Remnant 2 BEST Mutators: Type, Effect & Location

I invested 20+ hours in Remnant 2 and have shared this guide that will cover the Best Mutators in Remnant 2, what they do, and where to find them to maximize your gameplay experience.

Remnant 2 Best Mutators
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Shoaib has played Remnant 2 for 20+ hours and gone through various modes to understand the game, so you can easily trust the information he gives related to the best mutators in Remnant 2.

What Are Mutators?

Remnant 2 Best Mutators
Top 10 Best Mutators in Remnant 2 (Captured by Us)

Mutators are essentially amulets for your weapons. Not all, but most weapons in Remnant 2 have a slot for Mutators so that you can equip them and swap them out. Each Mutator has a different effect on your chosen weapon, so you can mix and match different mutators and weapons for various combat combinations.

There are 30 mutators in Remnant 2. 13 for Melee Weapons and 17 for Ranged Weapons. Each has to be acquired in its way, like the Battery Mutator, which can be purchased from Dwell at Ward 13 for 75 Relic Dust and 500 Scrap or the Bandit Mutator, which drops from The Weald Stalker and The Gnarled Archer dual boss in Yaesha.

Key Takeaways

  • Mutators are a unique type of equipment that can be equipped with weapons.
  • There are 30 Mutators in Remnant 2. 13 for Melee Weapons and 17 for Ranged Weapons.
  • Mutators can be upgraded from their default +0 state to the +10 level.
  • The best Ranged Mutator is the Bullet Weaver, and the best Melee Mutator is the Weapon Lord.

Best Mutators Comparison Table

Here is a comparison table of my best Mutators in Remnant 2. The Type, Effect, and Location of each Mutator is mentioned in the following table:

# Name Type Effect Location
1 Bullet Weaver Ranged Using a Mod increases the Fire Rate
of this weapon by 10% for 7s.
Endaira’s End
2 Timewave Ranged Using a Mod induces the SLOW status on
all enemies within 7.5m for 3.5s.
Terminus Station
3 Bandit Ranged Basic Melee Attacks increase the
subsequent Charge Attacks by 7%. Max 5 Stacks.
Yaesha
4 Extender Ranged Increases Magazine Capacity of
this weapon by 20%.
Yaesha
5 Harmonizer Ranged Increases Mod Damage by 10%. Ward 13
6 Weapon Lord Melee Basic Melee Attacks increase the next
Charge Attacks by 7%. Max 5 Stacks.
Ward 13
7 Dervish Melee Increases Melee Damage by 20%
for 10s when activating a Skill.
Ward 13
8 Reinvigorate Melee Reduces the Stamina Cost of all
Charged Melee Attacks by 25%.
Yaesha
9 Vengeful Strike Melee Increases Melee damage by 20%
when below 50% Max Health.
Labyrinth
10 Resentment Melee Gain 10% Melee Damage when
Grey Health is present.
Ward 13

Upgrading Mutators

Visit Dwell in Ward 13 to Upgrade your Mutators (Captured by Us)

You can upgrade each Mutator from +0, the default level, to +10, the maximum level. Upgrading mutators increases the potency of their buffs and sometimes even introduces additional buffs. To do this, visit Dwell in Ward 13. However, you will need a lot of Scrap and Corrupted Lumenite Crystal to upgrade all Mutators, so be sure to upgrade the one you find useful.

Best Mutators Detailed

It would be difficult to rank the best mutators in Remnant 2 due to the myriad iterations of weapons, mods, mutators, traits, playstyles, and other factors. Still, I believe the list below encapsulates the top 10 best mutators in Remnant 2.

Bulletweaver

Best Mutator For Nightfall

Why did I Choose Bulletweaver?

Your weapons will experience better fire rate which can often provide benefit in combat.

Type

Ranged

Effect (+0)

  • Mod use increases the Fire Rate of this weapon by 10% for 7s.

Effect (+10)

  • Mod use increases the Fire Rate of this weapon by 20% for 7s.
  • Reloading from empty increases the Mod Generation of this weapon by 15%. Lasts 7s.

