Looking to do a Engineer in SP (need advice on BP)

#1RGPanznerPosted 3/28/2013 11:56:51 AM
Looking to do my first Engineer in SP. However I'm having a hard time coming up with a bonus power to use. I thought I do Defense Drone but the damn thing doesn't seem to do much of anything.

Not to mention when I was doing some testing out on the class in the Prologue and on Mars I rarely used the pet abilities as I favored doing Cryo Explosions or Tech Bursts off of Liara and Kaidan's Biotics. Let's just say even on Insanity I thought I was on Normal Mode.

Also thinking I'll probably use the Harrier since at Tier 5 i still have almost close to 180% power recharge speed.
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#2SageOfLifePosted 3/28/2013 11:57:52 AM
An Engineer already has pretty much everything you need power wise. I recommend an ammo power.
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#3deathscythe257Posted 3/28/2013 12:00:31 PM
Incendiary/Warp/AP ammo...he already has enough abilties as a caster
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#4sheepman23Posted 3/28/2013 12:00:34 PM
Defense Matrix is a great bonus power for Engineers. It's basically an "instant shields" button that also gives you a 25% bonus to tech power damage while active. It does reduce your power recharge speed, but this can be negated through bonuses from Liara's intel and picking armor pieces that reduce recharge speed.

Energy Drain is also good for the same reasons. Its offensive capabilities do overlap a bit with Overload, though.

Warp, Armor-Piercing, and Incendiary Rounds are all good choices if you plan on shooting a lot.
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#5Spider5800Posted 3/28/2013 12:18:50 PM
Defense Matrix or an ammo power. DM gives you some protection and can regen shields in an emergency, and ammo powers make you more useful with weapons, although if you use squadmates with ammo powers and give them evo 4b so all squadmates get their effects that isn't necessary.

Energy drain could work, but since you already have Overload the only reason to use it is the shield regen and DR, both of which Defense Matrix does better IMO. Most of the other damage-dealing powers are pointless when you can make plenty of combos with your existing powers. None of the other "shield" powers like Fort are as useful as DM since it regen's shields AND evo 5 gives bonuses to tech damage.
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#6xKryptonKnightxPosted 3/28/2013 12:18:59 PM
Inferno grenades. Perform fire explosions the way it was meant to be done.
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#7ArkJJPosted 3/28/2013 12:25:23 PM
xKryptonKnightx posted...
Inferno grenades. Perform fire explosions the way it was meant to be done.

This. With both Chain Overload evolutions, you pull of multiple Fire Explosions about every 3 seconds.
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#8sir_fredingtonPosted 3/28/2013 12:26:44 PM
SageOfLife posted...
An Engineer already has pretty much everything you need power wise. I recommend an ammo power.


Either warp ammo or inferno grenade if you want a grenade power.
#9chill 02Posted 3/28/2013 12:31:10 PM(edited)
AP ammo helps.
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#10MichoticPosted 3/28/2013 12:33:12 PM
Defense Matrix is an all around great bonus power. Little extra protection, and get your shields back in case the enemy drops them. The CD penalty isn't really even noticeable.

If you don't have problems staying alive, then I'd go with an Ammo power, as the Engineer has pretty much everything else covered. AP would be my recommendation.
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