Engineer

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Engineer
Engineer.png
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Engineer.png
Basic Information
Icon: Leaderboard class engineer.png
Type: Defensive
Health: 125 /Medic emblem RED.png185
(See Health below for further details)
Speed: 100%
(See Speed below for further details)
Meet the Engineer
EngineerVidSplash.png
Hey look, buddy. I'm an engineer — that means I solve problems.
Not problems like 'What is beauty?' because that would fall within the purview of your conundrums of philosophy.
I solve practical problems.
The Engineer on his profession

The Engineer is a soft-spoken, amiable Texan with an interest in all things mechanical. He specializes in constructing and maintaining Buildings that provide support to his team, rather than fighting at the front lines. The Engineer's various gadgets include the Sentry Gun, an automated turret that fires at any enemy in range, the Dispenser, a device that restores the health and ammunition of nearby teammates, and Teleporters that quickly transport players from point A to point B.

Because the Engineer's ingenious devices are under constant threat from explosives and devious enemy Spies, a good Engineer must keep his gear under a watchful eye and under repair with his Wrench at all times. When the Engineer needs to get his hands dirty, his trio of generic yet capable weapons, along with the assistance of his helpful hardware, make him more than capable of holding his own in a fight. If need be, the Engineer can even pick up and haul constructed buildings to redeploy them in more favorable locations.

The Engineer is voiced by Grant Goodeve, and is voiced by Nolan North in the short film Expiration Date.

Bio

Health

Main articles: Health, Overheal
Condition Health Overheal Quick-Fix Overheal
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer 125 185 155
With the Gunslinger equipped 150 225 185

Speed

Main article: Speed
Condition Normal Backward Crouched Swimming
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer
100 %
90 %
33 %
80 %
Hauling a building
75 %
68 %
25 %
60 %

Basic strategy

Main articles: Engineer tips, Engineer strategy
Engineerava.jpg
  • Use the build tool to construct Sentry Guns, Dispensers, and Teleporters in places that are beneficial to your team.
  • You need metal to build, repair, and upgrade your Buildings. Collect fallen weapons or remains of buildings to get more metal.
  • Hit your Sentry Gun with your Wrench to upgrade it with metal. Each level adds more health and firepower.
  • Build Dispensers to provide your teammates with health and ammo. They also generate metal for you to use.
  • Build Teleporters to help your team get to key locations with ease.
  • Keep an eye out for enemy Spies attaching Sappers to your Buildings. Use your Wrench to remove Sappers.
  • Press E to call for a Medic if you get hurt. Nearby Medics will be notified of your need.

Weapons

Main article: Weapons

Note: Weapon damage is approximate and listed at base value. See individual weapon pages for additional figures.

Primary

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Shotgun
Stock
Shotgun
Killicon shotgun.png 6 32 Base:
60

Crit:

180

[6 damage × 10 pellets]

Frontier Justice
Unlock
Frontier Justice
Killicon frontier justice.png 3 32 Base:
60

Crit:

180

[6 damage × 10 pellets]

Pictogram plus.png Stores 2 guaranteed critical shots for every Sentry Gun kill.

Pictogram plus.png Stores 1 guaranteed critical shot for every Sentry Gun kill assist.
Pictogram info.png Stored critical shots (up to 35) are granted only upon Sentry Gun destruction/demolition.
Pictogram minus.png Has half the normal clip size.
Pictogram minus.png No random Critical hits.

Widowmaker
Promotional / Craft
Widowmaker
Killicon widowmaker.png ∞ / 6 6 Base:
60

Crit:

180

[6 damage × 10 pellets]

Pictogram plus.png On hit: damage dealt is returned as ammo.

Pictogram plus.png No reload necessary.
Pictogram minus.png Uses metal as ammo.
Pictogram minus.png Per Shot: -30 metal.

Pomson 6000
Craft
Pomson 6000
Killicon pomson 6000.png 4 Base:
48

Crit:

108-180
Pictogram info.png Shoots an electric projectile instead of shotgun pellets.

Pictogram info.png Can light up friendly Huntsman arrows.
Pictogram plus.png Does not require ammo.
Pictogram plus.png Projectile cannot be deflected.
Pictogram plus.png On Hit: Victim loses 10% Medigun charge.
Pictogram plus.png On Hit: Victim loses 20% cloak.
Pictogram minus.png Deals only 20% damage to buildings.
Pictogram minus.png Has a 33% smaller clip size.

Rescue Ranger
Craft
Rescue Ranger
Killicon rescue ranger.png 4 16 Base:
35

Crit:

105
Pictogram plus.png Alt-Fire: Use metal to pick up buildings from long range.

Pictogram plus.png Fires a special bolt that can repair friendly buildings.
Pictogram minus.png -34% clip size.
Pictogram minus.png -50% max primary ammo on wearer.
Pictogram minus.png Self mark for death on building pick up.

