Aim-Assisted Rocket

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Aim-Assisted Rocket

Engineer icon small.png Explosives (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
Game link
3 Recharge time
Aim-Assisted Rocket

Missile hits launch a rocket at your target. After enough rockets have been fired, an orbital strike is called instead.
This trait has an internal cooldown.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Missiles Until Orbital Strike: 4
 Interval.png Interval: 3 seconds

— In-game description

Trait skills[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.
Orbital Strike.png Orbital Command Strike Call down energy from the sky to blast an area.

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

Bundle skills that are improved by this trait

Transform skills that are improved by this trait

Utility skills that are improved by this trait

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait

Trait skills that are improved by this trait


Throwing nets to capture baby dolyaks during the Help Maxtar Rapidstep capture dolyaks renown heart will trigger the orbital strike but not the rockets.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 04, 2022
  • Attacks performed by mechs will no longer trigger this trait.
August 02, 2022
  • This trait no longer has a minimum range. Instead, it only activates on hits from missile weapons. The mechanist's mech pet now triggers this trait at half the previous rate, with an internal cooldown of 6 seconds.
June 28, 2022
  • Minimum range threshold reduced from 450 to 150.
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.