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Pallets are interactive obstacles featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.



Pallets have two states: upright, and pulled down.

At the start of a Trial, all Pallets are in the upright position, meaning that both the Survivors and the Killer can pass through the area next to them without needing to interact with them.
Killers are unable to interact with Pallets in this state, but Survivors have the option to pull it down and create an obstacle for the Killer that can only be vaulted by the Survivors, which is similar to vaulting a Window IconHelp window.png.
The sole exception to this is The Legion IconHelpLoading legion.png, who can vault a dropped Pallet while using Feral Frenzy.

As of Patch 3.4.0, Survivors can reset dropped Pallets to the upright position by using Any Means Necessary IconPerks anyMeansNecessary.png.


The Killer cannot vault Pallets, but can choose to break and thus permanently destroy it by interacting with it (default: SPACE, R1, or RB), an action that takes 2.6 seconds.

Breaking a Pallet displays a short animation in which the Killer will destroy it either with their foot, their hand, or their Weapon.
This will momentarily obstruct their vision as the camera will tilt downwards until the Pallet is destroyed, giving the Survivor an opportunity to hide out of sight.
It also gives the Survivor the opportunity to easily blind the Killer with a Flashlight IconItems flashlight.png, as they are locked into the animation and cannot turn their head to try and evade the blind.

The Hillbilly and The Cannibal, both wielding Chainsaws, can alternatively choose to destroy a Pallet with them.
The Demogorgon, The Oni, The Blight, and The Nemesis may destroy a Pallet by using their Special Attacks.
The Blight can also use the Compound Thirty-Three FulliconAddon compoundThirtyThree.png Add-on by slamming a pallet to destroy it quick.
The Legion can destroy a pallet by vaulting it during Feral Frenzy, given that the Iridescent Button FulliconAddon iridescentButton.png Add-on is equipped.


Blocked upright Pallets cannot be pulled down by Survivors.
Upright Pallets can be blocked while using the Perk Hex: Blood Favour IconPerks hexBloodFavour.png.
The Blight can also use the Summoning Stone FulliconAddon summoningStone.png Add-on by hitting a Survivor with lethal rush to block a pallet within close range for a few seconds.

Pallet Stun

If a Killer is inside the area of a Pallet and a Survivor pulls it down, they will be pushed back and get stunned for 2 seconds, obstructing their vision as their camera tilts.
This will also award the Survivor a hefty amount of Bloodpoints in the Boldness category.

A Killer carrying a Survivor can be stunned by Pallets. If stunned while holding a Survivor, the Killer will drop the Survivor into the Injured State IconHelp injured.png, giving them time to escape.
This only happens when the Killer is able to move as the animation to pick up a Survivor cannot be cancelled.

Pallet Grab

A Survivor in the Injured State IconHelp injured.png can be grabbed by the Killer mid-vault and hoisted directly onto their shoulder by tapping the attack button (default: M1, R2, or RT), putting them instantly into the Dying State IconHelp dying.png upon a drop.


The location of a Pallet or a Pallet Cluster varies with the procedural Map generation and usually differs between two iterations of the same Map.

Spawn Routine

Pallets will spawn at least either 14, 16, 18 or 20 metres away from each other in predetermined spawn spots, with some exceptions on maps such as Midwich Elementary School.

Interaction with Perks

The following Perks interact with Pallets:

Survivor Perks

Alert}} Alert

Your acute senses are on high alert.

When the Killer breaks a Pallet IconHelp pullDown.png or Breakable Wall IconHelp breakableDoors.png, or damages a Generator IconHelpLoading generators.png, their Aura IconHelp auras.png is revealed to you for 3/4/5 seconds.

"I have true sight." — Feng Min

Any Means Necessary}} Any Means Necessary

You stand up for yourself, using whatever's on hand to gain an advantage.

You see the Auras IconHelp auras.png of dropped Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png.

Press and hold the Active Ability button for 4 seconds while standing beside a dropped Pallet to reset it to its upright position.

Any Means Necessary has a cool-down of 100/80/60 seconds.

"I'll hit you with everything I've got. Then I'll do it again." — Yui Kimura

Lithe}} Lithe

After performing a rushed vault, break into a sprint at 150 % of your normal running speed for a maximum of 3 seconds.

Lithe causes the Exhausted IconStatusEffects exhausted.png Status Effect for 60/50/40 seconds.

Lithe cannot be used when Exhausted.

"U mad?" — Feng Min

Power Struggle}} Power Struggle

You have never given up and you are not about to start now.

While being carried by The Killer, reaching 35/30/25 % Wiggling progression activates Power Struggle:

  • You can drop a nearby, standing Pallet IconHelp pullDown.png to stun The Killer and escape their grasp.

Power Struggle deactivates after triggering successfully.

"I relied on others to protect me once and I lost everything. Never again." — Élodie Rakoto

Quick & Quiet}} Quick & Quiet

You do not make as much noise as others when quickly vaulting over obstacles or hiding in Lockers.

Loud Noise notifications for rushing to vault Windows IconHelp window.png, or to enter or exit Lockers IconHelp lockers.png are completely suppressed.

Quick & Quiet has a cool-down of 30/25/20 seconds.

