Lost Ark Guide: How To Earn Pirate Coins

Lost Ark offers a lot of different currencies. But for the island and your ship, you will need pirate coins. So let's take a look at the best way to farm pirate coins in Lost Ark.
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What are the best ways to get Pirate Coins in Lost Ark? | © Smilegate

Lost Ark has long been a huge hit among gaming fans in Asia and has finally made it to the West. The game has taken the gaming world by storm and is currently delighting millions of players with its fantastic mix of Diablo and MMO gameplay and system. However, like pretty much every MMO, Lost Ark has a lot of different currencies that can be earned in different ways and used to purchase different things. Today, we'll take a look at what Pirate Coins are, what you need them for, and what the best ways are to farm them in Lost Ark.

What Are Pirate Coins In Lost Ark?

Pirate Coins are one of the many different currencies in Lost Ark. As you can easily see from the name, it is needed for pretty much everything that has to do with water. We can pay merchant ships with Pirate Coins, but also many merchants on the islands take Pirate Coins as payment. Apart from that, we can use this currency to further expand our own island, and we also need it for some Mokoko seeds, for example, to unlock the Song of Resonance. Oh, and of course, we can also exchange Pirate Coins for other currency. That's all nice and dandy, but how do we get these shiny coins?

How Can You Quickly Earn Pirate Coins In Lost Ark?

Broadly speaking, there are three methods of getting Pirate Coins: Completing quests, exchanging other currencies, fishing & events.

Completing Quests

Once you reach level 50, you can travel to a bunch of islands where you can complete quests that reward you with Pirate Coins. There is only one quest on each of the following islands, so we'll just give you the names of the islands and how many Pirate Coins you can earn here:

  • Giant Mushroom Island: 2,000 Pirate Coins
  • Peyto and Glacier Isle: 5,000 Pirate Coins
  • Runaways Island: 5,000 Pirate Coins
  • Sublime Island: 6,000 Pirate Coins
  • Golden Wave Island: 7,000 Pirate Coins
  • Kalthertz: 8,600 Pirate Coins
  • Cradle of the Sea Fermata: 9,000 Pirate Coins
  • Atropos: 10,000 Pirate Coins
  • Freedom Isle: 15,000 Pirate Coins
  • Lullaby Island: 16,500 Pirate Coins

Exchange With Other Currencies

You can also exchange other currencies for Pirate Coins. The Tea and Libra Guild trading ships offer you Pirate Coins in exchange for Voyage Coins, which you also collect through all sorts of activities. Voyage Coins include Guineas Coins, Craters Coins, Coin of Arcturus, Ancient Coins, and Solar Coins. Guineas Coins are the least valuable and can be exchanged 1:10 for Pirate Coins, while Solar Coins are the most valuable and will earn you 20 Pirate Coins per Solar Coin. Here, you can see the exchange rates:

  • 1 Gienah’s Coin: 10 Pirate Coins
  • 1 Sceptrum’s Coin: 12 Pirate Coins
  • 1 Arcturus Coin: 15 Pirate Coins
  • 1 Ancient Coin: 17 Pirate Coins
  • 1 Sun Coin: 20 Pirate Coins

Fishing & Events

Once you have completed the aforementioned quests, you should check out the other islands, with smaller quests or random drops from fishing. Neither of which is super lucrative though, so the most effective way to consistently earn Pirate Coins are events on the sea and the daily or weekly quests. Follow the events via your calendar and compass and wait for the next naval event. Participate in them as soon as possible and repeat them as often as possible. The daily and weekly quests are usually not too hard or super long.

These are all our tips on how to farm pirate coins in Lost Ark. Have you filled your treasure chests yet? If you're still hungry for more coinage, why not check out our guide on how to farm gold? Maybe you are just starting out? Then you should check out our breakdown of the best classes for beginners. Enjoy!