How To Get Barkskin Trait In Remnant 2

Have the heart to obtain the Doe's Eye from Meidra in Yaesha.

Barkskin Trait in Remnant 2 belongs to the optional Traits category that can only be unlocked via special quests or objectives. These Traits differ from Core Traits (available for all 4 classes from the beginning) or Archetype Traits (traits unlocked through archetypes) as they can be missed easily.

Barkskin Trait is one of the best traits players can find and unlock for any class. Due to the procedurally generated dungeons in the game, it is easy to miss out on this trait. You don’t have to worry; I will help you get the Barkskin Trait without any setbacks.

Barkskin trait location in Remnant 2

Barkskin Trait unlocks automatically after obtaining Doe’s Eye from an NPC, Meidra. She can be found near a tree in the deepest parts of The Far Woods dungeon of Yaesha region. Meidra appears like a glowing Fairy, and she appears once players approach the tree with purple leaves.

From the starting point of The Far Woods, keep going deep into the forest until you reach The Dappled Glave checkpoint near the very end of the dungeon. The forest is teeming with hostile wildlife and foes, so ensure you are aptly prepared to take them down.

The Dappled Glave checkpoint’s location is random for players even on the same run. But don’t worry, Meidra is always available near this checkpoint. If you mess up something, reload the game and try again from the last checkpoint. Meidra has a few questions for the approaching players.

To obtain Doe’s Eye for Remnant 2 Barkskin Trait, always answer with the choices that show your Integrity, Righteousness, and Morality.

These questions can differ for different players due to the random nature of dungeons.

Upon answering all the questions positively, Meidra bestows Doe’s Eye upon players, which unlocks the Barkskin Trait for them.

All answers for Meidra to get the Barkskin Trait in Remnant 2

These are all the questions Meidra asks the players (that I know of). Ensure you only select the options below (don’t worry, as she only asks a few questions) to unlock Barkskin Trait.

Do you slay the warrior or leave him to whatever fate may hold?Leave him.
Do you stop them or let them learn from their own mistakes?Do you give up one of your children or face the threat of enemy soldiers?
Do you push the stranger or risk the death of the five miners?Risk the death of the five miners.
Do you poison him, or do you turn a blind eye to his plots of revenge?Poison him.
Do you convict the innocent or risk your daughter’s life?Free the innocent individual.
Do you keep the money or call out and return it to its owner?Return the money.
Do you give him what he asks?Do you convict the innocent or risk your daughter’s life?
Do you kill your patients to find the cure, or is it better to let the illness decide?I will not kill knowingly
Do you report the thief or allow the poor orphans to keep the coin?Report the thief and let the law decide.
Turn him in to the authorities.Risk death for us all.
Do you take your vengeance or turn the scum over to the authorities from whom he already escaped?Do you treat the rebels, or do you preserve the peace?
Do you save the family, or let the family suffer by spring the unwilling donor?Spare the healthy donor.
Do you abandon your fellow hostages or face death together?Speak with them. Hear them out.
Do you aid the victims or attempt to destroy the goon?Help the victims.
Do you save the family or let the family suffer by spring the unwilling donor?Face death together.
Do you give immortality to all or only a chosen few?All should share in the gift.
Do you forgive them?Yes, I forgive them.
Do you save your son or your granddaughter?Save my granddaughter
Do you torture your hostage or let the crowd fend for itself in the fire?Trust the crowd can fend for itself.
Do you risk smothering the child to save yourself and the others?Risk being found.
Do you give the king the means to kill his enemies or send them away and risk war?Let him kill his enemies on his own
Do you leave the elder to his fate or attempt to halt the tide at the risk of his life?Leave him to his fate.
Do you spare the scion of your family foe or kill him to end the war?Spare them.
Do you abandon your mortal family or live out your days without your one true love?Remain mortal without my love.
Do you leave your eldest to the unknown or risk death in battle?Leave your eldest.

What does the Barkskin trait do?

Barkskin Trait in Remnant 2 reduces all incoming damage by a fixed percentage. By upgrading this trait one time, you receive 1% less damage (per upgrade) from the enemies.

Barkskin Trait LevelImpact
11% damage reduction from all attacks.
22% damage reduction from all attacks.
33% damage reduction from all attacks.
44% damage reduction from all attacks.
55% damage reduction from all attacks.
66% damage reduction from all attacks.
77% damage reduction from all attacks.
88% damage reduction from all attacks.
99% damage reduction from all attacks.
1010% damage reduction from all attacks.

You can upgrade Barkskin Trait up to level 10 by using trait points to reduce all incoming damage by 10%. Damage reduction in the game is OP, and I strongly advise unlocking Barkskin Trait as early as possible. Some players also get confused between Barkskin and Bloodstream traits in Remnant 2, but you don’t have to.

Both are good in different situations. Barkskin helps with defense, while Bloodstream boosts your grey health regen rate during fights. You can pick the one according to your playstyle.

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