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"All systems go. Mech cleared for launch!"

The mechanist is an innovator and master of jade tech, battling alongside a mech of their own creation. Customize your mech and use it to crush your enemies—together, you're unstoppable.

— In-game description

Mechanist.pngMechanist is an elite specialization for the engineer unlocked with the End of Dragons expansion. The advances in Canthan technology and the capacity for storing energy of the Dragonjade have been the cornerstone for the mechanists' cutting-edge Jade Mech CJ-1, their very own battle bot. They replace their tool belt with Mech Command skills to control their mechs. Mechanists have learned signet skills, which augment both themselves and their mech, and can be consumed for greater effects. They can wield maces in their main hand for both damage and support. Their mechs are highly customisable, gaining different abilities based on the mechanists choice of traits. This makes mechanists very versatile, letting them specialise into damage dealing, or support, providing boons and healing.

List of mechanist skills[edit]

See also: List of engineer skills

Profession mechanic[edit]

Mech, dropping in!

— Mechanist

Jade Mech CJ-1 replaces tool belt skills.

Mech Command skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
The available F1 skill is based on which of the three major adept traits are selected.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngRolling Smash.png Rolling Smash 0.75¾ 20 Mech Command. Slam at the target with both cutters, inflicting severe bleeding to enemies in the area.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngExplosive Knuckle.png Explosive Knuckle 0.5½ 15 Mech Command. Order your mech to dash at a target, punching with an explosive strike that weakens enemies near the point of impact.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngSpark Revolver.png Spark Revolver 0.75¾ 20 Mech Command. Fire a rapid volley of jade energy bolts from both arms, piercing through all enemies.
The available F2 skill is based on which of the three major master traits are selected.
F2 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngDischarge Array.png Discharge Array 30 Mech Command. Cycle energy into your mech's armor to turn it into a lightning rod. Jade energy strikes nearby foes and inflicts conditions on them.
F2 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngCrisis Zone.png Crisis Zone 30 Mech Command. Your mech removes conditions, breaks stuns, and grants boons to itself and nearby allies.
The mech does not count against the target count for this skill.
F2 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngCore Reactor Shot.png Core Reactor Shot 0.75¾ 25 Mech Command. Charge up and then release a powerful ball of jade energy at your target that explodes on contact.
The available F3 skill is based on which of the three major grandmaster traits are selected.
F3 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngJade Mortar.png Jade Mortar 0.5½ 20 Mech Command. Launch a powerful mortar attack at the target.
F3 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngBarrier Burst.png Barrier Burst 30.75¾ 30 Mech Command. Pulse a barrier and boons to all nearby allies.
The mech does not count against the target count for this skill.
F3 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngSky Circus.png Sky Circus 10.5½ 30 Mech Command. Your mech jets into the air and fires a missile at each nearby foe before crashing down and dealing additional damage to anything caught underfoot.
The F4 skill summons Jade Mech CJ-1 on land while it only requests a barrage from your mech underwater.
F4 Crash Down.png Crash DownNot available underwater 0.75¾ 50 Summon your jade mech at the target area. Foes in the area are damaged. The recharge time of this skill is based on how damaged your mech is.
Right-click to rename your mech.
F4 ChainRecall Mech.png Recall Mech 0.75¾ 10 Recall your mech for repairs. The cooldown of Crash Down is determined by the amount of damage your mech has taken.
Right-click to rename your mech.
F4 Mech Support- Depth Charges.png Mech Support: Depth ChargesUnderwater skill 0.5½ 25 Request a barrage from your mech on the target foe.
Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Rocket Fist Prototype.png Rocket Fist Prototype Not available underwater 0.5½ 12 Launch a fist that explodes on the first target hit, damaging and stunning nearby enemies.
ChainExplosive Knuckle.png Rocket Punch 0.5½ 5 Your mech launches an explosive fist that detonates on hit, dealing defiance damage to enemies with active defiance bars. This skill is only used when you activate Skill 3 on your weapon.
Overclock Signet.png Overclock Signet Not available underwater 90 Signet Passive: Reduces recharge of other signets.
Signet Active: Order your mech to fire its ultimate weapon, the jade buster cannon. If your mech is not present, instead your mech is summoned, even if Crash Down is on cooldown.
ChainJade Buster Cannon.png Jade Buster Cannon Not available underwater 30.25¼ 1 Fire the main cannon, obliterating targets in a line. The mech may swivel to track targets while firing the Jade Buster cannon, but it is unable to move.

