How to stop items from rotting in Dragon's Dogma 2
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How to stop items from rotting in Dragon’s Dogma 2

I guess they have a fridge freezer back there.

If you’re anything like me, you collect everything you see in Dragon’s Dogma 2. The issue is that this is counterproductive unless you like moldy food. Or is it? Here’s how to stop items from rotting in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

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How to stop goods from perishing in Dragon’s Dogma 2

You can stop perishable items from rotting by placing them in your Stash at an Inn. If you’ve not used this service before, you can leave your items at any Inn free of charge by selecting Organize Storage. Anything you store can be picked up at any other Inn in the game, so it’s like a storage service that follows you around. 

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In my testing, I’ve left perishables in storage for a very long time, and they stay in the same state as when I put them there. I have read conflicting reports about this online, but in my experience, items remain as they are when stored.

Another great feature of the Stash is materials are automatically taken from it when you enhance Weapons and Armor. This feature means you can travel without lugging heavy ores and materials around. It may not be “realistic,” but this is a massive quality-of-life feature when carry capacity is so low.

What should you do with rotten items in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

I usually discard my rotten perishables, but they do have a specific use in crafting. You can make Lantern Oil with certain item combinations. Unfortunately, you can’t use every rotten item for crafting, but here are several combinations to create Lantern Oil:

  • Rotten Harspud/ Princess Harspud Rotten Tideswimmer
  • Rotten Harspud/ Princess Harspud + Rotten Scrag of Beast
  • Rotten Harspud/Princess Harspud + Rotten Beast Steak
  • Oily Slime + Rotten Shorefist
  • Oily Slime + Rotten Scrag of Beast
  • Oily Slime + Rotten Beast Steak

You can also consume rotten items, like the Harspud, to increase Stamina, at the risk of becoming Blighted. The Blighted status ailment works similarly to poison in other RPGs and can be cured with a Detoxifying Decoction.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is refreshingly vague about many of its mechanics, but it’s good to know how a few things work. Shop restocks, in particular, can be a lifesaver, especially if you run into the Blighted debuff I mentioned.


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Anthony is a freelance writer for PC Invasion and has worked in the industry for four years. He's furiously competitive and is always looking for the next big multiplayer hit. Anthony thrives in high-stakes games like Escape From Tarkov and Sea of Thieves. He is also passionate about speedrunning and always looks forward to the next GDQ and ESA events. When he's not grinding leaderboards, Anthony enjoys visiting Arcades, retro gaming, and horror movies.