People keep asking me if it’s going to be worth being an Engineer in Wrath.
I keep wondering why they’re asking me, but that’s okay.
I guess the answer to that is, “What class are you, and why are you an Engineer now?”
I have always felt that Engineering was mostly a Hunter profession. You get to make ammo and bang-bangs. Kind of self-explanatory, ain’t it?
But there are plenty of folks that love the explosives and neat gadgets, myself among them.
And I have to admit that I leveled it on my Feral Druid for one primary reason; Epic Goggles. (The Mote Extractor was a super lucky bonus).
So I guess the question could be, is it any good for Hunters, and will it be worth having for non-Hunters too?
I’m gonna leave the whole question of whether you like guns or not as a Hunter out of the equation. I love the guns the most, and if you don’t, I can’t really quantify the experience for ya.
So, Non-Hunters… I bet you’re wondering, will there be new Epics you can use?
Yes, yes there are. There are new Epic Goggles for the expansion, for each class.
An example? Okay.
For Rogues and Feral Druids, let’s take a look at the Weakness Spectralyzers.
Equips at 72, and requires Engineering of 400 to use.
It takes a Frozen Orb to craft, which seem to be the Wrath version of a Primal Nether. As of now, they drop in Heroics, or can be purchased for 10 Emblems (which are the first level of Badge lookalikes… You get the idea.)
Right now a TON of stuff is BoE. Remember, Blizzard wants stuff accessible for testing. Expect a lot of this to be BoP in live. PLEASE keep that in mind.
But you get the idea. An Expansion version of the Epic Goggles for each class, along the same concept as we are already used to.
So, what else?
Well, I’d like to point out to my Hunter friends one of our very first recipes… the Mark “S” Boomstick.
Let’s compare that to the Crossbow of Relentless Strikes, which can be bought for 150 Badges.
Think about that. In Wrath, an Engineer will be able to equip, at level 73 I’ll grant you, a weapon nearly identical to one that costs 150 Badges now. Pretty nifty.
Okay, you want more non-Hunter specific stuffs?
How about the Sonic Booster?
Oh what the heck, let’s kick it up a notch with the Hyperspeed Accelerators.
Ahhh, but are we going to have another freaking tanking gun at 80?
But we ALSO get one of these!
Okay, can I cry with happiness? I may not be raiding past Naxx, but I’ll get to have an Epic Bang-Bang!
Yes, there are new ammo machines, and new repair bots. There is even a new Teleporter called a Wormhole generator that take you and your whole party to Gadgetzan, much like the current Direbrew Remote we are seeing drop from Coren Direbrew.
There are new Mana and Healing Injectors, there are Scopes, and of course there is the new Motorcycles.
But there is just one item I think caps the whole dang thing.
Engineers, I present to you…
The Gnomish Army Knife.
That sucker alone is going to replace 5 items I always carry in my bags right now.
Is it going to be worth being an Engineer in Wrath?
Oh, HELLS YES!
(I can’t believe I said that.)