Engineer sPvP | Fun Rifle | Backpoint defender Zerk Engi 2015

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Summary

This is the first zerker build that I've created since the June 23rd patch. In this build your survival will come from careful judgement and LoS. Among other things you have a lot of protection, a lot of stability, and a lot of damage.

 

You also have a 40s stealth cool down for 4s which is very helpful in setting up bursts and fleeing from danger.


I. Weapons and Skills

PvP Rifle
  • Weapon Strength: 986-1205
PvP
  • Weapon Strength: -
PvP
  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Toss Elixir H½ 21¼
    Tool belt. Toss Elixir H to randomly grant protection, regeneration, or swiftness to allies.
    Protection: 5 sVigor: 10 sRegeneration: 10 s (1300 health)Radius: 240Range: 900Vigor: 2 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Toss Elixir B½ 21¼
    Tool belt. Toss Elixir B to grant fury, might, retaliation, and swiftness to allies.
    x3Stability: 4 sFury: 10 sSwiftness: 10 sRetaliation: 10 sRadius: 180Range: 900Vigor: 2 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Toss Elixir S42½
    Tool belt. Toss Elixir S, either making allies grow and granting them stability, or granting them stealth.
    Stability: 4 sStealth: 4 sRadius: 180Range: 900Vigor: 2 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Throw Wrench½ 14½
    Tool belt. Throw your wrench so that it returns to you, striking foes each way. Repair any turrets that the wrench hits.
    Damage: 244Combo Finisher: ProjectileRange: 900Vigor: 2 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Toss Elixir X
    Tool belt. Toss your Elixir X, transforming enemies at the location into moas.
    Vigor: 2 s
    • 0
  • Hip Shot¾
    Deliver a quick rifle shot from the hip that pierces targets.
    Damage: 251Range: 1,200
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Net Shot8
    Immobilize foes with a net shot.
    Immobilized: 2Range: 1,200
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Blunderbuss½ 8
    Fire a cloud of shrapnel that causes more damage the closer you are to foes.
    Damage at 100 distance: 618Damage at 400 distance: 386x4Bleeding at 100 distance: 680 damage (4s)Bleeding at 400 distance: 170 dmg (4s)Range: 700
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Overcharged Shot12
    Fire a blast so strong it launches your foe as you fall backward and cures immobilized, crippled, and chilled.
    Damage: 579Foe launch distance: 450Self knockback distance: 300Range: 600
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Jump Shot¼ 16
    Blast the ground, damaging nearby foes and leaping to your target.
    Leap damage: 348Landing damage: 696x3Vulnerability: 7 sRadius: 240Combo Finisher: LeapRange: 800
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Elixir H1 20
    Elixir. Drink Elixir H to heal yourself and randomly gain protection, regeneration, or swiftness.
    Healing: 5,560Regeneration: 10 s (1300 Health)Protection: 5 sSwiftness: 10 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Elixir B½ 32
    Elixir. Drink Elixir B to gain fury, might, retaliation, and swiftness.
    Might: 30 sFury: 10 sSwiftness: 10 sRetaliation: 10 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Elixir S48
    Elixir. Drink Elixir S to shrink yourself, recover from stun, and evade attacks.
    Duration: 4Breaks stun
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Tool Kit
    Weapon kit. Equip a kit that gives you a variety of tools.
    Swiftness: 20 s
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s
  • Elixir X1 84
    Elixir. Drink Elixir X, becoming a rampaging brute or whirling tornado. Underwater become either a withering plague or a whirlpool.
    Tornado (15 s): Transformed into a tornado.Rampage (20 s): Assumed the form of a massive juggernaut.
    • 0
      Vigor: 2 sSwiftness: 20 s

Weapon and Skill Details

Jump shot


Traits

Firearms

  • Sharpershooter
    Your critical hits have a 33% chance to cause 4s of bleeding.
    • Chemical Rounds
      Your pistol skills have 50% increased condition duration.
    • Heavy Armor Exploit
      Your critical hits have a 50% chance to grant you 3s of swiftness and cause 3s of vulnerability.
    • High Caliber
      You have a 10% increased chance to critically strike nearby foes.
  • Hematic Focus
    You have a 10% increased chance to critically strike foes affected by bleeding.
    • Pinpoint Distribution
      You gain 10% of your precision attribute as condition damage.
    • Skilled Marksman
      You attack 10% faster with rifle or harpoon gun and those skills recharge 20% faster.
    • No Scope
      Your critical hits on nearby foes have a 100% chance to grant you 4s of fury. This trait has a 10 second internal cooldown.
  • Serrated Steel
    Bleeding you apply lasts 33% longer.
    • Juggernaut
      Gain a stack of might for 15s and a stack of stability for 3s every 3 seconds while using the Flamethrower.
    • Modified Ammunition
      Deal 2% additional damage per condition on your foe.
    • Incendiary Powder
      Your critical hits inflict 4s of burning. Burning you apply lasts 33% longer. This trait has a 10 second internal cooldown.

