Do you eat pallets or do you try to mindgame ?

FreddyVoorhees Member Posts: 324
edited October 2023 in General Discussions

Which do you think is better and how does it fare for different killers ? Sometimes I feel I lose too much time looping on a single pallet and wish I just made them drop it and broke it right away. Is it efficient to just break them at every opportunity and not bother with mind game at all ?


  • LegacySmikey
    LegacySmikey Applicant, Member Posts: 541

    It does depend who I'm playing to an extent but for example I play trapper a lot I don't have time for mind games or resoecting a pallet if I get stunned I get stunned.

    I actually get a lot of injuries & downs because survivors either expect me to give it more respect or are just too slow to react.

    If im playing say clown obviously i'll just throw the bottle & go around.

    As a survivor I see a lot of killers lose games giving pallets way too much respect not saying take dozens of stuns but some play so cautiously you'd think they'd instantly lose on a single stun.

  • Zokenay
    Zokenay Member Posts: 1,158

    Like mentioned already, its heavily reliant on the loop.

    Shorter/Tall loops i would say its better to mindgame

    But long loops or loops with no LoS blockers, its better to just brute force it.

  • Nun_So_Vile
    Nun_So_Vile Member Posts: 2,168
    edited October 2023

    Eat the pallet unless it's a winnable mind game. I don't often get the luxury of that decision on Dredge though since it's often drop remnant and then surv goes shift+w away.

  • Maelstrom808
    Maelstrom808 Member Posts: 684

    This. Too many variables for one simple answer. I will say that if I have the time and it's feasible at that pallet, I will play the mind game just because it's fun.

  • RaSavage42
    RaSavage42 Member Posts: 5,545

    I hate to say this but.... Mindgame every single pallet... unless they drop it immediately or if I "misplay" it and end up taking the stun

  • Lost_Boy
    Lost_Boy Member Posts: 568

    I mean you can actually bait a hit by pretending to respect pallets for 1-2 loops and make them think they'll get another loop out if you, but actually don't respect it on the third occasion. You can work out fairly quickly what type of survivor you're facing and how they play loops from just respecting the pallet on a few occasions.

  • mizark3
    mizark3 Member Posts: 1,903

    With Ghostface I typically facetank every pallet. My goal is to make the Survivors think I will never respect a pallet, so they throw them nearly every time. Then when they get to a god pallet, I get it dropped the very first time, and never have to deal with it again. Then during a late mark where they reach the pallet (early mark being you instadown them on the spot), they think I'm gunna swing into it, but they drop it early and I can walk around it and get the marked down. That's my soft mindset going in as Ghosty at least.

    Like others have mentioned though, you play around your opposition. If the baby Feng pre-drops every pallet without looking backwards, its best to make her drop 4-5 pallets, then corral the remaining Survivors into that pallet deadzone. It is so hilarious when that baby Feng then berates her team in endchat like "I lasted forever in chase, why'd you guys drop so quickly", and I'm like "my guy, you left no pallets on the entire map for them".

  • HugTechLover
    HugTechLover Member Posts: 2,482

    Don’t try to mindgame / respect all the time. Good survivors will immediately test your respect level of pallets, and will absolutely abuse you if you respect everything.

    I will test survivors. If they are pallet throwing meg heads, I’ll just respect everything and get free breaks. If they are survivors who capitalize off of respect, I’ll mix it up. I get tons of free hits and downs on survivors who expect a respect or mindgame.

  • edgarpoop
    edgarpoop Member Posts: 8,098

    Mix it up. Depends on whether I think the survivor is going to greed it or camp and drop. Sometimes I charge right through and get a hit, and after I've done that a couple times to a survivor, I'll throw them off and respect it. You don't want to have a hard rule for something like that when there are tons of variables at play.

  • GroßusSchmiedus
    GroßusSchmiedus Member Posts: 461

    Change frequently, my usual go to strategy is to just eat pallets early on so survivors think i just crash through them so they will be more likely to drop it and are more vulnurable to mind games later on.

  • Rulebreaker
    Rulebreaker Member Posts: 1,657

    Variable. Unless its a pallet we want out ASAP (which we will then happily eat it), we might respect it, we might disrespect it, or we'll leave while the survivor drops it anyway. Depends on our mood.

