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The Root Grenade is a grenade skill which roots enemies in place and deals damage over time.


  • Special Effects:
    • Throws an arcing projectile which explodes on contact with an enemy or a horizontal surface.
      • The projectile bounces off of a Shieldbearer's shield without detonating.
    • Upon explosion, inflicts a rooting status effect on nearby enemies.
      • Status effect prevents all movement and deals 30 base DPS for 3 seconds.
  • Tags: Ranged, Explosive, UnlockInPublicEvent
  • Legendary Version: Gaia
    • Forced Affix: Oil
      • "Covers victims in inflammable oil."


  • Previously named Ivy Grenade.
    • The first name of the skill may refer to how it spawns vines to disable enemies.


  • 0.0: Introduced.
  • 0.1:
    • Cooldown increased from 5 to 9 seconds.
    • Root duration decreased from 4 to 3 seconds
    • Added tags "Explosive" and "SpecificBlueprintDrop".
  • 0.2:
    • Cooldown decreased from 9 to 8 seconds.
    • Base price increased from 1250 to 1500 gold.
  • 0.4:
    • Cooldown increased from 8 to 16 seconds.
    • Unlock cost increased from 20 to 40 cells.
    • Now scales with Skill Stat.png Tactics.
    • Replaced tag "SpecificBlueprintDrop" with "TimedDoorBlueprint".
  • 0.6: Scaling changed from Skill Stat.png Tactics to Str Skill.png Brutality/ Tactics.
  • 0.7:
    • Added legendary affix "Oil".
    • Description changed from "Immobilizes all nearby enemies for 3 seconds and inflicts X damage/s while they are trapped." to "Roots nearby enemies causing X DPS for 4 seconds.
  • 1.1: Removed tag "TimedDoorBlueprint".
  • 1.2: Added tag "UnlockInPublicEvent".
  • 1.4: Scaling changed from Str Skill.png Brutality/ Tactics to Skill Hp.png Tactics/ Survival.
  • 1.9:
    • Rally effect has been removed.
    • No longer activates cooldown reduction mutations.
    • Base DPS increased from 30 to 33.
    • Stun duration increased from 3 to 4 seconds.
  • 2.1: Scaling changed from Skill Hp.png Tactics/ Survival to Health Stat.png Survival.
  • 2.4: Base DPS increased from 33 to 50.
  • 2.9: Unlock cost decreased from 40 cells to 20.
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