Box of Nails

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Box of Nails

Not available underwater  0.75¾ Activation time  8 Recharge time  
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
Tool Kit.png Tool Kit
Weapon slot 2
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Not available underwater.png This skill has an underwater replacement: Box of Piranhas

Scatter nails that bleed and cripple foes.

 Bleeding.png Bleeding (2s): 44 Damage
 Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Box of Nails Duration: 4 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]

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  • The attack will strike 5 times if the target remains in the area.

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Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 08, 2018
  • The cooldown of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 8-second cooldown in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown from 10 seconds to 8 seconds in PvP and WvW.
May 20, 2014
  • The visual effect of this skill now only lasts for 4 seconds to match the actual damage effects of the skill.
April 15, 2014
  • Reduced the cast time from 1 second to .75 seconds.
  • Added an unblockable skill fact.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill now shows its proper area of effect.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Box of Nails has been added to the game.