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Photonic Blasting Module

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Photonic Blasting Module

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Holosmith (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
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Overheat now blasts damage to nearby foes and no longer deals its initial damage to you. The tool belt recharge penalty for Overheat is reduced. Heat can only be lost after overheating.
Damage over time from Overheat is still applied.

 Damage.png Damage: 1,329 (5.0)?
 Burning.png2 Burning (2s): 524 Damage
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Penalty Reduction: 10 seconds
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Explosion.png Explosion
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast

— In-game description


  • Laser's Edge.png Laser's Edge is applied until all heat is lost.
  • The explosion occurs after a short delay after reaching maximum heat. The delay is the same as the normal delay before taking damage from overheating.
  • This trait reduces the tool belt recharge penalty by 10 seconds, changing it from 15 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • This trait will let you benefit from Heat Therapy Heat Therapy even after Overheating.

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives[edit]

Holosmith Holosmith[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • When this trait is equipped, the additional recharge penalty from overheating is reduced from 15 seconds to 5 seconds.
November 07, 2017
  • Increased damage by 25%.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Photonic Blasting Module has been added to the game.