Static Shot

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Static Shot

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Main hand pistol
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10 Recharge time  
Static Shot

Discharge a lightning shot that bounces between multiple foes, blinding and confusing them.

Damage.png Damage: 147 (0.4)?
Damage.png Damage: 110 (0.3)?
Blinded.png Blindness (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Confusion.png3 Confusion (5s): 165 Damage, 148 Damage on Skill Use
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Bounces: 4
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives

Firearms Firearms

Mechanist Mechanist

  • Mech Fighter Mech Fighter — New combat subroutines enable your mech to use Rocket Punch when you activate Skill 3 on your equipped weapon. Your mech gains a greater percentage of your own toughness and vitality stats.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • Reduced the casting time from 0.4 seconds to 0.2 seconds. Reduced the cooldown from 12 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP and WvW.
August 31, 2021
  • Fixed a bug that had unintentionally reduced the casting time of this skill by 0.2 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per hit from 0.4 to 0.3.
October 02, 2018
  • Increased the duration of confusion inflicted by this skill from 4 seconds to 5 seconds.
April 19, 2016
  • Confusion duration has been increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.
  • The number of confusion stacks has been increased from 2 to 3.
  • The recharge of this skill has been reduced from 15 seconds to 12 seconds.
January 26, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the correct number of confusion stacks from displaying when the Chemical Rounds trait was equipped.
April 30, 2013
  • Changed the maximum targets skill fact to number of bounces to better indicate its actual effect.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Static Shot has been added to the game.