Engineer - Automative Gadgeteer

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Overview

An Engineer build for open world. This build is an excellent generalist that can make use of most any gear set and performs well in most open world situations including the big three of Events, Solo Content, and Tagging. This build makes use of traits that activate when you damage a mob in order to deal high AoE damage that the Engineer Pistol is normally not capable of.

Skill Bar

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Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • good alternative heal.
Utility Skills
  • if you need the extra mobility. This is especially nice for players without mounts.
Elite Skills
  • - if you need stability or heavy crowd control.
  • excellent skill for long fights.

Specializations

Build Code

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  • is a good option for players without mounts. You will lose damage, but by equipping you can easily
Variants

You can run Inventions over tools for more defense at a significant damage loss. This is recommended in harder content.


  • is also viable.

Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

The Standard Variant uses the similar gear to the Holosmith - Power DPS build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set.
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Variants
  • can replace depending on your preference.
  • You can run a Shield offhand for a huge boost to CC at the cost of some damage.

Marauder Variant

For a tankier option you can run the Marauder Variant. You will lose some damage but gain a moderate boost to health. This variant is recommended for most Open World players.
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6x
Superior Rune of Strength
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.
  • can replace depending on your preference.
  • You can run a Shield offhand for a huge boost to CC at the cost of some damage.

Knights/Valkyrie Variant

This works similar to the Marauder Variant but is for players without access to the Heart of Thorns expansion. Use this if you prefer extra survivability.
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6x
Superior Rune of Strength
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.
  • can replace depending on your preference.
  • You can run a Shield offhand for a huge boost to CC at the cost of some damage.


Consumables

Food
  • or
    for more damage.
  • for playing with groups.
  • is a good budget option.
  • for more dodges.
  • is a fantastic food for farming open world. It's cheap, provides a moderate boost to both damage and survivability, and increases magic find significantly.
  • for more healing.
  • is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.
Utility
  • or
    is your best damage option.
  • is a great budget option.

Usage

Damage

  • This build relies heavily on your ability to tag groups of mobs with your pistol's . Always try to attack groups of mobs. This will also ensure you are gaining as much Might Might as possible from Sanguine Array.
  • Use and off cooldown.
  • When tagging a mob, your passive damage abilities will activate. These are from , , and . Ensuring that these proc on a group of enemies is important.
  • Dodging will drop a bomb from . This can be useful for CC.
  • Abuse your toolbelt skills to proc as often as possible.
  • Drop your whenever you're staying in one spot for any length of time.
  • Use off cooldown for nearly permanent fury!

Defense

  • Try to dodge out of any major damage. Using grants you vigor and you also gain vigor from
  • If running Inventions, you have the ability to gain
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    Protection
    Apply protection to yourself.
    Protection.pngProtection (10s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    from Shield skills if you run .

Sustain

  • Use when you need it. Be sure to pick it back up! You can also use it to detonate the water field it creates or other people's water fields for extra healing.
  • provides vigor and regen.
  • heals slightly.

Crowd Control

  • blinds
  • for an AoE chill.
Build rating - 5 stars
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1 Ratings
5 stars
DeDoctor gave this build 5 stars October 2019

A very nice and simple build! The best non-kit build (if you remove mortar kit of course) for core engineer. You have constant passive damage with aim-assisted rocket, takedown round and more, making it able to do decent damage without the use of kits. Decent sustain as well. The best part is that this build is pretty simple, though not as simple as other classes that don't have kits, but simple enough that you just need the basic knowledge of the game to learn the build!