Fragmentation Shot

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Fragmentation Shot

0.5½ Activation time  

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
Main hand pistol
Weapon slot 1
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Fire a shot that bleeds the impacted target and then shatters, dealing damage to nearby enemies.

 Damage.png Damage: 147 (0.4)?
 Damage.png Damage: 98 (0.266)?
 Bleeding.png Bleeding (6s): 132 Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 120
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile (20% chance)
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Firearms Firearms[edit]


  • Contrary to the description, the skill has an activation time of 0.8275s Activation.png, which results approximately into 1.208 attacks per second.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Increased the bleed duration inflicted from 5 seconds to 6 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.4 to 0.266.
October 02, 2018
  • Increased the duration of bleeding inflicted by this skill from 4 seconds to 5 seconds.
February 22, 2017
  • Bleeding duration has been increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.
April 19, 2016
  • The damage of this skill has been increased by 14%.
September 29, 2015
  • Increased bleeding duration from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
July 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to deal more damage when traited with Rifled Barrels.
April 15, 2014
  • Renamed this skill from Explosive Shot to Fragmentation Shot to clarify that this skill is not affected by traits that enhance explosions.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Explosive Shot has been added to the game.


  • The skill tooltip description used to state that it will bleed foes caught in the explosion. This used to be the case in a pre-release build of the game but it was removed; the tooltip description remained as a reflection of its previous mechanic for some time thereafter.
  • This skill was renamed from Explosive Shot on 15 April, 2014.