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Refraction Cutter

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Refraction Cutter

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Holosmith icon small.png Holosmith
Main hand sword
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
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0.5½ Activation time  9 Recharge time  
Refraction Cutter

Strike at foes in front of you and launch a blade of light at your target. Launch extra blades based on your heat level. Each blade inflicts conditions.

Damage.png Damage: 513 (1.4)?
Damage.png Damage: 275 (0.75)?
Damage.png Projectile Damage: 147 (0.4)?
Bleeding.png Bleeding (4s): 88 Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Miscellaneous effect.png Additional Blades over 50% heat: 2
Miscellaneous effect.png Projectile Range: 600
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Firearms Firearms

Holosmith Holosmith

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Increased projectile power coefficient from 0.275 to 0.4 in PvE only.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.4.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced strike power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.75.
February 06, 2018
  • Increased bleeding duration from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.
  • Increased damage by 10%.
  • Fixed a tooltip error that reflected the projectile damage incorrectly.
November 07, 2017
  • Increased blade projectile damage by 25%.
  • Projectiles fired by this skill are considered projectile finishers.
  • Increased projectile width and effect size.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Refraction Cutter has been added to the game.