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No one makes friends like a mechanist! They call the shots on the battlefield alongside their helpful jade tech battle mechs.

— Official site

Mechanist.pngMechanist tango icon 200px.png Mechanist is an elite specialization for the engineer which replaces tool belt skills with Jade Mech CJ-1 and mech command skills. It also allows engineers to equip a mace in the main hand.

List of mechanist skills[edit]

See also: List of engineer skills

Profession mechanic[edit]

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 adapt trait is selected.
F1 Rolling 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 Explosive Knuckle.png Explosive Knuckle 0.5½ 15 Mech Command. Order your mech do dash at a target, punching with an explosive strike that weakens enemies near the point of impact.
F1 Spark 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 trait is selected.
F2 Discharge Array.png Discharge Array 1 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 Crisis Zone.png Crisis Zone 34 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 Core Reactor Shot.png Core Reactor Shot 10.25¼ 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 trait is selected.
F3 Jade Mortar.png Jade Mortar 0.5½ 20 Mech Command. Launch a powerful mortar attack at the target.
F3 Barrier Burst.png Barrier Burst 30.75¾ 30 Mech Command. Pulse a barrier and boon to all nearby allies.

The mech does not count against the target count for this skill.
F3 Sky Circus.png Sky Circus 10.5½ 30 Mech Command. Your mech jets into the air and fires a missile at each foe in an arc in front of it before crashing down and dealing additional damage to anythiing 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 increased by a percentage of your mech's depleted health.
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 0.75¾ 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. This skill is only used when you activate Rocket Fist Prototype with a mace.
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 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 ...
Trait skills available with Mech Core: Jade Dynamo Mech Core: Jade Dynamo.
Mortar Shot.png Dynamo Burst ...

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 0.75¾ 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 24 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 24 Signet Passive: Increases power.
Signet Active: Knock foes away from yourself and away from your mech.
Shift Signet.png Shift Signet Not available underwater 20 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 24 Signet Passive: Increases condition damage.
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.
Your tool belt skills are replaced with mech commands, customized by your trait choices.
Gain access to signet utility skills.
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 attack's effect may only occur once per interval.
Major Adept Mech Arms- Jade Cannons.png Mech Arms: Jade Cannons 1 Melee attacks become ranged. Unlocks the Mech Command Skill Spark Revolver. Your mech's attacks apply vulnerability. This effect may only affect a given target once per interval.
Minor Master Mech Fighter.png Mech Fighter New combat subroutines enable your mech to use Rocket Punch when you activate Rocket Fist Prototype with your mace. 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 Circuits.png Mech Frame: Channeling Circuits 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 and ferocity 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 10.5½ Unlocks the Mech Command skill Jade Mortar. Mech attack skills have a chance to cause explosions. Your mech inherits on-hit bonuses from the Explosions [sic] specialization traitline.
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 Unlocks the Mech Command skill Sky Circus. While dismissed or away for repairs, your mech supports you with 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

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