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Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:


This build is designed to deal high damage and group CC in a frontline group. It can also play an excellent role as 'counter periph' eliminating enemy ranged classes.

Skill Bar



Tool Kit
Chain. Smack your foe. Repair turrets.
Damage.pngDamage: 260
Heal.pngTurret Heal Percent: 5%
Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage
Cripple.pngCripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 130
Box of Nails
Box of Nails
Scatter nails that bleed and cripple foes.
Bleed.pngBleeding (2s): 85 Damage
Cripple.pngCripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Duration.pngBox of Nails Duration: 4 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Pry Bar
Pry Bar
Confuse your foe by smacking them with a pry bar.
Damage.pngDamage: 658
Confusion.png5Confusion (5s): 325 Damage On Skill Use
Range.pngRange: 130
Gear Shield
Gear Shield
Block attacks.
Duration.pngDuration: 3 seconds
Pull your target to you.
Range.pngRange: 1,200

Skill Variants






Automated Medical Response.png Automated Medical Response

Mecha Legs.png Mecha Legs

Bunker Down.png Bunker Down


Protection Injection.png Protection Injection

Emergency Elixir.png Emergency Elixir




Perfectly Weighted.png Perfectly Weighted

Rapid Regeneration.png Rapid Regeneration

Adaptive Armor.png Adaptive Armor


Ascended Head (Medium).png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Medium).png
Soldier stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Medium).png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Medium).png
Soldier stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Medium).png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Medium).png
Soldier stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Hammer.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.png
Superior Sigil of Concentration.png
Superior Rune of Durability.png6x
Superior Rune of Durability
Mighty WvW Infusion.png18x
Mighty WvW Infusion



  • Use more Marauder's or Soldier's for more defense.


  • Superior Sigil of Air Superior Sigil of Air
    Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
    50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
    Superior Sigil of Fire Superior Sigil of Fire
    Superior Sigil of Fire.pngSuperior Sigil of Fire
    50% Chance on Critical: Trigger a Flame Blast for area of effect damage (240 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
    higher burst damage
  • Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
    Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
    Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
  • Superior Sigil of Hydromancy Superior Sigil of Hydromancy
    Superior Sigil of Hydromancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Hydromancy
    Damage nearby foes and chill them for 2 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)


  • Keep boon duration in mind if changing rune.
  • Superior Rune of the Scrapper Superior Rune of the Scrapper
    Superior Rune of the Scrapper.pngSuperior Rune of the Scrapper
    (1): +25 Power (2): +35 Toughness (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Toughness (5): +100 Power (6): Damage reduce by 7% when within 600 units of an enemy.
    for a slight damage boost and damage reduction when away from the melee train.



  • Plate of Mussels Gnashblade Plate of Mussels Gnashblade
    Plate of Mussels Gnashblade.pngPlate of Mussels Gnashblade
    Nourishment (30 min):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Concentrationn+10% Experience from kills
    Defensive option.
  • Fried Oyster Sandwich Fried Oyster Sandwich
    Fried Oyster Sandwich.pngFried Oyster Sandwich
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Power+10 Experience from kills
    Offensive option.
  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Alternate offensive option.
  • Carrot Soufflé Carrot Soufflé
    Carrot Soufflé.pngCarrot Soufflé
    Nourishment (60 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from kills
    Alternate damage option.
  • Loaf of Saffron Bread Loaf of Saffron Bread
    Loaf of Saffron Bread.pngLoaf of Saffron Bread
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.pngIncoming damage reduced by 20% while stunned, knocked down, or knocked back.-20% condition duration+10 Experience from kills
    Alternate defensive option vs condi pressure.
  • Fried Golden Dumpling Fried Golden Dumpling
    Fried Golden Dumpling.pngFried Golden Dumpling
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Concentration+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year33% Chance for Might (5 seconds) on Crit
    Might stacking.


