Engineer WvW | Large Group Pistol/Shield | Assaulter WVW Zerg HGH Mortar/Nade Engi (Version 2, post mortar nerf).

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Summary

Balance of sustain and damage with zerg support through healing and condi-cleanse/conversion. Designed to be used mid-long range. Still viable following stupid mortar nerf.

 

Stack might with HGH + sigil/rune strength (use Elixir B + toolbelt, Elixir gun 4/5 + toolbelt, Mortar 5) - you can maintain 25 stacks.

 

Cleanse + Convert Conditions through traits + elixirs/elixir gun/healing turret.

 

Heal directly through healing turret, elixir gun + traits.

 

Heal through waterfields - mortar 5 + healing turret - 2 blasts from mortar toolbelt, 1 from shield 5, 1 from EG 4, 1 from healing turret detonation.

 

3 stacks stability through elixir B toolbelt + stunbreak EG toolbelt.

 

Passive boosts from mecha legs, protection injection etc

 

FAQ:

 

Why not elixir H? - not required for might stacks, you can maintain 25 without it and medkit/healing turret are vastly superior.

 

Why not Flamer for stability? - you get 1 stack every 3 secs, which is not perma-stability in WVW like a lot of people are saying, in that it will be useless if you get caught by an aoe bomb with more than one cc. Plus you have to invest in firearms which is otherwise not that useful unless you are playing a condi build. This build at least gives you 3 stacks from toss elixir B in addition to a stunbreak from healing mist, which might allow you to survive a bomb. As before the patch, you will still be relying on guardians for the majority of your stab.

 

What about WVW roaming? - run a standard rabid condi build for this, enjoying facerolling.


I. Weapons and Skills

Grizzlemouth's Revolver
  • Weapon Strength: 920-1080
  • Condition Damage: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Toughness: 90
Grizzlemouth's Bastion
  • Weapon Strength: 846-954

  • Weapon Defense: 64
  • Condition Damage: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Toughness: 90
  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Regenerating Mist21
    Tool belt. Release a mist of healing liquid to regenerate nearby allies.
    x2Regeneration: 3 s (780 health)Range: 480Combo Field: WaterRegeneration: 6 s
    • Detonate Healing Turret
      Detonate your healing turret.
      Combo Finisher: Blast
  • Toss Elixir B½ 25
    Tool belt. Toss Elixir B to grant fury, might, retaliation, and swiftness to allies.
    x3Stability: 4 sFury: 10 sSwiftness: 10 sRetaliation: 10 sRadius: 180Range: 900
    • 0
  • Healing Mist35
    Tool belt. Vent a healing mist, granting regeneration to yourself and allies.
    Regeneration: 10 s (1300 health)Radius: 240Break Stun
    • 0
  • Grenade Barrage½ 25
    Tool belt. Throw several grenades at once.
    Damage: 122Explosion radius: 150Number of grenades: 6Range: 900
    • 0
  • Orbital Strike
    Tool belt. Call down energy from the sky to blast an area.
    • 0
  • Explosive Shot½
    Fire a shot that explodes on impact, bleeding nearby foes.
    Damage: 118Bleeding: 3 s (85 damage)Radius: 120Combo Finisher: Projectile (20% chance)Range: 900
    • 0
    • 0
  • Poison Dart Volley10
    Fire a volley of darts that poison foes.
    Damage: 134Poison: 2 s (168 damage)Number of Darts: 5Range: 900
    • 0
    • 0
  • Static Shot15
    Discharge a lightning shot that bounces between multiple foes, blinding and confusing them.
    Damage: 134Blind: 3 sx2Confusion: 3 s (130 damage on skill use)Number of bounces: 4Range: 900
    • 0
    • 0
  • Magnetic Shield3 30
    Create a magnetic field that reflects projectiles and can be released to push back foes.
    Duration: 3
    • Magnetic Inversion
      Release the magnetic field to push back nearby foes.
      Damage: 76Knockback: 300Combo Finisher: Blast
    • 0
  • Static Shield40
    Electrify your shield, preparing to throw it at foes. If you are hit, the shield discharges, stunning your nearby attacker.
    Stun: 1 sBlock duration: 2
    • Throw Shield¾
      Throw your charged shield. Dazes foes it hits on the way out and back.
      Daze: 1 sDamage: 151Combo Finisher: ProjectileRange: 900
    • 0
  • Healing Turret ½ 20
    Turret. Deploys a turret that heals you briefly, then regenerates you and your allies.
    Healing: 2,520Regeneration: 3 s (Cast every 3 seconds)Radius: 480Regeneration: 6 s
    • Cleansing Burst15
      Overcharge your healing turret, supplying a burst of healing that cures 2 conditions.
      Healing: 2,520Regeneration: 5 sCombo Field: WaterRadius: 480Regeneration: 6 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
  • Elixir Gun
    Weapon kit. Arm yourself with an elixir gun that replaces your weapon skills.
    • 0
  • Grenade Kit
    Device kit. Equip a kit that replaces your weapon with grenade skills.
    • 0
  • Mortar ½ 120
    Device kit. Build a stationary mortar that you or your allies can fire.
    Duration: 120Range: 1,400
    • 0

