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Delivers a jumping attack, returning you to your original position after the attack is made.
Jump (ジャンプ, Janpu?) is a recurring command ability in the Final Fantasy series. It consists of the user leaping into the air and soon descending to attack an enemy. It takes longer to execute than a normal attack, but does greater damage and makes the user immune to attacks while in the middle of the jump. Dragoon is the job class most closely associated with the ability.
Dragoons use Jump as their main command ability.
In the 3D version, the damage Jump inflicts is as follows:
If the user's job level is 99 the damage is multiplied by 2.4. If the enemy is weak to Wind, the damage is further doubled.
Jump is Kain's special ability. It has a Charge Time of 5. When used, a hidden status of the same name is applied, and lasts until Kain has landed. The SNES version includes a bug where a number of spells and scripted events behave oddly when Kain is the only character alive and uses Jump.
Unintended consequences include monsters not changing form (like Leviathan) or monsters hitting themselves (Demon Wall) or even the game to freeze (Deathmask's Haste spell). The bug does not affect the Advance or later releases.
Kain and Dark Kain can both use the Jump command. Kain cannot use the command as the Hooded Man until he fights his dark side. During the fight, Dark Kain can use Jump as an enemy ability. Gilgamesh can also use Jump during his battle.
Jump to deliver a powerful attack from above. Power is doubled when a spear is equipped.
Jump is the Level 1 ability for the Dragoon class, requiring 50 ABP to learn. In the mobile and Steam version, it requires 10 ABP. A character attacking with Jump will do normal unblockable damage to the target unless equipped with either a spear, Twin Lance, Judgment Staff, Staff of Light, or Man-Eater, in which case the character will deal double damage. Weapons that have no attack power will deal no damage with Jump: harps, Healing Staff, and Wonder Wand.
There is a duplicate to the Dragoon's Jump command, labeled "Hishou" (most likely 飛翔, lit. flight; flying; soaring), that is dummied out of the final product.
Jump ignores a weapon's added ability, meaning weapons with commands, such as Thief Knife or Chicken Knife, and weapons that can cast spells, such as Kazekiri and Poison Rod, will never do so. Lilith Rod is an exception, but can still miss with its ability. Rods can still miss the target when using Jump. The enemy ability Interceptor Rocket is designed to stop Jump attacks. Jump also ignores the performer's row.
The boss Gilgamesh can also use this ability.
Equipping the Dragoon Boots changes the wearer's Attack command into Jump, which deals x1.5 damage. Equipping a spear doubles the damage with the exception of the Impartisan. Edgar and Mog can equip spears natively, and the Merit Award allows the wearer to wield spears. In the Advance and mobile/Steam versions, Edgar's Longinus and Mog's Gungnir do not double the damage of Jump. Gau can equip the Dragoon Boots while Umaro cannot. Neither can have the Jump command on their battle menus, so the only way to have them jump is through the summon Quetzalli. The Jump command can also be enhanced with the Dragon Horn.
For spells auto-cast from weapons, the damage multiplier added by Jump affects the spell, so if the character jumps and casts a spell with the equipped weapon, the spell does extra damage.
The character that jumped is temporarily hidden from battle, until they make the attack and reappear. Monsters, such as the Leap Frog and the boss battle involving Umaro, can also jump. The esper Quetzalli allows the party to do a Jump attack.
Jump is not to be confused with Gau's Leap command. Jump is subject to a few jump glitches, as well as the 0 HP character bug if the jumping character is Doomed and the counter runs out while they are mid-air. The Super Nintendo version has a bug in detecting the attacking hand for the Organyx breakage with the Jump command: if a player puts Organyx in a character's right hand, equipping him/her with the Dragoon Boots but no Dragon Horn, the sword will never break because the Organyx was coded wrongly, and checks the left hand.
Attack from above.
Freya uses Jump, and when she Trances, she stays in the air longer and attacks all enemies by throwing spears several times until her Trance bar empties, or until the battle is won. She can equip the High Jump support ability doubling the power of her Jump.
Before Freya returns to the ground, Spear will be the name of the attack in both the Trance and un-Trance version of the Jump attack.
The damage formula for Jump is as follows:
- If High Jump is equipped = Base * (Bonus * 2)
In the International and HD Remaster versions, Kimahri uses Jump during his boss battle in the Youth League Tournament. Once he joins the party through the Creature Creator system, he may use Jump randomly during battle.
Dragoons gain Jump at level 10. It is usable once every one and a half minutes and basically gives the Dragoon one free attack on a creature which does a little more damage than a normal hit. They gain High Jump at level 35, which does less damage but sheds some of their hate. High Jump is usable every three minutes.
Dragoons gain their last Jump ability at level 50 called Super Jump, usable every 3 minutes and allows the Dragoon to be placed on the bottom of the targeted monster's hate list. Jump abilities have a short range so the Dragoon does not necessarily have to be standing adjacent to the creature to do it, but the range is limited.
All purchasable lances, along with the unique weapons Shadow Hunter, Endless Paradox, and the Bladed Lance, have the auto-ability Jump, which transforms the finishing move for the Beat Down ability into the Jump ability.
Jumping skills form the Dragoon job abilities. Jumps have instant cast times and independent recast times. If timed well, jumps can be used to avoid incoming damage. They cannot be executed while bound. The variations of Jump available for Dragoons include Elusive Jump, Spineshatter Dive, and Dragonfire Dive.
Jump is a Level 30 ability. Completing the quest "Eye of the Dragon" rewards the player with Jump and the Dragoon Soul Crystal. It deals damage with a potency of 250, and grants Dive Ready for 15 seconds, allowing the execution of Mirage Dive. Jump can be executed up to 20 yalms away, and has a recast time of 30 seconds.
