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"Torchlight 2": Engineer Build Guides for Beginners

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Engineer, Copyright Runic Games

Engineer, Copyright Runic Games


Engineer is the main melee tank fighter in Torchlight 2.

If you need some assistance regarding “building your Engineer”, below are sample builds for your reference and feel free to make your own variants.

Please take note that I will update this article from time to time if there are needed changes or for providing more builds.


1. Two Hand Weapon Engineer Build

This build is about unleashing heavy damage from a two hand weapon.

Heavy Lifting, Supercharge, and Coup de Grace works well with your normal attack. Combine it with good amount of strength, critical hit chance, critical hit damage, attack speed, stun and you become a formidable opponent.

Ember Hammer is your main damage active skill.

A single point on Onslaught is enough for dashing, debuffing, and escaping.

Never go out of the battlefield without the support of Forcefield, Healing Bot, and Immobilization Copter.

Fire and Spark boost your fire and electric damage.

1 point in Charge Domination provides you with unexpected proc while Charge Reconstitution provides extra healing.


Skills

  • Ember Hammer 15
  • Onslaught 1
  • Heavy Lifting 15
  • Supercharge 15
  • Coup de Grace 15
  • Healing Bot 15
  • Fire and Spark 15
  • Charge Domination 1
  • Forcefield 15
  • Immobilization Copter 15
  • Charge Reconstitution 10


Stats

  • Strength 55%
  • Vitality 25%
  • Dexterity 20%


Equipment Stats Priority

  • Two Hand Melee weapon
  • Critical Hit Chance
  • Critical Hit Damage
  • Attack Speed
  • Chance to Stun
  • Electric Damage
  • Fire Damage
  • Health on hit
  • Armor
  • Health
  • Reduce all damage taken



2. Two Hand Weapon Stunner Engineer Build

Just like the above build, it unleash heavy damage with heavier stun but lesser critical.

Heavier stun means your opponents move lesser and your Coup de Grace procs a lot.

Seismic Slam is your main active skill so that your enemies are always stunned.

You’re Heavy Lifting for more stun and Supercharge for more damage.

A single point on Onslaught is enough for dashing, debuffing, and escaping.

Never go out of the battlefield without the support of Forcefield, Healing Bot, and Immobilization Copter.

Fire and Spark boost your fire and electric damage.

1 point in Charge Domination provides you with unexpected proc while Charge Reconstitution provides extra healing.


Skills

  • Seismic Slam 15
  • Onslaught 1
  • Heavy Lifting 15
  • Supercharge 15
  • Coup-de-Grace 15
  • Healing Bot 15
  • Fire and Spark 15
  • Charge Domination 1
  • Forcefield 15
  • Immobilization Copter 15
  • Charge Reconstitution 10


Stats

  • Strength 70%
  • Vitality 30%


Equipment Stats Priority

  • Two Hand Melee Weapon
  • Chance to Stun
  • Attack Speed
  • Critical hit chance
  • Critical hit damage
  • Electric Damage
  • Fire Damage
  • Health on hit
  • Health
  • Armor
  • Reduce all damage taken


3. Heavy Tank Support Engineer Build

Engineer’s main role is for tanking enemies and supporting your allies.

This build will make players love you in the party.

Keep your party’s health, mana and armor up with Healing Bot.

Make sure that you always cast your Forcefield to keep your party protected from harm.

Fill up your charge quickly with Dynamo Field and Charge Domination to make your Forcefield and Tremor more powerful.

Debuff enemies with Immobilization Copter and Tremor.

Aegis of fate makes you tankier.

Summon Spider Mines, Gun Bot, and Sledge Bot as your main damage dealer.


Skills

  • Healing Bot 15
  • Spider Mines 15
  • Gun Bot 15
  • Sledgebot 15
  • Charge Domination 1
  • Forcefield 15
  • Dynamo Field 13
  • Tremor 12
  • Immobilization Copter 15
  • Aegis of Fate 15
  • Onslaught 1


Stats

  • Dex 10%
  • Vit 80%


Equipment Stats Priority

  • Shield
  • Chance to block
  • Reflect missile damage
  • Increase pet and minion power
  • Health
  • Armor
  • Reduce all damage taken


4. Shield Basher Engineer Build

The build makes use of your Shield.

Shield Bash and Fire Bash are your main damage dealing active skill. Use Shield Bash for stunning and Coup de Grace proc while Fire Bash for damage overtime.

Supercharge and “Sword and Board” boost your normal attack.

A single point on Onslaught is enough for dashing, debuffing, and escaping.

Forcefield keeps you and your party protected.

Immobilization Copter debuffs your enemies.

1 point in Charge Domination provides you with unexpected proc while Charge Reconstitution provides extra healing.


Skills

  • Shield Bash 15
  • Forcefield 15
  • Fire Bash 15
  • Immobilization Copter 15
  • Sword and Board 15
  • Charge Reconstitution 15
  • Healing Bot 15
  • Charge Domination 1
  • Onslaught 1
  • Supercharge 15
  • Coup de Grace 10


Stats

  • Strength 50%
  • Vitality 30%
  • Dexterity 20%


Equipment Stats Priority

  • Good Shield
  • Chance to Stun
  • Critical Hit Chance
  • Critical Hit Damage
  • Electric Damage
  • Fire Damage
  • Health
  • Armor
  • Reduce all damage taken


5. Cannoneer Engineer Build

Engineer that deals powerful range damage. It is equipped with cannon instead of traditional melee weapon. This is a modern tank build. Long range yet still tanky!

Blast Cannon is your main damage dealing skill that pulverizes your foes.

Even the basic attacks of this build are still dangerous with Heavy Lifting and Coup de Grace passive.

This modern tank is accompanied by different bots. Healing Bot regenerates health and mana while boosting armor. Gun Bot provides powerful fire support and suppression. Sledgebot will take care of melee fights. And Immobilization Copter delays incoming enemies.

Forcefield and Aegis of Fate are the main reasons why this build is still tanky.

Charge Reconstitution and Charge Domination are extra support passive skills.


Skills

  • Heavy Lifting 15
  • Coup de Grace 15
  • Healing Bot 15
  • Blast Cannon 15
  • Gun Bot 15
  • Sledgebot 15
  • Charge Domination 1
  • Forcefield 15
  • Immobilization Copter 15
  • Aegis of Fate 1
  • Charge Reconstitution 1


Stats

  • Strength 60%
  • Dexterity 20%
  • Vitality 20%


Equipment Stats Priority

  • Canon
  • Critical hit chance
  • Health stolen on hit
  • Attack speed
  • Chance to stun
  • Bonus to pet and minion power
  • Health
  • Armor



Feel free to try to build your own variants.



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