Remnant 2: Top 3 Best Builds [Traits, Skills & Combo]

A definitive guide on how to make the three best builds in Remnant 2!

Gunslinger looking up with a text written 'Best builds in Remnant 2'
Learn the best builds in Remnant 2 including Tank build, DPS build, Summoners Build. Image Credits: Gamesual

There are 10 Archetypes to choose from in Remnant 2. However, there are an even greater number of playstyle options. Whether you want to provide high DPS or want longer survivability, these require a specific build to go along with it. In this guide, we talk about the best builds in Remnant 2, which will be perfect for your unique playstyle.

Key Takeaways

  • Players can pursue a Tank build, Summoning build, and DPS, each supporting a different playstyle and is amazing in its aspect.
  • For the best Tank build in Remnant 2, we used Challenger and Engineer. We also picked Ford’s Scatter Gun, Double Barrel, and Royal Broadsword as weapons. Also, using the Leto Mark II armor set is vital for high survivability.
  • Try to focus on upgrading Barkskin, Siphoner, and Shade Skin traits.
  • We used Death’s Embrace Amulet and the following rings:
    • Alchemy Stone
    • Amber Moonstone
    • Ring of Grace
    • Generating Band
  • Moving on, we discuss one of the best Summoning builds and pick the Summoners and Engineer classes. Weapon selection is less important and more focus is on traits and rings. As for the Amulet, we went with Silver Ribbon.
  • Be sure to focus on Expertise, Rugged, and Blood Bond traits.
  • Moreover, for the rings we chose:
    • Burden of Mariner
    • Soul Guard
    • Soul Link
    • Burden of the Rebel
  • Moving on, we discuss one of the best DPS builds in Remnant 2 and pick the Gunslinger and Hunter archetypes. For this, we pick XMG57 Bonesaw, MP60-R, and Edge of the Forest as weapons.
  • Try upgrading the following traits as soon as possible: Handling, Footwork, Ammo Reserves, and Longshot.
  • Moreover, we choose the Gunslinger’s charm as the amulet and the following rings:
    • Compulsion Loop Ring
    • The Wax Sealed
    • Gunslinger Ring
    • The Vestige of Power
  • Our focus on this build was to increase fire rate, reload speed, and ranged damage. And with that, we got ourselves one of the best DPS builds in Remnant 2.

Title Tank Build Summoning Build DPS Build
Archetype Challenger Summoner Gunslinger
Long Gun Ford’s Scatter Gun Deceit XMG57 Bonesaw
Handgun Double Barrel Bolt Driver MP60-R
Melee Weapon Royal Broadsword Stone Breaker Edge of the Forest
Armor Set Leto Mark II Trainer High Noon
Amulet Death’s Embrace Silver Ribbon Gunslinger’s Charm
  • Alchemy Stone
  • Amber 
  • Ring of Grace
  • Generating Band
  • Soul Guard
  • Soul Link
  • The Burden of The Rebel
  • Wax Sealed
  • Gunslinger’s Ring
  • Vestige of Power
  • Blood Stream
  • Siphoner
  • Shade skin
  • Rugged
  • Blood Bond
  • Expertise
  • Footwork
  • Ammo Reserves
  • Longshot
Skill Juggernaut Flyer / Reaver Hunter’s Mark / Bullet Storm
Second Archetype Engineer Engineer Hunter

Tank Build

The first build we are going to talk about is a tank build. This build will be perfect for players who want to feel immortal and survive without trying. We will focus immensely on armor selection, skills, and rings to increase our ability to take a hit.

Challenger Archetype

Challenger archetype in remnant 2 with all skills showing
Challenger Archetype in Remnant 2. Image Credits: Gamesual

Firstly, for the best tank builds in Remnant 2, you must choose the Challenger Archetype. This class is perfect for close-range combat situations. In addition to that, it can endure large amounts of damage and is highly durable.