  • Magnanimous Sharpening Stone Magnanimous Sharpening Stone
    Magnanimous Sharpening Stone.pngMagnanimous Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Power equal to 3% of your VitalityGain Power equal to 3% of your Toughness+10% Experience from Kills



  • If using Sneak Gyro.png Sneak Gyro Ensure it is active for pulsing stealth to your allies.
  • Engage with Thunderclap.png Thunderclap at close range for interrupting CC and damage
    • If you are feeling ranged pressure at this stage it is extremely useful to activate Defense Field.png Defense Field for a mobile defense from enemy projectiles for nearby allies and yourself.
  • Choose a target such as a Reaper or Tempest to use Rocket Charge.png Rocket Charge at. This will mitigate damage thrown at the engage as it is an evade, and will also deal high damage to the target.
  • Immediately follow up with Electro-whirl.png Electro-whirl for high damage.
  • Auto attack with hammer, activating Electro-whirl.png Electro-whirl as it comes off cooldown until the commander disengages.
    • Shock Shield.png Shock Shield deals high damage, however it is best used when you can take advantage of the block and mitigate some enemy damage. Activate when chasing enemies through damage or when you need to disengage.
  • As you pull off to regroup, go in to Tool Kit.png Tool Kit and activate Magnet.png Magnet followed straight away by Pry Bar.png Pry Bar on a low health or vulnerable enemy without stability, in attempt to separate them from their own regroup and potentially generate a down. If they do go down, begin a stomp, then walk away and allow Function Gyro.png Function Gyro to finish the stomp.
  • Activate Healing Turret.png Healing Turret, double tapping to activate its chain ability Cleansing Burst.png Cleansing Burst followed immediately by using Detonate Healing Turret.png Detonate Healing Turret to blast finish your water combo field.


  • Tool Kit.png Tool Kit has a powerful block similar to a guardian's Shelter.png Shelter that you can use to mitigate damage. Use in chokes, or to avoid high damage scenarios, or to pull away from dangerous situations.
  • Elixir S.png Elixir S is a powerful invulnerability skill. Try to use this to avoid damage rather than to react to already taken damage, as you have an automatic one traited that will come in to play should you get low on health.
  • Toss Elixir S.png Toss Elixir S can be used to secure stomps, escape enemies, stealth downed allies and cleanse a condition should it be your last resort.
  • Bulwark Gyro.png Bulwark Gyro is fairly weak considering the damage thrown around- however activating it whenever it is up can help mitigate small amounts of damage, or for a reasonable daze that can interrupt enemies. The main benefit of this skill comes from its tool belt ability.

Gameplay Tips

  • Adaptive Armor.png Adaptive Armor takes a little bit of time to reach maximum stacks. Until then, keep in mind your toughness may be lower than your allies around you.
  • Perfectly Weighted.png Perfectly Weighted gives a small amount of stability, making it especially useful after Rocket Charge.png Rocket Charge as it allows you to get off your burst.
  • Magnet.png Magnet is unblockable. It can be used through Aegis, Shelter and other blocks. Interrupting a Shelter can prove deadly for an enemy Guardian.


  • Reliant on team for stability
  • Low toughness as the fight begins
  • Reliant on team for most boons
  • Easily isolated from group

Gameplay Videos

  • YouTube:
    [Vng] Freakshow
Build rating - 4 stars
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5 Ratings
5 stars
Kreck gave this build 5 stars October 2017

Very solid build in zerg fight and skirmisher fight. Lot of survavibility and bring good damage. Probably the best zerg build foir an engineer right now. However it's really dependend of his team mate for stability and can't bring enough support to the party. I rate it great since it's the best Engineer build right now for zerg.

5 stars
Xivor gave this build 5 stars April 2017

This build is fairly strong and a good option for Engineer primaries. I would not say this is meta, but definitely can fill any remaining frontline spots in a squad. This build provides good stealth for small team ganking, reveal on enemy pushes, and strong CC with hammer 5.

0 stars
Coglin gave this build 0 stars April 2017

This is an overrated build in my opinion. There are at least three more beneficial or survivable builds if you want to run on the front lines.

2 More Ratings
5 stars
Gorok gave this build 5 stars August 2016

This build works great in zerg fight

5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars June 2016

A solid addition to all WvW groups and really fun to play. Brings Water Fields and Stealth, filling key roles in any zerg with excellent damage to boot.

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