Mech AI skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Melee skills available with Mech Arms: Single-Edge Cutters Mech Arms: Single-Edge Cutters or Mech Arms: High-Impact Drivers Mech Arms: High-Impact Drivers.
Hard Strike.png Hard Strike 0.25¼ Strikes foes in front of you.
ChainHeavy Smash (Mech).png Heavy Smash 0.5½ Perform a second, powerful strike.
ChainTwin Strike (Mech).png Twin Strike 0.5½ Strikes foes in front of you.
Ranged skills available with Mech Arms: Jade Cannons Mech Arms: Jade Cannons.
Anchor.png Jade Energy Shot ...

Weapon skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Mace[edit]

1 Mace Strike.png Mace Strike 0.5½ Strike your target.
1 ChainMace Smash (mechanist).png Mace Smash 0.5½ Smash your target with a heavy blow from your mace, inflicting confusion.
1 ChainBarrier Blast.png Barrier Blast 0.75¾ Smash your target with a final heavy strike, inflicting additional confusion. You, your mech, and allies near you gain barrier.
2 Energizing Slam.png Energizing Slam 0.75¾ 6 Leap forward and smash the ground, inflicting vulnerability and confusion on foes while granting vigor and regeneration to allies.
3 Rocket Fist Prototype.png Rocket Fist Prototype 0.5½ 12 Launch a fist that explodes on the first target hit, damaging and stunning nearby enemies.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Rectifier Signet.png Rectifier Signet 0.75¾ 30 Signet Passive: Heal yourself and your mech every second.
Signet Active: Heal yourself and your mech.

Utility[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Barrier Signet.png Barrier Signet 0.5½ 30 Signet Passive: Incoming strike and condition damage is reduced.
Signet Active: Create a projectile-blocking dome around yourself. You and allies inside the dome gain barrier every second. If your mech is active, the dome is centered on it and is larger.
The mech does not count against the target count for this skill.
Force Signet.png Force Signet 0.75¾ 30 Signet Passive: Increases strike damage dealt.
Signet Active: Knock foes away from yourself and away from your mech.
Shift Signet.png Shift Signet Not available underwater 25 Signet Passive: Increases movement speed. Boons you gain are copied to your mech.
Signet Active: You and your mech shadowstep to the target location. Removes conditions on you and your mech.
Superconducting Signet.png Superconducting Signet 0.75¾ 30 Signet Passive: Increases condition damage dealt.
Signet Active: Creates a damaging field around you that applies conditions to nearby foes. If you mech is active, the field instead radiates from and follows the mech.

Elite[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Overclock Signet.png Overclock Signet Not available underwater 90 Signet Passive: Reduces recharge of other signets.
Signet Active: Order your mech to fire its ultimate weapon, the jade buster cannon. If your mech is not present, instead your mech is summoned, even if Crash Down is on cooldown.

