The seventh profession of Guild Wars 2 is revealed! The Engineer!
At first glance, this class looks like it’s straight out of a steampunk dream. With rifles, turrets, bombs and pistols, the Engineer wouldn’t look out of place in Fable or Bioshock.
What I find interesting about the Engineer is the variety of crowd control options they possess. In the official videos, we see the glue shot, a net trap, and various alchemical snares to slow down, stun or immobilise enemies. One of my favourite aspects of MMOs and RPGs is crowd control, especially in PvP and multiplayer. This class seems proficient in snaring targets into vulnerable positions and then dealing out some nasty damage. I think it’ll be my choice for WvWvW and/or structured PvP. It couldn’t have worked out better, really; as I was hoping for an alchemist-like class for my PvP Charr character, and that particular wish has been fulfilled.
Of course, I’d love to know the lore details behind the Engineer. With the advancements in technology, Tyria has developed a new class of adventurer, and I’m interested in which races are responsible for each new innovation. My guess is that the majority has come from Asuran and Charr experimentation, but that remains to be seen.
We also got a look at some new Charr designs – all fiery and menacing. These cats must be part of the Flame Legion.
Can’t wait to try this profession out, too!