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This mod aims to implement features from the Gradius series as well as from other classic shoot-em-up games. Fully documented for other interested mod creators.

Last updated a month ago
Total downloads 23947
Total rating 7 
Dependency string Chen-ChensGradiusMod-2.2.11
Dependants 12 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

bbepis-BepInExPack-5.3.1 icon

Unified BepInEx all-in-one modding pack - plugin framework, detour library

Preferred version: 5.3.1
tristanmcpherson-R2API-2.5.14 icon

A modding API for Risk of Rain 2

Preferred version: 2.5.14
ThinkInvis-TILER2-3.0.4 icon

ThinkInvisible's Library of Extras for RoR2.

Preferred version: 3.0.4
Chen-ChensHelpers-1.0.5 icon

This mod includes helpers that may aid other mod creators. Fully documented, so feel free to check it out.

Preferred version: 1.0.5

License: GPL v3
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RoR2: Chen's Gradius Mod


This mod aims to implement features from the Gradius series as well as from other classic shoot-em-up games.

For this mod's API, the documentation can be found in the wiki.


Use r2modman mod manager to install this mod.

If one does not want to use a mod manager, then get the DLL from Thunderstore.


Gradius' Option
Gradius' Option
- A new Red Item added to Risk of Rain 2. Upon receiving this item, all owned drones of the receiver will gain an Option/Multiple for each stack.
- Gradius is known for its feature of Options/Multiples where in these weapons are invulnerable to all damage, and are able to copy the full arsenal of the main ship.
- For this mod, the Options/Multiples will only copy the main attacks of the drone.
- All vanilla minions (both mechanical and organic) are supported.
- All drones from this mod are also supported.
- Options/Multiples are able to duplicate all attacks of Aurelionite. The Rock Turret will attack faster instead of being copied.
- Options/Multiples will only duplicate the ranged attack of Beetle Guards. Their melee attacks will have multiplied damage, however.
- Equipment Drones will use the attached equipment depending on the number of Options/Multiples it has. This is configurable.
- Documentation is available for other mod creators. Check the wiki.

Beam Drone
Beam Drone
- A drone powered by this mod's API. Check the wiki on how to add your own custom drone.
- This drone shoots a continuous beam on its target.
- The drone is accurate, however, it is weak at keeping its lock on consistently.
- The drone will appear in Stage 3 and onwards.
- The drone will spawn more in Sky Meadow.
- Options also copy this drone's attacks.

Laser Drone
Laser Drone
- A drone powered by this mod's API. Check the wiki.
- The drone charges for a short amount of time, and then unleashes a strong laser attack, dealing huge amount of damage in an AoE.
- The drone will appear in Stage 3 and onwards.
- The drone will spawn more in Sky Meadow.
- Options also copy this drone's attacks.

Contact & Support

More Information

Kirbsuke#0352 made the 3D model for the Option/Multiple, and later used for the icon.
- Contact: or through Discord.

manaboi#4887 helped me edit the icon to make it look like one with vanilla items.
- Contact: Through Discord.

KomradeSpectre#8468 made the 3D model for the Beam Drone and Laser Drone, which was also used for their icons.
- Contact: Through Discord.


- Fix a fatal bug where Options do not work with the new Effects system of Option Behavior.
- Slightly raise the Interactable corpse of Beam Drone so it can still be at least be visible.
- Remove Update implementations on graphical components.
- Change Muzzle effects of Options to SpawnEffects to properly display them.
- Introduce a new API for making spawning of Option effects easier and shorter.

- Fix a bug where the API refuses to create the singleton class of a custom drone.

- Update Compatibility API implementation with Aetherium for the breaking changes made.
- Improve the Death States of Repurchasable Turrets. They used to die only when 12 seconds have passed.
- Add a config option for modifying the Flame Drone's spawn weight on Scorched Acres and Abyssal Depths.

- Update the Compatibility API implementation according to the changes made to ChensClassicItems.

For the full changelog, check this wiki page.

Available versions

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Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2020-12-14 2.2.11 5434 Install
2020-12-13 2.2.10 459 Install
2020-12-12 2.2.9 192 Install
2020-12-12 2.2.8 282 Install
2020-12-11 2.2.7 372 Install
2020-12-8 2.2.6 586 Install
2020-12-5 2.2.5 904 Install
2020-12-1 2.2.4 792 Install
2020-11-30 2.2.3 393 Install
2020-11-29 2.2.2 305 Install
2020-11-29 2.2.1 247 Install
2020-11-28 2.2.0 321 Install
2020-11-20 2.1.4 1139 Install
2020-11-19 2.1.3 334 Install
2020-11-16 2.1.2 731 Install
2020-11-15 2.1.1 1881 Install
2020-11-13 2.1.0 497 Install
2020-11-12 2.0.0 288 Install
2020-10-27 1.7.0 2490 Install
2020-10-24 1.6.4 1506 Install
2020-10-22 1.6.3 535 Install
2020-10-21 1.6.2 352 Install
2020-10-20 1.6.1 347 Install
2020-10-19 1.6.0 160 Install
2020-10-17 1.5.1 615 Install
2020-10-16 1.5.0 525 Install
2020-10-15 1.4.1 287 Install
2020-10-15 1.4.0 30 Install
2020-10-12 1.3.4 814 Install
2020-10-11 1.3.3 550 Install
2020-10-10 1.3.2 54 Install
2020-10-9 1.3.1 525 Install