Red Dead Redemption 2 Perks, Trinkets, and Talismans list - how to craft items to boost your stats

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While Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn't have a direct levelling system with experience points you can invest into certain skills, there are ways you can gain some decent passive bonuses and perks through Red Dead Redemption 2 Trinkets and Talismans.

You can craft items of both types by heading to one of the many Fence locations in the game, as long as you have the required components and a tightly bound wad of notes. They're more than worth it though; you can increase your stamina, weapon durability, Eagle Eye duration, and more. We've got the full Red Dead Redemption 2 Perks, Trinkets and Talismans list for you right here, including how much each one costs and what ingredients you'll need to hunt down first.

If you’ve spent a decent amount of time with Red Dead Redemption 2 - and of course you have - you’ll understand the importance of maintaining your weapons, and babysitting the various gauges of Arthur Morgan and his horse. Are you looking for a way to make all this more manageable? Then we’ve got good news for you, partner; we’re here to show you how to craft Red Dead Redemption 2 Trinkets and Talismans, and what they do.

Trinkets and Talismans unlock Perks. Craftable by visiting a Fence, you’ll need to hand over some very specific materials in addition to the required fistful of dollars. The benefits are worth it though - if you’ve ever wished your weapons would stay in shape a little longer, that you didn’t have to worry about animal carcasses rotting, that you were tougher in a fistfight, or that Dead Eye levelled up faster, this is the list for you. Here we show you all of the Trinkets and Talismans available, how to craft them, and what Perks they offer you.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trinkets

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trinkets are fairly straightforward to craft, though they require a little work for the materials. Hunt and kill one of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals for the relevant part, bring it to a Fence with enough cash, job done. These are all the available Trinkets, with required material and price in brackets:

  • Beaver Tooth Trinket (Legendary Beaver Tooth, $18.25)
    Slows weapon degradation by 10%

  • Buck Antler Trinket (Legendary Buck Antler, $22.00)
    Skinning animals yields better quality materials

  • Cougar Fang Trinket (Legendary Cougar Fang, $20.50)
    Increases stamina XP gain by 10%

  • Coyote Fang Trinket (Legendary Coyote Fang, $21.25)
    Increases Dead Eye XP gain by 10%

  • Elk Antler Trinket (Legendary Elk Antler, $22.75)
    Increases value of looted cash by 10%

  • Fox Claw Trinket (Legendary Fox Claw, $23.50)
    Increases Eagle Eye duration 

  • Lion’s Paw Trinket (Lion’s Paw, $19.75)
    Increases stamina XP gain by 10%

  • Moose Antler Trinket (Legendary Moose Antler, $19.00)
    Increases health XP gain by 10%

  • Panther’s Eye Trinket (Legendary Panther Eye, $25.00)
    Extends the duration of Dead Eye

  • Pronghorn Horn Trinket (Legendary Pronghorn Horn, $24.50)
    Prevents animal carcasses from rotting

  • Ram Horn Trinket (Legendary Ram Horn, $17.50)
    Increases yield when picking oregano, thyme, or mint

  • Wolf Heart Trinket (Legendary Wolf Heart, $16.00)
    Increases alcohol tolerance (if only this worked in real life, eh?)

  • Tatanka Bison Horn Trinket (Legendary Tatanka Bison Horn, $16.75)
    Increases melee damage resistance by 10%

Red Dead Redemption 2 Talismans

You’ll find that you need to work harder for Talismans. As with Trinkets, you’ll need to bring a Fence cash and a Legendary Animal part for each; but you’ll also need a rare piece of jewellery and a hard-to-find crafting material. The benefits are worth it, though. Here’s a complete list of Red Dead Redemption 2 Talismans, with their effects and required materials:

  • Alligator Tooth Talisman (Vintage Civil War Handcuffs, Gold Jointed Bracelet, Legendary Alligator Tooth, $40.00)
    Slows Dead Eye Core drain by 10%

  • Bear Claw Talisman (Silver Chain Bracelet, Quartz Chunk, Legendary Bear Claw, $34.75)
    Slows Health Core drain by 10%

  • Boar Tusk Talisman (Gold Earring, Cobalt Petrified Wood, Legendary Boar Tusk, $31.00)
    Slows horse Health and Stamina Core drain by 10%

  • Bison Horn Talisman (Silver Earring, Abalone Shell Fragment, Legendary Bison Horn, $38.50)
    Slows Stamina Core drain by 10%

  • Raven Claw Talisman (Old Brass Compass, $29.00)
    Slows weapon degradation by 20%

Looking for some advice on acquiring cash to pay for these items? Then here's how to make money fast in Red Dead Redemption 2.