Alchemy

  • Hidden Flask
    Drink an elixir B when struck while below 75% health.
    • Invigorating Speed
      When you gain swiftness you also gain 6s of vigor. This trait has a 5 second internal cooldown.
    • Protection Injection
      Gain 3s of protection when you are disabled. This trait has a 5 second internal cooldown.
    • Health Insurance
      While using Med Kit your outgoing healing to others is increased by 15%.
  • Transmute
    Incoming conditions have a 100% chance of being converted into a boon. This trait has a 15 second internal cooldown.
    • Inversion Enzyme
      Elixir Gun abilities which remove conditions now convert them into boons instead.
    • Self-regulating Defenses
      When struck below 25% health you consume an Elixir S.
    • Backpack Regenerator
      While using a kit you passively recover health.
  • Alchemical Tinctures
    Elixirs remove a condition from affected allies. Boons you apply last 20% longer.
    • HGH
      Elixirs grant 2 stacks of might for 20s, have 20% reduced recharge, and have 20% increased duration.
    • Stimulant Supplier
      Drop a stim pack when you use a heal skill. This trait has a 10 second internal cooldown.
    • Iron Blooded
      Incoming damage is reduced by 2% for every boon on you.

Tools

  • Optimized Activation
    Using a toolbelt skill grants 2s of vigor.
    • Static Discharge
      Discharge a bolt of lightning when you activate a toolbelt skill.
    • Reactive Lenses
      When blinded or disabled you activate utility goggles.
    • Power Wrench
      Tool kit skills recharge 20% faster and deal 10% more damage. Turret repairing abilities are 100% more effective.
  • Mechanized Deployment
    Your toolbelt skills recharge 15% faster.
    • Steamlined Kits
      Equipping a kit creates and attack or spell and grants you 20s of swiftness. This trait has a 20 second internal cooldown.
    • Lock On
      Striking a foe in stealth analyzes them, revealing them and inflicting them with 10 stacks of vulnerability for 8 seconds. This trait has a 20 second internal cooldown.
    • Takedown Round
      Striking a foe above 50% health places a delayed explosive at their location. This trait has a 10 second internal cooldown.
  • Excessive Energy
    Deal 10% more damage while your endurance is above 90%.
    • Kinetic Charge
      After evading a strike the next toolbelt skill you use is recharged instantly. This trait has a 20 second internal cooldown.
    • Adrenal Implant
      Endurance regeneration is increased by 50%.
    • Gadgeteer
      Gain static charges when struck. At 5 charge levels your next gadget skill use is overcharged and recharges 50% faster.

Trait Details

As of right now I'm between firearms and another trait line. I like firearms because of the close quarters upgrade, the reduced cool down on rifle.

 

I haven't decided if I want incendiary Powder or modified ammunition. With all the condi's flying around I believe modified ammunition will work better in arenas.

 

The second line, alchemy is your source of survival and also extra damage.
Prot Inject vs the stuns that are being spammed, backpack regen to mesh with the regen from the boons, and HgH to increase elixir durations and gain might.

 

The final line is your mobility, dodge, and block. I believe this is significant in survival since you need the block and vigor to survive or put up a fight.


III. Stat Specifics & Effects

Primary Stats

  • Health 21872 (+5950)
  • Vitality 1595 (+595)
  • Armor 2239 (+175)
  • Toughness 1175 (+175)
  • Attack 3255 (+1050)
  • Power 2050 (+1050)
  • Critical Hit 54% (+54%)
  • Precision 2050 (+1050)

Secondary Stats

  • Bleeding Duration 33% (+33%)
  • Boon Duration 20% (+20%)
  • Burning Duration 33% (+33%)
  • Condition Duration (self) -25% (+-25%)
  • Critical Damage 37% (+37%)
  • Damage 1205 (+0%)
  • Defense 1064 (+0)
  • Endurance Regeneration 50% (+50%)
  • Ferocity 560 (+560)
  • Stun Duration (self) -25% (+-25%)

