Scrapper - Bulwark Gyro Support DPS

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Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

Variant of Engineer - Power DPS. This build deals around 5% less DPS than its core Engineer counterpart. In exchange it bringing the strong defensive utility of
,
, and
.
While Scrapper's damage is poor compared to dedicated DPS builds, and significantly worse than Holosmith - Power DPS in organized groups, this build can help struggling parties complete dungeons and fractals while still filling the role of a power DPS.

Skill Bar

RifleHealingUtilityElite

Weapon Variants

  • You can run Hammer and trait
    for similar results.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills

  • for additional CC from the tool belt skill, or for soloing Thaumanova heat room with the heal.
  • for granting protection with
    .

Elite Skills

  • for more CC.
  • is technically the highest dps option.

Specializations

Variants

  • if might uptime is low or you can’t stay over 75% health.
  • in long fights without adds.
  • if there are 2 or more condition DPS players who can benefit from the buff.
  • if running hammer, or if you need stability.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Sigil Variants

  • instead of
    in night time dungeons/fractals.
  • Specific enemy damage bonus Sigil in dungeons with one enemy type.
    • for example
      for Arah.
  • for encounters without breakbars.

Consumables

Food

  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

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

  • You can click on a downed ally and use
    to revive them from range. You can combine this with your normal revive for extremely fast rezzes, or let your Gyro revive while you're doing something else.
  • Rezzing an ally will grant Superspeed Superspeed and barrier to all nearby allies due to
    . This can help your group recover from a near-wipe and quickly correct their positioning.
  • Use
    whenever the party is in danger of taking damage.
  • Time
    to protect your party from projectiles or CC.
  • Use
    and
    (tool belt skill of
    ) to stealth the group. For longer duration skips you can blast stealth as described in the Engineer article.

See Engineer - Power DPS for general tips on playing power DPS Engineer.

Build rating - 2 stars
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2 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 2 stars September 2018

This build deals very low DPS but stacks vulnerability, brings a reflect and stab, and also has unique support in the form of gyros. Not worth it in an average dungeon/fractal run, but if your Chrono is trash or you don't have a Chrono then you might swap to this as a last ditch option.

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