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Collector is one of the five Specialist Roles in Red Dead Online.

Description

Collectors are explorers who search for valuable items and natural treasures, amassing collections that can be sold for profit.[1]

Task

MP ROLES OVERVIEW COLLECTOR

Seek out the mysterious travelling saleswoman Madam Nazar to acquire the Collector’s Bag and get started on the path of the Collector. With Madam Nazar's help, you will be able to explore the world finding valuable treasures, whether they’re discarded Tarot cards in abandoned camps, buried treasures unearthed with your trusty shovel, hidden family heirlooms and more.[2]

Collector's Bag

To get started as a Collector the player must obtain the Collector's Bag. The standard cost is 15 Gold Bars, while players who had collected all 54 Playing Cards in GTA Online would get the Collector's Bag for free until October 16, 2019.[3]

Collector Skills and Level Rewards

  • Divination: Learn to sense when near Collectibles.
  • Pennington Field Shovel: A state-of-the-art shovel specially designed for archaeological digs.
  • Potential: Learn to detect disturbed earth when using Eagle Eye.
  • Intuition: Learn to narrow your search area.
  • Collector Saddle Bag: A unique saddle bag with extra pouches and pockets.
  • Refined Binoculars: Specialized Binoculars through which dig sites glow from a great distance.
  • Águila Machete: A classic machete restyled for the use of adventurous and belligerent Collectors.
  • Metal Detector: An important Collector's tool which can identify Collectibles buried underground.
  • Equine Assistance: Learn to collect items from horseback.
  • Horse Lantern: Light the path ahead with a lantern attached to your horse’s breastplate.
  • Valuables Satchel Upgrade: Store more items in your Valuables Pouch.
  • Witford Compass: A decorative compass designed to adorn the Gun Belts of budding Collectors.

Strategy

Leveling in the earlier stages of the Collector Role can prove to be challenging, but the effort pays off in the end.

Level Rewards

The most important pieces of equipment to obtain as early as possible are the Metal Detector and the Pennington Field Shovel. Both are absolutely necessary for finding more valuable collectibles such as Arrowheads, Lost Jewelry, and Coins, all three of which are typically buried underground, and at times not within a detectable dirt mound that can be seen once the player unlocks the Potential skill.

The Refined Binoculars are a variant of normal binoculars which function very similarly to Eagle Eye, but are not necessary for locating collectibles. The Valuables Satchel upgrade is a skill unlocked automatically.

Collectibles

The general locations of collectibles can be found by purchasing and opening Treasure Maps from Madam Nazar. Only one Treasure Map can be opened at time, and opening a new Treasure Map will cause the originally opened and incomplete one to be disposed of. This can however be circumvented by marking the locations of the collectibles on the world map. As though the Treasure Map will be disposed of, the collectibles will still be located there.

Each type of collectible, for the most part, adheres to a pattern of where exactly they can be located within the search zone designated by a Treasure Map.

Tarot Cards and Antique Alcohol Bottles can normally be found on certain areas like in or around houses. On objects like furniture, crates, and wagons. They can also be looted from corpses, though the odds are for the most part minimal. As of the Moonshiner's update, agents of the Bureau of Internal Revenue will have a significantly higher chance of carrying Alcohol Bottles. Bureau checkpoints can be found throughout the map and the numerous agents guarding each of them can be killed and looted. However, in any event, if the NPC is burned to death or blown up badly, their corpses cannot be looted and any collectible that could've been found on them will be lost.

American Wild Flowers and Bird Eggs are found in the wilderness. However, it can be easy to mistake the Flowers as a type of common herb from afar when using Eagle Eye. The Agarita and Blood Flower can only be found from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM during an in-game day. Bird Eggs can sometimes be found above trees, and the player should use a varmint rifle or a small game arrow to knock it down, using any other weapon that's more powerful could destroy the egg.

Family Heirlooms are normally inside most houses and buildings. They can be found inside wardrobes, chests, and dressers.

Arrowheads, Lost Jewelry, and Coins are all typically found buried and will require the Metal Detector and the Shovel to obtain. The faster the Metal Detector beeps, the closer the player is to the collectible. At times, Lost Jewelry can be found hidden inside dead trees in the wilderness, and inside houses, normally in furniture like wardrobes, chests, and even hidden inside chimneys. In rarer cases, Family Heirlooms will also be buried and will require the Metal Detector and Shovel as well.

Profit

To gain the most profitability from the collectibles, they must be sold in complete sets rather than individually to Madam Nazar, as selling sets is far more valuable. When getting more than one collectible of it's type, it is still within one's best interests to hold onto it for the sake of completing the collection again. Only 10 of each individual collectible can be held.

Another thing to be considered when completing collections is the quantity of collectibles in each collection, as that alone will greatly influence the time and effort needed to complete a collection. For example, a complete set of Jewelry Bracelets is less valuable than both the Swords and Pentacles variants of the Tarot Cards. However, there's only a $15.50 difference in value between the Bracelets and Tarot Card sets in question, and there are fourteen collectibles in each Tarot Card set as opposed to the Bracelets total of eight.

Collectible Values

Collectibles Quantity Set Value
American Wild Flowers 9 $155.50
Tarot Cards - Cups 14 $240.50
Tarot Cards - Swords 14 $287.00
Tarot Cards - Wands 14 $239.00
Tarot Cards - Pentacles 14 $287.00
Lost Jewelry - Bracelets 8 $271.50
Lost Jewelry - Earrings 11 $364.50
Lost Jewelry - Necklaces 9 $335.00
Lost Jewelry - Rings 11 $378.00
Antique Alcohol Bottles 9 $160.50
Arrowheads 12 $289.00
Family Heirlooms 15 $292.50
Coins 15 $540.00
Coastal Fossils 7 $217.00
Oceanic Fossils 7 $288.50
Megafauna Fossils 6 $321.00

* Fossils can only be discovered with a Metal Detector.

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References

  1. In Game Description.
  2. Official Site Description.
  3. https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/61114/Red-Dead-Online-Frontier-Pursuits-Out-Now
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