Explosives in Dredge are one of the most useful items you can have, allowing you to unlock certain areas, open up pathways and just simply, explode things. However, they are not that easy to come by with players often struggling to figure out how to actually get Packed Explosives.
Today we’ll be showing you a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to get these items. So let’s dive right in and get started!
The fastest and easiest way to obtain explosives in Dredge is by following the main storyline. If you do this, one of the first places you’ll visit is called Gale Cliffs. There are 3 locations in Gale Cliff Islands, they are Ingfell, Dusty Pontoon, and Ruins. Head over to Gale Cliffs and once you’re there, you’ll want to talk to the NPC on the docks.
This NPC will give you a quest to retrieve some old family crest. Accept his quest. Note that it’s best if you rest until dawn since you don’t want to do this during nighttime. The quest is rather long. See the picture for location details.
At dawn, head to the right (South) then follow the path to go around the outside of the island. Keep following the coastline until you reach a basin with a large fish monster. Yes, you will have to aggravate it to claim the item that is in this location. There are 2 ways to go about this.
Your first option is to lure the monster fish away from the basin and then once you’re far enough, sprint back fast to claim the item. The second, more peaceful option is to wait until the monster disappears after which you can claim the required item.
Once you have the item, simply head back the same way you came through the first time and talk to the merchant at the docks we mentioned earlier. He will then direct you to the island opposite of him (Ingfell) to talk to the Retired Whaler. See the picture for more details.
Talking to the Retired Whaler gives you the option to exchange the item you obtained from the giant monster fish earlier in exchange for a new quest. A favor for a favor. He will direct you to your new quest which you then have to complete to progress further.
Follow the quest to trigger the explosion. This will complete his quest after which you can return to the Retired Whaler and talk to him where he will direct you back to the merchant at the first docks. Now, we promise we’re not making this up. You will then pick up the merchant at the docks and take him back to the Retired Whaler. With this, the questline will be complete and you have successfully unlocked the Whaling Yards.
Here, you will finally be able to purchase packed explosives for the price of 36$ each. Note that this will also unlock the option to buy explosives at any shipyard on any island within the game.
So there you have it. This is the fastest and easiest way to obtain packed explosives in Dredge. A rather long but simple questline that will see you get some dynamite.
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