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Personally I think a big problem with the turrets is that it's not clear when they're even doing anything. The only one I ever see fire off regularly is the Flame turret, the rocket turret only occasionally. For the rest, there's no sound, no obvious graphic. Unless my eyes are glued on my turrets the whole fight, I just never notice them doing anything.
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speaking of engineers, how do you build for Flamethrower?
10 Explosives for 33% chance to bleed on crits. 30 Fire Arms for 30% chance to bleed and 50% chance of vulnerability on critical hits, 10% higher crit on targets at less than 50% health, 20% longer burn, 5% more damage against bleeding foes, and Juggernaut. 20 Alchemy for Deadly Mixture.
You can play around with it a bit but, that's the basic stuff.
Then drop a Sigil of Earth into your weapon.
Ah, yeah, you also go for Precision (crit) and Condition damage.
Hey guys...fixing to start up my Asuran Engineer now that I've got my Sylvari Ranger on the gruond running at level 34ish.
What's the general consensus on Engineer weapons?
I like the look of the Rifle but it seems like it's very oriented towards single-targets.
False. Playing a rifle engineer means lining up targets in a row for "piercing damage". It goes through targets unlike a warrior's rifle iirc. That is what makes the class so fun.
Have someone set up a combo field, and then shoot using your 1 skill through it. It then becomes coated in whatever field is up and pierces through multiple targets with it--as long as they are in a row.
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Before you settle in any one build, please try grenades and or bomb kits.
I went far, far too long before I realized what an amazing set of weapons I was missing from my engineer's arsenal.
God, this. I ended up not liking bombs no matter how many chances I gave them, but grenades...holy crap, grenades. I can't believe I went 50 levels not using those things. They're incredible. Especially underwater.
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