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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 (skill list)
Holosmith tango icon 20px.png Holosmith
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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. Photon Forge is 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: 20.5½s
 Interval.png Interval: 0.5½s

— 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.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Overheat has been added to the game.