Location

  1. Head to Endaira’s End in Yaesha.
  2. Atrophy and Rot Stalker will drop the Mutator.

  • Increased Fire Rate.
  • Timing and situational advantage.

  • Limited Duration.
  • Needs Mod use.

Timewave

Best Mutator For Cube Gun

Why did I Choose Timewave?

With this mutator, enemies closer to you can’t make any sudden movements so you can eliminate them easily.

Type

Ranged

Effect (+0)

  • Mod Use applies the SLOW status on all enemies within 7.5m for 3.5s.

Effect (+10)

  • Mod Use applies the SLOW status on all enemies within 7.5m for 7s.
  • Increase this weapon’s Ranged damage by 15% to enemies inflicted with SLOW status.

Location

  1. Go to the Tower of the Unseen in N’Erud.
  2. Drop down the large hole in the centre of the first area.
  3. Continue until you reach a hallway.
  4. Go to the room with a significant energy source.
  5. Interact with this to fight the Restless Spirit, who will drop the Mutator.

  • Enhanced Control.
  • Tactical Flexibility.
  • Can be used with a variety of weapons.

  • Limited Range.
  • Effect duration very less.
  • Dependence on Mods.

Bandit

Best Mutator For Blackmaw

Why did I Choose Bandit?

When ammo is of priority, using this Mutator will give you ammo returns when you land a hit on enemies.

Type

Ranged

Effect (+0)

  • On a hit, it grants a 10% chance to return spent Ammo directly into this weapon’s magazine.

Effect (+10)

  • On a hit, it grants a 30% chance to return spent Ammo directly into this weapon’s magazine.
  • When Ammo is returned to this weapon, it gains a 10% increased Fire Rate for 3s. Duration can increase up to 10s.

Location

  1. Head to Yaesha.
  2. The Weald Stalker and The Gnarled Archer will drop the Mutator.

  • Ammo Efficiency.
  • Fire Rate Boost.
  • Can be equipped on both hand guns and long guns.

  • RNG Dependent.
  • Level Dependence.
  • Limited Usage.

Extender

Best Mutator For Heavy Weapons

Why did I Choose Extender?

The Extender mutator is helpful with LMGs or ARs that can benefit from a larger magazine.

Type

Ranged

Effect (+0)

  • Increases Magazine Capacity of this weapon by 20%.

Effect (+10)

  • Increases Magazine Capacity of this weapon by 40%.
  • Increases Reload Speed of this weapon by 15% when reloading from empty.

Location

  1. Head to Yaesha.
  2. Engage the Coffin Event in either the Chimney or the Twisted Chantry.
  3. Defeat the Rot Miniboss to get the Mutator.

  • Increased Magazine Capacity.
  • Reload Speed Improvement.
  • Flexibility.

  • Limited Upgrades.
  • Requires Specific Weapons.
  • Lack of Unique Effects.

Harmonizer

Best Mutator For Deceit

Why did I Choose Harmonizer?

Your weapons will deal higher damage when equipped with the Harmonizer Mutator.

Type

Ranged

Effect (+0)

  • Increases Mod Damage by 10%.

Effect (+10)

  • Increases Mod Damage by 20%.
  • Generate 25% additional Mod Power for Stowed Weapon.

Location

  1. Head to Ward 13.
  2. Purchase from Dwell for 75 Relic Dust and 500 Scrap.

  • Increased Mod Damage.
  • Additional Mod Power.

  • Limited to Ranged Weapons.
  • Requires Leveling.

Weapon Lord

Best Mutator For Challenger Archetype

Why did I Choose Weapon Lord?

When focusing on Melee attacks, the Weapon Lord Mutator will increase their damage in stacks so you can eliminate more enemies.

Type

Melee

Effect (+0)

  • Basic Melee Attacks increase the subsequent Charge Attacks by 7%. Max 5 Stacks.

Effect (+10)

  • Basic Melee Attacks increase the subsequent Charge Attacks by 10%. Max 5 Stacks.
  • At Max Stacks, the next Charge Attack gains 100% Critical Chance.

