Created By: vindemiatrix on July 12, 2011 Last Edited By: vindemiatrix on February 5, 2012

Dragoon Drop

Jumping up in the air, then stabbing somebody on the way down.

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A cross between Death from Above and Sword Plant, in which a character leaps up into the air, then lands with their weapon point-first on an enemy. Seriously hurts.

Named for the Final Fantasy class Dragoon, which popularized this move, as well as dictating that a spear is the most common kind of weapon to use for it.

Contrast Goomba Stomp and Meteor Move. May result in a Shockwave Stomp.

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  • July 12, 2011
    PaulA
  • July 12, 2011
    wanderlustwarrior
    I'd recommend a different name.

    This is the final part of Henry's One Hit KO in No More Heroes. He starts with two launchers, follows it up with a Meteor Move, then drives his sword into Travis with his foot. Then kicks it back out and catches it.
  • July 12, 2011
    LostOzian
    I think Assassin's Creed does something similar. You can assassinate guards/targets by leaping off of buildings and stabbing them with your hidden blades. Not sure if this applies to all the games, but Ezio of AC II and Brotherhood can do this.
  • July 12, 2011
    EmbracingShadows
    Brook from One Piece attempts this against a clone of Kuma. It doesn't work well, since Kuma is Made Of Iron.
  • July 13, 2011
    Stratadrake
    This has a risk of being Sword Plant But More Specific, as Sword Plant already has a mention of that it can be used for various purposes.
  • July 15, 2011
    Bisected8
    In Dawn Of War (and the source material) each faction has a type of unit which has a jetpack that can be used to quickly fly over to and slam into enemies and specialises in melee.
  • July 15, 2011
    KhazemiElmirAmarna
    In Dead Rising (At least the original, I haven't tried for the sequel), if Frank jumps down from somewhere and jump-kicks while weilding a sword (Both kinds work) he will do this instead of the standard kick animation.
  • July 15, 2011
    Damr1990
    Along with the Double Jump this may be considered one of Zero's more common techinques on the Megaman X/Zero series, also is pretty common that this atack have some kind of Elemental Atributes
    • Drill Crush (MM eXtreme 2/non-elemental)
    • Hyouretsuzan (MMX 4, ice)
    • Danchien/Quake Blazer(MMX 5, ice)
    • Rakukoujin(MMX 6, metal/non-elemental)
    • Enkoujin(MMX 8, fire)
    On the zero series(sans Z4), all the EX-skills he learns can be used normally as non-elemental, but if you add the correct elemental chip the technices will obtain the elemental atribute of that chip and some bonus efffec/damge
    • Rakuresutzan(MMZ 2 ice)
    • Rakusaiga(MMZ 3, electic)
    • Tsuibangeki(MMZ 4, non elemental)
    • Rakureshutsan(MMZ 2, Can be either ice or non-elemental)
  • July 16, 2011
    Arivne
    Anime and Manga
    • Bleach anime season 2 opening. Captain Soi Fon tries to perform this attack on Chad, but Yoruichi (in cat form) thwarts her by biting off part of her blade. Watch it here.
  • July 29, 2011
    Ekuran
    Bumping.
  • July 29, 2011
    moocow1452
    Falling With Sword Always Works? Not the best grammar, but it gets the point across. Fall Stab, more so.
  • July 31, 2011
    arromdee
    This is not actually the meaning of the word "dragoon", Final Fantasy or not.
  • October 5, 2011
    Octagon8
  • October 5, 2011
    Ryuuma
    Diving Blade First? Aerial Skewer? Jump And Stab? Ok, at least I tried...
  • October 5, 2011
    KingZeal
    • Sif does this to the Destroyer in Thor.
  • October 6, 2011
    Ryuuma
    ^ Also Cloud in Dirge Of Cerberus in order to destroy one of the Mako Reactor supplying Omega and Weiss.
  • October 6, 2011
    Bisected8
    • In The Goon, the diminutive Frankie is quite fond of jumping and stabbing people in the eyes.
  • October 6, 2011
    Ryuuma
    In Age Of Mythology the hero Bellerophon rides a Pegasus. His special attack involves leaping at the enemies from far away and land on them spear-first. The Anubites do the same thing with sickles, and the campaign heroin Amanra does this with a bladed staff.
  • October 6, 2011
    ArtFever
    Does This Count?:

    In the Prince Of Persia Video Game series, you can slide down tapestries by stabbing them with your sword. From time to time there are enemies at the bottom, giving you a nice sneak attack opportunity.
  • December 18, 2011
    Octagon8
    In Iji, Komato Assassins do this with laser daggers, often in combination with Teleport Spam for multiple drop attacks per second.
  • December 18, 2011
    AP
    Troy Brad Pitt as Achilles in his one-on-one battle for Agamemnon - he leaps in the air above the warrior's head, and comes down driving the sword between his shoulder blades.
  • December 18, 2011
    Loquacia
    For Final Fantasy IX, there's also Freya who can do the Dragoon Drop. Her Trance enables her to stay up in the air (invincible) and continually throw spears at everything in sight.
  • February 5, 2012
    Octagon8
    Bump.
  • February 5, 2012
    KZN02
    I dunno, Sword Plant already mentions it can be used as an attack in that manner.
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