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Bandit
Bandit.png
The Bandit is a high-skill combo character that can dish out devastating backstabs while weaving in and out of stealth.
Health 110 (+33 per level)
Health Regen 1/s (+0.2 per level)
Damage 12 (+2.4 per level)
Speed 7 m/s
Armor 0
Unlock Warrior

Umbra Title
Desperate Outlaw
Ending Phrase
Escaped : ..and so he left, grateful for his luck.

Vanished : ..and so he vanished, full of regret.

Bandit is a playable character in Risk of Rain 2.

A swift and sneaky fighter, the Bandit focuses on keeping on the move to catch enemies off guard and deal ruinous damage, before finishing the job with Lights Out. Between his daggers, smoke bombs, and gun attacks, the Bandit emphasizes mobility and versatility but also requires some skill to bring out his true potential.

Skills

Passive

Backstab

Backstab.png
Type Passive
Description All attacks from behind are Critical Strikes.
Notes
  • "Behind" a target is defined as anywhere in the 180-degree hemisphere behind it.
  • The direction from Bandit to the target is used to determine the attack angle. As a result, an enemy facing Bandit but hit from an explosion from behind will not be a backstab critical hit (although it may critically hit for other reasons).
  • Only lateral direction is considered; how much a target may be looking upwards or downwards at the time is irrelevant.
Primary

Burst

Burst.png
Type Primary
Cooldown 0.5s/shot
Proc Coefficient 0.5 x 5
Description Fire a shotgun burst for 5x100% damage. Can hold up to 4 shells.
Notes
  • After firing, there is a short delay before reloading begins.
  • Shells reload one at a time. Reload speed scales with attack speed.
  • Cannot reload while performing other attacks, but may be reloaded while invisible.

Blast

Blast.png
Type Primary
Cooldown 0.5s/shot
Proc Coefficient 1.0
Description Fire a rifle blast for 330% damage. Can hold up to 4 bullets.
Notes
  • Unlocked via the Bandit: Classic Man Challenge. (As Bandit, successfully use 'Lights Out' to reset your cooldowns 15 times in a row.)
Secondary

Serrated Dagger

Serrated Dagger.png
Type Secondary
Cooldown 4s
Proc Coefficient 1.0
Description Lunge and slash for 360% damage. Critical Strikes also cause hemorrhaging
[ Hemorrhage ]
Deal 2000% base damage over 15s. Hemorrhage can stack.
.
Notes
  • Agile
    [ Agile ]
    The skill can be used while sprinting.
    .

Serrated Shiv

Serrated Shiv.png
Type Secondary
Cooldown 4s
Proc Coefficient 1.0
Description Throw a hidden blade for 240% damage. Critical Strikes also cause hemorrhaging
[ Hemorrhage ]
Deal 2000% base damage over 15s. Hemorrhage can stack.
.
Notes
  • Unlocked via the Bandit: Sadist Challenge. (As Bandit, kill a monster with 20 stacks of Hemorrhage.)
  • Agile
    [ Agile ]
    The skill can be used while sprinting.
    .
Utility

Smoke Bomb

Smoke Bomb.png
Type Utility
Cooldown 6s
Proc Coefficient 1.0
Description Stunning
[ Stunning ]
Interrupts enemies and briefly stuns them.
. Deal 200% damage, become invisible, then deal 200% damage again.
Notes
  • Agile
    [ Agile ]
    The skill can be used while sprinting.
    .
  • Applies upward momentum to Bandit at the start and end of the ability's duration when activated in the air.
  • Provides a small speed boost for the duration of the ability.
  • Using any Skill during the ability will instantly make Bandit exit invisibility, triggering the second hit as normal. Using an equipment will not.
  • Using Smoke Bomb while already invisible will cause Bandit to end the first Smoke Bomb's effects, momentarily becoming visible, before starting the effects of the second as normal.
Special

Lights Out

Lights Out.png
Type Special
Cooldown 4s
Proc Coefficient 1.0
Description Slayer
[ Slayer ]
Deals up to 3x damage against low health enemies.
. Fire a revolver shot for 600% damage. Kills reset all your cooldowns.
Notes
  • Unlike Bandolier.png BandolierBgUncommon.pngBandolier.pngChance on kill to drop an ammo pack that resets all skill cooldowns.
    18% (+10% per stack) chance on kill to drop an ammo pack that resets all skill cooldowns.
    , this will fully recharge all charges for skills rather than just one.
  • Also includes Bandit's primary weapon.

Desperado

Desperado.png
Type Special
Cooldown 4s
Proc Coefficient 1.0
Description Slayer
[ Slayer ]
Deals up to 3x damage against low health enemies.
. Fire a revolver shot for 600% damage. Kills grant stacking tokens for 10% more Desperado damage.
Notes
  • Unlocked via the Bandit: B&E Challenge. (As Bandit, kill the final boss with 'Lights Out'.)
  • All tokens are lost upon advancing to next stage.
  • Actually increases damage by 60%, as it takes 10% of Desperado's damage, not base damage.

