Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List: Best and Worst Items (2021)

All Best and Worst Items In Risk of Rain 2

Risk of Rain 2 is a story about surviving the growing monstrosity at Petrichor V planet. Players control one out of eleven playable classes in the game, by the way, we have character tier list for that. These characters have set of abilities and equipment. To increase the chances of emerging victorious while fighting monsters, each survivor equips special items. These little trinkets grant offensive, defensive, and support strength while equipping single or multiple stacks of items. However, not all Risk of Rain 2 Items are helpful while fighting oversized monsters. Regardless of item rarity, the value of each item is defined by how you use it and what purpose it is built for. In any case, we have devised the Risk of Rain 2 item tier list for you, allowing you to make an informed decision between farming an item and skipping one outright.

Our tier list breaks down all items of Risk of Rain 2 based on their usability, drop rate, efficiency in a build, and stacking perk bonus. By all means, none of the items made by developers are useless. We recognize the countless hours of effort put behind while creating the Risk of Rain 2 game. Still, it is just that each item has to serve a purpose, in which some exhaust quickly and few have prolonged usability. Besides, there are challenges associated with each item, and completing them not only unlocks item but achievement. Our Risk of Rain 2 achievements guide will surely be a big help should you need to track the items you unlocked so far while doing runs.

S-Tier

Every item in this Risk of Rain 2 item tier list category, be it offensive or defensive, is a fantastic addition to your inventory. Not only do they increase a better survival chance, but they make every run in Risk of Rain 2 a breeze. After all, the game’s core mechanic is to rinse and repeat the entire expedition from stage one to Commencement. Therefore, we highly suggest keeping an eye out for these items while doing runs.

Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List
S-Tier Items List
S.NoName of ItemShort Description
1Soldier’s SyringeYou get a 15% additional increase in attack speed. Each stack gives 15% more speed to the base speed.
2Paul’s Goat HoofYou receive a 14% increase in the movement speed, and each stack gives 14% more movement speed.
3Harvester’s ScytheYou get an additional 5% chance to critical strike an enemy. All Critical strikes attacks will heal you now for 8 hp. Stacking gives 4hp per item.
4ATG Missile MK.1Get a mounted missile launcher on shoulder having 10% chance to fire a missile at enemies. The attack can deal 300% damage and each stack of item provides +300% damage.
5Lens Makers GlassesYou get an additional 10% chance to land critical hits on your enemies. The strikes will deal double damage as well.
6Tougher TimesYour survivor receives 15% chance to block the damage regardless of a minion or boss attack. Each stack of item gives additional +15% chance to block.
7Predatory InstinctsYou get a 5% critical chance after equipping this item. All critical hits will significantly increase your attack speed: 12% for one item and max 36% attack speed can be achieved by stacking the items.
8Will-o’-the-wispAs soon as you kill an enemy a lava pillar appears, dealing burn damage in a 12m radius.
9Gesture of The DrownedYou get a 50% reduction in overall equipment cooldown. Further stacking of the item gives 15% more chance. Also, your equipment fires automatically after getting cooldown.
1057 Leaf CloverThe item rolls all random effects of the equipped items.
11Soulbound CatalystAll kills while equipping this item drastically reduces the overall equipment cooldown by four seconds. Each stack of item gives additional two seconds.
12Shattering JusticeA survivor can drastically lower the overall armor of an enemy after hitting consecutively for five times.
13CrowbarThe item grants damage buff of 75% on an enemy if enemy’s health is above 90%.
14Disposable Missile LauncherThe launcher fires a total of twelve missiles with each dealing 300% damage.

A-Tier

All items falling under our A-tier list offer great value when it comes to surviving solo or with a teammate. Unfortunately, they are not the best items you should eye for. But still, if you happen to come across the following mentioned items from our Risk of Rain 2 item tier list, pick them up and make the most use out of them. Additionally, all these items are by far the most used ones by the players in creating dynamic builds. Be it a human playable class like Huntress or the infamous half-robot-half-plant Rex; all these items are known to be a big help in creating strong builds.

Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List
A-Tier Items List
S.NoName of ItemShort Description
1Backup MagazineYou receive additional usage charge on you Secondary skill. Stacking the item grants one more charge to be used before cooldown occurs.
2Fuel CellThe item reduces the overall cooldown of an equipment by 15% and also gives you one extra charge to use the equipment before it goes to cooldown.
3Royal CapacitorYour survivor can hurl down a lightning strike from the sky on a singular targeted enemy. The lightning deals 3000% damage and it also stuns all the nearby creatures of all sizes as well.
4Personal Shield GeneratorYou get a shield that auto-recharges whenever you are out of danger. The shield is 8% of your total health, and each stack gives additional 8% shield.
5Tritip DaggerYour survivor gets a 10% chance to cause an enemy bleed damage. The overall damage is increased by 240%.
6InfusionYou can increase your overall health by 1hp after killing one enemy. Maximum stack is 100hp.
7Hopoo FeatherThe item allows you to do double jump. Each stack gives you one more jump.
8Berzerker’s PauldronYou go into a frenzy mode after killing three enemies within a second. The frenzy mode significantly increases your overall movement speed and attack speed by 50% and 100% respectively.
9Sentient Meat HookYou get a 20% chance to hook enemies nearby and bring them closer. The hooks deal 100% of base damage.
10Unstable Tesla CoilYou get the ability to electrify enemies using the lightning of the item. It can hit up to 3 enemies, and each stacking gives two more targets to electrify. The overall duration of the attacks is 10 seconds.
11Halcyon SeedEquipping this item allows you to summon Aurelionite, a helper, who fights alongside you after interacting with a teleporter.
12Stun GrenadeYou get additional 5% chance to stun enemies for two seconds. The stun offers high-time to attack.

B-Tier

Classifying items into this Risk of Rain 2 item tier list category was a bit tricky. All these items are a mixed bag when it comes to usability and drop rate in the game. Some of the items mentioned down here were nearly as good as items of A-tier. Still, we had to put them into this category.

Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List
B-Tier Items List
S.NoName of ItemShort Description
1Topaz BroochYour survivor receives a temporary barrier if you kill an enemy.
2UkuleleThe item grants chain lightning attacks on three enemies for overall 80% of total base damage. Each stack gives you opportunity to attack two more enemies and overall 25% is the chance of occurrence.
3Genesis LoopIf your health falls below 25% of overall health, you will explode and cause a massive damage of 6000% of base damage.
4Bundle of FireworksWhenever you open a chest or repair a bot, you will launch eight fireworks rockets dealing a total of 300% base damage to nearby enemies.
5Shaped GlassYou receive a massive base damage buff by 100% by sacrificing overall health by 50%.
6Kjaro’s BandIf you land greater or equal to 400% damage to an enemy, Kjaro’s band will cast a runic flame tornado. The item ability deals 300% damage as time passes. The cooldown is 10 seconds.
7Ceremonial DaggerYour survivor spawns three homing daggers whenever you kill a monster. Each dagger can deal up to 150% damage.
8Focus CrystalA red circle surrounds survivor indicating the buff zone to land a 20% increased damage on enemies. Each stack gives 20% more damage buff.
9Old GuillotineEquipping this item allows your to drop Elite enemies dead whenever their health drops below 13% bar.
10Jade ElephantYou get a fortification of armor by equipping this item. Receive an additional 500 armor that lasts for the next five seconds.
11Rose BucklerWhile sprinting, your survivor receives increased armor capacity. Each stack gives you 30 more armor whenever you only sprint.
12Titanic KnurlYour survivor receives buff in overall health bar and health regeneration. Health increases by 40 and base hp regeneration increases by nearly +1.6 hp/s.
13Gnarled WoodspriteYour survivor gets a Woodsprite companion which can heal the overall health per second of 1.5% the entire hp bar.
14Runald’s BandIf you land greater or equal to 400% damage to an enemy, Runald’s band will cast a ice blast attack. The item ability deals 250% damage as time passes and slows down enemies for 80% for next three seconds. The cooldown is 10 seconds.

