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General Engineer Tips

You can precast which is the toolbelt skill from . This is useful for encounters where you have to run to the boss - Vale Guardian, Gorseval, Sabetha, Matthias and Samarog.

Every boss can be considered a Golem, so always start with your burst rotation and continue with the loop rotation afterwards. If a boss has phases, then you can always restart the burst rotation at the start of every phase.

Stand as close as possible to the boss as Skill #2 - will trigger faster. You have to be careful when using this on big hitboxes as it takes longer for the projectile to move through the boss.

Be careful when using and Skill #3 - , when your Chronomancers are pulling in adds to cleave.

If CC is needed, don't use in your rotation and save it for the break bar.

Keep in mind that is also a reflect, this can save your party or you can betray your party. This is true for Matthias when he uses and Cairn when he uses .

The Engineer rotation is based on the cooldown of . Whenever you start your rotation, you should be able to trigger this trait with to get access to .

Rotation Tips and Tricks

Burst Rotation

Always start with burst rotation if possible.

During this rotation, you are using your highest DPS skills first and on cooldown;

Since the update to , it is now worth while to use it on cooldown together with . Both these skills share a similar cooldown.

You can chain with . The same applies to and .

should also be used on cooldown.

Your go to filler skills should be: and .

Loop Rotation

Feel free to start with the Loop. Your DPS will be lower than the burst rotation but it is much easier.

You will mostly camp . If is not up when you swap, then use fillers until it is ready i.e. - .

You can chain with . The same applies to and .

should also be used on cooldown.

is used in different parts of the looped rotation, but you can easily keep track of it because you constantly use on cooldown.

Your go to filler skills should be: and .

At one point in the loop you use into and other Pistol Skills. Before you swap to Pistol it is a good idea to swap to . This way you avoid cancel casting after you .

Sigil, Heal Skill and Utility Variations

Swap out for if you can’t melee 24/7.

Your primary heal skill should be , but if your group lacks CC then take as the toolbelt skill is a Daze - .

Feel free to swap out for if you’re new the rotation and can’t control the cooldown.

You can also swap out for if you need a stun break. This will result in a slight DPS decrease.


Spirit Vale

Vale Guardian 22,021,440 687 140 2,000

General Engineer Tips

Precast .

You can also precast which is the toolbelt skill from . You can precast it and then swap the utility again.

Take here as you don't need the stun break.

In the third phase delay your as you will move Vale Guardian out of the middle.

If you tank Vale Guardian in the middle save your so you can push the extra Seeker away during the third phase as it always spawns in the middle of the platform.

Which Rotation?

Assuming your group DPS is high enough and you can phase Vale Guardian in under 40 seconds, you should use the burst rotation.

Using the loop is still fine, but it will result in slightly lower personal DPS if you have fast phases.

Seekers

Remember you can use , , , , and to help control the Seekers.

If you're new to condition Engineer and worried about pulling Seekers accidentically with from , you can always take instead.

Split Phase

If you're the only condition class then you should go to the Red Guardian during the split. If you're the second condition class then you should go to the blue and green guardians as you do actually have quite high pure power DPS.

Be careful when you precast during the split phases as the split phase guardians spawn Invulnerable and hence will destroy the projectile.

You can run so you get access to extra CC through .

Gorseval the Multifarious 21,628,200 1,374 250 4,500

General Engineer Tips

You shouldn't play condition Engineer at Gorseval unless you are delaying the break bar.

Precast .

You can also precast which is the toolbelt skill from . You can precast it and then swap the utility again.

As any other condition class, your boss DPS will be higher however the split phases will be slower.

You can run as the toolbelt skill is a Daze - . Use this to help break Gorseval during .

You should also delay your but not your as it’s too much of a DPS loss. Your other party members should easily be able to cover the rest of the break bar.

Remember you can use , and to help slow down the adds during the split phase.

After the CC phase, adds will spawn so you should be careful not to knock them away with . If your group struggles with cleaving them, you can use Skill #4 - and Skill #4 - . This will Blind the adds and hopefully stop them causing Knock Backs or stripping your Aegis and Stability.

Remember to always start each new phase, not the first phase, with double dodging to get the 10% modifier from and by using the burst rotation.

Sabetha the Saboteur 34,015,256 1,374 48

General Engineer Tips

Precast .

You can also precast which is the toolbelt skill from . You can precast it and then swap the utility again.

Take if your team’s add control is bad to prevent any unlucky Knock Backs into the Flame Wall.

Although staying close to the boss is good, it will cause you to be given Sapper Bombs and also the mechanic more frequently. So you may want to be slightly further away than your , this way you will not get as many mechanics and can keep up DPS on Sabetha.

Champion Adds

Take care when using as the adds will spawn Invulnerable and hence destroy this projectile.

Try to save your for when Sabetha returns, instead of wasting it on the champions.

If your group needs CC to help break Knuckles to stop him from using , you can always use skill #2 - . If your party is really lacking in CC you could also take for the extra CC as this gives you access to the toolbelt skill - .


Salvation Pass

Slothasor 18,973,828 1,374 360 4,000

Slothasor favors power based DPS classes due to the fast phases and split adds. Check out our Power Holosmith Guide to see what we recommend.

Bandit Trio

General Engineer Tips

Condition Engineer has very weak cleave so is really not recommended for this encounter.

If you do decide to stick on this class, we recommend that you run around in circles and pretend to look useful.

Matthias Gabrel 25,953,840 1,374 140 2,500

General Engineer Tips

Precast .

Take care with as you do not want to reflect his jump attack - .

Of course it is better DPS to use as part of your rotation instead of for CC.

