Engineer - Toolbox Condition

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

Focused on: Solo contentEventsTaggingAoeCondition damageControl.

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This build is up to date as of October 5, 2019.

Overview

An Engineer build for running around in open world. This build constantly juggles between different skill bars which provide it with a lot of sustained damage and utility skills. Compared to Holosmith - Toolbox Condition, it has better damage over time but worse burst damage and crowd control.

Skill Bar

Pistol/PistolHealingUtilityElite

Skill Variants

Utility Skills
  • - better than when fighting moving targets.

Specializations



Variants
  • - if you need a stun break.
  • - can be used for better burst damage in short fights if you don't need the swiftness from .
  • - if you need more dodges.

Standard Equipment

This build uses the same gear as the Engineer - Condi DPS build for fractals and raids and can be a good general-purpose gear set.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Renegade
18x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • can be used over
Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Rabid Variant

You can use Rabid stats as a cheaper option while you're working your way up to Viper, or if you prefer having more toughness. You lose some damage but gain a moderate increase to survivability.
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4x
Superior Rune of the Nightmare
2x
Superior Rune of the Trapper
Variants
  • can be used over
  • Bringer Pistols will generally be superior to Rabid.

Consumables

Food:
  • ,
    , or
    for damage.
  • for an extremely cheap expertise food.
  • 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
  • is a cheap and efficient option.

Usage

Damage

Condition Engineer has a lot of skills that can be intimidating to memorize. The easiest way to play it is to learn which of your skills deal the most damage, and rotate through your kits over and over using these skills whenever you see them available.
  • Pistols: , ,
  • Elite Mortar Kit:
  • Flamethrower: , ,
  • Bomb Kit: ,
  • Grenade Kit: , ,
Tips
  • You should go into Elite Mortar Kit first to proc from .
  • Remember that will knock enemies back. Don't knock them out of your own damaging fields or other players' attacks by accident.
  • and also provide good damage and should be used whenever available.
  • In short fights where your conditions aren't likely to tick for their full duration, prioritize , , , and .

Defense

  • This build's main form of defense is blinds. You have access to a lot of blinds with , , , , and . This makes it possible to maintain almost permanent blind on enemies, nullifying their damage against you.
  • A lot of the skills in this build also work from mid-range, so an option is to kite enemies with grenades and pistol skills while staying out of their melee attacks.
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.

Sustain

  • provides good healing and cleanses conditions. You can pick it up for a cooldown reduction, or detonate it to blast the water field for more healing. is another 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.
    • also heals and provides a water field.

Crowd Control

Build rating - 4 stars
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1 Ratings
4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

While this build is tricky to play and doesn't have the burst damage of power builds, it has amazing versatility through its plethora of kits, and can transition easily between melee and ranged attacks.

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