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Remnant: From The Ashes – Beginner’s Guide


Use Mods

Mods are powerful enhancements that bestow unique and strong abilities to your weapons. They’re extremely useful and can range from damaging a whole area to healing auras. They function on a recharging cooldown, so don’t be afraid to use them often! A common mistake players make is that they save their mods for harder fights. While keeping a mod charged for a boss fight is good, note that you could’ve been using and recharging that mod the entire time. With all the enemies you’ll be facing your mods will recharge rather quickly so use them. It’ll conserve your health points and your ammo which unfortunately cannot recharge.


Upgrade Your Weapons Often

In addition to finding new gear, you can also upgrade your existing weapons. It can be tempting to hoard scrap and other resources for future weapons, but they’re not too uncommon to find to use it up!. It’s important to make sure you’re using the most powerful versions of your equipped weapons. So remember to visit Rigs in Ward 13 often to keep your gear up to date. By that same token, make sure you’re exploring every nook and cranny of each of the randomly-generated levels; there are loads of Scrap to find in hidden boxes.


Stock Up On Consumables

Remnant: From the Ashes has a variety of consumables that can be looted or bought from Reggie in Ward 13. There’s a standard health potion to supplement your Dragon Shard and a few buff items, which are optional but useful for boss battles. Ammo boxes are also worth having in reserve. These are very useful on the long run, letting you replenish ammo without having to retreat to a checkpoint and respawn enemies.

Most important, however, is that you keep antidotes to every type of status effect, as these can really mess you up if you’re unable to cure them in the middle of a boss battle or swarm of enemies. If you can’t get rid of a debuff, hitting a checkpoint will always heal you and cure them.


Explore Everything

It pays to explore every level in Remnant: From the Ashes thoroughly. In every nook and cranny, you should be able to to find lots of resources, equipment and other secrets. A good rule of thumb is to melee all crates and anything else wooden, like tables, chairs, and even bookcases. Many of these can be broken and will drop scrap and iron. Take advantage of the map in-game as it will darken areas you haven’t travelled to yet. Also, Gunfire Games hid some secret puzzles that you might miss otherwise.


Don’t Reroll

Remnant presents the opportunity to reroll a world to create a new environment and populate it with new enemies. In other games, it’s often a viable strategy to reroll a difficult level in hopes of getting one that’s a little easier. Unless you’re an experienced player and have already beaten the game, don’t do this. The rerolled world will increase the difficulty of the enemies to match the equipment you have with the highest level. This means your world could end up being even more difficult than it was before. Take your time, farm some items, and patiently find a way to beat the world before resorting to a reroll.


If The Game Feels Too Hard, Just Grind

Remnant: From the Ashes becomes significantly easier when you manage to level up your traits and gear. But if you do get stuck, grind it out. Unlike many Souls-like games, Remnant doesn’t penalise you for dying. You’ll keep your acquired resources and EXP. Remember not to overgrind over as the difficulty will scale to your level at the next point.


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