Advance) Carrack (Balance) Carrack (Volante) Carrack (Valor)
HP 1,350,000 1,300,000 1,250,000 1,300,000
Rations 1,300,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,500,000
Base LT 16,500 15,000 13,500 13,500
Speed 110% 115% 120% 115%
Accel 100% 100% 110% 110%
Turn 115% 115% 125% 125%
Brake 115% 115% 125% 125%
Inventory 40 slots 35 slots 20 slots 20 slots
Cabins 100 100 100 100
Cannon per Side 9 (captain) 9 (captain) 9 (captain) 9 (captain)
Reload 13s 12s 12s 11s

 

The Best Carrack: Advance or Balance?

Epheria Carrack: Advance - BDO   VSEpheria Carrack: Balance - BDO

Which Carrack Should I Choose?

Both Carracks are almost identical. For me, I like the Advance better because of its superior Barter capacity. The 1.5k extra Weight Limit and 5 more Inventory is too good to pass up. I do like sailing faster, but meh. I’m willing to give up the 5% extra Speed and 1 second faster cannon that Balance would give me. 

Players like to make fun of the Carrack Balance and many consider it a potato ship, because it attempts at being a middle ground between a battle and barter ship. Most players start with Carrack Advance. But Balance is still an awesome barter ship that takes time and effort to obtain. Potato ship? Then give me free potato ships please!

This message was sponsored by Barter for Bucks <3 You.

How are You Deer?

Carrack Balance deer (buck) with massive antlers.

carrack balance deer buck

Carrack Materials Comparison

The materials for the Carrack Advance and Carrack Balance are almost the same.

The only difference is in the amount of three different materials.

Carrack Balance requires 8 more Tear of the Ocean. This item is probably the most rare. You can obtain 1 each day via a daily Black Rust quest so this may extend your goal by 8 days. Tear of the Ocean can also be obtained rarely via fishing around a small island within Papua Crinea. (I got about 1 every 2 to 3 days with 24 hour afk fishing.)

Carrack Advance requires 8 less Tear of the Ocean, but 5 more of Brilliant Rock Salt Ingot and 5 more Brilliant Pearl Shard. Brilliant mats have a cheaper Crow Coin cost of 1600. There is no repeatable quest for Brilliant mats, but Brilliant mats are common during Ship Material Refresh after you reach a Barter Count of 1k.

You can exchange one type of Brilliant mat for another, but it will cost you 200 Crow Coins at Ravinia.

So you sea my tear? 🙁

Even at 5k Barter Count, Tear of the Ocean is rare.

tear of the ocean
icon Epheria Carrack: Advance
Ship Mats Additional Info
icon Moon Vein Flax Fabric x180
icon Deep Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square x144
icon Brilliant Rock Salt Ingot x35
  • Ravinia’s Crow Coin Shop 1,600 Crow Coins Each (56,000 total)
  • rare drop from Black Rust and Candidum
  • quest to exchange Brilliant Pearl Shard x1 and Crow Coin Coupon x20 for Brilliant Rock Salt Ingot x1
  • Ship Material Refresh: Barter 1x [Level 5] Sea Trade Good for 1 (Requires 1k barter count.)
icon Tear of the Ocean x42
icon Brilliant Pearl Shard x35
  • rare drop from Nineshark and Candidum
  • Ravinia’s Crow Coin Shop 1,600 Crow Coins Each (56,000 total)
  • quest to exchange Brilliant Rock Salt Ingot x1 and Crow Coin Coupon x20 for Brilliant Pearl Shard x1
  • Ship Material Refresh: Barter 1x [Level 5] Sea Trade Good for 1 (Requires 1k barter count.)
icon Epheria Caravel: Black Dragon Figurehead +10
View details in Caravel Blue Gear
icon Epheria Caravel: Upgraded Plating +10
icon Epheria Caravel: Mayna Cannon +10
icon Epheria Caravel: Stratus Wind Sail +10
Epheria Carrack: Balance
Ship Mats Additional Info
icon Moon Vein Flax Fabric x180
icon Deep Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square x144
icon Brilliant Rock Salt Ingot x30
  • Ravinia’s Crow Coin Shop 1,600 Crow Coins Each (48,000 total)
  • rare drop from Black Rust and Candidum
  • quest to exchange Brilliant Pearl Shard x1 and Crow Coin Coupon x20 for Brilliant Rock Salt Ingot x1
  • Ship Material Refresh: Barter 1x [Level 5] Sea Trade Good for 1 (Requires 1k barter count.)
icon Tear of the Ocean x50
icon Brilliant Pearl Shard x30
  • rare drop from Nineshark and Candidum
  • Ravinia’s Crow Coin Shop 1,600 Crow Coins Each (48,000 total)
  • quest to exchange Brilliant Rock Salt Ingot x1 and Crow Coin Coupon x20 for Brilliant Pearl Shard x1
  • Ship Material Refresh: Barter 1x [Level 5] Sea Trade Good for 1 (Requires 1k barter count.)
icon Epheria Caravel: Black Dragon Figurehead +10
View details in Caravel Blue Gear
icon Epheria Caravel: Upgraded Plating +10
icon Epheria Caravel: Mayna Cannon +10
icon Epheria Caravel: Stratus Wind Sail +10

Carrack Balance without Pearl Shop Skin

BDO Epheria Carrack: Balance

Oquilla Carrack Overlay from the Pearl Shop

You can change the appearance and increase the stats of your Carrack Balance or Carrack Advance by purchasing Oquilla Carrack Overlay (carrack skins) from the Pearl Shop. There is a unique look for each skin, but all give the same improved ship stats.

Pearl Shop (F3) → Mount → Ship

Pearl Shop Cost: 6,370 Pearls

 

Oquilla Carrack Gear Stats:

  • Weight Limit: 600LT
  • Movement Speed: 3%
  • Turn: 5%
  • Durability: 100,000
Oquilla Carrack Gear Pearl Shop Plating

 

 

Carrack Advance Skin – Magical Unicorn

carrack advance pearl shop skin

 

Carrack Balance Skin – Magical Buck

carrack balance pearl shop skin

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