You are right! Edit: As an alternative for the signet of speed and for a better map exploration choose Tools/Speedy Kits. I wasn't a big fan of kits when I first started (I run 3 kits now), but now I use Bomb/EG/Nades for pretty much everything. When your level get's higher focus only on power items. It's quite a good specialization to have when running around the open world. When you hit 80 and get the opportunity to go holosmith, I say go for it. One of the most fun professions in the game, but one of the least popular. Later on in PvE you'll see those two come up a lot in both power and condi specs. But I will give your suggestion a go. The multiplicative nature of Engineer skills makes it seem like the possible combinations are almost infinite. You can learn Shadowlands Engineering from Machinist Au'gur in Oribos in the Hall of Shapes. Mostly for WvW. The guide is in a small window on your main screen in-game. This Shadowlands Engineering leveling guide will show you the fastest and easiest way how to level your Shadowlands Engineering skill up from 1 to 100. It's not a damage buff of course but you want to constantly be on the move to kill and gather more. Reaching exalted will probably take more than a month of grinding. Both of these will be used in most Shadowlands Engineering recipes, so make all of them now for "free" skill points. I got the kit, but have only applied the shoulders, gloves, legs, and boots. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 2 x Flexible Ectoplasmic Specs - 6 Wormfed Gear Assembly, 10 Handful of Laestrite Bolts, 4 Umbryl, 20 Shrouded Cloth, You can make any other goggles. It has very high DPS and moderate defense, with an emphasis on using its "Kits" to deal most of its damage. This means + 60 power from runes alone. You can buy the Ultimate Gnomish Army Knife from the Auction House. Once you unlock mortar kit, that one has a blind field too and you can rotate it with your smoke bomb for a lot of blind uptime. Use the path up to level 80 as a chance to test the waters, figure out what works for you and what doesn't. If you go this route, drop the sigil of speed and choose Sigil of Force that grants you +5% damage. The explosions are a top damage weapon for engineer. A bit annoying, but you will have to walk back and forth from the anvil to the engineering trainer. And get 2 sigils for them: 1) Sigil of Bloodlust Gain +5 power each time you kill a foe. Been leveling using a Flamethrower and I have been constantly telling my friends how terrible they are, hopefully this will change that! If you want to follow a different build I will try to give the best advice. It is AOE damage. You can also craft Gnomish Army Knife if you have Northrend Engineering, but it's usually more expensive to make or buy. The kits are what make it fun imo, explosions and firearms are what I would trait first, if you are super new to the game and don’t have a mount, tools is also really nice for the swiftness on kit swapping just for running around while leveling. Best Engineer Builds. In truth you can do pretty much anything you like in the early game and it's not until level 80 that you really need to think hard about your build. Time for the Engineer! Welcome to /r/GuildWars2 where we strive to be a place where you can share your Guild Wars 2 experiences and partake in discussions with players from around the world. Engineering is the best combined with Mining because you can farm most of the needed materials, and you will save a lot of gold. Plus, having 2 items means 2 sigils in stead of 1. So, I recommend doing the Engineering World Quest every few days for these last 3 points. You can gain +5 skill points by completing a single quest. They all give +1 Shadowlands Engineering skill point. It's amazing what difference 700 hours can make on the game-play experience. Leveling Tips. I totally recommend the bombs for leveling. Somehow (with very little exceptions), the game forces us to combine everything we have. Here is how you play. Press J to jump to the feed. ): Speedy Kits (10 pts in Tools). You can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for more points. Don't go vitality, toughness and healing power because the secret is to kill the mobs so fast, they won't be able to react. Might stacks are extremely good at low levels and simply running healing turret and bomb kit gets you access to 2 easy blast finishers. Engineer is an incredibly versatile class with meta condition and power builds. Flamethrower is really good but camping it always put me to sleep haha. I leveled using pistols and the flame turret. I just saw the build you posted for Flamethrower. Why? Just rolled an engy, and I appreciate the post OP. I'd say play around with bomb kit and grenade kit. So, check out my Mining leveling guide if you want to level Mining before Engineering. You will reach level 50 in no time (this is where you have enough traits to add diversity to your build). 2) Sigil of Speed. Check out my farming guides if you want to farm any of these ores: Gnome characters have +15 Engineering skill because of their passive Engineering Specialization, and Kul Tiran characters have +5 from the trait Jack of All Trades. It's amazing what difference 700 hours can make on the game-play experience. And don't worry about health. If there are a pack of mobs, use Static Shot for it will bounce. 300 -500 damage per hit at lower levels is a hell of lot. With tools and streamline kits, you can have permanent swiftness by equipping a kit every 20 seconds! I recommend Zygor's Leveling Guide. (requires level 60). I'm level 15 on my Engineer and I cringe when I have to go glass cannon like your build suggest as I'm used to a support/tank role. Your propose is ONLY to aggro the beasts. PS: do I just get a down vote for that? Congratulations on reaching 100 in Shadowlands Engineering! (Craft one Gearspring Parts for 15 x True Iron Ore, 15 x Blackrock Ore. (Coordinates: 38.1, 44.7). MetaBattle content is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. EDIT: Scratch that. But I should get to the build and gameplay: Jump around and dodge a lot. All the detail that you need to complete the quests are included. I know of nothing more satisfying than setting everything on fire and then hurling your enemies across the room with a giant friggin' laser beam. This guide's primary focus is leveling Engineering, but you can visit my Shadowlands Engineering Guide if you want to read more about the new changes, engineering bonuses, and recipes. Schematic: PHA7-YNX is basically the only recipe that you can't craft at this point, but you can't buy the recipe until you reach Exalted reputation with the Ascended faction. I'll be giving it a shot for sure. You can find the anvils near the forge in the middle of the Hall of Shapes. Nice Aetherblade outfit. Swapping to the bomb Kit will grant you 5 seconds of swiftness and you can keep it up constantly. But at the lower levels I recommend the players who use bombs to go for the larger radius and power first. He also sells a few Twilight Bark but in limited supply, so he won't always have it. Also the hat bugs me because ... no ears. Give it a try. Still, at the lower levels I recommend Power and Precision. Dump points into firearms and explosives first, those are the damage dealer specs that you'll be using regardless of whether you are power or condition (you'll be using the same spec just different traits in those specs). This page was last edited on 3 November 2020, at 00:59. Smoke bomb is a great aoe blind and it works on most mobs you'll see in the open world. Check out my Darkmoon Faire Profession Quests Guide to read more about the quests. Engineering World quests pop up every few days in one of the Shadowlands zones. These tools are: To save some bag space, I highly recommend getting a Gnomish Army Knife. (make the one that can used by your class). I will try this build as soon as I get home. While poisoned It won't be able to heal. You can buy Luminous Flux and Machinist's Oil from Distributor Au'burk. Trust me this is so powerful it's crazy. Then you can make the Flamethrower work to extreme efficiency if it suits your play style. At level 11 when you unlock your traits focus on Explosions. You’ll never have to switch back to a website, or even the in-game main map to see where you have to go or what’s next. Utilities to unlock first are down to your preference. Max 25 stacks. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Godspeed, brave engineer. In truth you can do pretty much anything you like in the early game and it's not until level 80 that you really need to think hard about your build.