Very Good Boy


Summons a VERY GOOD BOY that deals 80 damage per bite. Pet the dog to increase his damage dealt by 5% for 60 seconds. Lasts 60 seconds (Max 1)

Very Good Boy is a Weapon Mod in Remnant: From the Ashes. Very Good Boy isn't a Craftable Item. Weapon Mods are categorized as active abilities that provide both offensive and defensive effects to a player or to a team which can be used in battle. 

How to Find Very Good Boy

  • Very Good Boy is obtained after petting the Good Boy next to Wud in Rhom.
  • Very Good Boy is an Account Bind item, this means that it can be used across on all your characters (this includes new characters and already created ones in both normal and hardcore difficulty).


Very Good Boy Notes & Tips

  • VERY GOOD BOY damage increases with the weapon's level, up to 240, and is affected by Mod Damage and Summon Damage.
  • VERY GOOD BOY duration is affected by Mod Duration.
  • Using this mod while there is already a Very Good Boy on the battlefield will replace the one deployed.
  • Very Good Boy will stand still and let players pet him if there are no enemies around (visible or close enough) and he wasn't petted yet. He can be pet again after re-summoning.
  • Petting the Very Good Boy also has a hidden effect: for the next 10 minutes, you will gain a 0.5 health regen per sec buff. This effect persists through zone change, weapon switching, mod removal, Very Good Boy's death or decay, but not player's death. The regen effect is not mentioned in the game in any way, and there is no corresponding buff icon.
  • Since enemies in Remnant mostly ignore summons, Very Good Boy's speed, damage and availability make him an excellent choice for almost any exploration.
  • His tendency to strike enemies to the head makes him very powerful against humanoid enemies, but he'll frequently miss smaller ones.

Damage table

Mod's variable parameters depend on the level of the weapon the mod is added to. Below is the table of Very Good Boy's damage

Weapon lvl Very Good Boy's damage
0 80
+1 89,8
+2 98
+3 106,2
+4 114,4
+5 122,6
+6 130,8
+7 139
+8 147,2
+9 155,4
+10 163,6
+11 171,8
+12 180
+13 188,2
+14 196,4
+15 204,6
+16 212,8
+17 221
+18 229,2
+19 237,4
+20 245,6

Bugs and glitches

  • PC: If Very Good Boy was killed by friendly fire and/or by knockdown attack (as ones that flops player on the ground), he will lay on the ground, ragdolling, barking and creepily twitching his legs until summon decay or re-summoning (inconsistent)
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    • Anonymous

      What can be said about very good boy? A lot. Account bound so he is available right out the gate on subsequent playthroughs, excellent damage, good duration, and can't be beat for mod power effeciency (requires very little mod power). He even has a secret mechanic that gives you regen if you give him pets. Downsides? He bork. Like a lot. I turned my effects volume way down because it was getting annoying. His lunge attack headshots humanoid enemies (which is great) but often sails right over small enemies. 8.5/10 please nerf borking for a perfect 10.

      • Anonymous

        If any devs ever check this, I love very good boy but please turn of the borking. Maybe one bork when he alerts to an enemy, or even borking in combat would be fine, but borking constantly is intolerable.

        • Anonymous

          GAME OF THE YEAR!!
          More DLC's need to come. After Anthem and now Avengers both ****tin the money bed, this game still has secrets and items left for me to unlock

          • Anonymous

            Was this added with DLC? Because i sat there and petted that dog like 30 times in a row back when it was base game. Hoping to get something just like this

            • Anonymous

              I can confirm it adds health regen, but it is 0,6/sec actually. It is shown in the stats when it's active. But not icon or notification about it.

              • Anonymous

                Probably the best weapon mod ever not only does it give you a companion if you are lonesome in single player this damn hound is lethal and will save your butt in almost any encounter unless the thing flies

                • Anonymous

                  Can we all agree this mod is broke as ****? The dog does so much damage and it's charge requirement is so low it's crazy. You can breath on just one enemy and you'll have the dog back. This dude will shred basic enemies and will bully elites in like 5-7 hits. Maybe a bit more, but the elites ignore the dog almost entirely and the dog just slaps them up for free. On certain bosses the dog is useless, yeah, but on regular ground enemies and especially for ADDs the dog just clears the riff-raff like it's his duty.

                  • Anonymous

                    Best weapon mod ever!
                    I want alternative skins for him....and appearance items....and happy barking sounds instead of angry barking sounds >.<

                    • Anonymous

                      Dog barks way too much. I used him for a while but it's really just too annoying to use now. Any way to make the dog NOT BARK. Sucks because this is such a cool item, but the barking.....

                      • Anonymous

                        For anyone not getting the MOD:
                        Go online update your game.
                        Pet once.

                        Did not get it? Probably have to re-roll and find him again.

                        • Anonymous

                          i pet him but i don't get it. how do you ACTUALLY get it? or is this not even an actual mod that can be gotten?

                          • Anonymous

                            Does it have to be on a specific difficulty or anything? I’ve pet the dog like 50+ times and didn’t get anything.

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