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Obi-Wan Kenobi utilizing a Force jump to quickly exit his starfighter.
"Impressive…most impressive."
Darth Vader regarding Luke Skywalker during the Duel on Cloud City

Force Jump, also known as Force Leap, used the Force to augment the user's natural leaping ability. Force-users adept in this technique could perform awe-inspiring vertical/horizontal leaps with impunity.



Using the Force to enhance ones jumping ability was one of the most commonly used Force powers by Force-users throughout history. The height to which a user could jump varied depending on skill level and physique, however most Jedi Masters were easily to jump several times their own height. Jedi Knight Jaden Korr was known to have been able to jump up to eight times higher than a normal jump. A skilled user could leap tremendous distances when combining this technique with that of the muscle enhancing Force speed.[1]

In combat, a well-timed Force jump enabled the user to quickly cross the distance to engage an enemy;[2][3] this was most widely employed during lightsaber battles. It was also common for Jedi to use this technique to evade attacks in lightsaber combat, many would use and practice sai acrobatics which relied on the Force for the jumps strength, height, and speed.[4] This ability was essential for practitioners of the acrobatic fourth form of lightsaber combat,[3] such as Yoda.

A Jedi using Force jump to ambush his enemies.

At the time of the Dark Nest Crisis, Jedi trainees of the New Jedi Order at the academy on Ossus, practiced their Force leaps from a young age by jumping over three-meter cross ray. The youngest students at the academy would practice this way, with safety repulsors to break their fall if they couldn’t land on their own.[5]

Behind the scenes

In Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, the player suffers from damage when jumping high and then falls again in the ground (for example, whenever he fails to reach the high step he intended to climb), like if falling from a high level. However, in Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast this is not the case, signifying that the user performing the jump also had some immunity of gravity while using this power.[6]

In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, the Jedi Guardian class has a special ability, Force Jump, which allows users to attack an enemy from afar instantly by jumping, plus bonus roll at high level.[7][2]


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Notes and references

  1. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
  4. The Unifying Force
  5. Dark Nest I: The Joiner King
  6. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
  7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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