Male Quarian Engineer
Tactical Scan: Weapon damage (4), Movement speed (5), Area scan (6)
Arc grenade: Damage (4), Electrical damage (5), Armor piercing (6)
Quarian defender: Weapon damage (4), Headshots (5), Weapon damage (6)
Fitness: Durability (4), Shield recharge (5), Fitness expert (6)
1: Medium Range Assault Rifle with scope and damage mod. Talon with clip size and damage mod. Warfighter package gear.
2: Sniper rifle that’s good against armor with damage and any other mod. Hornet smg with damage and any other mod. Grenade capacity
Your job is to pick a point with a nice open view of about mid range and camp there. Preferably one near an ammo dump and near your team. The bunker on fire base hydra works great.
Your tactical scan is specced so it will act as a radar around your target. A 20m radius is a huge area, so you will pick up lots of bad guys, and your team can see them too. Think of it as a team hunter vision. Spam tactical scan about every 5 or 6 seconds. This will ensure your team constantly knows where the enemy squad is. Most helpful, you can see those sneaky phantoms who flank your squad. Very helpful on firebase reactor. Use it on everyone, even common enemies. The 15% movement speed penalty allows the use of the scan on bosses to slow their pushes.
Arc grenade is mega powerful. Because your tactical scan lets you know where the enemy squad is, the level 4 radius upgrade is unnecessary as you know exactly where to throw. This allows for mega damage instead. It is specced for armor mainly to deal with geth pyros. If some pyros, hunters, phantoms, or husks sneak up on you, throw a couple grenades at your feet an get out of there. In addition, throw it on groups on enemies below your position or if your nest has been overrun and you want it back.
Incinerate has no points because it’s cool down detracts from what you should be doing: tactical scan spamming.
Quarian defender is specced towards weapon damage. Because you aren’t relying on incinerate like a lowly human engineer, most of your damage will be coming from your weapons.
Fitness is specced for survivability because if you are out of cover and use tactical scan, it will be a good while before you can get back into cover. Also, it helps you not die when enemies sneak up on you. In addition, with the extra durability you can do assaults of necessary and can complete the hack or escort missions without being slaughtered.
Keep close to ammo boxes to refill grenades. Feel free to play a bit more aggressive when you have grenades, but when you run out, play conservatively as your dps goes down a lot when you’re out of them. Stick close to your team, as tactical scanning enemies acts as a focuser for your squad’s fire. It’s the closest thing you can get to commanding your squad without a mic.
TL;DR: Camp, spam tactical scan, don’t be a hero.
N00b Rating: (scale 1-5, 1 is easy for everybody!)
2. By the time you get MQE you will be way past this point. Also, you have to remember to activate tactical scan every few seconds. Remember, it’s not Quarian hero, it’s Quarian lookout. Live to fight another day soldier.