Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader - How To Use Medkits
Learn about how you can use the most common healing items in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader.
Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader Medkits are found everywhere, so much so that you'll likely have a lot that you can use just to keep your party in tip-top condition. There's just one problem: the game doesn't really make it clear how you can equip them in the first place. Our guide discusses how to equip and use Medkits in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader.
How to use Medkits in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader
You can use Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader Medkits by choosing the Medicae skill at least once when you level up. Simply using perks and accessories that boost your Medicae skill will not work no matter how much you buff the stat.
What about Abelard?
Abelard is a special case in that he can immediately use Medkits in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader. That's because he has the Field Medic perk by default. He's also the companion who joins you early in the game to make the healing tutorial appear.
As an aside, we think the reason why this mechanic is confusing is because Abelard's Medicae skill is at 25, making you wonder what the heck might be wrong with your other characters.
How to equip Medkits and heal teammates
You can equip Medkits by opening the Usable tab of your inventory and dragging one such item in any of the four consumable slots in the bottom-right corner of your character's model. The item will then appear in the lower-left corner of the action bar whenever a character is selected.
Whether you're in or out of combat, you can click on the Medkit icon, then click on a party member to heal them or remove their injuries. If you're in combat, Medkit usage costs +2 action points (AP), though there are certain talents that affect this requirement. Lastly, increasing your Medicae skill further boosts the effectiveness of your healing. However, we don't recommend doing this since there are more important skills to consider for your build.
Where to find more Medkits
You can obtain more Medkits through exploration and by purchasing them from faction vendors. The former is self-explanatory, since Medkits can be found inside containers (some of which require skill checks before they can be unlocked). The latter involves increasing your reputation and Profit Factor. You can learn more about these mechanics in our trading and faction reputation guide.
In any case, this is how you equip and use Medkits in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader. Don't forget that there are still various items, abilities, and talents that can heal injuries and grant temporary HP.
There are certainly more discoveries to be made as you continue your journey in the Koronus Expanse, so don't forget to visit our Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader guides hub.