Keg Brawl

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Catch!
A screenshot of the keg brawl.

-Bring kegs of ale back to your Ale Collector to score points for your team.
-First team to 11 wins.
-Dodge, smash, and steal your way to victory.
-Talk to the Brewer at mid-field to leave the game.

— In-game description

Keg Brawl is an activity which is described as a norn interpretation of basketball[1], with kegs rather than balls and a lot of brawling. Keg Brawl is played in Hoelbrak. You can enter into a match either by talking to the Brewer (found in Hoelbrak, next to the Courage Brewery point of interest, near the Hero's Compass Waypoint) or to the Citizen NPC for daily activities (located at the Grand Piazza of Lion's Arch, next to the bridge leading to the asura gates).

Mechanics[edit]

Two teams of five are matched for a game. Each team gets skills which allow them to brawl the other team, such as punching, kicking and knocking each other over. A keg is launched into the middle of the playing area and the objective for the team is to get the keg to their 'brewer'. The aim is to get as many kegs back as possible. The team which scores 11 first or has more points when time ends wins.

When the keg is picked up you get new skills which allow you to pour ale on the ground which makes it slippery or pass the keg. The passing of the keg is ground targeted so there is some skill involved as these passes can be intercepted.[2] Players not carrying a keg are granted swiftness. People carrying the keg are subject to the Barrel Carrier effect.

Skills[edit]

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1
Punch (keg brawl).png
 Punch
0.5½ 4 Punch and daze your competitor.
2
Disarm.png
 Disarm
10.25¼ 4 Smash your target to knock the barrel from their hands.
3
Dive Roll.png
 Dive Roll
0 12 Dive forward to close distance or evade attacks.
4
Charge (keg brawl).png
 Charge
20.25¼ 20 Rush at an opponent and kick them; be careful not to miss.
5
Stomp (keg brawl).png
 Stomp
0.75¾ 90 Stomp the ground to launch opponents.

Keg skills[edit]

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1
Throw.png
 Throw
0 0 A short, quick throw that is easily intercepted.
2
Lob.png
 Lob
20.75¾ 0 Lob the keg. Less accurate, but longer range and hard to intercept.
3
Dive Roll (keg brawl).png
 Dive Roll
0 10 Dive forward to avoid attacks.
4
Head Crack.png
 Head Crack
10.5½ 18 Hit your opponent with the keg to stun them.
5
Pour Ale.png
 Pour Ale
0.5½ 90 Dump out some ale, freezing the ground around your location.

Achievements[edit]

These achievements are currently obtainable: Keg Brawl (achievements)

Achievement Arenanet Points.png
[[{{{12}}}|Keg Steals]] [[|20px|link=Catch fumbled kegs on the fly.]] Catch fumbled kegs on the fly. Arenanet Points.png
Recover 500 fumbles from the opposing team in keg brawl.
Keg Brawl (achievements)
Title: Title icon.png 1;1~10;1~25;5~50;5~100;5~250;5~500;5
Keg Brawl (achievements) Arenanet Points.png
[[{{{12}}}|Keg Assists]] [[|20px|link=Teamwork is key.]] Teamwork is key. Arenanet Points.png
Assist 500 scores in keg brawl.
Keg Brawl (achievements)
Title: Title icon.png 1;1~10;1~25;5~50;5~100;5~250;5~500;5
Keg Brawl (achievements) Arenanet Points.png
[[{{{12}}}|Keg Brawl Wins]] [[|20px|link=Serious keg brawling skills.]] Serious keg brawling skills. Arenanet Points.png
Win 500 keg brawl matches.
Keg Brawl (achievements)
Title: Title icon.png 1;1~10;1~25;5~50;5~100;5~250;5~500;5
Keg Brawl (achievements) Arenanet Points.png
[[{{{12}}}|Kegmaster]] [[|20px|link=99 kegs of ale on the wall!]] 99 kegs of ale on the wall! Arenanet Points.png
Complete 7 keg brawl achievements.
Keg Brawl (achievements)
Title: Title icon.png Keg Brawl Skills Mastered: 7;10
Keg Brawl (achievements) Arenanet Points.png
[[{{{12}}}|Keg Recoveries]] [[|20px|link=Recover your teams fumbled kegs.]] Recover your teams fumbled kegs. Arenanet Points.png
Recover 500 fumbles from your own team in keg brawl.
Keg Brawl (achievements)
Title: Title icon.png 1;1~10;1~25;5~50;5~100;5~250;5~500;5
Keg Brawl (achievements) Arenanet Points.png
[[{{{12}}}|Keg Fumbles Caused]] [[|20px|link=Knock it loose.]] Knock it loose. Arenanet Points.png
Cause 500 fumbles in keg brawl.
Keg Brawl (achievements)
Title: Title icon.png 1;1~10;1~25;5~50;5~100;5~250;5~500;5
Keg Brawl (achievements) Arenanet Points.png
[[{{{12}}}|Kegs Scored]] [[|20px|link=Masterful retrieving.]] Masterful retrieving. Arenanet Points.png
Score 1,000 kegs in keg brawl.
Keg Brawl (achievements)
Title: Title icon.png 3;1~10;1~25;5~50;5~100;5~250;5~500;5~1,000;5
Keg Brawl (achievements) Arenanet Points.png
[[{{{12}}}|Keg Brawl Regular]] Arenanet Points.png
Participate in 30 rounds.
Keg Brawl (achievements)
Title: Title icon.png 30 Games Played;5
Reward: Loot Sack.png Loot Bag
Keg Brawl (achievements) Arenanet Points.png
[[{{{12}}}|Keg Interceptions]] [[|20px|link=Grab those kegs. Block those points.]] Grab those kegs. Block those points. Arenanet Points.png
Intercept 500 passes in keg brawl.
Keg Brawl (achievements)
Title: Title icon.png 1;1~10;1~25;5~50;5~100;5~250;5~500;5
Keg Brawl (achievements) Arenanet Points.png

Tips[edit]

  • You can pass the keg to your Ale Collector with Throw or Lob.
  • You can use Throw while knocked down. Use this if you are about to be disarmed while down.
  • Tossing a keg out of bounds removes it from the game. This may be useful if you can steal the keg while surrounded deep in the opponent's territory. However, kegs can persist on the ice field outside the fenced arena, and players can jump over the fence to retrieve them.

Notes[edit]

  • Handing the keg to the enemy brewer will grant you positive score, although the match point is given to the enemy team correctly.
  • The training field is still using old versions of skills Lob and Throw as they were before Game updates/2012-10-01.
  • The Dive Roll from the empty-handed skill bar does not give the player the evade effect stated in the tooltip.
  • Guardians still benefit from the passive effect of Virtue of Courage during this activity, allowing them to periodically block an incoming attack.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John and Ben Answer Your Questions About Activities, Travel, ArenaNet Blog
  2. ^ Kegball!!!, Eric Flannum, forum post