The Engineer in Risk of Rain 2 is a Technomancer from the roster. While most of the other characters rely on ranged weapons, the Engineer has explosives and a turret in his kit. This makes Engineer not relevant at long-ranged combat but he makes up for it in the damage department.
The explosion caused by the mines can cause massive destruction, leaving the opposition in shambles. Here’s everything you need to know about Risk of Rain 2 Engineer class.
Risk of Rain 2 Engineer Guide
The Engineer uses a Grenade Launcher as his primary and throws mines as his secondary.
GL isn’t very practical. It works the same as the one in Team Fortress 2 or Junkrat’s primary fire in Overwatch. They continue to bounce off surfaces and then explode.
It’s a bit tricky to use them at full potential. The primaries of other characters require you to simply aim and shoot but Engineer requires an insane amount of practice and precision.
The GL just deletes enemies so it clearly has an upper hand in the damage department.
The secondary is his mines. You can hold upto 10 mines without any inventory upgrade. These mines set off upon enemy contact. You can set them up in places where enemy presence is expected.
This is a viable move but you should try tossing them directly at enemies. Since there’s no friendly-fire, your mines won’t hurt your allies no matter the range.
Another cool mechanism of the mines is that they stick to all surfaces including other characters. You can stick a couple on your friend and ask him to charge onto the enemies.
Engineer’s other abilities include a Shield Generator that lets him place a huge dome-shaped shield for protection. It can deflect almost all or maybe all of the enemy projectiles.
The cooldown isn’t too bad either so try to use it whenever you can. The downside to this, however, is the fact that there is no privacy.
Anything can walk past your shield that means while you are safe from long-ranged projectiles; you’ll still take damage inside your shield.
To deal with this, you can pre-place a couple of mines inside the shield to blow up anything that tries to enter it.
His ultimate lets you deploy turrets to fend off enemies. This is perhaps a major incentive to pick this character because the turrets act like additional players. When deployed, turrets shoot at anything other than you and your partner that moves.
Additionally, turrets can take the heat off you by distracting enemies while you get some room for breathing. You can also place the turret inside your shield where it lasts longer. Also, note that turrets can be destroyed.
As such, it’s important to keep an eye on their HP gauge. Additionally, you can use the Bustling Fungus close to them to get their HP back up along with yours.
This isn’t the only healing they can get. They can also be healed with the soldier’s syringe so be sure to share the syringe with your turrets when you can.