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Ace in the Hole is a Teachable Perk IconHelp perks.png unique to Ace Visconti SurvivorAce.png.
It can be unlocked for all other Characters from Level 40 onwards:

Icon Cost
AceInTheHole.gif
2,000
IconHelp iridescentShards.png
5,000
IconHelp bloodpoints.png
4,000IconHelp bloodpoints.png
5,000IconHelp bloodpoints.png
6,000IconHelp bloodpoints.png
Description
Lady Luck always seems to be throwing something good your way.

When retrieving an ItemIconHelp items.png from a ChestIconHelp chests.png, there is a chance an Add-onIconHelp addons.png will be attached to it.

  • 100 % chance for an Add-on of Very Rare Rarity or lower.
  • 10/25/50 % chance for a second Add-on of Uncommon Rarity or lower.

Ace in the Hole allows you to keep any Add-ons your Item has equipped upon escaping.

"Everything that glitters isn't gold. But gold isn't worth a damn in this place, so this should come in handy." — Ace Visconti

Icon Description
Teachable aceInTheHole.png
Unlocking this Perk makes it available in the Bloodweb of all Survivors
Lady Luck always seems to be throwing something good your way.

When retrieving an Item from a Chest, there is a chance an Add-on will be attached to it.

  • 100 % chance for an Add-on of Very Rare Rarity or lower.
  • Several Percent chance for a second Add-on of Uncommon Rarity or lower.

Ace in the Hole allows you to keep any Add-ons your Item has equipped upon escaping.

"Everything that glitters isn't gold. But gold isn't worth a damn in this place, so this should come in handy." — Ace Visconti

May be unlocked in the Shrine of Secrets or in Ace's Bloodweb at Level 40


History

Version 1.3.1

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks aceInTheHole.png Uncommon Rare Very Rare Lady Luck always seems to be throwing something good your way.

When retrieving an Item from a Chest, there is a 50 % chance that an Add-on of Uncommon/Rare/Very Rare Rarity or lower will be attached to it.

Version 2.1.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks aceInTheHole.png 10 % 25 % 50 % Lady Luck always seems to be throwing something good your way.

When retrieving an Item from a Chest, there is a 100 % chance to find an Add-on of Very Rare Rarity or lower attached to it.

10/25/50 % chance to find a second Add-on of Uncommon Rarity or lower attached to it.

Version 3.6.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks aceInTheHole.png 10 % 25 % 50 % Lady Luck always seems to be throwing something good your way.

When retrieving an Item from a Chest, there is a 100 % chance to find an Add-on of Very Rare Rarity or lower attached to it.

10/25/50 % chance to find a second Add-on of Uncommon Rarity or lower attached to it.

Ace in the Hole allows you to keep any Add-on your Item has upon escaping.


Change Log

Patch 2.1.0

  • Buff: increased the chance to find an Add-on to 100 %.
  • Buff: set the maximum Rarity of the first Add-on to Very Rare across all Tiers.
  • Buff: added a chance to find a second Add-on of Uncommon Rarity or lower of 10/25/50 %.

Patch 3.6.0

  • Quality of Life: added the functionality to prevent Add-on loss upon escaping.


Effectiveness

The following table shows the approximate probability of obtaining each Rarity of add-on with Ace in the Hole III, based on a sample of 450 opened chests: [1]

Rarity Add-on 1 Add-on 2*
Common 30 % 16 %
Uncommon 48 % 31 %
Rare 15 % -
Very Rare 7 % -

* In the sample, there was no second Add-on 53 % of the time.


Trivia

  • Ace in the Hole can add any available Add-on for an Item to it, with the exception of the few Ultra Rare ones that exist.
  • Ace in the Hole extends its effect both to the guaranteed Emergency Med-Kit FulliconItems emergencyMed-Kit.png found with Pharmacy IconPerks pharmacy.png and the guaranteed Flashlight FulliconItems flashlight.png found with Residual Manifest IconPerks residualManifest.png.
  • There is a very rare possibility for a found Item to have two of the very same Uncommon Add-ons attached to it, which is otherwise impossible to obtain.


Video

Unlocking a Chest with Ace in the Hole


Gallery


References

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