Check out this Risk of Rain 2 character / class guide featuring the survivor Mercenary! Learn how to unlock, skills, stats, attack combos, recommended items, & more!
Mercenary - Overview & Stats
Mercenary - Stats
|Max Health||140 (+42 per level)|
|Damage||12 (+2.4 per level)|
Mercenary - Play Style Overview
Mercenary is a melee-oriented character / class that provides niche play style and great mobility, useful in any situation. With powerful blade attacks that can be combo-ed together while providing invulnerability and mobility, the Mercenary can quickly dispatch bosses and hordes of enemies alike.
Mercenary - Skills
Mercenary - All Skills List
|Cybernetic Enhancements||The Mercenary can jump twice.|
|Laser Sword||Slice in front for 130% damage. Every 3rd hit strikes in a greater area for 300% damage.|
|Whirlwind||Quickly slice horizontally twice, dealing 2x200% damage. If airborne, slice vertically instead.|
|Blinding Assault||Dash forward, stunning enemies for 200% damage. If you hit an enemy, you can dash again, up to 3 total.|
|Eviscerate||Target the nearest enemy, attacking them for 110% damage repeatedly. You cannot be hit for the duration.|
How To Unlock Mercenary
Interact With Obelisk In "A Moment, Fractured"
Unlocking Mercenary requires interacting with a mysterious Obelisk found in secret area "A Moment, Fractured". Players must play through the stages until they encounter a Celestial Portal which spawns randomly after the Teleporter sequence. Head inside to access the "A Moment, Fractured" and find the Obelisk - interact with it twice to sacrifice yourself and get access to the Mercenary.
Recommended Items For Mercenary
|Soldier's Syringe||This item increases the attack speed of the Mercenary's sword strikes, allowing him to kill enemies faster, as well as allowing your Eviscerate to register more hits.|
|Ukulele||The Ukulele provides a chance of chain lightning damage making it great for crowd controlling and supplementing the Mercenary's melee strikes.|
|Harvester's Scythe||The Harvester's Scythe adds critical chance to your attacks and heals for every critical strike you make.|
|Tougher Times||Since the Mercenary is a melee attacker, it needs to get close & personal. Tougher Times provides a chance to block deadly attacks, even from Teleporter bosses.|
|Backup Magazine||With the Backup Magazine can give the Mercenary extra push vertically via his Whirlwind move. This is especially important when facing airborne enemies that are hard to reach.|
This recommendation is based off Common (White) and Rare (Green) items for ease of finding within the game.
The Primordial Cube is a great supplement to the Mercenary's attacks, enabling you to group up enemies in a small pack for your attacks. This Equipment will suck in all enemies within the vicinity, allowing you to easily pick off group of enemies including those flying hard-to-reach targets.Check Out All Item List Here!