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Mace Blast

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Mace Blast

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Mechanist icon small.png Mechanist
Main hand mace
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
Mace Strike.png → Mace Smash (mechanist).png → 
Mace Blast.png
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0.75¾ Activation time  
Mace Blast

Smash your target with a final heavy strike, inflicting additional confusion.

Damage.png Damage: 513 (1.4)?
Damage.png Damage: 367 (1.0)?
Confusion.png3 Confusion (5s): 165 Damage, 148 Damage on Skill Use
Confusion.png2 Confusion (2s): 44 Damage, 99 Damage on Skill Use
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Explosion.png Explosion
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives

Firearms Firearms

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • (Undocumented) This skill has been renamed from Barrier Blast to Mace Blast and no longer grants barrier.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Base barrier value reduced from 434 to 260.
March 15, 2022
  • Duration of applied confusion stacks increased from 4 seconds to 5 seconds in PvE only.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Barrier Blast has been added to the game.
  • (Undocumented) Barrier Blast is now an Explosion in addition to its previous effects. Confusion duration has been reduced from 5 to 4 seconds, and the number of stacks has been increased from 2 to 3.
November 30, 2021
  • Barrier Blast was available during the End of Dragons Beta Event 4.
  • Damage coefficient increased from 1.0 to 1.4. Confusion duration reduced from 6s to 5s. Cast time increased by approximately 0.2 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug causing this skill to not properly apply barrier to allies in the area.
October 26, 2021