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Disambig icon.png This article is about Holosmith's mechanic. For Underground Facility Fractal mechanic, see Superheated.


Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (trait skill list)
Holosmith tango icon 20px.png Holosmith
Photon Projector Photon Projector
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Reaching the heat maximum results in a self-damaging explosion that deals damage proportional to your health and additional damage over time. Your toolbelt skills are disabled until all heat is lost.

 Health Loss.png Base Health Damage: 3981
 Health Loss.png Base Health Damage over Time: 796
 Duration.png Duration: 20.5½ seconds
 Interval.png Interval: 0.5½ seconds

— In-game description [?]


  • This skill is part of the Holosmith specialization mechanic and is activated through the minor adept trait Photon Projector.
  • Overheating applies the Overheat.png Overheat effect to the player's bar.
  • The damage and damage over time occur after a short delay when reaching maximum heat.
  • It will take 15.5 seconds to fully cool down when overheated. 20.5 seconds with Enhanced Capacity Storage Unit.
Despite the description, the damage does not scale with health, it only scales with level.

Related traits[edit]

Holosmith Holosmith[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 16, 2019
  • Overloading
    now disables all toolbelt skills for its duration.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Overheat has been added to the game.