Engi tanky Dire build -- WvW

Engi tanky Dire build -- WvW

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Posted by: Maiden England.3491

Maiden England.3491

for roaming/small group fights. perplexity is there to be used with the shield skill. lots of people give Elixir X a lot of hate, but it works wonders with perplexity. can get up to 15 stacks, even on a decent player. the builds main role though is to have a lot of self sustain and also lay a lot of conditions on the target players. check it out, leave critical feedback pls.
http://gw2skills.net/editor/?fcAQJAqelspSXHxynF87IRoH23wFW0D9T5J/pAbB-jkCB4iAoOgkAAUFgZSFRjtsuIas6GYKWDRVHD2jgIaVKgJlGB-w

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Posted by: coglin.1867

coglin.1867

Sure it will be tanky. Personally I have trouble justifying grenades without 30 into explosives though. I would just prefere bomb kit and the elixir infused bombs as my inventions grandmaster.

I have a similar build but I use bombs, EG, and rocket boots for a more melee play style. I like rocket kick+ fie bomb for constant AoE burns. I feel incendiary powder is such a waste in comparison to the AoE burns, as it is single target, and prefer to simply allow the 10 points into explosives for bomb radius. Personally i would prefer to drop HgH for backpack regenerator. That is a personal choice, but I dislike HgH with so few elixirs. Thats gives me really solid AoE conditions, Backpack regenerator heals, bomb heals per bombs, Healing mist AoE regen, and super elixir healing. You can very literally keep 3 of those 4 heals going at any given time. 2 of which will always be AoE.

But yes, I believe your build is very functional, but I do feel if you go play it for a while, you will find ways you can make it play more effectually for what your personally looking for.

(edited by coglin.1867)

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Posted by: Tyaen.5148

Tyaen.5148

After the next patch, I’d run that full Elixir, drop Incendiary Powder for Hair Trigger, swap out grenades and bombs for Elixir R and S. I’m not bothering with Perplexity any more but I get why you use them. Once the nerf hits them you might need to revisit depending on how they change.

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Posted by: coglin.1867

coglin.1867

I completely agree. I think we will see a lot more use of elixir after the next patch. For just about any build for that matter.