Best DPS Build For Highest Damage In Remnant 2

If you are looking for a build to do the highest damage in Remnant 2 consider this DPS glass-cannon build.

Remnant 2 lets you craft several different builds owing to its deep customization suite. A high DPS build is one of the most sought-after builds, which maximizes your damage output potential to instantly melt bosses and enemies. These builds are especially useful in Apocalypse runs but can be difficult to set up.

This guide will look at the best high DPS build in Remnant 2. The guide below covers everything from the best Archetype combo and skills to the best rings and amulets. Without wasting any more time, let’s get into it.

Best Archetype Combo and Skills

Primary: Hunter

The primary Archetype we will choose for this build is the Hunter class since it can be obtained right from the beginning of the game and is also a decent offensive class.

The Hunter class is an expert in long-range combat and accurate shooting, but it also has many useful skills that complement an offensive playstyle.

The primary skill for the DPS build in Remnant 2 is the Hunter’s Shroud Skill. This skill makes the Hunter Shrouded, making the guy a harder target to hit. As you exit the Shrouded state, you receive a significant bonus to your Melee and Ranged damage output, which adds to your overall DPS value.

Since this skill is unlocked later in the game, though, you can substitute this one for the Hunter’s Mark Skill. This skill marks every enemy within a small radius of the character and grants a slight increase in Melee and Ranged Damage within that radius. Though this increase/bonus isn’t as high as in the former skill, the Hunter’s Mark skill is still highly effective, especially in the game’s early stages.

Lastly, the Dead to Rights Hunter Prime Perk also significantly adds to your DPS value since it increases your skills’ duration whenever you deal with a certain amount of Weakspot Damage.

Secondary: Gunslinger

The secondary Archetype we will choose in this build is the Gunslinger Archetype. Like the hunter class, the Gunslinger specializes in the offensive side – specifically by dealing large amounts of raw damage and conserving ammunition.

The secondary skill we use in this DPS build is the Gunslinger’s Bulletstorm Skill, which increases your ranged weapon’s fire rate and reload speed in Remnant 2. A high fire rate is highly important to increase your DPS value, and the reload speed is important to compensate for the high fire rate by emptying your mags quickly.

The Gunslinger’s Prime Perk called Loaded instantly grants a reload for all of your weapons and gives you infinite ammunition for a short period. Combine this with the high fire rate of the Hunter’s prime perk and you become a bloodthirsty machine.

Best Weapons for DPS Build

If you want to build a build that focuses purely on the damage you deal per second, choosing the right weapons becomes the foundation of it. If you opt for that kind of build, it is recommended that you choose a gun with a large magazine size and fire rate.

Long Gun: XMG57 Bonesaw

Weapon Mod: Hot Shot

Mutator: Battery

The XMG57 Bonesaw is a machine gun with an insanely large magazine size of 150 and deadly accuracy. Moreover, the reticle becomes smaller and smaller the longer you fire the gun, making your shots more accurate with time.

However, the gun also overheats while you are firing constantly, so you might need to pause occasionally. One more con of the Bonesaw is that reloading takes a long time. However, we already solved that problem with the Archetype’s skills and perks mentioned previously.

Lastly, using the Hot Shot as your main weapon mod for the Bonesaw would be best. This weapon mod greatly increases the Ranged Damage you deal with and inflicts the enemy hit with Burning, which adds heavily to your overall DPS.

Regarding the Mutator, we recommend using Battery as it increases your critical damage by +10% for every 400 mod power used by the weapon mod in use. This increases your damage output considerably.

Handgun: Enigma

Weapon Mod: Chaos Driver

Mutator: Prophecy

Since you already have the Bonesaw to tear through enemies from long range, the Enigma would be the best weapon to handle your close-quarter encounters.

You can even pull out this weapon when the Bonesaw is overheated or needs a reload, and it will do the job just fine. Apart from a decent damage output, the Enigma’s electric beams inflict enemies with Overloaded.

This weapon comes with the Chaos Driver weapon mod, which adds huge Shock damage to the weapon’s base damage. To further accentuate the weapon, you can add the Prophecy Mutator which allows you to recharge your weapon mod much quicker.

Melee: Stonebreaker

Weapon Mod: Faultline

Mutator: Overdrive

While this build is mainly centered around ranged weapons, having a good melee weapon can give you an upper hand in close-quarters combat situations. The Stone Breaker is one of the best melee weapons to have in Remnant 2 due to its high damage output.

This weapon comes with the Faultline weapon mod, a charged attack that deals damage along a large AOE, making it perfect for crowd control. Regarding the Mutator, we recommend going with Overdrive, which increases melee critical hit chance by 7.5% for 5 seconds, giving you a much-needed damage boost.

Best Traits for DPS Build

Since this DPS build requires you to constantly rain rounds on your enemies, you will run out of ammunition. Besides some of the perks and skills we can use to counter this problem, we can also solve it with an important Trait – Ammo Reserves.

What this Trait does is pretty much self-explanatory – it grants you an extra reserve of ammunition. With this Trait in your arsenal, you won’t need to worry about running out of ammunition anytime soon.

Some other Traits that you can focus on are Vigor and Longshot. Vigor is important to bump up your HP since we won’t focus much on defense in this build. Longshot, on the other hand, increases your Weapon Ideal range tenfold.


Selecting a suitable Relic can make or break your build, so choosing one carefully is best. The best Relic to use for a high DPS Remnant 2 build would probably be the Tormented Heart.

Apart from increasing your Use Speed to a certain extent, this relic also deals a significant amount of Explosive damage to all nearby enemies. Although this Relic is a great addition for a higher DPS value, it would be best to use this Relic in the right situation.

Best Rings and Amulets for high DPS build

Rings and Amulets offer various bonuses for your character. Remnant 2 builds can benefit greatly from these accessories – if you use the best ones for them.

The best Amulet for a greater DPS Value in Remnant 2 would most likely be the Indignant Fetish, which increases the damage you deal with for every amount you take. This is a double-edged sword, though, and will be used best wisely.

Rings can also significantly increase your overall DPS output if you choose them based on their compatibility with your skills. Below is a list of Rings that work best with this Remnant 2 DPS build.

  • Gunslinger’s Ring: Increase your reload and weapon switch speed.
  • Zania’s Malice: Increase your overall Weak Spot Damage dealt.
  • Compulsion Loop: Increases your fire rate and melee attack speed after killing a target.
  • Stone of Expanse: Increase your ranged damage at the expense of all other types of damage.


Since this is meant to be a DPS build, Armor doesn’t hold much significance because we want to put everything we have into offense. That said, choosing any armor with this build would work just fine.

If you’re looking for a recommendation, I’d recommend something lightweight since you are already slinging around some heavy gear. Having some mobility left would bring about a smoother playstyle.

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