How To Defeat Ghost Skeletons in Sea of Thieves

Ghost Skeletons, Wights, Night Skeletons, and other ethereal enemies won't pose much of a threat to well-prepared pirates.

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Powerful perils await those plucky pirates proud and portentous enough to venture out into Sea of Thieves' uncharted waters. Drowning is ever a threat to sailors whose ambitions outshine their wits, but even scurvy dogs making landfall will eventually come to fear the dreaded Skeleton menace. While most withering wights won't put up too much of a struggle, Ghost Skeletons in particular seem nigh-invulnerable since swords and guns have no effect on their immaterial forms. Don't worry, though — there is a way to send these shimmering shadows back to Davy Jones' locker, and we've got all the crucial information players need to render these undead fiends inert once more.

How To Kill Ghost Skeletons, Wights, Night Skeletons, and Shadow Skeletons in Sea of Thieves

Light is ever the enemy of darkness, and the same holds true in Sea of Thieves. Players who have put in time with just about any reasonably modern role-playing game will understand that all things bearing or sustaining life are the enemy of the undead. In the case of Sea of Thieves, Ghost Skeletons and other seemingly invulnerable enemies can be bested simply by shining a light on the skeleton before attacking.

To pull this off, have a crewmate shine the game's lantern on the foe. Doing so will render their lack of flesh material once more, and allies can begin the usual barrage of blade and bullet in order to take the fiend down.

Of course, there is a sensible alternative: as opposed to shining a light on the Skeleton and attacking as usual, players can also simply wait until the sun comes up. It's far less fun, and there's really no guarantee of any sort of loot drop, but when given the choice to fight an invincible foe or wait around a few minutes, we won't be surprised to hear of sailors turning heel.

Now that you know how to take down Ghost Skeletons, Wights, and any other sort of life-evading foe, head on over to our Sea of Thieves walkthrough and guide to learn more about the latest open-world adventure from the talented team over at Rare.

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