Smash Hit}} Smash Hit

When your rival makes a mistake, you seize the opportunity.

After stunning the Killer with a Pallet IconHelp pullDown.png, break into a sprint at 150 % of your normal running speed for a maximum of 4 seconds.

Smash Hit causes the Exhausted IconStatusEffects exhausted.png Status Effect for 60/50/40 seconds.

Smash Hit cannot be used when Exhausted.

"I've dealt with psychopaths in suits. You're just uglier and worse dressed." — Yun-Jin Lee

Windows of Opportunity}} Windows of Opportunity

Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability.

The Auras IconHelp auras.png of Breakable Walls IconHelp breakableDoors.png, Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png, and Windows IconHelp window.png are revealed to you within 24/28/32 metres.

"Rise and shine, work hard, carve out your name,
Take aim, pull the trigger, hit the bulls eye for fame,
Know the value of faith, an' family, and don't you complain,
Open wide, your windows of opportunity"
— Kate Denson's "Windows of Opportunity"

Killer Perks

Brutal Strength}} Brutal Strength

Your great strength allows you to shred through your prey's defences.

Breaking Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png and Breakable Walls IconHelp breakableDoors.png, as well as damaging Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png, is 10/15/20 % faster.

"It's more than muscles. A dark power motivates the beast."

Enduring}} Enduring

You are resilient to pain.

The duration of Pallet Stuns is reduced by 40/45/50 %.

"He stops at nothing."

Fire Up}} Fire Up

The increased pressure of losing your preys fills you with anger and gives you unsuspected motivation.

Each time a Generator is completed, Fire Up grows in power.

  • Gain a stack-able 3/3.5/4 % Action Speed bonus to picking-up and dropping Survivors, breaking Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png and Breakable Walls IconHelp breakableDoors.png, damaging Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png, and vaulting Windows IconHelp window.png, up to a maximum of 15/17.5/20 %.

"Now why don't you just fucking die?" — Freddy Krueger

Hex: Blood Favour}} Hex: Blood Favour

A Hex that gains the favour of The Entity IconHelp entity.png when blood is spilt.

Damaging a Survivor with either your Basic Attack or Special Attack prompts The Entity IconHelp entity.png to hold all Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png within a radius of 24/28/32 metres from the Survivor's location in place for the next 15 seconds, preventing Survivors from pulling them down.

The Hex effects persist as long as the related Hex Totem IconHelpLoading totem.png is standing.

"It would be no leap of the imagination to suggest that the Trials are a biological response of sorts." — Journal of Talbot Grimes

Nemesis}} Nemesis

You seek retribution on those who have wronged you.

Each time a Survivor blinds you or stuns you using a Pallet IconHelp pullDown.png or Locker IconHelp lockers.png, they become your new Obsession IconHelp obsession.png:

  • The Survivor suffers from the Oblivious IconStatusEffects oblivious.png Status Effect for 40/50/60 seconds and their Aura IconHelp auras.png is revealed to you for 4 seconds.

You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

"Only a fool would spit in a demon's face and declare victory." — Renjiro's Doctrine 4:9

Spirit Fury}} Spirit Fury

Each Pallet you break magnifies the wrath of The Entity.

After breaking 4/3/2 Pallets, the next time you are stunned by a Pallet IconHelp pullDown.png, The Entity IconHelp entity.png will instantly break it.

  • You still suffer from the Stun penalty.

"Fury is her blood."

Zanshin Tactics}} Zanshin Tactics

Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability.

You are mentally alert and aware of key points on the battlefield.

The Auras IconHelp auras.png of Breakable Walls IconHelp breakableDoors.png, Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png, and Windows IconHelp window.png are revealed to you within 24/28/32 metres.

"Within your enemy's strength is weakness." — Renjiro's Doctrine 12:5

Change Log

Patch 4.2.0

  • Visually updated the Pallet model.

Patch 5.2.0

  • Visually updated the Pallet model.
  • Changed pallet hit boxes to prevent the killer from getting stunned when on the same side as the survivor dropping the pallet.


  • The stun condition is applied to the Killer once the Pallet has been pulled down about 50 % of the way, given they are in range.
  • Pallets are also known as "Pull-Downs"
  • In the Game files, internal references reveal that Pallets were originally supposed to be "Bookshelves" that the Survivors could throw down.



IconStatusEffects sleepPenalty.png Alarm Clocks IconPowers trap.png Bear Traps IconHelp breakableDoors.png Breakable Walls IconHelp cagesOfAtonement.png Cages of Atonement
Dbd-gameplay-crate.png Chests IconPerks spiesFromTheShadows.png Crows IconFavors murkyReagent.png Dark Mist IconHelp exitGates.png Exit Gates
IconHelpLoading generators.png Generators IconHelpLoading hatch.png Hatch IconHelpLoading hook.png Hooks IconHelp jigsawBoxes.png Jigsaw Boxes
IconHelp lockers.png Lockers IconFavors quarterMoonBouquet.png Moonlight IconHelp pullDown.png Pallets IconHelp poolsOfDevotion.png Pools of Devotion
Dbd-gameplay-crate.png Supply Cases IconHelpLoading totem.png Totems IconHelp window.png Windows QuestIcons glyph.png Glyphs
QuestIcons Halloween2020.png Visceral Cankers