Sea Of Thieves Riddles Guide – How To Solve, All Riddles (Tips And Tricks)


This Sea of Thieves Riddles Guide is for completing quests in Sea of Thieves which involve riddles and puzzles in one way or another. Since they can be tricky and aren’t for the less patient of gamers out there (no offense), we’ve decided to help. Below, you can find our Riddles Guide for Sea of Thieves, which we will be updating quite often to include more puzzles and riddles.

Sea of Thieves Riddles

Many quests in Sea of Thieves, especially the Treasure Hunting ones, will require you to solve a series of riddles. After acquiring a quest or a voyage from one of the three factions in the game, you will be given many clues to aid your hunt for gold. Arranging and understanding these clues in the right order can lead you to the location of the treasure right away. The clues are in the form of parchments or scrolls of paper which you can read out from your inventory.


Some of these clues will point to features of geography which will help you make out a landmark that’s close to the Treasure Chest. Others will give you information about the time of day the treasure may be accessible. You might even need to trigger and activate certain objects but it’s basically a whole elaborate puzzle.

Riddles come in steps, with only the current one being visible to you and your crewmembers. Initially, some lines of riddle on the parchment will be washed out. If you successfully solve one riddle and move to a different location then the second portion of the riddle becomes prominent.


Of course, answer for riddles will depend on what the riddle actually is. There’s no overall or general trend which follows in these puzzles. Before we head to specific riddles, some general rules are below:

Riddles will always be centered around a landmark or a specific location on one of the islands. Some riddles will require you to trigger or activate certain objects to give you more clues and take you closer to the gold.

Occasionally, riddles will help you in on the time of the day in which you should venture out to achieve the treasure chest since it’ll only be accessible then. Others will just require you to move to certain locations to complete the whole riddle business.

The Ill-Gotten Loot of Mad Oil

There’s something on Lone Cove unseen; it’s in a chest and has a sheen

Find the grave of the beloved boar to the southwest, a road to fortune with shovel’s blasé, 9 paces north-by-north west, a hole needs made

This is one of the more obvious ones. Just by reading it, you seem to figure out the location of action i.e. Lone Cove. You need to move to southwest of that region and look for a special grave. This will be surrounded by lanterns and rocks. Ready your shovel and dig the treasure chest out from this precise location.

As we head deeper into the game, we’ll be updating this page with more of the quests which involve these puzzles. Until then, I’ll leave you with just a final bit of advice: maybe share these clues with your crewmembers. The more minds working on a problem, the quicker you can get your answer to it!

This is all we have in our Sea of Thieves Riddles Guide. If there is anything else that you would like to add, let us know in the comments section below!