Tool belt

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The tool belt is a special ability exclusive to the engineer profession which adds up to five tool belt skills to engineer's arsenal, based on the equipped slot skills (healing, utility and elite). Tool belt skills are activated by using the keys F1F5. Functionality for the F4 slot unlocks at level 19 (see Level rewards for all thresholds). Each of the skills equipped into the slot skills bar fills one of the tool belt skill slots with another skill, such as, e.g., the ability to toss an elixir, triggering a turret's effect around the player character, or other gadgets. Using a tool belt skill has no inherent effect on the corresponding healing or utility skills (such as triggering recharge time), and vice versa. All slot skills, including racial skills (except racial elites), have tool belt skills available to the engineer. Elite specializations replace the elite (F5) tool belt skill.

List of tool belt skills[edit]

Engineer skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Healing Elixir Elixir H.png Elixir H Toss Elixir H.png Toss Elixir H 0.5½ 20 Elixir. Toss Elixir H to grant protection, regeneration, and vigor to allies.
Turret Healing Turret.png Healing Turret Cleansing Burst.png Regenerating Mist 0.25¼ 21 Release a mist of healing liquid to regenerate nearby allies.
Engineering Kit Med Kit.png Med Kit Bandage Self.png Bandage Self 1 17 Bandage your wounds and heal yourself.
Gadget A.E.D..png A.E.D. Static Shock.png Static Shock 0.75¾ 20 Use your A.E.D. to stun an enemy.
Utility Elixir Elixir B.png Elixir B Toss Elixir B.png Toss Elixir B 0.5½ 20 Elixir. Toss Elixir B at a location, granting stability and one of the following boons to allies: fury, might, or resolution.
Elixir C.png Elixir C Toss Elixir C.png Toss Elixir C 0.5½ 16 Elixir. Toss Elixir C, converting conditions into boons for allies.
Elixir R.png Elixir R Toss Elixir R.png Toss Elixir R 0.25¼ 90 Elixir. Toss Elixir R to revive allies at a location.
Elixir S.png Elixir S Toss Elixir S.png Toss Elixir S 0.5½ 45 Elixir. Toss Elixir S, granting stealth to allies in the target area.
Elixir U.png Elixir U Toss Elixir U.png Toss Elixir U 0.5½ 25 Elixir. Toss Elixir U, breaking stuns on allies and granting them superspeed.
Gadget Personal Battering Ram.png Personal Battering Ram Launch Personal Battering Ram.png Launch Personal Battering Ram 0.25¼ 12 Shoot a ram's head in front of you, impairing any struck foes.
Rocket Boots.png Rocket Boots Rocket Kick.png Rocket Kick 0.5½ 15 Use your rocket boots to do an explosive kick that burns foes.
Throw Mine.png Throw Mine Mine Field.png Mine Field 1 17 Plant five mines around yourself.
Slick Shoes.png Slick Shoes Superspeed.png Superspeed 25 Activate your slick shoes, enabling you to move at superior speeds.
Utility Goggles.png Utility Goggles Detection Pulse.png Detection Pulse 0.5½ 20 Remove stealth from enemies in a large area.
Turret Flame Turret.png Flame Turret Magma Orb.png Throw Napalm 0.5½ 25 Throw a ball of napalm that explodes on impact, burning foes around target location.
Net Turret.png Net Turret Net Shot.png Net Attack 0.25¼ 38 Fire a net from your belt to immobilize your foe.
Rifle Turret.png Rifle Turret Fierce Shot.png Surprise Shot 8 Fire a bullet out of your belt.
Rocket Turret.png Rocket Turret Rocket.png Rocket 0.5½ 25 Fire a rocket out of your belt that explodes on impact.
Thumper Turret.png Thumper Turret Eruption.png Rumble 0.25¼ 38 Release a shock wave of inertial force to damage nearby foes.
Engineering Kit Bomb Kit.png Bomb Kit Big Ol' Bomb.png Big Ol' Bomb 0.5½ 20 Set a timed charge with a big blast that launches nearby foes.
Grenade Kit.png Grenade Kit Grenade Barrage.png Grenade Barrage 0.5½ 25 Throw several grenades at once.
Elixir Gun.png Elixir Gun Healing Mist.png Healing Mist 28 Elixir. Vent a healing mist, granting regeneration to yourself and allies.
Flamethrower.png Flamethrower Incendiary Ammo.png Incendiary Ammo 20 Burn foes with your next three attacks.
Tool Kit.png Tool Kit Throw Wrench.png Throw Wrench 0.5½ 17 Throw a wrench that returns to you, striking foes each way.
Elite Elixir Elixir X.png Elixir X Toss Elixir X.png Toss Elixir X 0.5½ 60 Elixir. Toss your Elixir X, transforming enemies at the location into moas.
Turret Supply Crate.png Supply Crate Med Pack Drop.png Med Pack Drop 0.5½ 50 Call down a supply drop of med packs into a target area.
Engineering Kit Elite Mortar Kit.png Elite Mortar Kit Orbital Strike.png Orbital Strike 0.75¾ 40 Call down energy from the sky to blast an area.

