Remnant 2: All Archetypes [Perks, Skills & Traits]

With 11 Archetypes in Remnant 2, players have many classes to choose from, so here's a brief summary of each of them and their properties.

Remnant 2 players have discovered 11 Archetypes, including the five secret Classes. Each of these Archetypes is unique in their Perks and Skills, as they were in the first game.

IMPORTANT: If you selected the wrong Archetype, you can unlock other Archetypes and use Dual Archetypes to change them.
Key Takeaways
  • There are 11 Archetypes discovered.
  • In Remnant 2, each of these classes has a unique playstyle and adds value to the team.
  • Out of these available Remnant 2 classes, Challenger, Handler, Hunter, and Medic can be unlocked at the start.
  • Gunslinger becomes available if players pre-order Remnant 2.
  • Alchemist, Engineer, Explorer, Summoner, and Invader are unlocked with progress.

Remnant 2 All Archetypes

A list of Remnant 2’s Archetypes is provided in the summary table:

ArchetypeTypeBrief Description
AlchemistBuffing Allies, Support, UtilityUses powerful buffing Vials and consumable Potency.
ChallengerClose Range, Durable, Hard to KillHas hightened Survivability and is deadly in Close Range Combat.
EngineerHeavy Weapons, Support, TurretsUses Heavy Weapons that deal high damage.
ExplorerFinding Loot, General, UtilityCan find Valuable items for the team and provides team utility.
GunslingerAmmo, Fire Rate, Gun HandlingHas the highest DPS in all Archetypes.
HandlerPet Companion, Teamwork, UtilityUses Pet Companion to provide benefits in both Solo and Co-op modes.
HunterLong Range, Marking, Precision DamageMarks down enemies and makes precision shots using ranged weapons.
MedicHealing, Support, Well-RoundedProvides enhanced healing and increases Relic effectiveness.
SummonerBeing Evil, Health Regen, MinionsSummons Minions to fight for them, and sacrifices them to gain buffs.
InvaderEvasion, Shadow DecoysEscapes tight situations uses its Decoys.

1. Alchemist

The Alchemist focuses on improving the buffs and stats of the team. If your team of archetypes have any consumables, the Alchemist will increase its duration. Using various vials and other benefits, the Alchemist revives you faster and helps you survive for a longer duration.

The Alchemist Archetype in Remnant 2
The Alchemist. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Perks

The following are the perks of the Alchemist Archetype:

  • Spirited
  • Liquid Courage
  • Panacea
  • Gold To Lead
  • Experimentalist

Skills

All Alchemist skills are mentioned below:

  • Vial: Stone Mist
  • Vial: Frenzy Dust
  • Vial: Elixir of Life

Archetype Trait

The Alchemist’s Archetype Trait is called Potency. It increases the duration of the consumables from 10% up to 100%. That means any consumable the Alchemist takes to enhance their skills will now last much longer. Using it, the fights will be a lot more interesting with those consumable buffs.

2. Challenger

If you have played with the Scrapper, then the Challenger is somewhat of a successor of it in the list. Based on my gameplay experience, I recommend Challenger as the best archetype for players who prefer close-range combat. It deals a ton of damage to enemies using its heavy attacks.

The Challenger Archetype.
The Challenger. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Perks

The Perks that you get with the Challenger are mentioned below:

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

Skills

The Skills of the Challenger focus on dealing high amounts of damage at close range. They also ensure that the Challenger will stay durable.

Here are all of the Challenger’s Skills:

  • War Stomp
  • Juggernaut
  • Rampage

Archetype Trait

The Challenger’s Archetype Trait is called Strong Back. With each level, it reduces encumbrance by 1 point, all the way up to 10. What that does is it makes it easier for you to dodge attacks or roll around in fights. As Challenger is a Heavy Duty Archetype, the Strong Back Archetype Trait will be quite beneficial for it.

3. Engineer

The Engineer Archetypes utilize their knowledge and use it to make heavy machinery. These Heavy Weapons are quite deadly against enemies as you can overclock them to make them much more deadly than they already are. 

