Stronghold Gunpowder Barrels are absolutely THE thing you need if you need to blow stuff up in the Sea of Thieves. You are here to learn where to get them, and we are here to deliver a prompt guide on everything you need to do.
How to Get Stronghold Gunpowder Barrels in Sea of Thieves
Mostly, you will find them near Skeletons. They either guard them or carry them around. You can get them after defeating Stronghold Gunpowder Skeletons. The ones that carry the barrels should be shot in the back. This ensures that the barrel does not blow up and allows you to pick it up. Of course, mind the range between you and the enemy since things get nasty if you are too close.
Another method to get the Stronghold Gunpowder Barrels is to find a Skeleton Fort on the map. The easiest way to spot it is by following a skull-shaped cloud. The closer you get, the bigger the cloud becomes. There should be plenty of Stronghold Gunpowder Barrels at your destination.
A pair of Stronghold Gunpowder Barrels should be guaranteed when you complete a Fort of Fortune Vault, and four of them inside the completed Fort of the Damned Raid vault.
Random finds are discoverable within sunken shipwrecks by “X marks the spot” maps.
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What to do With Stronghold Gunpowder Barrels in Sea of Thieves
The main is, of course, to blow stuff up! With your Primary Use button, you can ignite the fuse, which has a five-second duration, while the Secondary Use button extinguishes the fuse. You can also pick up the barrel even if the fuse is lit. Be very careful when handling these barrels since if they get hit, shot, are near another explosion, or if they are hurled at the ship’s hull, they will go kaboom.
Another usage is, you’ve guessed it: to sell. You can sell the barrels to Merchant Alliance Senior Traders which can be found around the docks of Outposts. For your precious barrels, you can get Gold, Emissary Value, and Merchant Alliance Reputation. You can also sell it to the Servant of the Flame located at the Reaper’s Hideout, for Gold, Emissary Value and Reaper’s Bones Reputation.
Gold prices vary from 2,750 to 15,000 Gold pieces, depending on your Emissary level.