Remnant From The Ashes – Choosing The Right Class

Choose best class in Remnant From The Ashes' according to your playstyle! The three classes can differ drastically, with different abilities available to each. After all, it can be difficult to know you're making the right choice. This guide will help you decide.

Choosing The Right Archetype In Remnant From The Ashes

Remnant From The Ashes Classes Are A Starting Point

Choosing a class in Remnant From The Ashes is not something that should be agonised over. Sure, each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Although, all you’re really choosing is your starting weapons, weapon mod and armor set ability. Each of the classes’ starting abilities and gear will become available eventually regardless of what you choose at the start. Selecting a class (known in the game as an archetype) will lock you in one style of gameplay for about five hours of play.  After that, it’s RPG mechanics open season with Remnant From The Ashes

Already chosen a class? Perhaps we can help out with another of our guides:

Hunter

Hunter is a long-range class but the weakest of the classes. His weaponry and starting abilities are all about keeping foes at a distance. The mod attached to his base weapon provides the Hunter’s Mark ability. This will mark enemies for Hunter and anybody else in the party to see. It even works through walls! While enemies are marked and remain within 35 meters, Hunter has an increased chance for critical hits. This feeds into Hunter’s armor bonus which allows him to deal more weakspot damage. Finally, his Shadow Walker trait lessens enemy aggro range.

With smart application of skill, Hunter combines abilities to be a true tour de force once levelled up! That said, he’d better hope he has a friend to back him up should enemies get a little too close for comfort.

Hunter excels at long range and is suited to the sneaky campers out there

Hunter excels at long range and is suited to the sneaky campers out there

Class Top Tip

Hang back while your squad rushes into the fight. Build up to activating Hunter’s Mark with sniper shots. Once it’s ready, catch up and join the fight then activate it. This will grant your allies extra critical damage while helping your close range game with your sidearm. 

Weapons

  • Hunting Rifle – A semi-automatic, high damage long-range weapon. It will be as devastating as you are accurate. Damage dropoff over distance is no issue here.
  • Repeater pistol – A semi automatic, low damage weapon. It’ll serve you well at both close and long range with its generous clip size. Can rapid fire with the best of ’em!
  • Scrap Sword – The Hunter’s go-to melee weapon. The Scrap Sword has the lowest damage of our classes’ melee weaponry. Although, it swings the fastest!

Ex-Cultist

Ex-Cultist is a mid range class. Despite the name, he’s not all that sinister. In fact, Ex-Cultist likes to lend a helping hand as his starting weapon mod is Mender’s Aura. This is an area of effect ability that heals fellow squad members. It will last for 13.5 seconds, healing 10 health per second. A full set of armor (which you will start with) recharges this ability faster when dishing out critical damage.  As a result, he can be a real saving grace in tough scenarios. It’s no wonder he is considered the support unit of Remnant From The Ashes classes. When it comes to combat, Ex-Cultist is an all-rounder, best suited to mid to long range combat.  

Ex-Cultist is an all rounder with the main purpose of supporting his two fellow archetypes

Ex-Cultist is an all rounder with the main purpose of supporting his two fellow archetypes

Class Top Tip

Combine the Rattle Weed mod with Mender’s Aura. This gives your team a moment to breath while you heal or revive them.

Weapons

  • Coachgun – A mid to long range shotgun with tight slug grouping. There’s only two shots before the next reload but at close range, it can be devastating. A perfectly capable weapon at long range but damage falloff over distance is very present.
  • Repeater PistolA semi automatic, low damage weapon. It’ll serve you well at both close and long range with its generous clip size. Can rapid fire with the best of ’em!
  • Scrap Hatchet – The Ex-Cultist’s go-to melee weapon resembles a hatchet. This means your whacking range is somewhat limited. That said, it does more damage than Hunter’s sword and swings a little slower. 

Scrapper

Scrapper is a close range brute force tank character. Melee and fire sees him through the day. Scrapper is best used in crowded environments likely to overwhelm. Suited to more action-driven players who want to be in on the action at all times. Scrapper is the only class with no squad assist mod. Instead, his mod, Hot Shot imbues ammo with fire for damage over time on foes. What’s more, this wrecking ball of an class adds 20% damage while using Hot Shot. Scrappers armor trait, Challenger, allows him to brawl more easily, increasing his melee damage. Of all the classes in Remnant From The Ashes Scrapper will be easiest to start with. Although, he will definitely need help from other classes if long-range sniper class enemies are about! 

With Scrapper, the clue is in the name! class

With Scrapper, the clue is in the name!

Class Top Tip

Unleash Scrapper on tougher foes. These usually have an audio queue to let you know they’re coming. Having built up Hot Shot, allow your team to distract the tough enemy at range. Giving it a wide berth, flank the enemy and unload into its back with Hot Shot active. If this isn’t enough, make good use of a charged melee attack before retreating.

Weapons

  • Shotgun – You’ve played videogames, you know how this works! Scrappers shotgun is a close range enemy mulcher with a delightfully large clip size and quick reload time. 
  • Repeater Pistol A semi automatic, low damage weapon. It’ll serve you well at both close and long range with its generous clip size. Can rapid fire with the best of ’em!
  • Scrap Hammer – Given the trend we’re seeing, we would expect the Scrap Hammer to swing really slowly. It doesn’t! Scrapper is perfectly adept at swinging the hammer at speed. It is the highest damage melee weapon of the lot. While that may seem enticing, it’ll be no good to Scrapper if long-rage enemies are taking pot shots at him from afar! 

Can You Change Remnant From The Ashes Classes Later?

In a word – no. Although, this does not mean Remnant From The Ashes’ classes will restrict your gameplay. Everything that determines these three class can be picked up piecemeal later down the line. Your selected class could use a shotgun, sniper or coach gun with a little grinding. The same rule of mix and match applies to armor too. You just have to wait until you pick it up. Alternatively, you could just buy these variations in the game’s hub world. Just bear in mind the class you select at the start will only inform playstyle for a few hours. You can also add new characters, with their own save slots from the main menu. Variety really is the spice of death.

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