Glass Cannon

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Glass Cannon

Engineer icon small.png Explosives (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link
Glass Cannon

Strike damage dealt increases when above health threshold.

Damage.png Damage Increase: 10%
Radius.png Health Threshold: 75%

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 11, 2021
  • Increased strike-damage bonus from 7% to 10%.
  • Text on many damage-increasing profession traits, runes, and sigils has been clarified to indicate whether they increase outgoing strike damage, condition damage, or all damage, as appropriate.
July 30, 2019
  • Increased the damage bonus from 5% to 7%.
March 28, 2017
  • Fixed a skill-fact bug that used base character health instead of the engineer’s maximum health.
February 22, 2017
  • The threshold for damage increase has been reduced from 90% to 75%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Glass Cannon has been added to the game.


  • The term Glass Cannon is infrequently used to describe an imbalanced character with heavy damage output but low survivability.