Scatter Mines

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Scatter Mines

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Harpoon gun
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0.25¼ Activation time  
6 Recharge time
10 Recharge time
Scatter Mines

Fire out a spread of explosive mines at your enemy.

Damage.png Damage (5x): 1,540 (4.2)?
Vulnerability.png2 Vulnerability (5s): +2% Incoming Damage, +2% Incoming Condition Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 120
Explosion.png Explosion
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives

Firearms Firearms


  • The skill fires five mines in a spread pattern, making it most effective in short range, where all mines are likely to hit the target.
This skill cannot damage underwater wurm creatures such as Undersea Ice Wurm. Homing Torpedo suffered from the same problem until it was fixed by the October 15, 2013 game update. Unfortunately, Scatter Mines was not fixed.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Recharge reduced from 10 seconds to 6 seconds.
May 08, 2018
  • The number of mines fired by this skill has been increased from 3 to 5.
  • Its damage has been redistributed across the same area of effect, dealing the same total damage if all mines strike their target.
  • Reduced the recharge from 12 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • The total vulnerability applied when striking with all mines has been increased from 9 stacks to 10 stacks for 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.
May 20, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from benefiting from the Shrapnel trait.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from benefiting from the Steel-Packed Powder trait and the Forceful Explosives trait.
October 29, 2013
  • Added radius and damage skill facts.
May 28, 2013
  • Recharge is no longer impacted by the Rifled Barrels trait.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Scatter Mines has been added to the game.