Players receive such commendations when they use special skills (Claim Prize Ship for National players, and Scavenge for pirates) while targeting an abandoned enemy ship. The commendation type mostly depends on the level of the opponent(s), though there is some randomness involved (for example, Royal Commendations can be looted from enemies that are around level 45 and higher, though not always).
Commendations can be traded in for various rewards in the Nation's capital city, or sold to other players. They are very valuable, because they can be used to purchase skill re-specialization. Most of the rewards are the same for all careers, but some are exclusive to certain career types
Royal Commendations are required in obtaining writs, and they fetch the highest profit of any commendations when sold in Capital City Auction-houses.
Selling Commendations in your nation's Capital City will yield the greatest profit potential.
Commendations of Honor are best exchanged for Gold Ingots, as the current exchange is in 2020. At a 15 for 15 exchange rate.
Commendations of Skill are best exchanged for Silver Ingots, as the current exchange is in 2020. At a 15 for 15 exchange rate
The following options are available to all national careers.
|Level Requirement||Commendations Needed||Reward|
|Level 1||5 Commendation for Courage||1 Swashbuckling Skill Respec|
|Level 1||10 Commendation for Courage||5 Crate of Bar Shot|
5 Crate of Grape Shot
15 Crate of Heavy Round Shot
|Level 1||15 Commendation for Courage||1 Career Skill Respec|
1 Book: Basic Consumables
15 Blocks, Oak10 Hemp Canvas
10 Hemp Rope
15 Ingot, Iron
15 Wood Tar
|Level 1||1 Commendation for Justice||1 Commendation for Courage|
|Level 1||5 Commendation for Justice||1 Swashbuckling Skill Respec|
|Level 15||10 Commendation for Justice||1 Standard Supply Crate|
|Level 15||15 Commendation for Justice||1 Career Skill Respec (Req. Level 1)|
1 Book: Advanced Consumables
15 Hardtack10 Nails
|Level 1||1 Commendation for Skill||1 Commendation for Justice|
|Level 1||5 Commendation for Skill||1 Swashbuckling Skill Respec|
|Level 25||10 Commendation for Skill||1 Book: Advanced Gun Outfitting, Medium|
1 Book: Advanced Gun Outfitting, Small
1 Book: Advanced Hull Outfitting, Medium
1 Book: Advanced Hull Outfitting, Small
1 Book: Book: Advanced Sail Outfitting, 1 Medium
Book: Advanced Sail Outfitting, Small
|Level 25||15 Commendation for Skill||1 Career Skill Respec (Req. Level 1)|
|Level 1||1 Royal Commendation||1 Commendation for Honor|
|Level 45||5 Royal Commendation||Book: Advanced Gun Outfitting, Huge|
Book: Advanced Hull Outfitting, Huge
Book: Advanced Sail Outfitting, HugeBasic Hull Outfitting, Huge
Book: Basic Sail Outfitting, HugeDuelist's Rapier, Outstanding
Vicious Cutlass, Outstanding
Military Pistol, Outstanding
|Level 45||10 Royal Commendation||Book: Gun Outfitting, Colossal|
Book: Hull Outfitting, Colossal
Book: Sail Outfitting, ColossalWine, Fine
3 Expert Captain
3 Expert Carpenter
3 Expert Gunner
3 Expert Mercenary
3 Expert Sailmaster
|Level 45||30 Royal Commendation||Writ: 'Couronne' Galleon
Writ: 'Valiant' Third Rate
Writ: 'Wenden' Third Rate
|Level 45||40 Royal Commendation||Writ: 'Centurion' Third Rate|
|Level 45||50 Royal Commendation||Writ: 'Hercules' Mastercraft Frigate|
|Level 45||60 Royal Commendation||Writ: 'Lion' Third Rate|
|Level 45||75 Royal Commendation||Writ: 'Formidable' Second Rate
Writ: 'Sceptre' Second Rate
|Level 45||100 Royal Commendation||Writ: 'Indomitable' First Rate
Writ: 'Victory' First Rate
Naval Officers may select the following rewards in addition to the regular options.
Privateers may select the following rewards in addition to the regular options.
|50 Royal Commendation||Writ: 'Hercules' Mastercraft Frigate|
Freetraders may select the following rewards in addition to the regular options.
The following options are available to all pirate careers.
|1 Captured Standard||1 Captured Pennon|
|5 Captured Standard||Swashbuckling Skill Respec|
|10 Captured Standard||Deed: Careening Camp|
Standard Supply Crate
|15 Captured Standard||Career Skill Respec|
Book: Advanced Consumables
Cutthroats may select the following rewards in addition to the regular options.
|50 Captured Battle Ensign||Pirate Writ: 'Hercules' Pirate Frigate|