Boons

  • Aegis
    Block the next attack.
  • Distortion
    Allows mesmers to evade attacks for some time.
  • Frenzy
    Increases damage taken by 25%. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Frosty Armor
    Chills foes that hit you.
  • Fury
    20% critical chance increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Haste
    Regenerate endurance at 50% effectiveness when under the effects of this skill. It's typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Invulnerability
    Prevents the target from taking damage or receiving conditions. It is also placed on rallied players for one second.
  • Might
    X damage per attack increase. Stacks intensity.
  • Protection
    33% damage reduction. Stacks in duration.
  • Quickening Zephyr
    Prevents healing. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Quickness
    Makes all skills and actions 50% faster.
  • Regeneration
    Regenerates X health per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Rejuvenation
    Regenerates health. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession through the Virtue of Resolve.
  • Resistance
    Resistance temporarily negates the affected target of all effects caused by conditions.
  • Retaliation
    Does X damage to an opponent each time they hit you. Stacks in duration.
  • Smiting
    Causes every fifth attack to apply burning. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession.
  • Stability
    Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, or feared.
  • Stealth
    Allows the user to be invisible to enemy players and avoid being spotted by enemy NPCs.
  • Swiftness
    33% movement speed increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Vigor
    Faster endurance regeneration. Stacks in duration.

Conditions

  • Agony
    Agony is an effect unique to Fractals of the Mists that removes a percentage of the player's health every second and reduces received healing by ~50%.
  • Bleeding
    Bleeding is a stackable condition that deals damage over time.
  • Blind
    Causes the target's next hit to miss instead.
  • Burning
    Inflicts X damage per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Chilled
    Reduces movement speed and skill recharge by 66%. Stacks in duration.
  • Confusion
    Inflicts X damage each time a foe uses skill. Stacks in intensity.
  • Crippled
    Crippled is a condition which decreases movement speed by 50%. Stacks in duration.
  • Fear
    Causes the target to run directly away from the caster.
  • Immobilized
    Immobilized is a condition which prevents movement and dodging. Victims also can't turn. Stacks in duration.
  • Poison
    Inflicts X damage per second. Reduces outgoing heals by 33%. Stacks in duration.
  • Slow
    Slow is a condition that reduces the activation time of skills and abilities.
  • Taunt
    Taunt is a control effect that forces the affected target to run towards the source of taunt with all skills except stun breakers disabled while using their auto-attack skill.
  • Torment
    Deals damage every second; deals additional damage if moving; stacks intensity.
  • Vulnerability
    Increases damage the target takes by 1%. Stacks in intensity.
  • Weakness
    Causes 50% of attacks to be glancing and reduces endurance regeneration by 50%. Stacks in duration.

Control

  • Break Stun
    Stun break is an effect which can break control effects on a character.
  • Daze
    Interrupts and prevents the target from using skills for a period of time.
  • Float
    Forces the affected target(s) to move towards the surface.
  • Knockdown
    Interrupts and causes the foe to be unable to move or use skills for a short duration. Knocked down foes fall to the ground.
  • Launch
    Interrupts and tosses a character into the air.
  • Pull
    Shortens the distance between the user and the foe by drawing one of them to another. If a foe is pulled, this can result in an interrupt.
  • Push
    Physically pushes foes away from the player and interrupts them.
  • Sink
    Forces the affected target(s) to move away from the surface.
  • Stun
    Interrupts, immobilizes, and incapacitates foes for a short duration.
  • Teleport
    Teleport to target location.
  • Teleport
    Teleport (alternatively, flash) is a mechanic that causes the user or target(s) to instantly move from one location to another.

Fields & Finishers

  • Dark Field
    Dark Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Blindness
    Leap Finisher: Blindness
    Projectile Finisher: Life stealing
    Whirl Finsher: Leeching Bolts
  • Ethereal Field
    Ethereal Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Chaos Armor
    Leap Finisher: Chaos Armor
    Projectile Finisher: Confusion
    Whirl Finsher: Confounding Bolts
  • Fire Field
    Fire Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Might
    Leap Finisher: Fire Shield
    Projectile Finisher: Burning
    Whirl Finsher: Burning Bolts
  • Ice Field
    Ice Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Frost Aura
    Leap Finisher: Frost Aura
    Projectile Finisher: Chilled
    Whirl Finsher: Chilling Bolts
  • Light Field
    Light Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Retaliation
    Leap Finisher: Retaliation
    Projectile Finisher: Remove Condition
    Whirl Finsher: Cleansing Bolts
  • Lightning Field
    Lightning Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Swiftness
    Leap Finisher: Dazing Strike
    Projectile Finisher: Vulnerability
    Whirl Finsher: Brutal Bolts
  • Poison Field
    Poison Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Weakness
    Leap Finisher: Weakness
    Projectile Finisher: Poison
    Whirl Finsher: Poison Bolts
  • Revealed
    Revealed is an effect applied when stealth is broken, for example by entering combat or exiting a Shadow Refuge circle prematurely.
  • Smoke Field
    Smoke Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Stealth
    Leap Finisher: Stealth
    Projectile Finisher: Blindness
    Whirl Finsher: Blinding Bolts
  • Super Speed
    Activate your slick shoes, enabling you to move at superior speeds.
  • Water Field
    Water Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Healing
    Leap Finisher: Healing
    Projectile Finisher: Regeneration
    Whirl Finsher: Healing Bolts
Combo
  • Blast Finisher
    Blast Combo Effects

