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When is it ok to drop god pallet?

When do you feel like it’s an appropriate time to drop a god pallet during the course of a game?



  • OniWantsYourMacaroniOniWantsYourMacaroni Member Posts: 5,895

    Depends on

    -the state of the match (you would rather not want to use a god pallet in the early game)

    -killer you are playing against and whether the basement is near you or not (e.g you don't want to get in the basement against killers like hag)

    -the question if you would get downed if you don't use the pallet or not

  • ExcelSwordExcelSword Member Posts: 266

    It depends on how safe you can be and the state of the game. If you are on your last hook and the match will be over for you when you get caught, then use what ever resource you can to survive.

    If you are the first guy being chased and haven't been injured then it's not recommended to drop god pallet. Only time I would do it early is to pallet save somebody since that makes the killers whole chase pressure reset to nothing.

  • AvisDeeneAvisDeene Member Posts: 2,396

    It is mandatory for you to drop every pallet you come across as soon as you see it.

  • MadLordJackMadLordJack Member Posts: 8,815

    When you're about to get hit and need to avoid it? It's a pallet - drop it when needed, not before, and certainly not after.

  • The_KrapperThe_Krapper Member Posts: 2,375

    If you're healthy and about to take a hit , just take the hit and either leave shack or loop it from there with the speed boost but don't throw the pallet unless you're about to go down , if a couple gens haven't been done it can hurt for the pallet to be gone because the shack is such a strong loop

  • NekoGamerXNekoGamerX Member Posts: 4,675

    I almost feel like the shouldn't be god pallet but whatever.

  • KaitsjaKaitsja Member Posts: 883

    In my experience, most survivors beeline for shack while in a chase to loop. Dropping the god pallet early turns shack from a strong loop into a possible death sentence.

  • WheresTheGateWheresTheGate Member Posts: 571

    Whenever advantageous for you personally....... Or when you are playing with a bunch of potatoes and you want to make sure they don't have the option to use it later. When that happens you drop it for no reason as soon as possible just to ensure they can't use it later.

  • ZaynZayn Member Posts: 365

    As soon as you spawn in

  • AmundiiAmundii Member Posts: 12

    I usually drop it around 2 or 1 gen left if I need to. Sometimes 3 gens left but otherwise if it's the start of the game and I unfortunately get chased first I rather take a hit then drop it. I rather have someone else use it or use it for later around end-game as it also gives me a insane amount of distance and pretty much give me a guarantee escape

  • LARILARI Member Posts: 66

    Ah yes I love to do it and see some ppl DC afterwards

  • OrionOrion Member Posts: 21,675
    edited October 2020

    When you think you have no alternative.

    I like to think of resources like pallets, toolboxes, medkits, etc., as a "put on your oxygen mask first" kind of thing. Sure, it sucks to lose a powerful resource, but if that can keep the killer from getting a hook and/or kill, it's worth it. You can't help anyone if you're hooked, but if you're even the first person to be hooked, at least 2 survivors will have stopped working on gen progression: you and your rescuer.

    So, use your own judgement, and don't let other people shame you even if you were wrong. Being wrong is part of the learning process. ######### up and recognizing where you ######### up and why is how you improve as a player.

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  • BwstedBwsted Member Posts: 3,060

    When you get a good return on your investment.

    It's always about what you're investing (in this case, a very good pallet), what you get in exchange and what that means for the balance of pressure (you delay a hit/down) and what you lose/give up to the other side (the area becomes weaker).

    I can name as many variables as you want, but the thought process is just as described above and a little common sense will guide you.


    • You're injured and dead on hook --> drop the pallet;
    • It's early game and you're being first chased by an Oni --> drop the pallet;
    • A Trapper is after you, you run to the shack, basement is there and you don't know if he trapped the area --> drop the pallet;
    • Clown/Bubba/Billy with bamboozle --> drop the pallet;
    • Wraith, you're healthy and there aren't many resources left in the area --> save the pallet;
    • Etc.
  • dragobvdragobv Member Posts: 303

    Im very nice you drop that pallet at 5or 4 gens and i see it i hope the other 2 safe you cause i will not. at 3 gens its fine

  • csandman1977csandman1977 Member Posts: 2,281

    As a blendette with a key, i wait for someone to be at shack then drop the pallet and urban away. Keeps the pressure off me! /s

  • MandyMandy Administrator, Co-ordinator, BHVR Posts: 19,108

    The only time I will drop the God pallet is if it's late in the match and I'm on death hook (I also have to be injured), it's such a strong pallet, it's not worth dropping any earlier than that.

  • DabihwowDabihwow Member Posts: 3,409

    Only if I would get a stun for the killer, other than that never. A god pallet can go a long way. But overall it depends on the situation

  • Dwight_FairfieldDwight_Fairfield Member Posts: 5,814

    When you really need to. I hate it when survivors just immediately drop a pallet and run off. They don't even try to use the loop. Especially when they are not even injured.

  • alex9eralex9er Member Posts: 96

    I'll usually drop god pallets when i'm injured and we're close to the end of the game or if i have been juking the killer for a long time and i need to reset his bloodlust

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 13,581

    It's okay to drop when you want to.

    When it's appropriate to drop it is when you need to drop it.

  • BrequeBreque Member Posts: 427

    When its your last hook pallets saves and in the end game

    Just remeber that if you are gonna to take the hit DONT DROP the pallet

  • notstarboardnotstarboard Member Posts: 3,702

    I'm not sure I'd agree with that. If you get to the pallet early enough to drop it safely but without any window to make it to another tile, I think the best play is to drop the pallet. Taking a hit when you don't need to is just giving the killer free pressure. There are a few exceptions, like if you're facing a Legion or Plague or something and therefore will get injured very easily but need good pallets to avoid going down. Against most killers, though, I say drop it.

  • notstarboardnotstarboard Member Posts: 3,702

    Why would you ever let the killer down you when you can drop a pallet to prolong the chase? I don't care if you're at five gens or one, first hook or last; when you get downed and/or hooked, one teammate will be forced to leave their gen to come get you and another will probably start a chase soon. Even if you have all four survivors alive, then, getting hooked reduces the number of people working on gens from ~3 to ~1. Every second you keep the chase going gives your team ~2 seconds of progress on generators. If you can drop the god pallet and run the killer for another 30 seconds instead of going down that's 100% worth it.

  • HectorBrandoHectorBrando Member Posts: 2,671

    For me when you are about to be downed after exhausting the loop and there is no chance to juke the Killer, especially if the basement spawmed there.

  • notstarboardnotstarboard Member Posts: 3,702

    I don't care what X or Y streamer does. I'm not inexperienced, and it's pretty silly to assume that someone who disagrees with you must be inexperienced.

    Optimal looping in my mind is the following. 1) Play a tile for as long as you possibly can. 2) Drop the pallet and go to the next tile. Repeat step one.

    Strong tiles are just ones that you can run for quite a while before you have to drop the pallet / take a hit / leave the tile. They (usually) have a strong pallet that the killer can't play and is forced to break. You shouldn't instantly drop the shack pallet, but if you've run the killer around shack for like 30 seconds and the window is now blocked by the entity, 100%, drop the pallet. You've used the tile to its fullest, and now you need to drop the pallet or you're going to take a hit. Health states are far more valuable than pallets. Even if you're not looping optimally and drop every pallet a bit early, if the killer just chases you around the map and just breaks pallets without being able to hit you, your team is going to have the gens powered before you go down. The killer needs to land hits and get downs early or they will not generate any pressure. If you give them a free hit at strong loops rather than dropping the pallet you're just doing them a favor.

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