It favors players who want to get up close and personal with their enemies while dealing huge damage from melee attacks. They usually won’t prefer weapons with great accuracy, but we will discuss the best weapons for this build in the next section.

Starting Stats
Health Stamina Armor Weight
109 106 110 59

Initially, You will receive some weapons and armor, but that won’t be the perfect choice for the best tank builds.

Best Weapon Choice

Long Gun: Ford’s Scatter Gun

Fords scatter gun is a shotgun
Ford’s Scatter Gun

In addition to being strong as a tank, your character must be as dangerous as a tank. You will use Ford’s Scatter Gun as the long gun weapon. This is a high-damaging shotgun, perfect for our build.

You can get your hands on this by either choosing Explorer as your secondary archetype or from The Red Throne on the world of Yaesha. Simply enter the library while you have equipped the Seal of the Empress, and the floor beneath you will open. Go down, and you will easily find the weapon.

Ford’s Scatter Gun Stats
Damage (without any upgrades) 130
Damage (Fully upgraded) 390
RPS 1.1
Magazine 7
Ideal Range 10m
Falloff Range 35m
Max Ammo 28
Critical Hit chance 5%
Weak Spot Damage Bonus +100%
Stagger Modifier 10%

Weapon Mods are active abilities that can be attached to the weapon used in combat. These include damage explosions, protective walls, and other active abilities. Each weapon can have one mod attached to it, which can be replaced at any time and isn’t permanent.

Energy Wall Weapon Mod

We will use the Energy Wall Weapon Mod for our long gun. This will send out an energy barrier to prevent enemy attack projectiles from coming through for 30 seconds. In addition to that, your teammates can fire through the wall.

This weapon Mod can be found in N’Erud and be equipped on any weapon. It requires only 500 mod power. On the other hand, it can be crafted from Ava McCabe. For that, you will require some materials.

Extender Mutator

Apart from the weapon mod, we will use the Extender Mutator, which allows players to hold a larger amount of ammo per magazine. Moreover, it is perfect for our weapon since its magazine is only 7. At max upgrade, it will increase 40% of magazine capacity.

Furthermore, this Mutator can be obtained from Yaesha after completing the Coffin Event. Simply defeat the mini-boss ‘Rot’, which will either be in Twisted Chantry or The Chimney.

Handgun: Double Barrel

Double barrel shotgun as handgun
Double Barrel handgun

Since we want a perfect close-range character, we are going for another shotgun as a handgun. This is another extremely highly damaging gun that will suit our tank build. Weaker enemies will die by just one or two shots.

You can get a hold of this gun by heading to the Morrow Parish in Losomn. It will be inside an iron safe, and you can get the code after completing the event Head Doctor and Iron Safe.

Double Barrel Stats
Damage (without any upgrades) 110
Damage (Fully upgraded) 330
RPS 2.3
Magazine 2
Ideal Range 7m
Falloff Range 20m
Max Ammo 24
Critical Hit chance 5%
Weak Spot Damage Bonus 100%
Stagger Modifier 10%

Time Lapse Weapon Mod

This weapon mod freezes enemies and slows them down by activating a powerful detonation. The enemies that enter the radius after the explosion will be slowed down.

Whichever enemy is in the radius of 6 meters will be frozen for about 7 seconds. However, it freezes standard enemies only. Moreover, this mod requires 1000 Mod Power.

Adding to that, it can be obtained from Losomn or crafted by Ava. For that, you will require some materials:

  • Broken Time Piece x1
  • Lumenite Crystal x5
  • Scrap x500

Lithely Mutator

This is an amazing Mutator for the best tank builds in Remnant 2. After defeating each enemy in between reloads, the reload speed will increase by 3%. Furthermore, it will last 7 seconds and has a max stack of 5.

After fully upgrading it, it will increase the reload speed to 7%. Moreover, it can be obtained by searching Harvester’s Reach in Losomn. It will be dropped after you defeat Barghest the Vile.

