Leeching Seed

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Leeching Seed
Leeching Seed.png
Dealing damage heals you.
Dealing damage heals you for 1 (+1 per stack) health.
Rarity Uncommon
Category Healing
ID 13
Stats
Stat Value Stack Add
Heal 1 Linear +1

The Leeching Seed is a returning item in Risk of Rain 2.

On hit, grants 1 (+1 per stack) health.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The value of this item's healing is multiplied by the Proc Coefficient. Because the visuals for damage and healing numbers are rounded up, this will show up as 1 for every hit, while often it heals for less.

Lore[edit | edit source]

It was a crisp evening - and things were looking up. The botanist began walking towards the Plant Biology Complex to check on several alien plants that had been recovered from the week before.

Another worker was already in the complex, busy at work.

“Hey.” “Oh, hello!” The worker greeted her enthusiastically. He was carrying several bags of fertilizer, and she gave him a quizzical look. “You need any help with those?” She said, gathering her clipboard for her check.

“Oh no, I’m alright. It’s a good workout, actually,” he said. As they walked, the botanist couldn’t help but wonder what kind of job would require THAT much fertilizer.

As the door to the greenhouse whirred open, she got her answer – roots scaling the height of the greenhouse and snaking along the ceiling, even invading the containers of other specimens. “What the hell!?” She cried, her jaw slack. And then she noticed the other plants. 

Every other plant in the greenhouse had withered – with an incriminating root leading back to the overgrowth that the worker was now feeding fertilizer. The botanist was speechless. “What happened...? What... what is that...?” She stammered. The worker turned to her and grinned.

“One of the species we got in the last expedition. He demands a lot of nutrients - it took me so long to get him to even sprout. I was wracking my brain, trying every trick in the book. And every other specimen seemed to be growing fine, so I figured, hey, why not share some of that? And look!”

Spreading his arms, the worker marveled at the gallery of dead plants. Dropping her clipboard, the botanist’s stomach sank. Things were no longer looking up.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This item is based off of the real world plant Broom Rape which is parasitic.
  • The name of this item is likely a reference to the move "Leech Seed" from Pokémon, which drains a small amount of health from the target every turn to heal its user.
  • Works well with survivors with shotguns, so Bandit.png Bandit with his Burst.png Burst and Captain.png Captain with his Vulcan Shotgun.png Vulcan Shotgun can greatly benefit from stacking many Leeching Seeds at any given time.