The Five Best Weapons in Remnant: From The Ashes

Remnant: From The Ashes is an action RPG that came out in August of 2019. It took a lot of inspiration from the Souls series. However, while most Souls-likes are focused on melee combat, Remnant is focused on ranged combat. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that one’s choice of weapon can be very important in this title. Here are five of the best weapons that can be found in Remnant: From The Ashes:

1. Assault Rifle

The assault rifle is one of the most iconic weapons of the 20th century. After all, the first example was the StG 44, which was created because the rifles of the time were overpowered for most of the firefights of the time. As a result, the assault rifle switched over to intermediate cartridges, thus enabling selective fire while still retaining both the range and the accuracy of a rifle.

Soon enough, the Soviets came up with the AK-47 in the 1940s, which combined ease of use with both low production costs and exceptional reliability. Thanks to this, it and its variants are still the most produced firearm ever in the modern world.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Assault Rifle is a very versatile weapon in Remnant. It is a long gun. However, the Assault Rifle’s sustained fire will enable it to mow through enemies at mid-range. Outside of those moments, the player will want to shoot bursts for maximum accuracy and thus maximum value. Unfortunately, there are a couple of potential issues to the Assault Rifle.

One, it isn’t guaranteed. Instead, it shows up in a random event called Supply Run. If interested individuals are lucky enough to see it, they should know that they will need to find the Monkey Key in Sorrow’s Field in order to open the door concealing the weapon at the very end. Two, it should be mentioned that while the Assault Rifle can see the player through much of Remnant, it will fall behind when they start upgrading their gear to the maximum extent.

2. Coach Gun

One can make an argument that shotguns have been with us ever since the first true firearms were invented. After all, most of the earliest firearms could fire either shot or solid balls because of their big, smoothbore barrels. Eventually, when people started using smaller, rifled barrels, shotguns emerged in their own right. Coach guns are a kind of shotgun.

To be exact, they are double-barreled shotguns that tend to have barrels of about 18″ to 24″ in length. Supposedly, such weapons were popular with the express messengers who guarded important private shipments while riding on stagecoaches in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which explains why coach guns are called coach guns.

There is both a Shotgun and a Coach Gun in Remnant. Both can be very useful. After all, anyone who has ever been rushed by a mob of enemies in a shooter will understand the usefulness of having a shotgun on an intuitive level. However, it is important to note that the Coach Gun has a much greater effective range than its counterpart because its projectiles don’t spread out as much.

Thanks to this, interested individuals don’t need to engage their enemies at almost point-blank in order to do maximum damage. Having said this, the Coach Gun is still best in the hands of someone who can evade enemies in between shooting them, though if interested individuals aren’t so skilled, they will have plenty of time to learn because this weapon is available from the very start of the game.

3. Riven

Scythes are rather ominous in the popular imagination. Something that can be traced to Greco-Roman times. In short, when Kronos overthrew his father Ouranos, he used either a sickle or a scythe that had been presented to him by his mother Gaia.

Later, he became seen as representative of Devouring Time by the Greco-Roman world because of how he sought to prevent his own overthrow by consuming his children. By this point, it should come as no surprise to learn that Kronos was the source for Father Time, which would eventually become associated with the Grim Reaper.

In any case, Riven is a scythe, meaning that it is one of the melee weapons that can be found in Remnant. What makes it special is that it will restore some health to the player whenever it is used to do damage, which is huge because reliable healing is in scarce supply. Unfortunately, if interested individuals want Riven, they are going to need to accept the Undying King’s offer, meaning that they won’t be able to get Ruin by fighting him.

4. Ruin

Speaking of which, Ruin is also one of the best weapons in Remnant. In its case, this is founded upon two main reasons. First, it is a powerful rifle, seeing as how it comes with a 3x scope, a high critical chance, and huge damage-dealing potential.

Combined, this means that interested individuals should replace their Assault Rifle with Ruin when they are ready to upgrade their gear to the maximum extent. Second, what is even more incredible is that Ruin can revive the player at 50 percent health when they have been killed.

Furthermore, it will provide a 10 percent reduction in damage as well as an immunity to status effects for 10 seconds, thus giving them a real fighting chance. Yes, there is a long cooldown. However, even a single revive is huge, particularly for people who are playing on their own. Regardless, interested individuals who want Ruin will have to take on the Undying King.

5. Sniper Rifle

The Sniper Rifle does a huge amount of damage from a great distance. On top of this, it comes with a high critical chance, which enables it to take out weaker enemies in one or two hits. The problem with the Sniper Rifle is that, well, it is a Sniper Rifle. Simply put, interested individuals will need to reload after each shot.

As a result, if they are planning to take out something tougher, they are going to need either someone to draw aggro for them or be prepared to do a lot of dodging of their own. Due to this, the Sniper Rifle isn’t as self-sufficient as some of the other weapons mentioned here, meaning that interested individuals should make sure to bring a back-up weapon for close and mid-range combat.

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