Mass Effect: Andromeda: Engineer Guide, Best Strategies

All you need to know about Mass Effect Andromeda’s intuitive new combat Profiles, abilities, and the skills that you unlock along with them. Complete guide.

In this guide we tell you all about Mass Effect: Andromeda’s tech-centric Engineer profile. If the Tech Skill Tree is where you start when you begin leveling up your character in Mass Effect: Andromeda, you’ll want to equip the Engineer profile. The Engineer is Andromeda’s pure tech-focused profile and centers around providing maximum benefits for Tech skills and combos.

If the engineer is of absolutely no interest to you, head on over to our Mass Effect Andromeda Guide and Walkthrough for loads of other great articles.

How to Unlock the Mass Effect Andromeda Engineer Profile

Unlocking the Engineer profile in Mass Effect: Andromeda is simple, you just have to spend at least six skill points in the Tech Skill Tree.

Mass Effect Andromeda Engineer Profile Unique Bonuses

With the Engineer profile, you’ll get access to the Combat Drone. The Combat Drone helps Tech powers recharge faster and will detonate in an EMP if enemies get too close to Ryder.

Mass Effect Andromeda Engineer Profile Rank Requirements and Boosts

The more skill points you spend in the Tech Skill Tree, the more the Engineer profile will level-up. In the table below you can find the skill point requirements to rank up and the bonuses inferred with each grade.

Rank 1Rank 2Rank 3Rank 4Rank 5Rank 6
Skill Points Required (Tech)6245499156232
Tech Construct Damage20%25%30%35%40%45%
Tech Construct Healing and Defense20%25%30%35%40%45%
Tech Construct HP20%25%30%35%40%45%
Tech Construct Self-Healing20%25%30%35%40%45%
Combo Damage20%25%30%35%40%45%

Recommended Strategies and Skills for Use With the Engineer Profile

The Engineer profile beefs up your Tech Constructs, so that means that the Assault Turret, Remnant VI drone, and Combat Drone are the most powerful and useful tools in an Engineer’s arsenal. Engineers are also great at using their Tech abilities to prime and detonate combos from range.

As an Engineer, you’ll probably want to put a few points into both the Pistol and Sniper Rifle Combat Skills. Your job is going to be to stay back and let your Tech Constructs draw fire while you prime and detonate combos from a distance. In between Tech power recharges you can use one of the above firearms to continue causing damage.

We've got plenty more guides for you elsewhere on the site, including a detailed looked at AVP and how to unlock Cryo Pods, how to solve Remnant Puzzles and a guide to crafting items and blueprints. You could also take a moment to chill, perhaps with a special friend. Head to our romance guide for all you need to know.

That’s the Engineer Profile sorted. Is it for you?

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