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Particle Accelerator

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Particle Accelerator

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Holosmith icon small.png Holosmith
Parent skill
Photon Wall.png Photon Wall
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Tool belt
Game link
8 Recharge time
10 Recharge time
15 Recharge time
Particle Accelerator

Fire a crippling bolt of light at your target. Allies the bolt passes through are granted swiftness. Projectile velocity and damage increased while above the heat threshold.

Damage.png Damage: 266 (1.0)?
Damage.png Damage: 106 (0.4)?
Swiftness.png Swiftness (3s): +33% Movement Speed
Crippled.png Cripple (3s): -50% Movement Speed
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Velocity Increase Above 50% Heat: 100%
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.png Range: 1,000

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives

Firearms Firearms

Inventions Inventions

Alchemy Alchemy

Tools Tools

Holosmith Holosmith


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 25, 2024
  • Reduced the 100% heat damage bonus from 50% to 35% in PvE only.
May 21, 2024
  • Increased the cooldown from 10 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP only.
March 19, 2024
  • Increased the power coefficient from 0.7 to 1.0 in PvE only, and increased the damage increase when above 100% from 20% to 50% in PvE only.
November 29, 2022
  • This skill now gains bonus damage while above 50% heat and additional bonus damage while above 100% heat, in addition to its previous effects.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.7 to 0.4. Increased cooldown from 8 seconds to 10 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Particle Accelerator has been added to the game.