The Pirate Monitor is the Pirate variant of the Monitor, as the name suggests. Like all Pirate ship variants, it features 25% higher attack speed and 20% increased movement speed. Because of this, it is the fastest steam ship in the game.
How to obtain
The Pirate Monitor will be one of the random ships which can appear for purchase from the bases of the Pirate AI characters after reaching a trade agreement with them.
Alternatively, the player can construct the Pirate Monitor after obtaining the legendary ship specialist item Maria Pizarro, Maker of Pirate Monitors and placing it into a Harbourmaster's Office within range of their shipyard. This item can be rarely obtained from Rescue Expeditions, or from completing quests for Carl Leonard von Malching, or as flotsam from destroying ships belonging to Carl Leonard von Malching.
Union Update 2 (May 15, 2019):
- Hitpoints buffed from 2500 to 3000
- Upkeep buffed from -600 to -300.
Game Update 5 (September 10, 2019):