Melee Weapon: Royal Broadsword

Royal Broadsword as melee weapon
Royal Broadsword Melee weapon

This is one of the best melee weapons in the game, with a staggering 102 damage per hit. Moreover, the Pan’s royal guards previously owned it. With a beautiful design and a bulky look, it fits perfectly with our tank build.

The Royal Broadsword can be obtained when in The Red Throne in Yaesha. By completing the event “Arrest,” you will get your hands on the Royal Broadsword. Remember that this weapon has no built-in Weapon mod, but you can add it later.

Royal Broadsword Stats
Damage (without any upgrades) 102
Damage (Fully upgraded) 306
Critical Hit chance 7%
Weak Spot Damage Bonus +95%
Stagger Modifier 11%

Shield Breaker Mutator

This will be the perfect Mutator for making one of the best tank builds in Remnant 2. That is probably because, after every melee attack, you gain a shield of 2% of max health. Since our entire build focuses on melee attacks, this is perfect. You can have up to 20% shield, which lasts 10 seconds.

You can also obtain this mutator from Dwell, who will sell it for 75 Relic Dust and 500 Scrap.

Leto Mark II Armor Set

Leto mark II armor set standing with white background
Leto Mark II armor set

Each armor ranges from Light to Ultra Heavy, and for the best tank builds in Remnant 2, we will use the Ultra Heavy armor. The reason for this is the insane defensive capabilities. However, it will take longer to dodge attacks and consume some stamina.

Stats Body Armor Gloves Head Armor Leggings
Armor 83 17 22 46
Weight 44 10 13 23
Bleed Defense 3 2 2 3
Burn Defense 4 1 3 2
Shock Defense 4 2 1 3
Blight Defense 5 1 1 3
Toxin Defense 3 3 2 2

So, after wearing all that together, your overall armor stats become:

Leto Mark II Set
Stats Overall
Armor 168
Weight 90
Bleed Defense 10
Burn Defense 10
Shock Defense 10
Blight Defense 10
Toxin Defense 10

The question arises, how do you get your hands on such amazing armor? Well, it is found in Ward 13. However, you will have to be on Labyrinth to obtain it initially. Moreover, you need to access the Biome Portal Key to reach Leto’s Stash.

The Leto Mark II is the bulkiest armor in the game. So, keep in mind that it will affect your movement. On the other hand, it is the strongest and exceptionally durable armor, perfect for the best tank builds in Remnant 2.

Amulet And Rings

Deaths embrace Amulet with description and skull
Death Embrace Amulet used in this build. Image Credits: Gamesual

Amulet: Death’s Embrace

Equipping this will give you an additional 20% damage buff when health is below 100%. In addition to that, you will receive ‘Haste’ if you have less than 50% health. Making you even more powerful at low health.

Furthermore, you can find this amulet when exploring Yaesha. On the other hand, you can buy it from Bedel of the Vaunnt merchant for only 400 scraps.

Along with one amulet, you can equip 4 Rings at one time. For this build, we will use the following:

  • Alchemy Stone will improve your base Lifesteal by an additional 5% when you have a Blight effect or negative ‘Status.’ It can be obtained from Losomn.
  • Amber Moonstone will be useful when you have health below 30%. All types of damage received will be reduced by 25%. Additionally, you will become immune to temporary status effects.
  • Ring of Grace will automatically regenerate 10% of your max health over 10 seconds when you take any damage from an enemy.
  • Generating Band will regenerate 3 of your Maximum Health every second when you have an active shield.


Traits are passive abilities that are vital to enhance your build. You must choose the best traits in Remnant 2 for the most effective gameplay. These are the five traits you need for a tank build.

Trait Effect (Max Upgrade)
Barkskin All Damage received is decreased by 10%
Blood Stream Grey Health Regeneration improved by 3.0/second.
Siphoner Lifesteal improved by +3%
Shade skin Resistance to Elemental damage is improved by 20%
Arcane Strike Mod Power Generation from melee attacks is improved by 50%.


