Box of Nails

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Box of Nails

Not available underwater  0.75¾ Activation time  0.25¼ Recharge time  2 Ammunition  
Profession
Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Kit
Tool Kit.png Tool Kit
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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Not available underwater.png This skill has an underwater replacement: Box of Piranhas

Scatter nails that bleed and cripple foes. The first pulse of this skill will immobilize foes who are movement impaired or disabled. Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.

 Bleeding.png Bleeding (2s): 44 Damage
 Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
 Immobile.png Immobilize (2s): Unable to move.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Box of Nails Duration: 4 seconds
 Maximum Count.png Maximum Count: 2
 Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 10 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Firearms Firearms

Tools Tools

Notes[edit]

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

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • The first pulse of this skill will now immobilize enemies affected by crowd control or a movement-impairing condition. Increased ammunition from 1 to 2.
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.

See also[edit]