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Arthetine Technology Machinist Build Guide for PvE

Build

required skill points: 340

Arthetine Technology focuses on staying in Human form instead of being in Hypersync.

This means that you will only be in Human form, if you prefer being in Hypersync, you can check out the Legacy build.

This guide covers two builds; the Dominion build and the Salvation build which are named after their respective relic gear sets. Both are great choices so choose based on the playstyle you like most:

  • Salvation
    • More consistent - easier time doing damage comparatively.
    • Higher damage.
  • Dominion
    • Less damage, but is much cheaper due to awakening.
    • Requires player consistency and is less forgiving, is harder to play and requires you to perform optimally.
Annihilation Mode

10

Annihilation Mode

Battery Saving ModeReformationComrade
Why?Galewind
Avalanche

10

Avalanche

DiversionNeat CombinationConcise Finish
Why?Quick Recharge
Command: Baby Drones

10

Command: Baby Drones

Precise CommandFlame BabyAll-out War
Why?Galewind
Command: Raid Missile

10

Command: Raid Missile

Battery DischargeOrgan MissileWeak Point Detection
Why?Conviction
Energy Buster

10

Energy Buster

CondenseFlame BusterMeltdown
Why?Galewind
Mobile Shot

10

Mobile Shot

Quick PrepQuicknessAdditional Maneuver
Why?Rage
Overcharged Battery

4

Overcharged Battery

Fighting Spirit Enh.
Why?Bleed
Strategic Fire

10

Strategic Fire

Weak Point DetectionAdditional ShotEvolved Shot
Why?Judgment
Command: Final Explosion

Command: Final Explosion

Skill priority

Energy Buster
Overcharged Battery
Command: Baby Drones
Command: Raid Missile
Annihilation Mode
Avalanche
Strategic Fire
Mobile Shot

Overcharged BatteryOvercharged Battery is how we proc our synergy, it only requires level 4 for the Fighting Spirit Enh.Fighting Spirit Enh. tripod. You absolutely need this skill so it's great that it is so cheap in terms of skill points.

If you have leftover skill points, you can level the skills in the order above, except Overcharged BatteryOvercharged Battery as we just need it for synergy.

How to play

Settings

You can freely move your drone when in human form. Make sure to check your settings and change the drone movement to the key you prefer - it is recommended to use a mouse button you might have available.

In order call your drone back to you, simply press the X key. You can also use this to animation cancel Drone skills.

Rotation
Pre-Rotation

Use Command: Final ExplosionCommand: Final Explosion off cooldown for damage, if running the Dominion gear set make sure to use this first and when you have your other skills ready to use.

Maintain your synergy, use Overcharged BatteryOvercharged Battery to keep the 6% damage buff to your party.

Maintain your movement speed buff from Mobile ShotMobile Shot by using it before your combo if possible.

Main Rotation

Note that if you use a Fusion skill while a Drone skill is currently active, you will cancel the current Drone skill, so be careful with timing your skills.

You can use many Drone skills and Normal skills simultaneously, this is achieved by using a Normal skill after using a Drone skill, you cannot do this the other way around. With this in mind:

  • Use Command: Raid MissileCommand: Raid Missile with Strategic FireStrategic Fire, this procs your Conviction/Judgement combo. Get your drone back afterwards if needed to prepare for your next Drone skill.
  • Use Command: Baby DronesCommand: Baby Drones with AvalancheAvalanche. Get your drone back afterwards if needed to prepare for your next Drone skill.
  • Use Fusion skills off cooldown.

When using Strategic FireStrategic Fire, getting the cast bar closer to the end of the perfect zone will do more damage than at the start of the perfect zone - with this you can expect a ~10% damage increase from this skill.

Additional Class Info
Reload Stacks

Every time you use certain Normal skills, you gain a reload stack. Reload stacks give you a 1% movement and attack speed buff that can be stacked up to 5 times. Mobile ShotMobile Shot with the Additional ManeuverAdditional Maneuver tripod can give you up to two stacks on each roll. This buff has great synergy with Raid Captain. If possible, before a fight, you can use some of your lower cooldown skills and auto attacks (you get a stack in between the second and third hit) to have full reload stacks for the fight.

Hypersync

You can still get into Hypersync with the Arthetine Technology engraving. You should never transform for damage, with this build you will always deal more damage in human form. The only good reason to change to Hypersync would be if you were doing a mechanic and you need a shield urgently - for example, if someone fails the vykas typing mechanic and you don't have a support with ultimate/shield, Godsent LawGodsent Law or Rhapsody of LightRhapsody of Light. Otherwise, never transform. Remember that you have a RageRage rune, reload buff and swiftness so your movement speed should be similar or faster than in Hypersync.

Utility
  • AvalancheAvalanche is your counter.
  • Your best stagger skill is Energy BusterEnergy Buster, though most of your skills have decent stagger.

engravings

3

Keen Blunt Weapon

3

Grudge

3

Raid Captain

3

Mass Increase

2

Adrenaline

1

Arthetine Technology

These are the best engravings for the Salvation gear set build.

Alternative engravings

3

Arthetine Technology

3

Awakening

3

Grudge

3

Keen Blunt Weapon

3

Raid Captain

These are the best 5x3 engravings for the Dominion gear set build.

combat stats

Crit

1300

Swiftness

700

Specialization

0

Endurance

0

Domination

0

Expertise

0

These are the best combat stats for the Salvation gear set build.

You can achieve this stat distribution by having:

  • a Crit/Swiftness necklace
  • one Swiftness ring
  • rest on Crit
  • additionally, you can use a pet with Crit

If you plan on using the Dominion gear set build you can instead go for:

  • a Crit/Swiftness necklace
  • rest on Crit
  • additionally, you can use a pet with Crit

Attack Gems

Energy Buster

Command: Raid Missile

Command: Baby Drones

Annihilation Mode

Strategic Fire

Avalanche

You can replace the AvalancheAvalanche damage gem with a cooldown gem for Mobile ShotMobile Shot if you prefer.

Cooldown Gems

Energy Buster

Command: Raid Missile

Command: Baby Drones

Annihilation Mode

Strategic Fire

gear tripods

Energy Buster
Condense
Flame Buster
Meltdown
Command: Raid Missile
Battery Discharge
Organ Missile
Weak Point Detection
Command: Baby Drones
Precise Command
Flame Baby
All-out War
Annihilation Mode
Reformation
Comrade
Avalanche
Neat Combination
Concise Finish
Strategic Fire
Weak Point Detection
Additional Shot
Evolved Shot
Mobile Shot
Quick Prep
Quickness
Gear Sets

Based on your playstyle choice you should choose between Dominion and Salvation.