Bosses lead the masses of lesser enemies in their battles against the pirates. They are much tougher to defeat than ordinary enemies, and many of them are very challenging.
Land Bosses are bigger, badder versions of commonly seen enemies. They are all much tougher than their basic counterparts, with much more health than a normal monster of that level. Some are extremely tough to beat and may require teaming up with other pirates to bring down. However, doing so can reap a big reward, as bosses have a much higher loot drop rate than other enemies. These bosses appear with a green or yellow glow around them and with a skull with a red outline over their head. Undead and creature bosses appear larger than their normal strength allies. However, Navy, EITC, Jumbee, and Ghost bosses appear at the same size as their followers. Some appear consistently in the same place, while other bosses only appear intermittently. Some are very rare, and some can only be found on flagships.
These men are specially trained goons working for the EITC. They are much more dangerous than other soldiers of similar rank. Most are rarely spotted, but Remington the Vicious and Neban the Silent are always at Kingshead and Beckett's Quarry respectively.
These are skeleton bosses that are meaner, bigger versions of their comrades. Some are seen rarely while some are seen at the same place all the time. A lot of them are seen during invasions including their commander, Jolly Roger.