Static Discharge

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Static Discharge

Specialization
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Tools
Tier
Adept
Type
Major
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Discharge a bolt of lightning whenever you use a tool belt skill.

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The triggered skill is Static Discharge.
  • The bolt of lightning will not trigger until the animations, activation time, and aftercast delay of the toolbelt skill triggering it have been completed, so it will trigger instantly with toolbelt skills with no activation time.
  • A bolt of lightning is released directly to the selected target, when using skills with a targeting system such as Surprise Shot or Throw Wrench.
  • A bolt of lightning is released to the direction the character is currently looking at, when using skills without a targeting system such as Reconstruction Field or Detection Pulse. To prevent shooting your bolt into the ground, stand still and start using an auto attack before using such a tool belt skill. This causes the engineer to face the target directly.
  • A bolt of lightning is released to the targeted location, when using skills with a groundtargeting system such as Grenade Barrage or Med Pack Drop.
  • Works as expected with sequence skills such as Mine Field; each activation of a tool belt skill will trigger the trait.
  • Since the Heart of Thorns expansion, this trait no longer causes queue interrupts after using a tool belt skill.
  • Since the Heart of Thorns expansion, this trait no longer has two different Static Discharges, one stronger than the other, for different tool belt skill under special circumstances.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 11, 2018
  • The critical damage of this trait has been increased by 100%. Its base damage has been reduced by 50%.
February 22, 2017
  • The damage dealt by this trait has been increased by 20%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
May 20, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused the damage skill fact for this trait to be inaccurate.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Static Discharge has been added to the game.