Suggestions for Eng alt build
Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:01 PM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:10 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:00 AM
On that note: Thief and Ele bland? I could see thief being bland if you were spamming skills and wasting initative. But Ele? Really? Ele is even more complex than Engy IMO. I find Engy more fun, but less complex.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:57 AM
Hehe, you're like me. My main is a Mesmer and I have an Engineer alt (well, one of my alts, but he's my first alt). I've played various kits and I agree with the others that you should utilize the kits. I tend to have both flamethrower and elixir gun with traits in Firearm and Alchemy (alittle in Tools). Use your kits based on scenarios and in a way; it's vaguely similar to which phantasms to use or when to shatter your illusions. While it may not be as complicated as mesmer, it's "flashy" in its own way and fun! For starting out, get Grenade/Med kit. Both kits will allow you to get the feel of swapping your weapons with them. Use your weapons, yes, but also use your kits. Grenade kit is great at low levels, but then once you're more comfortable of swapping your kit and weapon, then try with either elixirs or turrets (the latter gives more survivability at low levels). Afterwards, try Flamethrower and/or one of the gadgets and so on. Definitely try out each to find which ones you enjoy using with your playstyle. For weapons, rifle is a nice single-target, heavy damage choice while dual pistols deal more condition damage. The shield has more crowd control and adds more defense. But much like the utilities, experiment which weapons suits your taste. Hope you find the right weapons and kits that you can enjoy!
Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:50 AM
I started playing the Engineer yesterday. She has been a crafting alt, so she was already level 16. I wanted to use Flamethrower and Elixir Gun. I have not unlocked Elixir Gun yet, so I am using Grenades. It seemed fun at first until I realized I could not kill anything. Even when downleveled to one level above the zone, the Engineer has extreme difficulty taking a regular mob in 1v1. I lose 1/2 to 3/4 of my HP from a single hit. I have never played a profession so flimsy. I hear people complain about Mesmers being slow-starters, but my Mesmer was a killer the moment I unlocked Blurred Frenzy.
Please disregard. I overlooked the obvious fact that crafting alts must be re-geared before sending them into the field.
Edited by lujate, 20 January 2013 - 08:08 PM.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:15 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:09 PM
Thanks for your reply.
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