Best Team Fortress 2 Engineer Weapons


The Top Ten

1 Rescue Ranger

I always play offensive

Probably the best utility Primary for Engineer, and, hey, that's what he was designed for. I'd have to say that this isn't the best Engineer weapon overall however. You lose the ability to deal high damage without your sentry. Only use this if you've got a good team. Otherwise, it'll be ridiculous trying to set up buildings and defend yourself.

Basically, what it does is this. It shoots fast moving, slightly arcing "repair claw" projectiles, which deal around 30 damage (lowest default health of any class is 125). They are more effective at range, but less effective close-up, compared to the normal Shotgun shots. Their main purpose is to repair buildings at range (but not destroy sappers, restock ammo, or repair the other teleporter), and at the cost of no metal. Then there is also the ability to pick up your building from far away, at the cost of 100 metal (half your total building resource, which can be restored). This saves your building, but creates a huge flash ...more

It's good if you have no time to go to your sentry in time after a spy sapped it, and cool how you can pick it up from far away. I'd say it's the best.

Metal is no longer important, just shoot the hell out of it to heal

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2 Wrangler

Wrangling a MINI SENTRY makes it almost have the same health as a heavy and if that's not enough then it also doubles the fire rate and it has unlimited range

This item is one the most OP weapons in the game. You get manual control over your sentry gun, and it gives it a shield that reduces damage it takes! - Storm

If you mixed this with a mini sentry, then all your opponents will hate you. But I like how you can have a shield, and how if you know there's a disguised spy, you shoot missles at it.

3 Jag

The slow repair is the only problem but is overcomed by the faster firing speed and build time

A wrench that is suited for Engineers who depends on their buildings a lot (most Engineers). Faster building speed and repair speed. - Storm

Its very useful for building sentries fast and repair and basically no down sides

4 The Windowmaker

Valve thanks for this weapon! made cool glass windows in my house!

Wow made stylish windows with this weapon!. make windows near your sentries to protect them! - tf2as-s-ho-le

Great weapon! the windows in my house broke so I made new windows with this weapon!
u can protect you from taking damage in tf2 by making windows around you for free with this weapon!. Totally OP windowmaker

Thebest windowmaker in the world! even professional window making people can't make better windows
made a lot of beautiful; windows today! must buy it.

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5 Gunslinger

Good because you don't need to haul buildings. Just destroy and rebuild. If ya lack metal, just use widowmaker or ammo boxes.

Using this will make you a good fighter Engineer. 3 hits with this weapon gives you a critical hit and the mini-sentry is good in small areas. - Storm

The Gunslinger is good for crowd controlling, it has fast fire speed but has low damage.

Very good weapon, although you will probably get kicked from using it on a non-valve server.

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6 Frontier Justice

This HAS to be my favorite! - buster

Paired with the gunslinger, this baby will be your best friend, so long as you treat it with respect.

A great weapon that gets bonuses from your sentry. If your sentry gets destroyed, you gets crits for each kill your sentry made! You can use it to kill enemies and get to a safe place to build a new sentry again. - Storm

No it is to good to not to put in top 5 this plus gunslinger is op.

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7 Southern Hospitality

The reason this weapon doesn't get as much love as this deserves is because strange variants, where it only gets points for direct melee kills, but, it really doesn't need it, since the downside is negligible since you don't run into pyros when you're just working on your machines, and the random crits aren't that much of a problem since the shotgun takes down enemies, as well as the sentry. - psychiclion

Personal favorite. Gives you much power against Spies and a negligible two downsides: direct confrontations with Pyros are rare, and the Wrench doesn't need random crits; the Shotgun should be used for enemies anyway.

This isn't a bad wrench. You probably won’t get attacked by Pyros if you have an active sentry, and if he catches you will most likely be dead. Good for Spy-checking. - Storm

8 Pomson 6000

So intead of bullets, this thing shoots unreflectable energy projectiles. They are not too good at damage, being very similar to the Rescue Ranger bolts, except that they don't arc. The projectiles, though horrible at self defense compared to the default Shotgun, are easily spammable. People will be bombarded by a tonne of lowish damage bullets, which are very hard to predict. The gun has infinite reserve ammo, with 4 clip ammo. A weird downside to the projectiles is that they deal 80% less damage to buildings (Engineer's job to destroy buildings? ).

The main purpose of this gun is to reduce enemy Medics' ubercharge or enemy Spies' cloak meter by about 10% for ubers and 25% for cloak (I think? ). Useful for wasting enemy push attempts (bait them then shoot the Medic before he pops the uber) or for dealing with Dead Ringer spies. However, the thing drains less uber/cloak at range.

A glitch that still exists as of May 2016, is the ability to turn the projectiles invisible ...more

My god I have those weapons and I might troll someone like that with those weapons except the wrangler - SanicHeghog123

A shotgun that does not require ammo and makes Spies lose their cloak and Medics their ubercharge! Amazing! - Storm

This with the wrangler, and the gunslinger, makes you the most annoying engi ever!

9 Pistol

A great reliable weapon if u hit the enemy with a shotgun then u can finish him off with the pistol. Like the scout there r other great alternatives for the pistol such as the flying guillotine. For the engi a great alternative is the wrangler. But the pistol is stock so it's extremely reliable

10 The Shotgun (stock)

I offen use this because it's balance. I didn't use Frontier Justice because if I die you'll lose all of crits and when I need to fight when my sentry didn't kill any one or didn't built up I will screw up. RIP

In my opinion, this is the best primary for engineer. At point blank range, it does tons of damage. I have gotten many kills with this gun

No excuse to use shotgun. Frontier justice or widow maker are gods in offense, and rescue range or pomson for defense.

The Contenders

11 Short Circuit

After the update, you are basically Samus or Mega Man.

You can camp with your sentry and destroy all those dangerous rockets and bombs! - Storm

Primary: Tickle Ray
Secondary: Deletes Spam

It fits my fetish AND protects my Sentry!

12 Widowmaker

Its helped me get be a ninjaneer against the other team 10 out of 10 great

A shotgun best used on defense, but also good when paired up with the Gunslinger on offense!

It encourages you to be more accurate enough' said

So good it's in the top 20s twice - MechanicalMechanism

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13 Wrench (stock)

I'd say one of the few cases where stock isn't that great. Hospitality and jag are much better choices.

14 Eureka Effect

*Teleports behind you* Nothing personell, kid.

For combat engineers (teleport) *Suprise MOTHERF***ER

This isn't very good, but if you don’t move your buildings around much, then you can use it to get out of difficult situations. - Storm

15 Minigun

Put this in the Heavy section.

It need to be number 1

He means the guns on the sentrys

This should be the engi's best weapon...

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16 Sentry Gun

The sentry gun is engineers best weapon

17 Sentry Gun Level 3
18 The Wangler

I think the wangler is too hard to use because enemy's move to fast you wont see anyone stood still unless they are AFK or at their teams spawn. Even though it does give your sentry a shield it would be better you letting the sentry on automatic and you repairing it when you can

This is already posted.

19 Combat Mini-Sentry
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List Stats

100 votes
19 listings
5 years, 113 days old

Top Remixes

1. Rescue Ranger
2. The Windowmaker
3. Jag
1. Rescue Ranger
2. Wrangler
3. Wrench (stock)
1. Wrangler
2. Pomson 6000
3. Rescue Ranger


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