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I am simply looking for any advice for implementing this rune into a build. I have been trying different things with it so far and I am hoping there is more I can do with it if possible.

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  • Tayga.3192Tayga.3192 Member ✭✭✭✭

    What class and for which gamemode?

  • I guess you could try and build a bunker engi with Adaptive Armor. You'd need high vitality and high healing power to really profit from the rune.

    The question is: What would you need a bunker engi for?

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  • Rana.5739Rana.5739 Member ✭✭

    So a bunker Engineer sounds great honestly. I am not worried about damage so do you think I should stay core, holosmith or scrapper? I'm honestly just trying to find a way to get the most out of the rune as possible.

  • Rana.5739Rana.5739 Member ✭✭

    Honestly if I could get passive damage with passive self healing that would be perfect.

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Rana.5739 said:
    Honestly if I could get passive damage with passive self healing that would be perfect.

    That is already pretty easy without the rune on thief, warrior, engineer, elementalist, revenant, necromancer, memser and guardian. Only one I am not sure about is ranger.

  • Hannelore.8153Hannelore.8153 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 18, 2020

    I use it on my tank Scrapper, along with all other barrier stacking effects. Its absurdly tanky, almost nothing in the game can hurt her, and she's completely immune to one-shot mechanics even in high-level instanced content in PvE.

    You don't even need defensive stats, just take the rune, all barriers, DPS+partial healing gear (like Zealot's), since Engi has +250 Healing Power with Regeneration, you'll always have full health and can easily restore it when it starts to drop.

    This way whether you're dealing damage or healing yourself you're generating barriers from both.

    Keep in mind one thing: Barriers are capped at 50% of your health, so if you're hitting the cap alot, you'll need to get +Vitality on some of your gear (Marauder/Valkyrie maybe), or you're just wasting barrier points to the cap.

    Its so-so in WvW, since the coefficients of everything are so much lower there.

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  • Kuma.1503Kuma.1503 Member ✭✭✭

    It works very well on water weaver in my experience.

  • Rana.5739Rana.5739 Member ✭✭

    Water weaver and scrapper both look nice too. With the water weaver what would you go for on traits or the scrapper?

  • Chichimec.9364Chichimec.9364 Member ✭✭✭

    @Hannelore.8153 said:
    I use it on my tank Scrapper, along with all other barrier stacking effects. Its absurdly tanky, almost nothing in the game can hurt her, and she's completely immune to one-shot mechanics even in high-level instanced content in PvE.

    That sounds really interesting. Do you have a link to a build we can check out?

  • Rana.5739Rana.5739 Member ✭✭

    Please that build does sound fun.

  • Chichimec.9364Chichimec.9364 Member ✭✭✭

    @Rana.5739 said:
    Please that build does sound fun.

    As an experiment I put Metabattle's Barrier Bruiser Build on a new scrapper and used the Sanctuary runes instead of the ones they suggested. Since I haven't run a scrapper before, I'm taking this one through Queensdale atm to give me time to get used to the new skills and such. So far I gotta say this is a pretty sweet build. I'm building up barriers faster in a fight than the baddies can damage me. Did one of the bandit champs in Queensdale with a couple of other folks and the champ barely scratched me before going down fairly quickly. As I get used to the mechanics I'll move to higher level maps of course but the first test drive of this build is really making me smile.

  • Rana.5739Rana.5739 Member ✭✭

    @Chichimec.9364 said:

    @Rana.5739 said:
    Please that build does sound fun.

    As an experiment I put Metabattle's Barrier Bruiser Build on a new scrapper and used the Sanctuary runes instead of the ones they suggested. Since I haven't run a scrapper before, I'm taking this one through Queensdale atm to give me time to get used to the new skills and such. So far I gotta say this is a pretty sweet build. I'm building up barriers faster in a fight than the baddies can damage me. Did one of the bandit champs in Queensdale with a couple of other folks and the champ barely scratched me before going down fairly quickly. As I get used to the mechanics I'll move to higher level maps of course but the first test drive of this build is really making me smile.

    Please keep me posted on this if you can. I am soloing a guild right now and I need something that can solo bosses easier.

  • Chichimec.9364Chichimec.9364 Member ✭✭✭

    @Rana.5739 said:
    Please keep me posted on this if you can. I am soloing a guild right now and I need something that can solo bosses easier.

    I created the new scrapper yesterday and ran it around in Queensdale for a bit. Today I took it out for a spin on a couple of PoF and Hot maps. Some things became pretty clear pretty quickly. This is not a magic build that suddenly makes me invulnerable. I did start taking significant damage from both bosses and random critters. Several times I was downed and once was completely killed. One of the major reasons for that was likely my unfamiliarity with the mechanics of the build. While it doesn't seem to be excessively complex, it still takes more familiarity than I have with this build so far. Having said all that, I think this build has the potential to be really solid. I just need to take the time to get familiar with it. The most durable builds I've found so far that work for me are a condi Herald and a minion master Reaper. (Both builds are on the Metabattle site linked above.) This barrier Scrapper may join that group. As I started a new alt to try out this build, for now I'm going to do map completion work with it to give myself time to learn all the build's ins and outs before heading back toward the advanced content with it.