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Rogue Legacy 2 Trait Guide

Rogue Legacy 2 Trait Guide
Want to know the meaning of all the new Traits added to the game? This Rogue Legacy 2 Trait Guide lists every possible trait we have discovered on our adventures through the game, including the effect of each trait. Every character that is generated in Rogue Legacy 2 has a potential to be created with zero, one, or two Traits, so they are a very important part of the game. Let’s get into the Trait system.

What Are Traits

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Traits are character traits assigned to each of the characters created in the game. There is a huge variety of different traits, each offering different potential challenges and bonuses to your run in Rogue Legacy 2. Traits now also give a boost to gold, which is both good and bad. Typically, the bigger boosts to gold (as high as 150%) are placed on Traits that make a run incredibly difficult. These can do everything from limiting your vision, to killing you in a single blow.

Whether or not you choose the character with those dangerously rewarding Traits or not is down to you, but it’s an interesting risk vs. reward system.

How To Unlock More Traits

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Currently Rogue Legacy 2 is in its earliest stage of Early Access. This means there’s a lot more mechanics to come. At the moment, Traits only appear to be unlocked during the character selection stage. When you start a fresh run you can choose from three new characters. Sir Kenny here is a Knight that has the Pacifist Trait. To learn the effects of the Trait you must select a character with a ???? Trait.

Then, once you start the game, you can check the Trait on the pause menu. The Trait also lists the additional bonus gold, +90% in the case of the Pacifist.

Trait List & Meaning

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Trait NameTrait Effect
AerodynamicSpinkick is replaced by downstrike
AntiquarianThe screen has a retro tint applied
Associative AgnosiaYou and enemies are blacked out
Bookish150% magic damage & mana, 50% health and melee damage
C.I.P GoldCan't see your own health
CartographerMap is revealed but there is no position marker
Charismatic15% Discount at shopkeepers.
ClumsyObjects break on touch
ColorblindGame is played in black and white
Crippling Intellect-75% Health & Weapon Damage, -50% Mana. Mana regenerates over time.
Disattuned25% Less health but you can only be hit in the heart
DivaPlaces a spotlight around the character and enemies
DwarfismYou are much smaller
EctomorphEnemies knock you back further
Emotional DysregularityMana cost and damage increased by 100%
EndomorphEnemies barely move you
FMF FanYou have good taste.
GigantismYou're much bigger
GlaucomaOnly a small area around the character is lit, the rest is black
HistrionicAll numbers are exaggerated
Hollow BonesYou fall more slowly
HypergonadismKnockback to enemies is increased
IBSYou will sometimes fart when jumping.
IIB Muscle FibersGives you Super Jump
Light SensitivityEverything is brightened
Muscle WeaknessKnockback against enemies severely reduce
NostalgicOld style tinting is applied
OCDBreaking stuff restores mana
Optical MigraineEverything near your character is blurry, it clears up at distance
Osteogensis ImperfectaYou die in 1 hit
PacifistYou cannot attack or deal damage
Panic AttacksWhen you are hit, the screen is blurred
PuritanEnemies are blurred
SynethesiaEverything leaves behind color trails when moving
Tunnel VisionOnly the area directly ahead of your character, across the screen, is visible
VertigoEverything is upside down
Treasure HunterStart with a random relic

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