Resident Evil 4 Remake: BEST Charms [Top 12]

We have listed the 12 best Resident Evil Remake Charms that you should acquire and attach to Leon's case for maximum bonuses.

Charms in RE4 Remake are basically extra bonus elements that your character gets should you slot them on the attache case. There are charms that offer you 100% health recovery, 20% more crit hit rate, discounts from merchants on select items, and many more. Collecting the best charms in Resident Evil 4 Remake and equipping up to three of them allows Leon to have extra perks that you will miss out on entirely if you don’t get/equip them. 

Key Takeaways
  • There are 32 charms in RE4 Remake, with 30 being in the base game and 2 being exclusive DLC ones.
  • There is no guaranteed way to get all charms as it’s based on the RNG system.
  • You can slot/equip up to 3 charms to Leon’s Attache case, and you cannot slot duplicate charms. 
  • Charms in Resident Evil 4 Remake are powerful tools that enhance abilities and stats.
  • Visit the shooting range in Chapter 3 to begin acquiring charms
  • Complete target shooting challenges and earn tokens to unlock random charms

Here are the Best Charms in RE4 Remake:

  1. Ashley Graham Charm: Increases green herb health recovery by 50%.
  2. Iluminados Emblem Charm: Best for SMG guns, increasing melee critical hit rate by 20%.
  3. Merchant Charm: Offers a 5% discount on all weapon upgrades.
  4. Chicken Charm and Black Bass Charm: Boost health recovery for their respective items by 100%.
  5. Luis Sera Charm: Increases weapon resale value by 20% for more pesetas.
  6. Striker Charm: Provides an 8% increase in running speed for improved mobility.
  7. Don Esteban Charm: Enhances shotgun shell craft bonus frequency by 15%.
  8. Leader Zealot Charm: Offers a 10% health bonus recovery from green herbs, aiding early-game survival.
  9. Leon w/ Rocket Launcher Charm: Provides a 20% discount on rocket launcher ammunition at the merchant for cost-effective boss takedowns.
  10. Leon w/ Shotgun Charm: Offers a 40% ammo resale value for shotgun shells, increasing pesetas when selling unused shells.
  11. Don Pedro Charm: Increases health recovery for vipers by 40%, providing an alternative healing item

Complete Charms List In RE4 Remake

Here are all the charms you will come across in RE4 Remake:

Serial NoCharms NameCharms Effect
Charm Rarity
1Striker+8 Running SpeedLegendary
2Cute Bear-1 Gunpowder used while craftingLegendary
3Rhinoceros Beetle+100 recovery item resale valueEpic
4Merchant5% off weapon upgradesEpic
6Iluminados Emblem+20% melee critical hit rateEpic
7Ashley+50% health recovery for green herbsEpic
8Chicken+100% health recovery for all egg typesRare
9Ada Wong30% of body armor repairsRare
10Luis Sera+20% Weapon Resale ValueRare
11Leon W/ Shotgun+40% ammo resale valueRare
12Leon W/ Handgun30 off knife repairsRare
13Handgun AmmoDrop rate up for handgun ammoRare
14J.J+40% off resourcesRare
15W/ Rocket Launcher20% off the rocket launcherRare
16Black Bass+100% health recovery for black bassRare
17Green Herb+15% health recovery for green herbsRare
18Don Pedro+40% health recovery for vipersCommon
19Don Jose+15% handgun ammo craft bonus frequencyCommon
20Soldier W/ Hammer+20% handgun ammo craft bonus frequencyCommon
21Isabel+30% health recovery for vipersCommon
22Maria+15% magnum ammo craft bonus frequencyCommon
23Soldier W/ Dynamite+30% attachable mines craft bonus frequencyCommon
24Soldier W/ Stun-Rod+15% bolts craft bonus frequencyCommon
25Don Manuel+15% submachine gun ammo craft bonus frequencyCommon
26Zealot W/ Scythe+20% submachine gun ammo craft bonus frequencyCommon
27Zealot W/ Shield+20% shotgun shells craft bonus frequencyCommon
28Don Diego+15% rifle ammo craft bonus frequencyCommon
29Leader Zealot+10% health recovery for green herbsCommon
30Zealot W/ Bowgun+20% bolts craft bonus frequencyCommon
31Bella Sisters+20% Magnum ammo craft bonus frequencyCommon
32Dr. Salvador+20% Rifle ammo craft bonus frequencyCommon

1. Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham Charm RE4 Remake
  • Charm Effect: +50% health recovery for green herbs
  • Rarity: Epic

This is by far the best charm in RE4 Remake that you can get your hands on, and that too for good reasons. Regardless of the difficulty mode you are playing the game, having this charm equipped will guarantee that you get your health back at a 50% higher rate. This means that each usage of green herbs will grant you a double healing effect that you will entirely miss out on if this charm is not equipped. 

2. Iluminados Emblem

Iluminados Emblem Charm RE4 Remake
  • Charm Effect: +20% melee critical hit rate
  • Rarity: Epic

By all means, the Resident Evil 4 Remake is not a 100% RPG title, but still, there are subtle clues indicating how the developers re-imagined this masterpiece by slotting in a few new in-game mechanics. The Iluminados Emblem is by far the best charm for increasing Leon’s weapons’ damage.

  • A 20% increase in the critical hit rate is the best thing you can offer to your character, especially if you’re running with a fighting knife.
  • You must note that rifles, shotguns, or any other ranged weapons will not benefit from this charm. 

3. Merchant

Merchant Charm RE4 Remake
  • Charm Effect: 5% off weapon upgrades
  • Rarity: Epic

Upgrading guns in Resident Evil 4 Remake is the core mechanic you will need to utilize occasionally. With some of the best weapons of RE4 Remake in your arsenal, upgrading all at once will be a taxing adventure. That being said, if you get a 5% discount on every single weapon upgrade from Merchant, it is not a bad deal.

  • The Merchant charm gives you 5% off on weapon upgrades such as handguns, SMGs, shotguns, rifles, and more.
  • While the 5% is not much of a discount per see, considering how expensive weapons get, such as Infinite Rocket Launcher sells for 2 Million pesetas, it is still a sweet deal to get this discount than to pay 100% of the upgrade cost.

4. Chicken

Chicken Charm RE4 Remake
  • Charm Effects: +100% health recovery for all egg types
  • Charm Rarity: Rare

Herbs are not the only go-to resource for healing in Resident Evil 4 Remake, and you can eat pretty much other items, such as Eggs, to replenish the lost health. If you have stocked up on many eggs and have the Chicken Charm available, you should equip the charm to Leon’s Attache case. 

  • This is particularly useful for NG+ runs where you get hit like a truck and need health recovery every now and then.

5. Black Bass

Black Bass Charm RE4 Remake
  • Charm Effects: +100% health recovery for all Black Bass
  • Charm Rarity: Rare

Similar to the Chicken charm and recovering health via consuming the Egg items, if you have the Black Bass charm and the item itself, this could also work as an alternative. The effects of both charms are the same, putting them on equal footing with each other. The only difference is the replacement or usage of Eggs and Black Base. 

6. Luis Sera

Luis Sera Charm RE4 Remake
  • Charm Effects: +20% weapon resale value
  • Charm Rarity: Rare

While Luis Sera is a very charismatic character in RE4 Remake, having his charm attached to Leon’s attache case does increase Leon’s charisma a little, but not literary though.

  • This charm gives you a +20% weapon resale value when you have a gun or two in no use and approach the merchant.
  • We recommend equipping this charm before you approach the merchant and only then selling all the guns you no longer use in Resident Evil 4 Remake to avail of the +20% more resale value than the actual rate. 

7. Striker

Striker Charm RE4 Remake
  • Charm Effects: +100% health recovery for all Black Bass
  • Charm Rarity: Rare

As we mentioned above, Resident Evil 4 Remake is far from being an RPG shooter; still, there are subtle in-game mechanics that easily make this title an RPG title. That being said, there are moments when Leon is outnumbered by enemy mobs, and you wish only to run faster than to kill them faster.

