Short Fuse

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the engineer trait. For the personal story mission, see Short Fuse (story).

Short Fuse.png

Short Fuse

3 Recharge time
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Explosives (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
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Gain fury when you hit a foe with an Explosion.

 Fury.png Fury (4s): 20% Critical Chance

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Short Fuse: This trait has been reworked, and its cooldown reduction has been added to the following skills.
    • Fire Bomb: Reduced recharge from 10 seconds to 8 seconds.
    • Concussion Bomb: Reduced recharge from 20 seconds to 16 seconds.
    • Smoke Bomb: Reduced recharge from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
    • Glue Bomb: Reduced recharge from 25 seconds to 20 seconds. Fixed an issue that caused the visuals for this skill to appear larger than the effect radius.
    • Big Ol' Bomb: Reduced recharge from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • This trait no longer reduces the fuse time or recharge of bomb skills. Hitting a foe with an explosion skill grants 4 seconds of fury (3 seconds internal cooldown).
October 02, 2018
  • This trait now grants fury when engineers strike a foe with an explosion.
February 22, 2017
  • Updated the Fuse Time to correctly display the fuse time reduction of 0.5 seconds.
  • This trait now affects Big Ol' Bomb.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • No longer reduces cooldown of grenade skills.
  • Added: Your bombs explode faster.
May 28, 2013
  • Now works underwater even when the Grenadier trait is equipped.
September 25, 2012
  • This trait is no longer overwritten by the Grenadier trait. Also, this trait now works with underwater grenades.
September 17, 2012
  • Short fuse is now correctly applied to the grenade kit.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Short Fuse has been added to the game.