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Welcome, cowpokes, to the ultimate guide for new players in Red Dead Redemption 2! In this video, we’ll unravel the secrets behind maintaining your Health, Stamina, and Dead Eye Cores. Many newcomers struggle to grasp the concept of these cores, and as a result, they find themselves in sticky situations. But fear not, fellow outlaws, for I am here to shed light on this vital aspect of the game.
Understanding the Cores
Before we dive into the core maintenance tips, let’s decipher what the game has to say about each core. Your health, stamina, and Dead Eye cores naturally drain over time. However, if these cores are low, the corresponding bars for each attribute will refill at a slower rate. To prevent this, you can fortify your cores temporarily. To refill a core, consume an appropriate provision.
When we talk about health, stamina, or Dead Eye cores, we are referring to the center of each core. The outer ring represents how much of that resource you have left. By keeping the inner core white or yellow, the outer bar will replenish faster. Your overall health, stamina, and Dead Eye will improve as you interact with the world and progress through the game.
Maintaining Your Cores
To ensure your cores are in top shape, pay attention to Arthur’s details. Access the ‘General’ tab in the menu to get an overview of his attributes, including any external factors like cold weather or poisoning. Remember, Arthur’s physique fluctuates based on his diet and activity level.
Now let’s focus on the separate tabs for health, stamina, and Dead Eye. Here, you can see the outer bar I mentioned earlier. At the beginning of the game, your health will be limited, but you can gradually expand it to a maximum of 10 bars by completing challenges and purchasing specific equipment.
To maintain yellow cores, donate quality meat to Pearson for his stews. Hunting animals or buying meat from butchers will provide the necessary ingredients. Choose venison, pork, beef, or big game meat. Additionally, simply sleeping at camp instead of in the wilderness will reward you with a full yellow stamina core. For advanced recipes, combine big game meat with mint, oregano, or thyme herbs found in the wilderness. Each herb offers unique benefits, such as a full yellow core or core restoration.
While focusing on Arthur’s well-being, don’t forget about your trusty steed. Overexerting your horse will deplete its stamina, potentially causing it to buck you off during a gunfight. Keep an eye on your horse’s stamina bar and slow down when necessary. Neglecting your horse’s needs can also lead to its demise during intense showdowns.
Tonics and Chewing Tobacco
To fortify your outer bars, rely on tonics and chewing tobacco. Miracle Tonic and Potent Miracle Tonics restore and fortify all three cores. However, avoid using them during missions where gold medals are at stake, as they count as health items. The same rule applies to Moonshine and Health Cure. These options will replenish your outer bar while protecting your health core.
For Dead Eye, use Chewing Tobacco or Snake Oil. Take note that freely looted chewing tobacco has a shorter duration and damages your Dead Eye core. Opt for Snake Oil or Potent Snake Oil for best results. Special Snake Oil is also available. Remember, using any type of Dead Eye tonic won’t affect your gold medal status.
The Secret to Success
By maintaining white or yellow cores, you’ll gain an advantage in shootouts and improve your accuracy. Just remember, draining the inner core of your Dead Eye until it turns red will hinder your accuracy, even with fortified tonics. To prevent this, take a tonic before the outer bar depletes. This will keep the inner core yellow and restore the outer bar, ensuring you remain sharp in the heat of battle.
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