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Disambig icon.png This article is about the skill mechanic. For other uses, see Leap (disambiguation).

A leap is a skill mechanic that causes the user to rapidly move forward a certain distance. This may be to attack an enemy target, move to a targeted area, or move to an ally. Leap skills are used for positioning and thus control in battle. Movement-speed adjustments do not affect the intended travel distance. Due to the rapid movement, leap skills can move the player out of the range of an attack similar to dodging.

Leaps come in two similar kinds, jumping and dashing, which have some key differences. Jumping leaps actually allow characters to jump over gaps or obstacles of terrain, and usually have greater reach (like Jump Shot). Dashing leaps are medium distance attacks which often only increase chances of hitting the target with a leap attack (such as Shield Bash).

Most leap skills are leap finishers, but not all leap finisher skills are physical leaps. For example, Jaunt is a teleport. Any skill that provides physical movement over a distance can be considered a leap skill. This is closely related to other positioning mechanics like dodging, evading, and retreating.

NPCs cannot take into account their modified movement speed when using their leap attacks; when slowed by condition such as crippled or chilled, their leaps will repeatedly fall short of their intended target.

Related skills[edit]

All following skills target a foe unless otherwise noted.

Weapon skills that cause leap[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian
Leap of Faith.png Leap of Faith
Mighty Blow.png Mighty Blow (over a short distance)
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior
Bull's Charge.png Bull's Charge
Dash (Rampage).png Dash
Savage Leap.png Savage Leap
Shield Bash.png Shield Bash
Whirlwind Attack.png Whirlwind Attack (toward targeted area)
Rush.png Rush
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer
Jump Shot.png Jump Shot (toward targeted area)
Rocket Boots.png Rocket Boots
Rocket Charge.png Rocket Charge (2 consecutive leaps)
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger
Monarch's Leap.png Monarch's Leap (with Hornet Sting)
Serpent's Strike.png Serpent's Strike (over a short distance)
Swoop.png Swoop
Hilt Bash.png Hilt Bash (over a short distance)
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief
Death Blossom.png Death Blossom (leaps towards and/or over target)
Heartseeker.png Heartseeker
Daredevil tango icon 20px.png Daredevil
Vault.png Vault (toward targeted area)
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist
Flame Leap.png Flame Leap (with Conjure Flame Axe)
Lightning Leap.png Lightning Leap (with Conjure Lightning Hammer)
Earthen Rush.png Earthen Rush (with Magnetic Grasp)
Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage
Mirage Thrust.png Mirage Thrust (with Mirage Cloak)
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr
Rocket Jump.png Rocket Jump (with Charrzooka)

Underwater weapon skills that cause leap[edit]

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior
Tsunami Slash.png Tsunami Slash
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger
Surging Maw.png Surging Maw
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist
Tidal Wave.png Tidal Wave
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer
Feigned Surge.png Feigned Surge
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer
Foul Current.png Foul Current

Profession mechanics that cause leap[edit]

Dragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter
Wings of Resolve.png Wings of Resolve (toward targeted area)
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior
Earthshaker.png Earthshaker (toward targeted area)
Eviscerate.png Eviscerate
Daredevil tango icon 20px.png Daredevil (traits which replace dodge)
Lotus Training Lotus Training
Unhindered Combatant Unhindered Combatant
Bounding Dodger Bounding Dodger
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer
Rocket Kick.png Rocket Kick (over a short distance)

Skills with special conditions that cause leap[edit]

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant
Call to Anguish.png Call to Anguish (Legendary Demon Stance skill)
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian
Command (hammer).png Command (Hammer of Wisdom sequence skill)
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger
Icy Pounce.png Icy Pounce (Snow Leopard pet skill)
Icy Pounce.png Rending Pounce (Lynx pet skill)
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer
Charge (necromancer skill).png Charge (Summon Flesh Golem sequence skill)

Bundle skills that cause leap[edit]

Activity skills that cause leap[edit]

Sanctum Sprint
Southsun Survival


  • On June 23, 2015, movement-speed adjustments were made to no longer affect the intended travel distance of leap skills of player characters.

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