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Your personal skiff is your home away from home on the waves. Explore, relax, and ferry your whole party! Drop anchor to fish, walk around, and more.

— Official site

Skiff is a unique type of movement that allows characters to skiff from one point to another, to fish from it and to carry the owner and up to 4 passengers. It is available exclusively through the End of Dragons expansion.

Acquisition[edit]

Skiff unlock banner.

After completion of Assist the temple in its defense, a skiff can be bought from Complete heart (map icon).png Hall Director Soohee (north west) in Seitung Province for 700 Karma.png and 2  Writ of Seitung Province.png Writ of Seitung Province or 700 Karma.png and 20  Imperial Favor.png Imperial Favor.

Mechanics[edit]

  • While the default keybind in the Options for the Activate Mastery Skill action is J, a unique keybind can be set for Summon Skiff.
  • A skiff can only be placed while the character is standing on solid ground, or swimming at the water's surface, or while mounted on a skimmer while in deep enough water; not while the character is underwater.
  • To place a skiff, use the mastery skills button below the weapon swap button, to the left of the skill bar. Select the Skiff icon in the popup, then use the mouse to position the skiff and click to place. You may also hold the mouse button down and move it around in order to change the skiff's orientation.

If you find a spot you'd like to stay in, you can drop your anchor and walk around your skiff!

— Anchor, in-game hint

A skiff can be summoned either from shore or while in the water (at the surface). A skiff only has collision with people of the same party, either them standing on the skiff or running their skiff into another. Players can only stand on a skiff when it is anchored; while in motion, everyone on a skiff is forced to sit. Up to five people can fit on a skiff, with one steering and the other four offering various emotes that can help recharge the endurance bar, which is used to give the skiff a short speed boost.

A skiff has a leash limit of approximately 3,400 units. If the player moves beyond this limit, the skiff will despawn, and all stacks of Fishing Party Catches will be lost.

Skiff turning speed is affected by selected speed, Slow Cruise has fast turning speed while Full Throttle is much slower and Moderate Clip is in the middle between them.

Related masteries[edit]

Mastery XP required Points Description
Full Throttle Full Throttle 381,000 End of Dragons mastery point Learn how to push your skiff to a new top speed.
Increases your skiff's hit points by 2,500.
Depth Charges Depth Charges 635,000 End of Dragons mastery point Learn a new skill that sinks swimming enemies close to your skiff.
Increases your skiff's hit points by 2,500.
Speed Boost Speed Boost 1,016,000 End of Dragons mastery point Learn how to give your skiff a short burst of speed.
Increases your skiff's hit points by 2,500.
Fishing Party Fishing Party 1,524,000 End of Dragons mastery point While on your skiff, you and your party or squad members receive an amount of fishing power based on your total number of catches from fishing nodes.
Increases your skiff's hit points by 2,500.
Total 3,556,000 14 End of Dragons mastery point

List of skiff skills[edit]

Skiff Owner[edit]

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Slow Cruise.png Slow Cruise Set the speed of your skiff to a slow cruise.
2 Moderate Clip.png Moderate Clip Set the speed of your skiff to a moderate clip.
3 Full Throttle (Skiff skill).png Full Throttle Set the speed of your skiff to full throttle.
4 Depth Charges (Skiff skill).png Depth Charges 12 Sink underwater enemies within range.
5 Turbo Boost.png Turbo Boost 25 Give your skiff a short burst of speed.
6 Angler Sense (fishing skill).png Angler Sense 15 Detects fishing nodes and temporarily marks their location on the compass.
10 Toggle Anchor.png Toggle Anchor Once your skiff has come to a complete stop, drop your anchor to keep it in place.

Passenger[edit]

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Cheer.png Cheer Perform a Cheer emote.
Grants 10 endurance to the skiff.
2 Beckon.png Beckon Perform a Beckon emote.
Grants 10 endurance to the skiff.
3 Wave.png Wave Perform a Wave emote.
Grants 10 endurance to the skiff.
4 Laugh.png Laugh Perform a Laugh emote.
Grants 10 endurance to the skiff.
5 Thanks.png Thanks Perform a Thanks emote.
Grants 10 endurance to the skiff.
6 Switch Seats.png Switch Seats 10.5½ Switch to another passenger seat on the skiff.
Dismount.png Disembark Leave your seat. If the skiff is not anchored, you will be placed in the water. If it is anchored, you will be able to walk around the skiff.

Related equipment[edit]

Jade Bot equipment that improve this mechanic[edit]

Skiff skins[edit]

Skiff skins can be unlocked account-wide by purchasing them in the Gem Store. The skins have only cosmetic effects; there are no gameplay advantages associated with them.

List of Skiff skins[edit]

See also: Gallery of Skiff skins

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]