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Keg Brawl

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the activity. For the achievement category, see Keg Brawl (achievements).
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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).

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[edit] Mechanics

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.

[edit] Skills

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.

[edit] Keg skills

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.

[edit] Achievements

These achievements are currently obtainable: Keg Brawl (achievements)

Achievement 209 Arenanet Points.png


Kegmaster Keg Brawl (achievements).png Keg Brawl 10 Arenanet Points.png
Complete 7 keg brawl achievements.
99 kegs of ale on the wall!
Title: Title icon.png Kegmaster
Keg Brawl Skills Mastered: 7 10 Arenanet Points.png
Keg Recoveries Keg Brawl (achievements).png Keg Brawl 27 Arenanet Points.png
Recover 500 fumbles from your own team in keg brawl.
Recover your teams fumbled kegs.
1 Arenanet Points.png
10 Arenanet Points.png
25 Arenanet Points.png
50 Arenanet Points.png
Keg Fumbles Caused Keg Brawl (achievements).png Keg Brawl 27 Arenanet Points.png
Cause 500 fumbles in keg brawl.
Knock it loose.
1 Arenanet Points.png
10 Arenanet Points.png
25 Arenanet Points.png
50 Arenanet Points.png
Kegs Scored Keg Brawl (achievements).png Keg Brawl 32 Arenanet Points.png
Score 1,000 kegs in keg brawl.
Masterful retrieving.
3 Arenanet Points.png
10 Arenanet Points.png
25 Arenanet Points.png
50 Arenanet Points.png
Keg Brawl Regular Keg Brawl (achievements).png Keg Brawl Arenanet Points.png
Participate in 30 rounds.
Reward: Loot Bag (Sanctum Sprint).png Loot Bag
30 Games Played Arenanet Points.png
Keg Interceptions Keg Brawl (achievements).png Keg Brawl 27 Arenanet Points.png
Intercept 500 passes in keg brawl.
Grab those kegs. Block those points.
1 Arenanet Points.png
10 Arenanet Points.png
25 Arenanet Points.png
50 Arenanet Points.png
Keg Steals Keg Brawl (achievements).png Keg Brawl 27 Arenanet Points.png
Recover 500 fumbles from the opposing team in keg brawl.
Catch fumbled kegs on the fly.
1 Arenanet Points.png
10 Arenanet Points.png
25 Arenanet Points.png
50 Arenanet Points.png
Keg Assists Keg Brawl (achievements).png Keg Brawl 27 Arenanet Points.png
Assist 500 scores in keg brawl.
Teamwork is key.
1 Arenanet Points.png
10 Arenanet Points.png
25 Arenanet Points.png
50 Arenanet Points.png
Keg Brawl Wins Keg Brawl (achievements).png Keg Brawl 27 Arenanet Points.png
Win 500 keg brawl matches.
Serious keg brawling skills.
1 Arenanet Points.png
10 Arenanet Points.png
25 Arenanet Points.png
50 Arenanet Points.png

[edit] Tips

  • 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.

[edit] Notes

  • 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.

[edit] References

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