The Band of the Fanatic offers Remnant 2 players a new way to build into negative status effects. It’s a ring added to the game in the Awakened King DLC, and it’s got a lot more going for it than many players think.
Builds that focus on DoT (damage over time) can be immensely powerful in Remnant 2, and the Band of the Fanatic might just be the perfect accessory to make such a build truly shine. Here’s where and how to get this ring.
Remnant 2 Band of the Fanatic Location
Unlike most other accessories, the Band of the Fanatic is not hidden in the environment or obtained as a reward from a boss. Instead, it is given directly to the player by the Dran preacher near the beginning of the Awakened King DLC. After spawning into the Forlorn Coast, head up the stone path to reach the yard area where a group of Dran are listening to a sermon.
The catch here is that the mob will attack the player if they come too close. To keep them from becoming hostile, players need to approach the group while wearing the Zealot armor set. This outfit is the same one worn by one of the new Dran enemies introduced in the game, and wearing it will make the preacher think that the player is one of them (albeit a woefully misshapen one).
With the Zealot set equipped, stand in the crowd and wait for the preacher to finish his sermon. Then, walk up and talk to him. He will call the player a true believer of the One True King and give them the Band of the Fanatic as a reward. Approaching him without the set equipped will cause him to turn into the Dire Fiend boss.
The Band of the Fanatic increases all Status Effect Damage by 25%, while decreasing their duration by 65%. The shorter duration might seem like a bad thing, but the two effects together ultimately leads to enemies dying a lot faster. WIth the ring equipped, shooting a target dummy with a non-upgraded Sparkfire Shotgun inflicts 49 Burn damage total (three ticks of 13 damage over ~0.5 seconds). Without the ring, the same burn damage goes down to 28 (seven ticks of 4 damage over 1.4 seconds).
Players can expect their DoT effects to become even stronger when using accessories like the Energized Neck Coil, which increases Status Effect Damage by an additional 25%. The Ritualist is the best archetype for this ring since their Prime Perk, Vile, further increases Status Effect Damage. They also have the Affliction trait, which increases Status Effect duration by up to 100%.
- PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
- July 25, 2023
- Gearbox Publishing
- Soulslike, Third-Person Shooter