Risk of Rain 2 Yellow Items: How To Get & Tips

In this guide we have explained everything in detail about Yellow Items in Risk of Rain 2, along with useful tips.

Items in Risk of Rain 2 are special collectibles that players can spawn while playing the game. Moreover, all the items have special features players choose items according to their needs. Also, every item has a border color that represents them. In this guide, we will discuss Yellow Items in detail with some useful tips. While you are at it, must read our Risk of Rain 2 Armor guide.

Moreover, the game has really interesting characters that are fun to play with. Check out our Risk of Rain 2 Character Tier list, best builds, and how to unlock characters guides. While you are at it, must read out the guide Risk of Rain 2 Achievements.

What Are Yellow Items In Risk Of Rain 2?

Risk of Rain 2 all items.

Yellow items are also known as Boss or Planet items in Risk of Rain 2. These are rare items, and can only be achieved after defeating Teleporter Bosses. Each will represent a particular signature or some characteristics of the related boss. Check out our Risk of Rain 2 Artifacts guide. 

You can get these items through chests, also each boss will drop a specific item. Suppose if you defeat Teleporter Boss, the yellow item Titanic Knurls will only drop if the boss is a Stone Titan. Also, there are 16 different bosses in Risk of Rain 2, that drop yellow items. While you are at it, read Risk of Rain 2 Corpsebloom our guide.

When you complete Teleporter even you get Green items, but there 15 percent chance that you might get a Boss item instead of a Green item. The Yellow item rarity gets manipulated sometimes by Newly Hatched Zoea.

Below we have covered all the 16 Yellow items (Boss/planet items) in Risk of Rain 2. Also, consider reading our Risk of Rain 2 Items tier list.

Halcyon Seed

The Halcyon Seed was added in the Scorched Acres update, to get it you have to defeat Aurelionite at Glided Coast. If you start a Teleporter Event, you will lose Halcyon seed and later Aurelionite will spawn as your ally. Until the Teleporter is charged the boss will continue to fight for the player. Afterward player gets their Halcyon seed back when the Aurelionite is dead.

Risk of Rain 2 Halcyon Seed
Halcyon seed in Risk of Rain 2

Stacks of the item are based on the total amount players have combined, which is similar to Lepton Daisy. After the first Halcyon Seed, the Boss gets additional 50% damage and 100% health. Moreover, if you are fighting the final boss in phase 4, Aurelionite will be there to help you.

Unfortunately, it is a blacklisted item, so Engineers cannot inherit this yellow item. Also if you have activated Artifact of Command and Aurelionite is defeated, a yellow Command Essence will be dropped there.
When Artifact of Swarms is active, two Boss Aurelionites will spawn with half health at Glided Coast. But only one will be spawned at the Teleporter Events. 

Engineer Turrets in the game.

Moreover, even if players damage fellow Aurelionite through items such as Hellfire Tincture, it will counterattack them. However, the player won’t receive any damage. If anyhow Aurelionite dies while he is an ally to a player, there is a good chance will get Aurelionite’s Log.

Moreover, Aurelionite does it, attacks players, if it becomes Voidtouched by a Void Infestor. They are extremely dangerous during Teleporter Events.

Irradiant Pearl

The yellow item Irradiant Pearl was introduced in the Hidden Realms update in Risk of Rain 2. Players can acquire this item from a Cleansing pool but have to exchange the Lunar items. The perks of having the Irradiant Pearl item is that holder’s all stats are increased by 10 percent. While you’re at it, consider reading the Risk of Rain 2 Lunar Coins guide.

Yellow Item Irradiant Pearl
Irradiant Pearl in Risk of Rain 2

When you combine the Cleansing Pools and the general unlikelihood of players having a lot of lunar items the Irradiant Pearl becomes a rare item.

Players cannot use Recycler to transform boss items into Irradiant Pearl. If the Artifact of Command is active, you will not be able to obtain Irradiant Pearl. Moreover, Cleansing Pools or Pearl Irradiant cannot be selected from Command Essences.

Using Scrapper you can Scrap Irradiant Pearl with Yellow Item Scraps, and these items have the same rarity. You cannot use Yellow Scrap with Cleansing pool and the Overgrown 3D printer will not offer Irradiant Pearls. With the help of Irradiant Pearl, you can multiply base armor, and gives 2 armors on survivors like a loader. Moreover, survivors without base armor will not get this benefit.

Item Scrap, Yellow

This item doesn’t have much use, but while using an Overgrown 3D printer the scrap will prioritize and also consumed. Also Item Scrap, Yellow can be acquired from a scrapper.

Item Scrap Yellow Items
Item Scrap, Yellow in Risk of Rain 2.

Players cannot use Recycler on this item. Keep in mind, that if you are using the Shrine of Order and holding the scrap, there is a high chance all the items will of the same rarity will be turned into scrap.

Shrine of Order
Shrine of Order in Risk of Rain 2.

