Rocket Boots

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Rocket Boots

Not available underwater  
Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Tool belt
Rocket Kick.png Rocket Kick
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link

5910, 29522
Not available underwater This skill has an underwater replacement: Rocket Boots (underwater)
0.75¾ Activation time  2 Recharge time  2 Ammunition  
Rocket Boots

Gadget. Fly forward, removing movement-impairing conditions and damaging foes with your rocket exhaust.
Movement-impairing conditions include cripple, chill, and immobilize.

Damage.png Damage: 332 (1.25)?
Damage.png Damage: 133 (0.5)?
Crippled.png Condition Removed
Chilled.png Condition Removed
Immobile.png Condition Removed
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Maximum Count.png Maximum Count: 2
Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 16 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 120
Miscellaneous effect.png Rocket Distance: 900
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]


  • The blast finisher will interact with combo fields the player is standing in or rocketing through when this skill is activated, but the effects of the combo happen after landing, in the landing area. Only one field can be trigged per cast.
  • This skill's blast finisher makes a notably effective escape with Smoke Bomb and Smoke Screen to grant area stealth.
  • Conditions are removed at the start of the jump.
  • The start of the skill triggers a jump that allows the player to leap over terrain and objects. This also activates certain on-jump items and effects.
  • This skill has a separate recharge from Rocket Boots (underwater).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced ammunition recharge from 20 seconds to 16 seconds.
March 09, 2021
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the underwater version of this skill from granting Superspeed when traited with Gadgeteer.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.25 to 0.5.
May 08, 2018
  • This skill can now be used underwater.
  • Its tooltips and description have been updated to reflect this change.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill now uses the ammo system.
  • Ammo count has been set to 2, with a 20-second count recharge.
  • There is a 2-second recharge between each use.
October 18, 2016
  • The initial damage of this ability has been increased by 25%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Movement-speed adjustments no longer affect the intended travel distance.
June 25, 2013
  • This trait now shoots the player forward and doesn't inhibit the player.
  • Reduced the cooldown to 20 seconds.
  • This trait is no longer a stun breaker.
September 17, 2012
  • This skill is no longer usable underwater. This is a temporary change until we can figure out why players can launch themselves into the sky using this skill.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Rocket Boots has been added to the game.


  • Rocket Boots was disabled for underwater use on the September 17, 2012 game update because it could launch players into the sky. An underwater version of Rocket Boots that fixed this behavior was added on May 8, 2018.