Warhammer Vermintide 2 – Weapon Traits Guide

Weapon traits can give you explosive ordnance to resource sharpshooting, all of which you'll need to stem the tide of Skaven vermin!

Weapon traits can give you explosive ordnance to resource sharpshooting, all of which you'll need to stem the tide of Skaven vermin!

Turns out there are yet more endless hordes of Skaven emerging from beneath the city streets, and your band of desperate heroes will again have to attempt to stem the tide in Warhammer: Vermintide 2.

You can’t kill a million evil rat men without some proper equipment, though, and that’s where the newly revamped weapon trait system comes into play. Below we’ve listed out all the possible traits and properties that can be added to your arsenal.  

Important note: these traits are based on the closed beta version of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 from before the game’s official launch date! They may have been tweaked, changed, or entirely removed from the full release version coming later this week. When the full game lands, we will get this article updated with newly updated info. If you see any traits with incorrect names or effects, let us know!

Many thanks are due to the fine folks over at the Vermintide subreddit for their hard work compiling all these traits and properties from across the beta releases!

Trinket (Bomb) Traits 

Bomb Trait Effect
Explosive Ordnance  Increases explosion radius by +50%
Shrapnel  Enemies hit by a bomb (but not killed) take 20% more damage for 10 additional seconds
 Grenadier 25% chance to not consume a used bomb
 Unknown Trait Unknown Effect


Melee Weapon Traits

Melee Weapon Trait Effect
Heroic Intervention  Assisting an ally under attack grants both of you a temporary damage absorption shield
Parry  All timed blocks cost 100% less stamina
 Off Blance Blocking an attack increases the amount of damage the attacker takes by 50% for 3 seconds
 Opportunist Increases push strength by +50% against an attacking enemy
Resourceful Combatant  Melee crits reduce your ultimate ability’s cooldown wait by 1%
 Swift Slaying Crits increase attack speed by 20% for 5 seconds


Ranged Weapon Traits

Ranged Weapon Trait Effect
Barrage  Consecutive attacks against the same target increase attack power by 5% for 5 seconds
 Conservative Shooter All successful headshots restore 1 ammo to the weapon
 Inspirational Shot Successful headshots give nearby allies additional stamina
 Resourceful Sharpshooter Ranged critical hits decrease ultimate ability’s cooldown wait by 1%
 Scrounger Critical hits restore 3 ammo


Charm (Potion) Traits

Potion Trait Effect
Concentrated Brew  Drinking a potion deals damage to yourself instead of consuming the potion
Concoction Drinking a potion grants the benefits of all possible potions (effects only last half as long)
Decanter Increases the duration of potion effects by +50%
Home Brewer Grants base 25% chance to not consume potion when drinking
Proxy  Consuming a potion spreads that potion’s effect to your nearest ally


Additional Weapon Properties

Besides these possible randomized traits for bombs and melee/ranged weapons, you can also get additional blue or green properties on trinkets and weapons to increase their abilities.

These properties give your Vermintide 2 character a randomized bonus amount within a specific range, such as:

  • +0.5-2 base Stamina
  • +10-30% Block & Push Angle
  • – 10-30% Less Block Stamina Cost
  • +(%?) Curse Resistance
  • +10-20 Crit Power
  • +2-10% Crit Chance
  • – 5-20% Ability cool down reduction
  • +(%?) Stamina regeneration rate
  • +10-25% Player health
  • +5-20% Power vs Chaos OR Skaven OR Armored OR Monsters OR Infantry
  • +10-30% Damage reduction from Chaos OR Skaven OR AoE attacks
  • +10-30% Revive speed
  • +(%?) Respawn speed
  • +2-10% Movement speed
  • +2-10% Attack Speed

Equipping trinkets from the Warhammer Vermintide 2 menu screen A trinket offering +17% power vs. chaos and +9% attack speed (thanks to Halvars90 for the screenshot)

Those are all the traits and properties we’ve discovered for weapons and trinkets so far! Have you come across any others? Let us know and we’ll get them added to the list, and be sure to leave a comment with the best equipment combo you’ve picked up so far!

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