Always Prepared

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Trait I.png

Always Prepared

Engineer icon small.png Tools (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points

Drop bandages and oil slicks when downed. Downed damage is increased.

 Damage.png Damage Increase: 25%
 Healing.png Healing: 1,000 (0.5)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Bandages: 5
 Duration.png Oil Slick Duration: 4 seconds

— In-game description


  • The oil slick produced by this trait is almost identical to the utility skill Slick Shoes and appears in a partial circle around you. You cannot benefit from the bandages created unless you rally.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This trait has been removed from the game.
September 09, 2014
  • This trait now creates oil slicks near the engineer's location for 4 seconds in addition to dropping med packs.
June 25, 2013
  • This trait now only drops bandages when the engineer is downed (10-second cooldown).
  • Damage while downed is increased by 25%.
December 14, 2012
  • Now also increases downed damage by 25%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Always Prepared has been added to the game.