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Predatory Instincts
Predatory 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.
Rarity Uncommon
Category Damage
Unlock Rapidfire
ID 19
Stat Value Stack Add
Attack Speed Cap 36% Linear +24%
Crit chance 5% None

Predatory Instincts is a returning item in Risk of Rain 2.

The first Predatory Instincts a player obtains grants +5% critical strike chance. Stacking more Predatory Instincts will not increase critical strike chance further.

When the holder lands a critical strike, they get a stack of Status AttackSpeedOnCrit.png Attack Speed On CritStatus AttackSpeedOnCrit.pngAttack Speed On Crit (Buff)
Gain additional attack speed.Gain +12% attack speed.
for 3 seconds, increasing their attack speed by 12%. The holder can have up to 3 (+2 per stack) stacks of this buff, for up to 36% (+24% per stack) increased attack speed.


  • Correction: The in-game description does not specify the +5% critical strike chance.
  • The duration of the buff is multiplied by the proc coefficient of the attack.


Gossip spreads quickly in terrified communities. Stories that keep the more fearful lizardfolk in their passageways. Hushed tales that frighten the most commanding of stone constructs and woodfolk and creatures of the plains. Fear travels between the trees and the valleys.

A demon, fallen from the Sky, mighty enough to slay Providence and his Wurms. Only two arms, two legs - but with 22 unblinking, crimson eyes.

Version History

Early Access Hidden Realms Content Update
  • Gameplay Changes
    • Remove proc effect growing in size for each stack.
    • Buff Duration: 2s ⇒ 3s
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fix Predatory Instincts sound not playing over the network


  • This item's lore entry alludes to players stacking Lens-Maker's Glasses.png Lens-Maker's GlassesBgCommon.pngLens-Maker's Glasses.pngLens-Maker's Glasses
    Gain 10% chance for hits to 'Critically Strike', dealing double damage.

    Your attacks have a 10% (+10% per stack) chance to 'Critically Strike', dealing double damage.
    in Risk of Rain 1, claiming that the creature that killed Providence, the final boss of the game, had "22 unblinking, crimson eyes."
    • In Risk of Rain 1, Lens-Maker's Glasses did not grant a 10% increase to critical strike chance, but rather 7%. Reaching 100% critical strike chance required 14 Lens-Maker's Glasses.