Attack speed

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Attack speed is a measurement of how long it takes to attack with a weapon. Skills can either increases your own or an ally's attack speed (IAS), or decrease an enemy's attack speed.

The activation time of an attack skill is equal to the attack speed, except when the attack skill has an activation time listed. Attack speeds are measured in seconds between attacks.

Changes in attack speeds are capped at 133% total for IAS (100% being your normal attack speed) and 50% total for DAS from normal.

Attack speeds[edit]

All values are listed as seconds between attacks. These are the exact values used by the game.

  Increased attack speed (IAS) Decreased attack speed (DAS)
Weapon/creature Normal attack
speed
25% 33% 30% 50%
Axe, Daggers,1 Sword, Racing Beetle 1.33 0.9975 0.8911 1.729 1.995
Scythe, Spear 1.5 1.125 1.005 1.95 2.25
Hammer, Staff, Wand 1.75 1.3125 1.1725 2.275 2.625
Bone Fiend 1.86 1.395 1.2462 2.418 2.79
Attack spirit, Pet2 2 1.5 1.34 2.6 3
Flatbow, Shortbow 2.025 1.51875 1.35675 2.6325 3.0375
Longbow, Recurve Bow 2.475 1.85625 1.65825 3.2175 3.7125
Hornbow 2.7 2.025 1.809 3.51 4.05
Melee minion 3.1 2.325 2.077 4.03 4.65
  1. Daggers end up with a faster effective attack speed due to double strikes. See below.
  2. All pets except the Racing Beetle.

Overview of attack speed influences[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Monks have no skills that increase or decrease attack speed. However, they are the only profession with skills that prevent foes from attacking (outside PvE-only skills).
  • Dagger attacks are effectively faster than those listed in the table above: each point of Dagger Mastery adds 2% to the chance that regular attacks will hit twice and dual attacks always hit twice.

Skills that affect attack speed[edit]

On allies[edit]

Icon Name Description Adrenaline Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
"I Will Avenge You!".jpg

"I Will Avenge You!"

Shout. You have +3...6...7 Health regeneration and attack 25% faster (10 seconds for each dead ally). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
Aggressive Refrain.jpg

Aggressive Refrain

Echo. (5...21...25 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. Renewal: whenever a chant or shout ends on you. You have -20 armor. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon LeadershipZ Nightfall
Berserker Stance.jpg

Berserker Stance

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and gain 50% more adrenaline. Ends if you use a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Core
Bestial Fury.jpg

Bestial Fury

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. Your non-attack skills are disabled (5 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Factions
Burst of Aggression.jpg

Burst of Aggression

Stance. (2...8...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. End effect: lose all adrenaline. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
Call of Haste.jpg

Call of Haste

Shout. (30 seconds.) Your pet moves and attacks 33% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Core
Critical Agility.jpg

Critical Agility

Enchantment Spell. (4 seconds plus 1 second for each rank of Critical Strikes.) You attack 33% faster and gain +15...25 armor. Renewal: every time you land a critical hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Sunspear rankZ Nightfall
Drunken Master.jpg

Drunken Master

Stance. (72...90 seconds.) You move and attack 10...15% faster if you are not drunk. You move and attack 25...33% faster if you are drunk. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
Dwarven Battle Stance.jpg

Dwarven Battle Stance

Elite Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster, you gain +40 armor, and your attack skills interrupt actions. No effect unless you have a hammer equipped. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
Expert's Dexterity.jpg

Expert's Dexterity

Elite Stance. (1...16...20 second[s].) You attack 33% faster and you gain +2 to your Marksmanship attribute. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Nightfall
Expert's Dexterity (PvP).jpg

Expert's Dexterity (PvP)

Elite Stance. (1...16...20 second[s].) You attack 15% faster and you gain +1 to your Marksmanship attribute. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Nightfall
Feral Aggression.jpg

Feral Aggression

Skill. (5...17...20 seconds.) Your pet attacks 33% faster and deals +3...9...10 damage. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Eye of the North
Flail.jpg

Flail

Stance. (1...12...15 second[s].) You attack 33% faster. You move 33% slower. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
Flurry.jpg

Flurry

Stance. (5 seconds). You attack 33% faster. You do 25% less damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior Z Prophecies
Frenzy.jpg

Frenzy

Stance. (8 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. You take double damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior Z Core
Heart of Fury.jpg

Heart of Fury

Stance. (2...8...10 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
Heart of Fury (PvP).jpg

Heart of Fury (PvP)

Stance. (2...8...10 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
Heket's Rampage.jpg

Heket's Rampage

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds). You attack 33% faster. Ends if you use an attack skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Nightfall
Lightning Reflexes.jpg

Lightning Reflexes

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
Lightning Reflexes (PvP).jpg

Lightning Reflexes (PvP)

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
Never Rampage Alone.jpg

Never Rampage Alone

Skill. (18...25 seconds.) You and your pet attack 25% faster and have +1...3 Health regeneration. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Sunspear rankZ Nightfall
Onslaught.jpg

Onslaught

Elite Flash Enchantment Spell. (3...13...15 seconds.) You attack, move and gain adrenaline 25% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Wind PrayersZ Nightfall
Onslaught (PvP).jpg

Onslaught (PvP)

Elite Flash Enchantment Spell. (2...7...8 seconds.) You attack and gain adrenaline 25% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Wind PrayersZ Nightfall
Pious Fury.jpg

Pious Fury

Stance. (1...6...7 second[s].)You [sic] attack 25% faster and remove 1 of your Dervish enchantments. Removal effect: this stance lasts twice as long. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish MysticismZ Eye of the North
Pious Fury (PvP).jpg