Traits

Explosives

  • Evasive Powder Keg
    Create a bomb when you dodge.
    • Grenadier
      Increases your throw velocity of grenades by 100%. Increases the blast radius of grenades by 60.
    • Explosive Descent
      You take 50% decreased damage from falling. When you take fall damage release a barrage of grenades.
    • Glass Cannon
      Deal 5% increased damage while above 90% health
  • Steel-Packed Powder
    Your explosions cause 5s of vulnerability.
    • Aim-assisted Rocket
      You have a 33% chance when striking a foe to target them for a seeker rocket. This trait has a 10 second internal cooldown.
    • Shaped Charge
      You deal 5% increased damage to foes affected by vulnerability.
    • Short Fuse
      Your bombs explode faster and bomb skills recharge 20% faster.
  • Explosive Powder
    Explosions deal 10% more damage. Your turrets explode, dealing damage and knocking back nearby foes when destroyed.
    • Siege Rounds
      Orbital Strike comes down an additional time one second after the first strike. Mortar Kit ability effects last 40% longer.
    • Shrapnel
      Your explosions have a 15% chance to cause 12s of bleeding and 2s of cripple.
    • Thermobaric Detonation
      Evasive Powder Keg is now a blast finisher.

Inventions

  • Cleansing Synergy
    When you use a healing skill you emit a cleansing pulse to nearby allies, removing a damaging condition from them. This trait has a 10 second internal cooldown.
    • Over Shield
      Shield skills recharge 20% faster and grant 4s of protection to nearby allies.
    • Automated Medical Response
      All heal skills recharge when struck while you are below the health threshold.
    • Autodefense Bomb Dispenser
      Drop a smoke bomb when you are disabled. This trait has a 30 second internal cooldown.
  • Heal Resonator
    When you use a healing skill you grant 6s of regeneration to nearby allies.
    • Experimental Turrets
      Turrets apply boons to allies around them every 10 seconds.
    • Soothing Detonation
      When you combo a blast finisher nearby allies are healed.
    • Mecha Legs
      Your movement speed is increased by 25%. The duration of cripple, chill and immobilize on you is reduced by 33%.
  • Energy Amplifier
    While under the effects of regeneration you gain up to 250 Healing power.
    • Advanced Turrets
      Turrets receive 33% less damage. Turrets reflect missiles for 4s after created.
    • Bunker Down
      When you critically hit create a mine and a med pack at your location. This trait has a 2 second internal cooldown.
    • Medical Dispersion Field
      You heal nearby allies for 20% of whatever you heal yourself.

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.