The Engineer Remnant 2 Archetype.
The Engineer. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Perks

According to my Remnant 2 experience, the Engineer’s perks focus on making its Heavy Weapons easier to handle. The perks allow Engineers to recharge Heavy Weapons quickly and deploy them.

All Engineer perks are listed as under:

  • High Tech
  • Metalworker
  • Magnetic Field
  • Heavy Mobility
  • Surplus

Skills

Engineer Archetype has the following list of skills:

  • Heavy Weapon: Vulcan
  • Heavy Weapon: Flamethrower
  • Heavy Weapon: Impact Cannon

Archetype Trait

Engineer’s Archetype Trait is called Fortify. As the name suggests, it makes the Engineer durable by increasing their Armor Effectiveness. At level 1, the Armor Effectiveness is 5%. It goes up as you level up the Trait, all the way up to 50% at level 10.

4. Explorer

The Explorer Archetype’s role is to find loot drops and items for the team. They get more material than Remnant 2, all Archetypes. Using that, I was able to farm items much more quickly as it has a higher drop rate compared to all other Archetypes.

explorer Remnant
The Explorer. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Perks

Explorer’s Perks ensures that it has a much higher drop rate than before. Using that, you can collect items and Ammo easily. Not only that, but The Explorer also increases the Drop rates of their teammates.

The Explorer perks are mentioned as under:

  • Lucky
  • Scavenger
  • Metal Detector
  • Prospector
  • Self Discovery

Skills

Explorer’s skills mainly focus on increasing the Movement speed or the drop rate of the teammates. Not only that, but the Explorer can also make a fountain that will buff all of the allies in an AoE.

Explorer Archetype Skills:

  • Plainswalker
  • Gold Digger
  • Fortune Hunter

Archetype Trait

The Explorer’s Archetype Trait is called Swiftness. It increases all Movement speeds of the Explorer. The Movement Speed increase starts at 1% and goes up to 15%. It will give the Explorer a faster speed to scan around the area and locate drops for the Explorer to pick up.

5. Gunslinger

The Gunslinger is an Archetype that utilizes Mid-range. As the name suggests, the Gunslinger is a weapons expert who uses their mastery in weapons to deal high amounts of damage while efficiently using Ammo. It has the highest DPS among all Remnant 2 Archetypes.

Gunslinger Remnant 2 Archetypes Reddit
The Gunslinger. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Perks

The Perks of the Gunslinger ensure that they never run out of Ammo unless they are not careful. All in all, the mentioned perks increase the weapon’s efficiency:

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

Skills

The Gunslinger’s skills, mentioned below, give it a higher fire rate while giving extra bullets or increased damage:

  • Quick Draw
  • Sidewinder
  • Bulletstorm

Archetype Trait

The Hunter’s Archetype Trait is called Ammo Reserves. The Ammo Reserves get increased by a certain percentage with each point invested into the Trait. It increases from 5% to 50% at Level 10. You will have more bullets to use in battles.

6. Handler

The Handler Archetype has a Dog companion with it that helps it in team fights. I consider the Handler as the jack of all trades, thanks to its companion. It can deal a ton of damage while supporting the whole team.

The Handler.
The Handler. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Perks

The following are Handler’s perks, which mainly focus on utilizing its companion to support the team:

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

Skills

A list of the Handler’s skills is given below:

  • Guard Dog
  • Support Dog
  • Attack Dog

Archetype Trait

The Handler’s Archetype Trait is called Kinship. With each level, it reduces Friendly Dealt and Received damage by 1 point, all the way up to 10. That means that damage dealt to and by the Friendly Fire will be reduced with each point that you invest in it.

7. Hunter

The best class among Remnant 2 classes when you’re playing with a bunch of friends is the Hunter Archetype. It focuses on Long-range and uses its skills to track down enemies for the teammates. Dealing damage to the Weakspots can make the Hunter more useful for its teammates.