Tips

  • Burst and Blast can be shot as fast as the player can click/press the corresponding button. Items increasing attack speed like Soldier's Syringe.png Soldier's SyringesBgCommon.pngSoldier's Syringe.pngIncreases attack speed.
    Increases attack speed by 15% (+15% per stack).
    only speed up the reload animation of the gun.
  • Burst and Blast reload faster if Bandit's gun is empty, rather than if there are bullets remaining in the chamber.
  • Burst does not pair well with items like Shatterspleen.png ShatterspleenBgBoss.pngShatterspleen.pngCritical strikes always bleed enemies. Bleeding enemies now explode.
    Gain 5% critical chance. Critical Strikes bleed enemies for 240% base damage. Bleeding enemies explode on death for 400% (+400% per stack) damage, plus an additional 15% (+15% per stack) of their maximum health.
    and Tri-Tip Dagger.png Tri-Tip DaggerBgCommon.pngTri-Tip Dagger.pngChance to bleed enemies on hit.
    10% (+10% per stack) chance to bleed an enemy for 240% base damage.
    , because the bleed stacks wear off during his reload animation. However, it's possible to collect enough Soldier's Syringe.png Soldier's SyringeBgCommon.pngSoldier's Syringe.pngIncreases attack speed.
    Increases attack speed by 15% (+15% per stack).
    or Predatory Instincts.png Predatory InstinctsBgUncommon.pngPredatory Instincts.png'Critical Strikes' increase attack speed. Stacks 3 times.
    Gain 5% critical chance. Critical strikes increase attack speed by 12%. Maximum cap of 36% (+24% per stack) attack speed.
    to negate this issue.
  • Rapid-firing Blast drastically increases the spread of the rifle. Pacing shots is necessary for hitting targets at long range.
  • Both Serrated Dagger and Serrated Shiv reset Bandit's aerial momentum, which can be used to prevent fall damage.
  • While Invisible from the Smoke Bomb, enemies will behave as if Bandit is still in the location he was when activating it.
  • Use Smoke Bomb to get the most use out of Bandit's Backstab passive, allowing the player to reposition behind enemies while they're unaware.
  • Since Smoke Bomb moves Bandit upward while in the air, it can effectively be used as an extra jump to increase mobility or to prevent fall damage.
  • Using any Bandit ability while airborne and under the effect of Smoke Bomb will make him instantly exit invisibility and perform a mid-air jump from Smoke Bomb ending.
  • The explosive tar pots in the Abandoned Aqueduct can be shot with Lights Out or Desperado, and will activate the corresponding on-kill effect.
    • Shooting the tar pots with Lights Out makes completing the Classic Man challenge considerably easier.
  • Lights Out and Desperado are affected by Soldier's Syringe.png Soldier's SyringeBgCommon.pngSoldier's Syringe.pngIncreases attack speed.
    Increases attack speed by 15% (+15% per stack).
    . Increasing Bandit's attack speed will cause these attacks to come out faster, allowing for quickly dispatching many enemies consecutively.
    • As a result, temporary attacks speed buffs such as those from Berzerker's Pauldron.png Berzerker's PauldronBgUncommon.pngBerzerker's Pauldron.pngEnter a frenzy after killing 4 enemies in quick succession.
      Killing 4 enemies within 1 second sends you into a frenzy for 6s (+4s per stack). Increases movement speed by 50% and attack speed by 100%.
      and Predatory Instincts.png Predatory InstinctsBgUncommon.pngPredatory Instincts.png'Critical Strikes' increase attack speed. Stacks 3 times.
      Gain 5% critical chance. Critical strikes increase attack speed by 12%. Maximum cap of 36% (+24% per stack) attack speed.
      can actually become problematic for Bandit. They may cause inconsistencies with how fast these attacks fire and throw off the player's rhythm.
  • Pair the Bandolier.png BandolierBgUncommon.pngBandolier.pngChance on kill to drop an ammo pack that resets all skill cooldowns.
    18% (+10% per stack) chance on kill to drop an ammo pack that resets all skill cooldowns.
    with Desperado, as the Bandolier can compensate for the lost ability to reset cooldowns.
  • Given Desperado's low cooldown, it can be effective to pair it with a Purity.png PurityBgLunar.pngPurity.pngReduce your skill cooldowns by 2 seconds. You are unlucky.
    All skill cooldowns are reduced by 2 (+1 per stack) seconds. All random effects are rolled +1 (+1 per stack) times for an unfavorable outcome.
    in the early stages to increase windows for stacking the skill, and overall DPS.

Lore

A few drinks here, a few laughs there. A few more drinks. A sleight of hand – and bang, keycard access to the loading bay of the Safe Travels. The camo suit can handle the rest.

A secret mission means low profile – and low security. Besides, everyone is wearing environment suits before we leave orbit. How would they know?

I mean, it’s the goddamn Contact Light. Think of how much those higher security chests could flip for! And some of the militech on that ship? Howdy hey. That’s probably what some of the other boys were thinking, sneaking onto that ship in the first place.

My coat? 

I’m a thief - not a plumber. Of course I’m bringing my coat.

Version History

PC Patch v1.1.1.2
  • Quality of Life
    • Updated Desperado.png Bandit: B&E challenges to have a short window of leniency
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed Bandit’s Chilly.png alternate skin not properly masking limbs for items
    • Fixed Bandit’s secondary palette on character select not reflecting actual coloration
    • Updated item display on Bandit to properly display all items
    • Updated Bandit with idle breathing animations
Anniversary Update

Gallery

Trivia

  • Bandit's "Chilly" skin is a reference to Ibzan - the main antagonist of Hopoo's other game, DEADBOLT. The skin bears a close resemblance to him, the name refers to the constant cold that skeletons feel, the shotgun model is replaced with a Semi-Auto Shotgun and the knives are replaced with kitchen knives.
  • Before the Anniversary update, Bandit was in the game's files as an unused survivor. Notably, he was the most complete unused survivor.
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