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EQUIP a tactical map. FIRE to set locations where Brimstone's smoke clouds will land. ALT FIRE to confirm, launching long-lasting smoke clouds that block vision in the selected area.
— In-game description

Sky Smoke is a signature ability for Brimstone.


Sky Smoke is a Vision Blocker ability that Brimstone has to equip before casting. Upon doing so, a tactical display of the map he is on will appear. This display is centered on Brimstone's location and will adjust as he moves but it has a maximum radius and will not display the entire map. Once the display is set up, Brimstone can select a location to place a circular marker, showing where a smoke will land and how much of an area it will cover at most.

Once Brimstone confirms the locations of his smokes, they will begin to deploy from the sky for a short amount of time. During this time, all players will see a visual indicator of the position the smoke will land in and hear an audio cue. Upon landing, a smoke will rapidly expand. Vision within the smoke is obscured. The smoke will play audio and visual cues shortly before it is about to expire. Once it expires, the smoke will instantly dissipate.


Stat Value Confirmed
CustomReload Equip time 0.8 seconds Check MarkGame files
Orbital Strike Max cast range 55 meters Check Markv4.04
CustomReload Unequip time 0.7 seconds Check MarkGame files
Windup Deploy time 1 seconds Check Markv4.04
Orbital Strike Radius 4.15 meters Check Markv8.09
Duration Duration 19.25 seconds Check Markv2.0
Expiration warning at 17.75 seconds Check Markv7.08

Update History[]

  • Buff Radius increased 410 >>> 415
  • Adjustment UI targeting size updated so that outer edge properly reflects the size of the smoke


  • Added Smokes play an audio and visual cue 1.5 seconds before they are about to fade.


  • Adjustment Updated the size of targeting reticles so that they match their size before the update that shipped in patch 6.08.
  • Removed Removed the mouse cursor that was displayed


  • Adjustment Updated targeting visuals to help players with precision placement on the map.



  • Buff Deploy time decreased 2 >>> 1 second
  • Buff Deploy radius increased 5000 >>> 5500
  • Buff Smoke height increased to match other Controllers
  • Bugfix Buff Fixed Yoru's Gatecrash icon showing up as a big white circle on Brimstone's targeting map


  • Bugfix Nerf Fixed smokes from blocking flashes even when you are not fully inside them


  • Bugfix Buff Fixed an issue where casting Sky Smoke right after picking up an Ultimate orb would result in ability charges lost, and smokes not deployed


  • Buff Cast range increased 4200 >>> 5000
  • Buff Duration increased 14.25s >>> 19.25s
  • Buff No longer makes a sound that enemies can hear when confirming the location of his smokes


  • Bugfix Nerf Fixed one-way smokes when the player’s camera was around the top of the smoke
  • Bugfix Buff Fixed smokes on Haven spawning offset of where intended