Savage Leap

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Savage Leap

0.75¾ Activation time  8 Recharge time  
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior (skill list)
Main hand sword
Weapon slot 2
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Lunge at your foe and strike them with your sword.

 Damage.png Damage: 609 (1.66)?
 Damage.png Damage: 275 (0.75)?
 Crippled.png Cripple (3s): -50% Movement Speed
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Leap
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Arms Arms[edit]

Blademaster Blademaster - Gain expertise. Gain condition damage while wielding a sword. Sword skills gain reduced recharge.

Discipline Discipline[edit]

Warrior's Sprint Warrior's Sprint - Run faster while wielding melee weapons, and deal increased strike damage while you have swiftness. Movement skills break immobilization when used.

Tactics Tactics[edit]

Leg Specialist Leg Specialist - Immobilize a target when you cripple them with a skill. Deal increased strike damage to foes affected with movement-impairing conditions.


  • The leap has a (compared to Leap of Faith) fairly low arc and may achieve a travel distance of between 900 (plain surface or downhill) and about 600 units, but the attack will miss if the target is more than the 600 units away.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.66 to 0.75.
July 10, 2018
  • Damage of this skill has been increased by 66%.
May 08, 2018
  • The damage of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the higher 33% damage increase in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased damage by 33% in PvP and WvW.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Movement skills such as the warrior's Savage Leap will no longer be affected by animation speed changes from quickness or slow.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Movement-speed adjustments no longer affect the intended travel distance.
June 25, 2013
  • This skill now applies 3 seconds of cripple.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Savage Leap has been added to the game.