Build Title: Pyro-maniac
Class: Human Engineer
Map Difficulty Rating: This build has the potential for Silver gameplay. Gold will require practice beforehand.
Combat Drone: (4) Shields & Damage, (5) Shields & Damage, (6) Rockets
Incinerate: (4) Radius, (5) Burning Damage, (6) Armor Damage
Overload: (4) Damage, (5) Neural Shock
Alliance Training: (4) Damage & Capacity, (5) Power Damage
Fitness: (4) Durability
I prefer the N7 Eagle but anything that keeps your recharge over 120% will work. On silver, having one gun will be fine, but on gold you might want to have a secondary SMG (Tempest or Hurricane) with “ultralight materials”. This build is better with a mod that allows you to shoot through cover (piercing mod is ideal).
On silver, you will only need a Gear bonus, like Omni-capacitors, Expert package, or Engineering kit. But on gold bring pistol or smg weapon amp, with incendiary (best) or drills rounds. Cyclonic modulators will help on gold.
On bronze and silver this build willl be able to run around the map taking out foes left and right. First use incinerate on a target, and it will also effect nearby enemies. Next afire off an overload on the same target, which will then set off a fire explosion. Fire explosions do major damage to both shields and armor. This combo takes out low level troops in one blast, the blast is also an AoE and can stagger. Shoot the remaining troops or keep firing off explosions. On gold you may need to use your gun alot more though, because some low level troops tend to survive the blasts with a bar or so of health. Use fire explosions and your gun to take out boss-types (atlases, dragoons, scions, etc.) Be sure to keep a combat drone out, it can deaal out a good amount of damge, and it can distract the enemies. Be careful with this guy, even though he can dish out the damage, he can’t take it, so USE cover!
3.5 – Takes some getting used to the lack of shields and health. Otherwise very easy to use and master. Praetorians and phantoms are to be feared for their barriers, but with the right ammo, you can do it. Banshees have barriers as well but if you can stay a good distance away, and fire off incinerate and overload when you can, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.