As an individual who loves engineers but dislikes the fact that weapon skins aren’t available for kits, its always been frustrating to stare at the same weapons you wield with no prospect of a legendary that ties into the skirmish, tinker-style of the profession, which is partly why I built a legendary weapon for my ranger.
A post over on Reddit shares the exact views I had on what is or isn’t an appropriate legendary weapon for the profession. Also similarly to the original poster, I have a Ghastly Shield which is so much more fitting than the Flameseeker Prophecies (it is quite possibly the best looking shield in the game).
Like many responding have pointed out, the engineer shoots from the hip with a rifle so the Predator looks ridiculous when its design clearly reflects a sniper rifle (thus lending itself to a Warrior). The Flameseeker Prophecies couldn’t be any more perfect for the Guardian with its blue-hue and radiant pages, leaving the Quip.
In some ways the Quip suits an engineer. It’s silly and random. Yet you have to ask yourself: “Does firing daisies and streamers really suit any profession?”. The answer of course, is no.
Where then, does leave the engineer? Creating legendary kits is far from viable based on ArenaNet saying previously that applying skins to skills would be a huge headache. The only viable prospect of a suitable legendary for the engineer is for ArenaNet to create one or three more (one for each usable weapon).
The one idea I did have for an engineer based legendary weapon was a clock-tower shield. Similar to the gear shield, I’d like to see one that glows gold, has lots of rotating clocks, rivets and springs while making chimes and soothing whirring sounds. It would also be great to see bolts, rivets and gold oil fly out of the shield when the engineer takes damage, as if the shield itself is being harmed. Lastly, the trail behind the engineer could be gold oil and bolts, similar to the Juggernaut.
As far as the pistol and rifle are concerned, do any of you have any fun ideas?