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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 skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Holosmith icon small.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.
Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngCauterize.png Cauterize 30 Use a laser to burn off conditions and set yourself on fire for each condition removed. Removes additional conditions if above the heat threshold.
Spectrum Shield.png Spectrum Shield 20 Exceed. Break stun effects and create a holographic shell that reduces incoming damage and grants stability. This skill grants more stability and lasts longer while above the heat threshold.
Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngFlash Spark.png Flash Spark 25 Release a blinding burst of light from your holographic emitter. While above the heat threshold, gain light aura.
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.
Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngBlade Burst.png Blade Burst 20 Fire holographic blades at foes within range. Damage increased while over 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.
Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngPrismatic Singularity.png Prismatic Singularity 0.5½ 30 Collapse a ring of holograms to pull foes into a single point. The ring explodes when it fully collapses. Radius and pull distance increased while above the heat threshold.
Photon Wall.png Photon Wall 0.25¼ 25 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.
ChainLaunch Wall.png Launch Wall 0.5½ 0.5½ Exceed. Launch your photon wall forward, causing the wall to explode when it strikes a foe, inflicting conditions on nearby enemies. When fired above the heat threshold, launch additional walls.
Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngParticle Accelerator.png Particle Accelerator 8 Fire a crippling bolt of light at your target. Allies the bolt passes through are granted swiftness. Projectile velocity and damage increased while above the heat threshold.
Prime Light Beam.png Prime Light Beam Not available underwater 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.