I’ve played the engineer for a bit today and I am of two minds. On one hand it feel fun taking out the big gun and throwing death to all in front of me but on the other it feels like I am one big easy target. All other careers when their abilities are used they feel instant and they feel like they are able to get you out of a sticky situation in a hurry. The new engineer ability feels like it is better used at the start of a big brawl rather than in the sticky situation. Having your ranged weapon out in the middle of a swarm is always tricky. It leaves you open, even if you dodge you can get snagged on something or someone. Since the engineer just came out this new style of ability might have a learning curve and with time it would shine but from a quick first look it feels 50/50. Having said this, the engineer has a lot of positives. The weapons that he brings hammer/axe and pistol are scary and even though I haven’t played around with all his talents they seem fun. But I’d like to only focus on his ability.
Having said that. One thing that I wish would be a bit different is his talent Gromril-Plated Shot. This is the one that i’ve used the most and tbh I wouldnt mind if it did more damage and to balance the damage increase make it fire slower and waste more of the ability bar.
I’d like to post the build i’ve been using to better explain my playstyle so far.
Hammer/Axe - Handgun - Morgrims Enthu - Scavanged Shot - Enchanced power - Sup Gasket - Ablative Armor - Gromril-Plated Shot