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Mercenary - Character Skills, How To Unlock & Item Builds
Risk of Rain 2 | Mercenary - Character Skills, How To Unlock & Item Builds

Risk of Rain 2
Mercenary - Character Skills, How To Unlock & Item Builds

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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 - Character Skills, How To Unlock & Item Builds
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Mercenary - Overview & Stats

Mercenary - Overview & Stats

Mercenary - Stats

Max Health 140 (+42 per level)
Damage 12 (+2.4 per level)
Speed 7 m/s

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

Skill Description
Cybernetic EnhancementsCybernetic Enhancements The Mercenary can jump twice.
Laser Sword Laser Sword Slice in front for 130% damage. Every 3rd hit strikes in a greater area for 300% damage.
Whirlwind Whirlwind Quickly slice horizontally twice, dealing 2x200% damage. If airborne, slice vertically instead.
Blinding Assault Blinding Assault Dash forward, stunning enemies for 200% damage. If you hit an enemy, you can dash again, up to 3 total.
Eviscerate 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"

How To Unlock Mercenary

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

Recommended Items For Mercenary

Item Recommendation Criteria
Soldiers SyringeSoldier'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.
UkuleleUkulele The Ukulele provides a chance of chain lightning damage making it great for crowd controlling and supplementing the Mercenary's melee strikes.
HarvesterHarvester'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 MagazineBackup 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.

Recommended Equipment

Primordial Cube

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.

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