From the three available skills for a challenger archetype, we will be using the Juggernaut. This will provide three stacks of Bulwark and increase movement speed by 15%. Moreover, melee attacks get an insane 50% damage buff.

All this lasts for 25 seconds. Whereas the cooldown time for this skill is 60 seconds.

Engineering class in remnant 2 for build with attributes showing
Engineering Archetype in Remnant 2. Image Credits: Gamesual

A cool feature Remnant 2 has is the ability to choose a dual archetype and benefit from his traits. We will choose the Engineer as the second archetype due to its immense armor buff.

Thanks to its archetype trait, ‘Fortify,’ your armor effectiveness will rise by 50%. In addition to that, the Heavy Mobility perk will increase your mobility drastically. You will move a staggering 35% faster when holding a heavy weapon.

The engineer will perfectly complement the challenger archetype when we try out one of the best builds in Remnant 2.

Summoning Build

The next build we will be talking about is the Summoning build. We will focus on improving our summons to help us in battles. Moreover, we will focus on their DPS while the players will equip long-ranged and accurate weapons.

Summoner Archetype

Summoner class in remnant 2 (for build) with attributes showing
Summoner Archetype in Remnant 2. Image Credits: Gamesual

As our first archetype, we will be choosing the summoner. Although this class isn’t available at the beginning, you can soon choose it after you made some progress in the game. This class is fantastic at controlling its minions to fight enemies.

Rather than battling yourself, you can give your minions damage and speed buffs for fighting enemies. Also, healing auras will spawn in their place when your minions expire.

To initially unlock the summoner, you must craft the ‘Tome of the Bringer Engram. You must first craft a ‘Faded Grimoire’ using Blood Moon Essence.

Best Weapon Choice

Long Gun: Deceit

Deceit long ranged weapon in remnant 2
Deceit as Long Gun

This weapon has not only amazing damage but also amazing accuracy. Deceit is perfect for long-range battles. Moreover, after upgrading this, weaker enemies may easily die from a single shot.

 Also, you can obtain this gun by crafting it at McCabe. For that, you will require the following:

  • Imposters Heart x1 (obtained from Faelin boss fight)
  • Lumenite Crystals x7
  • Scrap x650
Deceit Stats
Damage (without any upgrades) 120
Damage (Fully upgraded) 360
Magazine 6
Ideal Range 28m
Falloff Range 75m
Max Ammo 30
Critical Hit chance 15%
Weak Spot Damage Bonus 90%
Stagger Modifier -5%

Ouroboros Weapon Mod

This weapon mod is attached to Deceit by default and cannot be removed. It summons three sword fragments that enclose the player for half a minute. Moreover, it comes in handy when dealing melee damage and is a great Weapon Mod.

Since our build is more focused on rings, amulets, perks, and skills, we have more flexibility in weapon selection.

Extender Mutator

Using the extender, Mutator allows the player to store more bullets in the magazine. This turns out to be particularly useful with this weapon, especially at full upgrade since it increases by 40% magazine capacity.

Apart from that, this Mutator can be obtained from Yaesha after completing the Coffin Event. Defeating ‘Rot’ boss will give you this Mutator.

Handgun: Bolt Driver

Bolt Driver handgun is small pistol
Bolt Driver as Handgun

Bolt Driver is an underrated weapon that people overlook. Not only is it instrumental in close combat, but it is also fully accurate and has great DPS. In one of the best summoner builds in Remnant 2, we want a gun that doesn’t have high AOE because we don’t want to damage the summons.

Additionally, any player can get this from the Water Harp on Yaesha. Simply play the secret song with the numbers: 1,4,0,2,5,0,3,0, and get your Bolt Driver Handgun.

