Ultimate Ability: Molten Core
Transformation ultimate type
Self-buff ability type
Supercharges turret
+50% attack speed
+300 armor
Lasts 12 seconds

After overheating his personal forge, Torbjörn gains a significant amount of armor. He also attacks (and builds and repairs turrets) far faster than normal.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Molten Core!"

Details Edit

After activating Molten Core, Torbjörn gains 300 Armor (but does not refill any lost health). His Rivet Gun's attack speed is increased 50%. His Forge Hammer's attack speed is also increased 50%; it means that his turret upgrade's speed is increased the same amount.

Any level 2 turret Torbjörn has when he activates the ability, as well as any he creates while this ability is active, is upgraded to Level 3. A newly Level 3 Turret's health will be refilled and increased up to 800 Health, and it also will have an attack boost, increased fire rate, range, and gains missiles. A Level 1 turret will not gain any buff, but if it is upgraded during Molten Core, it will go directly to Level 3.

When the ultimate is over, all buffs are reverted; Torbjörn will lose all gained Armor and buffs, and his turret will turn back to level 2 if it was Level 3. If the turret had more than 300 HP, it will decrease to 300 HP, otherwise, it will keep the same HP.

Torbjörn, when using Molten Core, can be identified by his fiery, almost magma-like color palette.

A Torbjörn on the enemy team or a player-controlled Torbjörn will shout "Molten Core!", but an allied Torbjörn will grunt and say nothing.

Trivia Edit

  • If Torbjörn got 75 Armor from his Armor Pack, and he gets damaged in the time of Molten Core, his Armor from Armor Pack will be lost first before the temporary Molten Core Armor.
  • When equipped with the Santaclad skin, he will announce "Merry molten core!"
  • Although it's impossible to see while playing due to the game being in first person, Torbjörn will don his welders mask upon activating the Molten Core. It is only possible to see the welder mask on if an enemy Torbjörn (while in Molten Core) is spotted or in the kill cam if the player (playing as Torbjörn) is killed by an enemy during the Molten Core.

Patch changes Edit

  • Overwatchemblem black December 13, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug preventing the sound effects from Torbjörn’s hammer from being played when his Ultimate ability was activated.
  • Overwatchemblem black February 9, 2016 (beta) Patch: No longer fills Scrap meter; No longer makes abilities cost 0 Scrap; Can now be activated while moving; Now automatically upgrades level 2 turrets to level 3 turrets while Molten Core is running (turrets will revert back to level 2 once Molten Core ends)
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