  • Kaitsja
    Kaitsja Member Posts: 1,741

    As a Enduring Spirit Fury user, I eat every third pallet.

  • AchlysShadeslayer
    AchlysShadeslayer Member Posts: 19

    Depends on the particular pallet and the killer, on nemi I rarely eat a pallet but on demo it's 50/50 if they can throw it before I shred them. But I will almost always leave u unsafe pallets up so long as there isn't more than 1 lithe user. It's all dependent on the situation.

  • BubbaDredge
    BubbaDredge Member Posts: 815

    I love to play on pallets, but most survivors are just dropping and hitting W, so I generally break them.

  • Redundis
    Redundis Member Posts: 7

    It really depends on situation and survivors im facing. If the pallet is not very strong for the survivor I leave it. If it is either directly in my way or im going to loop it for a long time, I will destroy it. Also if I'm playing xenomorph I typically leave most.

  • dbdthegame
    dbdthegame Member Posts: 699

    The safer the pallet, the less I respect. Also, I'll respect a lot more on a killer like Wesker or Blight where I can immediately outplay the pallet, as opposed to Sadako where I benefit greatly from having as few pallets on the map as possible. Also, if it's during Corrupt timer, I'm not respecting anything. Feed me those pallets.

  • Reinami
    Reinami Member Posts: 5,171

    Depends on too many factors. If it is a god pallet like in garden of joy, or shack pallet, i'll just eat it. But it also depends on the player. If i notice the player doing "good" then i suspect they won't be mindgameable, or will expect me to mindgame, so i'll brute force it and often land a hit. Whereas the "bad" survivors will be easier to mindgame.

  • Tsulan
    Tsulan Member Posts: 15,095

    I´m on a fiber heavy diet. So...

  • radiantHero23
    radiantHero23 Member Posts: 3,641

    Depends on the pallet.

  • BlightedTrapper
    BlightedTrapper Member Posts: 332

    I try to mindgame, but I'm pretty awful at it. Many survivors I face make these double rock loops look like god tiles, meanwhile I go down about 5 seconds after dropping the pallet.

  • Moonras2
    Moonras2 Member Posts: 277

    I'll eat just about any pallet just in hopes I'll get the hit. As far as breaking it goes, it depends on how strong it is and what the survivor is doing after dropping it. Many survivors drop and run and many will try to play even an unsafe pallet.

  • Xernoton
    Xernoton Member Posts: 5,395

    Depends on the pallet and the survivor.

    Is it a strong pallet that will be hard to play around once it's dropped? Is the survivor good at playing around dropped pallets? How many pallets are left in this area? Do I have a power to play around dropped pallets? Does the survivor camp pallets?

    These are questions, that you should ask yourself before you make your decision. A good rule of thumb is: "The stronger and spicier the pallet, the better it's gonna taste."

  • Grigerbest
    Grigerbest Member Posts: 1,334

    It depends on a situation and the tile.

    There is some pallets that you CANNOT mindgame. You just want it to be gone.

  • caipt
    caipt Unconfirmed, Member Posts: 401

    -Play blight

    -Go for hug tech on every tile

    -either get the pallet down, hit them, or they leave. I win either way.

  • totallynotamegmain
    totallynotamegmain Member Posts: 452
    edited October 2023

    yummy pallets

  • NerfDHalready
    NerfDHalready Member Posts: 1,451

    depends on the pallet, the killer you are playing and how the survivor you're chasing plays pallets.

  • TotemSeeker91
    TotemSeeker91 Member Posts: 2,358

    I guess mindgame? I play Doc, and no where near good, so I'm probably low to mid low with him, but I'm still surprised how many people don't know about his 2.5 second incapacitated for dropping pallets, and it's always funny to get it off

  • TotemSeeker91
    TotemSeeker91 Member Posts: 2,358

    Well, you technically also eat the third cause you still suffer the stun

  • Volcz
    Volcz Member Posts: 1,126

    Depends on the situation.

    There are a lot of factors - its not as simple as just saying I do this or I do that, because it changes based on the match.