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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. Its user leaps into the air and soon descends 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.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy III
- 1.2 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.3 Final Fantasy V
- 1.4 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.5 Final Fantasy VII Remake
- 1.6 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.7 Final Fantasy X
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.10 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.11 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.12 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Tactics S
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.19 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.20 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 1.23 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.24 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.25 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.26 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.27 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.28 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
- 1.29 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy appearances
- 3 Behind the scenes
- 4 Gallery
- 5 References
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Dragoons use Jump as their main command ability.
In the 3D version, the damage formula is:
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.
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 freezing (Deathmask's Haste spell). The bug does not affect the Advance or later releases.
Jumps into the sky and attack for massive damage.
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 to learn. 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.
It can also be used by Gilgamesh against the party.
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. They are thus immune to enemy attacks for the duration and thus the only way to avoid Setzer's Joker's Death outcome from his Slot is to be off the screen when the effect takes place via the Jump ability.
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 is:
- 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.
Jump is an auto-ability that appears on all purchasable lances, along with the unique weapons Shadow Hunter, Endless Paradox, and the Bladed Lance. It transforms the finishing move for the Beat Down ability into the Jump ability.
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 Jump and the Dragoon Soul Crystals. 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. At level 74 Jump upgrades into High Jump becoming faster and more powerful. Spineshatter Dive is a slightly weaker Jump that does not return the Dragoon to their original position making it useful for rapidly advancing on a target, and Dragonfire Dive inflicts higher damage than Jump in a fairly large area to the targeted enemy and any adjacent to it. The skill Blood of the Dragon increases the overall potency of both Jump/High Jump and Spineshatter Dive by 30%.
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. When playing as Noctis with a spear, he can descend on enemies as an allusion to dragoons and their jump abilities from previous games.
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 unaffected by 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.
Leap towards enemies and strike
Jump is an ability known initially by Nine. He 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.
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.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
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Jump is a story mode skill that 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 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 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.
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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.
Jump is used by the Dragoon during battle.
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.
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 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★).
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.
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 | edit source]
Jump can be used in Kingdom Hearts 2 via reaction command, by blocking Xaldin or a Dragoon Nobody and using the "Learn" reaction command, will overwrite the attack command with a jump attack similar to that of a Dragoon, the ability can be stacked up to 9 times. Sora won't be able to attack normally until all the jump commands are used, but he can still use magic freely.
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.
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.
Monster Hunter: World[edit | edit source]
As part of a collaboration between Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter: World, players who complete the latter game's Special Assignment quest, The Legendary Beast, are granted access to Jump as an in-game "gesture" akin to an emote. Jump is largely stationary and does very little damage like most attacking gestures, but has a hidden property that allows it to be used to dodge Behemoth's Ecliptic Meteor if timed properly, and will subsequently land on Behemoth's head for significant damage.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
In Final Fantasy XIII Fang is a lance-wielder whose special attack is a jump attack named after Kain Highwind. In the sequel, Noel is the lance-wielder whose special attack is also a jump attack: Meteor Javelin.