Darktide Curios are a lot like talismans from the Vermintide series, allowing you to boost certain stats, reduce certain damage types, and generally add a little buildcrafting element that you can adapt to your playstyle. While the Darktide pre-order beta doesn’t currently include crafting, you can still get Curios and equip them with your Reject.
If you’re just getting into the beta, you might want help choosing one classto see something Dark tide tipsor learn about how to change your appearance. Anyway, here’s how Curios work in Darktide, as well as the best way to get them in the game.
How do Darktide Curios work?
Curios grant stat boosts that can help you deal with the relentless hordes and specials that Darktide throws at you. So far, the pre-order beta Curios seem to be improving toughness, Health, resistanceor your number from wounds as primary. If you get a rarer blue Curio instead of a green one, you also get a secondary buff like experience, damage control against specific types of enemies, Chance of curiositiesor resistance to corruption for wearing Grimoires.
In Vermintide 2, talismans with an orange rarity and above also had a trait, but as far as I know there are currently no orange curios in the Darktide pre-order beta. In terms of the best curios to equip, I’d say getting an extra wound is a must. Darktide’s wounds are basically lives, where if you’re knocked down and then resurrected, one wound will be damaged, decreasing your overall health. More wounds means less HP lost when you come back to life. Speaking of health, polishing maximum HP is also much better than polishing toughness, as 10% toughness represents less damage absorption than 10% HP. It’s also easy to restore Toughness by being close to allies or killing enemies.
How to get Darktide Curios
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Your first Curio lock is unlocked at trust level eight, with subsequent level 16 and 24 unlocks. This also unlocks Curios for purchase in the Requisitorium. What curios are for sale is quite random, so if you want a particular perk you might have to check again between shop resets. Another good way to get curios is to stack curios with a curio trap chance. Unlike Vermintide 2 where you can only combine certain talismans, in Darktide you can stack whatever you want.
If you find three Curios with a 15% chance of dropping Curio, you can get a 45% chance of getting a Curio instead of the weapon that sometimes drops at the end of missions. Since the weapons you get from missions seem to be quite substandard to those you can just buy in the store, I would recommend always having Curio equipped with drop chance. You can also get random Curios from Sire Melk’s Requisitorium at trust level 11, but since this costs valuable currency that you could use to get orange weapons, I wouldn’t recommend it.