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.
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.
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.
This page was last edited on 11 February 2021, at 04:49.
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