Not to be confused with the summoner spell Dash.png Dash
Dash screenshot

Sejuani Sejuani using Arctic Assault.png Arctic Assault

A dash is a type of champion ability in League of Legends that causes the caster to move to a specified destination, direction or to a specified unit by moving them through the space between the caster's location and the point, maximum range of the ability or the target unit, respectively.

All abilities that involve changing the location of the user via direct transit are classified as dashes, even ones that visually appear to be 'jumps', or utilize movement through the air - the game engine does not take into account the height of a unit so jumping units are considered to be on the ground for the purposes of skillshots and the like.

With some exceptions (Elise Elise's Venomous Bite.png Venomous Bite, Galio Galio's Justice Punch.png Justice Punch, Kled Kled's Jousting.png Jousting (first cast), Ornn Ornn's Searing Charge.png Searing Charge, the first two casts of Riven Riven's Broken Wings.png Broken Wings and Valor.png Valor, Vayne Vayne's Tumble.png Tumble, Urgot Urgot's Disdain.png Disdain and an item active of Hextech Protobelt-01 item.png Hextech Protobelt-01), dashes can be used to pass through otherwise impassable terrain. Most dashes require their end point to be within walkable terrain for this to be possible, but certain spells (such as Lucian Lucian's Relentless Pursuit.png Relentless Pursuit) have a small overhead where the crossing will succeed where it otherwise would not if a wall is just slightly too wide for it. Attempts made to cross terrain with a dash that does not fulfill this criteria will simply result in the champion stopping short.

It should be also noted that Veigar Veigar's Event Horizon.png Event Horizon will not only stun, but also stop any enemy champion mid dash that touches its walls. Other displacements can also stop dashes before they finish, if timed properly.

Dashes should not be confused with knockbacks and pulls, which are usually sourced from enemy units (and are classified as crowd control).

Auto-targeted dashes

Direction-targeted dashes

Ground-targeted Dashes

Unit-targeted Dashes

Terrain-targeted Dashes

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