Glue Shot

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Glue Shot

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Off hand pistol
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0.5½ Activation time  20 Recharge time  
Glue Shot

Coat the target area with a glue puddle that immobilizes foes on impact, then cripples foes that remain within.

Damage.png Damage: 917 (2.5)?
Damage.png Damage: 550 (1.5)?
Immobile.png Immobilize (10.5½s): Unable to move.
Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 4
Duration.png Glue Puddle Duration: 5 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
Range.png Range: 900
Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives

Firearms Firearms


  • The glue puddle is created by a slow-moving projectile, meaning that the user might need to lead their target. The puddle reapplies cripple every second for its full duration.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 19, 2024
  • Increased the cooldown from 12 seconds to 20 seconds in PvE only. Increased the power coefficient from 1.5 to 2.5 in PvE only.
November 28, 2023
  • Increased the missile velocity from 900 to 1,200. This skill is now a blast finisher and deals strike damage to enemies in the impact area with a power coefficient of 1.5. Reduced the cooldown from 20 seconds to 12 seconds in PvE only.
May 08, 2018
  • The cooldown of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 20-second cooldown in all modes.
  • The range of this skill has increased from 700 to 900.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
July 26, 2016
  • Cripple now applies on the initial impact of the projectile.
  • Immobilize duration has been increased from 1 second to 1.5 seconds.
  • Cripple duration has been increased from 1 second to 2 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug in which increased condition duration was not applied when the Chemical Rounds trait was equipped.
September 09, 2014
  • Increased projectile velocity by 50%.
July 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to display an ambiguous description when traited with Rifled Barrels.
December 10, 2013
  • Added a skill fact for pulses.
April 30, 2013
  • Added an unblockable skill fact to this skill to represent its actual nature.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Glue Shot has been added to the game.