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Hard Light Arena

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Hard Light Arena

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Holosmith icon small.png Holosmith
Tool belt
Prismatic Singularity.png Prismatic Singularity
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  
45 Recharge time
30 Recharge time
60 Recharge time
Hard Light Arena

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.

Fury.png Fury (2s): +25% Critical Chance
Fury.png Fury (2s): +20% Critical Chance
Protection.png Protection (2s): -33% Incoming Damage
Regeneration.png Regen (2s): 260 Heal
Interval.png Boon Application Interval: 1 second
Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration Increase above 50% Heat: 4 seconds
Duration.png Duration Increase above 50% Heat: 2 seconds
Duration.png Ally Boon Duration: 50%
Duration.png Duration: 8 seconds
Duration.png Duration: 4 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240
Radius.png Radius Increase above 50% Heat: 120
Combo.png Combo Field: Light

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Firearms Firearms

Inventions Inventions

Alchemy Alchemy

Holosmith Holosmith

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • This skill now grants allies the full duration of boons when used above 100% heat, in addition to its previous effects.
June 28, 2022
  • Fury: Critical chance bonus increased from 20% to 25% in PvE only.
August 17, 2021
  • Increased cooldown from 50 seconds to 60 seconds in PvP only.
April 28, 2020
  • Increased cooldown from 30 seconds to 50 seconds in PvP only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced field duration from 8 seconds to 4 seconds. Reduced bonus field duration from 4 seconds to 2 seconds. Reduced cooldown from 45 seconds to 30 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Hard Light Arena has been added to the game.


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