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Mechanical Genius

Mechanist icon small.png Mechanist (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link
Mechanical Genius

Through your mechanical genius, you have utilized Canthan jade technology to build a customized battle mech that will fight at your side.
Your mech inherits a percentage of all of your combat attributes except precision, which is added to its own.
Your tool belt skills are replaced with Mech Commands, customized by your trait choices.
Mech Commands take longer to recharge when using them far away from your mech.
Gain access to signet utility skills.

Miscellaneous effect.png All Stats Inherited by Mech: 50%
Miscellaneous effect.png All Stats Inherited by Mech: 30%
Count Recharge.png Recharge Increase: 20%
Miscellaneous effect.png Distance Threshold: 360

— In-game description


  • Applies Mechanical Genius (effect) to the engineer when the mech is within range.
    • Effect will remain for up to 3 seconds after the mech moves out of range.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 19, 2024
  • Reduced the recharge penalty for Mech Command skills when far away from the mech from 50% to 20%.
November 28, 2023
  • For a short period of time, the effect will remain active even after the mech moves out of range of the engineer.
June 27, 2023
  • This trait has been reworked. Instead of the mech incurring a stat-reduction penalty, command skills now take longer to recharge if activated while the mech is farther than a range of 360 away from the engineer.
February 14, 2023
  • Increased duration of the boon applied by Mechanical Genius from 6 seconds to 10 seconds.
December 13, 2022
  • Fixed an issue that caused this trait to provide more precision and ferocity to the mech than intended.
November 29, 2022
  • Combat attribute bonuses to the mech are now reduced by 50% if the engineer is more than a range of 360 away from the mech for a certain amount of time.
March 29, 2022
  • Reduced jade mech stat inheritance by 20% for all stats in PvP only.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Mechanical Genius has been added to the game.
  • (Undocumented) The percentage of stats inherited by the Mech has been increased from 25% to 50%.
November 30, 2021
  • Mechanical Genius was available during the End of Dragons Beta Event 4.
  • The Mech will now automatically re-appear much sooner after dismounting.
  • Base Power, Vitality, and Toughness attributes on the Mech have been reduced from 1374 at Level 80 to 1000, matching player base values.
  • The Mech now has a base Precision attribute of 0, and a base Critical Chance of 5%. It no longer inherits 25% of the master's Precision by default.
  • The Mech no longer 'double dips' on Might by inheriting a percentage of the Power and Condition Damage granted to you by Might boons.
October 26, 2021