Slick Shoes

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Slick Shoes

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

5825, 30828
Not available underwater This skill has an underwater replacement: Slick Shoes (underwater)
30 Recharge time
40 Recharge time
Slick Shoes

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
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 30 seconds in PvE only.
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.