Sailing is surprisingly fun in Lost Ark. With a multitude of ships, crew members, and ship skills, players have a lot of options to improve their sailing efforts. Basically, ship builds are a thing in this game.
The first 2 ships players get their hands on are the White Wind and Estoque – both unlocked during story progression.
Both ships offer unique advantages and you honestly can’t go wrong with either. But here’s the ship we recommend if you want to min/max sailing.
The Winner? Estoque
We recommend the Estoque ship over the White Wind. While the Astray ship takes the title of the best ship in Lost Ark, it also takes a while to unlock.
For now, the Estoque will more than serve your needs over the White Wind. The White Wind has a base speed of 19, while the Estoque has a base speed of 20. But the White Wind also has higher base durability. However, the seas in Lost Ark have more than enough rest points and docks to restore your ship’s durability for cheap, so it’s not a huge advantage.
Plus, the Estoque has balanced resistances which makes it useful against all hazards. The White Wind is more focused on Sandstorm hazard reduction.
Ship upgrades in Lost Ark are expensive. We recommend focusing on upgrading the Estoque until you get Astray ship.