Little Disciple

Little Disciple is a yellow item added in Scorched Acres Update, it is dropped by Grovetender. If the holder of this item is sprinting, they will shoot homing wisps at enemies causing 300% damage. At a proc coefficient of 1.0, these wisps have a range of 40m.

Little Disciple Yellow Item
Little Disciple in Risk of Rain 2

The item comes in handy when it’s used on survivors with Agile Keywords on their skills, like Huntress. This allows them to sprint quickly while using skills and achieve bonus attacks from the Little Disciple. However, Engineer’s Turrets don’t have an advantage with the item, as they don’t sprint.

Mired Urn

The boss item Mired Urn is dropped by Clay Dunestrider in Risk of Rain 2. If the enemies are near to the player holding this item, a tendril of tar will come from them to the enemy. The Tendril causes Tar debuff, which reduces the speed of movement of an enemy.

Mired Urn Yellow Item
Mired Urn in Risk of Rain 2.

Moreover, it also continuously damages them 100% per second and healing the holder as well. The number of Tendrils that can be activated depends upon the number of Mired Urns the player has.

Survivors that are close to enemies can use the item effectively, survivors such as Mercenary, Acrid, and Loader. Moreover, Engineers can allow their turrets to drain the health of enemies. Players can also combine Mired Urn with Focus Crystal to increase the damage and health restoration.

The item Tar debuff is usually considered a Death Mark. However, Mired Urn can critically strike, but some properties such as Predatory Instincts might stop them. 

Artifact Key

This Boss item gets dropped by foes in Bulwark’s Ambry, while an Artifact Trial. Moreover, these Artifact Key item is used to damage and interact with Artifact Reliquary. All the other ways of damaging will not work on Artifact Reliquary.

Artifact Key Yellow Item
Artifact Key in Risk of Rain 2.

When we use it, the player’s inventory containing all Artifact Keys gets consumed, and it stops them from stockpiling them.  You can collect the item after defeating Bullwark Ambry’s boss and has 101 ID.

The chances of dropping Artifact Key don’t get affected by the Purity or 57 Leaf Clover. Moreover, the item will drop even when the Artifact of Sacrifice is disabled. Artifact of Command has no effect on this item. You cannot convert the item into anything other than Artifact Key.

Charged Perforator

This Yellow item is dropped by Overloading Worm. Holder of Charged Perforator item, while fighting enemy has 10 percent chance that lightning will strike opponents, and damage 500% more than total damage. Moreover, the lighting strike is very similar to Royal Capacitor, unfortunately, the enemy can avoid the damage if they are quick.

Yellow Item Charged Perforator
Charged Perforator in Risk of Rain 2.

While fighting with a flying monster the Charged Perforator is very useful, the lighting strike will immediately kill them. Sometimes it is hard to inflict damage upon airborne monsters, and therefore this item comes in handy. The item also gets corrupted by Newly Hatched Zoea.

Defense Nucleus

To acquire this yellow item you have to defeat Xi Construct Boss in Risk of Rain 2. If you have a Defense Nucleus item, and you kill an elite monster, you will receive Alpha Construct that will help you progress in-game. However, it is limited to only +4 per stack and gets altered by Newly Hatched Zoea.

Defense Nucleus Yellow Items
Defense Nucleus Risk of Rain 2

Keep in mind, that Alpha Constructs created by the yellow item can become Void Infester, and will not help survivors anymore. However, since they are allied with Alpha Constructs they are extremely stronger. If the item is given to Engineer’s turrets, then every turret can spawn up to 4 extra Alpha constructs per every Defense Nucleus.

But if these turrets are powerful enough to kill elites, they can have 12 Alpha construct allies with just a single Defense Nucleus.  Alpha Construct allies help in Health up to +400 and damage up to +48.

Empathy Cores

In Risk of Rain 2, you get Empathy Cores by Killing Solus Control Unit. With the help of this item, you can summon two Solus Probes every 30 seconds, one with a green color other with has red color. They will attack enemies with a laser beam, causing 100 percent extra damage.

Empathy Cores Yellow Item
Empathy Cores in Risk of Rain 2

Queen’s Gland can spawn allies such as Drones, turrets, other players, and minions. If you activate the Artifact of Swarms, instead of two you can spawn 4 probes. Unfortunately, this yellow item cannot be inherited by Engineer’s turrets.

However, if the final boss succeeds in getting the player’s items, he will now have his own probes. These probes can now even highly damage players. The boss steals both Queen’s glands and empathy cores, then he will become a very powerful enemy.

Probes also get attracted to the Loader’s and Spiked fist, but it will not damage them. Players cannot spawn more probes if they reach the ally limit of 16. They can only spawn more probes if the previous probes die.

Genesis Loop

To get Genesis Loop yellow item you have to defeat Wandering Vagrant in Risk of Rain 2. It helps you when your health is 25% of the max health, this item will cause a 100m explosion that will inflict damage up to 6000%.  It will kill all the nearby enemies, it is similar to Vagrants’ signature attacks.

