I used THIS GUIDE when I were in trouble (third tanking build, played co-op sometimes and it was perfect).
I remember having read this guide some time ago, it had be written shortly after the Torchlight II release, and I don't think this build is a good build for Synergies. It's a build more for vanilla (but every builds are suited for vanilla elite actually
there's not that number suited for synergies elite)The stats :
not ok. He has done a kind of 2.5/0/0/2.5 (STR/DXT/FOC/VIT), and it's uneffective. First, no point in dexterity means that you will fumble often, and you won't benefit of the crits. It's useful to put 1 point per level in dexterity (more if you want to rely on crits, but really, putting only one point per level in dxt will boost your dps). Second, if you intend to use flame hammer and emberquake, that deals fire damage, you will need some points in focus. Because actually, once you have reached 100 STR, you start to have diminishing returns, and it's more efficient to invest in focus then if you do elemental damage. The only reason why one engineer should invest all in strength, would be if he intends to spend points in Coup de Grace, which is not the case here.The skills :
- This build has no Flame Hammer and no Emberquake ? You will really struggle to kill monsters without these skills. You need at least one of them (Emberquake being the most powerful). And if you take one, you have to take it at 15/15.
- Aegis of Fate : 15/15 : definitely not viable in Synergies. In vanilla, Forcefield = OP unkillable, and Aegis = ok to survive. In synergies, Forcefield = ok to survive, and Aegis of Fate = useless. Forcefield will allow you to be protected against all damages (and not just physical one), and you will have a lot more hit points until you shield depletes (especially with Supercharge : with supercharge, you charge at max, and then you cast Forcefield.. and you are unkillable for at least 5 seconds).
So really, the base for a synergies engineer is Forcefield and (Flame Hammer or Emberquake). Or, if you want to go cannon, Blast Cannon. Or, if you want to go minions, Sledgebot+Spider Mines+Gun Bot