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Leap Slam
Active skill gem
  
Attribute(s)Strength
KeywordsMovement, Attack, AoE, Melee
Required Level10
Radius15
Per 1% Quality+1.5% increased Stun Duration
Jump into the air, damaging enemies (and knocking back some) with your main hand where you land. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sword or Staff.
x% increased Physical Damage
x% Chance to Knock enemies Back on hit
Screenshot of Leap Slam


Long ago, the marauders of Oriath perfected a devastating battle technique - the ferocious Leap Slam. With a guttural cry, the leaper hurtles forward and smashes the ground at the feet of the enemy. The force from this blow deals substantial damage in a circle around the targeted spot, and will even knock back and stun. The Leap Slam is useful not only as an offensive technique, but also because it can serve, in a pinch, to escape from danger. The Marauders of Oriath were famous for attacking their foes from above, leaping down from high ledges to crush their enemies' skulls.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Accuracy: Accuracy is a factor despite the nature of the skill. Leap Slam can miss.

Attack Speed: Leap Slam has its own attack time of 1.40 seconds and modifiers to attack speed will modify the speed at which Leap Slam performs. While its base attack time is not equal to the base attack time of your weapon, it does benefit from local attack speed modifiers on the weapon just like any other skill (multiplicatively). Leap Slam may seem slow when jumping small distances, but in reality, Leap Slam is simply always performed at the same modified speed regardless of the distance jumped.

Dual Wielding: Leap Slam will use only the main hand weapon.

Gem level progression

Level Lvl. Str. Mana
Cost
Physical Damage Knockback
Chance
Exp.
1 10 29 14 N/A 10% 9,569
2 13 35 14 4% 12% 18,908
3 16 41 14 8% 14% 33,871
4 19 48 14 12% 16% 56,446
5 22 54 14 16% 18% 89,302
6 25 60 15 20% 20% 135,415
7 28 67 15 24% 21% 283,759
8 32 75 15 28% 22% 453,996
9 36 83 15 32% 23% 703,128
10 40 92 16 36% 24% 1,061,223
11 44 100 16 40% 24% 1,570,760
12 47 106 16 44% 24% 2,286,879
13 50 113 16 48% 24% 3,289,072
14 53 119 17 52% 24% 3,351,223
15 56 125 17 56% 24% 9,935,033
16 59 132 17 60% 24% 21,343,930
17 62 138 17 64% 24% 50,689,250
18 64 142 18 68% 24% 90,043,412
19 66 146 18 72% 24% 147,026,187
20 68 151 18 76% 24% N/A
21 68 151 18 80% 24% N/A

Quest reward

This skill can be gained as a reward for finishing quests:

Strategy

Movement

Leap Slam is primarily used as a movement skill. It is one of two skills that allow you to cross cliffs, chasms, and obstacles without prior preparation, the other being Lightning Warp. Faster Attacks is a good support for this purpose as it will increase the speed of travel . BrightbeakBrightbeak
War Hammer
One Handed Mace
Physical Damage: (18–42 to 21–49)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.25%
Attacks per Second: 1.95
Requires Level 20, 71 Str20% increased Stun Duration on enemies(50 to 75)% increased Physical Damage
50% increased Attack Speed
25% increased Critical Strike Chance
+(20 to 30)% to Fire Resistance
+(20 to 30)% to Lightning Resistance
"I know how to say 'faster' and 'attack' in Karui, Marak and Ezo."
- Voll of Thebrus
in the alternate weapon set is a popular weapon to use for moving with Leap Slam due to its huge increase in attack speed. A Prismatic EclipsePrismatic Eclipse
Twilight Blade
One Handed Sword
Physical Damage: (43–97 to 53–106)
Critical Strike Chance: 5%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Requires Level 53, 91 Str, 91 Dex18% Increased Accuracy Rating10% additional Chance to Block while Dual Wielding
Adds (20–31 to 30–40) Physical Damage
25% increased Physical Damage with Weapons per Red Socket
12% increased Global Attack Speed per Green Socket
2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana per Blue Socket
+2 to Melee Weapon Range per White Socket
"A raging Solaris seared and contorted the orb's surface.
A despairing Lunaris filled the scars with her tears.
Yet Viridi remained, trapped within, forever more."
- Azmerian Creation Myth
with green sockets can be used in the other hand if even more speed is desired.

Version history

Version Changes
0.10.0
  • Fixed a bug where you could not target chests with the Leap Slam skill.
0.9.12qq
  • Damage modifiers are now factored into Damage Effectiveness rather than being listed as separate stats.
0.9.12f
  • Fixed a newly introduced bug where Leap Slam would always get critical strikes.
0.9.12d
  • Leap Slam has been slowed down a little. It is still a lot faster than it was in 0.9.11.
0.9.12
  • Reduced cast speed from 1.9 seconds to 1.2 seconds.