Remnant From The Ashes Classes Guide: Which Class Should You Choose?

Remnant From The Ashes Classes Guide: Which Class Should You Choose?

There are three classes to choose from in Remnant From the Ashes. Here’s all the info you need to make your choice on which one to play.

Remnant From The Ashes mixes tight gunplay with arcade-y melee combat to make something fast paced and tactical. You get a lot of freedom with which to customize your character throughout the game, though you will need to choose a class at the start of the game. There are three possible options: Hunter, Ex-Cultist and Scrapper. Each suits a different play style, so you should think your choice through before committing. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve put together this Remnant From The Ashes Classes Guide. We’ll outline the weapons, armor, Traits, and Mods associated with each, and give you some advice on which to pick.

Remnant From The Ashes Classes

There are three classes to choose from in Remnant From The Ashes. They are the Hunter, Scrapper, and Ex-Cultist classes, each suiting a different playstyle. In the article below, we’ll detail each one, so that you can make the decision early on in the game.

Remnant From The Ashes Hunter Class Explained

Let’s start off with the Hunter class. This one is a long range-specific affair, with an emphasis on hitting weak spots from afar. The Hunter class is for those that want to hang back and chip away at enemies, which is particularly useful for the earlier boss battles. The Hunter Class comes with the following:


  • Scrap Sword
  • Repeater Pistol
  • Hunting Rifle


  • Hunter Shroud
  • Hunter Trenchcoat
  • Hunter Pants

Weapon Mod

  • Hunters Mark - 100% Increased Critical Hit Chance against enemies within a 40-metre radius.

Hunter Class Trait

  • Shadow Walker - Decrease in Enemy Awareness allowing for stealth kills.

Remnant From The Ashes Ex-Cultist Class Explained

Now onto the Ex-Cultist. This class is a great balance between close-range melee combat and a mid-range DPS build, with an emphasis on weapon mods and healing. The armor bonus here will allow mod power to be replenished at a faster rate as Critical Hits are hit. Here’s what’s included in the Ex-Cultist Class.


  • Scrap Hatchet
  • Repeater Pistol
  • Coach Gun


  • Cultist Hat
  • Cultist Duster
  • Cultist Britches

Weapon Mod

  • Mender’s Aura - Creates a stationary healing pool that heals 10 Health per second, lasts 10 seconds.

Ex-Cultist Class Trait

  • Spirit - Increased Mod Power Generation

Remnant From The Ashes Scrapper Class Explained

Finally we have the Scrapper Class in Remnant From The Ashes. This one is focused on close-ranged combat, with a heavy DPS build. You’ll be able to charge in with a shotgun, bolstered by a mod that sets enemies ablaze. Here’s what you get as part of the Scrapper Class.


  • Scrap Hammer
  • Repeater Pistol
  • Shotgun


  • Scrapper Helmet
  • Scrapper Bodyplate
  • Scrapper Workboots

Weapon Mod

  • Hot Shot - increases the amount of damage you deal by 20%, ammo is now imbued with fire.

Scrapper Class Trait

  • Warrior - Increased melee damage

Which Class Should You Pick in Remnant From The Ashes?

So you’ve weighed up the classes and still can’t decide on which one to choose? Let’s give you some advice. Generally, the Scrapper is the easiest class to play as early on, especially if you’re playing alone. You’ll be able to use the shotgun to plow through most enemies, and it’s only once you get to some of the ranged enemies that you might have trouble. We recommend the Ex-Cultist as a great balance between the other two classes. The Coach gun is effective at close to mid-range, and you can always use the healing Mod to bolster yourself. If you are playing in a squad, try to complement each other’s classes, as a well-rounded squad is the key to success.

Can You Change Your Class in Remnant From The Ashes?

You cannot change your class in Remnant From The Ashes. This doesn’t really matter though, as all Traits, Mods, weapons, and armor can be picked up piecemeal. You might have to rely on random drops, but it is possible to pick the Hunter class and then go on to buy a Shotgun. This means that you are not necessarily locked into your decision, so don’t worry too much if you don’t like your choice early on.

That’s all we have on this Remnant From The Ashes Guide. For a look at the game’s crossplay capabilities, head to our Remnant From The Ashes Crossplay Guide. For some helpful Tips and Tricks, head to our Remnant From The Ashes Tips Guide. If you need help with Gorefist, there's our Gorefist Boss Guide. If you need help tracking down the Strange Coin, then head here.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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