Lily.1935 Posted August 3, 2022 Share Posted August 3, 2022 Engineer has a pretty good set of elite specs so far that fill a few fantasies for the class quite well. And aside from the clumsiness with scrapper's design at HoT's launch I think all of them are quite well suited to the class fantasy. But there's another class fantasy I'd really like to see and something we do see in other games. And that's the power armor. From Megaman to metroid to Ironman we see powerful mechanical armor being used quite a bit in science fantasy and science fiction with tinkerers, artificers and engineers so this is something Engineer would be perfect for. The primary challenge of such a spec is the design. I think the idea of essentially giving them a "Shroud" would work very well but that would mean replacing their existing armor or covering it up with a new tech suit. Photon forge coats the wearer in light but this isn't quite the same fantasy I'm going for. An idea of modifying the armor through its traits much like mechanist does to give the spec's "shroud" a gun arm or shock gauntlets sounds great. Further modifications could be done using the utility skill type Armament which bladesworn gets. One major class fantasy I'm after is the charge shot. The alpha version of Guild Wars 2 had charge skills which you could release at max charge to deal more damage. And giving the charge shot to the power armor "Shroud" to me would be super cool. Normally they're just little lemons but if you charge it up to its max you fire a large piercing ball of energy which has slight kickback like Bladesworn's Dragon's Roar. I love the idea of having skills nod to the classic games like Megaman and Metroid, especially with a skill like that. I'll definitely hammer out a more complete idea later on, though that might take some time. 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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