Kinetic Battery

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Kinetic Battery

Engineer icon small.png Tools (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Kinetic Battery

Gain Kinetic Charges when you use a tool belt skill. At maximum, charges gain a burst of speed.

Kinetic Battery.png Kinetic Charge: At maximum charges gain a burst of speed.
Quickness.png Quickness (5s): Skills and actions are faster.
Quickness.png Quickness (3s): Skills and actions are faster.
Superspeed.png Superspeed (5s): Movement speed is greatly increased. Maximum duration: 10s
Maximum Count.png Maximum Stacks: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Combat Only

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]


  • The charges will only build in combat, but they will not be removed by leaving combat. [sic] in description field

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 04, 2022
  • Increased quickness duration from 2 seconds to 3 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced quickness duration from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.
December 03, 2019
  • Reduced quickness duration from 5 seconds to 3 seconds in PvP only.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait has been reworked. It now generates kinetic charges whenever a toolbelt skill is used.
    • At 5 charges, gain quickness and superspeed for 5 seconds.
    • Charges can only be generated while in combat but do not expire until 5 stacks is reached or the trait is unequipped.
July 07, 2015
  • Fixed an issue that prevented this trait from working properly with Detonate Mine Field.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Kinetic Battery has been added to the game.