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Engage Photon Forge

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Engage Photon Forge

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Holosmith icon small.png Holosmith
Parent skill
Photon Projector.png Photon Projector
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
Engage Photon Forge.png
 → Deactivate Photon Forge.png
Game link
1 Recharge time  
Engage Photon Forge

Activate your Photon Forge, gaining access to new skills. Generate heat while Photon Forge is active. Take damage if you overheat. Disables use of kits for a short duration.

Heat.png Heat per Second: 2%
Heat.png Maximum Heat: 100
Duration.png Kit disable time: 6 seconds

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 13, 2020
  • (Undocumented) Activating Photon Forge once again cancels any skill in progress.
August 11, 2020
  • (Undocumented) Activating Photon Forge no longer cancels any skill in progress.
September 23, 2017
  • Fixed a bug in which recharge sometimes did not apply to Grenade Kit.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Engage Photon Forge has been added to the game.