Secondary

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Pistol
Stock
Pistol
Killicon pistol.png 12 200 Base:
15

Crit:

45


[6 rounds / sec.]

Lugermorph
Promotional
Lugermorph
Killicon lugermorph.png
Wrangler
Unlock
Wrangler
Killicon wrangler.png N/A N/A N/A Pictogram info.png Enables manual control of own Sentry Gun.

Pictogram plus.png The Sentry Gun gains double firing rate and a laser pointer to assist in aiming.
Pictogram plus.png The Sentry Gun gains a shield which blocks 66% of incoming damage.
Pictogram minus.png Upon switching to another weapon or death, the Sentry Gun remains shielded but deactivated for 3 seconds.

Short Circuit
Promotional / Craft
Short Circuit
Killicon short circuit.png 5 200 Base:
5

Crit:

N/A
Pictogram plus.png On Fire: Generates an electrical field that destroys projectiles and damages enemies in front of the player.

Pictogram info.png Consumes 15 ammo per projectile destroyed.
Pictogram plus.png No reload necessary.
Pictogram minus.png Uses metal as ammo.
Pictogram minus.png Per Shot: –5 metal.
Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.
Pictogram minus.png No metal from dispensers when active.

Melee

Note that all the Engineer's melee weapons are capable of building, repairing and upgrading buildings, as well as removing Sappers.

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Wrench
Stock
Wrench
Killicon wrench.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Necro Smasher
Unlock
Necro Smasher
Killicon necro smasher.png
Golden Wrench
Distributed
Golden Wrench
Killicon golden wrench.png Limited item from the Engineer Update.

Pictogram info.png Killed enemies freeze into solid Australium statues (purely cosmetic feature).

Saxxy
Distributed
Saxxy
Killicon saxxy.png Limited item from the Replay Update.

Pictogram info.png Killed enemies freeze into solid Australium statues (purely cosmetic feature).

Golden Frying Pan
Distributed
Golden Frying Pan
Killicon golden frying pan.png Limited item from the Two Cities Update.

Pictogram info.png Killed enemies freeze into solid Australium statues (purely cosmetic feature).

Gunslinger
Unlock
Gunslinger
Killicon gunslinger.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Pictogram info.png Replaces standard Sentry Gun with Combat Mini-Sentry Gun.

Pictogram plus.png Increases maximum health by 25 points.
Pictogram plus.png Guarantees a Critical hit on a third consecutive punch.
Pictogram minus.png No random Critical hits.

Killicon gunslinger triple punch.png
Southern Hospitality
Craft
Southern Hospitality
Killicon southern hospitality.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Pictogram plus.png On hit: causes opponent to bleed for 5 seconds.

Pictogram minus.png Raises fire vulnerability by 20%.
Pictogram minus.png No random Critical hits.

Jag
Craft
Jag
Killicon jag.png N/A N/A Base:
49

Crit:

146
Pictogram plus.png +30% Faster construction rate.

Pictogram minus.png –25% Damage done.

Eureka Effect
Craft
Eureka Effect
Killicon eureka effect.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Pictogram plus.png Press reload key to either teleport to your spawn area or teleporter

Pictogram minus.png 50% slower upgrade rate
Pictogram minus.png 50% slower repair rate

PDA

Weapon Notes / Special Abilities
Construction PDA
Stock
Construction PDA
Pictogram info.png Allows the player to place the Sentry, Dispenser, and both Teleporters in the world.
Destruction PDA
Stock
Destruction PDA
Pictogram info.png Allows the player to destroy his Sentry, Dispenser, and both Teleporters.


Taunt Attacks

EngyGuitarSmash.png Associated item DescriptionKill Icon
Main article: Dischord

The Engineer takes out his trusty guitar, plays a chord, and then smashes the area in front of him with it.

(Smash sound 1)
(Smash sound 2)
(Smash sound 3)
  • Killicon dischord.png
EngyGunslinger.png Associated item DescriptionKill Icon
Main article: Organ Grinder
The Engineer pulls the cord of his Gunslinger, thereby making it spin, and thrusts it forward. Upon being hit, the enemy player will be stunned and take slight damage, and then is gibbed.
  • Killicon organ grinder.png

Item sets

The Brundle Bundle
Item icon Brundle Bundle.png
Effect

Engineer's vocalizations are 145% higher pitch.


