Poison Gas Shell

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Poison Gas Shell

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Elite Mortar Kit.png Elite Mortar Kit
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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0.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  
Poison Gas Shell

Launch a mortar round that spreads poisonous gas in an area.

Damage.png Damage: 355 (1.0)?
Damage.png Damage: 178 (0.5)?
Poisoned.png Poison (3s): 101 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Interval.png Interval: 1 second
Radius.png Radius: 240
Explosion.png Explosion
Combo.png Combo Field: Poison
Range.png Range: 1,500

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 28, 2020
  • Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.5 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 33% in PvP and WvW.
  • Reduced the cooldown from 12 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP and WvW.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Increased poison duration from 2.5 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Increased field duration from 4 seconds to 5 seconds.
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
  • Mortar Kit: Updated the skill facts to display initial damage.
    • This kit's skills are now affected by the Explosive Powder trait.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Poison Gas Shell has been added to the game.