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Barrel is an environmental object found in Dragon's Dogma.


No Arisen is very far from a barrel in Gransys. These ubiquitous objects are easily broken open though they will often be empty rather than containing any loot.

Barrels can also be carried and stood on and this may have surprising benefits (see Badge of Vows 77). It is not possible, however, to obtain enough barrels to reach the ledge leading to Witchwood located just outside of Cassardis (see Witchwood notes section).


Barrel stacking masterclass

Triple barrel stack, on a crate. This allows completion of the quest Badge of Vows 34 for those with a morbid fear of stairs

Barrels can be stacked. Generally the procedure is to place three barrels adjacent to each other, then jump onto one of the barrels. When standing on a barrel pick up a (third) nearby barrel below so that it is carried, then the carried barrel can be placed on the (second) barrel. This procedure can be repeated. Nearby environmental objects may help e.g. other crates, rocks, tables etc.

The practical limit to barrel stacking appears to be four barrels high, at this level attempting to stack more barrels usually causes the barrel stack to collapse in some way.

Barrel stacking offers a solution to many of the Badge of Vows quests, and may be especially useful to Arisen's lacking Levitate or Double Vault skills. For example, it is relatively easy to stack barrels directly below the platform where the Badge of Vows 25 is located in the Shadow Fort.

Barrel stacking is only worth attempting in the absence of pawns, as they will almost certainly smash the barrels as soon as no other outlets for their weapons are available, sometimes before!

Stacking of barrels provides an alternative way to reach difficult locations, without skill such as Levitate, Stepping Stone, or Double Vault but is not necessary for the completion of any story quest. In some locations in Gransys barrel stacking attempts are stymied by barrels mysteriously disappearing if carried too far. Additionally some places such as the bell towers of the Village Chapel in Cassardis and of Gran Soren Cathedral cannot be accessed due to invisible barriers, not matter how high barrels are stacked.


Broken barrels reveal their contents, which may be nothing, or otherwise commonly one of : Harspud Milk, Empty Flask, Small Coin Pouch, Large Nut, or Small Nut.

In the Everfall during Post-Game a Wakestone Shard may also be found.

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