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Exceeds are a type of skill exclusively available to the Holosmith elite specialization of the Engineer. Introduced with the release of Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, they have effects proportional to the amount of heat the Holosmith builds up while using skills in Photon Forge Form.

List of exceed skills[edit]

Skill Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Holosmith[edit]

Coolant Blast.png
 Coolant Blast
0.75¾ 20 Exceed. Heal yourself and chill nearby foes. If you are above the heat threshold when this skill is activated, gain Frost Aura and continue healing for a duration
Spectrum Shield.png
 Spectrum Shield
30 Exceed. Break stun effects and create a holographic shell that reduces incoming damage. This skill recharges faster while above the heat threshold.
Laser Disk.png
 Laser Disk
0.75¾ 30 Exceed. Create rotating laser blades to damage nearby foes. This skill has increased duration when activated while above the heat threshold.
Hard Light Arena.png
 Hard Light Arena
0.5½ 45 Exceed. Create a holographic arena that grants you boons while inside of it. When activated above the heat threshold, the radius and duration are increased. Allies gain boons at reduced duration.
Prime Light Beam.png
 Prime Light Beam
Not available underwater.png 10.25¼ 60 Exceed. Charge up and fire an explosive beam of light in front of you. When activated above the heat threshold, this attack leaves behind a burning holographic field.
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 Photon Wall
0.25¼ 35 Exceed. A defensive barrier appears in front of you that blocks you and your allies from incoming attacks. Reactivate Exceed to fire the barrier at foes as an attack. This skill grants projectile reflection if you are above the heat threshold.