Overcharged Shot

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Overcharged Shot

0.5½ Activation time  
14 Recharge time
15 Recharge time
Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
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Fire a blast so strong that it launches your foe as the recoil frees you from any movement-impairing conditions.

 Damage.png Damage: 422 (1.0)?
 Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
 Crippled.png Condition Removed
 Immobile.png Condition Removed
 Chilled.png Condition Removed
 Launch.png Foe Launch Distance: 450
 Evade.png Defiance Break: 232[sic]
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

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The Defiance Break displays 232 instead of 332.
  • This skill causes 332 Defiance bar damage.
  • This fast, efficient interrupt is useful for both offense and defense. It launches a target and gives the engineer a positioning advantage while creating a large amount of distance. Once the target is knocked down, the engineer has a second to attack from range or close in with Jump Shot. As a further bonus, it cures a variety of movement-impeding conditions whether it hits or not.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
May 11, 2021
  • This skill no longer knocks the engineer back.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Slowed down the animation so the shot occurs at 0.55 seconds (up from 0.24 seconds).
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.01. Increased cooldown from 14 seconds to 15 seconds.
August 28, 2018
  • The range of this skill has been increased from 600 to 1200. Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to hit enemies from farther than intended.
July 10, 2018
  • The description and tooltip text of this skill has been updated for greater clarity.
May 08, 2018
  • Reduced the recharge of this skill from 15 seconds to 14 seconds.
July 28, 2015
  • Increased the range to 600.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Movement-speed adjustments no longer affect the intended travel distance.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Overcharged Shot has been added to the game.