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Skill icon summoner retreat.png
Escapes from Daze, Knockdown, Unconscious

Move backwards

Resist damage and status effects
Range Area Cast Cooldown
Self Target Instant 12sec.
Skill Requirements


Retreat is an escape skill available when knocked down, dazed, or unconscious. It removes the Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png CC debuff and moves the user backwards some distance. The user resists damage and status effects during the animation.  Retreat is only usable for a brief moment when Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png CC'd, and can be used by timely pressing or holding Key Alphabet F 128.png.

Different classes have specific versions of this skill that may be customized with talents and other skills:

  • Assassin
  • Blade Dancer
  • Blade Master
  • Destroyer
  • Force Master
  • Gunslinger
  • Kung Fu Master
  • Soul Fighter
  • Summoner
  • Warden
  • Warlock


  • Retreat is useful for both PvE and PvP by breaking CC state and creating distance to avoid being stunlocked and comboed.
  • In high-tier pvp, the opponent can intentionally force a Retreat use, then do followup with secondary CC to secure the advantage.
  • Retreat is somewhat hard to use if the player is slow to react in time, has high ping, or misclicks Key Alphabet F 128.png attempting to use other skills.