Bold Driver Stats
Damage (without any upgrades) 26
Damage (Fully upgraded) 78
RPS 7.4
Magazine 24
Ideal Range 17m
Falloff Range 52m
Max Ammo 96
Critical Hit chance 10%
Weak Spot Damage Bonus 105%
Stagger Modifier -10%

Helix Weapon Mod

This amazing weapon mod has a mod power requirement of 850. This is great when dealing with a crowd of enemies because it fires missiles that inflict 120 damage. In addition, when hitting, it splits into six smaller missiles that deal 30 damage each.

Moreover, there are two ways to get this Weapon Mod. The first is to explore N’Erud, and the second, is to craft it at Ava’s. For that, however, you will require:

  • Seeker Residue x1
  • Lumenite Crystal x5
  • Scrap x500

Harmonizer Mutator

This improves the damage dealt from weapon mods by 10% at the first level. At max level, however, it improves damage dealt by 25%. Furthermore, it is sold by Dwell for only 75 Relic Dust and 500 Scraps.

Melee Weapon: Stone Breaker

Stonebreaker sword a melee weapon in remnant 2
Stonebreaker as Melee Weapon

Since our long gun focuses on long-range battles, our handgun and melee weapon must be extremely dangerous, so choosing the Stone Breaker is perfect, thanks to its great damage.

We can get this by crafting it from McCabe. The materials required include:

  • Hollow Heart x1 (In Yaesha, Great Bole. Otherwise, dropped by the Corrupter boss)
  • Lumenite Crystal x7
  • Scrap x650
Stone Breaker Stats
Damage (without any upgrades) 103
Damage (Fully upgraded) 309
Critical Hit chance 4%
Weak Spot Damage Bonus 95%
Stagger Modifier 10%

Faultline Weapon Mod

The Stone Breaker has this default Weapon mod, which cannot be replaced. Nevertheless, this amazing weapon mod generates shockwaves that deal 115 damage. Additionally, if you get it at max level, it will deal 345 damage.

It will cost you 35 stamina to generate the shockwaves.

Dervish Mutator

This mutator gives you a melee damage buff of up to 40%. This buff lasts for 10 seconds. To get your hands on this, you must visit Dwell and buy it for only 75 Relic Dust and 500 Scrap.

Trainer Armor Set

Trainer Armor set with a man and a white background
A Trainer Armor set is used in this build.

When creating the best summoners builds in Remnant 2, one of the best choices will be the Trainer set as the armor. However, you can also pick any other medium armor set in this case, but Trainer set seems to have a slight edge.

In addition to having decent armor of 67, you’re very light weighted. Making you dodge swiftly without much hassle. Moreover, you don’t need very heavy armor because you’ll be playing from long-range against enemies.

Stats Trainer clothes Trainer Bracer Trainer Cap Trainer Boots
Armor 36 7 7 18
Weight 18 3 4 8
Bleed Defense 3 2 0 1
Burn Defense 0 0 0 0
Shock Defense 4 3 0 1
Blight Defense 1 1 0 1
Toxin Defense 3 1 1 2

So, after wearing all that together, your overall armor stats become:

Trainer Set
Stats Overall
Armor 67
Weight 33
Bleed Defense 6
Burn Defense 0
Shock Defense 8
Blight Defense 3
Toxin Defense 7

The Trainer set armor can be obtained in two ways:

  • In Ward 13, this armor is sold by the Whispers merchant. They were introduced in the previous edition of the game.
  • This armor set is given when you choose the Handler archetype.

Amulet And Rings

Silver Ribbon amulet used in this build in remnant 2
Silver Ribbon Amulet

Amulet: Silver Ribbon

The reason we choose silver ribbon is simple. We want to maximize damage done by summons, so we use skill buffs. To be precise, the amulet will improve your skill damage by 25%. Moreover, it will also activate ‘Haste’ for 15 seconds.

As for the location of this amulet, you will have to travel to Losomn. Where you must visit the two statues which are holding hands. After that, when you are in the Dark World, utilize the Plain ribbon on the Statue to get the Amulet required.

