Epheria Galleass and Improved Epheria Frigate were introduced in the The Great Expedition Update on 23 October 2019. Both ships are upgrades from Epheria Frigate and require an Epheria Frigate to craft.

Upgrade Benefits of Galleass and Improved Frigate:

  • cannon reload is 4 seconds faster
  • cannons are “Captain” controlled (You control the cannon fire by RMB or LMB)
  • cannon number is doubled for increased damage

Upgrading an Epheria Frigate is a huge improvement because of the change in cannon mechanics. Captains cannons mean you can sail and steer your ship and fire cannons at the same time.

Epheria Frigate owners have to stop the ship in order to use their cannons, making solo sea monster hunting with cannons more difficult.

 

 

Epheria Frigate Upgrade Comparison Chart
T2T3T4
Ship StatEpheria FrigateImproved FrigateEpheria Galleass
HP1,200,0001,200,0001,200,000
Rations1,000,0001,000,0001,200,000
Base LT4,0004,0008,000
Speed110%110%110%
Accel110%110%110%
Turn120%120%120%
Brake120%120%120%
Inventory12 slots12 slots15 slots
Cabins101030
Cannon per Side2 (player)4 (captain) 4 (captain)
Reload17s13s 13s

Upgrade to Improved Epheria Frigate:

  • no improvements to ship stats besides improved cannons
  • less time cost than Galleass (materials are more easily obtainable via worker nodes and processing.)

Upgrade to Epheria Galleass:

  • 4,000  more Weight Limit (has twice as much LT)
  • 20 more Cabins (3x the Cabin room for more Sailors)
  • 3 more Inventory
  • 200,000 more Max Rations
  • greater time cost than Improved Frigate (requires more planning and gathering of rare materials from Barter and Sea Monster drops)

Epheria Galleas & Improved Frigate: Best in Battle

This guide covers the battle ship line of upgrades. Battle ships have less Inventory and Weight Limit, but more damage and Speed/Accel/Turn/Brake.

The upgrade ships from Epheria Frigate are NOT considered best for barter or trade. They are considered best for manuverability and fighting enemies. Galleas & Improved Frigate have 2 more cannons on each side, when compared to the trader line of ships (Epheria Sailboat and its upgrades).

Cannon number is the same for the next tier, Carracks, but cannon reload timer of Carrack: Valor is the best.

For a detailed comparison of all ship stats:

Epheria Galleass vs Epheria Caravel
Barter ——T4 —— Battle
Ship StatEpheria CaravelEpheria Galleass
HP1,000,0001,200,000
Rations1,100,0001,200,000
Base LT10,000 8,000
Speed100%110%
Accel100%110%
Turn110%120%
Brake110%120%
Inventory30 slots 15 slots
Cabins3030
Cannon per Side2 (captain)4 (captain)
Reload13s13s

 

Improved Epheria Frigate vs Epheria Galleass: Materials

The materials for the Galleass require bartered goods and sea monster drops.

The Improved Epheria Frigate is easier to build. Chances are, you already have a lot of the materials for the Improved Epheria Frigate through nodes, gathering, and quests.

Which Ship Should I Upgrade To First?

Upgrade to Improved Epheria Frigate, if you don’t have a friend that can help you with sea monster hunting. It’s more difficult to hunt sea monsters solo with a lower tier ship. An Improved Epheria Frigate helps in fighting the sea monsters that drop the parts needed for the Galleass.

Upgrade directly to an Epheria Galleass if you have a friend that can help you with sea monsters. It will save you some time and cost, if you can skip the Improved Frigate and upgrade directly to Epheria Galleass.

NOTE: The material costs below assume Artisan 2 level of Processing. (2.5 average yield per process recipe completion)

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Improved Epheria Frigate Materials

Ship MatsAdditional Info
Standardized Timber Square x250Base Amounts:

  • Usable Scantling (1180)
    • Log (4720)
Steel x200Base Amounts:

  • Melted Iron Shard (400)
    • Iron Ore (800)
  • Coal (400)
Pine Plywood x500Base Amounts:

  • Pine Plank (1860)
    • Pine Timber (3720)
Flax Fabric x100Base Amounts:

  • Flax Thread (400)
    • Flax (800)
iconHard Pillar x30Base Amounts:

