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Blast Gyro

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Blast Gyro.png

Blast Gyro

0.25¼ Activation time  
25 Recharge time
20 Recharge time
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
Scrapper tango icon 20px.png Scrapper
Tool belt
Bypass Coating.png Bypass Coating
Training cost
15 Hero points
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Well. Unleash a blast gyro to begin a countdown to a tremendous blast.

 Damage.png Damage: 705 (2.65)?
 Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
 Might.png2 Might (8s): 60 Condition Damage, 60 Power
 Might.png2 Might (6s): 60 Condition Damage, 60 Power
 Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 4
 Duration.png Blast Delay: 3 seconds
 Launch.png Launch: 600
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Explosion.png Explosion
 Unblockable.png Unblockable
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
 Combo.png Combo Field: Fire

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

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Tools Tools

Scrapper Scrapper


  • This skill causes 232 Defiance bar damage.
  • Throughout the Blast Delay, the Blast Gyro is also a Fire Combo Field.
  • This skill is a rare example of a self-contained combo. The skill provides a blast finisher and a fire field at once, giving you a fire blasting combo that provides AoE might to you and allies near you.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • This skill is now considered an Explosion for the purposes of the Explosives trait line.
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 2.25 to 0.01. Reduced might duration from 8 seconds to 6 seconds. Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
April 23, 2019
  • Gyros can now be used underwater.
March 26, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Shocking Speed from granting superspeed on the final tick of Blast Gyro.
March 05, 2019
  • This skill has been reworked and renamed Blast Gyro. The gyro now creates a fire field that follows the engineer while it pulses might to nearby allies every second during its countdown to a significant explosion.
August 28, 2018
  • This skill now scales its damage with the engineer's attributes.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Blast Gyro has been added to the game.