Pistol

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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).
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Pistol

Type
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
Gallery
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]

1
Fragmentation Shot.png
 Fragmentation Shot
0.5½ Fire a shot that bleeds the impacted target and then shatters, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
2
Poison Dart Volley.png
 Poison Dart Volley
10.75¾ 8 Fire a volley of darts that poison foes.
3
Static Shot.png
 Static Shot
12 Discharge a lightning shot that bounces between multiple foes, blinding and confusing them.
4
Blowtorch.png
 Blowtorch
0.5½ 12 Unleash flames from your pistol to burn foes. Deal more damage the closer you are.
5
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]

1
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.
2
Body Shot.png
 Body Shot
0.5½ 4 Make your foe vulnerable with a body shot.
With no offhand
3
Repeater.png
 Repeater
10.25¼ 2 Dual Wield. Blast your foe with rapid fire from your pistol.
With offhand Dagger
3
Shadow Strike.png
 Shadow Strike
4 Dual Wield. Stab your foe, then shadowstep away and shoot them. Unlock repeater for a short time.
3 Shadow Strike, Repeater chainRedirect Arrow.png
Repeater.png
 Repeater
10.25¼ 2 Dual Wield. Blast your foe with rapid fire from your pistol.
With offhand Pistol
3
Unload.png
 Unload
10.5½ 5 Dual Wield. Blast your foe repeatedly with both pistols. Gain initiative if all attacks hit.
4
Headshot.png
 Headshot
4 Daze your foe with a head shot.
5
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 rapid fire from your pistol and make your foe bleed. Consumes all malice when striking your mark to inflict additional torment per bullet used.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

4
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.
5
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

Trivia[edit]

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