III. Stat Specifics & Effects

Primary Stats

  • Health 19612 (+3690)
  • Vitality 1369 (+369)
  • Armor 2543 (+479)
  • Toughness 1479 (+479)
  • Attack 3403 (+1386)
  • Power 2386 (+1386)
  • Critical Hit 35% (+35%)
  • Precision 1646 (+646)

Secondary Stats

  • Boon Duration 30% (+30%)
  • Chill Duration (self) -33% (+-33%)
  • Condition Damage 250 (+250)
  • Condition Duration (self) -40% (+-40%)
  • Cripple Duration (self) -33% (+-33%)
  • Critical Damage 31% (+31%)
  • Damage 1017 (+0%)
  • Defense 1064 (+0)
  • Experience from Kills 20% (+20%)
  • Ferocity 466 (+466)
  • Immobilize Duration (self) -33% (+-33%)
  • Might Duration 45% (+45%)
  • Movement Speed 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

IV. Food, Armor, Trinkets & Upgrade Items

Food Nourishment

Bowl of Lemongrass Poultry Soup
Duration: 30min
Condition Duration (self): -40%
Vitality: 70
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Condition Duration (self): -40%
  • Vitality: 70
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Utility Nourishment

Bountiful Sharpening Stone
Duration: 30min
Boon Duration: 10%
Power: 100
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Boon Duration: 10%
  • Power: 100
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Armor & Runes

Soldier's Emblazoned Helm
  • Defense: 97
  • Power: 60
  • Toughness: 43
  • Vitality: 43
Superior Rune of Strength
  1. Power: 25
  2. Might Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. +15% Might Duration; 25% chance when struck to gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 5 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.
Soldier's Emblazoned Shoulders
  • Defense: 97
  • Power: 45
  • Toughness: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of Strength
  1. Power: 25
  2. Might Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. +15% Might Duration; 25% chance when struck to gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 5 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.
Soldier's Emblazoned Coat
  • Defense: 338
  • Power: 134
  • Toughness: 96
  • Vitality: 96
Superior Rune of Strength
  1. Power: 25
  2. Might Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. +15% Might Duration; 25% chance when struck to gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 5 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.
Soldier's Emblazoned Gloves
  • Defense: 157
  • Power: 45
  • Toughness: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of Strength
  1. Power: 25
  2. Might Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. +15% Might Duration; 25% chance when struck to gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 5 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.
Soldier's Emblazoned Pants
  • Defense: 218
  • Power: 90
  • Toughness: 64
  • Vitality: 64
Superior Rune of Strength
  1. Power: 25
  2. Might Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. +15% Might Duration; 25% chance when struck to gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 5 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.
Soldier's Emblazoned Boots
  • Defense: 157
  • Power: 45
  • Toughness: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of Strength
  1. Power: 25
  2. Might Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. +15% Might Duration; 25% chance when struck to gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 5 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.

Armor Stat Totals

  • Defense 1064
  • Power 594
  • Might Duration 45%
  • Toughness 299
  • Vitality 299

Rune Bonuses

Superior Rune of Strength
  1. Power: 25
  2. Might Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. +15% Might Duration; 25% chance when struck to gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 5 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.

Accessories & Jewels

Distinguished Circle of LogicUtility Slot
  • Power: 157
  • Precision: 108
  • Ferocity: 108
Berserker's BackOffensive Slot
  • Power: 63
  • Precision: 40
  • Ferocity: 40
(Infused)
Ring of Red DeathOffensive Slot
  • Power: 126
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
(Infused)
Crystalline BandDefensive Slot
  • Power: 126
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
(Infused)
Magister's Field JournalDefensive Slot
  • Power: 110
  • Precision: 74
  • Ferocity: 74
Althea's AshesOffensive Slot
  • Power: 110
  • Precision: 74
  • Ferocity: 74

Accessory Totals

  • Power:692
  • Precision:466
  • Ferocity:466

Weapon Set Sigils

Grizzlemouth's Revolver
  • Weapon Strength: 920-1080
  • Condition Damage: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Toughness: 90
Grizzlemouth's Bastion
  • Weapon Strength: 846-954

  • Weapon Defense: 64
  • Condition Damage: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Toughness: 90
Sigil of Superior Strength
60% chance to apply might for 10s on critical. (Cooldown 1 second)
Sigil of Superior Energy
You gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 9s)

Weapon Set I

Sigil of Superior Strength

60% chance to apply might for 10s on critical. (Cooldown 1 second)

Sigil of Superior Energy

You gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 9s)

  • Weapon Strength: -

Water Weapon I


V. Basic Gameplay

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