Red Dead Redemption 2 Poison Arrows Crafting & Recipe Pamphlet

Poison arrows in RDR 2 are one of several arrow types you can get. Crafting Red Dead Redemption 2 poison arrows is relatively simple, and the ingredients for the arrows are fairly easy to find. The problem is that, even if you have what you need, you still can’t craft RDR2 poison arrows without the recipe. That being the case, our Red Dead Redemption 2 Poison Arrows guide will show you both how to craft them and how to get the pamphlet recipe to make them for free, where to find oleander plants, etc.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Poison Arrows Crafting & Recipe Pamphlet
Red Dead Redemption 2 Poison Arrows Crafting & Recipe Pamphlet

How to Craft Poison Arrows in RDR2?

To craft poison arrows in Red Dead Redemption 2, you’re going to need three ingredients: an arrow, a feather, and Oleander Plant. Arrows are available at basically any general store, so they’re the easiest ingredient to acquire. As for the flight feathers, basically any bird will do. Crows, eagles, turkeys, ducks, your choice; every one of them will drop a few feathers. The easiest way to find birds is near bushes or small ponds. Shoot in the air to scare them. When they fly up, use auto-aim to pluck them out of the sky. Then, just skin them and you’ll get the flight feathers. As for the Oleander Plant, you’ll have to scour the land in search for it. This is the most difficult ingredient to get. We’re going to explain them in more detail now.

Where to Find RDR2 Oleander Plant Locations for Poison Arrows?

To find the Oleander Plant for poison arrows in Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll have to search the area called Bayou Nwa, northeast of the town of Rhodes. You’ll be able to find small groups of usually three oleander plants near the river banks of the Kansas River, which encircles Bayou Nwa. We’ve marked three locations where you can find oleander on the map below. The oleander plant look similar to milkweed. You can find them really close to the water; use your special vision to find where they are more easily. Side note: avoid eating animals you’ve killed with poison arrows.

Before you rush out to collect the necessary ingredients, there’s one thing we have to mention. Even if you know exactly which ingredients you need, you won’t be able to craft them until you get a poison arrows recipe, or pamphlet, as it were. I know, it’s kinda annoying, but that’s how the cookie crumbles in RDR2 sometimes. So, let’s see how you can get the Red Dead Redemption 2 poison arrows pamphlet.

Where to Get RDR 2 Poison Arrows Pamphlet Recipe?

To get the poison arrows pamphlet recipe in Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll have to purchase it. Our recommendation is to go to Fence, who has basically anything you can imagine in his inventory. Fence is the vendor in the south of Emerald Ranch, southwest of Emerald Station. You’ll get to Fence’s location by simply following the main story missions. Once you reach Fence, all you have to do is scroll through his wares until you get to what you need, the poison arrows pamphlet. We do have to note that the pamphlet is kinda pricey. For us, the cost was $58. That’s quite a chunk of change in Wild West money, but there you have it.

Free Poison Arrow Recipe Map Location RDR2 – Mysterious Hill Home

Of course, you might not want to spend money on the poison arrow recipe in Red Dead Redemption 2. If that’s the case, you can get find it for free, but you do have to go well out of your way. Head to Bacchus Station, at the end of Bacchus Bridge, northeast of Fort Wallace. From Bacchus Station, head to the northeast, into the hills. After you climb past the rocks and go on for a little bit, you’ll eventually run into a hovel that seems to be made of mainly rocks and moss. There’s a bunch of rubbish next to the right wall of the hovel. There’s a lock box among the junk, next to the broken barrel. Open it, and you’ll find the RDR2 Poison Arrow recipe.

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That’s where we’ll wrap up the guide on RDR2 poison arrows. In case you need help with something else, please feel free to browse our other Red Dead Redemption 2 guides. We’ve got Legendary Animal Locations, Penny Dreadful Comic Book Location, How to Change Horse & Remove Saddle, and many more.

If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.

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    The pamphlet wasn’t in the lock box next to the mysterious hill house when I looked as John.

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