  • Log (300)
  • Plywood Hardener (300)
    • Pure Powder Reagent (200)
      • Sugar (80)
      • Silver Azalea (80)
      • Grass (80)
      • Purified Water (80)
    • Bloody Tree Knot (600)
    • Fir Sap (800)
    • Trace Of The Earth (600)
iconUltimate Weapon Reform Stone x10Base Amounts:

  • Grade 3 Weapon Reform Stone x100
    • Steel (200)
      • Melted Iron Shard (400)
        • Iron Ore (800)
      • Coal (400)
    • Melted Platinum Shard (120)
      • Platinum Ore (240)
    • Black Crystal (120)
      • Rough Black Crystal (240)
    • Red Tree Lump (80)
    • Clown’s Blood (80)
      • Spirit’s Leaf (32)
      • Powder of Darkness (32)
      • Clear Liquid Reagent (32)
        • Salt (13)
        • Sunrise Herb (13)
        • Weed (13)
        • Purified Water (13)
      • Blood 1 (wolf) (64)
    • Black Stone Powder (1600)
  • Sharp Black Crystal Shard x10
    iconEpheria: Old Prow x1Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria  $3,500,000
    iconEpheria: Old Plating x1Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $4,000,000
    iconEpheria: Old Cannon x1Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $3,500,000
    iconEpheria: Old Wind Sail x1Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $3,000,000
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    Epheria Galleass Materials

    Ship MatsAdditional Info
    iconGraphite Ingot for Upgrade x100Base Amounts:

    • Zinc Ingot (10,000)
      • Melted Zinc Shard (37,040)
        • Zinc Ore (74,080)
    • Sea Monster’s Ooze (100) [Looted from Hungry Sea Monsters]

    Ravinia Quest Line Days 1 & 4 (x50 total)

    iconTimber for Upgrade x100
    • Old Tree Bark (10,000)
    • Red Tree Lump (10,000)
    • Sea Monster’s Ooze (100) [Looted from Hungry Sea Monsters]

    Ravinia Quest Line Days 1 & 4 (x50 total)

    iconAdhesive for Upgrade x100
    • White Cedar Sap (10,000)
    • Acacia Sap (10,000)
    • Elder Tree Sap (10,000)
    • Sea Monster’s Ooze (100) [Looted from Hungry Sea Monsters]

    Ravinia Quest Line Days 1 & 4 (x50 total)

    iconShip Upgrade Permit: Epheria Galleass x1Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $600,00,000
    iconIsland Tree Coated Plywood x100Barter 1x Sea Trade Good for Plywood x100
    [Level 2] Filtered Drinking Water
    [Level 2] Narvo Sea Cucumber
    [Level 2] Pirate Gold Coin
    iconTide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square x6
    iconCobalt Ingot x2Sea Coin Shop: 300 Sea Coins

    Barter 1x Sea Trade Good for 2x Cobalt
    [Level 2] Pirate Ship Mast

    [Level 2] Supreme Oyster Box
    [Level 2] Sea Survival Kit

    iconMoon Scale Plywood x10
    iconEpheria: Old Prow enhanced to +10Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $3,500,000

    Guaranteed Enhance using Verdant Black Stone which is acquired through bartering Lvl. 1 sea trade goods for Crow Merchants Guild’s Barter Voucher

    iconEpheria: Old Plating enhanced to +10Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $4,000,000

    Guaranteed Enhance using Verdant Black Stone which is acquired through bartering Lvl. 1 sea trade goods for Crow Merchants Guild’s Barter Voucher

    iconEpheria: Old Cannon enhanced to +10Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $3,500,000

    Guaranteed Enhance using Verdant Black Stone which is acquired through bartering Lvl. 1 sea trade goods for Crow Merchants Guild’s Barter Voucher

    iconEpheria: Old Wind Sail enhanced to +10Sold by Philaberto Falasi  in Port Epheria $3,000,000

    Guaranteed Enhance using Verdant Black Stone which is acquired through bartering Lvl. 1 sea trade goods for Crow Merchants Guild’s Barter Voucher

    How to Upgrade Epheria Frigate

    To upgrade Epheria Frigate to the Improved Epheria Frigate or Epheria Galleass, vist the <Wharf Manager> in Veila, Port Epheria, or Illya Island. Check out your Frigate and remove any gear currently equipped, then check the ship back inside the wharf.

    Be sure to have all the materials for the upgrade in your inventory, then simply click the Upgrade button. It only takes about a minute to complete the upgrade process.

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