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Photonic Blasting Module

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Photonic Blasting Module

Holosmith icon small.png Holosmith (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link
Photonic Blasting Module

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)?
Damage.png Damage: 665 (2.5)?
Burning.png7 Burning (6s): 5,502 Damage
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

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Explosives Explosives

Firearms Firearms

Holosmith Holosmith


  • 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.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 16, 2024
  • Reduced the damage coefficient from 3.5 to 2.5 in WvW only.
May 02, 2023
  • Increased burning from 5 stacks for 4 seconds to 7 stacks for 6 seconds in PvE only. Reduced power coefficient from 5.0 to 3.5 in WvW only.
November 29, 2022
  • Increased burning from 2 stacks for 2 seconds to 5 stacks for 4 seconds in PvE only.
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.