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Plunderer's Instinct is a General PerkIconHelp perksIconHelp perksIconHelp perks available to all SurvivorsIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivor.

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IconPerks plunderersInstinct
Cost
2,500
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3,250
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4,000
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Description
Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability and improves your Luck when finding ItemsIconHelp itemsIconHelp itemsIconHelp items in ChestsIconHelp chestsIconHelp chestsIconHelp chests:
  • The AurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of the following objects are revealed to you within 16/24/32 metres:
    • Closed Chests located in the environment.
    • Items sitting inside opened Chests.
    • Items dropped in the environment.
  • Increases the Odds of finding Items of higher Rarities in Chests slightly/moderately/considerably .
"The pioneers used to loot these babies for hours." — Aizeyu, The Lost Tapes



History

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks plunderersInstinct 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.

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks plunderersInstinct 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.

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks plunderersInstinct 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.

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks plunderersInstinct 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

  • Change: changed the chance modifier to find an Item of a higher Rarity to considerably across all Tiers in the Perk's description.
    • This only changes the Perk's description, as in the code, the chance modifier still increases with each Tier.

Patch 3.3.0

  • QoL: 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-KitsIconItems firstAidKitIconItems firstAidKitIconItems firstAidKit 37 % 23 %
ToolboxesIconItems toolboxIconItems toolboxIconItems toolbox 37 % 37 %
FlashlightsIconItems flashlightIconItems flashlightIconItems flashlight 16 % 16 %
KeysIconItems keyIconItems keyIconItems key 7 % 14 %
MapsIconItems mapIconItems mapIconItems map 2 % 10 %


Trivia

  • The flavour 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.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Plunderer's Instinct does not interact with the Luck mechanic.

Description

  • While not mentioned in the in-game description, Plunderer's Instinct actually increases the Odds of finding rarer Items with each Tier, though it is not clear what the coded modifier values (1/2/3) represent and how they interact with the loot tables.
    • This is why the description on the Wiki does not use the clear values but, like in the case of PredatorIconPerks predatorIconPerks predatorIconPerks predator, refers to modifier adjectives instead.


Video

Plunderer's Instinct revealing Chest Auras


Gallery

Chest Auras revealed by Plunderer's Instinct
PerkPhoto PlunderersInstinct


References

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