Engineer - Toolbox Bomber

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

Focused on: Direct damage.

Designed for:

Overview

An Engineer build for PvE players without the Path of Fire expansion. This build deals high damage and is highly versatile thanks to its plethora of kits. However, the sheer number of skills available means this build has a high learning curve. Players who aren't comfortable with the complexity can instead play Engineer - Elixir Bomber.

Skill Bar

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Skill Variants

Utility Skills
  • - for getting around faster.
  • - more single-target DPS than
    .
  • - heavy crowd control on a short cooldown.
  • - for tagging mobs in group events with
    .
Elite Skills
  • - if you need stability or heavy crowd control.

Specializations

Variants
  • - if you don't need a stun break.
  • - if you don't need swiftness.
  • or
    - if you don't need endurance regeneration.

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 same gear as the Holosmith - Power DPS build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set and is the gear that most players should aim for.
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Superior Rune of the Scholar

Optimal Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases, and you should only get it if you have spare gold or you don’t care about fractals and raids.
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Superior Rune of Strength
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.

Marauder/Valkyrie Variant

For a tankier option you can run this mix of Marauder and Valkyrie stats. You lose about 10% damage but your health is increased by over 40%.
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6x
Superior Rune of Strength
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Precision+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Plate of Truffle Steak Plate of Truffle Steak
    Plate of Truffle Steak.pngPlate of Truffle Steak
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png+100 power+70 precision+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    , or
    Dragon's Breath Bun Dragon's Breath Bun
    Dragon's Breath Bun.pngDragon's Breath Bun
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    for more damage.
  • Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    for more dodges.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for more healing.
Utility
  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

Damage

  • Your burst damage opener:
    • You can cancel the self-knockback from
      by stowing the kit.
    • You can precast
      for more burst damage.
  • Engineer has a lot of invisible cooldowns to manage. The best way to remember them is in multiples of
    .
    • Every 5 seconds, you should use
      .
    • After every second
      , you should use
      and
      .
    • After every third
      , you should use
      .
    • After every fourth
      , you should use
      (followed by
      and
      ).
    • N.B. The cooldowns of
      and
      have been reduced since writing this guide, but the basic principle is the same.
  • In between
    , fill with
    autoattacks,
    , and
    .
  • Use
    off cooldown.
  • 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.

Defense

  • ,
    and
    can be used to blind enemies.
  • and
    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.
    and
    are additional blast finishers 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.
  • cleanses a condition and provides a light field. You can blast the light field for more condition cleanses.
    • has another light field.

Crowd Control

Build rating - 4 stars
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2 Ratings
3 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 3 stars October 2018

This build deals good AoE damage and has tons of useful utility, making it a solid choice for F2P open world players.

5 stars
Vagrant gave this build 5 stars May 2018

A solid build for those who want to learn high-end engineer on non-expansion accounts. This build can teach you condi engineer.

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