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Best Charms to Use in Resident Evil 4 Remake

You'll need all the help you can get against the undead!

After nearly two decades, Resident Evil 4 has finally gotten a remake! The Resident Evil 4 remake features all of the same familiar features that fans love, with a few new surprise additions, such as charms.

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In this game, there are valuable items called charms, which help boost the player’s in-game stats. There are a total of 30 charms in the Resident Evil 4 remake, and while all of them are beneficial, some are definitely more helpful than others. With over a few dozen of them to choose from, however, it can be difficult to know which ones to go for; thankfully, this list will help you narrow your search!

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Top Charms You Should Use in the Resident Evil 4 Remake

There are a whopping 30 total charms in the Resident Evil 4 remake, almost all of which are incredibly beneficial. However, only a handful of them are truly worth the effort of collecting.

Different charms will grant the player different abilities and stat boosts, so depending on your character build, some charms could prove to be more beneficial to you than others. However, all of these charms in Resident Evil 4 are incredibly beneficial to every player, regardless of character choice:

  • Don Esteban – Gives players a 15% chance of receiving extra shotgun shells when crafting.
  • Chicken – Provides an additional 100% health recovery for all egg types.
  • Merchant – Reduces the cost of all weapon upgrades by 5%.
  • Leader Zealot – Provides an additional 10% health recovery increase for Green Herbs.
  • Striker – Boosts the player’s running speed by 8%.
  • Don Pedro – Provides an additional 40% health recovery increase for Vipers.
  • Illuminados Emblem – Boosts the melee critical hit rate of players by 20%.

Although any one of the 30 charms would be a welcome addition to your playthrough, these 7 charms are more than worth the effort of specifically tracking down. The health and speed charms are especially useful since you can never have enough extra speed or health in a zombie survival game!

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How to Get Charms in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Getting your hands on any of the 30 charms in Resident Evil 4 may seem like an insurmountable task at first, but trust me, it’s not nearly as difficult as you’re imagining it to be!

In this game, charms can only be acquired by purchasing them with tokens. To get tokens, all you have to do is play the shooting range minigame at the merchant’s shop.

Once you’ve been rewarded with a decent amount of tokens from the minigame, you can then redeem them for charms at the merchant’s gumball machine. Feeding 3 tokens into the gumball machine will result in a random charm being spat out, which will automatically be added to your inventory.

You won’t get to choose which charm you get, so it may take a few tries to get the charm you really want. You can equip up to three charms at a time.


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