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Disambig icon.png This article is about the mount. For other uses, see Skimmer (disambiguation).

The graceful movements of the skimmer allow it to float above land and water, which is especially useful on the Elon River and other hazardous parts of the desert.

— In-game description

Skimmer (overhead icon).png

The Skimmer is one of the mounts found in the Crystal Desert in Path of Fire. It is a manta-like creature with undulating wings which hovers over ground, allowing it and its rider to safely traverse otherwise hazardous areas, or to swiftly skim over water. Its movement ability lifts it significantly higher, so it can cross dangerous areas, reach ledges, and avoid attacks. You can hold down the hotkey to remain in the lifted state as long as you have sufficient endurance.

Upgrades to the skimmer mount increases the height of the hover movement ability, add additional effects to its engage skill Barrel Roll, such as granting boons and healing downed allies when used, as well as the ability to dive underwater.


Skimmer unlock banner.

The Skimmer is unlocked at the Skimmer Ranch in the center-west area of Elon Riverlands. The ranch is surrounded by quicksand from the north and east, and a Raptor with Canyon Jumping is required to jump through this hazard.

It is possible to reach this area through many other means, nevertheless, the required heart Use a skimmer to help with training around the ranch will not show up until you have trained the Canyon Jumping mastery.

Completing the Renown Heart allows you to unlock the mount by purchasing the Skimmer from Skimmer Trainer Ardra for Gold coin and 50 Trade Contract.pngTrade Contracts.


  • A skimmer has 8892 base health.
  • It is the only mount that can be mounted while surfaced in water.
  • Does not take any fall damage, as it gently floats down to the ground rather than falling.
  • If the float ability is used while jumping off a high outcropping, it will act as a glider until running out of endurance. This does not consume more endurance.
  • The Skimmer regenerates its entire endurance bar in 5 seconds.
  • Moves significantly faster while traveling over water or certain hazards: quicksand, sulfurous haze.
  • Many ledges that are too tall to climb without Ride the Wind can still be climbed by using the regular hover, then dismounting in the air while rubbing up against the ledge. The jump that comes with dismounting gives the player an additional boost in height.

Related masteries[edit]

Skimmer Mount[edit]

Mastery XP required Points Description
Nimble Recovery Nimble Recovery 381,000 Path of Fire mastery point Learn to nimbly recover after being knocked off the skimmer and after engaging foes by using Barrel Roll. The skimmer will now grant you protection and swiftness when you're recovering.
Rejuvenating Revival Rejuvenating Revival 457,200 Path of Fire mastery point Learn to enhance the rejuvenating properties of Barrel Roll to also heal downed allies.
Ride the Wind Ride the Wind 558,800 Path of Fire mastery point Learn to ride the wind and increase the height of the hover movement ability to conquer new challenges.
Nimble Benevolence Nimble Benevolence 1,222,375 Path of Fire mastery point Master the skimmer and learn to share the bonus from Nimble Recovery with all mounts.
Skimming the Depths Skimming the Depths 2,000,000 Path of Fire mastery point Use all you've learned to teach your skimmer to dive underwater.
Total 4,619,375 22 Path of Fire mastery point

Other masteries[edit]


# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Skimmer (skill).png Skimmer Summon and mount your skimmer.
1 Mount skillBarrel Roll.png Barrel Roll 2 Engage. Barrel roll forward, damaging foes and healing allies that you pass though [sic].
4 Mount skillDive (Skimmer).png Dive Press when over deep water to dive under the surface. Hold while in water to descend.
5 Mount skillHover High.png Hover High Hold to increase hover height.
Mount skillDismount.png Dismount Dismount your mount


Skimmers are graceful creatures native to the Elon River. They live above water, breathing through large air sacs as they float above the surface. While they cannot truly fly, they can hover for short distances at a height of several norn, making them indispensable for crossing large areas of treacherous quicksand or sulfur.

The Skimmer

List of Skimmer skins[edit]

See also: Gallery of Skimmer skins

(*) The mounts in the marked rows either don't appear in API:2/account/mounts/skins and API:2/mounts/skins and/or don't have an ID set. Therefore it cannot be checked if they have been unlocked.



  • On August 10th, 2020, a new ability for the Skimmer was announced, the ability to travel underwater, and then released on August 25th, 2020 update.


  • While idle, the Skimmer will perform several animations:
    • The Skimmer will poke your character on their back with its tail; your character will confusedly look around.
    • The Skimmer will spin around in a full circle.
    • The Skimmer will do a little waggle in air.
  • When dyed, the whiskers and edges of the fins and tail get colored, as well as parts of the head and the underside of the fins.
  • During the race in Amnoon, the children will comment on the skimmer mount:
    • I love the skimmer. They're so floaty.
    • I don't understand the skimmer. They don't even have legs!
  • The Skimmer's theme is known as "Desert Skimming" in the Path of Fire soundtrack.

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