Engineer - Multi Kit Farmer

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Maybe it never coalesced into something brilliant. Maybe it never made it off the ground floor. Maybe we based our better ideas off of it. Basic builds are anywhere from downright bad to just shy of being good enough to showcase. These builds share the widest ratings and can lead to wildly differing levels of success.

Designed for:


Overview

An engineer build designed for easy PvE farming. Not meant for dungeons but can easily be tweaked to the meta dungeon build.

Skill Bar

Pistol/X
Utility
Elite
Fragmentation Shot
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Fragmentation Shot
Fire a shot that bleeds the impacted target and then shatters, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
Damage.pngDamage: 85
Bleed.pngBleeding (3s): 127 Damage
Radius.pngRadius: 120
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 900
Poison Dart Volley
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Poison Dart Volley
Fire a volley of darts that poison foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 142
Poison.pngPoison (4s): 134 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Book.pngNumber of Darts: 5
Range.pngRange: 900
Static Shot
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Static Shot
Discharge a lightning shot that bounces between multiple foes, blinding and confusing them.
Damage.pngDamage: 97
Blind.pngBlindness (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Confusion.png2Confusion (3s): 130 Damage On Skill Use
Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 4
Range.pngRange: 900
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Healing Turret
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Healing Turret
Turret. Deploy a turret that heals you briefly, then regenerates you and your allies.
Heal.pngHealing: 2,520
Regeneration.pngRegen (3s): 390 Heal
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 480
Rocket Boots
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Rocket Boots
Gadget. Fly forward, damaging foes with your rocket exhaust. Cures immobilized, crippled, and chilled.
Damage.pngDamage: 244
Book.pngRocket Range: 900
Radius.pngRadius: 120
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 600
Slick Shoes
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Slick Shoes
Gadget. Spray oil behind you, knocking down foes. If underwater, foes entering the field are blinded.
Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Knockdown.pngKnockdown: 2 seconds
Duration.pngOil Slick Duration: 3 seconds
Duration.pngDuration: 3 seconds
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
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Supply Crate
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Supply Crate
Turret. Request a supply drop of turrets.
Damage.pngDamage: 266
Stun.pngStun (2s): Unable to use skills or move.
Duration.pngDuration: 60 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 1,200

Kits

Flamethrower
Flame Jet
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Flame Jet
Spray fire in a cone pattern while moving, burning foes on the final attack. Deals 10% bonus damage to burning targets.
Damage.png10Damage: 800
Burn.pngBurning (2s): 262 Damage
Book.pngAttacks per Second: 5
Range.pngRange: 425
Flame Blast
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Flame Blast
Fire a napalm ball that rolls through foes and explodes.
Damage.pngDamage: 247
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 600
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
Napalm
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Napalm
Burn foes with a wall of napalm at the target location.
Damage.pngDamage: 36
Burn.pngBurning per Pulse (2½s): 262 Damage
Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
Combo.pngCombo Field: Fire
Range.pngRange: 600
Smoke Vent
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Smoke Vent
Vent smoke from your flamethrower blinding nearby foes.
Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Grenade Kit
Grenade
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Grenade
Throw several grenades that explode.
Damage.pngDamage: 117
Book.pngNumber of Grenades: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngExplosion Radius: 120
Range.pngRange: 900
Shrapnel Grenade
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Shrapnel Grenade
Throw grenades that explode in a hail of shrapnel, causing bleeding.
Damage.pngDamage: 196
Bleed.pngBleeding (10s): 220 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Grenades: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Radius.pngExplosion Radius: 150
Range.pngRange: 900
Flash Grenade
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Flash Grenade
Throw grenades that explode in blinding flash.
Damage.pngDamage: 36
Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Book.pngNumber of Grenades: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Radius.pngExplosion Radius: 150
Range.pngRange: 900
Freeze Grenade
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Freeze Grenade
Throw grenades that chill foes with a frigid blast.
Damage.pngDamage: 178
Chill.pngChilled (2s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
Book.pngNumber of Grenades: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngExplosion Radius: 240
Range.pngRange: 900
Poison Grenade
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Poison Grenade
Throw several grenades that explode in poisonous cloud.
Damage.pngDamage: 178
Poison.pngPoison (8s): 268 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Book.pngNumber of Grenades: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 900
Unblockable.pngUnblockable

Variants

  • Flamethrower may be better for tagging spawns of clumped targets. Grenade Kit might be better for ranged boss battles.

