Dark Bunny Lord said:
Umm, yes. You're not taking into account his ability. Tell me what other character can possess every single buff from every single piece of gear in th game.
Then again, who needs all those? Some/most don't even need any assets that boost anything because their attribute(s) are already so good. I prefer an attribute of 12 compared to his max 10 (and even that's only in one stat, he needs a lot of wargear to get even with chars who have better stats, in a race game he won't have the time as often as you'd think) as then he needs two assets to get even with my pure 12 (one to boost combat, one to boost skill tests). Thus, all those assets that don't count for the Tech-Priest, also don't count for me because I don't need them and additionally don't have to luck out in drawing them.
My take on Wargear is that it is generally weak, on the Techie or on another character. +3 combat cards might come in handy early (but the Techie needs to draw Executor Pistol for +3 Cunning in combat to get good use from his starting card), but turns weak around midgame when you're hitting those 3 Power cards (except Ogryn, but with Str 12, he'll plow through just about all Str combats). Power cards are just way, way more useful than Wargear, even if they are single use.
Don't know how long your games are taking but mine, 3-player, have settled to around the 90 minute mark (going by the number of total Threat cards drawn each game, around 30 turns per player roughly I'd say), currently using the Chaos Manufactorum ending. In that 90 minutes, most characters can collect up to 3 relics and hit level 12 (if needed), thus giving them ample stats to handle the inner tier without any boosts from wargear. Tech-Priest needs to hope he doesn't draw any Missions involving Str or Cunning, so no killing Orks or Tyranids or being in a certain space during the Acquire Asset step of the Engagement Phase as he'll be still working on them while others hit the center. He could of course swap his Mission, but that requires getting to the Ultramar Emissary space and could leave him with another bad Mission.