Mechanist - Power Mechanist

The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: End of Dragons builds

This build was last updated on September 11, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game patch.

Overview

Power Mechanist is a power build with great damage and is very easy to play. Even with low access to boons, this build will delete most enemies with the combined force of the Mechanist rifle and their Mech's cannons. The build also has a lot of CC.


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Skill Bar

Rifle
Utility

Skill Variants

The suggested skills are optimized for dps, but feel free to use other utilities such as:

  • - AoE damage in melee and some utility.
  • - quickness quickness, combine with and for good quickness uptime.
  • - for a full signet build.
  • - mobility.


Specializations

  • - personal quickness, great pick when you're comfortable pressing all your buttons. Whereas J-Drive works best with a simpler playstyle.
  • - DPS increase for group bosses if other players are providing fury.


Equipment

Ascended gear is not required.

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


Equipment Variants

Gear

With Fury Fury, , and you have 100% critical chance when using Berserker_stats Berserker_stats.

  • Knight Knight - defensive gear at the expense of dps
  • Marauder Marauder and/or Dragon_stats Dragon_stats - Luxury defensive open world stats that provide extra health at the cost of some damage
    • Note that these stats change your critical chance so be aware of crit cap.
    • Also be aware of the effects of stat choices on the mech's critical chance (75% without fury is ideal as the mech does not inherit flat critical chance from traits)

Runes

  • - slightly better than Scholar because of how Mech scaling works, but then this gear set wouldn't work too well for power holosmith or scrapper.
  • budget DPS
  • , - defense at the expense of dps

Sigils

  • - great when soloing, replaces Air
  • - General defensive sigil
  • - good quickness uptime when combined with and


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

  • Spam and off cooldown. The auto attack, , is also great and fires which is an Explosion.
  • Spam your Mech skills off cooldown. Remember using your third weapon skill causes the Mech to fire , this doesn't interrupt any action the Mech is doing.
  • You can put the Mech's F1 ability on auto-cast if you want by pressing control+mouse 2 on the skill. Don't use autocast on F2 and F3 because these skills inflict crowd control, and you want to be able to decide when and when not to use crowd control.
  • only fires the rocket if the projectile strikes the enemy. This means that when using AoE projectiles like or , you must hit the enemy with the projectile and not just the explosion in order to fire an Aim-Assisted Rocket.

Crowd control


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 3 votes.
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5 stars
Barnacle Ed gave this build 5 stars • July 2022
Following the recent engi rifle buff, this build is absurd. Very easy to play, crazy high damage, and a copious amount of dakka. Somewhat low on defenses compared to other mech builds but makes up for it in raw damage output.
5 stars
Warming Hearth gave this build 5 stars • July 2022
This build deals excellent damage considering the little effort required to play it. Super simple and super fun.
5 stars
Croxiusz gave this build 5 stars • March 2022
Nice build

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