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Power Mechanist
August 2022

Instanced PvE
Dps
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Armor

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

Weapons & Sigils

Rifle icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
Berserker's RifleSuperior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Impact

Trinkets

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

Food

Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak Potent Superior Sharpening Stone

Infusions

Mighty WvW Infusion icon
18xMighty Infusion

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills

copied

Rotation

Opener

  1. Net Shot
  2. Blunderbuss Grenade Kit
  3. Shrapnel Grenade, Poison Grenade Stow Grenade Kit
  4. Overcharged Shot
  5. Jump Shot
  6. Rifle Burst until Blunderbuss is off cooldown
  7. Blunderbuss Grenade Kit
  8. Shrapnel Grenade, Freeze Grenade Stow Grenade Kit

Rotation

Use the following combo off cooldown and don’t delay it:

  1. Blunderbuss   Grenade Kit
  2. Shrapnel Grenade
  3. Weapon Swap

Use Freeze Grenade and Poison Grenade after Shrapnel Grenade if they are off cooldown but don’t wait for their cooldowns.

Use other Rifle skills off cooldown and don’t delay your Blunderbuss Shrapnel Grenade for them

Mech

Use Mechskills (F1-F3) off cooldown with the following priority:

  1. Jade Mortar
  2. Core Reactor Shot
  3. Spark Revolver
  4. Overclock Signet

 

Power Mechanist is a strong DPS Option on virtually all encounters in the game. It is fully ranged, has great self-sustain, great mobility, amazing Crowd Control, and access to decent self-Quickness, some group Might all while being very easy to pick up.

Build fundamentals

Shift Signet is not only a long-range blink but can also be used as a Stun Break, condition cleanse, and reposition your mech if needed. Should your mech die you can resummon it with Overclock Signet.

You are able to support some group Might generation with Blunderbuss as well as provide yourself with a lot of Quickness via Mech Core: Jade Dynamo.

Rotation Tips

Blunderbuss and Shrapnel Grenade are your strongest weapon skills. Blunderbuss can always be followed up with Shrapnel Grenade if the Rotation is executed properly since their cooldown is similar.

Entering Grenade Kit and leaving Grenade Kit with Stow Grenade Kit doesn’t cancel skills. However, swapping back to Rifle with Weapon Swap does.

If you only use Shrapnel Grenade in Grenade Kit you will have to swap back to Rifle with Weapon Swap since Stow Grenade Kit will still be on cooldown.

Net Shot and Overcharged Shot will cancel other weapon skills. This includes Freeze Grenade and Poison Grenade if you swap back to Rifle with Stow Grenade Kit.

Don’t cancel other Mechskills with Overclock Signet.

Crowd Control

Most of these skills are used in your Rotation so same so

Alternatives

Skills

Rectifier Signet can be replaced with A.E.D. to skip mechanics on encounters like Sabir.

Gear

Superior Sigil of Impact can be replaced with Superior Sigil of Air. Superior Sigil of Impact pulls ahead compared to Superior Sigil of Air in Strikes, Keep Construct, Fractals, and any Encounter with adds.

Superior Sigil of Impact can be replaced with Superior Sigil of the Night for Encounters during Night time.

For Harvest Temple replace your sigils with Superior Sigil of the Night and Superior Sigil of Cruelty.

 

Armor

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

Weapons & Sigils

Rifle icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
Berserker's RifleSuperior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Impact

Trinkets

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

Food

Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak Potent Superior Sharpening Stone

Infusions

Mighty WvW Infusion icon
18xMighty Infusion

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills

copied

Rotation

Opener

  1. Net Shot
  2. Blunderbuss
  3. Jump Shot
  4. Blunderbuss
  5. Throw Mine

Rotation

Use your Rifle skills off cooldown in the following priority:

  1. Blunderbuss
  2. Net Shot
  3. Jump Shot
  4. Overcharged Shot

Use Throw Mine off cooldown

Mech

Use Mechskills (F1-F3) off cooldown with the following priority:

  1. Jade Mortar
  2. Core Reactor Shot
  3. Spark Revolver
  4. Overclock Signet

 

Power Mechanist is a strong DPS Option on virtually all encounters in the game. It is fully ranged, has great self-sustain, great mobility, amazing Crowd Control, and access to decent self-Quickness, some group Might all while being very easy to pick up.

Build fundamentals

Shift Signet is not only a long-range blink but can also be used as a Stun Break, condition cleanse, and reposition your mech if needed.

Should your mech die you can resummon it with Overclock Signet.

You are able to support some group Might generation with Blunderbuss as well as provide yourself with a lot of Quickness via Mech Core: Jade Dynamo.

Rotation Tips

Be careful not to cancel Blunderbuss or Throw Mine by using Net Shot and Overcharged Shot too quickly.

If you have trouble pressing your Mechanist Profession skills (F1, F2, F3) off cooldown manually, you can set them to auto-cast by pressing CTRL and Right clicking their skill icons. However, this is not recommended since the Mech will still use them even if its target is invulnerable.

Don’t cancel other Mechskills with Overclock Signet.

Save Overcharged Shot  and Throw Mine for CC if you know that a defiance bar is about to happen.

Crowd Control

Alternatives

Skills

Rectifier Signet can be replaced with A.E.D. to skip mechanics on encounters like Sabir.

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