Profession mechanic

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Profession mechanics are combat abilities exclusive to a given profession. They consist of unique skills, effects and secondary mechanics which add to the characteristics of the professions. While all professions have unique skills and skill types to utilize, the profession mechanics further differentiate them.

Active profession mechanics skills such as bursts or stealing are activated with F1F5 keys and the status of these skills as well as other profession mechanics are displayed by the mechanic bar which is positioned above the characters weapon skills in their skill bar. Every profession has a primary mechanic, which may be include one or more mechanics working together; for example, the necromancer uses their accumulated life force resource to enter Death Shroud. Generally speaking, profession mechanic of a profession refers to the skills activated through the function keys, but any mechanic exclusive to a profession can also be called a profession mechanic.

Each primary profession mechanic has a specialization tied to it. This can be either provide increase in recharge rate of their unique skills, a bonus in damage, or other effects. Primary and secondary mechanics often have traits tied to them. Adept minor traits for elite specializations change how a profession mechanic works, or replace it entirely.

Profession mechanics[edit]

This is a list of all profession mechanics for each profession and elite specialization. The core mechanics don't require the respective specializations, but they are improved by their traits. The elite specializations are required to be equipped for their mechanics to work.

Specialization Mechanics
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian
Core Guardian tango icon 20px.png Virtues Virtue
Elite Dragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter Dragonhunter's Virtue
Elite Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Firebrand Tome
Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant
Core Revenant tango icon 20px.png Invocation Energy, Legend
Elite Herald tango icon 20px.png Herald Facet of Nature
Elite Renegade tango icon 20px.png Renegade Citadel Order
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior
Core Warrior tango icon 20px.png Discipline Adrenaline, Burst
Elite Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker Primal burst
Elite Spellbreaker tango icon 20px.png Spellbreaker Full Counter
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer
Core Engineer tango icon 20px.png Tools Tool belt
Elite Scrapper tango icon 20px.png Scrapper Function Gyro
Elite Holosmith tango icon 20px.png Holosmith Photon Forge, Heat
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger
Core Ranger tango icon 20px.png Beastmastery Pet
Elite Druid tango icon 20px.png Druid Celestial Avatar
Elite Soulbeast tango icon 20px.png Soulbeast Beastmode
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief
Core Thief tango icon 20px.png Trickery Initiative, Dual Wield, Steal
Elite Daredevil tango icon 20px.png Daredevil Increased endurance,
improved dodges (Bound, Dash, Impaling Lotus)
Elite Deadeye tango icon 20px.png Deadeye Deadeye's Mark, Malice
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist
Core Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Arcane Attunement
Elite Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest Overload
Elite Weaver tango icon 20px.png Weaver Dual attunements, Dual Attack
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer
Core Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Illusions Illusions, Shatter
Elite Chronomancer tango icon 20px.png Chronomancer Continuum Split
Elite Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage Ambush, Mirage Cloak
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer
Core Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Soul Reaping Death Shroud, Life force
Elite Reaper tango icon 20px.png Reaper Reaper's Shroud
Elite Scourge tango icon 20px.png Scourge Shade

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