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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.

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 and The Blight may destroy a Pallet by using either of 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.


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.

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.

Press and hold the Active Ability button for 4 seconds while standing beside a dropped Pallet IconHelp pullDown.png 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.

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

Lithe cannot be used when Exhausted.

You do not recover from Exhaustion while running.

"U mad?" — Feng Min

Power Struggle}} Power Struggle

You've never given up and you're not about to start now.

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

While Power Struggle is active, you can drop a nearby, standing Pallet IconHelp pullDown.png to stun The Killer and be released.

Power Struggle is deactivated when it triggers 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 IconHelp lockers.png.

The vault and hide actions' noise detection and audio range is reduced by 100 %.

Quick & Quiet can only be triggered once every 30/25/20 seconds.

Windows of Opportunity}} Windows of Opportunity

Unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

Auras of Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png, Breakable Walls IconHelp breakableDoors.png, and Vaults are revealed to you when within a range of 20 metres.

Windows of Opportunity has a cool-down of 30/25/20 seconds when vaulting or dropping a Pallet during a Chase.

"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.

Destroy dropped Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png and Breakable Walls IconHelp breakableDoors.png, and damage Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png 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 the Survivors complete repairs on a Generator, Fire Up grows in power.

  • For each Generator completed, gain a stack-able 3/3.5/4 % buff to Picking-up, Dropping, Pallet breaking, Breakable-Wall breaking, Generator damaging, and Vaulting speeds for the remainder of the Trial.

"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.

When a Survivor is hit with a Basic Attack, all Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png within a radius of 16 metres of your location are held in place by The Entity for 15 seconds and cannot be pulled down by Survivors.

Hex: Blood Favour has a cool-down of 60/50/40 seconds.

"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.

A Survivor who blinds you, or stuns you using a Pallet IconHelp pullDown.png or Locker IconHelp lockers.png becomes your Obsession IconHelp obsession.png.

Anytime a new Survivor becomes the Obsession, they are affected by 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 IconHelp pullDown.png you break magnifies the wrath of The Entity IconHelp entity.png.

After breaking 4/3/2 Pallets, the next time you are stunned by a Pallet, The Entity will instantly break it. You still suffer from the stun effect penalty.

"Fury is her blood."

Zanshin Tactics}} Zanshin Tactics

Unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

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

The Auras IconHelp auras.png of all Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png, Breakable Walls IconHelp breakableDoors.png, and Vaults IconHelp window.png are revealed to you within a range of 24 metres.

When a Survivor is damaged, Zanshin Tactics becomes inactive for 40/35/30 seconds.

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


  • 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
IconHelpLoading totem.png Totems IconHelp window.png Windows QuestIcons glyph.png Glyphs