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Solar Focusing Lens

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Solar Focusing Lens

Holosmith icon small.png Holosmith (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link
Solar Focusing Lens

Your first few attacks after entering or exiting Photon Forge inflict burning and deal increased strike damage. This bonus is also granted if you overheat.

Solar Focusing Lens.png2 Photon Forge Activation (4s): Your next attack sets the target on fire.
Solar Focusing Lens.png2 Photon Forge Deactivation (4s): Your next attack sets the target on fire.
Solar Focusing Lens.png6 Photon Forge Overheated (4s): Your next attack sets the target on fire.
Burning.png Burning (3s): 393 Damage
Burning.png Burning (2s): 262 Damage
Damage.png Damage Increase: 10%

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Firearms Firearms

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 19, 2024
  • This trait now triggers when swapping from Photon Forge to a kit.
November 29, 2022
  • Increased burning duration on enemies from 2 seconds to 3 seconds in PvE only.
May 11, 2021
  • Text on many damage-increasing profession traits, runes, and sigils has been clarified to indicate whether they increase outgoing strike damage, condition damage, or all damage, as appropriate.
November 08, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from properly applying its damage bonus.
November 07, 2017
  • The effect granted by this trait now also increases the outgoing damage of your next few attacks by 10%.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Solar Focusing Lens has been added to the game.