Red Dead Redemption 2 Perks give your character additional boosts to help you survive out in the wilderness.

These range from increases XP gains, better quality pelts, increasing the herbs you gather, through to increased resistance to alcohol.

Perks are unlocked by collecting Trinkets and Talismans. These are rare items which, when crafted or unlocked, will bestow the effect upon your character for the rest of the game.

How Perks, Trinkets and Talismans work in Red Dead Redemption 2

To earn Perks, you have to collect Trinkets and Talismans. These are crafted at Fences, the illegal shopkeeper found dotted through Red Dead Redemption 2's map.

Provide them with the relevant item and some cash, and you'll walk away with your item. Most of them require items of significant rarity, such as tracking down Legendary Animals through to items earned from collecting entire lines of collectables.

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Once you have a Trinket or Talisman, its effects will be on your character for good. To view what has been unlocked, press pause, then select Player, then Arthur to see them listed.

Meanwhile, there is a Trinket and Talisman for owners of the Special / Ultimate Edition. You'll find these in the clothing chest at the foot of your bed at camp from the start of Chapter 2 - there's no other steps required.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Perks, Trinkets and Talismans list

Here is a complete list of all Trinkets and Talismans, and the Perks they provide:

Trinket or TalismanCostResources requiredEffect
Beaver Tooth Trinket$18.251x Legendary Beaver ToothPermanently slows degradation of all weapons by 10%
Buck Antler Trinket$221x Legendary Buck AntlerPlayer recieves higher quality skinned animal parts
Coygar Fang Trinket$20.51x Legendary Cougar FangPermanently increases player's stamina experience bonus by 10%
Coyote Fang Trinket$21.251x Legendary Coyote FangPermanently increases player's Dead Eye experience bonus by 10%
Elk Antler Trinket$22.751x Legendary Elk AntlerPermanently increases the value of player's looted money by 10%
Fox Claw Trinket$23.51x Legendary Fox ClawPermanently increases the time that Eagle Eye can stay active by 5 seconds
Lion's Paw Trinket$19.751x Lion's PawPermanently increases the player's stamina experience bonus by 10%
Moose Antler Trinket$191x Legendary Moose AntlerPermanently increases player's health experience bonus by 10%
Panther's Eye Trinket$251x Legendary Panther EyePermanently increases the speed that the Dead Eye bar drains by 10% for 3 seconds
Pronghorn Horn Trinket$24.51x Legendary Pronghorn HornStops animafls on horseback from spoiling
Ram Horn Trinket$17.51x Legendary Ram HornPicking Creeping Thyme, Oregano, and Wild Mint yields 2x more herbs
Wolf Heart Trinket$161x Legendary Wolf HeartPlayer can consume 2x more alcohol before feeling negative effects of being drunks
Tatanka Bison Horn Trinket$16.751x Legendary Tatanka Bison HornPermanently decreases the amount of melee damage recieved by 10%
Iguana Scale TrinketN/AOwners of the Special / Ultimate Edition onlyReduces horseback damage by 10%
Alligator Tooth Talisman$401x Vintage Civil War Handcuffs (from finding one set of Cigarette Cards
1x Gold Jointed Bracelet
1x Legendary Alligator Tooth
Permanently decreases the speed that the Dead Eye core drains by 10%
Bear Claw Talisman$34.751x Silver Chain Bracelet
1x Quartz Chunk (from Dinosaur Bone locations)
1x Legendary Bear Claw
Perminently decreases the speed that the health core drains by 10%
Boar Tusk Talisman$311x Gold Earring 1x Cobolt Petrified Wood
1x Legendary Boar Tusk
Permanently decreases speed that the horse health and stamina cores drain by 10%
Bison Horn Talisman$38.51x Abalone Shell Fragment
1x Silver Earring
1x Legendary Bison Horn
Permanently decreases the speed that the stamina core drains by 10%
Raven Claw Talisman$291x Old Brass Compass (from Rock Carving locations)Permanently slows degradation for all weapons by 20%
Eagle Eye TalismanN/AOwners of the Special / Ultimate Edition onlyIncreases Eagle Eye duration by five seconds

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