The best Remnant 2 weapons

The best Remnant 2 weapons require you to overcome tough challenges and powerful bosses in order to acquire them, but their unique mods are worth the effort.

Ava McCabe, a stern-faced woman with greying hair and smeared in engineering grease, the NPC that sells the best Remnant 2 weapons.

What are the best Remnant 2 weapons? The realms of the World Stone are perilous, filled with all manner of foul aberrations. Without a solid arsenal of weapons at your disposal, you won’t last long in your quest to destroy the world-corrupting Root.

Each Remnant 2 class comes equipped with its own basic loadout, and while you can purchase alternative guns and melee weapons from Brabus the Arms Dealer in Ward 13, these rudimentary weapons are by far and away the least interesting in Remnant 2. Thankfully, we’ve drawn up a list of all the best Remnant 2 weapons and their unique mods, along with where to find them and their material cost, so you can kit yourself out with the coolest loadout in record time. Let’s go.

The best Remnant 2 weapons

Many of the best Remnant 2 weapons are crafted from unique materials dropped by Remnant 2 bosses, though they do also require a flat rate cost of Lumenite Crystals and Scrap to purchase them from Ava McCabe.

Alternatively, weapons can be acquired by interacting with certain NPCs and completing quests, so you may opt to seek those out if you’re running low on materials – just bear in mind that you’re beholden to the action-adventure game’s RNG. If you’ve got your heart set on any of the best weapons on our list, performing a campaign reroll is sure to stand you in good stead.

The Cube Gun, one of the best Remnant 2 weapons, characterized by a number of cubes that make up its form, a glowing purple light set into its barrel surrounded by concentric circles.

Cube Gun

This weapon combines the awesome power and simplicity of the Labyrinth’s last bastion: its final, deadliest, cuboidal defense. Projectiles return on hit or after reaching max range. Reloading retrieves shot projectiles. Max five fired projectiles. Infinite ammo. Can overheat.

  • Weapon Type: Handgun
  • Weapon Mod: Cube Shield – Generates a Cube Shield which absorbs up to 500 damage from incoming enemy projectiles. Lasts 15 seconds. Reactivating fires the Cube Shield which damages enemies as it travels. Damage is increased if the Cube Shield has absorbed enemy projectile damage before firing.
  • Location: Available to craft from Ava McCabe after defeating the Labyrinth Sentinel in The Labyrinth.
  • Required Materials: Conflux Prism x1, Lumenite Crystal x7, Scrap x1,000

Dreamcatcher, one of the best Remnant 2 weapons, a long staff featuring the eponymous dreamcatcher and a glowing blue crescent moon.


There’s an ethereal lightness to this weapon, as though it were made of paper or breath.

  • Weapon Type: Melee
  • Weapon Mod: Dreamwave – After dealing 250 damage, Charge Attack will release a Dreamwaver, flowing outwards 20m and returning to caster. Dreamwave applies Slow to all enemies for 10 seconds and grants a Stack of Reverie for each enemy affected. Each Stack grants +2% to All Damage and +2% Movement Speed, which lasts 15 seconds.
  • Location: Give the Three-Pronged Idol to the Veil just before the Nightweaver battle.
  • Required Materials: N/A

Nightfall, one of the best Remnant 2 weapons, featuring aa number of human fingers wrapped around its barrel.


A device forged of pure evil. Fires hardened bone shards at a brisk rate dealing bonus stagger. Semi-automatic with a medium kick.

  • Weapon Type: Long Gun
  • Weapon Mod: Dreadwalker – Enter the Nightmare Realm. Nightfall gains infinite ammo, a 35% Fire Rate increase, 10% Lifesteal, and becomes fully automatic. The wielder becomes significantly harder to hit while moving. Disables other weapons and skills for the duration, or until Dreadwalker is deactivated. Last 10 seconds. Mod Power Requirement: 1,250
  • Location: Available to craft from Ava McCabe after defeating The Nightweaver in the Tormented Asylum on Losomn.
  • Required Materials: Cursed Dream Silks x1, Lumenite Crystal x7, Scrap x1,000

The Red Doe Staff, one of the best Remnant 2 weapons, adorned with a small deer skull with large antlers serving as sharp prongs to gore enemies in melee combat.

Red Doe Staff

A magical stave rumored to contain a healing spirit within. When glowing, Charge to cast.

  • Weapon Type: Melee
  • Weapon Mod: Lifeline – After dealing 250 damage, the next Charge Attack causes the Spirit of the Red Doe to stampede forward, dealing 195.2 damage to enemies and regenerating 10% Health to allies.
  • Location: Available to craft from Ava McCabe after reviving the Doe and defeating the Corrupted Ravager in the Ravager’s Lair on Yaesha.
  • Required Materials: Doe’s Antler x1, Lumenite Crystal x7, Scrap x1,000

Nebula, one of the best Remnant 2 weapons, featuring the face of Tal'Ratha with organic pipes wrapped around its barrel.