As for the four rings you can equip, you will want to choose the following:

  • Burden of Mariner is a ring that will reduce skill cooldown time by 25%. Adding to that, it will also generate 10% more Mod Power for every skill cooling down. This can be obtained in two ways:
    • By exploring N’Erud
    • At Drzyr Replicator, you can craft it for only 500 scraps and 10 iron.
  • Soul Guard will allow you to increase a stack of ‘Bulwark’ for every active summon. It can be crafted from ‘Bloodmoon Altar’ using Blood Moon Essence material or found from Yaesha.
  • Soul Link increases the health of the summoner by 5% of the damage his summons deal. It will be randomly located in Yaesha, which you will find while exploring.
  • Burden Of The Rebel is another ring that will decrease skill cooldown time by 15%. Moreover, to obtain this, you must give the Eternal Empress the Thaen Seed in Yaesha.


As for the passive abilities known as traits, you will want abilities that will benefit the summons. You must get a hold of the following three traits and max them out quickly.

Traits Effects (Fully Upgraded)
Expertise A core trait, meaning you will have it from the get-go. It will decrease skill cooldown time by 20%.
Rugged The health of summons will be improved by 100%.
Blood Bond Your summons will take 10% of the damage that you take. Hence you will take 10% less damage.


There are three skills that the summoner archetype has. The first one is the Hollow minion, unlocked automatically. While the second and third are Flyer and Reaver, unlocked at levels 5 and 10, respectively.

For our build, we will prefer the Reaver skill. This skill will spawn a Root Reaver Minion, aiding you in battle. If you sacrifice the Reaver, it will damage all enemies in a 6-meter radius (200 damage). Also, spawning Spore Bombs, which will also do 200 damage on impact.

However, the cooldown is 117.6 seconds. On the other hand, with all the rings and traits in our build, it will be relatively less than that.

Engineering class in remnant 2 for build with attributes showing
Engineering Archetype in Remnant 2. Image Credits: Gamesual

Hands down the best second archetype for this build in Remnant 2. The biggest reason we want the engineering class is because of its skills. It has a skill that will allow you to deploy a turret that will shoot bullets, flames, or cannons. ‘Heavy weapon: Impact Cannon’ will be the most useful and powerful skill here.

This class’s perks will give you a skill damage buff of 50%, meaning your summons will do 50% more damage. This perk is called Metalworker and is a damage perk.

So, using the engineer’s turrets and summoner’s summons, along with the skill damage buff with rings and traits, we have one of the best Summoning Builds in Remnant 2.

DPS Build

If you want to provide large amounts of damage in a short amount of time, then this build is for you. It includes two archetypes, Gunslinger and Hunter, and we will focus on maximizing DPS. Hence, active skills and weapons will be an important selection.

Gunslinger Archetype

Gunslinger class in remnant 2 (for DPS build) with attributes showing
Gunslinger Archetype in Remnant 2. Image Credits: Gamesual

The Gunslinger class concentrates on dealing with heavy firearm damage and ammo conservation. Moreover, the perks and skills benefit the fire rate and are perfect for our DPS build.

Furthermore, it favors mid-ranged battles and can be chosen as the starting archetype if you have pre-ordered the game. However, you can still unlock this class using the Wood Cylinder from Mudtooth. You will then use this to craft the Iron Cylinder Engram.

Best Weapon Choice

Long Gun: XMG57 Bonesaw

Bonesaw machinegun with black background
XMG57 Bonesaw is a Long gun.

Perfect for our build, the Bonesaw is a fully automatic machine gun. In addition to that, it can work in a variety of ranges. On the other hand, the accuracy isn’t as great at times. Nevertheless, it has an extremely high fire rate of 9.5 and is a dangerous weapon.

If you want to get your hands on this weapon, visit Brabus in Ward 13. Moreover, it can be obtained by choosing the Medic archetype, but that’s totally on you.

