How to use the Tougher Times in Risk of Rain 2

Breaking down the unique Tougher Times teddy bear item in Risk of Rain 2.

In Risk of Rain 2, players have the opportunity to pick up various items including one called the Tougher Times teddy bear. As one of the more useful items in Risk of Rain 2, the Tougher Times teddy bear gives users the opportunity to block incoming attack damage. Of course, the effectiveness will vary based on things like your base luck stat.

Confused? We’ve got you covered! Below, we’ll walk you through the best ways to use the Tougher Times teddy bear in Risk of Rain 2.

How to use the Tougher Times in Risk of Rain 2

The Tougher Times teddy bear item grants a 15% chance to block all incoming damage in Risk of Rain 2.
The Tougher Times teddy bear item grants a 15% chance to block all incoming damage in Risk of Rain 2.
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As noted above, the Tougher Times teddy bear is an item in Risk of Rain 2 that gives users the chance to block incoming attack damage. When you pick it up, you’ll have roughly a 15% chance to block all incoming attack damage, which is then stacked against your base luck stat. You can continue to stack your Tougher Times teddy bear, thereby bumping up the odds of protecting yourself from all incoming attack damage.

To stack this effect, you’ll need to continue picking up and collecting Tougher Times teddy bears. The more Tougher Times teddy bears you have, the higher the chance of blocking all incoming attack damage. As noted by some Risk of Rain 2 players on the game’s official subreddit, the percentage numbers are somewhat inaccurate, with the ability offering closer to 13% chance of blocking incoming attack damage.

What’s more, stacking this percentage is also somewhat skewed. For example, having three Tougher Times teddy bears grants a 30% chance to block all incoming attack damage, whereas having seven Tougher Times teddy bears will only give you a 50% block chance. The highest percentage you can earn in Risk of Rain 2, as of the time of this writing, is around a 75% chance of blocking all incoming damage.

To get this 75% block chance, players will need to collect roughly 20 Tougher Times teddy bears per run (a feat easier said than done). While undoubtedly an appealing item for players to have, it’s best to keep the limits of its use in mind when playing Risk of Rain 2.

Now that you know how to use the Tougher Times teddy bear in Risk of Rain 2, be sure to check out some of our other guides including how to get Huntress in Risk of Rain 2, how to get Mercenary in Risk of Rain 2, and how to get Artificer in Risk of Rain 2.

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