Remnant 2: Best Traits To Level Up [Detailed Guide]

Learning about which are the best traits that you need to prioritize leveling up, amongst the 31 available.

Remnant 2 game city in background with text infront
Which of the 31 traits do you need to prioritize? We will tell you exactly that!

Choosing the best traits is equally important as having the best weapons or choosing the right class in Remnant 2. There are a total of 31 traits in the game, each being a passive ability that gives you a boost in certain skills.

Key Takeaways

  • Traits are passive skills that will give you a big boost in certain aspects of the game. These include damage buffs, health regeneration buffs, and quicker movement.
  • At the start of the game, you are equipped with 5 Traits. Among them are four core traits, and one is your Archetype trait.
  • Moreover, the core traits are the same for all archetypes and require a trait point to level up.
  • However, archetype traits are unique to each archetype and do not require any trait point. They level up with your character.
  • In addition to that, there are 17 unlockable traits that you can get as you progress through the game. These can be achieved by either solving puzzles or defeating bosses.
  • The best core traits would be Vigor and Endurance in the game’s early stages. So, make sure to prioritize those at the beginning.
  • The best Archetype traits will depend on your playstyle. If you prefer melee battles, equip Strongback and Untouchable. However, a universal trait that will benefit you regardless is Swiftness and Regrowth.
  • And as for the best Unlockable traits in Remnant 2, you would want to focus on Amplitude, Rugged, Barkskin, and Revivalist. Other unlockable traits are undoubtedly very useful; however, upgrading these is recommended.

traits tab in Remnant 2
All available traits will show in this tab. ~Image Captured by Gamesual

Traits are a passive skill that will improve some of your gameplay. Whether increasing your health or giving you a damage boost for a few seconds, having the right traits is vital.

Among the 31 traits available, 4 are core traits available to all classes. Although, depending on which archetype you choose, each trait will have different usefulness. If you choose the Challenger archetype, your traits will cater more to max health and stamina.

In addition to core traits, you have specific traits unique to each class. You must carefully choose a class because your entire gameplay will revolve around it. Furthermore, there are also 17 unlockable traits that you get as the game progresses.

Core Traits

Core traits in Remnant 2
The 4 Core Traits every archetype has. ~Image Captured by Gamesual

As already mentioned, there are four core traits that each archetype has in common at the beginning of the game. These include Vigor, Endurance, Spirit, and Expertise. They are explained in more detail below:

Core Trait Description
Endurance Increases Stamina, which is required to sprint in the game. More importantly, dodging attacks also requires stamina, and you will usually find yourself dodging attacks.
Increases Stamina by 3% at every level. (Up to 30%)
Vigor Increases Max Health. This is one of the best traits in Remnant 2, which you need to upgrade. When swarmed by enemies, having a large chunk of health is essential.
Increases Max Health by 3% at every level. (Up to 30%)
Expertise Reduces Skill cooldown. You are often in tight situations where you repeatedly want to use a skill to defeat enemies. In that case, leveling this trait up will be helpful to you in longer fights, where you constantly have enemies appearing.
Reduces Skill Cooldown time by 2% at every level. (Up to 20%)
Spirit Increases Mod Power generation. Weapon mods are charged when you use your weapons in battle, and this trait boosts how quickly you can charge them. Which indirectly means how often you can use weapon mods.
Increases Mod power generation by 2% at every level. (Up to 20%)

Which of these four traits should you focus more on in the beginning? Well, you shouldn’t only boost one and leave the rest. However, focusing on your playstyle will give you the answer you need.

On the other hand, you should level up your Vigor trait initially. With all the skills and weapons, getting a hold of the mechanics in the game may take time. For that reason, having a more considerable max health makes it less punishing if you let your guard down.

Apart from that, never forgot to upgrade your endurance trait, as it is one of the best traits in Remnant 2. Dodging attacks is vital in this game, and that requires stamina. So be sure to upgrade this trait from time to time.

Archetype Traits

4 archetypes shown including Gunslinger, hunter, challenger, medic
Every Archetype has a unique Trait that others don’t have. ~Image Captured by Gamesual

These traits are unique to each archetype. Initially, you will be granted a single archetype trait. However, after making progress in the game, you will unlock the dual archetype system, in which you can choose another archetype as a secondary.

The good news is that you don’t need to spend any trait points to level up these traits. They will do so simultaneously with your character’s level, leaving you with extra trait points.

There are a total of 10 archetype traits; these include the five initial archetypes as well as five that are unlocked later. They are better described in the table below:

Archetype Trait Archetype Description
Ammo Reserves Gunslinger It simply improves ammo reserves by 5% in every level up. The max increase is up to 50%.
Kinship Handler Subdues friendly fire damage by 8% in every level up. Max reduction is up to 80%.
Longshot Hunter Boosts weapons range by 60cm in every level up. The max range increase is up to 600cm.
Triage Medic Improves Healing done by weapon mods by 5% in every level up. The max increase is limited to 50%.
Strong Back Challenger Decreases the armor effect on movement. Reduces ‘encumbrance’ by 1 in every level up. Although the scale is not defined exactly, the reduction can be up to 10.
Swiftness Explorer Boosts movement speed in every level up. The upgrade is non-linear and can improve mobility speed by max 15%.
Potency Alchemist Improves time of consumable items by 10% in every level up. The max increase is up to 100%.
Regrowth Summoner Enhances ability to regain health by 0.15 seconds every level up. This can go up to a maximum of 1.5 seconds.
Untouchable Invader Increases the time you can evade an attack by 3% every level. Increasing this time allows you to dodge attacks easily. The max increase is up to 30%.
Fortify Engineer Enhances defensive potential by 5% in every level up. The max increase is up to 50%.

