The Skimmer is a floating manta ray which hovers over the ground or water as its special movement mechanic. The whiskers and edges of its wings can be recolored with dyes in the Equipment tab of the Hero Panel.
Skimmers can be used to cross many dangerous forms of terrain, including quicksand, lava, boiling water, and more. It can also be used to skim over water much faster than a player's swimming speed.
You can find Skimmers at Skimmer Ranch on the west side of the Elon Riverlands map. You will need the Raptor's long leap (Canyon Jumping) in order to reach this location. Complete the heart and pay 50 Trade Contracts + 4 Gold to unlock the Skimmer.
It costs a total of 14 Path of Fire Mastery points to completely level up the Skimmer mount.
You must level up either Skimmer or Springer at least through level 3 before you can get the Jackal mount.
Note: Mounts are part of the Path of Fire expansion pack. You must have Path of Fire in order to get mounts.
Guild Wars 2 Mounts Guides: Raptor | Springer | Skimmer | Jackal | Griffon | Beetle
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