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Kain JumpDown

Kain using Jump in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

Delivers a jumping attack, returning you to your original position after the attack is made.
Final Fantasy XIV description

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.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy III Edit

FF3-Jump

Dragoons use Jump as their main command ability.

In the 3D version, the damage formula is:

$ Original Damage x (1.5 + JobLv / 110) $

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.

Final Fantasy IV Edit

FF4PSP Kain Jump

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.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

FF4PSP TAY Kain Jump
TAYPSP Dark Kain Jump

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.

Several Band abilities involving Kain appear to be variations of Jump, such as Saint Dive, Mirage Dive, and Sky Grinder.

Final Fantasy V Edit

FFV Jump Icon iOS
Jump to deliver a powerful attack from above. Power is doubled when a spear is equipped.
—Description

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.

Final Fantasy VI Edit

FFVI iOS Jump

Jump (iOS).

Equipping the Dragoon Boots changes the wearer's Attack command into Jump, which deals x1.5 damage. Equipping a spear makes it deal x2 damage 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.

Final Fantasy VII Edit

Cid has access to three Jump attacks as Limit Breaks and equips spears.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Edit

Zack can use two Jump abilities when equipped with the appropriate materia: Jump and High Jump.

Final Fantasy IX Edit

Attack from above.
—Description

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 is:

$ Base = Atk Pwr - Target's Defense $[1]
$ Bonus = 3 ... [(Lv + Str) / 8] + Str - 1 $
$ Damage = Base * [Bonus + 50 percent] $
If High Jump is equipped = Base * (Bonus * 2)


Final Fantasy X Edit

Kimahri uses Jump as his initial Ronso Rage. He also uses Jump in a boss fight against him on Besaid.

Final Fantasy X-2 Edit

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.

Final Fantasy XI Edit

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.

Jump can be augmented when used during the dragoon's two-hour ability, Spirit Surge.

Final Fantasy XII Edit

Jump is an enemy skill used by Imp, Buer, Rinok [a], Bangaa Thief, Bangaa Pirate, and Bangaa Pugilist.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Edit

Llyud and the enemy classes Dragoon and Dragon Knight use the Jump command. It deals damage to the target and nearby enemies within a small area.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Edit

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.

Lancet, an ability locked onto the Dragoon garb, turns into the Jump with Lancet capabilities as its finishing move.

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

The Dragoon's job abilities contain various jumping skills. 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. Spineshatter Dive is a slightly weaker Jump that inflicts Stun (if applicable) and does not return the Dragoon to their original position, and Dragonfire Dive inflicts higher damage than Jump in a fairly large area to the targeted enemy and any adjacent to it.

Final Fantasy XV Edit

Final Fantasy XV Jump

Noctis using Dragoon Jump.

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.

Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

Dragoon job command. Jumps high into the air, then dives downward into the opponent.
—Description

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.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Edit

Jump high into the sky to deliver a spear attack.
—Description

Jump is used by bangaa Dragoons. It requires a spear and has a range of four squares, and is learned for 100 AP from the Javelin. The power and element of Jump is equal to the weapon equipped.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

Jump is used by bangaa Dragoons. It requires a spear and has a range of four squares. It deals double damage at half the accuracy, making it riskier to use. It is learned for 150 AP from the Javelin.

Final Fantasy Tactics S Edit

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Final Fantasy Type-0 Edit

Leap towards enemies and strike
—Description

Jump is an ability known initially by Nine. Nine leaps towards enemies and strikes. Jump: Power ↑ requires 4 AP and is available after learning Jump. It increases the power of Jump.

Jump: Crit ↑ requires 4 AP and is available after learning Jump. It increases the critical hit rate of Jump. Jump: AG ↓ requires 5 AP and is available after learning Jump. It reduces the AG cost of Jump.

Final Fantasy Agito Edit

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Bravely Default Edit

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.

Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

Attacks from above for damage. Not attackable while jumping.
—Description

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.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II Edit

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

Beneath the light... comes judgement!
—Cecil Harvey

Jump is a story mode skill. 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.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Jump is 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

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.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Edit

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Edit

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒ Edit

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

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Final Fantasy Artniks Edit

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

Jump is used by the Dragoon during battle.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

Jumps are usable by Dragoon characters, including Tyro, Kain, and Gilgamesh. The user jumps off-screen, though 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 heals the user for a portion of the damage dealt. It is as powerful as the Drainga spell. Soaring Jump is a Rarity 4 ability that deals a lot of damage and is Non-elemental, as is a normal Jump.

Record Materia
  • 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.

Final Fantasy Explorers Edit

Leap skyward, out of harms way, then crash down, dealing more damage near the center of impact.
—Description
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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

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Leap into the air, then attack next turn
—Description

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 can be learned by Freya (level 1, 3★), Kain (level 1, 3★), Skaha (level 1, 2★), Fang (level 3, 4★), and Gilgamesh (level 1, 5★).

Mobius Final Fantasy Edit

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon Edit

Jump is a skill used by the Dragoon job and does damage 2 grids away from the player. A stronger version, called High Jump, is also usable and does damage 3 grids away from the player.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Edit

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

Heavenstrike Rivals 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.

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