Yellow Item Genesis Loop
Genesis Loop in Risk of Rain 2.

While the explosion is charging, it would be best for the player to go to the player where they can damage most enemies. Fortunately, Old Warn Stealthkit helps you in this regard, it offers you extra speed. Moreover, engineers can have a great advantage using the item, their turrets can expand to trigger the explosion, keeping the safety Engineer.

You can activate Genesis Loop easily through REX Self damaging abilities. Also, you can do explode on demand, but for that, you have to pay an offer at a Shrine of Blood. Acquire 38 stacks of Personal Shield Generator, and make sure it doesn’t regenerate, the player will be safe from detonation threshold. However, Personal Shield Generator is not so easy to get.

Molten Perforator

The Yellow item Molten Perforator is dropped by the Boss Magma Worm in Risk of Rain 2. The holder of the Molten Perforator has a 10 percent chance that they can spawn 3 Magna balls. Each Magna ball can explode with a radius of 7m doing 300% damage and firing up enemies. Proc Coefficient of each magma ball is 0.7.

Molten Perforator
Molten Perforator in Risk of Rain 2

Keep in mind that the total damage of the item is 300% and it’s not base damage. Moreover, these balls might miss small enemies such as Alloy Vultures but they are great against Bosses and Elder Lemurians. If you want to make it more powerful then have an ignition Tank, and you will get huge damage.


In the Hidden Reals, the Update Pearl item was introduced and it can be obtained from the cleansing pool in exchange for Lunar items. If it has this item, then its maximum health increases by 10%. The counterpart of Pearl is Irradiant Pearl, which increases all other stats.

Pearl in Risk of Rain 2

Players cannot use Recycler to turn other boss items into pearls. Note, you must keep Artifact of Command inactive if you want to achieve the Pearl yellow item in Risk of Rain 2. Moreover, Overgrown 3D also doesn’t offer Pearl items.

An increase in maximum health does not fall into the category of a Naturopath challenge, as it is not considered healing. You cannot select Irradiant Pearl or pearl from Yellow Command Essences, and Cleansing pools also don’t spawn.     


The Planula in Risk of Rain 2 is achieved by defeating Grandparent and it is a Yellow item. The player who holds the Panula Boss item, after taking damage will heal 15 HP immediately per stack. That makes it incredibly powerful against monsters that attack low-damage hits.

Yellow Item Planula
Planula in Risk of Rain 2

Players can use Helfire Tincture to quickly heal lost health while burning from attack. Moreover, players can also use REX with Planula item, as it also heals when they pay HP for abilities. Players can pair the Panula with Repulsion Armor Plate to further decrease the damage, however, both fall if the difficulty is increased.

Helfire Tincture in Risk of Rain 2
Gameplay to get Hellfire Tincture

Queen’s Gland

The Queen’s Gland is dropped by the Beetle Queen in the game. Player gets Beetle Guard that protects and fights on their side. Beetle Guard is very powerful than ordinary guard, it does 4 times more damage and twice health. The amount of Beetle guard a player can possess is totally dependent upon Queen’s Glands that they have.

Yellow Item Queen's Gland
Queen’s Gland in Risk of Rain 2

In any case, players inflict some damage on Beetle guards with items like Hellfire Tincture, it will chase them, but it won’t be able to do any damage. Keep the Artifact of Swarms active, this will help you get two Beetle guards with half health but it will only take one Queen’s Gland. Engineer’s Turrets cannot inherit Queen’s Gland as it is in blacklisted items.


This Yellow item is dropped by Imp Overlord in Risk of Rain 2. The holder of the items gets 5% critical chance strike. Moreover, if any enemies die by bleeding because of a critical strike, will explode and cause 400% damage within 16m.

ShatterSpleen in Risk of Rain 2

Tri-Tip Dagger does the bleed damage as Shatterspleen, so if you have both items, only one bleed damage will be inflicted. Players can also pair it with Ocular HUD’s effect, then all damage done will stack for a particular duration. Keep in mind, that if the target dies immediately by critical strike it will not explode.

Titanic Knurl

The Titanic Knurl in Risk of Rain 2 is a yellow item, that is dropped by the Stone Titan. The player that holds the item, gets flat +40 HP, also the natural health regeneration is increased to +1.6 HP. Moreover, it also increases by 20% per level(Regeneration bonus).

Titanic Knurl Yellow Items
Titanic Knurl in Risk of Rain 2

Titanic Knurl’s regeneration also gets benefits from Rejuvenation Rack. Just like the other healing items which only increase base health generation, these don’t complete the Naturopath Challenge.


This is the end of our guide about Yellow Items in Risk of Rain 2. All items in the game have special features and abilities that are useful in playing games and progressing. Moreover, yellow items are also very valuable, and they are especially dropped by bosses, you have to defeat them to get the yellow items. We have also discussed special tips for you regarding yellow items that help a lot in the game.

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