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Detection Pulse

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Detection Pulse

0.5½ Activation time  20 Recharge time  

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
Parent skill
Utility Goggles.png Utility Goggles
Profession mechanic
Tool belt
Game link
External links

Remove stealth from enemies in a large area.

 Revealed.png Revealed (6s): You cannot stealth
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 900

— In-game description [?]


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 23, 2021
  • Fixed a bug in which this skill would reveal enemies with aegis. Fixed a bug in which this skill would not reveal downed enemies.
December 03, 2019
  • Purge Gyro's toolbelt skill has been changed from Detection Pulse to Chemical Field.
  • Utility Goggles' toolbelt skill has been changed from Analyze to Detection Pulse.
October 01, 2019
  • This skill replaces Purge Gyro's previous tool belt skill, Chemical Field. The radius of this skill has been reduced from 1200 to 900, and its targeting has been improved in large group settings.
July 16, 2019
  • While scrapper specialization is equipped, Function Gyro now occupies the F5 slot.
    • Guild Wars 2 Wiki note: Detection Pulse has therefore been removed from the game.
July 10, 2018
  • Reduced the casting time of this skill by 0.25 seconds, and the aftercast has been reduced by approximately 0.3 seconds.
May 08, 2018
  • The radius of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the greater radius of 1,200 in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the radius from 600 to 1200 in PvP and WvW.
May 16, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that caused the effect from this skill to incorrectly reflect its radius.
December 01, 2015
  • Fixed a bug so that the radius of 600 is correctly displayed.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Detection Pulse has been added to the game.