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Condition DPS Mechanist
November 2022

Instanced PvE
Dps
Low intensity icon Low intensity

Armor

Illustrious Visage icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Shoulderguard icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Guise icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Grips icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Leggings icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Striders icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Elementalist

Weapons & Sigils

Mace icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
Viper's MaceSuperior Sigil of Earth
Pistol icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's PistolSuperior Sigil of Bursting

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Viper's Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Viper's Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Viper's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Viper's Ring

Food

Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread Toxic Focusing Crystal

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills

copied

This build offers high condition dps with a lot of confusion stacks while being very easy to pick up. A downside of it is the lack of CC.

1-Kit variant uses Grenade kit making the rotation more difficult. It does however give the player access to ranged attacks on demand.

2-Kit variant has a slight dps increase by using Grenade kit and Bomb kit making the rotation more difficult with a lot of extra steps.

Low intensity variant uses no kits this leads to a slight damage loss but if you are just getting started with mech this is a great choice to get comfortable with mace and controlling your mech.

Build fundamentals

Mech Core: J-Drive is the defining trait of 1-Kit Mechanist as it allows you to gain the benefits of the signets while they are on cooldown, meaning you can use your signets as a dps increase and make your Mech useful with boons shared via Shift Signet.

The rotation is very simple, and can be broken down into a few parts:

Use Blowtorch and Superconducting Signet off cooldown.

After 2x Auto-attack chain switch into Grenade Kit to throw Shrapnel Grenade and Poison Grenade if off cooldown to upkeep Explosive Temper.

Use your Mech Skills off-cooldown with a priority of:

  1. Discharge Array
  2. Rolling Smash
  3. Sky Circus

Keep in mind that Rocket Fist Prototype will cancel your current Mech skills, so delay Rocket Fist Prototype when your Mech skills are off cooldown and you want to use them.

During downtime Auto-attack on Mace and make sure to finish casting Barrier Blast as it will be a big dps loss if you cancel it.

Mechanical Genius gives your Mech a percentage of your attributes. It also gives you this icon on your buff bar if you don’t have it there’s a 50% penalty on the stats inherited by your mech making your mech very weak. The Mechanical Genius buff is reapplied every 3 seconds if you are within a 300 radius of your mech and lasts for a total of 6 seconds. So make sure to stay close to your mech whenever possible to reapply the buff.

Armor

Illustrious Visage icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Shoulderguard icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Guise icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Grips icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Leggings icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Striders icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Elementalist

Weapons & Sigils

Pistol icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
Viper's PistolSuperior Sigil of Earth
Pistol icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's PistolSuperior Sigil of Bursting

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Viper's Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Viper's Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Viper's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Viper's Ring

Food

Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread Toxic Focusing Crystal

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills

copied

This build offers high condition dps with a lot of confusion stacks while being very easy to pick up. A downside of it is the lack of CC.

1-Kit variant uses Grenade kit making the rotation more difficult. It does however give the player access to ranged attacks on demand.

2-Kit variant has a slight dps increase by using Grenade kit and Bomb kit making the rotation more difficult with a lot of extra steps.

Low intensity variant uses no kits this leads to a slight damage loss but if you are just getting started with mech this is a great choice to get comfortable with mace and controlling your mech.

Build Fundamentals

This build is challenging as it requires an excellent awareness of skill cooldowns as well as near-permanent Alacrity.

You switch through your different kits to use your highest damaging skills off-cooldown. The following are your high damaging skills:

As a filler skill use Grenade in between your high-damaging skills.

Knowing the cooldown of Shrapnel Grenade with¬†Alacrity is approximately four seconds, you can estimate how much time has elapsed, allowing you to use it as a “timer” for other skills.

For example, Blowtorch has a 10-second cooldown with alacrity, so this means that you want to be using Shrapnel Grenade at least two times as well as one or two other skills like the filler Grenade before switching to your pistol again.

Shift Signet shares your boons with your Mech which makes your Mech useful so try to not use it. Use your Mech-Skills off cooldown priority should be:

Delay using Overclock Signet if you think your Mech might die during an encounter.

Mechanical Genius gives your Mech a percentage of your attributes. It also gives you this icon on your buff bar if you don’t have it there’s a 50% penalty on the stats inherited by your mech making your mech very weak. The Mechanical Genius buff is reapplied every 3 seconds if you are within a 300 radius of your mech and lasts for a total of 6 seconds. So make sure to stay close to your mech whenever possible to reapply the buff.

Armor

Illustrious Visage icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Shoulderguard icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Guise icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Grips icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Leggings icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Striders icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Elementalist

Weapons & Sigils

Mace icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
Viper's MaceSuperior Sigil of Earth
Pistol icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's PistolSuperior Sigil of Bursting

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Viper's Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Viper's Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Viper's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Viper's Ring

Food

Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread Toxic Focusing Crystal

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills

copied

This build offers high condition dps with a lot of confusion stacks while being very easy to pick up. A downside of it is the lack of CC.

1-Kit variant uses Grenade kit making the rotation more difficult. It does however give the player access to ranged attacks on demand.

2-Kit variant has a slight dps increase by using Grenade kit and Bomb kit making the rotation more difficult with a lot of extra steps.

Low intensity variant uses no kits this leads to a slight damage loss but if you are just getting started with mech this is a great choice to get comfortable with mace and controlling your mech.

Build Fundamentals

Mech Core: J-Drive boosts every signet’s effectiveness while also allowing you to cast them and not lose their passive buffs. This means you won’t get any damage loss for using Force Signet during a breakbar or using your Shift Signet to shadowstep to safety.

The high damaging skills you want to use off cooldown are Discharge Array, Blowtorch, Rocket Fist Prototype, and Superconducting Signet. Other than that don’t forget to keep auto-attacking the boss with your mace!

As your Mech will do quite a bit of your damage make sure to use Overclock Signet if your Mech dies.

Mechanical Genius gives your Mech a percentage of your attributes. It also gives you this icon on your buff bar if you don’t have it there’s a 50% penalty on the stats inherited by your mech making your mech very weak. The Mechanical Genius buff is reapplied every 3 seconds if you are within a 300 radius of your mech and lasts for a total of 6 seconds. So make sure to stay close to your mech whenever possible to reapply the buff.

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