Guild Wars 2 has all of the conventional classes like Warrior, Thief and Necromancer but it also has the best class ever, the Engineer. Every game has people swinging swords and casting fireballs, but what every fantasy game might not have is a gun toting, turret dropping, kill-it-with-fire badass. Welcome to Guild Wars 2 and it’s the Engineer. This class comes equipped with guns, rocket launchers, a mixture of alchemy and different gadgets up his sleeve that makes a Warcraft Gnome jealous.
What are the four big reasons to play an Engineer? Keep reading to find out what they are.
1. Explosions – Engineers get tons of different toys that just explode. Bombs, mines, grenades and even elixirs. Engineers only get a choice between two different weapons (rifle and pistol) but they get plenty of other toys to compensate. The bomb kit gives you a selection of bombs that blind, burn, and daze your opponents and the best part is: You don’t have to aim!. The bomb kit comes with a great function ability called Big Ole Bomb that devastates everyone around it and knocking them back. Perfect for clearing out a defensive position.
One of the best parts is with certain builds, even your elixirs explode on contact! Which leads us to…
2. Alchemy – Who doesn’t like a good drink from time to time? Engineers are not just masters of bombs and grenades, they know how to mix a good drink. There is a whole line of traits just for alchemy which makes your average pistol slinging Engineer an angry, super-strong crazy person that loves getting in trouble. An engineer’s elixirs allows them to create an un-ending supply of boons, cures and healing ability.
We already mentioned that you can make them explode but did you know elixirs even allow you to go crazy with regeneration and fury? But elixirs just don’t buff you, they also help you fuel the fires of your flamethrower. Which reminds us…
3. FLAMETHROWER – BURN BABY BURN! I really don’t think I need to go in detail here. How badass is just running around shooting streams of flame at people? Seriously. Burn people down with fireballs, walls of flame and just all around act like a boss. Even if you don’t plan on playing an Engineer ever, it’s worth it to get one into sPVP just to burn everything around you.
4. Gadgets – Remember how we said that even the gnomes of Warcraft would be jealous? Well that’s because of Gadgets. You get Rocketboots that burn people as you jump away, you get Battering Rams to knock people back, and you’re able to shoot out oil making people fall down. We’re surprised that the there isn’t a trait line named ACME!