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Holographic Shockwave

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Holographic Shockwave

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Holosmith icon small.png Holosmith
Parent skill
Engage Photon Forge.png Engage Photon Forge
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
Game link
0.75¾ Activation time  15 Recharge time  
Holographic Shockwave

Create a deadly holographic shockwave that launches foes upward. This attack always deals a critical hit.

Damage.png Damage: 704 (1.8)?
Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
Heat.png Heat Gained: 25%
Precision attribute.png Critical Chance Increase: 100%
Launch.png Launch: 0
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
Evade.png Defiance Break: 232
Range.png Range: 300

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

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Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient from 0.96 to 1.8 in PvE only.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.56 to 0.01.
October 01, 2019
  • Reduced range from 600 to 300.
April 23, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that could cause this skill to fail to hit targets at the center of the attack.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced damage by 22% in PvP only.
November 07, 2017
  • This skill is now a blast finisher.
  • This skill will now go on interrupt cooldown instead of full cooldown if it is interrupted before the shock wave is created.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Holographic Shockwave has been added to the game.