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Careers: Dwarf Engineer

Posted by Jon Wood on Sep 26, 2006  | Comments

Careers: Dwarf Engineer -

EA Mythic's Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning has released information and screenshots for two of the careers that will be available in the game. This one, the Dwarf Engineer, tries to capture the feel of the IP:

The Engineer was more challenging conceptually [than the Goblin Squig Herder]. We wanted to capture the notions of Dwarf siege equipment, inventions, and technology without turning him into a collection of mechanical gags. To this end, we focused on firepower, capitalizing on the images and concepts of Dwarf tech to arm our engineer to the teeth with tools for close to medium ranged combat. We rounded this out with the ability to assemble useful objects out of parts on hand. This allows him to enhance the firepower of his allies, and build complex traps and bombs for his own use.

Careers – Dwarf Engineer

“Alright lad, now just pull here, twist, ratchet it down like so – don’t forget to keep counting here, because you’ve got to get to the last bit before you get to five – and then throw it.”
– Grom Goldcrank, Journeyman Engineer

An explosion is the ultimate form of mechanical advantage, so it’s no big surprise that the skills of the Dwarf Engineer extend well along these lines. From guns to grenades, he is a deadly ranged combatant who will pelt you with lead from afar and blast you to bits as you close in. He excels when fighting multiple opponents, as many of his explosive attacks are capable of devastating enemies who pack too closely together. The Engineer offers an outstanding blend of flexible firepower which makes him a truly deadly and clever combatant.

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