The Remnant 2 Awakened King DLC has laid the groundwork for the rest of the planned DLC. And that has mostly to do with how the game presents new and old content together to make the experience feel new and exciting. But gear is always going to be the focus on any Remnant run.
In this guide, I’ll tell where you can find the new Abyssal Hook melee weapon and how you can build around it. From my initial assessment, it looks like a weapon that is perfectly suited for a melee build with a focus on staggering enemies. I gotta say though, it is satisfying to stun mobs in almost perpetuality.
How to get Abyssal Hook in Remnant 2?
The Abyssal Hook is found in the hub world of Forlorn Coast. It’s not going to be hard to find and, more importantly, you won’t required to jump through loops to get it, unlike the other bits of Ritualist gear – the Ritual Scythe and Sparkfire Shotgun.
Starting from the Drowned Wen World Stone, walk back into the direction of the harbor a little bit. Keep walking until you see this park with the anchor monument at its center. It’s on Main Street so you shouldn’t be able to miss it. The only enemies you’ll see here are feral pigs feasting on the dead.
Turn right and you’ll see this ruined well. The weapon we’re looking for is at the bottom of the well. Don’t worry about water. It’s long since dried up and it now connects to the sewer for some reason.
Follow the path a little bit until you reach the first branching path in the sewers. You will have to deal with a couple of Fiends before going to the next area. You’ll know why in a bit.
Go to the left and jump the short tunnel to the next area. This is where you’ll find a were-creature nest with piles of bones and stuff. You’ll encounter two were-creatures inside. You should be familiar with dealing with them by now. Though one of them is an albino so you’ll have to be very careful when fighting it.
Once you’ve cleared the room of all enemies, take another left and you should see the Abyssal Hook in a corner on top of a pile of bones. It’s that easy to find.
At this point, you’d have expected to find new weapons somewhere deep in the new submaps. But I guess this is Remnant we’re talking about. You can find weapons in the most random of places.
How Good is the Abyssal Hook?
Just from looking at the Abyssal Hook, you can immediately tell that it is a heavy weapon with a slow swing speed. Actually, it’s not as heavy compared to other games but Remnant 2’s pace of combat forces melee weapons to be a situational pick.
It comes with the built-in perk, Fathomless Deep.
“Charged Melee Hits grant Fathomless Deep which increases Melee Stagger by 10% per stack for 5s. Max 3 stacks.”
When you hit an enemy, and it doesn’t alright kill them, there is a pretty good chance that you’ll stagger them. It already has a high Stagger chance at 80% by default so another hit will almost always guarantee a stagger. With that in mind, you can expect a 100% chance of stagger with the three hits onward.
As previously stated, this weapon is perfect for melee-focused builds with damage as its primary way of dealing with stronger enemies. But I don’t think it’s going to be all that useful against elite enemies.
The weapon comes with a Mutator slot so you may consider the following as options to buff up its effectiveness in combat.
In terms of rings, you can’t go wrong with having the Berserker’s Crest as a primary option. You can also go with the Fae Warrior Ring for that flat increase to your melee attacks.
The only thing of note about this weapon is that it doesn’t support the game’s newest Ritualist Archetype by default. But that’s alright, there’s already a good amount of new items that support the negative status effect playstyle. There’s no point in making everything revolve around status effects.
And that’s about it for this Abyssal Hook weapon guide in Remnant 2 Awakened King. If you’re interested, you can check out my other guide on escaping the Ethereal Manor and getting the Death-Soaked Idol in the process.