Guild Wars 2’s next expansion, Path of Fire, is on the horizon and ArenaNet has revealed a new class for the game. The Engineer’s Mechanist will be available to play in beta starting September 27th.
Guild Wars 2 revealed the Engineer’s Mechanist spec on their website. The next beta for this class will be on August 28.
The Engineer’s Mechanist, “a dynamic inventor, utilizing their mechanical skills and sophisticated Canthan technology to fight alongside a jade mech of their own design,” is the ninth and final elite spec for Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons. And, as fantastic as it seems, you can see why it was kept for last.
“Choose your mech’s abilities and utilize them to annihilate your foes—you’re unstoppable as a team.” The player’s characteristic selections determine which Mech Commands are available—in effect, the specialized traits you pick tailor your mech’s battle loadout. The mechanist has the ability to specialize in a variety of combat specialties. They get the mace as a new main-hand weapon, which can be utilized to impose barriers to allies and synergizes well with the specialization’s particular characteristics. Signet utility abilities enable them to offer themselves and the mech additional benefits. These signets may be used to order your mech to produce a huge defensive force field for friends to hide behind, create an electric field around it to confuse attackers, or instruct your mech to fire its ultimate weapon, the Jade Buster Cannon.”
The Thief’s scepter-wielding Specter and the Ranger’s bunny-thumpin’ Untamed spectacles were shown earlier this week by the studio.
To read the Specter’s blurb, click here.
“By putting on their Shadow Shroud, the specter may use the power of shadow magic to weaken their foes while keeping their friends alive.” They’ve learnt to manage the shadows by plunging right into them. The thief loses a part of their initiative pool and gets a new resource called Shadow Force as a result of their new specialty. Siphon takes the role of Steal, allowing you to inflict conditions on your opponents while producing Shadow Force. The specter, wielding a scepter, hurls bolts of torturing shadow magic at his foes. The weapon set features new dual attacks depending on your off-hand weapons, and it does powerful ranged condition damage to opponents that come into contact with it. Wells, a mobile means of providing supporting and offensive playstyles across the battlefield, are used by the specter. Each well ability will shadowstep you to your chosen position and then place the well at your feet, enabling you to harass enemies with offensive effects or boost friends.”
To read the Untamed’s blurb, click here.
“To vanquish their enemies, the untamed and their pet juggle control of a raw, primordial force.” Before the untamed reclaims that terrible, primal strength and delivers the last blow, their pet weakens their victim. The untamed is a melee fighter that can switch between being an aggressive damage dealer and being a protective bruiser. This transfer is made possible by their Unleash ability, which allows the untamed to transmit strong nature magic to their pet. In this untethered condition, pets acquire additional powers that disturb and weaken surrounding opponents. Furthermore, the untamed’s connection with their pets gives them greater direct control over each pet’s default skills, guaranteeing that they’ll always be ready to attack when the moment comes. The untamed’s hammer is likewise influenced by their Unleashed condition, enabling them to play in a variety of ways depending on the circumstance. The untamed have access to the cantrip skill type for their utility abilities. These cantrips provide the untamed with different defensive and crowd-control powers, allowing them to flourish in melee battle.”
In addition to the previous six specifications, all three will be on show during next week’s beta. “The third beta for Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons will begin on Tuesday, October 26 and continue through Saturday, October 30,” according to the studio. “It will provide players a first look at the last three new elite specializations coming to the expansion next February.” “In November, Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons will have a final beta event that will include all nine professions as well as the first hands-on with the siege turtle, the game’s first co-op mount.” This beta, like the previous two, is available to all players of the game, including free-to-play gamers; all you have to do is join in and create a temporary character to get the new specifications.