Aim-Assisted Rocket

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Aim-Assisted Rocket

3 Recharge time
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Explosives (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
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Critical hits launch a missile at your target. After enough missiles have been fired, an orbital strike is called instead. This trait has a minimum range.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Range Threshold: 450
 Miscellaneous effect.png Missiles Until Orbital Strike: 4

— In-game description

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Fire Rocket Barrage.png Aim-Assisted Rocket (PvE) Fire a seeking rocket at your foe.
Fire Rocket Barrage.png Aim-Assisted Rocket (WvW, PvP) Fire a seeking rocket at your foe.

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives[edit]


  • Keep in mind, that minimum range threshold means this trait would not activate in melee range and will only fire rockets to targets at or further than 450.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Rockets are now only fired on critical hits. Rocket recharge reduced from 10 seconds to 3 seconds. Rockets now require the engineer to be at least 450 distance from the target to fire. Every fifth rocket instead calls an Orbital Strike.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced damage by 50% in PvP and WvW.
February 22, 2017
  • Skills that count as explosions for the traits Steel-Packed Powder, Explosive Powder, and Shrapnel are now marked with a skill fact.
August 25, 2015
  • The rocket fired by this trait can now activate the effects of the trait Shrapnel.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Aim-Assisted Rocket has been added to the game.