Specializations

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Variants

Infused Precision Infused Precision
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Infused Precision
You have a chance to gain swiftness on critical hits.
Book.pngChance on Critical Hit: 50%
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (5s): 33% Movement Speed

can be replaced with

Modified Ammunition Modified Ammunition
Modified Ammunition
Increases damage for each condition on a foe.
Damage.pngDamage Increase: 2%
Juggernaut Juggernaut
Juggernaut
You gain toughness while wielding a flamethrower. In addition, gain might at regular intervals while using this weapon kit.
Attribute bonus.pngToughness: +200
Might.pngMight (15s): 30 Power, 30 Condition Damage
Radius.pngInterval: 3 seconds


Weapons

Berserker's with Sigil of Fire and Bloodlust

Equipment

Gear: Berserker's

Runes:

Superior Rune of the Scholar Superior Rune of the Scholar
Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Ferocity, +5% damage while your health is above 90%.

is great. A cheaper option would be

Superior Rune of the Flame Legion Superior Rune of the Flame Legion
Superior Rune of the Flame Legion.pngSuperior Rune of the Flame Legion
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Burning Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance to cause burning for 1 sec when hit. (Cooldown: 10s) (5): +100 Power (6): +20% Burning Duration; +7% damage against burning foes.

. An option for better mobility would be

Superior Rune of Speed Superior Rune of Speed
Superior Rune of Speed.pngSuperior Rune of Speed
(1): +25 Vitality (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Vitality (4): 25% chance when struck to gain swiftness for 15 seconds. (Cooldown: 30s) (5): +100 Vitality (6): +25% Movement Speed; +20% Swiftness Duration

Food/Potions

Basically we're trying to maximize dps or magic find. See Magic Find for other ideas. (N.B. Flask of Pumpkin Oil, Lump of Crystallized Nougat, and Sharpening Skulls are considered utility potions.)

  • Omnomberry Bar Omnomberry Bar
    Omnomberry Bar.pngOmnomberry Bar
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png30% Magic Find40% Gold from monsters+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or
    Chocolate Omnomberry Cream Chocolate Omnomberry Cream
    Chocolate Omnomberry Cream.pngChocolate Omnomberry Cream
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+40% magic find while under the effect of a boon+100 Concentration+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    .
  • Cheaper:
    Raspberry Peach Bar Raspberry Peach Bar
    Raspberry Peach Bar.pngRaspberry Peach Bar
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png26% Magic Find30% Gold from monsters+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or
    Chocolate Raspberry Cream Chocolate Raspberry Cream
    Chocolate Raspberry Cream.pngChocolate Raspberry Cream
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png32% magic find while under effect of a boon14% Boon duration+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    .

Usage

Zombie Mode:

  • Make sure "Autotargeting" is checked in the General Options menu.
  • Keep activating
    Fragmentation Shot Fragmentation Shot
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    Fragmentation Shot
    Fire a shot that bleeds the impacted target and then shatters, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 85
    Bleed.pngBleeding (3s): 127 Damage
    Radius.pngRadius: 120
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 900

Movement:

  • Get swiftness by activating your optional kit.
  • You can use
    Rocket Boots Rocket Boots
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    Rocket Boots
    Gadget. Fly forward, damaging foes with your rocket exhaust. Cures immobilized, crippled, and chilled.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Book.pngRocket Range: 900
    Radius.pngRadius: 120
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Range.pngRange: 600
    to cover distance. This skill's distance is affected by movement speed.
Make sure you have swiftness and use the toolbelt skill
Super Speed Super Speed
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Super Speed
Run at double speed.
Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
to get even more distance before activating Rocket Boots.

Retaliation is much stronger in PvE than it is in WvW/PvP. If you find you are dying to retaliation, then stop spamming and lower your hits per second.

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