Kinetic Battery

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Kinetic Battery

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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.
 Super Speed.png Superspeed (5s):  Movement speed is greatly increased.
 Miscellaneous effect.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.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.