If your group moves Matthias a lot you can always save your until he does his bubble attack - .

Don't waste , or when the bubble is up because they are mainly power DPS skills. Your conditions, however, will still continue to be applied during .

If you don't normally run the "Free Camera" option, here is the time to turn it on as you can continue to throw grenades at Matthias even as you run to a fountain.

Trait and Utility Variations

You can take but Stability should be covered by the Druid, Daredevil or Chronomancers.

You can swap in for the extra CC as this gives you access to the toolbelt skill - . Save if CC is lacking during the sacrificial phase.

If your party lacks condition cleanse you can always run .


Stronghold of the Faithful

Escort

General Engineer Tips

If you are on Warg duty, you can run .

Swap out for .

You should also run and .

Use all of your blasts inside the Fire Fields left behind by or .

All of the above tips will help you maintain higher Might and therefore kill the wargs faster.

You have a lot of ways to slow down the warg; , , and . Your grenades also apply Cripple due to .

Keep Construct 55,053,600 687 200 3,500

Keep Construct favors power based DPS classes due to the fast phases and split adds. Check out our Power Holosmith Guide to see what we recommend.

Xera 22,611,300 1,374 48 2,000

General Engineer Tips

Remember to blast Might before you fly to Xera. Use , and .

Be careful when using your Knock back and push skills - and as they can cause chaos when your Chronomancers are trying to pull in adds.

If your party kills Xera on the side of the platform during first phase then remember not to use any skills that apply Confusion as this will be converted to Retaliation by the shards.

If Xera is out of the shard's AoE, i.e in the middle, feel free to apply Confusion.

Swap out for to avoid applying Confusion through .

The start of the second phase is exactly the same as the first. Remember to prestack Mightand to precast .

Island Events

Use Skill #3 - to push orbs on the first island.

On the first shard use the normal starting burst rotation with , however, you should save .

On the second island, start with the burst rotation but this time use .

Normally, you're the DPS class so never take a button on the second island.


Bastion of the Penitent

Cairn the Indomitable 19,999,998 1,374 200

General Engineer Tips

Precast and use the "Special Action Key" to get into melee ASAP.

Use assuming your Chronomancer and Druid will provide you with Stability, if not run .

Be careful with Skill #3 - as you do not want to reflect the crystal attack - .

Try to stand as close as possible to Cairn, this way you will avoid getting the debuff.

Cairn is pretty much a DPS golem, so use him as rotation practise.

Mursaat Overseer 22,021,440 1,374 160

General Engineer Tips

Precast .

Use here as you have no use for a stun break.

You can use for an AoE condition cleanse when the Jade Knights come towards you as they apply Slow.

This is pretty much a DPS golem, so just practise your rotation.

Samarog 29,493,000 1,374 420 4,500

Samarog favors power based DPS classes due to the fast phases and split adds. Check out our Power Holosmith Guide to see what we recommend.

Deimos 35,981,456 1,374 140

General Engineer Tips

Remember to blast Might before you take the first port. Use , and .

Try to dodge sideways if your Chronomancers don't share Aegis for the Pizza Slam Attack - .

Start your burst rotation as soon as Deimos spawns but save your toolbelt skills.

You shouldn’t precast any toolbelt skills, as you want to wait for Saul to use Unnatural Signet on Deimos. This means you need to save , and .

Time your biggest bursts around Unnatural Signet, it’ll be mostly toolbelt skills as other skills are hard to time when you are already doing your rotation.

Use when he does his one-shot attack as he will not move for a long period of time, if you’re unsure of how your Chronomancer will move. This is because you want to tick as many times as possible.

Remember to use your skills which Immobilize on the Prides and Greeds - and .

Use the "Free Camera" option here as it allows you to continue attacking with even if you have to run to collect tears.

In the last 10% you can always position yourself on the side of Deimos which will not get Knocked back. This way you can freely cast all of your skills without needing to dodge. His hitbox becomes very strange at 10% and it can be more benificial to spam during his animations.

Split Phase

Whenever you get ported up to kill Saul, make sure you swap to when he has around 60-65% HP. This way you are ready to start your burst rotation when you are ported back to Deimos.

If for some reason you struggle with Saul's breakbar, you can always take thereby giving you access to .


Hall of Chains

Soulless Horror 35,391,600 1,374 160 3,000

General Engineer Tips

Confusion is incredibly strong at Soulless Horror due to her high attack rate so make sure to spam your skills that apply Confusion.

This boss is pretty much a DPS golem, just try to always stay behind it and sidestep its attacks.

Use to help with condition cleanse and to provide some AoE healing.

Dhuum 32,000,000 1,374 400

General Engineer Tips

Don't forget you can stealth the Reapers with and blasts.

You can use blinds to help with the Enforcers during the pre-event.

Blast water fields during pre-event to help relieve some pressure from your Druids.

Use to help with condition cleanse after the Soul Split.

Use "Free Camera" so you can keep spamming grenades while doing mechanics.

Your movement speed as Condition Engineer is extremely low so you should make other classes run to the seals during the last 10%.

The moral of the story is that Dhuum is just a very large DPS golem, so enjoy practising your rotation.


Mythwright Gambit

Conjured Amalgamate

Conjured Amalgamate favors power based DPS classes due to the fast phases and split adds. Check out our Power Holosmith Guide to see what we recommend.

Twin Largos

We're currently working on the Raid Guides for Mythwright Gambit, they will be online soon.

Qadim

Qadim favors power based DPS classes due to the fast phases and split adds. Check out our Power Holosmith Guide to see what we recommend.

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