Scrapper - Barrier Bruiser

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

Focused on: EventsSolo contentAOESurvivablity.

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Overview

A simple, no kit open world Scrapper Build, designed to last long with barrier barrier in extended fights with champions, and have good enough burst to cleave trash mobs down as well. It has good access to quickness quickness and superspeed superspeed.

Skill Bar

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Weapon Variants

  • You can run Rifle if you need to range, be aware that this is a massive dps loss.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills

  • extra protection with and you dont need the extra damage from .

Utility Skills

  • in place of for extra Whirl Finisher

Elite Skills

  • for more CC.
  • for added combo fields and utility.

Specializations

Build Code

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Variants

  • You can run Explosives over Alchemy for extra damage in the place of sustain



Standard Eqipment

  • Note that Ascended Gear with stat infusions are not required, you can use exotic gear with the same stats.
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Marauder/Valkyrie Variant

If your barrier cant keep up with the damage, consider running the Marauder/Valkyrie Variant to lose a minor amount of Damage but greatly increase your max health and sustain.
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Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

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
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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
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Usage

  • , , , and are your highest damage skills, use them whenever possible. Fill with auto-attacks.
    • Always try to use inside a lightning field. Doing so applies Vulnerability Vulnerability which stacks with .
  • Never interrupt your auto-attack chain.
  • Having stability stability grants you might, your main sources of this are and if running .
  • Having superspeed superspeed is a dps increase due to , you can grant yourself superspeed superspeed via , and .
  • Use off cooldown.

Sustain

  • You have high amounts of sustain via your passive barrier generation
  • is both a block and gives you barrier, use it if your barrier is running low
  • You can quickly call and detonate for regeneration regeneration and area healing via the blast finisher.
  • The Healing from grants swiftness swiftness, which compounds with to further increase damage

CC

  • inside a lightning field.
  • doubles as both a lightning field and a hard CC option.
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Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
KalibreSteelblast gave this build 5 stars last month

For the Engineer who doesn't want to play the piano. This build's survivability was nothing short of surprising when pitted against different champions, and it hits satisfyingly hard against everything else while being almost ridiculously easy to play; this will stand up in almost any situation you find yourself, or at least keep you alive long enough to get out of it. The build itself practically does the work for you as long as you keep hitting and gaining barrier, setting it apart from active-defense builds like Daredevil Staff, reactive defense builds like Dagger/Axe Spellbreaker, or evasive condition builds like Mirage Staff. It really goes a long way towards giving the profession a tanky feel without sacrificing damage.

EDIT: Adding to the review. The defensive startup is almost instant in many cases, so you generally don't have to worry about how long it will take to figuratively roll with the punches. Obviously it's best to let the barrier soak smaller forms of damage; not that it can't soak some meatier hits, but that's why you also have dodging and Shock Shield as an option to outright negate them. Range might be an issue at times, but easy access to swiftness and superspeed can alleviate this concern, to say nothing of closing the distance with Rocket Charge.

5 stars
DeDoctor gave this build 5 stars October 2019

A pretty decent damage scrapper build without the use of kits. It's probably the best scrapper damage build (without kits) you can get. This build has great cleave damage which can give you the max amount of barrier you can get. You have good might and fury uptime, survivability, and damage. A simple, but effective build, in my opinion. Would definitely recommend it to newer players who want to try a decent no-kit build.

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Painbow gave this build 5 stars October 2019

Although I'd recommend running explosives over alchemy, and perhaps some gear/utility changes for different situations, hammer scrapper is an easy to play, bursty open-world build. Definitely superior to FT builds. The sustained damage is meh but doesn't really matter for most open-world content