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Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
Engineering Kit
Bomb Kit.png Bomb Kit
Weapon slot 1
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Set an explosive that damages nearby foes.

 Damage.png Damage: 426 (1.2)?
 Damage.png Damage: 302 (0.85)?
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Fuse Time: 1 second
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Explosion.png Explosion

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives[edit]

Traits that affect bombs[edit]

Traits that affect all explosives[edit]


  • Actual attack speed is approximately 0.86 seconds per attack for placing the bomb plus approximately the same time until it explodes.
  • Under water the actual attack speed is approximately 0.71 seconds per attack for placing the bomb plus approximately 0.86 seconds until it explodes. This is probably caused due another animation with less aftercast.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 28, 2020
  • (Bomb Kit Skill 1): Reduced power coefficient from 1.2 to 0.85 in WvW only
February 06, 2018
  • Reduced damage by 4%.
February 22, 2017
  • Skills that count as explosions for the traits Steel-Packed Powder, Explosive Powder, and Shrapnel are now marked with a skill fact.
April 19, 2016
  • Bomb Kit: Fixed a bug that caused the explosions of this skill to behave oddly and not occur where the bomb was originally laid.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Bomb Kit: Fixed an effect issue so that placed bombs are now slightly offset in order to better match their animations.
August 25, 2015
  • Bombs: Increased the radius of bomb skills with a radius of 180 to 240. This change includes bombs created by the traits Evasive Powder Keg and Autodefense Bomb Dispenser.
October 15, 2013
  • Increased the base radius from 120 to 180.
  • Increased the radius to 240 when traited with Forceful Explosives.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Bomb has been added to the game.

See also[edit]