The Engineer or “Engi” is generally considered the most complicated class to play in GW2, which is saying something. The multiplicative nature of Engineer skills makes it seem like the possible combinations are almost infinite.
Best Engineer Builds
The Engineer’s effectiveness as a class depends almost entirely on the player. In unskilled hands, the Engineer is almost useless. For a skilled player, Engineer (particularly condition damage (“condi”) builds) can be an impressive opponent and team asset. We recommend Snow Crows builds, as these are carefully-tested and kept up to date with the current meta.
Farming Mobs With Engineer
Turret/Flamethrower Engineer has long been regarded as the best class for famring mobs. However, I put it in second place. Read all about it in our article on the Best Builds for Farming Mobs.
The Engineer’s Flamethrower is extremely fun, bit sadly underpowered. However, it is useful for tagging mobs
Engineer Elite Specializations
Scrapper: The Scrapper’s gyros act like turrets that follow you around, which is convenient.
Holosmith: The Holosmith ability to overcharge attacks can be impressively powerful.