The Engineer profession is unlike any other we’ve seen in any MMO. The most important new aspect of the Engineer profession is that it uses mechanical items to inflict damage to its opponents. Using items such as gadgets, explosives, elixirs and anything that can be ‘deployed’. While leveling to 80 as an Engineer, you will definitely need a love for destruction and blowing things up with bombs and grenades. Gone are the days of spells with the Engineer!
Guild Wars 2 Engineer Leveling Guide
The Engineer is very familiar with the Elementalist in that it uses a single weapon at a time. It is all about setting traps, setting bombs, blowing things up, crowd controlling and also burning your opponents down with damage over time (DoT). What can we say… it’s like you’re playing Batman with an all mighty Utility Belt at your disposal. You will need to experiment a lot with the Engineer as there are so many combinations to choose from when casting abilities at your enemies.
As an Engineer, you can switch between Toolkits to change from using pistols, rifles, grenades, bombs, flamethrowers etc. there is an abundant of options to choose from, pick a few you love and stick to them!
You will notice as you begin using the Engineer and leveling, there a numerous ways to play the class, it can be daunting at times, but the easiest way to play it is the simple weapons choice. Using dual-pistols, or a rifle to cast single target damage to opponents.
As you choose your main weapon, you’ll have access to your first three skills, while your offhand weapon will determine your 4th and 5th ability. And you will notice from level 7, you won’t get the weapon swap like other professions but instead, your ablities will revolve around the use of toolkits. Instead of using weapons you can have toolkits, and you can actually in fact have all of your 7 hotkeys taken up with toolkits if you wanted.
There are a number of toolkits including: grenades, bombs, mines and also even flamethrowers, choose your favourites and stick to them from the beginning.
Guild Wars 2 Engineer Leveling Guide Tips
- Combine your character with a weapon and 1-2 toolkits
- Stick to these and level them up until you’re a higher level
- Also experiment from the beginning to see what you love
Check out the video below for some of the amazing abilities of the Engineer profession.
Guild Wars 2 Engineer Leveling Guide Conclusion
We found the Engineer an extremely entertaining profession to play, there are so many explosives and bombs and turrets and all this jazz, it just makes you feel like a kid again blowing things up! There are numerous options to play as the Engineer but it’s best to stick to what you love, we decided on the flameflower toolkit and there are so many builds that can come from this profession. Builds like a healing based build and healing turret build, also landmine builds just to name a few. Great for PvP and group support. We hope you enjoy this profession as much as we have!