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Guild Wars 2 Engineer profession revealed


The second to last profession for the upcoming MMO revealed

Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on May 19, 2011 - 10:03am EST (May 19, 2011 10:03)

NCsoft and ArenaNet have announced the Engineer profession for the upcoming MMO Guild Wars 2. The Engineer is a master of the mechanical and tinkers with explosives, gadgets, elixirs, and all manner of deployable devices. They can take control of an area by placing turrets, support their allies with alchemic weaponry, or lay waste to foes with a wide array of mines, bombs, and grenades.

Like elementalists, engineers use a single weapon set at a time, but they complement this weapon set by equipping special utility and healing kits. These kits provide the engineer with special weapons and backpacks loaded with a full set of skills to replace their current weapon skills.

Weapon Kits are utility skills that equip a new weapon in the engineer's hands when activated. For example, the flamethrower kit creates a short-range AOE weapon the engineer can use to overwhelm foes. The flamethrower has skills like Immolate to damage nearby enemies, Air Blast to defend from ranged attacks, and Backdraft to suck enemies into range of the weapon's powerful attacks.

When activated, Backpack Kits equip a backpack that replaces the engineer's current weapon skills with a set of more specialized skills. For example, a bomb kit puts a backpack on engineers that allows them to deploy bombs with a variety of effects including smoke, concussion, and fire.

An engineer can deploy turrets: immobile allied devices that help defend and control an area. When a turret is deployed, the skill in that slot is replaced with its overcharged version. For example, an engineer can deploy a Thumper Turret to cause AOE damage, and then activate the overcharge version of that skill for a big thump attack that knocks down nearby enemies. An engineer can interact with deployed turrets, packing them up and moving them around. Only one of each type of turret can exist at a time.

An engineer tool belt is a set of special skills above the weapon skill bar. It enhances the effectiveness and functionality of the engineer's utility and heal skills. The tool belt can add a self-destruct skill to turrets or a detonation option to all mines. When paired with the grenade kit, the tool belt allows a grenade barrage; with the med kit, it adds a self-healing skill.

For a full list of skills and details about the new profession, including skill videos, visit the
official website. Guild Wars 2 is set for beta testing at the end of this year, and is coming to Windows PC.
 
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SpectralShock - 4 days ago
Next up, the big show - E3 in June!
SpectralShock - 10 days ago
PAX East this weekend
Captain_Mark87 - 35 days ago
Titanfall has eaten all my spare time!!!
SpectralShock - 45 days ago
Lots of reviews coming this and next week!
with_teeth26 - 50 days ago
The first great challenge of Dark Souls 2 is determining the PC release date
Captain_Mark87 - 58 days ago
Titanfall was super fun. Strider review coming at you soon.
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