Players can craft many things in Red Dead Redemption 2 but some of the best items to craft are talismans and trinkets. Crafting a talisman and trinket requires a bit of work as they all need rare items as part of their ingredient list. Spending the time to find these rare items, and then craft the trinkets and talismans, is a good idea, especially early on in the game as they will help players level up their abilities quickly.
What are talismans and trinkets?
Talismans and trinkets are items that can be crafted in Red Dead Redemption 2 using special items. All of these have a massive effect on the various abilities and stats of Arthur. One trinket might alter the duration of Dead Eye while another affects the stamina of your horse. When a trinket or talisman is crafted, it will automatically apply its buff to Arthur, meaning you do not have to “equip” the item once it’s made. More importantly, all these effects are permanent.
When can talismans and trinkets be crafted?
Talismans and trinkets can be crafted a few missions after reaching Valentine. Players will need to unlock a fence, which can be accomplished by finding one in Saint Denis or by helping Hosea with a few jobs. A few of these talismans and trinkets require players to hunt down and complete a few collectible quests, making them a bit more time-consuming to craft than others on the list below.
How to craft talismans and trinkets
To craft a talisman or trinket in Red Dead Redemption 2, players will need to visit any fence in the game. Fences give players the option to sell hot items, purchase strange and powerful equipment, and craft talismans and trinkets for a cost.
In order to craft the trinket or talisman, players will need to ensure they have the correct resources on hand. A few of the items, such as silver earrings, can be sold or offered to the camp provisions, making them easy to lose track of. Players should pay special attention to the item they wish to craft and the items needed in crafting it, lest they accidentally sell one of the more difficult to acquire pieces.
With all resources in the satchel, head to one of the many fences around Red Dead Redemption 2 and select the “craft” option. Find the talisman or trinket that you wish to craft and hand over the money to complete the transaction.
All talismans and trinkets effects
The effects that the talismans and trinkets provide are powerful and permanent. It's a good idea to track down some of the trinkets as soon as possible, as they help increase the rate at which the health, stamina, and Dead Eye level up.
|Trinket||Effect||Items to craft||Where to find items||Trinket cost|
|Beaver Tooth Trinket||Slows weapon degredation by 10%||1x Legendary Beaver tooth||From Legendary Beaver||$18.25|
|Buck Antler Trinket||Receive higher-quality parts when skinning animals||1x Legendary Buck Antler||From Legendary Buck||$22.00|
|Cougar Fang Trinket||Increases stamina XP gains by 10%||1x Legendary Cougar Fang||From Legendary Cougar||$20.50|
|Coyote Fang Trinket||Increases Dead Eye XP gains by 10%||1x Legendary Coyote Fang||From Legenary Coyote||$21.25|
|Elk Antler Trinket||Increases the money obtained from looting by 10%||1x Legendary Elk Antler||From Legendary Elk||$22.75|
|Fox Claw Trinket||Increases Eagle Eye duration by 5 seconds||1x Legenary Fox Claw||From Legendary Fox||$23.50|
|Lion's Paw Trinket||Increases stamina XP gains by 10%||1x Lion's Paw||From "He's British, of course" stranger quest||$19.75|
|Moose Antler Trinket||Increase health XP gains by 10%||1x Legendary Moose Antler||From Legendary Moose||$19.00|
|Panther's Eye Trinket||Decreases the speed at which the Dead Eye meter drains by 10% for 3 seconds||1x Legendary Panther Eye||From Legendary Panther||$25.00|
|Pronghorn Horn Trinket||Stops animals stored on the horse from spoiling||1x Legendary Pronghorn Horn||From Legendary Pronghorn||$24.50|
|Ram Horn Trinket||Doubles the amount of herbs collected when picking oregano, thyme, and mint||1x Legendary Ram Horn||From Legendary Big Horn Ram||$17.50|
|Wolf Heart Trinket||Doubles resistance to alcohol||1x Legendary Wolf Heart||From Legendary Wolf||$16.00|
|Tatanka Bison Trinket||Decreases the amount of melee damage received by 10%||1x Legendary Tatanka Bison Horn||From Legendary Tatanka Bison||$16.75|
|Talisman||Effect||Items to craft||Where to find items||Talisment cost|
|Alligator Tooth Talisman||Decreases the speed at which the Dead Eye Core drains by 10%||1x Vintage Civil War Handcuffs
1x Gold Jointed Bracelet
1x Legendary Alligator Tooth
|Vintage Civil War Handcuffs are rewarded for delivering the first complete cigarette cards collection.||$40.00|
|Bear Claw Talisman||Decreases the speed at which the health core drains by 10%||1x Silver Chain Bracelet
1x Quartz Chunk
1x Legendary Bear Claw
|The Quartz Chunk is rewarded for delivering the coordinates of the first dinosaur bone.||$34.75|
|Boar Tusk Talisman||Decreases the speed at which your horse's health and stamina cores drain||1x Gold Earring
1x Cobalt Petrified Wood
1x Legendary Boar Tusk
|The Cobalt Petrified Wood is found on a cart on the northwest of Lake Isabella.||$31.00|
|Bison Horn Talisman||Decreases the speed at which the stamina core drains by 10%||1x Abalone Shell Fragment
1x Silver Earring
1x Legendary Bison Horn
|The Abalone Shell Fragment is found in a house in the north of Rhodes.||$38.50|
|Raven Claw Talisman||Slows weapon degredation by 10%||1x Old Brass Compass||The Old Brass Compass is rewarded for delivering all 10 rock carvings.||$29.00|
|Eagle Talon Talisman||Increases Eagle Eye duration by 5 seconds||Requires Special or Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2|
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