Link carrying a explosive barrel in LoZ:BotW

The explosive barrel (also sometimes referred to as a "powder keg") is a type of barrel in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.


This barrel is filled with gunpowder and may explode on contact.


  • Pick up
  • Drop
  • Throw


Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]

  • The explosive barrels can cause massive damage, eliminating groups of enemies.
  • Trigger multiple explosive barrels at once to cause even more damage.
  • The explosion from the barrels can damage Link himself, so be careful not to be near the barrel when it explodes.
  • Enemies can also hurl the explosive barrel at you, resulting in your likely death.
  • An explosive barrel locked and attacked with Stasis will not explode when released, and will follow the velocity trajectory like most other objects launched this way. As such, they can be used as long-range explosives, exploding upon impact.

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