Mechanist - Alacrity Support Power DPS

Part of the current metagame

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Direct damage and Support

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Expansions required: End of Dragons builds

This build was last updated on October 13, 2022 and is up to date for the October 4, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A power boon support build for Mechanist. Provides permanent Alacrity Alacrity and high uptime of Fury Fury, with the option to provide permanent 25 stacks of Might Might. Mechanist is currently the only power build that can provide permanent uptimes of these three boons, making it a popular choice in many groups.

Power Alacrity Mechanist has a simple rotation that affords a good amount of CC with little damage loss, and the mech allows you to maintain high damage and boon uptime even if you're forced to deal with mechanics.

The mace build provides some extra support through barrier generation and offers slightly better CC, while the rifle build is higher DPS and (with higher boon duration) generates all its alacrity from the mech, enabling the mechanist to be completely off-stack as required without dropping boons.


Skill Bar

Mace/Shield
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • If no CC is required, offhand Pistol will offer a small amount of extra damage.
  • Rifle will provide more DPS and better Might Might generation, though you will need more boon duration to make up for the lack of barrier to trigger .


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Specializations


Trait Variants

  • It would be a minor DPS gain to take , though it would only be worthwhile if you are absolutely certain that your group can maintain 25 Might Might without it.


Equipment

Head
Diviner
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Diviner
Hands
Assassin
Legs
Diviner
Feet
Assassin
Backpiece
Diviner
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Mace
Diviner
Shield
Diviner
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18
  • If you also want to be your subgroup's primary Might Might source, you can run . Ensure you are running in this case.


Boon duration variants

  • The equipment above provides a generous amount of boon duration for two reasons:
    • The internal cooldown on can lead to lost Alacrity Alacrity if your syncs up with .
    • is needed at the start of an encounter to provide a buffer of Alacrity Alacrity, but it's useful to be able to keep it for negating certain attacks afterwards.
  • If using Rifle, you should run at least 50% boon duration. With this build, all your Alacrity Alacrity generation is centred around the mech, so you will need to make sure it's on the group at all times.


Consumables

Food

  • or ascended versions


Utility


Usage

Rotation

The rotation below assumes you are using offhand Pistol.


Opener

  1. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap (or stow kit)
  2. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap (or stow kit)


Rest of the Rotation

After the opener, your basic loop is as follows:

  1. Autoattack and use on Mace until either Blowtorch or Rocket Fist Prototype are available - make sure to finish your auto chains!
  2. or - these should alternate between loops
  3. , and (if available)
  4. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap (or stow kit)
  5. Repeat


Rifle video example - see the DPS Build for the written rotation.


General Tips

  • You will need to use to maintain Alacrity Alacrity, but it can be delayed slightly if the Aegis Aegis is needed.
  • Use off cooldown. You can delay it by a second if it will coincide with , as the internal cooldown of would prevent the first tick from applying Alacrity Alacrity in this case.
  • If you are using , use it instead of in the opener, then use one second after the final pulse of . Make sure never to have these two skills overlap - this is to avoid the internal cooldown from .
  • Try to keep an eye on your mech, as it is a major source of Alacrity Alacrity thanks to . If it ends up more than 600 units from the stack, don't hesitate to use to force it to the correct location.


Ratings

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5 stars
OfficerAndyGentleman gave this build 5 stars • November 2022
Great alacrity DPS build that has become a standard of many raid comps, the rifle build allows you go full offensive, and with mace/shield you can bring a bit more defence.
5 stars
Mordiko gave this build 5 stars • April 2022
Good damage, permanent boon uptime. The rotation is easy enough. The hardest part is managing your mech. Other than that it's a great build I've been using in Raids since release.

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