Slick Shoes

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Slick Shoes

Not available underwater  40 Recharge time  
Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Tool belt
Superspeed.png Superspeed
Training cost
5 Hero points
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Not available underwater.png This skill has an underwater replacement: Slick Shoes (underwater)

Gadget. Spray oil behind you, knocking down foes. If underwater, foes entering the field are blinded and slowed.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Hits per Target: 1
 Knockdown.png Knockdown: 2 seconds
 Duration.png Oil Slick Duration: 3 seconds
 Duration.png Duration: 3 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 60
 Unblockable.png Unblockable
 Evade.png Defiance Break: 200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Tools Tools

Scrapper Scrapper


NPCs in cities can be knocked down from the oil slick, causing them to walk the opposite direction. Miniatures will be knocked down too.
  • Blindness duration is 5 seconds.
  • Gadgeteer increases the radius to 90 and reduces the cooldown to 32 seconds.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
May 08, 2018
  • This skill now inflicts slow in addition to its other effects when used underwater.
July 26, 2016
  • This skill now applies 1 instance of knockdown, even when overcharged.
April 19, 2016
  • This skill is now limited to knocking each enemy down once.
  • The number of enemies that it can affect remains unchanged.
  • The recharge time of this skill has been reduced from 45 seconds to 40 seconds.
November 04, 2014
  • Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 60 seconds to 45 seconds.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to have a 30% reduced recharge when traited with Speedy Gadgets.
  • Added an unblockable skill fact.
  • Updated the oil slick skill fact to display the correct duration.
December 10, 2013
  • Added a duration fact.
June 25, 2013
  • The effect for this skill now actually displays.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Slick Shoes has been added to the game.


  • Likely a reference to the character Data from the movie Goonies.
  • Male asura engineers occasionally quip the line "Slick shoes, like greased lightning!" when using this skill.