Surprise Shot (engineer skill)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the engineer skill. For the thief skill, see Surprise Shot.

Fierce Shot.png

Surprise Shot

Not available underwater  8 Recharge time  

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
Parent skill
Rifle Turret.png Rifle Turret
Profession mechanic
Tool belt
Game link
External links
Not available underwater.png This skill has an underwater replacement: Harpoon (engineer skill)

Fire a bullet out of your belt.

 Damage.png Damage: 266 (1.0)?
 Damage.png Damage: 133 (0.5)?
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
 Range.png Range: 1,000

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Tools Tools[edit]


  • This skill has no cast time and thus can be used at any time.
  • Damage value is shown without equipped weapon or kit and should not be used for power coefficient calculations.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.5.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Recharge reduced from 10 seconds to 8 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • Increased the damage by 33%.
March 26, 2013
  • Increased damage by 50%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Surprise Shot has been added to the game.