List of mechanist traits[edit]

See also: List of engineer traits

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Proficiency Mace Proficiency.png Mace Proficiency You can wield maces in your main hand.
Minor Adept Mechanical Genius.png 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.This bonus is reduced if your mech moves too far away from you.
Your tool belt skills are replaced with mech commands, customized by your trait choices.
Gain access to signet utility skills.
Bonuses from Mech Frame traits are also affected by the out-of-range penalty.
Major Adept Mech Arms- Single-Edge Cutters.png Mech Arms: Single-Edge Cutters Unlocks the Mech Command skill Rolling Smash. Your mech's attacks apply bleeding. This attack's effect may only affect a certain target once per interval.
Major Adept Mech Arms- High-Impact Drivers.png Mech Arms: High-Impact Drivers Unlocks the Mech Command skill Explosive Knuckle. Your mech's attacks now generate might for allies within a radius. This effect may only occur once per interval.
The mech does not count against the target count for this trait.
Major Adept Mech Arms- Jade Cannons.png Mech Arms: Jade Cannons 1 Melee attacks become ranged, have an increased chance to critically hit, and apply vulnerability. Unlocks the Mech Command skill Spark Revolver.
Minor Master Mech Fighter.png Mech Fighter New combat subroutines enable your mech to use Rocket Punch when you activate Skill 3 on your equipped weapon. Your mech gains a greater percentage of your own toughness and vitality stats.
Major Master Mech Frame- Conductive Alloys.png Mech Frame: Conductive Alloys Unlocks the Mech Command skill Discharge Array. Your mech gains a greater percentage of your own condition damage and expertise stats.
Major Master Mech Frame- Channeling Conduits.png Mech Frame: Channeling Conduits 1 Unlocks the Mech Command skill Crisis Zone. When you or your mech apply barrier, also grant alacrity to the affected target. Your mech gains a greater percentage of your concentration and healing power stats.
Major Master Mech Frame- Variable Mass Distributor.png Mech Frame: Variable Mass Distributor Unlocks the Mech Command skill Core Reactor Shot. Your mech gains a greater percentage of your own precision stats.
Minor Grandmaster Exigency Protocols.png Exigency Protocols 60 When your mech is struck while under half health, it activates Exigency Protocols, gaining damage reduction and regeneration for a short duration. Regeneration boons you apply are stronger.
Major Grandmaster Mech Core- Jade Dynamo.png Mech Core: Jade Dynamo Unlocks the Mech Command skill Jade Mortar. Mech Command skills grant you quickness when used and have a reduced cooldown.
Major Grandmaster Mech Core- Barrier Engine.png Mech Core: Barrier Engine Unlocks the Mech Command skill Barrier Burst. While in combat, your mech will automatically grant a small barrier each interval to nearby allies. The mech does not count against the target count for this trait.
Major Grandmaster Mech Core- J-Drive.png Mech Core: J-Drive Gain access to the Mech Command skill Sky Circus. While dismissed or away for repairs, your mech supports you with an occasional aerial bombardment.
Signet skills gain improved passive effects and continue to grant their passive bonuses while recharging.

Lore[edit]

The wonders of jade technology permeate daily life in Cantha. Fusing these new schools of thought with the mechanical techniques and knowledge from the rest of Tyria presents a unique opportunity for a widely traveled engineer. Taimi will be jealous. The mechanist is a dynamic innovator, using their mechanical expertise and advanced Canthan technology to battle alongside a jade mech of their own creation. Customize your mech and use it to crush your enemies—together, you're unstoppable.

Elite specialization lore

Associated items[edit]

Related achievements[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Promotional material
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Notes[edit]

  • Hovering over traits in the UI shows Mech abilities scaling with player's stats, but they scale with the Mech's stats.
  • The Tools Trait Mechanized Deployment does not reduce the cooldowns of the mech in PvP and WvW.
  • The "Attack my Target" and "Return to Me" commands are key bindings "Profession Skill 6 & 7," which are unbound by default.
  • Hovering over the mech's health bar on the profession UI will show all of the mech's stats.
  • The Mechanist NPC Doseon can be found near the Garden Heights Waypoint in New Kaineng City.
See also: Jade Mech CJ-1

Trivia[edit]

  • The promo art for Mechanist shows a Charr in Medium Antique armor, CJ-1 Command Sleeves, and wielding the Mechanist's Mace.

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