Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Crafting Guide – Farming Resources and How To


Crafting in Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag is primarily carried out by gathering resources; mostly comprising of animal skins. These animals are in abundance and can be found with relative ease throughout the game’s world.

For more help on Assassin’s Creed 4, read our Animal Locations, Outfits Unlock and Infinite Money Guide.

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Crafting

You can upgrade both Edward Kenway (the main protagonist) and his ship, Jackdaw by crafting the gear and upgrades.

As for hunting the animals, it is as easy as the crafting itself. However, some animals will pound upon you if they see you but you can get out with a brief action sequence. A pistol is recommended in such situations.

Ammo Crafting

Berserk Darts (Upgrade #1)
It is more of an upgrade of ammo already at your disposal and you won’t be crafting anything new. What this does is that it increases the effect of Berserk Darts by 20 seconds.

You need to find two Bull Shark skins to craft this. You can refer to in-game map (while roaming the seas) for a better location of Bull Sharks but we have come across some in Punta Guárico.

Berserk Darts (Upgrade #2)
Upgrade #2 of Berserk Darts increases the effect by adding 20 more seconds to the first upgrade making it to last for 40 seconds. You will need two Capuchin Monkey pelts which can be found in New Bone, Tulum, and Mistiriosa Island.

Sleeping Darts (Upgrade #1)
Just like the Berserk Darts, this upgrade adds 20 seconds more to the effect of Sleeping Darts. You will need two Black Jaguar skins which can be found in Pinos Isle and Isla Providencia.

Sleeping Darts (Upgrade #2)
This adds additional 20 seconds to the first upgrade of Sleeping Darts. You will need two Great White Sharks skins for this upgrade. Great White Sharks can be found via in-game map while roaming the oceans.

Ammo Pouches

Dart Pouches (Upgrade #1)
Crafting this will allow you to carry five additional darts of every kind. You will need two Howler Monkey skins for this which can be found Long Bay, Kingston, Cape Bonavista, Principe, Cat Island, and Tortuga.

Dart Pouches (Upgrade #2)
Crafting this will allow you to carry ten additional darts of every kind. You will need Killer Whales skins which can be found by referring to in-game map while roaming the oceans.

Pistol Ammo Pouches (Upgrade #1)
The first upgrade allows you to carry ten additional shots with you. In order to craft this, you will need two Wild Pig skins which can be found Nassau, Mariguana Island, Cape Bonavista, and Great Inagua.

Pistol Ammo Pouches (Upgrade #2)
Take another ten shots with you wherever you go making it a total of twenty with this upgrade. You will need to find Hammerhead Sharks for this which can be found by using game’s map.

Rope Darts Pouches (Upgrade #1)
This will allow you to carry five more Rope Darts with you. However, you need to unlock this in the story mode first. You will also need two Black Jaguar skins which can be found in Pinos Isle and Isla Providencia.

Rope Darts Pouches (Upgrade #2)
Have five more Rope Darts with you wherever you go with Rope Darts Pouch upgrade #2. This will allow you to have a total of ten Rope Darts. You will need two Crocodile skins which can be found in Tulum, Nassau, Long Bay, Isla Providencia, and Matanzas.

Smoke Bomb Pouches (Upgrade #1)
Carry five Smoke Bombs with you with this first upgrade which requires you to collect two Hutia skins. Hutia skins can be found in Long Bay, Cayman Sound, and Jiguey.

Smoke Bomb Pouches (Upgrade #2)
Just like the most of the previous upgrades, this one also doubles up the amount of Smoke Bombs you can carry at a time i.e. ten. You will need two Rabbit skins which can be found in Nassau, Kingston, and Corozal.

Health Upgrades

Upgrade #1
This upgrade increases your total health by 25%. This one is automatically upgraded after you complete your first Crafting Mission in the game.

Upgrade #2
This upgrade increases your total health by 50%. You will need to find two Deer skins which can be found in Kingston, Satnanillas, Salt Lagoon, and Principe.

Upgrade #3
This upgrade increases your total health by 75%. You will need to find two Black Jaguar skins which can be found in Pinos Isle and Isla Providencia.

Upgrade #4
This upgrade increases your total health by 100%. You will need to find two Great White Shark bones which can be found by using in-game map.

Outfits

Feline Pelt Outfit
You need to find an Ocelot skin and one Jaguar skin to craft this. Ocelot skin can be found in Andreas Island and Cumberland Bay. As for Jaguar skin, it can be found in Tulum, Cape Bonavista, and Principe.

Hunter Outfit
This can be crafted with each of Red Howler Monkey and White Jaguar skin. You can get the Red Howler Monkeys in Isla Providencia and White Jaguars in Great Inagua.

Shark Hunter Outfit
This can be crafted by farming one Hammerhead Shark (bone) and one Bull Shark skin.

Both of these items can be found by referring to in-game map while roaming the seas. Or for your convenience, you can go to Punta Guárico for Bull Sharks and Gibara for White Sharks.

Whaler Outfit
Just as the name suggests, it can be crafted by farming three White Whale skins. White Whales are in abundance during the online community events. As for single player, I haven’t come across any.

If you happen to know the locations of these in the single player mode, don’t forget to share with us and the rest of the community.

Pistol Hostlers

Upgrade #1
This will allow you to carry a single weapon with you all the time.

Upgrade #2
This allows you to have a second weapon with you during the combat. You will require two Ocelot skins to make this; which can be found in Andreas Island and Cumberland Bay.

Upgrade #3
This allows you to have a third weapon with you during the combat. You will require two Humpback Whale skins to make this; which can be found in Castillo De Jagua.

Upgrade #4
This allows you to have a fourth weapon with you during the combat. You will require two Crocodile skins to make this; which can be found in Tulum, Nassau, Long Bay, Isla Providencia, and Matanzas.

By Arslan Tufail

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