Cataclysm Beta: Der Ingenieur im Blickpunkt

Heute gab es endlich mal ein paar Neuigkeiten zu den Berufen in Cataclysm. So bekommt der Ingenieur nicht nur wieder eine epische Kopfbedeckung, deren dauerhafter Wert sich noch zeigen muss, er erhält auch eine Art gürtelmontiertern Mana/Heiltrank Injektor und die schon bekannten, wenn auch abgewandelten Handschuhenchants.

Der eigentliche Knüller sind aber die neuen gemartigen Einsätze für Sockel, die nur der Ingi nutzen kann. Diese Cogwheels und Hydraulic Pumps geben einen Bonus von 132 Statpunkten auf einen Stat. Ich denke, das wird das Äquivalent zu den aktuellen Juwigems werden. Zusammen mit den Handschuhenchants und den sicherlich wiederkommenden Rocketboots ist das für mich ein ernster Grund, über Ingi als zweiten Beruf nachzudenken. Aber erst einmal abwarten, was für die anderen Berufe kommt. Fakt ist jedenfalls: Ingi bietet bisher schon einen Mehrwert durch den Unterhaltungsfaktor, auch sind die Handschuhenchants schon bisher sehr sehr stark.

Zum Nachlesen nochmal die Übersicht von MMO Champ:

New engineering-only enchants are available:

  • Gnome-Matic Phase Fingers – Permanently attaches gnome-matic phase finger technology to a pair of gloves, allowing a skilled engineer to increase their haste rating by 340 for 12 sec. The gloves can only be activated every minute.
  • Quickflip Deflection Plates – Permanently attaches quickflip deflection plates onto gloves, allowing you to increase your armor by 1500 for 12 sec. Gloves can only be activated once every minute. Attaching the armor webbing causes the gloves to become soulbound. An Engineering skill of 500 is required to keep the webbing active.
  • Tazik Shocker – Permanently attaches a tazik shocker to your gloves, allowing a skilled engineer to deal 1654 to 2020 Nature damage to an enemy at long range. The shocker can only be used once every 45 sec. Can only be used on the engineer’s gloves, and doing so will cause them to become soulbound.
  • Spinal Healing Injector – Permanently attaches a specialized injector kit to your belt, allowing you to inject a Mythical Healing Potion directly into your bloodstream for increased effect. Only a skilled engineer can activate the modified belt. Can only be attached to your own belt, and doing so causes the belt to become soulbound.
  • Z50 Mana Gulper – Permanently attaches a specialized injector kit to your belt, allowing you to power-drink a Mythical Mana Potion for increased effect. Only a skilled engineer can activate the modified belt. Can only be attached to your own belt, and doing so causes the belt to become soulbound.[…]
  • Gnomish X-Ray Scope – Attaches a permanent scope to a bow or gun that increases its ranged critical strike rating by 88. Attaching this scope to a ranged weapon causes it to become soulbound.
  • R19 Threatfinder – Attaches a permanent scope to a bow or gun that increases its ranged hit rating by 88. Attaching this scope to a ranged weapon causes it to become soulbound.
  • Safety Catch Removal – Removes the safety mechanism from a bow or gun, increasing its ranged haste rating by 88. Using this kit causes the bow or gun to become soulbound.

Last but not least, a couple of very interesting items were datamined on Cataclysm Beta servers. It looks like engineers will get a new type of items, very similar to gems.

They also seem to use a new kind of socket called „Hydraulics/Cogwheels socket“, at this point it could be anything, really, but it definitely seems that engineering will get some love in Cataclysm.

Marcus Lottermoser
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