XMG57 Bonesaw Stats
Damage (without any upgrades) 12
Damage (Fully upgraded) 36
RPS 9.5
Magazine 150
Ideal Range 19m
Falloff Range 45m
Max Ammo 300
Critical Hit chance 10%
Weak Spot Damage Bonus 100%
Stagger Modifier 0%

Hot Shot Weapon Mod

Since we want to focus on firearms, increasing their damage from range seems to be the perfect choice. Hence, using the Hot Shot weapon mod will improve ranged damage by 15% and apply burning damage of 200 for 10 seconds.

There are two ways you can get a hold of this Weapon Mod:

  • Craft from Ava McCabe using Root Ganglia.
  • Buy it from Ava McCabe for only 1,500 scraps.

Refunder Mutator

For the best high DPS builds in Remnant 2, we would want to avoid spending time reloading. This is where this mutator is helpful. This gives you a 20-50% chance of having the spent ammo returned to your magazine.

Consequently, if you plan on obtaining this, head onto N’Erud and defeat the E.D. Alpha boss found in the ‘Tower of the Unseen.’

Handgun: MP60-R

MP60-R a machine pistol in remnant 2
MP60-R as the Handgun

Another weapon with a very high fire rate, the MP60-R, is like a machine pistol. Not only is it perfect for close-range, but the accuracy makes it a deadly weapon in powerful situations.

Moreover, you can get this weapon in two ways, either by choosing the Summoner archetype or from Ford’s chest. This chest is in Ward 13 and is in Ford’s office. Furthermore, it needs a four-digit code that can be seen decorated on the bottom of the flashlight he gives you.

After opening the chest, you will receive the Cargo Controls Key to open the locked door near the containers in Ward 13.

MP60-R Gun Stats
Damage (without any upgrades) 9
Damage (Fully upgraded) 27
RPS 14.2
Magazine 42
Ideal Range 17m
Falloff Range 50m
Max Ammo 252
Critical Hit chance 10%
Weak Spot Damage Bonus 100%
Stagger Modifier 0%

Concussive Shot Weapon Mod

This weapon mod will launch a blast of air through enemies inside an 8-meter radius. Moreover, it will inflict damage of 155 on all enemies. The Mod Power requirement is only 500.

You can either spend 1,500 scraps to buy it from Ava or craft it from her using Root Ganglia material. Whatever the case, having this weapon mod will greatly benefit your DPS.

Bandit Mutator

This mutator also helps you reload less and focus more on constantly firing. It gives us a 10% chance of returning our ammo to the magazine. Additionally, the ammo we got back will have an improved fire rate of 10%.

This amazing mutator can be obtained from Yaesha after you defeat the duo bosses, ‘The Weald Stalker and The Gnarled Archer.’

Melee Weapon: Edge Of The Forest

slim and sharp sword, edge of the forest
Edge of the Forest Sword as a Melee weapon

This melee weapon is a stylish and lightweight sword that inflicts large damage. However, it is important to note that we will mainly fight with long guns or handguns. But having a good melee weapon is still worth spending time on.

The sword can be obtained from Imperial Gardens, close to the checkpoint location.

Royal Broadsword Stats
Damage (without any upgrades) 59
Damage (Fully upgraded) 177
Critical Hit chance 9%
Weak Spot Damage Bonus 105%
Stagger Modifier -15%

Vengeful Strike Mutator

Even though we won’t use melee weapons most often, you may need a strong weapon in intense situations. Having this mutator attached to your weapon will be perfect for when your health is low.

Vengeful Strike allows you to deal 20% more damage whenever your health is below the 50% mark. Furthermore, you can obtain this from Labyrinth World after defeating Bastion during the Bastion event.

High Noon Armor Set

For the best DPS builds in Remnant 2, we will focus on having an armor set that doesn’t weigh us down. But also, it should not be very weak and must be able to take a hit or two. However, we will use the head armor of the challenger instead.