The answer to this question depends entirely on your playstyle and how you approach the game.

  • Strong Back and Untouchable. If you want to get close to the battle and do some melee attacks, having Strong Back and Untouchable would be the best combo.
  • Swiftness and Longshot. On the other hand, if you’re playing a long-ranged class, Swiftness and Longshot may be the best traits to choose from in Remnant 2.
  • If you’re looking for a universal trait that will always be useful, we recommend choosing Swiftness and Regrowth. These will increase your ability to move around the map and make you more difficult to kill. You can never go wrong with these two traits.

However, a trait that isn’t the best option is Triage; even though it sounds like a fantastic skill, many better traits are available that provide more value.

Unlockable Traits

First boss appeared in Remnant 2
Some traits are unlocked after defeating enemy bosses. ~Image Captured by Gamesual

Remnant 2 developers have also made the game more interesting by rewarding curious players. They do this by making some traits unlockable. So, you must complete some side quests and puzzles to get some of these traits.

These 17 traits are slowly added as you progress the game and defeat powerful bosses. Some traits are better than others, and we will discuss that after describing each unlockable trait first:

Trait Where To Get Description
Amplitude Complete the Labyrinth horde battle. Increases (AOE) the area in which your attack does affect by 5% every level up. Max increase limit of 50%.
Arcane Strike Defeat all enemies and finish all slime monsters in Harvester’s Reach on Losomn. Improves Mod Power Generation from Melee Damage’ by 5% per level. This allows us to make special attacks more frequently—a max increase of 50%.
Blood Bond In Yaesha, complete the Root Nexus boss battle.  Summons take 1% of the damage done to you, every level up. Shielding you from damage. The max increase is up to 10%.
Barkskin When speaking to Meidra in Dappled Glade in Yaesha, answer her questions unemotionally.  Subdue incoming damage by 1% per level up. This includes any damage. Max reduction of damage is 10%.
Bloodstream When speaking to Meidra in Dappled Glade in Yaesha, answer her questions very emotionally. Improves Grey health regeneration by 0.3 per second every level up. This makes healing from injuries faster. The Max boost is 3.0 per second.
Glutton Either eat or be eaten by a co-op partner in Losomn during the Great Hall end event. You could also eat a Dran instead.  Improves use speed of relics and consumables by 3% every level up. The max increase is up to 30%.
Footwork Finish the Train Horde battle in Terminus Station on N’Erud. Improves speed of movement when aiming by 5% every level up. Max up to 50% increase.
Fitness Finish the Vault of the Formless on N’Erud.  Improve evading distance by 3% every level up. Gives you better mobility—Max up to 30% increase.
Revivalist Revive a downed teammate ten times.  Improve revival speed by 5% every level up. This includes you being revived as well. Max up to 50% quicker.
Resonance TBA Expand aura size by 5% per level up. Max up to 50% increase of Aura size.
Recovery Return the lost child you found in the Cotton Kiln area to the old woman. Boosts stamina regeneration by 3 per second every level up. Making you regain stamina quicker. Maximum boost is up to 30 per second.
Handling Finish the first Horde Boss battle on Root Earth Lowers recoil and weapon spread by 4% per level up. Improving your accuracy. Max reduction is up to 40%.
Siphoner Clear out the Dormant N’Erudian area on N’Erud.  Increases lifesteal by 0.3%. Letting you restore health from attacks more. Max up to 3% increase.
Shadeskin Finish the Butcher’s Quarter event on Losomn and stop the hanged man from burning. Improves resistance to Elemental damage by 2% every level up. This reduces the impact of damaging effects. The max resistance boost is 20%.
Wayfarer Finish the second Horde Boss battle on Root Earth.  Quickens environmental movement speed by 5% every level up. Includes climbing ladders or moving through water. Max up to 50% increase.
Rugged Free the captive NPC by defeating the end Horde battle in the Forgotten Field on Yaesha. Raises the health of summons by 10% every level up. Max health increase is 100%.
Scholar Finish the Final Boss of Remnant 2.  Experience gain increased at a non-linear rate, with a maximum increase of 15%.

Amongst the 17 possible traits you can unlock, it is difficult to say that only one is the best. Moreover, since you get these at different stages of the game, the importance of each varies significantly.

However, some of the traits that you cannot go wrong with are:

  • Amplitude. One of the best unlockable traits in Remnant 2 that lets you deal with swarms of enemies quite easily.
  • Revivalist. In tough situations, a few extra seconds are crucial.
  • Rugged. A fantastic trait if you have a summons; this is extremely helpful in later stages of the game.
  • Barkskin. A must-have trait in the game. This increases survivability and makes it harder to kill.

These were the four unlockable traits that you MUST own and level up. It doesn’t matter which class you’re playing; most of these traits will greatly help you. So, make sure you prioritize leveling up these traits.

Gunfire Games have done a fantastic job of customizing the game to a player’s gameplay, not only concerning various traits but also with different classes, skills, and weapons options. Each player can play according to his strengths and benefit from the available traits.

In addition to the best traits in Remnant 2, you must stack up the best weapons. Furthermore, you can improve your gameplay by reading more guides on our website:

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