Hey there… there are a lot of complains about the lack of a viable builds for engineers. Here’s my build. A friend uses on his PVE Engineer very succesfully. It’s made around the stacking of might and doing damage with the stacks for might while also having a good toughness build for survivability.
Now for runes. The main idea is to increase the might duration… so the best combo for this is 2/6 Superior Rune of Strenght (20% might duration) + 2/6 Superior Rune of Hoelbrak (20% might duration) + 2/6 Superior Rune of Fire (20% might duration). Might duration stacks. And it stacks with the 30% increased boon duration from Alchemy adding up to 90% increased might duration.
With these i get 9-10 stacks of might (35 power and 35 condition damage / stack = 350 power & condition damage) just by using the flamethrower and doing nothing.
As you can see above… the 15 sec might from Juggernaught trait turned into a 28.5 sec might.
As for skills i suggest using Elixir H, Elixir B and Elixir R. They can be helpfull for your team… for yourself … and add stacks of might because of the last trait in Alchemy.
Last but not least. Gear stats. This is the great thing about this build… as you can use whatever you want for stats. But i suggest going for a high Toughness stat build because it provides both survivability and power through the Energized Armor trait.
In my opinion best stats for this is the Knight set. Toughness as the main stat. Power precision as second stats. Power adds up to total damage output. Precision adds up to the firearms traits. The first two i chose: 5% chance to add bleeding on crit and V – 50% chance to cause vulnerability on crit.
Feedback welcomed. Thank you. Enjoy.
Update: sharkminusbear pointed out the Superior Rune of Fire. I changed the build from 4/6 Hoelbrak to 2/6 Hoelbrak + 2/6 Fire for more might duration. Thanks.