Guild Wars 2’s Scrapper turns the Engineer into a tank

Guild Wars 2’s Engineer has long been the master of long-ranged attacks, using rifles, turrets, grenades, pistols, and other gadgets to bring the pain to enemies. ArenaNet is going to shake up that paradigm with the class’ upcoming elite specialization, the Scrapper.

The Scrapper takes on the role of a tank by using a two-handed hammer in up-close-and-personal attacks. The specialization will receive additional traits, new skills, and little flying mechs to help in the fight. Some of the skills that the Scrapper can use in battle include rocket charge, shock shield, and thunderclap.

ArenaNet will be showing off the Scrapper in action in its Points of Interest livestream tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. Now that the Engineer’s elite spec is revealed, can the Druid’s be far behind?

Source: Guild Wars 2
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digi_owl
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Radfist digi_owl Yeah the Rev do seem to be what GW2 could have been had they not done the asinine thing of forgoing mana/energy costs. End result is that anything interest has a prohibitive cooldown, and so rarely if ever gets used. Instead people run circles while spamming 1-3 on the keyboard.

EduardoVargasMontero
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EduardoVargasMontero

DahkohtLewin The expansion is out on october 23rd and every elite specialization, including this one comes with it

blackcat7k
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blackcat7k

“Tank-like” abilities does not mean tank. We already played this sick joke before when Guild Wars 2 was coming out wait until they blatantly say that it’s a tank.

Radfist
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Radfist

digi_owl They just mean melee. The only class who will be able to properly tank based on the current elite specs betas will be Revenant thanks to spam taunt.  They will also be the only class to main heal with spam heals.

stiqy
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stiqy

digi_owl we can only hope.

DasBenty
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DasBenty

dang, now I gotta pre-order

digi_owl
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digi_owl

Tank, in GW2? Nope, not gonna happen…

DahkohtLewin
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DahkohtLewin

So is there a specific date something like this would go live ? Only played GW2 a little at launch , this class type would interest me and might play it some just to get further in the game and see some of the sites.

ArbsX
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ArbsX

To be honest, this is most interesting thing about GW2 class stuff I have seen. I may check into this if it turns out great as it seems.

Craywulf
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Craywulf

Quincha data mining doesn’t take much effort with the right tool, its like spreading peanut butter on a toasted bread with a fat butter knife. Anyone can do it.