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Disambig icon.png This article is about the mount. For other uses, see Jackal (disambiguation).
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A magical construct formed by fusing the unbound energy of the Forgotten with the very stones and sand of the Crystal Desert.

— In-game description

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The Jackal is one of the mounts found in the Crystal Desert in Path of Fire. It is a magical wolf-like creature capable of teleporting and making precision jumps. The jackal is made of sand and can store up to three charges of a quick movement-speed blink, which dissipates its body and allows it to reappear a short distance ahead. It can also use special Sand Portals throughout the desert. You'll maintain your momentum as you blink through the portals, creating interesting combinations for puzzles in the Crystal Desert.

Upgrades to the jackal mount improve its movement ability, evading all incoming attacks, as well as add additional effects to its engage skill Pounce, such as granting a strong barrier to allies when used.

Unlocking[edit]

Jackal unlock banner.

The Jackal is unlocked at the Djinn Enclave in Sand Jackal Run, southwestern part of the Desolation. The surroundings are covered in deadly sulfurous haze, so a skimmer might be required to reach the area. The Djinn Enclave is located atop the spiral stairs. You can use the Skimmer with Ride the Wind to get to the staircase, or the Springer with High Vault to jump up to one of the lower platforms.

It is possible to reach this area through many other means, nevertheless, the required heart Help Drojkor, Spirit Squall, control jackals will not show up until you have trained either the Springer or the Skimmer to level 3.

Completing the renown heart allows you to buy the Jackal for 20 Gold coin and 200  Trade Contract.png Trade Contracts. The Jackal will cost 30 Gold coin 40 Silver coin and 200  Trade Contract.png Trade Contracts if you have not completed the heart event on the day of purchase.

Lore[edit]

Jackals are mystical constructs of wind and sand created and tamed by the djinn of the Desolation. In the wake of Nightfall, remnants of Abaddon's tormented magic left by the Margonites' presence seeped into the Crystal Desert. Left alone, this magic would coalesce into tormented remnants over time. To cleanse the Desolation of this magic, the djinn have gathered at Sand Jackal Run and taken to reshaping this tainted sand into jackal-shaped constructs. The djinn imbue their magic into runes taken from the bodies of tormented remnants to tame the tormented energies, and in turn the jackals. These jackals are feral and hostile initially, and still seek to bring about Nightfall. Once tamed, it is said that the eyes of the jackal are all that remains of their Margonite forebears.

Jackals remain attuned to the Realm of Torment and are capable of utilizing Sand Portals as entryways into the Mists to travel distances instantly.

Related masteries[edit]

Mastery XP required Points Description
Enhanced Evasion Enhanced Evasion 381,000 Path of Fire mastery point Learn to evade attacks while using the jackal's movement ability, and use it at opportune times to avoid large attacks.
Bolster Allies Bolster Allies 457,200 Path of Fire mastery point Learn to use the jackal's sand to bolster allies when using Pounce, granting nearby allies a strong barrier.
Shifting Sands Shifting Sands 558,800 Path of Fire mastery point Learn to shift through the sand portals found throughout the desert to reach new and hidden locations.
Adroit Evasion Adroit Evasion 1,222,375 Path of Fire mastery point Master the jackal and learn to share the bonus from Enhanced Evasion with all the mounts through their movement abilities.
Total 2,619,375 14 Mastery point

Skills[edit]

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Jackal (skill).png
 Jackal
Summon and mount your jackal.
1 Mount skill
Pounce (Jackal).png
 Pounce
Engage. Pounce at your foe, damaging them and any nearby foes.
Mount skill
Dismount.png
 Dismount
Dismount your mount

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Notes[edit]

  • In getting to the heart quest, the jackal can be used to run along sand bridges. This ability is also used to reach certain mastery points on the other maps.
  • The Jackal regenerates its entire endurance bar in 10 seconds.
  • The jackal blinks 744 units on flat ground with each blink.[1]

Trivia[edit]

  • It is the only mount that can have its eye color changed: when dyed, the glowing part of the runes and its eyes are colored.
  • When mounted at the race in Amnoon the children present have different dialogue:
    • That sandy mount makes my nose itch.
    • Whoa! I've never seen one of those before! Is it made of sand?
  • While idle, the Jackal has the following animations:
    • The player will scratch the Jackal while it sits down, similar to the Raptor.
    • The Jackal howls like a wolf.
    • The Jackal and the player look down at the ground.
  • In the real world, Jackals are an omnivorous species of canines that are native to sub-Saharan Africa and south-central Eurasia.
  • The Jackal's theme is known as "Sands of the Djinn" in the Path of Fire soundtrack.
  • A life-sized jackal statue was made to tour the EU gaming conventions in 2018, shown above in the gallery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Reddit thread, Reddit.com