Remnant 2 Red Prince Choices: Pay Tribute Or Not?

While visiting the Red Prince in Remnant 2, you will be presented with the option of paying him a tribute or facing the consequences.

Upon entering the throne room of the Red Prince inside the Gilded Chambers of Losomn in Remnant 2, you can either pay tribute to the Red Prince by offering him some Crimson King Coins or refuse to pay him anything.

Each choice has specific rewards. To make an informed decision, it’s best to know what impact your decision will have. In this guide, we’ll explore the pros and cons of both sides, including the loot you get for each decision.

Should you pay tribute to the Red Prince in Remnant 2?

The Red Prince is located at the Gilded Chambers in Losomn, you can choose to pay him a proper tribute. If you fail to provide a satisfactory tribute, the boss fight will trigger a change in the rewards offered by the quest.

However, this tribute is not cheap and will require you to gather at least 3 The Crimson King Coins. These coins can be obtained by defeating elite Red Knights, Teleport Fae, who can be found in Beatific PalaceCouncil Chamber, and Postulant’s Parlor within Losomn.

You can carry up to 5 of the Crimson King Coin, 3 of which will be required for the tribute, while the remaining can be used on Night Weaver’s Web to obtain Relic Fragments.

What happens if you pay tribute to the Red Prince?

After the appropriate tribute is presented, a cut scene will follow in which The Red Prince will summon his underlings to kill you instantly.

Upon respawning at the checkpoint, you will have Bloody Steel Splinter in your inventory along with 1 Trait Point, 3 Lumenite Crystal, Tome of Knowledge consumables, and some scrap.

Take the exclusive item, Bloody Steel Splinter, back to Ava McCabe, merchant and weapons specialist at Ward 13. She will use it with 5 Lumenite Crystal and 500 Scrap to craft the Blood Draw weapon mod in Remnant 2.

What happens if you refuse to pay tribute to the Red Prince?

Refusing the tribute will result in an optional boss fight with the Red Prince in Remnant 2.

You can perform an Alt Kill on the Red Prince, an important aspect of this fight. Doing so will make the prince drop his headpiece, the Crown of the Red Prince. To accomplish this, the killing blow to the boss must be dealt with by the Assassin’s Dagger. If you are having trouble with the fight, check out our The Red Prince Boss Guide for additional help.

The fight can be quite tough as the Red Prince can heal himself during battle. However, you can cheese him by using the Summon Tentacle Mod right as he teleports, which causes him to become unresponsive for the remainder of the fight. 

Defeating the boss normally will drop Forlorn Fragment with the other standard rewards. This unique item and 5 Lumenite Crystal and 500 Scrap can be taken to the weapon’s specialist McCabe in Ward 13 for crafting the Firestorm weapon mod.

Dealing the finishing blow with Assassin’s Dagger will reward the Crown of the Red Prince, a head armor belonging to no specific armor set, and all other rewards.

What’s the best choice for the Red Prince?

The best choice boils down to the rewards you want. As we’ve discussed above, each choice presents unique rewards. Depending on what kind of build you’re going for, some rewards may be more useful than others.

The Blood Draw mod impales five nearby targets by shooting chain shards and pulling them in. The pierced enemy takes 275 bleed damage over the next 15 seconds.

It works best with melee builds, especially in close-range combat. It has limitations with being a less-than-ideal option for ranged-builds and most enemies being immune to being pulled in because of the mod passive’s weight limitations.

The Firestorm weapon mod allows you to harness the power of The Red Prince and summon a fire cyclone. This ability applies elemental fire and burn damage while pulling the enemies in for 15 seconds.

It is one of the best mods in the game, offering solid AoE damage with crowd control passive, and the best thing is that multiple firestorms can exist on-field at once. The only downside to this mod is that it not only damages your allies but you can get sucked in, too, if the targeted enemy teleports to you.

The Crown of The Red Prince offers significant Fire and Blight resistance while being lightweight. It can work with any build and is not restricted to being part of any armor set. The main disadvantage is the negative stats for corrosive and bleed shock.

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