Mastering jungle movement will unlock the ability to hang glide to previously unreachable locations. When you train the Gliding Mastery, you’ll have the option to soar freely through the treetops, escape the dangers that await you on the jungle floor, use the air to your advantage in combat against certain foes, and save yourself from accidental death by slipping.

— Official site

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Gliding is a unique type of movement that allows characters to descend from one point to another. It is available exclusively through the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns expansion.

Gliders can only be used after learning the Glider Basics mastery, and may be deployed in most open world maps, Heart of Thorns instanced content (e.g. personal story missions), and the Heart of the Mists outpost. Gliders cannot be activated in PvP maps or in central Tyria instanced content (such as dungeons or personal story instances).

Further upgrades to the gliding mastery improve the speed, control and durability of the glider.


A character gliding in the Heart of Maguuma.

Provided that the player is not attempting to glide in a restricted area, marked by the Gliding Disabled effect, the glider will be deployed either by pressing the jump key in mid-air, or by holding down the jump key after jumping; it will not appear if the player has not jumped far enough off the ground.

The glider will automatically fold-up when the player lands, or when the player "jumps" while gliding which causes the player to start falling. The player will be briefly revealed immediately following deployment and landing.

In PvP, gliding is not possible; in WvW, gliding is unlocked separately from PvE, through spending World Ability Points for the War Gliding Mastery, though Heart of Thorns is still required. Gliding is possible only in territories controlled by one's own world.

Glider skins

Glider skins can be unlocked account-wide by purchasing them in the Gem Store or by crafting legendary back items which also unlock the glider version. The skins have only cosmetic effects; there are no gameplay advantages associated with them.

List of glider skins

See also: Gallery of gliders

Related masteries

主要页面:Heart of Maguuma mastery tracks#Gliding

模板:Mastery table

List of gliding skills

Auric Basin

Only available in the Slay the octovine! (eastgate) boss fight.

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Drop Bomb
Drop Bomb
Drop Bomb

Dragon's Stand

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Glider Bomb

Bloodstone Fen / Lake Doric

Gliding skills in Lake Doric are only available after gliding on a ley line and last until you land.

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Focused Magic
Unstable Magic Volley
Pacified Magical Storm
Dogfight or Flight
Ride the Ley Line

Fighting The Shatterer

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Drop Bombs
Drop Med Kits
Consume Med Kit

Siren's Landing

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Throw Artifact
Roll Left
Dash (Artifact of Dwayna)
Roll Right


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