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Engineer tango icon 20px.png Explosives (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Explosions have a chance to cripple and cause bleeding on hit.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Chance on Hit: 33%
 Bleeding.png Bleeding (6s): 132 Damage
 Crippled.png Cripple (1s): -50% Movement Speed

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives[edit]

Inventions Inventions[edit]

Related skills[edit]


Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 22, 2017
  • The chance for this trait to activate has been increased from 15% to 33%.
  • Reduced cripple duration from 2 seconds to 1 second.
  • Reduced bleed duration from 12 seconds to 6 seconds.
  • Fixed issues with this trait that caused it to activate at lower-than-expected rates for some skills.
  • Updated the description to specify that this trait only activates on hit.
June 24, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from functioning properly with all of the Elite Mortar Kit skills.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Cripple effect added.
  • This trait has been moved to the Grandmaster tier.
April 30, 2013
  • Picking up a turret no longer triggers effects from the Accelerant-Packed Turrets and Shrapnel traits.
December 14, 2012
  • Increased bleed chance from 6% to 15%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Shrapnel has been added to the game.