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Photon Blitz

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PvP Menu Bar icon.pngWvW Menu Bar icon.png This skill has a PvP and WvW version — see Photon Blitz (PvP).
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Photon Blitz

10.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
Holosmith tango icon 20px.png Holosmith
Parent skill
Engage Photon Forge.png
 Engage Photon Forge
Weapon slot 4
Game link
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Fire multiple piercing blasts at your target.

 Damage.png Damage (8x): 2,000 (5.12)?
 Heat.png Heat Gained: 2%
 Burning.png8 Burning (1s): 1048 Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Pierces.png Pierces
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile (20% chance)
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description [?]


  • This skill's damage is calculated with a 2.4 coefficient in PvP/WvW.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 07, 2017
  • This skill is now a 20% chance projectile finisher.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Photon Blitz has been added to the game.


  • The land attack animation depicts the player wielding dual pistols, whereas the underwater attack animation depicts the player wielding a rifle or harpoon gun.
    • The holographic pistols bear some resemblance to HOPE.
    • The holographic rifle bears some resemblance to Scarlet's Kiss.