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Strict Soldier's guide for MvM: Engineer (Part 1) by Menaria Strict Soldier's guide for MvM: Engineer (Part 1) by Menaria
Well that's one unexpected turn of events.

Engineer guide teaser:…

Special thanks to:
:icontfsoldier: For fixing script!
:iconbielek: For building an awesome Engie workshop!

Engineer on MvM is one of the most important (if not THE MOST important) class. Playing as Engineer requires a great knowledge of the map and chosing right spot to deploy buildings, so it's far more responsible and experience-demanding job than on a normal tf2 mode.

Of course, that also makes every Engineer get a crap thrown at them. The little mistakes they make affect the whole team and may even lead to a failed wave. But the said "mistakes" could also be the whole team's fault. Too many robots passing by, no help with robo-spies or robo-engineers - this all leads to destroyed buildings or Sentry Busters deploying in the middle of the team.

And of course there are those kind of people that think they know better - they're yelling at Engineer to put his buildings in ridiculus places, not even thinking what kind of the result it may bring, while being under a constant fire. And "obviously", if the plan fails, the blame goes on the "unskilled Engie".

In this comic part Sentry wasn't even put in the focus, because on MvM DISPENSER is the most important building. It provides the supprt for the whole line of defense, both by healing and giving a quick access to ammo. And this is crucial for classes like Heavy.
If you gotta move and grab one of your buildings or you have to quickly start a new setup, DISPENSER will ALWAYS have to be your first choice.

About upgrades - Doesn't matter on what mission you are, the very first thing you upgrade is 3x DISPENSER RANGE. You may not feel it yourself, but this thing makes a huge change in the team.
The next things you need is at least one point into Max Metal Capacity. This way, you'll be able to start building both Dispenser and Sentry without a need to search for ammo crates.
Depending from how much money left for upgrades, you have to get as many Building Upgrade Canteens as you can. You will need those like an air on the first few waves, when your buildings are fragile. (In the heat of battle, there's no time to build your stuff with a wrench. That's what canteens are for.)

( Thank you :icondaklozeduif: )

"Buying that 3rd Sentry Firing speed upgrade does literally nothing. 
In case you aren't aware, Sentry firing speed has been bugged since release.
The first upgrade point gives a 50% firing speed boost.
The second upgrade gives an additional 5% firing speed boost.
The third one gives nothing.

In the next comic part I am going to explain Engineer's loadout.

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JohnJohnny16 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
You should also tell how to fight against sentry buster, because many doesn't seem to know how, but I know
MusicAndArtIsMyLife Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Gosh...that Engie is soooo me...I keep telling my team to help me out but NO ONE helps me out, there's at least a FEW good Pyros that helped me out. The rest of the team just didn't give a damn, so what's the point of building Dispensers and Teles to a team who doesn't give a single f*ck about you??

Even Medics have the same problems! When they ask for help NOBODY comes to their rescue! If you want Medic to survive and the entire team to survive,at least try to protect them and heal them.

Love your Comic <333
Menaria Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Obby that's what I am here for~
MusicAndArtIsMyLife Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Yep XDD *Hugs you* X3
Alman001 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Gotta say I do feel for the engiee when it comes to getting all the blame, especially when they do a good job on the battle-field with Telle and Dispenser placement. ^_^;
But yeah it does annoy me when Engineers horde all building's to themselves on hard to reach rooftops etc. 

Even so, I'm loving this guide series you've made so far, looking forward to the spy comic as that's my personal pref, so hints and tips for upgrades beside the sapper for upgrades will be great to learn :)
NetGreen123 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damm, that went pear shaped fast
Tell me, how do you make these comics? (I know the pictures are in SFM, but how do you put them in a Panel format?)
Menaria Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Photoshop to make strips, frame and add text.
tf2red Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
This may be stupid, but I usually use the stock shotgun in mvm. As I find its great for defending against robot spies
And I also use the stock wrench, as I like using the good old stock weapons
Menaria Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stock wrench is a great idea. The primary weapon doesn't matter much, but my recommendation is Rescue ranger after all.
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