Warhammer 40K Darktide Curios Wiki Guide

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In Warhammer 40K Darktide, there is all the blood and mayhem you could ever want in the game. The developers have worked a lot to launch the title with improved visuals and gameplay mechanics, both of which are key to success. That’s not all, there are many different quests that take a good amount of hours to complete them. Although each mission has its own specific objectives and things to do, what is common throughout your journey is fighting with enemies and some of them are very hard to face. Considering this, it’s always necessary to have some good weapons and equipment under your hood when you are on a mission. In today’s guide, we will tell you about the Warhammer 40K Darktide Curios items which are very useful due to some great benefits and strengths they provide once you equip them.

The Curios items are more like talismans from the Vermintide series, granting bonuses to specific statistics or reducing the damage types’ effectiveness. Furthermore, the Curios items provide some sort of build crafting aspect that can be adapted to your preferred approach to the game. For now, the players can get and level up Curios stats, but crafting is still in its early stages of development. When it comes to accessories, Curios in Warhammer 40K Darktide has taken the place of necklaces, charms, and knickknacks previously available in Vermintide 2. Below, you will find everything about the Warhammer 40K Darktide Curios items including their working and how to get them.

How Warhammer 40K Darktide Curios Work

If you’re having trouble keeping up with the many waves of enemies and powers in Warhammer 40K Darktide, the Curios items may be just what you desperately require at that time. These talismans offer some amazing abilities such as the strength to increase health, revival rate, and resilience to injuries. Furthermore, you will receive experience boosts and a low damage rate against certain enemy attacks, and more. Here are the benefits that each rare Curio has:

  • Green: One blessing
  • Blue: One blessing, one perk
  • Purple: One blessing, two perks
  • Orange: One blessing, three perks

Out of the three available health slots, the player will lose one section after he is knocked out of the game and then restored. So, you should be careful especially if you have been revived twice because you will be left with only a single health bar after that. But, it’s possible to recover the purple-marked corrupted portion of your health from the medical center. However, the one major benefit of Curios in Warhammer 40k Darktide plays its part in this section, you gain an extra life bar if you equip a Curio item. And if you’re lucky enough to find a particularly odd Curio, you might even luck into some bonus experience, revive, and damage reduction.

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If you’re looking for my advice on which Curios to acquire, it’s recommended to obtain at least one more wound. Wounds in the game function similarly to life; when you are killed and get into life again, one wound will be corrupted after that, and it will result in a reduction of your health section. The case is that when you’re severely injured, the reduction of health level will decrease upon recovery. If we’re talking about stamina, then increasing ruggedness is preferable to boosting health as it can be restored. However, this is not always the case, especially depending on your physique.

How to Get Curios in Warhammer 40K Darktide

This game has three Curios slots, which become available at levels 8, 16, and 24. Once you’ve unlocked the initial Curios at Level 8, this will make an additional item available to buy in the Requisitorium. It’s completely random what Curios will be for sale. So, if there’s a certain collection of perks you’re after, you may need to wait for the shop to reset before you can buy them. Stashing those with a Curio drop chance is an excellent way to boost your chances of obtaining these rare items. In Darktide, the developers have removed the restrictions placed on merging talismans which were put in Vermintide 2, the players can now pile any of their choices.

The weapon that occasionally drops at the completion of quests can be replaced with a Curio once you discover three of them with a 15% Curio drop chance. This gives you a 45% chance of receiving a Curio rather than a weapon when a mission ends. There is another way of getting the Darktide Curios from the Sire Melk’s Requisitorium only if you have Trust Level 11, though it’s not suitable to invest here if desire to spend your money on orange firearms.

How to Upgrade Darktide Curios

In the same way that you can improve the effectiveness of your weapons, you can also improve the Curios talismans. Start by taking the Curio you would like to upgrade to the Shrine of the Omnissiah, where you can have the Tech Priest Consecrate it. Remember, upgrading a Curio does not affect the current benefits. All Curios are endowed with a boon and can store a maximum of three perks. The Tech-Priest basically provides an additional benefit to the item each time it is upgraded. It’s a roll of the dice which bonuses you receive while enhancing Curios, although you can easily swap them out for something else by using the ‘Refine Item’ in the Shrine of the Omnissiah. But sadly, there are some elements that are not introduced in the game in the release and this feature is also one of them and it will not come for some time.

That wraps up our walkthrough about Warhammer 40K Darktide Curios items and hopefully, you have got all the information you should need to know about it. If yes, don’t forget to check out the other latest video game guides from our hub.