  • In such situations, having a little extra running speed will be considered no less than a boon.
  • This is the only in-game charm that increases Leon’s running speed by 8%.
  • The effect does not hold a significant value compared to other rare and epic tier charms, even though Striker is legendary. Still, having one and utilizing it in tough situations is better than running at a snail’s speed. 

8. Don Esteban

  • Charm Effect: +15% shotgun shells craft bonus frequency
  • Rarity: Common

The charm’s effects are self-explanatory, as Leon’s crafting frequency will be increased by 15% every time you craft shotgun shells. 

9. Leader Zealot

  • Charm Effects: +10% health bonus recovery from green herbs
  • Charm Rarity: Common

While most common charms in this list have mediocre applications at best, the Leader Zealot charm has by far the best usage if you get many early in the game. This expired with single-use, so every time you consume a green herb item, you get 10% extra health, but the charm will no longer be usable. 

10. Leon w/ Rocket Launcher

  • Charm Effects: 20% off rocket launcher at merchant
  • Charm Rarity: Common

Rocket Launcher is the only high damaging weapon in Resident Evil 4 Remake that literally one-shots enemies and mobs alike. However, the lack of ammunition and expensive RPG are the two downsides for Rocket Launcher in RE4 Remake.

That said, if you have a couple of Leon with Rocket Launcher charms hanging in your inventory, we recommend you equip one and then approach the merchant to buy more ammo for Rocket Launcher, as he will give you a 20% discount on its ammunition.

11. Leon w/Shotgun

  • Charm Effects: +40% ammo resale value
  • Charm Rarity: Common

The effect of Leon with Shotgun charm is pretty easy to understand as you get 40% more value from selling shotgun shells at the merchant. This is a one-time use charm only, and if you have made a trade with the merchant, selling shotgun shells, then you need to equip another iteration of Leon with a Shotgun to get its benefits. The first one will be exhausted upon usage. 

12. Don Pedro

  • Charm Effects: +40% health recovery for vipers
  • Charm Rarity: Common

Similar to the Egg consumable that replenishes health, the viper is a new item introduced in the RE4 Remake version of the game. If you have the Don Pedro charm slotted onto your Attache case, using the viper consumable will give you 40% more health. 

How To Get Charms In Resident Evil 4 Remake

Shooting Range in RE4 Remake

To acquire charms in RE4 Remake, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the shooting range near the lake in Chapter 3.
  2. Access the shooting range through the elevator next to the merchant.
  3. Complete target shooting challenges to earn bronze, silver, or gold tokens.
  4. Use the tokens in the vending machine to receive random charms as rewards.
  5. This process will help you obtain the 30 unique charms.
Vending machine in RE4 Remake

In RE4 Remake’s shooting ranges:

  1. Specific weapons are suited for certain challenges.
  2. Completing additional conditions unlocks bonus rounds for more gold tokens.
  3. The village area has one shooting range, but the castle and island areas have multiple ranges with unique challenges.
  4. You can revisit previous challenges without penalties.

My Thoughts On The Best Charm

After collecting almost every charm on my first 15-hour playthrough of Resident Evil 4 Remake, the charm that I utilized the most and considered the best was undoubtedly the Ashley Graham charm. It grants players a whopping 50% additional recovery from Green Herbs, a bonus that any playstyle can benefit from.

re4 remake playthrough hours
My hours on Resident Evil 4 Remake

While the Ashley Graham charm is of Legendary rarity and particularly hard to get, the effect it has is far more noticeable than any other charm in the title. This item becomes especially useful against late-game bosses like Krauser or Salazar, who have extremely high damage output and can kill you within a few hits.

This brings me to the end of my Resident Evil 4 Remake best charms guide. There are a few common and rare charms that are still better and have varying usage & application based on random scenarios, but the best RE4 charms we have listed are by far the best ones in the game. Also, before you leave, read our Resident Evil 4: How To Get Riot Gun, How To Get Matilda, and Chicago Sweeper weapons guides. 


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Irfan Ansari

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