Stats High Noon
High Noon
Bruiser Helmet High Noon
Armor 38 8 15 18
Weight 19 6 9 10
Bleed Defense 0 0 1 0
Burn Defense 4 2 2 3
Shock Defense 4 2 0 2
Blight Defense 0 0 0 0
Toxin Defense 2 1 1 2

So, after wearing all that together, your overall armor stats become:

High Noon Set
Stats Overall
Armor 79
Weight 44
Bleed Defense 1
Burn Defense 11
Shock Defense 8
Blight Defense 0
Toxin Defense 6

There is only one way to get most of this set apart from the helmet. And that is choosing the Gunslinger archetype. And since we are already on that archetype, you don’t need to do anything to get this. Moreover, the Bruiser helmet can either be bought from whispers in Ward 13 or obtained by choosing the Challenger class.

Amulet And Rings

Gunslinger's charm amulet shaped as a necklace
Gunslinger’s Charm Amulet in Remnant 2

Amulet: Gunslinger’s Charm

Without a doubt, the best amulet for this build in Remnant 2 is the Gunslinger charm. That is due to its amazing fire rate and reload speed buff. This amulet fits perfectly since we focus on dealing high damage per second without reloading.

It improves the fire rate by 15% and increases the speed of reloading the weapon by 20%. You can obtain this by visiting Ward 13 after you finish the second world and asking him about his stories multiple times.

Apart from this amulet, you must also equip four rings to improve this build greatly. These include:

  • The Compulsion Loop Ring gives you an additional 5% fire rate and melee attack speed after you defeat an enemy. This effect will last for seven seconds.
  • The Wax Sealed Ring will also give a ranged damage buff of 4% after dealing killing blows. This effect lasts 15 seconds and can be found in The Far Woods in Yaesha.
  • Gunslinger Ring is the best ring for our build. It will improve our reload speed by 10% and make swapping guns quicker by 30%. It can be found in Ward 13 by constantly asking Mudtooth about his stories.
  • The Vestige of Power will also provide a ranged and melee damage buff by 10% after you have not been hit for 7 seconds. To obtain this, explore Yaesha, specifically the Faithless Ticket area.


Apart from the core traits given to every archetype at the beginning, you can unlock many other traits throughout the game. For this build, you must focus on the following four traits complementing our high DPS build.

Traits Effects (Fully Upgraded)
Handling Weapon recoil and spread will reduce greatly by 40%.
Footwork You will be able to strafe faster when aiming by 50%.
Ammo Reserves The most important trait improves ammo reserves by a staggering 50%.
Longshot Hunter’s trait boosts the weapon’s ideal range by 600cm.


As for the skills to be chosen from Hunter and Gunslinger, we will use Hunter’s Mark and Bullet Storm, respectively. Bullet storm is the skill unlocked at level 10, and boosts fire rate by 20%, while also increasing reload speed by 50%. (Has a cooldown of 57.6 seconds)

Hunter’s mark is the automatically unlocked skill from the Hunter archetype. This ability will mark all enemies within a 35-meter radius while also increasing ranged and melee damage by 15%. This skill lasts for 25 seconds and has a cooldown of 67.2 seconds.

Hunter class in remnant 2 (for DPS build) with attributes showing
Hunter Archetype in Remnant 2. Image Credits: Gamesual

In Remnant 2, two classes focus on dealing with high DPS; we will choose both. Thanks to its perks and traits, Hunter is the perfect archetype to be paired with Gunslinger.

Thanks to its Urgency Utility Perk, your weapons will reload 15% faster, and you will get a 15% movement buff. In addition to that, the Deadeye Damage Perk is perfect. Since it improves, 24% ranged damage and 9% weak spot damage.

These two archetypes fit perfectly together when creating one of the best DPS builds in Remnant 2.

And with that, we conclude our guide on the best builds in Remnant 2. Remember that there are dozens of different builds, each favoring separate playstyles. If you want to read more about Remnant 2, check these out:

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