How to get AI to leap forward?

Hi everyone

Ive gotten basic AI set up all in blueprints, it can roam, follow, the simple stuff
However, i wanted the AI to leap towards the player when a line trace hits the player.

I got the line trace working. however i cant get it so the AI will jump forward when the line trace hits the player, these are the BPs i have tried, and i also tried the launch character node and changing the velocity itself to no avail :frowning: any advice on what im doing wrong?

Actually a quick edit here, i read somewhere that you can use an animation to make them leap forward, instead of making them move forward using impulse and adding the animation separately, would that be a better option?