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Disambig icon.png This article is about the specialization. For the gathering items, see Gathering tool.
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"An engineer is as good as their tool belt, I'd say."

Specializing in tools focuses on enhancing the use of tool belt skills and utility kits, granting them added bonuses and effects. It also enhances your dodging mobility and endurance.

— In-game description


Tools is a core specialization for the engineer that focuses on use of utility kits and endurance.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Optimized Activation.png Optimized Activation Using tool belt skills grants vigor.
Major Adept Static Discharge.png Static Discharge Discharge a bolt of lightning whenever you use a tool belt skill.
Major Adept Reactive Lenses.png Reactive Lenses 40 Activate Lesser Utility Goggles when using a healing skill.
Major Adept Power Wrench.png Power Wrench Reduce the recharge of your elite skill when you dodge.
Minor Master Mechanized Deployment.png Mechanized Deployment Your tool belt skills gain reduced recharge. Tool belt skills remove conditions. Engage Photon Forge cannot activate this trait.
Major Master Streamlined Kits.png Streamlined Kits 20 Equipping an Engineering Kit creates an attack or spell and grants you swiftness.
Major Master Lock On.png Lock On Striking a stealthed foe triggers Invisible Analysis.
Disabling a foe triggers Controlled Analysis.
Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Major Master Takedown Round.png Takedown Round Deal increased strike damage while your endurance is not full.
Minor Grandmaster Excessive Energy.png Excessive Energy Strike damage dealt is increased while you have vigor.
Major Grandmaster Kinetic Battery.png Kinetic Battery Gain Kinetic Charges when you use a tool belt skill. At maximum, charges gain a burst of speed.
Major Grandmaster Adrenal Implant.png Adrenal Implant Endurance regeneration is increased.
Major Grandmaster Gadgeteer.png Gadgeteer Gadget skills are more powerful.
See also: List of engineer traits