    Dark: Area Blindness
    Ethereal: Area Chaos Armor
    Fire: Area Might
    Ice: Area Frost Aura
    Light: Area Retaliation
    Lightning: Area Swiftness
    Poison: Area Weakness
    Smoke: Area Stealth
    Water: Area Healing
  • Leap Finisher
    Leap Combo Effects

    Dark: Blindness
    Ethereal: Chaos Armor
    Fire: Fire Shield
    Ice: Frost Aura
    Light: Retaliation
    Lightning: Dazing Strike
    Poison: Weakness
    Smoke: Stealth
    Water: Healing
  • Projectile Finisher
    Projectile Combo Effects

    Dark: Life stealing
    Ethereal: Confusion
    Fire: Burning
    Ice: Chilled
    Light: Remove Condition
    Lightning: Vulnerability
    Poison: Poison
    Smoke: Blindness
    Water: Regeneration
  • Whirl Finisher
    Whirl Combo Effects

    Dark: Leeching Bolts
    Ethereal: Confounding Bolts
    Fire: Burning Bolts
    Ice: Chilling Bolts
    Light: Cleansing Bolts
    Lightning: Brutal Bolts
    Poison: Poison Bolts
    Smoke: Blinding Bolts
    Water: Healing Bolts

Stat and Effect Details

You biggest enemy is going to be condi damage and other zerkers. So you'll have to play smart. You also can't get immobilized or +1ed by ANYBODY.

 


IV. Runes, Sigils, Accessories & Jewels

Armor & Runes

PvP Rune of Melandru
  1. Toughness: 25
  2. Vitality: 35
  3. Toughness: 50
  4. -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration
  5. Toughness: 100
  6. -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration
PvP Rune of Melandru
  1. Toughness: 25
  2. Vitality: 35
  3. Toughness: 50
  4. -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration
  5. Toughness: 100
  6. -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration
PvP Rune of Melandru
  1. Toughness: 25
  2. Vitality: 35
  3. Toughness: 50
  4. -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration
  5. Toughness: 100
  6. -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration
PvP Rune of Melandru
  1. Toughness: 25
  2. Vitality: 35
  3. Toughness: 50
  4. -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration
  5. Toughness: 100
  6. -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration
PvP Rune of Melandru
  1. Toughness: 25
  2. Vitality: 35
  3. Toughness: 50
  4. -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration
  5. Toughness: 100
  6. -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration
PvP Rune of Melandru
  1. Toughness: 25
  2. Vitality: 35
  3. Toughness: 50
  4. -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration
  5. Toughness: 100
  6. -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration

Rune Stat Totals

  • Toughness 175
  • Vitality 35
  • Condition Duration (self) -25%
  • Stun Duration (self) -25%

Rune Bonuses

PvP Rune of Melandru
  1. Toughness: 25
  2. Vitality: 35
  3. Toughness: 50
  4. -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration
  5. Toughness: 100
  6. -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration

Accessories & Jewels

Marauder's Amulet
  • Power: 1050
  • Precision: 1050
  • Vitality: 560
  • Ferocity: 560

Accessory Totals

  • Power:1050
  • Precision:1050
  • Vitality:560
  • Ferocity:560

Weapon Set Sigils

PvP Rifle
  • Weapon Strength: 986-1205
PvP
  • Weapon Strength: -
Sigil of Superior Air
50% chance to cause a lightning strike on a critical hit. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 3 seconds)
Sigil of Superior Fire
50% chance to cause flame blast on critical hit causing AoE damage. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 5s)

Weapon Set I

Sigil of Superior Air

50% chance to cause a lightning strike on a critical hit. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 3 seconds)

PvP
  • Weapon Strength: -

Water Weapon I


V. Basic Gameplay

You can't fight on point.
Save elixirs for condition removal.

 


Main Skill Rotation

To force the spike to work you can use your Moa from f5, your stealth from f3, or the stab from f2.

 

Apply stability before using overcharged shot.
Your chain will be
Stab -> Overcharged shot -> Net Shot - > Jumpshot -> Pry Bar -> Blunderbust
that will be the huge spike generally everyone is dead if you're able to land that.


Comments

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@ 05:41 AM, Sun September 13 2015 Reply
Like this build, might use it when we get hammer? Substituting firearms for the hammer trait line.