Engineer revealed – Carbine releases info on its final Wildstar class
Last week, I took the time to go over most of the classes that will be available in Carbine’s future MMORPG, Wildstar. You can view the round-up here. At the time, there wasn’t too much information about the final class, the Engineer, other than the name and some basic ideas of how the class would look. My bet was that the Engineer would be a ranged DPS pet-class. I was wrong…sort-of.
The Engineers in Wildstar will be heavy armored ranged damage-dealer-tank-healers (phew!). They are sort of like the jack of all trades, having a bit of everything. And by everything, I mean literally everything. They will make use of four distinct robots, each good at something in particular. They will have a healer bot, a crowd-control bot, a DPS bot and a tank bot. And if the tank bot wasn’t enough, Engineers themselves will be able to tank, being equipped with heavy armor and receiving an ability that makes them even beefier. Added to that, they will use launchers as weapons and call down nuclear strikes…you know, for the purpose of holding aggro and all that!
Overall, the class looks great, and seems to be one of the most fun-to-play classes to be revealed. I’m pretty sure all of their abilities will be toned down as to provide game-balance. Also, based on how many bots you have to control at the same time, it’s safe to assume that this will be a difficult class to master. Still, it’s interesting to see a class that gets a little bit of everything, and can be extremely flexible in regard to what role it can fill. From the tone of the video presentation, it seems like ranged tanking will be the primary role of the Engineer.
You can take a look at the reveal trailer below!