Engineer - Condi DPS

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damageUtility.

Designed for:

 

Expansions required:

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Overview

The standard condition DPS build for Engineer. This build deals very high sustained damage against stationary enemies, including some Confusion Confusion and a massive amount of Vulnerability Vulnerability. It also has a lot of utility through easy access to Blind Blind and Immobilize Immobilize and group healing with
.
The main drawback of this build is its ridiculously complex quadruple kit rotation which requires lots of practice to master. It also has poor cleave and loses a lot of damage if the boss moves out of
.
For a Holosmith version of this build with slightly better burst damage and CC, see Holosmith - Condi DPS.

Skill Bar

Pistol/PistolHealingUtilityElite

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • provides a massive amount of healing if you can predict damage spikes (e.g. specific mechanics in raids). It also provides CC with
    .

Specializations

Variants

  • if might uptime is poor.
  • if you are playing the simplified rotation.
  • if you prefer the extra endurance.
  • if you are unable to make use of Drop Gunk from
    in your rotation.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Renegade
18x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

Food:

Utility:

  • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
    Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Usage

DPS Rotation

Engineer has a lot of skills, the DPS rotation depends heavily on your alacrity uptime. The general idea is to always use your highest damage skills off cooldown, and fill with lower priority skills while waiting for your cooldowns to recharge.
High Priority Skills
  • Flame Blast Flame Blast
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    Flame Blast
    Fire a napalm ball that rolls through foes and explodes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 266
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Burning.pngBurning (3s): 393 Damage
    Range.pngRange: 600
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    Detonate Flame Blast Detonate Flame Blast
    Detonate Flame Blast
    Detonate your napalm ball.
    Damage.pngBlast damage: 622
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngBlast Radius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Low Priority Skills
Use
to fill in any gaps.

Simplified Rotation

The simplified rotation offers an easier-to-memorize rotation at the cost of losing ~10% potential damage. This rotation is recommended as a way to get into condi engineer.

Phase 1

  1. .
  2. .
  3. .
  4. Swap to the
    .
  5. .
  6. Swap to the
    .
  7. Flame Blast Flame Blast
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    6Recharge.png
    Flame Blast
    Fire a napalm ball that rolls through foes and explodes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 266
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Burning.pngBurning (3s): 393 Damage
    Range.pngRange: 600
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    Detonate Flame Blast Detonate Flame Blast
    Detonate Flame Blast
    Detonate your napalm ball.
    Damage.pngBlast damage: 622
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngBlast Radius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    .
  8. .
  9. Swap to the
    .
  10. .
  11. .
  12. Swap to the
    .
  13. .
  14. .
  15. .
  16. .
  17. .
  18. X2 (X3 If alacrity uptime wasn't 100% up during the
    cooldown).
  19. .
  20. Swap to Pistols.


Phase 2

  1. .
  2. .
  3. .
  4. Swap to the
    .
  5. .
  6. Swap to the
    .
  7. Flame Blast Flame Blast
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    6Recharge.png
    Flame Blast
    Fire a napalm ball that rolls through foes and explodes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 266
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Burning.pngBurning (3s): 393 Damage
    Range.pngRange: 600
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    Detonate Flame Blast Detonate Flame Blast
    Detonate Flame Blast
    Detonate your napalm ball.
    Damage.pngBlast damage: 622
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngBlast Radius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    .
  8. Swap to the
    .
  9. .
  10. Swap to the
    .
  11. .
  12. X7.
  13. .
  14. Swap to Pistols and repeat from Phase 1

CC

Hard CC

Soft CC

General Tips

  • provides great sustain for your team, able to heal 5 people for a significant amount and curing 2 conditions on each every 15-20 seconds.
    • You can pick the turret up for a 5 second cooldown reduction, or use
      for a blast finisher.
    • When choosing to
      you should do so during
      for a blast in the created water field.
    • Never leave your Healing Turret out, the regeneration heals for a very small amount and is redundant with the regeneration from your Druid.
  • Use
    right after the ball rolls through your target, so you can hit with both the pass-through damage and the detonation.
  • procced with
    drops a small field that applies random conditions 6 times, this is a DPS increase.
  • Air Blast Air Blast
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    Air Blast
    Push back foes and projectiles with a hot air blast.
    Knockback.pngKnockback: 400
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngExtends Burning Duration: 2 seconds
    Range.pngRange: 300
    reflects projectiles for a short duration and is nice for pushing or positioning mobs.
  • Use
    and/or
    to blind trash mobs.

Dungeon/Fractal Tips

Running

  • Swap to
    for additional movement speed if you know you wont be put into combat in the next 20 seconds.
  • Equip a Rifle and use
    for additional movement.
    • You can swap to a kit and back to rifle before the end of the leap to increase the leap distance slightly and to cancel the damage upon landing to avoid being put into combat.
  • Swap to
    and use
    in reverse for additional movement.
  • These skills will put you in combat if you hit enemies, which will negate any advantage from using them, so avoid using them when there's enemies close.

Stealth

  • Use
    in combination with blast finisher skills such as
  • Alternatively, if Smoke Bomb is on cooldown or there are many enemies close you can use
    Sneak Gyro Sneak Gyro
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    Sneak Gyro
    Gyro. Deploy a sneak gyro to provide stealth to nearby allies.
    Stealth.pngStealth (4s): Invisible to foes.
    Duration.pngDuration: 30s
    Radius.pngStrike Interval: 3s
    Radius.pngRadius: 300
    and
    Toss Elixir S Toss Elixir S
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    Toss Elixir S
    Elixir. Toss Elixir S, granting stealth to allies in target area.
    Stealth.pngStealth (5s): Invisible to foes.
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 900
    .
    • Note that
      is usually too slow to keep up with the party, but the initial 4 seconds of stealth in combination with
      should stealth the party for long enough.
    • After you're done with skipping you can swap out
      with
      while it's still active to avoid waiting for it to recharge.

Stacking Might

  • Swap
    to
  • Use
  • Place
    on top of the placed
  • Move so you are standing inside
    and are aiming into the length of the line.
  • Use
    and
  • Use
  • Use
    and cancel the leap.
  • Place
    and
  • Swap to shield and use
    , then swap back to rifle.
  • Swap
    to
  • Use the toolbelt skill
    and swap
    back to
  • Use
    and
    again.
Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

One of the strongest condition damage classes at the moment. Provides heavy vulnerability and a large number of unique conditions for Deadeyes in addition to strong personal DPS.

5 stars
Ivanyeil Emmixert gave this build 5 stars June 2017

The July 10 of 2018 patch update gave this build a breath of air, giving it more decent numbers to peform with, 30k dps at simplified rotation, 33K with the complex one, and if we include the ~2-3k dps average from the confusion, condi engineer is back.

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