Follow this guide to understand about Gunslinger and how can you create a strong build while pairing it with Challenger!
Remnant 2: Best Gunslinger Build
The gunslinger class primarily focuses on high-damage dealing while using less ammo. It is a powerful class if paired with powerful armor and accessories. When Gunslinger is your primary archetype, your main objective is to take the lead when introduced to a new area and dominate your opponents.
As Remnant 2 supports the dual archetype feature, you can pair a secondary Archetype with Gunslinger to unleash its full potential. Apart from damage dealing, you will acquire the powerful guns available, helping to achieve your objective.
Unlike some Archetypes like challenger, this class will focus less on melee attacks as they are not the priority. However, you will keep a mildly powerful melee weapon that does not bear heavy weight, so swinging is easy. Let’s dive into the build phase.
We recommend Spectral Blade Katana for melee as it is lightweight, and you can perform more melee hits in less time.
It works best with the Gunslinger Archetype, as you need everything to be quick and effective.
The Blade deals significant damage upon every swing, and you can combine it with some handgun shots to destroy enemies.
If you pair it with the Whirlwind mod, very close enemies will receive a tornado effect, and you will deal more damage to them.
To place your hands on it, defeat the Sha’Hala boss in N’Erud to get the Eidolon Shard crafting item.
Players must take it to Ava McCabe, along with some Scrap and Lumenite Crystal, to obtain the Spectral Blade.
Best Gunslinger Armor
Players with the Gunslinger Archetype need their movement to be quick, so the dodges are perfect. However, it should be enough to provide damage resistance while keeping the weight from low to moderate.
Body: Fae Royal Body plate
Glove: High Noon Armguards
Leg: High Noon Soles
Head: Fae Royal Headcover
Armor Set: High Noon + Fae Royal
To put up with the problem, combine the body parts of the Fae Royal and High Noon set to get the lightweight armor you need while providing significant armor stats.
Fae Royal Set has higher armor stats than High Noon, so we will equip the body plate.
However, this set provides no toxin resistance.
To make up for it, use the High Noon Soles and Armguards.
Finally, your head requires the most protection to avoid any severe hits. Therefore, we recommend you keep the Headcover from Fae Royal set.
Note that the combination can work in multiple ways and we leave it up to you for trying and testing.
To help you pick the parts, our summary table includes stats for both armor sets so comparison is relatively easier.
High Noon set comes with the Gunslinger Archetype so you don’t have to unlock it separately.
All the abilities of the Gunslinger Archetype contribute to improving shooting skills.
This requires having lots of ammo to dominate on the battlefield.
Hence, we bring the Ammo Reserves Trait which you should upgrade using the Trait points.
As the name hints, this trait will increase the ammo your long and handgun preserves.
Our Gunslinger build has amulets, rings, and other accessories that focus on increasing reload speed, ranged damage, and critical damage.
Therefore, the trait only focuses on increasing ammo capacity rather than picking ammo from the floor each time you run out.
With the Ammo Reserves trait, we recommend you buy the ammo boxes from Ward 13 that will fill your weapons to the maximum limit.
Use these boxes as a last resort when you are either in a tough boss fight or crowded by enemies and you can’t find any other way of getting bullets for your weaponry.
Best Gunslinger Skills
Skill usage is the most important part of any build as it allows you to build confidence on the field and kill as many enemies as you can. As Gunslinger focuses on offense abilities, we recommend you use the Bulletstorm skill.
Bulletstorm skill effects:
+20% fire rate
+50% reload speed for all guns
Semi-automatic weapons become fully automatic, dealing more damage
Nightfall + Dreadwalker mod = infinite magazine, deadly combo
Gunslingers get increased range with Bulletstorm, good for distant enemies
Skill duration: 20 seconds
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Quick Draw skill for clearing dungeons:
Fires six bullets in a single shot
Instantly clears one-shot group if possible
Best Gunslinger Perks
Perks are passive abilities for Gunslinger that are applied at all times. These work to improve the stats to enhance the gameplay experience. Players will unlock these perks on their way from level 0 to level 10. Moreover, they will automatically upgrade as your level increases which will further buff the stats.
The Prime Perk for the Gunslinger Archetype, called “Loaded,” offers a powerful advantage. When you activate a skill, it will reload all your weapons and grant you an endless ammo reserve for the first five seconds. Here’s a technique to maximize the benefits of this perk:
Wait until your weapons’ magazines are empty or nearly empty.
When your weapons need reloading, activate the Bulletstorm skill.
By doing this, your magazines will be instantly refilled, and you’ll have another full round of ammunition without the need for manual reloading.
The Swift Shot perk is a damage perk that enhances your Fire rate and Ranged damage in the game. Here’s how it works:
At the initial unlock stage, it provides a 1.5% increase in Fire rate and a 2.5% increase in Ranged damage.
After upgrading it to level 6, these values increase significantly to 15% for Fire rate and 25% for Ranged damage.
The Swift Shot perk is particularly beneficial for long-range combat situations, making it easier to deal with enemies from a distance. However, it’s important to switch to an automatic handgun or melee weapon when enemies get too close for effective close-range combat.
This is a Team Perk as it awards 20% additional ammo upon picking from the floor or the dead bodies of your enemies. Team Perk means that the passive effect applies to your teammates as well where the extra ammo is equally distributed.
This utility perk will get you a 10% Reload speed increase. Combining this addition with the enhancement we get from skill usage and mods can have a huge effect on the reload timing. This makes your semi-automatic or single-bullet weapons nearly automatic which lets you kill more enemies quickly.
Sleight Of Hands
The Relic Perk is essential in gameplay as it will reload the weapon in your hands when you use the equipped relic. Pair this with the Prime Perk to keep your magazines full for a longer period.
Secondary Archetype Choice
Gunslinger helps in long-range combat while having moderate support in close-range. Therefore, we seek a Secondary Archetype that fulfills that aspect of this build. Challenger is an optimal choice as the desired Archetype has a tanky nature and can resist heavy enemy damage for a longer instant.
Note that if you keep Challenger as the Secondary Archetype, you will only have access to its Prime Perk, Die Hard, and the selected ability. Moreover, our recommendation for the skill is Juggernaut as it enhances your melee damage and armor stats. This helps you become a tank and absorb high damage while dominating your enemies.
Players can unlock Challenger by purchasing the crafting item from Ward 13 and bringing it to Wallace so he can craft the engram. The gunslinger-Challenger build is one of the strongest builds in Remnant 2 that offers high damage-dealing reducing damage intake.
For a DPS-focused approach, players can pair Gunslinger with the Hunter Archetype to enhance damage to a dangerous point.
That is all about the Gunslinger build in Remnant 2. Ensure you gather the required equipment and accessory items needed for this build. Gunslinger is a potential Archetype choice and has a high pick rate among players due to strong offense abilities. Its combination with Challenger improves the close-range combat, making you unstoppable.
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