C-Tier

All the items grouped together in this Risk of Rain 2 item tier list perform better with certain classes only. They are helpful as long as you have a suitable class whose abilities synergize with the item. Otherwise, they are not a go-to kind of item that can be used with all the game’s playable classes.

For example, the Energy Drink item works well if you stack it while playing with loader. Likewise, the charged gauntlet skill of the character shines when you get extra movement speed through the said item. Similarly, Preon Accumulator synergizes well while playing with Artificer survivor.

Items of our C-tier category will not do wonders unless you do not have a suitable playable class. We also think they are not a great fit while doing speed runs with a random survivor in Risk of Rain 2.

Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List
C-Tier Items List
S.NoName of ItemShort Description
1The BackupYour survivor can call four strike drones that fight as an ally against the enemies. The drones aid for 25 seconds only.
2TranscendenceYou get 50% max health and convert the remaining into regenerating shields.
3GasolineWhenever you kill an enemy you ignite other enemies who happen to be in a 12 meter radius to the killed one.
4Wax QuailWhenever you sprint and jump, you reach further and cover a longer distance because of the item boost. .
5AegisYou get the ability the heal more than 100% of your overall health. Your survivor receives a 50% health barrier as an extra health.
6Sticky BombYou get a 5% chance on strike to attach a bomb onto an enemy while combat. The explosion damage causes 180% of the base damage.
7Beads of FealtyPlayer(s) enters the Celestial Portal to enter A Moment, Fractured and obliterates themselves at the Obelisk, they will be transported to A Moment, Whole before ending the run.
8Energy DrinkThe item gives you increases sprint speed and greatly improves it by 25%. Each stack of the item grants additional +25% of sprint speed.
9War HornUsing the item allows you to receive 70% increased attack speed for the next eight seconds. Each stack gives +4 seconds on attack speed.
10Brilliant BehemothLand exploding attacks to the enemies who are in a 4 meter radius near you.
11War BannerYour survivor drops a war banner, significantly raising the attack and movement speed of all survivors by 30% as long as they remain in the radius of the war banner.
12Preon AccumulatorYour survivor can fire a preon tendril that electrifies and stuns enemies in a 35 meter radius The attack deals 600% damage per second.
13Queen’s GlandYour survivor gets the ability to summon a personal Beetle Guard who fights enemies right by your side.
14Armor Piercing RoundsThe ability allows you to land 20% additional damage on the bosses only. The item has no effect on regular monsters in the game. Each stack of the item gives 20% more damage.
15Priomordial CubeYour survivor fires a black hole that can draw and stick enemies together for up to 10 seconds so that you and your team can focus fire.
16Fuel ArrayThe item grants explosion damage whenever triggered. It deals nearly 150% damage of the a player’s health to themselves and all nearby enemies as well. The item is effective if used within 30 meter radius of enemies.
17Irradiant PearlYou survivor gets significant increase in all of the stats he/she currently rocks while fighting the enemies by 10%. Each item stack gives 10% more.
18PearlYour survivor receives an increases health bar by 10%, and each item stack gives additional 10% health.

D-Tier

The items falling under this category of our Risk of Rain 2 item tier list are the least favored and used items in the game. They are not straight away useless. It is just that these items are not the most picked items when it comes to running solo or creating damage-dealing builds in the game.

Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List
D-Tier List Items
S.NoName of ItemShort Description
1BandolierYour survivor receives 18% chance on kill to reset all of ability cooldowns if you pick up the ammo pack.
2Leeching SeedUsing this item, you can heal yourself for 1hp for each damage dealt on an enemy.
3Fresh MeatWhenever you kill an enemy, your base health bar increases by 2 points.
4Resonance DiscThe resonance disc hurls itself towards monsters after charging it by killing four enemies within seven seconds. The disc deals damage and explodes at the end. After explosive damage, the disc returns back to the survivor while piercing all enemies on its way coming back.
5Ocular HUDYour survivor can land frequent critical hits by receiving 100% Chance for the next eight seconds.
6Red WhipWhenever you run away from the enemies, or stay away from the combat, your survivor gets increased movement speed by 30%. Each stack of items gives additional 30% movement speed.
7Dio’s Best FriendWhenever you die, the item will sacrifice itself and will resurrect the survivor, granting him/her invulnerability for the next three seconds.
8Hardlight AfterburnerThe item greatly reduces utility skill cooldown. The 33% reduction and two more charges of your utility skill allows you to spam them frequently.
9Rusted KeyThe rusty box contains items with a combination of 80% uncommon and 20% legendary items to spawn if you open the box with a rusted key. The key is consumed if you open a rusty box.
10BrainstalksWhenever you kill an elite monster, your survivor becomes frenzied for the next four seconds and all of his/her cooldowns have 0.5 seconds duration only.
11Cautious SlugYou survivor’s base health regeneration speed is increased by +3 hp per seconds. The status effect applies if you go outside the combat.
12MedkitYour survivor applies medkit and heals for 20 health point. The status effect starts after 2 seconds from the point of receiving the damage.
13Alien HeadThe item significantly reduces the all skill cooldowns by 25%. Each stack gives 25% increase in the cooldowns.
14Razor WireYour survivor bursts into razors whenever taken a hit by a monster. The item deals 160% damage and can strike up to five monsters in a 25 meter radius.
15Happiest MaskUsing the item, your survivor gets a 7% chance to spawn the ghost of the killed enemy who fights alongside you for max 30 seconds.
16Lepton DaisyThe Lepton Daisy heals all allies and yourself for 50% of the max health during a teleporter boss fight. It occurs one time and for more occurrences you need to stack more items.
17Bustling FungusWhenever you stand still, a healing fungus zone appears which heals all allies in the radius for 4.5% of max health.
18Old War Stealth KitWhenever your survivor falls below the 25% health level, you will get an increased movement speed and invisibility by 40% and 5 seconds respectively. The cooldown on the items is 30 seconds.
19ChronobuableWhenever you hit enemies, they will be slowed down for -60% of their movement speed for the next two seconds. Each stack of the item grants additional two seconds.

F-Tier

The items falling under this category in our Risk of Rain 2 item tier list are straight away useless. They have the longest cooldowns than items belonging to other tier classes, but activating their perks requires an enormous effort. It is why most of the time, they occupy space in your inventory and do not offer an edge while fighting monsters. If you read the item description of these items here below, you will get an idea of how difficult it gets to trigger the perks of these items.

Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List
F-Tier Items List
S.NoName of ItemShort Description
1Monster ToothWhenever you kill a monster, it will drop a healing orb that can regenerate eight HP. Each stack of this item grants +2 HP.
2Ghor’s TomeYou get a 4% (+4% on stack) chance, by equipping this item, to receive a treasure of $25 if you kill an enemy. The overall money value increases over time.
3Frost RelicWhenever you kill and enemy, an ice storm will surround you. The attack deals a total of 1200% damage per second and it also drastically slows nearby monsters by 80% for the next 1.5 seconds only. Stacking more kills will grow the storm and its radius by 2 meters as well. Max Stack: 18meters.
4The CrowdfunderYou get to fire continuously for 100% damage at the expense of available gold in your inventory. Each bulltet costs $1. The overall cost also goes up the more you use it.
5Milky ChrysalisYou get the wings and the ability to fly for the next 15 seconds whenever you are in air. You also get a +20% movement speed for the duration.
6Volcanic EggYour survivor turns into a fireball for the next five seconds, dealing a total of 500% damage whenever you impact with a monster.
7Spinel TonicBy drinking the item, your survivor gets various buffs on movement speed, attack speed, and increased health bar and regeneration speed as well. When the tonic wears off, your survivor gets negative status effects.
8Brittle CrownYour survivor receives a 30% chance to get two gold at every attack. The overall drop rate increases with time as you continue to use it. Also, you will lose the gold if you take incoming damage from the monsters.
9Radar ScannerThe ability allows you to see through all interactables available within 500 meters for the next ten seconds only.
10Foreign FruitUsing this item gives you 50% health instantly of your overall health bar.
11Visions of HeresyThe item replaces the Primary Skill with Hungering Gaze. Your survivor gets the ability to fire tracking shards that detonate after a delay, and it deals 120% of the base damage. You can carry up to 12 charges in total which reloads after two seconds.
12Helfire TinctureYour survivor ignites him/herself along with allies and enemies for twelve seconds in a 15 meter radius. A 0.5time your damage of the burn damage is applied on to you and allies. While the enemies get 24x your damage onto them.
13Little DiscipleYour survivor gets the ability to fire tracking wisps while sprinting. The overall damage of the wisp is 300% of the base damage. The fire rate  in start is 1.6 seconds only and it scales with your overall movement speed.
14Strides of HeresyThe item can replace your Utility Skill with Shadowfade. Using the item grants you increased movement speed and heal for 18.2% of overall HP. The effect lasts for three seconds.
15CorpsebloomYour survivor heals 10% of max health per second. All sorts of healing is applied over time and health regeneration happens on the fly.
16Glowing MeteoriteYou get the ability to bring the meteor raining destruction on monsters. However, it also causes harm on you too so use wisely. The ability does 600% damage per blast, and it only lasts for the next twenty seconds.
17Eccentric VaseYour survivor gets the ability to create a quantum tunnel of up to 1000m in length. The tunnel remains open for the next thirty seconds only.
18N’Kuhanas OpinionYour survivor can store 100% of healing as Soul Energy. Once the Soul Energy depletes and stands at 10% of max HP, you can fire a skull dealing 250% of Soul Energy damage.
19Rejuvenation RackYour survivor gets to heal +100% more than the normal health. The item stacking allows additional 100%.
20Blast ShowerYour survivor gets the ability to remove all negative effects after equipping this item.
21Effigy of GriefCasts a radius and slows allies, you and enemies if caught inside the radius. It also reduced the overall armor by 20.
22Wake of VulturesYour survivor gets the ability to steal the power of any elite monster after killing it for the next eight seconds. Each item stack gives +8 seconds.
23H3AD-5T v2Your character can jump vertically higher using this item, It also creates a five meter to hundred meters kinetic explosion after your survivor touches the ground. The attack deals 1000%-10000% base damage and it increases with the fall distance. The item cooldowns in ten seconds only.

Final Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List

Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List
Complete Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List

That is pretty much everything you need to know about Risk of Rain 2 items tier list. Like we mentioned earlier, some items require the specific survivor to perform better while others are pretty much go-to items, usable with any playable class in the game. However, if you have good control over Engineer, or any other class for that matter, and you love to do runs with your buddies, then you do not have to nitpick items as mentioned in our tier list. You can forget about categorizing items based on their cooldowns, perks and spare yourself from nitty-gritty details.

What is the best offensive item in Risk of Rain 2??

Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List

Crowbar.

What is the best defensive item in Risk of Rain 2?

Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List

Tougher Times.

What is the best item to increase attack speed in Risk of Rain 2?

Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List

Soldier's Syringe.

What item grants the highest health recovery in Risk of Rain 2?

Risk of Rain 2 Item Tier List

Harvester's Scythe.

Now that you know everything about Risk of Rain 2 item tier list, which item are you excited for to farm in your next run? Will you go for the legendary items or stack uncommon ones? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


Irfan Ansari


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