Pious Fury (PvP)

Stance. (1...4...5 second[s].)You [sic] attack 25% faster and remove 1 of your Dervish enchantments. Removal effect: this stance lasts twice as long. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish MysticismZ Eye of the North
Predatory Bond.jpg

Predatory Bond

Shout. (5...17...20 seconds.) Your pet attacks 25% faster and you gain 1...25...31 Health whenever your pet makes a successful attack. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Factions
Primal Rage.jpg

Primal Rage

Elite Stance. (1...12...15 second[s].) You attack 33% faster and move 25% faster. You take double damage. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Factions
Rampage as One.jpg

Rampage as One

Elite Skill. (3...13...15 seconds.) You and your pet attack 33% faster and move 25% faster. No effect unless your pet is alive. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Nightfall
Rapid Fire.jpg

Rapid Fire

Preparation. (5...21...25 seconds.) You attack 33% faster while wielding a bow. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger MarksmanshipZ Eye of the North
Signet of Ghostly Might.jpg

Signet of Ghostly Might

Elite Signet. (5...17...20 seconds.) All spirits you control within earshot attack 33% faster and deal +5...9...10 damage. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist CommuningZ Nightfall
Soldier's Fury.jpg

Soldier's Fury

Elite Echo. (10...30...35 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and gain 33% more adrenaline if under the effects of a shout or chant. You have -20 armor. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon LeadershipZ Nightfall
Soldier's Stance.jpg

Soldier's Stance

Elite Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You have a 75% chance to block. You attack 33% faster while under the effects of a chant or shout. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Nightfall
Soldier's Stance (PvP).jpg

Soldier's Stance (PvP)

Elite Stance. (4...9...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster while under the effects of a shout or chant. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Nightfall
Tiger's Fury.jpg

Tiger's Fury

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. Disables your non-attack skills (5 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Prophecies
Tiger Stance.jpg

Tiger Stance

Stance. (4...9...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. Ends if you fail to hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Factions
Volfen Bloodlust.jpg

Volfen Bloodlust

Shout. (2...7 seconds.) You and nearby allies attack 33% faster. 0 0 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Norn rankZ Eye of the North
Way of the Assassin.jpg

Way of the Assassin

Elite Stance. (20 seconds.) While wielding daggers, you attack 5...17...20% faster and have +5...29...35% chance to land a critical hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Critical StrikesZ Nightfall
Weapon of Aggression.jpg

Weapon of Aggression

Weapon Spell. (5...13...15 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Channeling MagicZ Eye of the North

On foes[edit]

Icon Name Description Sacrifice Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
Crippling Anguish.jpg

Crippling Anguish

Elite Hex Spell. (5...17...20 seconds.) Target foe moves and attacks 50% slower and has -1...7...8 Health degeneration. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Core
Faintheartedness.jpg

Faintheartedness

Hex Spell. (3...13...16 seconds.) Target foe attacks 50% slower and has -0...2...3 Health degeneration. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png necromanceraNecromancer CursesZ Core
Meekness.jpg

Meekness

Hex Spell. Also hexes foes in the area of target (5...25...30 seconds). These foes attack 50% slower. Sacrifice}17% Tango-sacrifice.png 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancer CursesZ Nightfall
Reckless Haste.jpg

Reckless Haste

Hex Spell. Also hexes foes adjacent to your target (6...11...12 seconds). These foes have 50% chance to miss, but attack 25% faster. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancer CursesZ Factions
Shadow of Fear.jpg

Shadow of Fear

Hex Spell. Also hexes foes adjacent to target (5...25...30 seconds). They attack 50% slower. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png necromanceraNecromancer CursesZ Prophecies
Shared Burden.jpg

Shared Burden

Elite Hex Spell. Also hexes foes near your target (5...17...20 seconds). These foes attack, cast spells, and move 50% slower. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Factions
Shared Burden (PvP).jpg

Shared Burden (PvP)

Elite Hex Spell. Also hexes foes near your target (5...17...20 seconds). These foes attack, cast spells, and move 33% slower. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Factions
Sum of All Fears.jpg

Sum of All Fears

Hex Spell. (1...8...10 second[s].) Target foe moves, attacks, and casts spells 33% slower. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Eye of the North
Teinai's Heat.jpg

Teinai's Heat

Ward Spell. (10...14...15 seconds.) Causes -2...4...5 health [sic] degeneration. Weakened foes in the ward attack 33% slower. Disabled for 20 seconds. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Fire MagicZ Factions
Tryptophan Signet.jpg

Tryptophan Signet

Signet. (14...20 seconds.) Target and adjacent foes move and attack 23...40% slower. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North

Miscellaneous[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
"Tango Down!".jpg

"Tango Down!"

Elite Shout. You lose all hexes and conditions. For each dead foe within earshot, you gain 5 seconds of +6 Health regeneration, 5 seconds of +1 Energy regeneration, and 5 seconds of +25% attack speed. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Core
"There's not enough time!!".jpg

"There's not enough time!!"

Shout. (20 seconds.) Creatures in earshot attack, move, and activate skills 100% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Prophecies
Shadowy Soul Explosion.jpg

Shadowy Soul Explosion

When an Afflicted Assassin dies, all enemies in the area are struck for 25...57...65 damage, and all Afflicted in the area move and attack 25% faster (10...13...14 seconds). 0 0 0 0 Z Winds of Change
Spectral Agony.jpg

Spectral Agony

Skill. (5 seconds.) Target foe has -1...30 Health degeneration; moves, attacks, and uses skills 80% slower; and loses 3...81 Health each second. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Prophecies