Engineer - Basic Engineer

The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open WorldOpen World General and Open World Core

Overview

A very basic power based Engineer build which can be a great starting point for those that do not have any of the expansions. This build can hold its own in most open world situations and is very easy to play.


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Skill Bar

Rifle
Utility


Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - lateral alternative
  • - strong heal with CC
Utility Skills
  • - ranged alternative to .
  • - for getting around faster.
  • - for tagging mobs in group events with .
Elite Skills
  • - if you need stability or heavy crowd control.


Specializations

  • - defense at the cost of damage
  • - swiftness at the cost of damage


Alchemy

Alchemy can replace Tools for a bit more defense at the cost of damage


Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats. This set uses gear similar to Build:Holosmith_-_Power_Rifle_DPS, making it a good choice for general PvE.
Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Rifle
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


  • - budget DPS for when solo
  • - budget DPS
  • - extra defense
  • Knight Knight - can be mixed in for extra defense


Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • , - DPS
  • - defense
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps


Usage

Damage

  • Most of the time you should be in using and .
  • and deal very high damage. You should use them at the start of each fight before going into .
    • You can precast for more burst damage.
    • If you're comfortable with a more difficult rotation, you can dip out of every 9 seconds to use (and if available) before returning to .
  • is worth using for damage. However, be aware that will launch enemies in all directions, making them more difficult for yourself and nearby players to cleave.
  • Use and for boons whenever available. You can at your feet for more boons.
  • If you can't stay in melee, you can use . If you plan to stay ranged for the whole fight consider slotting for higher damage.


Defense

  • and can be used to continuously blind enemies.
  • can be used to get out of trouble.
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.


Sustain

  • Use to cleanse conditions and top yourself off. You can pick it up for a cooldown reduction, or detonate it to blast the water field for more healing. is another blast finisher you can use.
    • Never leave your Healing Turret out: the healing you get from the passive regeneration is worse than if you pick it up and put it down again.
  • and provide a small amount of healing.
  • provides a light field that you can blast to cleanse conditions.


Crowd Control


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 6 votes.
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5 stars
Kitemay gave this build 5 stars • May 2022
med pack drop can save lives... more so in spots with lots of condi
5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars • August 2021
This remains more or less the most effective core build for engineer in open world.
5 stars
X Zeyrox X gave this build 5 stars • August 2020
Really good build, although I would change the Bomb Kit for Flamethrower, it does good AoE damage and is easy to use
5 stars
DeDoctor gave this build 5 stars • October 2019
This build is probably the easiest build to play for core engineer at the moment. Uses the easy-to-learn bomb kit (a good kit to start off with learning how kits function) and the mortar kit which would be rough for newer players who aren't used to ground targeting, but regardless, it has good damage and sustain. A great build for new players who just started out the game or just new engineer players.
5 stars
L I I O U S gave this build 5 stars • October 2018
Not so bad for a beginner player
3 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 3 stars • September 2018
This build is easy to play and has good AoE damage that will get the job done.

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