Scrapper skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Healing Well Medic Gyro.png Medic Gyro Reconstruction Field.png Reconstruction Field 0.5½ 25 Establish a defensive field, granting protection to allies in its area.
Utility Blast Gyro.png Blast Gyro Bypass Coating.png Bypass Coating 20 Splash a hypercoating on nearby allies, granting superspeed.
Bulwark Gyro.png Bulwark Gyro Defense Field.png Defense Field 25 Project a defensive dome around yourself and grant stability to nearby allies.
Purge Gyro.png Purge Gyro Chemical Field.png Chemical Field 0.25¼ 20 Generate a poison cloud.
Shredder Gyro.png Shredder Gyro Spare Capacitor.png Spare Capacitor 0.5½ 24 Set down a lightning capacitor to daze and damage foes near it.
Elite Trait Profession mechanic Function Gyro (tool belt skill).png Function Gyro 25 Create a lightning field at the specified point. Then summon gyros to finish foes and revive allies within the field. The recharge of this skill is increased for each gyro created beyond the first.
Interrupted gyros are destroyed.

Holosmith skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Healing Exceed Coolant Blast.png Coolant Blast Cauterize.png Cauterize 30 Use a laser to burn off conditions and set yourself on fire for each condition removed. Removes additional conditions if above the heat threshold.
Utility Spectrum Shield.png Spectrum Shield Flash Spark.png Flash Spark 25 Release a blinding burst of light from your holographic emitter. While above the heat threshold, gain light aura.
Hard Light Arena.png Hard Light Arena Prismatic Singularity.png Prismatic Singularity 0.5½ 30 Collapse a ring of holograms to pull foes into a single point. The ring explodes when it fully collapses. Radius and pull distance increased while above the heat threshold.
Laser Disk.png Laser Disk Blade Burst.png Blade Burst 20 Fire holographic blades at foes within range. Damage increased while over the heat threshold.
Photon Wall.png Photon Wall Particle Accelerator.png Particle Accelerator 8 Fire a crippling bolt of light at your target. Allies the bolt passes through are granted swiftness. Projectile velocity and damage increased while above the heat threshold.
Elite Trait Profession mechanic Engage Photon Forge.png Engage Photon Forge 1 Activate your Photon Forge, gaining access to new skills. Generate heat while Photon Forge is active. Take damage if you overheat. Disables use of kits for a short duration.
Photon Projector.png Photon Projector Redirect Arrow.pngDeactivate Photon Forge.png Deactivate Photon Forge 6 Cancel Photon Forge and begin cooling after a delay. Cooling effectiveness increases over time.
Redirect Arrow.pngOverheat.png Holoforge Overheated Unable to reactivate until cooled.

Asura skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Utility Racial Pain Inverter.png Pain Inverter Pain Inverter.png Pain Transference 10.25¼ 45 Send out a bolt that steals a boon from your foe and gives them one condition from you.
Radiation Field.png Radiation Field Radiation Field.png Vent Radiation 45 Vent radioactive gas to poison nearby foes.
Technobabble.png Technobabble Technobabble.png Confusing Speech 45 Confuse nearby foes with complex calculations.

Charr skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Utility Racial Battle Roar.png Battle Roar Battle Roar.png Invigorating Roar 50 Let out an inspiring roar, removing weakness and vulnerability from allies and granting vigor.
Shrapnel Mine.png Shrapnel Mine Shrapnel Mine.png Booby Trap 45 Place an explosive charge on yourself that is triggered by a melee attack.
Hidden Pistol.png Hidden Pistol Unload.png Hidden Pistols 10.75¾ 30 Draw both hidden pistols and unload a volley of bullets on your foe.

Human skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Healing Racial Prayer to Dwayna.png Prayer to Dwayna Prayer to Dwayna.png Blessing of Dwayna 0.75¾ 40 Beseech Dwayna to restore health and grant regeneration to allies at target location.
Utility Prayer to Kormir.png Prayer to Kormir Prayer to Kormir.png Blessing of Kormir 0.75¾ 30 Beseech Kormir to remove one condition from your allies at the target location.
Prayer to Lyssa.png Prayer to Lyssa Prayer to Lyssa.png Blessing of Lyssa 0.75¾ 35 Pray to Lyssa, granting a random boon to allies and a random condition to foes at target location.

Norn skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Utility Racial Call Wurm.png Call Wurm Eat Egg.png Eat Wurm Egg 1 30 Eat a wurm's egg to gain vigor and regeneration.
Call Owl.png Call Owl Eat Egg.png Eat Owl Egg 1 30 Eat an owl's egg to gain swiftnesss[sic] and regeneration.

Sylvari skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Healing Racial Healing Seed.png Healing Seed Bandage Self.png Leafy Bandage 1 40 Use natural bandages to heal yourself and remove bleeding, burning, and poison.
Utility Grasping Vines.png Grasping Vines Gear Shield.png Vine Shield 10.5½ 45 Block incoming attacks.
Seed Turret.png Seed Turret Throw Vine.png Throw Vine 0.5½ 45 Throw a vine and trip your foe.

Related traits[edit]

Trait skills that have the type tool belt

Traits that improve tool belt skills


  • Unlike kits, tool belt skills use the mainhand weapon's strength to calculate damage.
  • Tool belt 5 appears in the profession mechanic slot 5 if no elite specialization is equipped, or if no minor adept for an elite specialization is trained.
  • Tool belt 1-5 is completely replaced by Mechanist elite specialization's Jade Mech CJ-1 and mech command skills, as long as the minor adept for Mechanist is trained.


  • The inspiration for the idea of tool belt skills came from 1980's movie The Goonies character Data.