Weapon mods in Remnant 2 are skills you can activate to deal devastating amounts of damage to enemies. From elemental AOE attacks to large-scale summons, weapon mods add so much depth and variety to build crafting in this game.
Some of the best weapons in Remnant 2 come with exclusive weapon mods that can't be replaced. Others can be crafted or acquired by exploring the game world and defeating optional and main bosses. Suffice it to say, there are a ton of weapon mods in this game, and keeping track of all of them can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming. As such, we have curated this guide that narrows down some of the best weapon mods in Remnant 2, the ones that you should prioritize acquiring to craft a powerful build.
Top Weapon Mods & Locations in Remnant 2
|Weapon Mods||Effect||How to Get||Materials Required to Craft|
|Hot Shot||Imbues ammunition with FIRE and increases Ranged damage by 15% for 20s. Shots also apply BURNING, dealing 200 FIRE Damage over 10 seconds.||Beat Root Mantis (Prologue)||
|Corrosive Rounds||Imbues ammunition with ACID and increases Range Critical Chance by 15% for 20s. Shots apply CORRODED, dealing 150 damage over 10s.||Beat Magister Dullain in Losomn's Shattered Gallery.||
|Fargazer||Calls forth an eye of Legion to gaze at player's AIM target. For every 0.25s Fargazer focuses on a target within 25m, a stack of MADNESS Status is applied for 5s. Each stack deals 3 Damage per second. Max 10 stacks. Lasts 30s.||Beat Legion in Yaesha's The Twisted Chantry.||
|Voltaic Rondure||Launches a slow-moving orb that pulses every 0.5s, striking enemies within 3m for 20 Shock damage and applying Overloaded for 15s. The orb lasts 20s. The orb can be overcharged by striking it with additional damage.||Beat Bloat King in Losomn's Great Sewers.||
|Skewer 2.0||Fires a Wretched Spear which embeds itself on contact. Spear deal 125 damage on hit, rapidly dividing inside the target until bursting, dealing 140 damage to all targets within 3m. Spears embedded in the environment remain in place for 10s.||Beat Venom in Root Earth's Corrupted Harbor.||
Infects weapon with Malware for 30s, causing shots to apply FRAGMENTED for 5s. When a FRAGMENTED enemy dies, they create a Glitch that lasts 15s.
|Beat Cancer in Root Earth's Ashen Wasteland.||
Top Weapon Mods Explained in Remnant 2
Hot Shot is not just one of the first weapon mods you can get in Remnant 2, it's also one of the most effective ones. Most enemies, including bosses, are weak to fire elemental damage, and using Hot Shot can give you the much-needed advantage. While you can use it with long guns and other heavy weapons, we recommend equipping it on a high-fire rate handgun to inflict burn more quickly on enemies.
If you don't fancy fire but still want to deal elemental damage, Corrosive Rounds is a great choice, especially if you have a ranged crit-build. Aside from inflicting the Corroded status effect on enemies, this mod can also increase ranged critical chance by 15%. We can't recommend this enough for ad-clearing.
Fargazer's potency depends on your playstyle. If you're using Hunter, Gunslinger, or any of the support Archetypes, you have more chance of effectively using Fargazer than someone running with Challenger or Engineer.
It's because the effectiveness of Fargazer's MADNESS status and the damage associated with it depends on the amount of time you spend aiming your weapon at an enemy. The longer you aim at an enemy, the more MADNESS will stack up, thus inflicting more damage over time.
At its full potential, Fargazer is incredibly deadly though it has a high mod power requirement, so use it carefully.
Voltaic Rondure is great for chaining shock damage to enemies. Upon activating it releases an orb that not only deals shock damage to enemies within the area, but it also applies the Overloaded status, which in turn deals more lightning damage. It's another great elemental weapon mod to deal AOE elemental damage.
Since the orb moves slowly, you're better off using Volatic Rondure in close quarters. It's also more viable when using tank Archetypes like the Challenger since you will always be within close proximity of enemies.
Skewer 2.0 is the best of both worlds. First, it deals tremendous single-target damage. Then, that damage is transitioned into AOE damage that targets everything within 3 meters. It's ideal for slaying Elite enemies and ads clearing.
You may initially feel like skipping Defrag because the description makes it seem so overwhelming, but don't because it's easily one of the best late-game weapon mods in the game.
When Defrag is active, your weapon shoots Fragmented rounds. Now, Fragmented in itself doesn't do anything, but when Fragmented enemies die, they create a Glitch. You can use this Glitch to inflict single-target damage or AOE damage. Picking up the Glitch will increase your overall damage by 20% for 15 seconds, whereas if you destroy the Glitch, it spawns a Viral Pool that deals 25 damage per second while applying the Fragmented debuff to the enemies inside the pool. As mentioned above, there's a lot happening here, but if you use it correctly, Defrag can be incredibly useful in late-game areas.
These are the best weapon mods you could use in Remnant 2.