Fires a stream of superhot Acid gas which applies a Corroded effect, dealing 300 Corrosive Damage over 15 seconds. Killing targets Corroded by Nebula spawns a gas cloud which applies its on-hit effect. Gas clouds last two seconds and can be refreshed.

  • Weapon Type: Handgun
  • Weapon Mod: Nano Swarm – Unleash a swarm of Nanomachines that seek after enemies within 20 meters and repeatedly attack dealing six Acid damage per hit. Last 16 seconds.
  • Location: Available to craft from Ava McCabe after defeating Tal’Ratha in Forgotten Prison, N’Erud.
  • Required Materials: Spiced Bile x1, Lumenite Crystal x7, Scrap x1,000

All Remnant 2 weapons

Remnant 2 weapons are split into three separate types: Long Guns, Handguns, and Melee weapons. If you’re an avid collector that loves to experiment with loadouts and character builds, we’ve collated every weapon from each category, so you can catalogue them as you go.

Remnant 2 weapons: The Bonesaw, a worn long gun held together by tape and corrupted by a Root-based weapon mod as it appears in the inventory.

Long Guns

Long Guns are the foundation of your loadout, offering devastating firepower from close-range shotguns to long-range hunting bows and sniper rifles. Even if you’re a melee-focused class, your choice of Long Gun will have a profound effect on your approach to combat, and are effectively your primary weapon.

Here are all the Remnant 2 Long Guns:

  • Alpha/Omega
  • Aphelion
  • AS-10 “Bulldog”
  • Blackmaw AR-47
  • Chicago Typewriter
  • Coach Gun
  • Crescent Moon
  • Crossbow
  • Deceit
  • Ford’s Scattergun
  • Huntmaster M1
  • Merciless
  • Nightfall
  • Plasma Cutter
  • Pulse Rifle
  • Royal Hunting Bow
  • Rusty Lever Action
  • Sagittarius
  • Twisted Arbalest
  • Widowmaker
  • Wrangler 1860
  • XMG57 “Bonesaw”

Remnant 2 weapons: The Silverback, a snub-nosed six-shooter handgun with a healing vial attached to the barrel as it appears in the inventory.


Handguns are typically less powerful than Long Guns, but what they lack in raw damage they make up for with versatility. They serve to complement your primary weapon, and are indispensable during close encounters when you’re in dire need of a reload.

Here are all the Remnant 2 Handguns:

  • Bolt Driver
  • Cube Gun
  • Double Barrel
  • Enigma
  • Hellfire
  • Meridian
  • MP60-R
  • Nebula
  • Repeater Pistol
  • Rune Pistol
  • Rupture Cannon
  • Rusty Repeater
  • Service Pistol
  • Silverback Model 500
  • Sorrow
  • Star Shot
  • Sureshot
  • Tech 22
  • Western Classic

Remnant 2 weapons: The Iron Greatsword, an enormous serrated melee weapon as it apppears in the inventory.

Melee weapons

Melee weapons are the absolute bread and butter of the Challenger class, but that doesn’t mean they’re not of vital importance to other archetypes as well. These immediate close-range weapons can tear through the Root in record time, and often come with unique abilities, such as applying status effects to enemies or inflicting AoE attacks.

Here are all the Remnant 2 Melee weapons:

  • Atom Smasher
  • Atom Splitter
  • Blade of Adventure
  • Blade of Gul
  • Bone Chopper
  • Decayed Claws
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Edge of the Forest
  • Feral Judgement
  • Gas Giant
  • Godsplitter
  • Hero’s Sword
  • Huntress Spear
  • Iron Greatsword
  • Knuckle Dusters
  • Krell Axe
  • Labyrinth Spear
  • Nightshade
  • Ornate Blade
  • Ornate Flail
  • Rebellion Spear
  • Red Doe Staff
  • Royal Broadsword
  • Rusted Claws
  • Scrap Hammer
  • Scrap Hatchet
  • Scrap Staff
  • Spectral Blade
  • Steel Flail
  • Steel Katana
  • Steel Spear
  • Steel Sword
  • Stonebreaker
  • Tal’Ratha Hammer
  • Vice Grips

If you’re struggling to defeat the necessary bosses and acquire the best Remnant 2 weapons of the bunch, it might be worth changing your Remnant 2 difficulty level – though it does come with certain caveats. Alternatively, our primer to Remnant 2 co-op is sure to come in handy if you’re planning to dip into the ARPG with a friend in tow. Finally, check out our Remnant 2 review for a taste of our own experience battling through the campaign.