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
|Coolant Blast||¾||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||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||¾||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||½||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||1¼||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.|
|Photon Wall||¼||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.|