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Scrapper - Power Scrapper

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

Focused on: Strike damage and Defense

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

Difficulty:
Normal
This build was last updated on June 14, 2024 and is up to date for the March 19, 2024 patch.

Overview

A simple scrapper build with very high defense thanks to its barrier generation from Impact Savant. This build provides permanent Quickness Quickness to itself and nearby allies, together with a bit of Might Might, permanent personal Fury Fury, and has access to extremely high utility and Crowd Control.

Scrapper has a very unique way of providing Quickness Quickness. Kinetic Accelerators provides Quickness Quickness in an area around you whenever you make a blast or leap combo finisher (See: Guide:What are Combo Fields).


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Skill Bar

Hammer
Utility


Weapon variants

We recommend to always use hammer, which has a double leap finisher on Rocket Charge for Quickness Quickness generation. If you need range, you can simply use Elite Mortar Kit.

Skill Variants

Heal

The choice of heal skill is very open. We recommend Healing Turret as it is simple to use, provides very high healing, and cleanses 2 conditions when first deployed while creating a water field where you can detonate the turret to provide even more healing and Quickness (See: Guide:What are Combo Fields). Always pick up the turret or detonate it, as it will provide more healing over time than the super weak regeneration that leaving the turret deployed provides. Other options can be considered:

  • Med Kit provides a blast finisher with Infusion Bomb to generate more Quickness Quickness, condition cleanse and water field with Cleansing Field, and good healing with the toolbelt skill Bandage Self (Bandage Self counts as "using your heal skill" for all purposes such as Speed of Synergy).
  • A.E.D. - helpful to negate a big attack or a oneshot, but poor healing if it doesn't, and has a helpful 2 second stun on the toolbelt skill Static Shock. Does not have access to combo finishers for quickness generation.

Utility

Throw Mine has great damage and crowd control, plus a blast finisher to help provide Quickness Quickness, never replace it.
Blast Gyro has good damage but, most importantly, creates a fire field and a blast finisher which helps provide Quickness Quickness and some Might Might, can be replaced if needed.
Shredder Gyro provides great damage, can be replaced if needed.

  • Grenade Kit - great damage from the toolbelt skill Grenade Barrage and the grenades from the kit.
  • Purge Gyro - for condi cleanse
  • Rocket Boots - mobility
  • Personal Battering Ram - more crowd control
  • Elixir C - massive condition removal
  • Elixir U - offensive boons

Elite

The elite skill is not particularly impactful in this build. Elite Mortar Kit provides easy access to combo fields for Quickness Quickness generation, including a water field for minor extra healing, but you can consider other options.

  • Supply Crate - area CC; can be detonated for blast finishers.
  • Sneak Gyro - long duration mobile stealth field which can be used to avoid mob aggro in various situations.


Specializations

Variants

  • Glass Cannon - when playing in groups providing you with Fury Fury.
  • System Shocker - more barrier but less mobility, and less damage from Object in Motion.


Equipment

Ascended gear is not required.

Standard Equipment

This build uses the same equipment as power mechanist and power holosmith.

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Dragon
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Dragon
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Hammer
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


Relic
  • This is the same gear set used by power mechanist and power holosmith. If you only play scrapper, you can change the runes to Rune of Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter and all trinkets to Dragon stats Dragon stats (except one accesory and the amulet which remain Berserker) for a ridiculously low damage increase of less than 3%.
  • You can use Relic of Zakiros to trade a minor amount of damage for sustain, Relic of the Cavalier to start combat with boons, or Relic of Durability for a little extra defense.
  • For defense, equip the highest tier Jade Core you can afford. Use defensive food, traits, or skills if required. If necessary, use Knight Knight trinkets.


Consumables

Budget consumables are acceptable for use in open world.

DPS

  • Prioritize Steak Ascended food.
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Defense

Farming

  • Prioritize Steak Ascended food.
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  • (and variants)


Usage

General

  • Use leap and blast finishers on combo fields for Quickness Quickness generation. See Guide:What are Combo Fields.
    • Your sources of quickness are mainly Rocket Charge, Blast Gyro and Throw Mine on a combo field such as Thunderclap, or fields from nearby allies.
  • After generating quickess, use your very high damage Grenade Barrage, Electro-whirl, Shredder Gyro and fill with hammer basic attacks.
  • Don't interrupt your hammer auto-attack chain, the final hit deals significantly higher damage.
  • Having superspeed superspeed is a damage increase due to Object in Motion, you can grant yourself superspeed superspeed via Bypass Coating, Gyroscopic Acceleration, and Speed of Synergy.
  • Always stay in melee range to benefit from High Caliber.

Defense

  • You generate lots of barrier due to Impact Savant.
  • Shock Shield is both a block and gives you barrier, it can be used to generate barrier while blocking a high damage attack.
  • You can use Elite Mortar Kit's Elixir Shell to create a water field then use blast or leap finishers on it to receive a bit of healing. Or use Flash Shell to blind trash mobs.

CC

  • Rocket Charge inside a lightning field.
  • Thunderclap doubles as both a lightning field and a hard CC option.
  • Blast Gyro.


Video Examples

Masel's Scrapper Guide


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 1 votes.
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5 stars
Starlitjupiter gave this build 5 stars • June 2023
As of the June 27 Patch I consider Power Scrapper to be one of the strongest open world builds in the game due to its ease of providing permanent quickness, high burst damage, and very high DPS for a solo build. Scrapper itself is in a fantastic spot right now and is incredibly self-sufficient. I strongly recommend anyone interested in Engineer to invest some time trying this build.

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