Kit Refinement

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Kit Refinement

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Tools

Equipping a kit creates an attack or a spell.

— In-game description

Activated skills by kit[edit]

Device / Weapon kit Recharge Skill Effect
Bomb Kit.png
 Bomb Kit
20 Recharge time Magnetic Bomb Set a timed charge that pulls nearby foes.
Grenade Kit.png
 Grenade Kit
20 Recharge time Drop Mine Drop a mine that deals damage to enemies that trigger it.
Med Kit.png
 Med Kit
20 Recharge time Magnetic Aura Become surrounded in a magnetic shield that reflects projectiles.
Elixir Gun.png
 Elixir Gun
20 Recharge time Glue Trail Leave a trail of glue behind you that hampers enemy movement.
20 Recharge time Fire Shield Activate a fire shield that burns enemies who strike you, granting might for each burn applied.
Tool Kit.png
 Tool Kit
20 Recharge time Super Speed Run at double speed.


  • Creating these effects does not trigger the cooldowns of the associated skills.
  • Drop Mine disappears after 20 seconds if not triggered.
  • Magnetic Bomb has a range of 240 while untraited.
  • All kit skills are on a static global recharge (20 seconds).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
July 15, 2014
  • Magnetic Bomb: Updated the number of targets skill fact to correctly display 3.
October 15, 2013
  • Magnetic Bomb: Decreased the radius from 360 to 300 when traited with Forceful Explosives.
May 14, 2013
  • The cooldown icon will now display correctly when this trait is used with Flamethrower.
April 30, 2013
  • Now displays on the player's buff bar when it is out of cooldown.
March 28, 2013
  • Reworked kit skills to balance their effectiveness. All kit skills are now on a static global recharge (20 seconds). The changes are as follows:
    • Med Kit: Equipping this kit applies Magnetic Aura.
    • Bomb Kit: Equipping this kit creates a Magnetic Bomb that pulls enemies toward the center after a brief delay.
    • Elixir Gun: Equipping this kit activates a Glue Trail that follows the player for a short time. Enemies that step in the glue are briefly immobilized.
    • Tool Kit: Equipping this kit grants the user Super Speed for a brief duration.
    • Flamethrower: Equipping this kit grants the player Flame Aura for a time.
    • Grenade Kit: Equipping this kit drops a mine at the player's location that deals damage and removes a boon.
    • Skills that activate this trait can now activate in midair.
February 26, 2013
  • This trait now has an internal cooldown of 10 seconds globally for Flamethrower, Elixir Gun, Grenade Kit, and Tool Kit.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Kit Refinement has been added to the game.