Engineer PvE | Open World Pistol/Shield | Damage Elixir Juggernaut

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Summary

This build utilizes Elixirs with Condition Damage.

 

The Condition Damage can be Exilir Gun or Flame Thrower, that latter of which will be the Juggernaut variety.


I. Weapons and Skills

Dire Pistol
  • Weapon Strength: 876-1029
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Toughness: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Dire Shield
  • Weapon Strength: 806-909
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Toughness: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Dire Harpoon Gun
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Toughness: 85
  • Vitality: 85
  • Toss Elixir H½ 25
    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: 900Regeneration: 6 s
    • 0
  • Healing Mist35
    Tool belt. Vent a healing mist, granting regeneration to yourself and allies.
    Regeneration: 10 s (1300 health)Radius: 240Break Stun
    • 0
  • Incendiary Ammo50
    Tool belt. Burn foes with your next three attacks.
    • 0
  • 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
  • Med Pack Drop
    Tool belt. Call down a supply drop of med packs into the target 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
  • 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 sRegeneration: 6 s
    • 0
  • Elixir Gun
    Weapon kit. Arm yourself with an elixir gun that replaces your weapon skills.
    • 0
  • Flamethrower
    Weapon kit. Arm yourself with a flamethrower that replaces your weapon skills.
    Stability: 3 sMight: 15 s
    • 0
  • Elixir B½ 32
    Elixir. Drink Elixir B to gain fury, might, retaliation, and swiftness.
    Might: 30 sFury: 10 sSwiftness: 10 sRetaliation: 10 s
    • 0
  • Supply Crate1 180
    Request a massive supply drop, complete with turrets and bandages.
    Damage: 244Stun: 2 sRadius: 240Combo Finisher: BlastRange: 1,200
    • Overcharge Supply Crate
      Overcharge supply crate's turrets.

Weapon and Skill Details

The order of your utilities does not matter. Put them in the order you prefer.


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.

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.

III. Stat Specifics & Effects

Primary Stats

  • Health 24912 (+8990)
  • Vitality 1899 (+899)
  • Armor 2963 (+899)
  • Toughness 1899 (+899)
  • Attack 1969 (+0)
  • Power 1000 (+0)
  • Critical Hit 7% (+7%)
  • Precision 1070 (+70)

Secondary Stats

  • Bleeding Duration 33% (+33%)
  • Boon Duration 20% (+20%)
  • Chill Duration (self) -33% (+-33%)
  • Condition Damage 1965 (+1965)
  • Confusion Duration 30% (+30%)
  • Confusion Duration 30% (+30%)
  • Cripple Duration (self) -33% (+-33%)
  • Damage 969 (+0%)
  • Defense 1064 (+0)
  • Experience from Kills 20% (+20%)
  • Immobilize Duration (self) -33% (+-33%)
  • 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 Truffle Risotto
Duration: 30min
Condition Damage: 100
Precision: 70
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Condition Damage: 100
  • Precision: 70
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Utility Nourishment

Master Tuning Crystal
Duration: 30min
Gain Condition damage equal to 6% of your toughness
Gain Condition damage equal to 4% of your vitality
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Gain Condition damage equal to 6% of your toughness
  • Gain Condition damage equal to 4% of your vitality
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Armor & Runes

Dire Emblazoned Helm
  • Defense: 97
  • Condition Damage: 60
  • Toughness: 43
  • Vitality: 43
Superior Rune of Perplexity
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Confusion Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Confusion Duration; when you interrupt a foe, inflict 5 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds. (Cooldown: 15 seconds)
Dire Emblazoned Shoulders
  • Defense: 97
  • Condition Damage: 45
  • Toughness: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of Perplexity
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Confusion Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Confusion Duration; when you interrupt a foe, inflict 5 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds. (Cooldown: 15 seconds)
Dire Emblazoned Coat
  • Defense: 338
  • Condition Damage: 134
  • Toughness: 96
  • Vitality: 96
Superior Rune of Perplexity
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Confusion Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Confusion Duration; when you interrupt a foe, inflict 5 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds. (Cooldown: 15 seconds)
Dire Emblazoned Gloves
  • Defense: 157
  • Condition Damage: 45
  • Toughness: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of Perplexity
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Confusion Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Confusion Duration; when you interrupt a foe, inflict 5 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds. (Cooldown: 15 seconds)
Dire Emblazoned Pants
  • Defense: 218
  • Condition Damage: 90
  • Toughness: 64
  • Vitality: 64
Superior Rune of Perplexity
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Confusion Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Confusion Duration; when you interrupt a foe, inflict 5 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds. (Cooldown: 15 seconds)
Dire Emblazoned Boots
  • Defense: 157
  • Condition Damage: 45
  • Toughness: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of Perplexity
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Confusion Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Confusion Duration; when you interrupt a foe, inflict 5 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds. (Cooldown: 15 seconds)

Armor Stat Totals

  • Defense 1064
  • Condition Damage 594
  • Confusion Duration 30%
  • Toughness 299
  • Vitality 299

Rune Bonuses

Superior Rune of Perplexity
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Confusion Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Confusion Duration; when you interrupt a foe, inflict 5 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds. (Cooldown: 15 seconds)

Accessories & Jewels

Dire Amulet
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Toughness: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Dire Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Toughness: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Dire Back
  • Condition Damage: 30
  • Toughness: 21
  • Vitality: 21
(Infused)
Dire Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Toughness: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Dire Ring
  • Condition Damage: 90
  • Toughness: 64
  • Vitality: 64
(Infused)
Dire Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Toughness: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Dire Ring
  • Condition Damage: 90
  • Toughness: 64
  • Vitality: 64
(Infused)
Dire Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Toughness: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Dire Earring
  • Condition Damage: 75
  • Toughness: 53
  • Vitality: 53
Dire Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Toughness: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Dire Earring
  • Condition Damage: 75
  • Toughness: 53
  • Vitality: 53
Dire Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Toughness: 15
  • Vitality: 15

Accessory Totals

  • Toughness:430
  • Vitality:430
  • Condition Damage:630

Weapon Set Sigils

Dire Pistol
  • Weapon Strength: 876-1029
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Toughness: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Dire Shield
  • Weapon Strength: 806-909
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Toughness: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Sigil of Superior Restoration
Gain Health on Killing a Foe.
Superior Sigil of Bursting
+6% Condition Damage

Weapon Set I

Sigil of Superior Restoration

Gain Health on Killing a Foe.

Superior Sigil of Bursting

+6% Condition Damage

Dire Harpoon Gun
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Toughness: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Sigil of Superior Restoration
Gain Health on Killing a Foe.

Water Weapon I

Sigil of Superior Restoration

Gain Health on Killing a Foe.

Upgrade Item Details

Sinister armour can be swapped in instead if you want even more damage, but less survivability. You could also use Balthazar Runes if you intend to use the Flame Thrower more than anything else.


V. Basic Gameplay

Your Elixir should be fired often as often as possible along with use of the Elixir Gun. Should you wish to utilize the Flame Thrower, or even the F skill from the FT with your Elixir Gun, then it will also provide you with the Perma Stability of the Juggernaut trait.


Main Skill Rotation


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