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Bypass Coating

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Bypass Coating

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Scrapper icon small.png Scrapper
Parent skill
Blast Gyro.png Blast Gyro
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Tool belt
Game link
30 Recharge time
35 Recharge time
25 Recharge time
Bypass Coating

Splash a hypercoating on nearby allies, granting superspeed.

 Superspeed.png Superspeed (3s): Movement speed is greatly increased. Maximum duration: 10s
 Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Inventions Inventions

Tools Tools

Scrapper Scrapper


  • This skill breaks stuns on affected allies in addition to the user.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Reduced cooldown from 35 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP only.
July 28, 2020
  • Fixed a bug to prevent allies from being forced to enter combat stance when they are not disabled.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased cooldown from 30 seconds to 35 seconds.
February 06, 2018
  • Reduced the casting time of this skill from 0.5 seconds to instantaneous.
October 28, 2015
  • Updated this skill so that the recharge now takes place upon breaking stun.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Bypass Coating has been added to the game.