Remnant 2: Best Starting Class [Quick Comparison]

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 class to pick? Deciding the best starting class in Remnant 2 could be hard, but there are only five, so I didn’t have a hard time making the decision.

Related: Remnant 2 Best Solo Classes

Key Takeaways
  • There are a total of 11 playable classes in Remnant 2.
  • At the start, 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 suppress the 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

Best For Solo Play In Remnant 2.
Medic Class Remnant 2
Medic Archetype [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: I chose the Medic Class as the best starting class due to its ability to heal and allow you to stay alive for way longer when playing solo.

Picking up from where I 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.

As per my experience, getting hit even once will chunk a decent portion of your health. So, to counter that, I think giving up some damage for some support utility is ideal to stay alive for longer.

  • You will also have access to one of the best guns in the game, XMG57 Bonesaw.
  • The machine gun is extremely good 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 my experience, I have seen some pretty fun builds that you can go with the Medic that make the build fun.

You can opt for another Class to play with if you can evade damage effectively. However, if you’re starting with Remnant 2, I think Medic is the best option.

  • Provides a great amount of healing.
  • The damage output is decent, too.
  • Good for solo play.
  • The damage is not as high as you would want.

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]
I have covered most of the aspects of the Medic Archetype in the sections above. But before I conclude my Remnant 2 Best Starting Class, it’s best first to cover a little about the class.

Below are some of the primary skills you can access as a Medic:

Skill Name Skill Description
Regenerator Generate Relic Charges by healing allies as well as the user.
Healing Shield Shields all allies within 25 meters for 100% of their max health over 10 seconds. Also, generate 20% max health over the shield duration.
Redemption Revives 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.

Alternative Options

Here are some additional Classes worth considering, depending on your playstyle. However, I didn’t include them in my top list for various reasons:

  • Hunter Class: A viable option, but mastering it requires good aim, timing, and positioning.
  • Handler Class: While it is a powerful support class, its abilities are heavily reliant on mods, which can be expensive to upgrade and maintain.

And with that, I conclude my guide. Hopefully, you found my article helpful in deciding which class to opt for in Remnant 2. 

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