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Sneak Gyro

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Sneak Gyro

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Scrapper icon small.png Scrapper
Training cost
25 Hero points
Game link
Sneak Gyro.jpg

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0.75¾ Activation time  
45 Recharge time
60 Recharge time
75 Recharge time
Sneak Gyro

Well. Deploy a sneak gyro to provide stealth to nearby allies.

Stealth.png Stealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
Stealth.png Stealth (1s): Invisible to foes.
Stealth.png Stealth (1s): Invisible to foes.
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 6
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 3
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Duration.png Duration: 2 seconds
Interval.png Interval: 1 second
Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Alchemy Alchemy

Tools Tools

Scrapper Scrapper


  • Affects 5 allies.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 18, 2023
  • Reduced stealth duration from 1.5 seconds to 1 second in PvP only. Reduced number of pulses from 6 to 5 in PvP only.
March 14, 2023
  • Increased cooldown from 60 seconds to 75 seconds in PvP only.
October 04, 2022
  • Reduced pulse stealth duration from 1.5 seconds to 1 second in WvW only. Reduced number of pulses from 6 to 3 in WvW only. This skill no longer creates a smoke field in WvW. This skill now displays a visual effect to enemy players on activation.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) PvP will now use the WvW version of the skill, which as [sic] a 60-second cooldown.
October 01, 2019
  • Increased the cooldown of this skill from 45 to 60 seconds in WvW.
July 16, 2019
  • While scrapper specialization is equipped, Function Gyro now occupies the F5 slot.
April 23, 2019
  • Gyros can now be used underwater.
March 26, 2019
  • Reduced the stealth granted by this skill from 3 seconds per pulse to 1.5 seconds per pulse in PvP and WvW.
March 05, 2019
  • This skill has been reworked. The gyro now creates a smoke field that follows the engineer while it grants stealth to the player and nearby allies every second.
April 19, 2016
  • This skill now has a 0.75-second casting time.
January 26, 2016
  • This skill's recharge has been increased from 20 seconds to 40 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Sneak Gyro has been added to the game.