This guide will help you to complete the main campaign of Remnant: from the Ashes in the hardcore mode. There are some great rewards for doing so and it is not extremely hard, but a small mistake can mess you up bad.
These are account bound items so you will be able to use them on all your characters even if your hardcore character ends up dying later. All of these besides the Nightmare Spiral and Band of accord can also be acquired by playing the adventure mode on hardcore mode. Sadly, this won’t give you any steam achievements.
What is Hardcore mode exactly?
If you have a Co-Op buddy, he can help you up after getting knocked down. But he won’t be able to revive you at a stone/crystal.
When you are close to dying you can Alt+F4 the game but the game will notice that and won’t give you the Nightmare spiral at the end.
You can also try to save file cheese, but I heard the game will also give you an “invalid exit” that ends up not giving you the final reward. Apparently, there are people who successfully did cheese it though but if you want to do that this is not the right guide.
Recommendations and Tips
And it’s also great to have a Co-Op player to help you out. But it’s also possible alone. In fact, its better to play it alone then with someone that never played the game before.
If you are far into the campaign and have to face a boss you don’t feel comfortable with use a different character and try to find the boss in adventure mode and learn the fight until you feel like there is no way you die.
Watching YouTube videos for fights is also vey useful. It is easy to find a good video for every difficult boss fight.
I always posted a recommended Gear Score to every world boss, so you can go back to Ward 13 before the fight and try to reach that level. I based on the zone levels, but I won’t get deeper into that. If you are not able to get to that level it is not a big deal. Its is more important to level up your
Try leveling up vitality and endurance. It makes a big difference.
For mods buy yourself Hot shot from Ace in ward 13 for your rifle. Use the Dog summon if you have it for your secondary. If you dont have it its not a big deal. Just get something you like for that slot.
With this build you can keep your distance and do a lot of damage especially for weak spots.
quick word before the Walkthrough
Earth world 1
Make sure to pick up the Sniper Rifle in the basement of the church since it is an amazing weapon. Feel free to keep playing with the Hunting Rifle although I don’t think its as good as the Sniper.
Second boss Mangler can easily be skipped if you don’t take the Tangled Pass. Same goes if you run into humans in the cutthrough channel that attack you. Facing Brabus is not needed normally. But there is a small change you can’t avoid him on some maps.
As the world boss you will have to face Singe or The Ent. Both are in my opinion very easy on normal difficulty. The reward for one killing one of them it’s he Provisioner Ring. (Gear score 5 recommended)
Rhom world 2
If you get the Maul (the Doggo) as a boss you can walk passed him without fighting.
Scourge is probably the hardest boss in this world, sometimes he can be skipped by going another way but not always.
The world boss will be The Harrow or Clavinger. Make sure not to doge roll out of the map against Clavinger. Reward= Akari War Band. (Gear score 8 recommended)
So now there will be the hardest part of the whole Run, killing the Undying King. Fighting him allows you to skip Corsus. Make sure to have a solid strategy before going into the fight. (Gear score 12 recommended)
Its best to watch a YouTube video for before this fight.
Corsus world 3 (optional)
You can get the Empowering Loop by killing Ixilis but it’s easier to kill the Unclean one after the campaign in adventure mode.
Yaesha world 4
-An area that you should avoid is he the Radiant Tomb. It is hard and does not help you progress.
-The world boss Ravanger can be skipped by solving the Bell puzzle.
-Don’t roll off the edge in the Totem Father fight.
Reward for defeating a world boss here is Ring of supremacy.
(Gear score 12 for world bosses recommended)
This should earn you the Nightmare Spiral and the high five emote.