I feel like the engineer will be the hardest class to play well, with all the utility skills that change your weapons and the way the tool belt changes according to what utilities you have on your bar. It seems like you'll have to use a wide range of abilities to reach its full potential.
Edit: Not sure that post came out the way I wanted it to, but hopefully you guys/gals understand what I was meaning lol.
Why wouldn't you play an Asura Engineer? Asura + Elixir S = Stealth mode
MwahahahaDrink Elixir S, shrinking yourself, recovering from stun and evading attacks.
Was thinking of trying a support build for WvWvW but now that I've built it, it feels too turret reliant lol I do like the idea of ground targetted turret deployment for healing/thumper though.
Last edited by sondok; 2012-02-29 at 11:02 PM.
So if you overcharge your turret, does it destroy it in the process also? Can't remember if I've seen anything about that or not.
Edit: Never mind, just went back and looked at the yogscast video again and it explained it.
Last edited by zardon3001; 2012-02-29 at 11:32 PM.
I've been playing around a bit with this... http://gw2.luna-atra.fr/skills_tool/?lang=en
It's so hard to decide what to use for utilities. There's so many cool things, I mean do I want to use the elixir gun, flamethrower, tool kit, bomb satchel, grenade satchel, mine kit, or do I want to use any of the several elixirs, then there's also the several turrets and gadgets that are available...
Maybe once I actually play it and I can see for myself how much damage everything does, and how long/beneficial some of the boons and conditions are, maybe then I can decide what to use for sure. Right now though it's just so hard...I guess that's one of the great things about the game though. I won't be just limited to always using certain utilities, and I can change them as needed for different situations, and the way the utilities work for this class just open up so many other possibilities.
Last edited by grandpab; 2012-03-01 at 03:21 AM.
Right now I'm kinda thinking something like, the elixir gun, the mine kit, and then maybe like the rocket boots or the battering ram.
But then having a build focused on just turrets sounds like it'd be cool too, and I'd probably use the rocket, flame, and rifle turrets. Maybe the net turret depending on what I was doing, or maybe swap out the flame turret for the flame thrower. I think using the 3 attack turrets, the healing turret, and the supply crate, could be pretty powerful and then using a trait build like this... http://www.gw2tools.com/calc/#t-e-ap...ZX.YdW.aaa.Vaa
Then there's also the possibility of having an explosion based build with the mine, grenade, and bomb kits.
Or a support build based on elixirs...
So many possibilities!
Last edited by grandpab; 2012-03-01 at 03:42 AM.
This is what I've been looking at so far: http://gw2.luna-atra.fr/skills_tool/...11j3020q000000
Think it gives me good offensive ability while also having some utility/defense via the healing turret to assist with heals and resurrecting w/ overcharge, thumper for defense, elixir r to help team mates or myself get out of trouble.
The elixir gun looks very interesting also...
Going to keep working this out and then need to start looking at traits.
I'm planning on this build, mostly for maximum survivability. Pistol/shield, with 3 turrets, including healing. Elixir Gun for support, as well as the talent that gives me defense with an armed kit and the one that gives regen with a kit on. Extra armor, regenerating, extra damaging turrets with the talent that gives me more defense the more turrets I have out.
I also have been playing with an explodey grenade build, a condition build and a boon/support build. This profession has sooooo many options, it's hard to choose.
Here's another one I built focused on the flamethrower and turrets, and extra protection while your turrets are down and the flamethrower equipped. I chose the rifle because of the net and the leap, since the flamethrower has a shorter range those abilities would help close the gap. I'm not sure how I feel about it though. I wish I could just test it in game instead of doing it all on pen and paper, but for now this is the best we have I guess lol
Back on topic though I'm expecting to make my engineer a sylvari, I seariously want to have a plant man with signs of burn scars totein around a flamethrower :P
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I still don't get how bomb tool and grenade kit would be actually useful in combat, until I get get the game on my hands.
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So I'm trying my hand with the new version of the skill tool they just put out, and took a stab at making a very durable Pistol/Shield build that I think looks mighty fun. Using a net turret drops even more conditions on the target (plus immobilize will get synergy with traits to cripple the target as well), and skills allow me to have a target poisoned, bleeding, crippled, immobilized, and blinded all at the same time, increasing damage five times over with the Target the Weak trait.
The rest of the traits largely went into providing intense durability for the Engineer. This is because I intend to somewhat game my own HP by allowing myself to dip to 75% frequently, so I can chain-pop Elixer B with both the utility skill and the trait.
Not entirely sure what to use for one of the utility skills though, have just put Personal Battering Ram there for now as it seems to be all around useful.
Any thoughts? :P
The weapon switch will be to med kit, by the way, so I can be a roving utility monster when I don't have to be taking or dishing out damage.
I really don't like the fact that power is the bonus on the explosives line, and crit is the bonus on the firearms lines. They should be the other way around. As they are they keep killing my builds.
Don't worry about the stats imo. They're more of a bonus than a requirement.
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...Why does the second Downed ability pull an enemy to you?
Isn't that a bit counter-productive? I guess it could be useful if you plan to use the 3rd ability, but the point of "fight to survive" is to avoid death. ._.
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