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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 healing, utility and elite skills. Tool belt skills are activated by using the keys F1F5. Functionality for the F4 slot unlocks at level 19. Each of the skills equipped into the healing or utility skill bar slots fill one of the tool belt skill slots with another skill, such as ability to throw an elixir instead of drinking it, triggering turrets to self-destruct, 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 healing and utility skills, including racial skills, have tool belt skills available to the engineer.

List of tool belt skills[edit]

Engineer skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Healing Elixir
Elixir H.png
 Elixir H
Toss Elixir H.png
 Toss Elixir H
0.5½ 25 Toss Elixir H to grant protection, regeneration, and vigor to allies.
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.
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 25 Toss Elixir B at a location, granting stability and one of the following boons to allies: fury, might, retaliation, or swiftness.
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 Elixir C
Toss Elixir C.png
 Toss Elixir C
0.5½ 20 Toss Elixir C, converting conditions into boons for allies.
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 Elixir R
Toss Elixir R.png
 Toss Elixir R
0.25¼ 90 Toss Elixir R, curing conditions and reviving allies.
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 Elixir S
Toss Elixir S.png
 Toss Elixir S
0.5½ 45 Toss Elixir S, granting stealth to allies in the target area.
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 Elixir U
Toss Elixir U.png
 Toss Elixir U
0.5½ 40 Toss Elixir U, breaking stuns on allies and granting them superspeed.
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 Personal Battering Ram
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 Launch Personal Battering Ram
0.25¼ 12 Shoot out a ram's head in front of you, crippling any struck foes.
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 Rocket Boots
Rocket Kick.png
 Rocket Kick
0.5½ 15 Use your rocket boots to do an explosive kick that burns foes.
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 Throw Mine
Mine Field.png
 Mine Field
1 17 Plant five mines around yourself.
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 Slick Shoes
Super Speed.png
25 Activate your slick shoes, enabling you to move at superior speeds.
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 Utility Goggles
25 Analyze a foe, applying vulnerability.
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 Flame Turret
Magma Orb.png
 Throw Napalm
0.5½ 25 Throw a ball of napalm that explodes on impact, burning foes around target location.
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 Net Turret
Net Shot.png
 Net Attack
0.25¼ 38 Fire a net from your belt to immobilize your foe.
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 Rifle Turret
Fierce Shot.png
 Surprise Shot
8 Fire a bullet out of your belt.
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 Rocket Turret
0.5½ 25 Fire a rocket out of your belt that explodes on impact.
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 Thumper Turret
0.25¼ 38 Release a shockwave of inertial force to damage nearby foes.
Engineering Kit
Bomb Kit.png
 Bomb Kit
Big Ol' Bomb.png
 Big Ol' Bomb
0.5½ 25 Set a timed charge with a big blast that launches nearby foes.
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 Grenade Kit
Grenade Barrage.png
 Grenade Barrage
0.5½ 25 Throw several grenades at once.
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 Elixir Gun
Healing Mist.png
 Healing Mist
35 Elixir. Vent a healing mist, granting regeneration to yourself and allies.
Incendiary Ammo.png
 Incendiary Ammo
50 Burn foes with your next three attacks.
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 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 120 Elixir. Toss your Elixir X, transforming enemies at the location into moas.
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 Supply Crate
Med Pack Drop.png
 Med Pack Drop
0.5½ 60 Call down a supply drop of med packs into the target area.
Engineering Kit
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 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 time Recharge time 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.
Blast Gyro.png
 Blast Gyro
Bypass Coating.png
 Bypass Coating
30 Splash a hypercoating on nearby allies, granting superspeed.
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 Bulwark Gyro
Defense Field.png
 Defense Field
25 Project a defensive dome around yourself and grant stability to nearby allies.
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 Purge Gyro
Chemical Field.png
 Chemical Field
0.25¼ 25 Generate a poison cloud.
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 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
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 Function Gyro
30 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.

Holosmith skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Healing Exceed
Coolant Blast.png
 Coolant Blast
0.75¾ 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.
Spectrum Shield.png
 Spectrum Shield
Flash Spark.png
 Flash Spark
40 Release a blinding burst of light from your holographic emitter. While above the heat threshold, gain light aura.
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 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.
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 Laser Disk
Blade Burst.png
 Blade Burst
30 Fire holographic blades at foes within range. Damage increased while over the heat threshold.
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 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 increased while above the heat threshold.
Elite Trait Profession mechanic
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 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.
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 Deactivate Photon Forge
6 Cancel Photon Forge and begin cooling after a delay. Cooling effectiveness increases over time.
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 Holoforge Overheated
Unable to reactivate until cooled.

Asura skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation time Recharge time 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
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 Vent Radiation
45 Vent radioactive gas to poison nearby foes.
 Confusing Speech
45 Confuse nearby foes with complex calculations.

Charr skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Utility Racial
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 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.
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 Hidden Pistol
 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 time Recharge time 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.
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 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.
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 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 time Recharge time Description
Utility Racial
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 Call Wurm
Eat Egg.png
 Eat Wurm Egg
1 30 Eat a wurm's egg to gain vigor and regeneration.
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 Call Owl
Eat Egg.png
 Eat Owl Egg
1 30 Eat an owl's egg to gain swiftness and regeneration.

Sylvari skills[edit]

Slot Type Slot skill Tool belt skill Activation time Recharge time 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.
Grasping Vines.png
 Grasping Vines
Gear Shield.png
 Vine Shield
10.5½ 45 Block incoming attacks.
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 Seed Turret
Throw Vine.png
 Throw Vine
0.5½ 45 Throw a vine and trip your foe.

Related traits[edit]


  • Unlike kits, tool belt skills use the mainhand weapon's strength to calculate damage.


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