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Once you hit the later game, you may want to upgrade your navy to make it more cost-effective. Each ship can receive up to 3 damage upgrades, and 3 armour upgrades.

The upgrades are noted with bronze, silver and gold sword or shield icons, although the upgrade names are generally noted as bronze, iron and steel.

  • Bronze upgrades give ships +2 damage or armour.
  • Silver upgrades give them an additional +2 (total +4) damage or armour.
  • Gold upgrades give them another +2 (total +6) damage or armour.


Ram Ship upgrades

Ram Ship
Ram Ship
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Ram - Bronze Ram Damage +2 1,500 1,000 1h 1
Iron Ram - Iron Ram Damage +4 4,500 3,000 2h 2
Steel Ram - Steel Ram Damage +6 9,000 6,000 3h 3
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Plating - Bronze Plating Armour +2 750 500 1h 1
Iron Plating - Iron Plating Armour +4 1,500 1,000 2h 2
Steel Plating - Steel Plating Armour +6 6,000 4,000 3h 3


Ballista Ship upgrades

Ballista Ship
Ballista Ship
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Ballista - Ballista Damage +2 750 500 1h 3
Double Ballista - Double Ballista Damage +4 3,000 2,000 2h 4
Rapid Fire Ballista - Rapid Fire Ballista Damage +6 6,000 4,000 3h 5
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Plating - Bronze Plating Armour +2 2,250 1,500 1h 3
Iron Plating - Iron Plating Armour +4 4,500 3,000 2h 4
Steel Plating - Steel Plating Armour +6 12,000 8,000 3h 5


Fire Ship upgrades

Fire Ship
Fire Ship
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Fire Spewer - Fire Spewer Damage +2 3,750 2,500 1h 9
HellFire Spewer - HellFire Spewer Damage +4 9,000 6,000 2h 10
Inferno Spewer - Inferno Spewer Damage +6 21,000 14,000 3h 11
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Plating - Bronze Plating Armour +2 2,250 1,500 1h 9
Iron Plating - Iron Plating Armour +4 4,500 3,000 2h 10
Steel Plating - Steel Plating Armour +6 12,000 8,000 3h 11


Catapult Ship upgrades

Catapult Ship
Catapult Ship
Offence Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Fire Missile - Fire Missile Damage +2 2,250 1,500 1h 12
HellFire Missile - HellFire Missile Damage +4 6,000 4,000 2h 13
Inferno Missile - Inferno Missile Damage +6 15,000 10,000 3h 14
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Single Bulkhead - Single Bulkhead Armour +2 3,750 2,500 1h 12
Double Bulkhead - Double Bulkhead Armour +4 9,000 6,000 2h 13
Triple Bulkhead - Triple Bulkhead Armour +6 21,000 14,000 3h 14


Rocket Ship upgrades

Rocket Ship
Rocket Ship
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Fire Rocket - Fire Rocket Damage +2 12,000 8,000 1h 16
Hellfire Rocket - Hellfire Rocket Damage +4 25,000 20,000 2h 17
Inferno Rocket - Inferno Rocket Damage +6 60,000 40,000 3h 18
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Single Bulkhead - Single Bulkhead Armour +2 6,000 4,000 1h 16
Double Bulkhead - Double Bulkhead Armour +4 15,000 10,000 2h 17
Triple Bulkhead - Triple Bulkhead Armour +6 32,000 20,000 3h 18


Paddle Speedboat upgrades

Paddle Speedboat
Paddle Speedboat
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Ram - Bronze Ram Damage +2 14,000 10,000 1h 18
Iron Ram - Iron Ram Damage +4 30,000 24,000 2h 19
Steel Ram - Steel Ram Damage +6 60,000 50,000 3h 20
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Plating - Bronze Plating Armour +2 16,000 12,000 1h 18
Iron Plating - Iron Plating Armour +4 44,000 28,000 2h 19
Steel Plating - Steel Plating Armour +6 72,000 60,000 3h 20


Mortar Ship upgrades

Mortar Ship
Mortar Ship
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Thunder Grenade - Thunder Grenade Damage +2 4,500 3,000 1h 19
Large Thunder Grenade - Large Thunder Grenade Damage +4 12,000 8,000 2h 20
Armageddon Grenade - Armageddon Grenade Damage +6 30,000 20,000 3h 21


Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Single Bulkhead - Single Bulkhead Armour +2 9,000 6,000 1h 19
Double Bulkhead - Double Bulkhead Armour +4 24,000 16,000 2h 20
Triple Bulkhead - Triple Bulkhead Armour +6 60,000 40,000 3h 21


Diving Boat upgrades

Diving Boat
Diving Boat
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Clockwork Torpedoes - Clockwork Torpedoes Damage +2 13,500 9,000 1h 22
Automaton Torpedoes - Automaton Torpedoes Damage +4 31,500 21,000 2h 23
Machina Torpedoes - Machina Torpedoes Damage +6 72,000 48,000 3h 24
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Single Bulkhead - Single Bulkhead Armour +2 4,500 3,000 1h 22
Double Bulkhead - Double Bulkhead Armour +4 12,000 8,000 2h 23
Triple Bulkhead - Triple Bulkhead Armour +6 30,000 20,000 3h 24


Steam Ram upgrades

Steam Ram
Steam Ram
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Ram - Bronze Ram Damage +2 8,500 6,000 1h 23
Iron Ram - Iron Ram Damage +4 19,500 15,000 2h 24
Steel Ram - Steel Ram Damage +6 45,000 35,000 3h 25
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Plating - Bronze Plating Armour +2 6,500 4,500 1h 23
Iron Plating - Iron Plating Armour +4 15,000 12,000 2h 24
Steel Plating - Steel Plating Armour +6 32,000 24,000 3h 25


Balloon Carrier upgrades

Balloon Carrier
Balloon Carrier
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time WorkshopMinimum Workshop Level
Fire Bomb - Fire Bomb Damage +2 32,000 18,000 1h 26
Hellfire Bomb - Hellfire Bomb Damage +4 72,000 40,000 2h 27
Inferno Bomb - Inferno Bomb Damage +6 180,000 100,000 3h 28
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time WorkshopMinimum Workshop Level
Single Bulkhead - Single Bulkhead Armour +2 6,000 15,000 1h 26
Double Bulkhead - Double Bulkhead Armour +4 15,000 34,000 2h 27
Triple Bulkhead - Triple Bulkhead Armour +6 28,000 60,000 3h 28


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