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


Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn't have a levelling system in the usual sense, in that you don't have a skill tree to unlock or experience points to spend on upgrading your character's abilities. However, there are still ways for you to add some helpful passive perks and bonus, and that's where Red Dead Redemption 2 Trinkets and Talismans come in.

In order to craft these useful items, you'll need to visit one of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Fence locations, and bring along the right components and some cash to pay for the work. Some of these recipe 'ingredients' are hard to come by, but they're definitely worth the effort, as the finished products can boost your stamina, weapon durability, Eagle Eye duration, and more. We've got a full list of all the Red Dead Redemption 2 Perks, Trinkets, and Talismans right here, to show you exactly what components you need to track down for them and how much each item will set you back.

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 check out our guide on how to make money fast in Red Dead Redemption 2 or watch our video below: