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Engineer icon small.png Explosives (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
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Increase the throw velocity and blast radius of grenades. Using a healing skill casts Lesser Grenade Barrage.

Radius.png Radius Increase: 60
Miscellaneous effect.png Velocity Increase: 100%

— In-game description

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Grenade Barrage.png Lesser Grenade Barrage (PvE, WvW) 20 Throw several grenades at once.
Grenade Barrage.png Lesser Grenade Barrage (PvP) 20 Throw several grenades at once.

Related skills[edit]

Bundle skills that are improved by this trait

Healing skills that are improved by this trait

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 13, 2020
  • (Lesser Grenade Barrage) Reduced power coefficient per grenade from 0.5 to 0.3 in PvP only.
December 03, 2019
  • Fall damage reduction has been removed from this trait. This trait now also casts Lesser Grenade Barrage on your location when using a healing skill.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Explosive Descent was merged into this trait.
    • This trait now reduces falling damage by 50% and causes you to drop grenades when taking falling damage, in addition to its previous functionality.
September 15, 2015
  • Fixed a bug in which the Grenadier trait made grenade throws less accurate.
July 07, 2015
  • Fixed an issue in which this trait allowed players to hit more times than intended with grenades.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Revamped trait:
    • Increases your throw velocity of grenades by 100%.
    • Increases the blast radius of grenades by 60.
March 26, 2013
  • No longer removes the recharge when the player stows the Grenade Kit.
October 07, 2012
  • This trait now gives a bonus to underwater grenade skills.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Grenadier has been added to the game.