The Hunter Remnant 2 Archetypes.
The Hunter. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Perks

The Hunter’s Perks allow it to use the damage dealt to the weak spots:

  • Dead To Rights
  • Deadeye
  • Return To Sender
  • Urgency
  • Intuition

Skills

All Hunter Archetype skills are listed as under:

  • Hunter’s Mark
  • Hunter’s Focus
  • Hunter’s Shroud

Archetype Trait

The Hunter’s Archetype Trait is called Longshot. With each level, it increases the Weapon’s Ideal Range by 60 cm, all the way up to 600 cm or 6 meters. What it means is that with each point invested in it, the damage drop-off range will increase. And your damage will hit hard for a much longer range.

8. Medic

The Medic is the pure support among Remnant 2 all Archetype. Its main focus is on healing the teammates and providing support to them. Compared to all other Archetypes, the Medic is much better at healing its teammates.

The medic.
The Medic Archetype. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Perks

Medic’s perks are designed to benefit the team members as it heal the allies:

  • Regenerator
  • Invigorated
  • Benevolence
  • Backbone
  • Benefactor

Skills

The Medic’s skills mainly focus on healing their allies. They either heal allies using AoE effects or revive them:

  • Wellspring
  • Healing Shield
  • Redemption

Archetype Trait

The Medic’s Archetype Trait is called Triage. It increases the Healing done by the Weapon Mods from 5% up to 50%. That means the Medic can provide better Healing to their Teammates if they invest in the Archetype Trait.

9. Summoner

As the name suggests, the Summoner is a class that focuses on summoning minions to help it in battle. The Summoner can be used in Solo and Co-op gameplays. Not only can the minions deal damage to enemies, but they can also take their attention away from you. And at times, you can sacrifice the minions to heal yourself up.

Summoner Engineer combination Remnant 2
Summoner Archetype combined with Engineer. [Image Credit: eXputer]

Perks

The mentioned perks of the Summoner give small buffs to the Summoner if they have a minion active:

  • Ruthless
  • Dominator
  • Residue
  • Outrage
  • Incite

Skills

The Summoner summons three different types of minions. They all are different at fighting enemies. And if you were to sacrifice the minions, they would heal the Summoner.

All of the Summoner’s skills are mentioned below:

  • Minion: Hollow
  • Minion: Flyer
  • Minion: Reaver

Archetype Trait

The Summoner’s Archetype Trait is called Regrowth. It increases Health Regeneration. The Health Regen increased by 0.15s on Level 1, all the way up to 1.5s on Level 10.

10. Invader

The Invader is a Secret Remnant 2 Archetype. It can disrupt the enemies by deploying decoys.

Perks

The following are the Invader Perks:

  • Shadow (Prime Perk)
  • H.A.R.K. (Damage Perk)
  • Loophole (Team Perk)
  • Circumvent (Utility Perk)
  • Override (Relic Perk)

Skills

The Skills of the Invader Archetype focuses on deploying decoys and other items to confuse the enemies:

  • Void Cloak
  • Worn Hole
  • Reboot

Archetype Trait

The Untouchable Archetype Trait of the Invader allows it to evade attacks from enemies. It is quite helpful, as it will ensure that you can evade powerful attacks from higher-level enemies, too.

11. Archon

The hardest Archetype to unlock in Remnant 2 is the Archon. For it, players had to data mine through Remnant 2’s files to know how to unlock it.

Perks

Here are the perks that you get as you level up the Archon Archetype in Remnant 2:

  • Tempest (Prime Perk)
  • Amplify (Damage Perk)
  • Power Creep (Team Perk)
  • Spirit Within (Utility Perk)
  • Power Leak (Relic Perk)

Skills

All of Archon’s skills, which allow it to control space around it or buff its nearby allies, are listed below:

  • Reality Rune
  • Chaos Gate
  • Havoc Form

My favorite archetype to use in Remnant 2 is Medic. As a player who has been playing support roles in many FPS games, the Medic archetype suits me the best. However, what archetype you choose is highly dependent on your playstyle. 

With all of the information provided above, my guide on Remnant 2’s All Archetypes comes to an end. The guide lists all of the archetypes that have been discovered until now, along with their Perks and Skills. 

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