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Dread Hunger: How to Use Powder Keg

Barrels might become powerful weapons in the right hands. All they need is some gunpowder.




In Dread Hunger, barrels are a surprisingly versatile tool. It can serve as a source of warmth, fuel for a boiler, or a weapon. Obviously, you can simply throw it at people, but if you have some gunpowder on you, there is a much more devious way to put a barrel to use.

Using the Powder Keg in Dread Hunger

Dread hunger: How to use Powder Keg

Before using the powder keg, you’ll first have to make it.

You’ll need a barrel, which can be easily crafted using 2x Lead Ingots and 3x Stick. Last but not least some gunpowder, found in ammo crates or made out of coal.

The more gunpowder you have, the more powerful your Powder Keg will be. Keep in mind that a single barrel can only hold 30 pieces of gunpowder.

How to Make the Barrel Explode

Once you have all the tools needed, all you need to do is fill the barrel with gunpowder to turn it into a bomb.

To detonate it, you’ll have to drop it onto the ground, click on the lid on the top, and press the “detonate” button that looks like a cracked square.

But remember that it’ll take the keg 5-6 seconds to explode, and it can easily be defused by taking the gunpowder out of it. But there’s one more trick you can use – throwing an object that will deal damage to the barrel will cause it to blow up instantly!

Making Good Use of the Powder Keg

Dread hunger: sinking ships powder keg

With the right amount of gunpowder, a barrel can deal a lot of damage. However, its use in a fight is limited due to the explosion’s low range.

16 gunpowder is enough to kill anyone, but realistically, placing the barrel in a way it can actually hit someone is very tricky.

But, the powder keg has another use – it can open holes and sink the enemy ship it was detonated on!

Every gunpowder used equals one more hole, and since ships can only have 20 holes, a Keg using 20 gunpowder is your best option for sinking ships.

If no one notices you placing it, the crew will likely not be able to diffuse it in 6 seconds, and if you will be spotted, you can always speed up the process by throwing something at the barrel!

Whatever you’ll need the Powder Keg for, you now have all the knowledge to use it effectively.

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How To Get A 4th Ingredient Slot For Necromancy In Spellforce Conquest Of Eo

Make the undead fight for you by using this guide!

Doben Villaruz



how to get a 4th ingredient slot for necromancy in spellforce conquest of eo

The Frozen Throne was one of the RTS games I previously played, and I recall playing the campaign and going up against the undead only to discover that you actually sided with the undead in the end. Given the discussion of the undead, some of you may be familiar with necromancy in Spellforce. If you’re lacking the fourth ingredient and are unsure of how to obtain it, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.

The 4th Ingredient Slot For Necromancy

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It is important to note that you may complete all Necromancy concoctions, even Tier 3 units, with just the initial three ingredients. To make some of the more challenging undead, you will undoubtedly require higher quality ingredients.

However, if you have advanced in the game sufficiently to obtain the more valuable resources, you do not need the fourth ingredient.

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Open your Grimoire to see the location of the fourth ingredient for necromancy. When you’re in the Grimoire, use the tabs at the bottom of the screen to go to the Necromancy page; the icon is a malevolent hand emerging from the ground.

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There are a number of challenges there, and each one provides a prize. The first three tests concern spells. After successfully completing the first three tasks, you receive the Summon Necromancer Minions, Soul Cage, and Soul Catcher.

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But the Soul Well, a unique room, can only be accessed by completing the final task. You will receive new prizes as you unlock this room and add it to your tower, such as weekly souls, an extra army stack space, and the option to utilize a fourth ingredient when summoning undead creatures using necromancy.

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