Remnant 2: Best Starting Class [Full Guide]

Out of the many classes in Remnant 2, only a few stand out as the clear choice for players just starting out.

Remnant 2 has a number of different classes or Archetypes that a player can choose from. So many options immediately beg the question, “Which is the best for me to pick?”. Fortunately, our Remnant 2 Best Starting Class guide will explain all you need to know about which class to start out with and why.

Related: Remnant 2 Best Solo Classes

Key Takeaways
  • You can pick from among 5 Classes if you have the Gunslinger DLC.
  • Opting for the Challenger and Hunter Classes is not recommended.
  • The best Archetype to start out with is the Medic.
  • You can support your team, heal them and provide suppressing fire.
  • You can opt for the Gunslinger and Handler if you don’t like the Medic class.

What Classes Can You Choose From?

All Classes Remnant 2
Classes in Remnant 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
A player can choose between five possible Classes when deciding which one to go forward with. If you don’t have the Gunslinger DLC, this number is reduced to four. Given all the options, Challenger and Hunter are classes you should never opt for because of their lackluster utility throughout the game.

So the classes we are left with are the Medic, Gunslinger, and Handler classes. Unfortunately, the Gunslinger class is challenging to unlock; therefore, it isn’t the best one to go with immediately. Handler is one of the more difficult classes to play with in some areas, so it doesn’t qualify either. The one we are left with is the Medic Class, the most popular and the most accessible class to start Remnant 2 with.

Medic Is The Best Class To Start In Remnant 2

Medic Class Remnant 2
Medic Archetype [Image Credit: eXputer]
Picking up from where we left off in the previous section, the best class to opt for is the Medic Class. In games like Remnant 2, playing a support class is always a plus. This is primarily because you aren’t concerned with tanking hits at all. Getting hit even once will chunk a decent portion of your health. To counter that, you give up some damage for some support utility so you can stay alive for way longer.

You will also have access to one of the best guns in the game, XMG57 Bonesaw. The machine gun is extremely good for suppressing fire because of its high ammo reserve and quite decent fire rate. As a Medic, you may think the game will be all sweat and no fun. However, in our experience, we have seen some pretty fun builds that you can go with the Medic that make the build fun.

Finally, you have to play as a Medic with extreme care. You have to use your resources mindfully because of the high cooldowns on your skills. You can opt for another Class to play with if you can evade damage effectively. However, if you’re starting with Remnant 2, the Medic is the best option.

How To Unlock The Medic Class

After learning about the best starting class in Remnant 2, it is only natural for players to wonder how to obtain it. Unlike other classes that require you to progress quite far into the game, the Medic is relatively easy to unlock.

The only requirement for the Medic Archetype is to craft the Caduceus Idol Engram. You must first buy the Medic Pin from Dr. Norah to obtain the idol. The complete recipe requirements for the idol are listed as follows.

  • 1 Medic Pin
  • 10 Luminite Crystals
  • 1000 Scrap

Medic Class Skills In Remnant 2

Medic Archetype skills
Skills for the Medic Class [Image Credit: eXputer]
We have covered most of the aspects of the Medic Archetype in the sections above. But before we conclude our Remnant 2 Best Starting Class, it’s best first to cover a little about the class. Below are some of the primary (not all)  skills you can access as a Medic.

Skill NameSkill Description
RegeneratorGenerate Relic Charges by healing allies as well as the user.
Healing ShieldShields all allies within 25 meters for 100% of their max health over 10 seconds. Also, generate 20% max health over the shield duration.
RedemptionRevives all fallen allies within 30 meters. They gain 50% of their health over ten seconds. An ally cannot be revived with Redemption for the next 180 seconds.


And with that out of the way, the time is here to conclude our guide. Hopefully, you found our article helpful in deciding which class to opt for in Remnant 2. If there is something you wish to let us know, feel free to use the replies below.

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