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Bounding Dodger

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Bounding Dodger

Daredevil icon small.png Daredevil (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link
Bounding Dodger

Your dodge ability is replaced by Bound, dealing damage to the area after you evade. Gain increased strike damage for a period of time after you dodge.

Bounding Dodger.png Bounding Dodger (4s): +15% Damage

— In-game description

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Bounding Dodger.png Bound (PvE) 0.75¾ Leap into an area, and deliver a massive blow to enemies.
Bounding Dodger.png Bound (WvW, PvP) 0.75¾ Leap into an area, and deliver a massive blow to enemies.


  • Fully functional underwater.
  • Will not cause you to enter combat if it kills the target in a single blow.
  • The damage modifier stacks additively with other additive damage modifiers.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage bonus increased from 10% to 15% in PvE, matching PvP and WvW.
October 26, 2021
  • Positive percentage-based enhancements now display with a "+." For example, swiftness now displays "+33% Movement Speed" instead of "33% Movement Speed."
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.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.33 to 0.5. Increased bonus damage from 10% to 15%.
May 16, 2017
  • Bound: The damage of this ability has been reduced by 24% in PvP only.
February 22, 2017
  • This trait will no longer trigger the damage and bonus portion if the dodge is canceled or interrupted.
October 18, 2016
  • The damage of this ability can now be triggered in midair or underwater.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Bounding Dodger has been added to the game.