GW2. WvW Build. Power Rifle Mechanist Roaming Build. Explosive Rocket. Engineer World vs World 2023.
Last Update: Feb 2023
The Explosive Mechanist relies on ranged damage to poke targets out of their cooldowns then finish them off with bug burst combos. The synergy of the explosives traitline with the Jade Mortar trait allows the mech to deal much more damage, meaning you can kite while controlling it to deal great damage. While this build is very low on sustain and does not have many ways to preserve the mech, it has top tier mobility to disengage while the mech is dead or while you are out of cooldowns.
There are two versions to this build, the J-Drive version which has more sustain and reliable ports/mech support, or the Jade Mortar version which has more burst potential.
Jade Mortar Burst: Rifle 2 > Tool Kit 5 > Tool Kit 3 + F3, avoid using F3 while the target is moving or far ranged, its pathing is slow and hard to land, use it after you pull them to you.
Rifle Burst: F2 > Rifle 4 + F1 > Rifle 5 > Rifle 3
Use Mortar Kit to pressure enemies while you are kiting, and use Rifle to pressure enemies while you are agressing on them. Use Rifle 2 to keep enemies from getting out of range of your mech, but remain at least 450 distance to be able to trigger the explosives missile passive.
|Item||Stat||Rune / Sigil|
Primary Weapon Set
- Rune: if using the Mortar Kit Version
- Sigil: instead of Air for more Explosive Entrance triggers and evades
|Rifle||Heal / Utility / Elite|
- Heal: if using the Mortar Kit version for more cleansing
- Elite: if using the Mortar version for more counter pressure while kiting
- Mechanist: for more burst for you and your mech if using the mortar version
Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)
Mortar Kit Version: