TLDR: Yes, it gets your farther.
What is a jumpdodge?
You jump and dodge simultaneously.
A farther jump while in/out of combat. This jump will not be higher than an ordinary jump.
My testing has been for jumping forward only since a backwards jumpdodge obviously takes you alot farther back then an ordinary jump backwards.
How much further then?
Well, heres a picture both illustrating my fantastic paint skills but also two jumps from a birds eye perspective.
As shown, there's a clear difference in distance traveled with the two jumps.
The skill used to make the white circle (our reference) was "Throw Mine".
190px = 60 "ingame-distance" (what unit? Lets call it "igd")
This means that
1px = 0.315789... =~0.316 igd
Now we can calculate the additional distance traveled in igd:
82 * 0.316 =~ 25 igd
The distance traveled for the jumps were:
Regular jump: 472px ( =~149.152 igd)
Jumpdodge: 554px (=~175.064 igd)
Meaning that we jump:
25/149.152 =~ 0.168 = 16.8% further
175.064/149.152 =~ 1.173 = 117.3% of an ordinary jump.
Questions: (will update this as the thread progresses)
Does the jumpdodge work with "double-tap-to-evade"?
I've done jump dodge with double tap on, but only forward. The timing is a pIta.
Example of hand motion from user Zero_Soulreaver:
Yes, it works in all directions, I have done this many times before. The timing is to push the jump right in between your first and second tap, it's very quick.
Users Jump_N_Move and Zero_Soulreaver, big thanks for confirming this!
I jumped off a ledge to make the distance more visible hence providing me with a better resolution. This is purely to make my work easier both to demonstrate and to calculate.
Obviosly, jumping from the exact same pixel is close to impossible, so do a very academical +/-10% on all findings to increase accuracy.
All numbers are roughs, since I didnt bother putting hours of work into this. This is the result of roughly 30 minutes of work exluding the time to write this post.
Also, I've been up for way too many hours now so my apologies for any bad grammar/spelling mistakes etc. Thank you.
Any additional input/testing is appreciated really.
Thanks for reading.
EDIT1: Made some things more clear, added new part "questions", some reformatting.
EDIT2: I'm bad at spelling, fixed some more.
EDIT3: Added answers from users "Jump_N_Dodge" and "Zero_Soulreaver" filed under "questions".
EDIT4: I'm truly bad at spelling. More fixing.
EDIT5: Added videolink from user "Zero_Soulreaver".
Edited by Mr.Kotte, 11 November 2012 - 03:31 PM.