Noctis had Dragoon Jump as a weapon ability in Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae. It had him leap into the air and a moment later descend on the enemy, dealing damage. In the final game, this is Ignis's ability when character-swapped to, now called High Jump. Aranea uses jump attacks when fought as a boss and when she is a guest.
Dragoon job command. Jumps high into the air, then dives downward into the opponent.
Jump can be used by Dragoon, and by the Nightblade, Isilud Tengille. It is determined by height and panel range. If a creature moves out of the attack range before the attack is completed, the character lands harmlessly.
The in-game help message states that the charging speed of Jump is twice the ability user's Speed stat. This is slightly inaccurate, but close for the sake of simplicity; when the user and the target have the same Speed and the target's current CT is 50% or below, the Jump will land before the target reaches its active turn. Even though Jump's charging speed is relative to user's Speed stat, it is not affected by either Haste or Slow.
During jumping, the user is untargetable, rendering them temporarily invincible. The AI being capable of landing the ability requires charging on the jumper's take-off point, which executes after the jumping is finished. Jump cannot be performed if the user or the target's position is under an obstacle, such as bridge or girder. A few glitches are associated with the command.
Jump high into the sky to deliver a spear attack.
Jump is used by bangaa Dragoons. It requires a spear and has a range of four squares. Unlike the previous game, it deals double damage at half the accuracy, making it riskier to use. It is learned for 150 AP from the Javelin.
Leap towards enemies and strike
Nine uses Jump as his default ability. He leaps into the air and lands onto the enemy, dealing damage to it as well as nearby targets.
Jump is an Acrobatics ability learned by Valkyries at job level 2. The character jumps off the screen at the end of the turn, and descends during the next turn to deal twice the damage of a normal attack. If the character is equipped with a spear, the dealt Jump damage will be triple the damage of a normal attack.
Attacks from above for damage. Not attackable while jumping.
Jump is the level 8 ability of the Dragoon class, requiring 180 AP to learn for use in other classes, though it's inherent on the Dragoon class. It requires 1 slot to equip and use, and when used will make the user temporarily leave the battlefield, and a few turns later return by dealing heavy damage to one target.
Beneath the light... comes judgement!
Jump is a story mode skill. Unlike other installments, it is not an offensive ability, but allows the character to leap over a piece if the destination is empty. This helps to conserve Destiny Points by allowing the player to Chain battle pieces in ways otherwise impossible.
Cecil has the Saint Dive ability from The After Years as an HP attack, now called Saint's Fall. His Bravery attack Nightfall has Cecil flip in the air and quickly descend to the ground to launch opponents backwards, similar to the classic Jump attack.
Jump returns as a story mode skill, allowing the character to leap over a piece if the destination is empty.
- Quote 1: "Here goes!"
- Quote 2: "Flight!"
- —Kain Highwind
Kain has Jump as an HP attack, where he leaps into the air and descends on the opponent. It can be charged for greater range and height and aimed with the analog stick. If Kain hits the opponent while they are airborne, it also deals Bravery damage until they reach the ground. It costs 40 CP to equip and 130 AP to master. Kain also has access to the Spiral Blow and Sky Grinder Band abilities from The After Years, though the latter is renamed Sky Rave. Cecil's Saint's Dive and Nightfall abilities also return.
Fell for it! How was that?
Gilgamesh's Jump acts similar to Kain's version, but cannot be charged and stuns Gilgamesh for a moment if he misses. It costs 30 CP to equip and 130 AP to master.
Jumps are usable by Dragoon characters, including Tyro, Kain, and Gilgamesh. They act similar to the Jumps in IV and VI, but the time spent in the air is only long enough for one other party member or enemy to act. They include some elemental attacks similar to Spellblade abilities. Normal Jump is a Rarity 2 ability. Ice Jump, Wind Jump, and Lightning Jump are Rarity 3 abilities with a higher multiplier than Jump, but with the same delay. Leeching Leap is a Rarity 4 ability that is similar to Lancet, however is not called such because Kain received a Soul Break of the same name before the ability was introduced. Leeching Leap is a powerful non-elemental jump that heals the user for a portion of the damage dealt. It is as powerful as the Drainga spell. Finally, Soaring Jump is a Rarity 4 ability that deals a lot of damage and is Non-elemental, as is a normal Jump.
Not all Dragoon abilities are the same as the classic Jumps.
Record Materia Edit
- Dragoon's Pride (Ricard) - Attack has a chance to become Jump.
- Heart of the Dragoon (Kain) - Deal slightly more damage with Jump. Only applies to the Jump ability.
- Illustrious Dragoon (Kain) - Deal significantly more Jump damage (applies to any ability or Soul Break with "Jump" in the description.)
- Power Pulse (Fang) - Deal significantly more damage with Dragoon abilities.
Leap skyward, out of harms way, then crash down, dealing more damage near the center of impact.
Leap into the air, then attack next turn
Jump is a special ability that allows the user to deal physical damage (1.8x) to a single enemy after a one-turn jump delay. The unit is invulnerable while in the air, but killer abilities have no effect on Jump, but its damage can be increased by the passive ability High Jump. It costs 7 MP and is the initial ability for most Dragoon-type units: Freya and Kain (both at level 1, 3★), Skaha (at level 1, 2★), Fang (at level 3, 4★), as well as Gilgamesh (at level 1, 5★).
Jump is an ability usable by one of Kain's cards, featuring his SD art. Jump requires the discard of a Kain card and three Thunder CP, and gives Kain +5000 power and prevents him from targeted by cards or abilities, until the end of the turn.
Non-Final Fantasy appearances Edit
Jump is Cain and Dragoon Cain's ability. For 2 turns, when attacked, the attacking unit receives x2 of this unit's damage. % chance this unit gains 2 ATK.