Location

  1. Head to Ward 13.
  2. Purchase from Dwell for 75 Relic Dust and 500 Scrap.

  • Damage Increase.
  • Greater chance to land critical hit.
  • Enhanced Combat.

  • Limited to Melee weapons.
  • Playstyle dependency.

Dervish

Best Late Game Mutator

Why did I Choose Dervish?

The Dervish mutator lets me get more damage from melee weapons after using a skill for any archetype.

Type

Melee

Effect (+0)

  • Increases Melee Damage by 20% for 10s when activating a Skill.

Effect (+10)

  • Increases Melee Damage by 40% for 10s when activating a Skill.
  • Melee kills reduce skill cooldowns by 5%. It can trigger once every 5s.

Location

  1. Head to Ward 13.
  2. Purchase from Dwell for 75 Relic Dust and 500 Scrap.

  • Automatic Enhancement.
  • Flexible in combat styles.
  • Upgrade Potential.

  • Limited Slots.

Reinvigorate

Best Mutator For Melee Builds

Why did I Choose Reinvigorate?

With every melee weapon swing, less stamina is reduced with the help of Reinvigorate Mutator.

Type

Melee

Effect (+0)

  • Reduces the Stamina Cost of all Charged Melee Attacks by 25%.

Effect (+10)

  • Reduces the Stamina Cost of all Charged Melee Attacks by 50%.
  • Melee Charge Attacks gain 15% additional damage and 10% Critical Chance.

Location

  1. Head to Yaesha.
  2. Find the Forgotten Field Location.
  3. Kill the Defiler Boss who drops the Mutator.

  • Stamina Efficiency.
  • Combat Duration.

  • Limited Effect.
  • Not Universal.

Vengeful Strike

Best Veteran Mutator

Why did I Choose Vengeful Strike?

When I am low at health and I switch to my melee weapon, it will deal more damage so I can get rid of more enemies.

Type

Melee

Effect (+0)

  • Increases Melee damage by 20% when below 50% Max Health.

Effect (+10)

  • Increases Melee damage by 50% when below 50% Max Health.
  • Increases Melee Critical Chance by 15% when below 50% Max Health.

Location

  1. Head to the Labyrinth.
  2. Engage the Bastion Event.
  3. The Bastion will drop the Mutator.

  • High Damage Output.
  • Risk-Reward Gameplay.

  • Risk of being defeated.
  • Dependency on health.

Resentment

Best Mutator For Survival

Why did I Choose Resentment?

You will get Melee damage buff when your archetype is in a weak spot, specifically when Grey Health is showing.

Type

Melee

Effect (+0)

  • Gain 10% Melee Damage when Grey Health is present.

Effect (+10)

  • Gain 30% Melee Damage when Grey Health is present.
  • Reduces Stagger by 1 when using any Melee Attack

Location

  1. Head to Ward 13.
  2. Purchase from Dwell for 75 Relic Dust and 500 Scrap.

  • Increased Melee Damage.
  • Reduced Stagger.
  • Strategic Use.

  • Limited Effectiveness.
  • Requires Upgrade.
  • Limited to Melee Weapons.

Why Others Were Not Chosen?

  1. Tainted Blade: I do not prefer using this Mutator as it requires crafting and only limits itself to melee weapons.
  2. Deadly Calm: The mutator is heavily dependent on your aim. If you fail to land your shots, Deadly Calm mutator might not be very effective.
  3. Twisting Wounds: You can only use it on a single weapon, which leaves your other weapon weak and less effective. Therefore, I do not prefer it.
  4. Prophecy: This mutator will increase your Mod Power Generation for a very short period, and it is not suitable for all builds as well.

My Verdict On The Best Mutators

Although you can have up to 3 mutators equipped at a time, I will suggest you try all 10 of them listed by me. They all offer buffs for your weapons that can be effective during combat or when progressing through the game. Additionally, Mutators will get you better outcome when you are low on health or in a tough spot, so you can survive and eliminate your opponents easily.

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