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Laser's Edge

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Laser's Edge

Holosmith icon small.png Holosmith (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link
Laser's Edge

While Photon Forge is active, your outgoing strike damage is increased based on your current heat.

Damage.png Maximum Damage Increase: 15%

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Holosmith Holosmith


  • Damage bonus increases linearly at a rate of 0.15% damage per 1% heat.
  • Damage bonus is multiplicative.
  • Damage bonus increases to a maximum of 22.5% with the trait Enhanced Capacity Storage Unit.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 11, 2021
  • Reduced the maximum damage increase from 25% to 15% in PvE only. This matches the current value in PvP and WvW.
  • 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 maximum damage from 15% to 25% in PvE only
July 16, 2019
  • The bonus damage from this trait is now calculated dynamically based on the amount of heat you have rather than activating after passing a specific heat threshold. Because of this change, the effect icon will no longer be displayed. Bonus damage is now multiplicative instead of additive.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Laser's Edge has been added to the game.