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Disambig icon.png This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Pistol (weapon).


One-handed weapon
Used by
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief
Off-hand only:
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer
Crafted by
Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Huntsman
Seathunder Pistol concept art.jpg

Pistol concept art.

The pistol is a one-handed weapon that may be wielded in the main hand and off-hand. Pistols are characterized by their mid-range rapid projectile attacks.

Skills by profession[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer[edit]

Fragmentation Shot.png
 Fragmentation Shot
0.5½ Fire a shot that bleeds the impacted target and then shatters, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
Poison Dart Volley.png
 Poison Dart Volley
10.75¾ 8 Fire a volley of darts that poison foes.
Static Shot.png
 Static Shot
12 Discharge a lightning shot that bounces between multiple foes, blinding and confusing them.
0.5½ 12 Unleash flames from your pistol to burn foes. Deals more damage the closer you are.
Glue Shot.png
 Glue Shot
0.5½ 20 Coat the target area with a glue puddle that immobilizes foes on impact, then cripples foes that remain within.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

Vital Shot.png
 Vital Shot
0.5½ Bleed your foe with a shot to the vitals.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Sneak Attack.png
 Sneak Attack
1 1 Stealth Attack. Sneak attack with rapid fire from your pistol and make your foe bleed.
Body Shot.png
 Body Shot
0.5½ 4 Make your foe vulnerable with a body shot.
(without offhand)
10.25¼ 2 Blast your foe with rapid fire from your pistol.
Shadow Strike.png
 Shadow Strike
(with offhand Dagger)
4 Dual Wield. Stab your foe, then shadowstep away and shoot them. Unlock Repeater for a short time.
3 Chain
(with offhand Dagger)
10.25¼ 2 Blast your foe with rapid fire from your pistol.
(with offhand Pistol)
10.5½ 5 Dual Wield. Blast your foe repeatedly with both pistols. Gain initiative if all attacks hit.
4 Daze your foe with a head shot.
Black Powder.png
 Black Powder
0.5½ 6 Fire a black powder shot, blinding nearby foes with the smoke cloud.

Deadeye tango icon 20px.png Deadeye[edit]

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Malicious Sneak Attack.png
 Malicious Sneak Attack
1 1 Stealth Attack. Sneak attack with a rapid fire from your pistol that makes your foe bleed. Consumes all malice when striking your mark to inflict additional torment per bullet used.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Phantasmal Duelist.png
 Phantasmal Duelist
0.5½ 20 Phantasm. Fire multiple crippling bullets at your target and summon an illusion that unloads its pistols on your target.
Magic Bullet.png
 Magic Bullet
0.5½ 25 Hit up to four foes with a single shot, inflicting confusion on each foe. In addition, the first target is stunned, the second is dazed, and the third is blinded.

Related traits[edit]

Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength


See also[edit]