Explosive Barrel

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Explosive Barrel
Explosive Barrel.png
Type Ranged Weapon
Stack size 1
Single use Yes
Added in v1.0
Spawn Command
Skill Tree Artillery
Resources breakdown
6 × Flint.png Flint
20 × Tin.png Metal
80 × Wood.png Wood

Explosive Barrel is a Ranged Weapon/Grenade type weapon in Atlas

  • The Explosive Barrel is a craftable item that can be used to deal heavy damage to structures and can also be used as ammunition for Cannons and Catapults.
  • To craft the item, you will need to unlock the skill Explosive Barrels under the Artillery Skill tree.


Deals ~1000 damage to Stone, ~5000 damage to Wood [citation needed]


  • Note that the damage values and usage of this item has changed drastically during the season 4 release, and per the devs, they are working on balancing
  • Update v410.2
    • Explosive Barrel projectiles that don't explode on impact can be defused
    • Explosive Barrel toss distance increased by 50%
    • Tossed Explosive Barrels no longer stick to players, creatures, or the sides of structures
    • Catapult reload time for Explosive Barrels changed to 2 seconds
    • Bug Fix: Barrels placed or tossed onto ships will now explode when their timer expires
    • Bug Fix: Explosive Barrels shot out of cannons will no longer instantly stick to the water