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Lost Ark guide: Ghost Ship raid locations

Where to find the weekly special raids

A ship sails out to dark waters in Lost Ark Image: Smilegate/Amazon Game Studios
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

In Lost Ark, Ghost Ships are special raids you can find as you sail across the world on your ship. There are three ghost ships with varying power levels. Our Lost Ark Ghost Ship guide will show the Nightmare Ghost Ship, Shadow Ghost Ship, and Tempest Ghost Ship locations, required item levels, and explain how they work.

What are Ghost Ships?

Ghost Ships are a Lost Ark weekly endgame raid that you can clear for materials that help upgrade your gear, like Destruction and Guardian Stone Crystals. They’re on the west side of the map, but they’re only accessible during certain times of the day.

Where are the Ghost Ships in Lost Ark?

If you open your map while sailing, you’ll notice three ships that almost line up vertically on the west side of the map. These are where you can find the Ghost Ships in Lost Ark.

A map circling three ghost ships Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Smilegate/Amazon Game Studios

What are the requirements to run Ghost Ships?

Technically, you can see Ghost Ships once you unlock Procyon’s Compass, which happens around when you unlock sailing.

The three ships have item level requirements that you’ll need to hit before you can really do any damage there. They’re as follows:

  • Nightmare Ghost Ship: 460
  • Shadow Ghost Ship: 960
  • Tempest Ghost Ship: 1,370

When are Ghost Ships available?

All three Ghost Ships follow a schedule, and you’re only able to do them when they appear. You can check the times by hitting the compass icon under the minimap to open Procyon’s Compass. There’s a tab for Ghost Ships that allows you to check their spawn times and even set timers to notify you when they’re coming up.

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