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Shredder Gyro Self-Destruct

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Shredder Gyro Self-Destruct.png

Shredder Gyro Self-Destruct

Not available underwater  10 Recharge time  

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
Scrapper tango icon 20px.png Scrapper
Tool belt
Spare Capacitor.png Spare Capacitor
Shredder Gyro.png → Shredder Gyro Self-Destruct.png
Game link

Order your shredder gyro to self-destruct.

 Damage.png Damage: 1,891 (7.112)?
 Damage.png Damage: 133 (0.5)?
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Explosion.png Explosion

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives[edit]

Scrapper Scrapper[edit]


  • Despite the tooltip suggesting the skill scales with power, it appears to deal a consistent ~750 damage against a heavy armor target at level 80.
  • The damage from this skill originates from the Gyro itself and does not scale with power.
  • Damage from this skill does not appear in the combat log.
Compared to other gyro self-destruct skills, this skill deals around 900 less damage. [verification requested]
The tooltip for PvE/WvW states a damage coefficient of 7.112, while other self-destruct skills state a coefficient of 0.6. The skills API lists a coefficient of 0.6 as well. However, this skill does not scale with the player's power.
 Damage.png Damage: 160 (0.6)?

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 05, 2019
  • The gyro class of skills has been reworked and changed to wells. Gyros are now no longer targetable and instead hover over the engineer to grant their effects.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Removed the delay on gyro skills before they can be detonated.
February 22, 2017
  • Increased damage to match other gyros.
  • Scrapper gyro detonations are now considered explosions.
  • Skills that count as explosions for the traits Steel-Packed Powder, Explosive Powder, and Shrapnel are now marked with a skill fact.
October 18, 2016
  • Gyros will no longer daze anything in the area they affect when they die.
July 26, 2016
  • Gyro Self-Destruct: Decreased the damage of detonating gyros by 17% (PvP only).
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Shredder Gyro Self-Destruct has been added to the game.