Dr. Grordbort's Brainiac Pack
Item icon The Brainiac Pack Bundle.png
Effect

No effect


The Texas Tech-hand
Item icon Egghead's Overalls.png
Effect

No effect


The Builder's Basics Kit
Item icon Tools of the Trade.png
Effect

No effect

Buildings

Main article: Buildings
Image Building Level Cost Health Damage Per Second/Replenish/Recharge
Sentries.png
Slot one
Sentry Gun One 130 150 Bullets average DPS: 64
No rockets
Two 330 180 Bullets average DPS: 128
No rockets
Three 530 216 Bullets average DPS: 128
Rockets (base damage): 100
Red Mini Sentry.png
Slot one (With Gunslinger equipped)
Combat Mini-Sentry Gun N/A 100 100 Average DPS: 48
Dispensers.png
Slot two
Dispenser One 100 150 Health: 10/sec
Ammo: 20%/sec
Metal: 40/5 sec
Two 300 180 Health: 15/sec
Ammo: 30%/sec
Metal: 50/5 sec
Three 500 216 Health: 20/sec
Ammo: 40%/sec
Metal: 60/5 sec
RED Teleporter.png
Slot three and four
Teleporter Entrance
Teleporter Exit
One 125 150 Recharge: 10 sec
Two 325 180 Recharge: 5 sec
Three 525 216 Recharge: 3 sec

Cosmetic items

Main article: Cosmetic items

Official class avatars

Official class avatars
Original set RED ÜberCharged set BLU ÜberCharged set
Engineerava.jpg Buffed red engineer.jpg Buffed blu engineer.jpg
Get TF2 avatars on Steam: Original · Community

Achievements

Achieved.png
Main article: Engineer achievements

Update history

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)

August 13, 2009 Patch (Classless Update)

January 13, 2010 Patch

  • Added backstab death animation.

March 18, 2010 Patch (First Community Contribution Update)

April 15, 2010 Patch

May 20, 2010 Patch (Second Community Contribution Update)

July 8, 2010 Patch (Engineer Update)

July 9, 2010 Patch

  • Engineers can no longer pick up buildings while stunned or in loser state.

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

April 7, 2011 Patch

April 14, 2011 Patch (Hatless Update)

April 28, 2011 Patch

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

July 1, 2011 Patch (Summer Camp Sale)

August 3, 2011 Patch

August 18, 2011 Patch

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

December 1, 2011 Patch

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

April 17, 2012 Patch

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

August 2, 2012 Patch (Triad Pack)

August 15, 2012 Patch (Mann vs. Machine)

  • [Undocumented] Added MvM voice lines to Engineer.
  • [Undocumented] Added weapons: Silver Botkiller and Gold Botkiller Wrench.
  • [Undocumented] Added hat: Tin-1000.

September 6, 2012 Patch

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

November 16, 2012 Patch

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

January 8, 2013 Patch

February 22, 2013 Patch

March 12, 2013 Patch

May 17, 2013 Patch (Robotic Boogaloo)

June 13, 2013 Patch

February 7, 2014 Patch

  • Fixed the Engineer’s belt and pocket equip_regions conflicting for some items.

June 11, 2014 Patch (Patch 2)

  • Fixed the Engineer's build menu staying open after changing class

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

September 25, 2014 Patch (Limited Late Summer Pack)

Trivia

  • The Engineer wears his default helmet backwards; however, this is not an uncommon practice among construction workers.
  • The Engineer seldom removes his welding goggles. To date, the only instances in which the Engineer has his goggles off are in the Loose Canon and True Meaning comics.
  • The Engineer designed and built the Sentry Gun under contract from TF Industries in 1965. The PDF manual for the game that is listed in Steam shows a blueprint and promotional guide to using the Sentry Gun.
  • The Engineer's favorite equation is in fact part of the equation that governs character lighting in-game, known as Phong on the Valve Developer Community. Furthermore, the equation can be referenced in page five of Illustrative Rendering in TF2
  • The first BLU team Engineer resembled Nikola Tesla, armed with a bag of blueprints instead of a PDA.
  • The song the Engineer plays during Meet the Engineer is titled "More Gun". More Gun is based on "Someone Else's Song", which was originally written by Jeff Tweedy and performed by the American Country band Wilco.
  • A photograph on the Engineer update page displays a young boy (presumably the Engineer) trying on his first pair of goggles, as the Engineer from Team Fortress Classic looks on proudly and pats him on the shoulder.
  • A large cutout of the Engineer makes an appearance in Worms Reloaded as part of a playable stage. Additionally, his hardhat and goggles are selectable hats for the player's worms.
  • The Engineer's hardhat is wearable by the Support class of Monday Night Combat.
  • In Poker Night at the Inventory, an image of the Engineer's disguise mask can be seen on the lower half of the Spy Jack of Diamonds cards in the "Poker Night" and the "Poker Night Alternative" decks, respectively.
  • The Engineer, alongside the Pyro, Heavy, and Medic, is one of four Team Fortress 2-based Familiars in Dungeon Defenders.
  • The Engineer's uniform is wearable by the Combat Girl in Super Monday Night Combat.
  • The Engineer's name is a tribute to the novel Conagher by Louis L'Amour, an author of whom Valve writers Erik Wolpaw and Jay Pinkerton are fans. [1]
  • The Engineer was listed in the 2010 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records (Gamers Edition) as the most popular class in Team Fortress 2, with 15% choosing to play as him.

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Related merchandise

See also

References

  1. a b Team Fortress 2 Trailer 2, released in September 2006.

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