Mortar Shot

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Mortar Shot

0.5½ Activation time  Ground-targeted  
Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Elite Mortar Kit.png Elite Mortar Kit
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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Launch an explosive round from your mortar, damaging foes in the target area.

 Damage.png Damage: 355 (1.0)?
 Damage.png Damage: 302 (0.85)?
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 180
 Explosion.png Explosion
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
 Range.png Range: 1,500

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives[edit]


  • Damaging or debilitating combo effects are applied to each enemy Mortar Shot passes through.
  • Regeneration or Cleansing combo effects are applied in a 240 radius around the first enemy Mortar Shot comes into contact with.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 28, 2020
  • Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.85 in PvP only.
May 08, 2018
  • Elite Mortar Kit: The base damage and cooldowns of all Mortar Kit attacks are no longer split between game modes and will now use the higher 25–33% damage increase with lower cooldowns in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased damage by 25% in PvP and WvW.
February 22, 2017
  • Skills that count as explosions for the traits Steel-Packed Powder, Explosive Powder, and Shrapnel are now marked with a skill fact.
September 29, 2015
  • Added a radius skill fact.
  • Mortar Kit: Updated the skill facts to display initial damage.
    • This kit's skills are now affected by the Explosive Powder trait.
June 24, 2015
  • Reduced the damage by 28%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Mortar Shot has been added to the game.