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Tougher Times is a 'new' item in Risk of Rain 2.

Upon being hit by any damage, including sources like Helfire Tincture and REX's own abilities, the game will roll against the current stacking of Tougher Times. If the roll is successful, the damage will be negated and a "Blocked!" message will appear instead of damage numbers.

When a hit is blocked successfully, on hit effects will not happen. These include but are not limited to: explosions from Overloading Elites, bleeding, ignites, poison, and weakens.

The chance to block an incoming instance of damage with Tougher Times is determined by (1 - 1 / (0.15 * X + 1)) * 100.

Tougher Times is one of the few items in the game with Inverse Exponential Stacking, where the chance to block can never reach 100%.

The chance to block is the only item in the game which is unaffected by 57 Leaf Clover.

See also: Item Stacking

Graph tougher times

Step plot of block chance represented by y(x) = 1-(1/(0.15x+1)). Values correspond to table below.

Stack Size Activation Chance (%) Stack Size Activation Chance (%)
1 13.0 21 75.9
2 23.1 22 76.7
3 31.0 23 77.5
4 37.5 24 78.3
5 42.9 25 78.9
6 47.4 26 79.6
7 51.2 27 80.2
8 54.5 28 80.8
9 57.4 29 81.3
10 60 30 81.8
11 62.3 31 82.3
12 64.3 32 82.8
13 66.1 33 83.2
14 67.7 34 83.6
15 69.2 35 84
16 70.6 40 85.7
17 71.9 60 90
18 73.0 80 92.3
19 74.0 100 93.75
20 75 260 97.50

Lore

//--AUTO-TRANSCRIPTION FROM ROOM 4211B OF UES [Redacted] --//

"Why'd you sign up?"

Wyatt's voice was bored. The mission to the Contact Light's last known location was taking longer than he expected.

Malik was on the floor, cleaning her rifle. "To get paid, mostly."

"And that's it?"

She grunted in affirmation. She continued to wipe down the weapon.

"I'm here to find something." He continued. "I shipped it a few years back, but I don't think it made it before the train went down. I'm guessing it's still in the Contact Light. So I'm gonna get it back."

She began to tighten the last remaining bolts. Her routine near completion, she moved her gaze to Wyatt. "Seriously?"

"Yep!"

Malik raised her brow. "There were over 7 million security chests in the Contact Light. The chance of you finding a specific one is impossible." She began to unfold her legs as she propped her rifle in the corner. "And according to the distress beacon, the Contact Light was destroyed in orbit. Your shipment is probably floating around in space. It's all gone, Wyatt."

He grinned. "I think I'm gonna find it."

"You're terrible."

Trivia

  • Tougher Times is actually the Risk of Rain 1 item, Tough Times, but in a tattered state.
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