Brainstalks

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Brainstalks
Brainstalks.png
Skills have NO cooldowns for a short period after killing an elite.
Upon killing an elite monster, enter a frenzy for 4s (+4s per stack) where skills have 0.5s cooldowns.
Rarity Legendary
Category Utility
AIBlacklist
OnKillEffect
Unlock Deicide
ID 70
Stats
Stat Value Stack Add
Duration 4s Linear +4s

The Brainstalks are an item in Risk of Rain 2.

Upon killing an Elite enemy, all skill cooldowns are temporarily reduced to the minimum of 0.5 seconds, for a duration of 4 seconds (+4 seconds per stack). When the effect activates, the screen is tinted pink to better notify the player it is active.

This item becomes more powerful late-game as more monsters spawn as Elites, essentially completely replacing the needs for Alien Head.pngAlien HeadBgLegendary.pngAlien Head.pngReduces cooldowns for your skills.
Reduce skill cooldowns by 25% (+25% per stack).
, Hardlight Afterburner.pngHardlight AfterburnerBgLegendary.pngHardlight Afterburner.pngAdd 2 extra charges of your Utility skill. Reduce Utility skill cooldown.
Add +2 (+2 per stack) charges of your Utility skill. Reduces Utility skill cooldown by 33%.
, or Purity.pngPurityBgLunar.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.
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This item gets a near-permanent effect with the HonorArtifact of Honor enabled.

Forgive Me Please.pngForgive Me PleaseBgEquipment.pngForgive Me Please.png45sThrow a cursed doll that repeatedly triggers your 'On Kill' effects.
Throw a cursed doll out that triggers any On-Kill effects you have every 1 second for 8 seconds.
will not trigger the Brainstalks' effect, even if theHonorArtifact of Honor is enabled.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Correction: The in-game description of no cooldowns is incorrect, since skills have a minimum of 0.5 second cooldown.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The item appears as a brain with what look like brightly-colored cordyceps fungi sprouting out of it. The cordyceps are famous for their unique form of parasitism, growing inside and through an insect's head. Some cordyceps species even affect the insect's behavior.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Order:  Biopsy Samples of Cairne Jefferson
Tracking Number: 051*****
Estimated Delivery: 11/11/2056
Shipping Method: High Priority/Biological
Shipping Address: Saura Cosmo, Beacon Post, ???
Shipping Details:

Contained in this shipment should be a variety of biopsy samples from our late Mr. Jefferson. As you know, he was an extraordinary man in almost any manner. He was athletic, brilliant, kind, funny, and an all-around great human specimen. 

He donated his body to science, and as we began the operation we found a most terrifying discovery.

A quick visual examination of the subject’s brain shows a very… particular oddity. It seems to be housing a variety of… glowing brain “stalks”, similar to tubeworms. Trying to biopsy the stalks is impossible - they seem to disintegrate into dust the moment we remove it from the brain. We cannot explain this oddity at all. As such, we have included the entire brain in this shipment.

Please let us know if you find any explanation.