Remnant 2: All Classes [Perks & Skills]

Learn all about how many classes and archetypes are in Remnant 2 and how their abilities work.

Many players have wondered how many archetypes there are in Remnant 2. The answer is that four different classes, also known as archetypes, can be used by players. These are Gunslinger, Medic, Handler, and Challenger.

Key Takeaways
  • There are a total of four archetypes in Remnant 2.
  • Challenger is the tank archetype that engages enemies in close-quarters combat with its strong defense.
  • Gunslinger is the DPS archetype, dealing high damage to enemies from a safe distance while avoiding close-quarters combat.
  • Handler is a support-based archetype that is also a jack of all trades. 
  • Lastly, Medic is the healer archetype that can revive downed allies with ease.
  • Deep knowledge about the varying archetypes and how many classes in Remnant 2 will ensure good gameplay.

Challenger

As per my in-game experience, Challenger is a tanky archetype that specializes in getting close and personal with the enemy. Thanks to their strong armor, they can tank through powerful attacks and deal solid damage in return. In addition, Challengers also have extra mitigation that they can use to bolster their defenses further.

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Official gameplay showcasing the Challenger archetype

Perks

Challenger has the following perks:

  • Die Hard
  • Close Quarters
  • Intimidating Presence
  • Powerlifter
  • Face Of Danger

Skills

Challenger has 3 different skills with different effects, but only 1 can be equipped at a time.

  • War Stomp
  • Juggernaut
  • Rampage

Gunslinger

From what I have tested in Remnant 2, Gunslinger specializes in dealing high amounts of damage to the enemy with its firearm. They avoid engaging in close-quarters combat and instead prefer to wear the enemy down from a distance.

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Official gameplay showcasing the Gunslinger archetype.

Perks

Gunslinger’s Perks make its damage very lethal for the enemy.

  • Loaded
  • Posse Up
  • Swift Shot
  • Quick Hands
  • Sleight Of Hand

Skills

Gunslinger has 3 different skills that are suited for various situations, but only 1 skill can be equipped.

  • Quick Draw
  • Sidewinder
  • Bulletstorm

Handler

Handler is a jack of all trades, master of none. From what I have experienced, it has abilities that make it suitable for any situation. It can engage in close-quarters combat or stay far away and pick enemies off. In addition, it has a companion that can be commanded to attack enemies.

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The Handle archetype in official gameplay.

Perks

Handler’s Perks allow it to assist its teammates with various beneficial effects.

  • Bonded
  • Pack Hunter
  • Spirit Of The Wolf
  • Teamwork
  • Best Friend

Skills

Handler Class has the following skills associated with the Dog Companion:

  • Guard Dog
  • Support Dog
  • Attack Dog

Medic

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Official gameplay showcasing the Medic archetype.

Lastly, my favorite Archetype, The Medic, is the healing-focused archetype in Remnant 2. With its Perks and Skills, Medic’s healing powers are augmented even further. Many players who ask about archetypes and how many classes in Remnant 2 often end up forgetting about Medic.

Perks

The Medic Class has the following perks:

  • Regenerator
  • Invigorated
  • Benevolence
  • Backbone
  • Benefactor

Skills

The following are the skills used by the Medic Class:

  • Wellspring
  • Healing Shield
  • Redemption

My favorite class to play in Remnant 2 is the Medic. I like it due to its powerful healing gear, which can be a game-changing factor during many boss fights. Medic can not only heal itself but can also heal nearby enemies, which makes it an extremely powerful class in Remnant 2.

And there you have it; with the information provided above, my guide on how many classes in Remnant 2 come to an end. This guide gives players a basic understanding of all playable archetypes available in Remnant 2 as they start the game.

As the game is not out yet, here is how to play Remnant 2 early.

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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