Do items decay in storage in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Items in Storage in Dragon’s Dogma 2

As you traverse through the world of Dragon’s Dogma 2, you may have noticed that flowers and food in your inventory have the potential to age and spoil. For those who are compulsive item collectors like myself, the question arises – do items decay while stored in Dragon’s Dogma 2? The answer is quite satisfying, Arisen!

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In Dragon’s Dogma 2, it has been clarified in the Tutorial Logbook that flowers and food do not deteriorate or age while stored in an inn’s storage. Everything you place in storage remains in precisely the same condition as when you first deposited it.

I decided to conduct an experiment by storing meat and herbs both in my inventory and storage, and fast-forwarding time for a few days. The items in my pack degraded and aged, while the same items in storage retained their freshness.

While the temptation to dump everything in storage while passing by an inn may be strong, it’s essential to remember that aged items are usually superior to their fresh counterparts. It is advisable to retain time-sensitive items such as meat in your pack for a day or so to allow them to mature or ripen.

Preventing Decay of Time-Sensitive Items

If your current quest entails a few in-game days without passing by an inn, consider combining time-sensitive items to produce potions, dried curatives, or roborants. These items do not deteriorate while in your or your Pawns’ inventories and offer greater benefits than consuming raw ingredients.

During long journeys that require camping to replenish your Loss Gauge, make sure to cook your meat during these short respites. Instead of accessing your inventory, your party will feast before sleeping and receive stat boosts based on the type of meat cooked. And let’s not forget how entertaining those live-action cooking scenes are!

Managing Rotten Food in Dragon’s Dogma 2

If you find yourself with rotten food or wilted flowers, consider selling them to vendors for a meager sum of one gold each. Alternatively, you can consume rotten food to restore health, but be warned that it may cause you to become blighted, rendering the endeavor somewhat futile. Personally, I prefer to give decayed curatives to my friends’ Pawns when dismissing them for a pleasant surprise when they next rest in their abodes.