[Top 5] RDO Best Ability Cards for PvP

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Don’t know which ability card to use? Here we are to get you going.

Ability cards are often overlooked by the outlaws in the Wild West. This is a real bummer because these cards can often define your character in Red Dead Online. You can even make card combos that suit your playstyle and boost your strength.

Many of them have some drawbacks to balance them out a bit. However, each has its own perks. Some only work on horseback, some are for dual-wielding, and some just make you a beast in the Wild West.

#5 Live for the Fight

Live for the Fight ability card

Dead Eye normally refills by getting kills and taking tonics or certain foods. With this card, You regenerate your Dead Eye slowly over time. This is very useful if you use Dead Eye a lot. You can pair it with The Unblinking Eye card to make the best use of your dead eye. The regeneration of your dead eye can really help you in PvP.

Why it’s great:

  • More supply of Dead Eye.
  • Pairing with Unlinking Eye would give you an immense edge in battle.

#4 Iron Lung

Iron Lung ability card

Your Stamina regenerates faster, and you take less damage depending on your current Stamina level. This card makes sure that you don’t tire out in a fight. Your stamina regeneration will help you run more, and more sprinting means you are less likely to be shot.

Why it’s great:

  • More stamina means you can run better and farther than your opposition.
  • More chance to evade a shot.
  • You can switch positions faster.

#3 Winning Streak

Winning Streak ability card

Each consecutive shot on the same target does a little more damage. This card is really useful for top-notch gunslingers. If you are a fast shooter, this card will boost your PvP abilities even further. It is the opposite of Fool Me Once. This is great if you’re dual-wielding or using a repeater, anything with a high rate of fire. This will help you immensely when you’re in a face-to-face gunfight.

Why it’s great:

  • You can take down enemies faster.
  • Great for close and mid-range combat.
  • You can turn your guns into fierce beasts.

#2 Paint it Black

Paint it Black ability card

While Dead Eye is active you can paint targets onto enemies. Fire your weapon to shoot all marked targets. Each shot drains Dead Eye. Paint it Black has a very bad reputation in PvP settings. It’s considered a crutch for those that can’t aim and is a solution for aim-challenged players. However, because it reduces the bloom of weapons, this is a very good option in general.

This is an absolutely essential ability as it pretty much guarantees a hit. The only thing that will stop your heat-seeking bullets is if the enemy manages to dive behind some cover before you can get your shot off.

Why it’s great:

  • You can basically one-shot people with zero aiming skills :3
  • If you pair it with Live for the Fight you’re basically an NPC with absolutely accurate aim.
  • This is aimbot without cheating.

#1 Slippery Bastard

Slippery Bastard ability card

While Dead Eye is active enemy players cannot lock onto you, and you cannot lock onto them. Other enemies are less accurate when shooting at you. The rate at which your Dead Eye drains is dramatically increased. This makes you harder to hit. Use it when moving from cover to cover or to close the distance between yourself and a target. Throwing weapons and arrows are not affected by the accuracy reduction.

Why it’s great:

  • The name says it, you’ll become a slippery bastard!
  • Great if you’re a good shooter.
  • Combining it with Live for the Fight or Unblinking Eye or both will even out the effect on your Dead Eye and make you a worthy opponent.
  • You’ll be harder to defeat.

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