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Barrier Burst

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Barrier Burst

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Mechanist icon small.png Mechanist
Profession mechanic
Mech Core: Barrier Engine Mech Core: Barrier Engine
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Mech Command, Tool belt
Game link
30.75¾ Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Barrier Burst

Mech Command. Pulse a barrier and boons to all nearby allies.
The mech does not count against the target count for this skill.

Barrier.png Barrier per Pulse: 454 (0.575)?
Barrier.png Barrier per Pulse: 260 (0.2875)?
Might.png2 Might (15s): 60 Condition Damage, 60 Power
Might.png2 Might (8s): 60 Condition Damage, 60 Power
Fury.png Fury (3s): +25% Critical Chance
Fury.png Fury (10.5½s): +20% Critical Chance
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 5
Radius.png Radius: 360

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Firearms Firearms

Inventions Inventions

Alchemy Alchemy

Tools Tools

Mechanist Mechanist

  • Mech Frame: Channeling Conduits Mech Frame: Channeling Conduits — Unlocks the Mech Command skill Crisis Zone. When you or your mech apply barrier, also grant alacrity to the affected target. Your mech gains a greater percentage of your concentration and healing power stats.
  • Mech Core: Barrier Engine Mech Core: Barrier Engine — Unlocks the Mech Command skill Barrier Burst. While in combat, your mech will automatically grant a small barrier each interval to nearby allies. The mech does not count against the target count for this trait.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • The base barrier granted by this skill has been increased from 260 to 454 in PvE only. The healing power coefficient has been increased from 0.2875 to 0.575.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Base barrier value per pulse reduced from 434 to 260. Might stacks per pulse reduced from 3 to 2.
June 28, 2022
  • Fury: Critical chance bonus increased from 20% to 25% in PvE only.
March 15, 2022
  • Removed the vigor boon. Reduced barrier per pulse to match other mechanist barrier pulses.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Barrier Burst has been added to the game.
  • (Undocumented) Might duration increased from 10s to 15s. The healing power coefficient is no longer split between game modes, and has been halved from 0.43 to 0.22. in PvE only.
November 30, 2021
  • Barrier Burst was available during the End of Dragons Beta Event 4.
  • Corrected the PvE tooltip to display that the Might base duration is 15 seconds, not the displayed 10 seconds.
October 26, 2021