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Corona Burst

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Corona Burst

0.5½ Activation time  6 Recharge time  
Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Holosmith icon small.png Holosmith
Parent skill
Engage Photon Forge.png Engage Photon Forge
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Strike nearby foes and begin to store up energy, gaining boons and heat each pulse. After charging, the energy explodes, inflicting conditions on nearby foes.

 Damage.png Damage: 469 (1.2)?
 Damage.png Damage: 375 (0.96)?
 Heat.png Heat Gained: 2%
 Might.png2 Might (8s): 60 Condition Damage, 60 Power
 Might.png Might (6s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
 Vulnerability.png8 Vulnerability (8s): +8% Incoming Damage, +8% Incoming Condition Damage
 Vulnerability.png8 Vulnerability (6s): +8% Incoming Damage, +8% Incoming Condition Damage
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Hits: 2
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 300
 Explosion.png Explosion

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives

Firearms Firearms

Holosmith Holosmith


  • Heat will continue to be gained, and the explosion will trigger at its normal time, even if Photon Forge is ended before the explosion.
    • Reaching maximum heat this way while Photon Forge is inactive will not trigger an overheat.
  • Pulses 5 times.
  • Killing blows with Corona Burst count towards the Staff Master achievement from Weapon Master.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced might and vulnerability durations from 8 seconds to 6 seconds.
October 01, 2019
  • Reduced might gained in WvW to the same amount as granted in PvP. Reduced the damage of this skill by 20% in PvP and WvW.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the might stacks granted per pulse from 2 to 1 in PvP only.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Corona Burst has been added to the game.