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Plunderer's Instinct is a General Perk IconHelp perks.png for Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png.

Descriptions may vary from their in-game version for reasons explained here.
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Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
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4,000

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5,000

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6,000

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Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability:
  • The Auras IconHelp auras.png of closed Chests IconHelp chests.png and dropped Items IconHelp items.png in the environment within 16/24/32 metres of your location are revealed to you.
  • Grants a considerably better chance at finding an Item of a higher Rarity from Chests.

"The pioneers used to loot these babies for hours." — Aizeyu, The Lost Tapes


History

Version 1.0.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks plunderersInstinct.png 16 metres 32 metres 64 metres Unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

Auras of Chests are revealed to you when standing within a range of 16/32/64 metres.

Version 1.3.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks plunderersInstinct.png 16 metres 24 metres 32 metres Unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

Auras of Chests are revealed to you when standing within a range of 16/24/32 metres.
Grants a slightly/moderately/considerably better chance at finding an Item of a higher rarity from Chests.

Version 2.6.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks plunderersInstinct.png 16 metres 24 metres 32 metres Unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

Auras of Chests are revealed to you when standing within a range of 16/24/32 metres.
Grants a considerably better chance at finding an Item of a higher rarity from Chests.

Version 3.3.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks plunderersInstinct.png 16 metres 24 metres 32 metres Unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

Auras of unopened Chests and Items in the environment are revealed to you when standing within a range of 16/24/32 metres.
Grants a considerably better chance at finding an Item of a higher rarity from Chests.


Change Log

Patch 1.3.0

  • Nerf: decreased the Aura ranges to 16/24/32 metres.
  • Buff: added a modifier to slightly/moderately/considerably increase the chances of finding an Item of a higher Rarity.

Patch 2.6.0

  • Buff: changed the chance modifier to find an Item of a higher Rarity to considerably across all Tiers.

Patch 3.3.0

  • Quality of Life: now only reveals the Aura of unopened Chests.
  • Buff: added the ability to read the Aura of dropped Items.


Probabilities

Rarity

The following table shows the approximate probability of obtaining each Rarity Tier without and with equipping Plunderer's Instinct: [1]

Rarity Default Plunderer's Instinct III
Common 43 % 14 %
Uncommon 33 % 18 %
Rare 16 % 22 %
Very Rare 5 % 31 %
Ultra Rare 2 % 15 %

Item

The following table shows the approximate probability of obtaining each Item without and with equipping Plunderer's Instinct, regardless of the Item's Rarity: [2]

Rarity Default Plunderer's Instinct III
Med-Kit IconItems firstAidKit.png 37 % 23 %
Toolbox IconItems toolbox.png 37 % 37 %
Flashlight IconItems flashlight.png 16 % 16 %
Key IconItems key.png 7 % 14 %
Map IconItems map.png 2 % 10 %


Trivia

  • The flavor text is a direct reference to "Pizza Delivery" (Season 1, Episode 5A) of Nickelodeon's Spongebob Squarepants, in which Spongebob states: "The pioneers used to ride these babies for miles", after encountering a boulder in the middle of nowhere.


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References

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