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Photon Blitz

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Photon Blitz

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Holosmith icon small.png Holosmith
Parent skill
Engage Photon Forge.png Engage Photon Forge
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Game link
10.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  
Photon Blitz

Fire multiple piercing blasts at your target.

Damage.png Damage (8x): 2,000 (5.12)?
Damage.png Damage (8x): 624 (1.6)?
Heat.png Heat Gained: 2%
Burning.png8 Burning (2s): 2,096 Damage
Burning.png8 Burning (1s): 1,048 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

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives

Firearms Firearms


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 26, 2023
  • Reduced burning duration from 3 seconds to 2 seconds in PvE only.
May 02, 2023
  • Increased burning duration from 1 second to 3 seconds in PvE only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.3 to 0.2.
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.