Speed boost

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Disambig icon.png This article is about boosting movement speed. For boosting attack speed, see Attack speed.

A character's movement speed can be increased through the use of various skills, and occasionally by environmental effects or consumable items. Speed boosts can be stacked, but movement rate is capped at 33% faster than normal. The skills Burning Speed, Pious Haste, Junundu Tunnel and Dash break this rule, allowing a character to move faster than the 33% cap.

Speed boosts can be thought of as the opposite of snares. A skill that causes a speed boost is often referred to as an IMS, short for "increased movement speed" (similar to IAS for attack speed).

General overview of speed boosts[edit]

Application by game type[edit]

PvP[edit]

  • Tactical movement, e.g. ganking, kiting, or returning from an overextended position. For example, Monks will use Dark Escape to escape and reduce damage while they do so.
  • Counter-tactics: e.g. to catch-up to kiting enemies.
Specialized uses

PvE[edit]

  • Runners use speed boosts to escape aggro.
  • Flag running: helps complete quest objectives during certain missions by moving bundles quickly.
  • Tactical movement, e.g. kiting and maneuvering.
  • In Hard mode, foes move 33-50% faster than normal.

Notes[edit]

Skills that boost movement speed[edit]

On foes[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
Shameful Fear.jpg

Shameful Fear

Hex Spell. (10 seconds.) Target foe takes 5...17...20 damage each second while moving, but moves 10% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Deadly ArtsZ Factions

On allies[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
"Charge!".jpg

"Charge!"

Elite Shout. (5...11...13 seconds.) Allies in earshot move 33% faster. Initial effect: these allies lose the Crippled condition. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Core
"Fall Back!".jpg

"Fall Back!"

Shout. (4...9...10 seconds.) Allies in earshot gain 5...13...15 Health per second while moving and move 33% faster. Ends for an ally if that ally hits with an attack. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon CommandZ Nightfall
"Fall Back!" (PvP).jpg

"Fall Back!" (PvP)

Shout. (4...9...10 seconds.) Allies in earshot gain 5...13...15 Health per second while moving and move 33% faster. Ends for an ally if that ally hits with an attack. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon CommandZ Nightfall
"Incoming!".jpg

"Incoming!"

Elite Shout. (4...9...10 seconds) Allies in earshot move 33% faster and gain 5...13...15 Health while moving. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon CommandZ Nightfall
"Incoming!" (PvP).jpg

"Incoming!" (PvP)

Elite Shout. (4...9...10 seconds) Allies in earshot move 33% faster and gain 5...13...15 Health while moving. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon CommandZ Nightfall
"It's Just a Flesh Wound.".jpg

"It's Just a Flesh Wound."

Elite Shout. Remove all conditions from target ally. That ally moves 25% faster (1...8...10 second[s]) if a condition was removed. Cannot self-target. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon MotivationZ Nightfall
"Lead the Way!".jpg

"Lead the Way!"

Shout. Target ally moves 25% faster for 1...4...5 seconds (maximum of 20 seconds) for each ally in earshot. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon LeadershipZ Nightfall
"Make Haste!".jpg

"Make Haste!"

Shout. (5...17...20 seconds.) Target ally moves 33% faster. Ends if target ally hits with an attack. Cannot self-target. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon CommandZ Nightfall
"Retreat!".jpg

"Retreat!"

Shout. (5...10...11 seconds.) Party members in earshot move 33% faster. No effect unless there are dead allies within earshot. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Factions
Godspeed.jpg

Godspeed

Shout. (5...17...20 seconds.) Allies in earshot move 25% faster while enchanted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon CommandZ Nightfall
Gust.jpg

Gust

Elite Enchantment Spell. (5...10...11 seconds.) You and target ally move 33% faster. Initial effect: Foes near you and target ally are struck for 15...59...70 cold damage. Attacking or moving foes are knocked down. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Factions
Hasty Refrain.jpg

Hasty Refrain

Echo. (3...9...11 seconds.) Target ally moves 25% faster. Renewal: every time a chant or shout ends on this ally. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon LeadershipZ Eye of the North
Windborne Speed.jpg

Windborne Speed

Enchantment Spell. (5...11...13 seconds.) Target ally moves 33% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Prophecies

On self[edit]

Icon Name Description Adrenaline Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
Armor of Mist.jpg

Armor of Mist

Enchantment Spell. (8...18...20 seconds.) You have +10...34...40 armor and move 33% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Water MagicZ Prophecies
Battle Rage.jpg

Battle Rage

Elite Stance. (5...17...20 seconds.) You move 33% faster and gain double adrenaline from your attacks. Ends if you use any non-adrenal skills. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Core
Bull's Charge.jpg

Bull's Charge

Elite Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You move 33% faster. Causes knock-down if you hit a moving foe in melee. Ends if you use a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
Burning Speed.jpg

Burning Speed

Enchantment Spell. (7 seconds.) You move 30...42...45% faster. You suffer from Burning (7 seconds). End effect: inflicts Burning condition (3...8...9 seconds) on adjacent foes. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0 elementalistaElementalist Fire MagicZ Factions
Charging Strike.jpg

Charging Strike

Elite Stance. (1...8...10 second[s].) You move 33% faster and deal +10...34...40 damage with your next melee hit. Ends when you hit or if you use a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
Dark Escape.jpg

Dark Escape

Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You move 25% faster and take half damage. Ends if you hit with an attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Factions
Dash.jpg

Dash

Stance. (3 seconds.) You move 50% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Z Factions
Dodge.jpg

Dodge

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You move 33% faster and have 27...65...75% chance to block projectile attacks. Ends if you attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Prophecies
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
Enchanted Haste.jpg

Enchanted Haste

Flash Enchantment Spell. (7 seconds). You move 25% faster. Lose 1 condition if this enchantment ends prematurely. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Z Nightfall
Enraging Charge.jpg

Enraging Charge

Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You move 25% faster. Gain +0...2...3 adrenaline on your next melee attack. Ends after your next hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
Escape.jpg

Escape

Elite Stance. (1...7...8 second[s].) You move 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
Escape (PvP).jpg

Escape (PvP)

Elite Stance. (1...7...8 second[s].) You move 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. Ends if you make a melee attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
Featherfoot Grace.jpg

Featherfoot Grace

Enchantment Spell. (5...17...20 seconds.) You move 25% faster, and conditions expire 25% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Wind PrayersZ Nightfall
Flame Djinn's Haste.jpg

Flame Djinn's Haste

Enchantment Spell. (8...13...14 seconds.) You move 25% faster. Initial effect: deals 15...99...120 fire damage to foes adjacent to you. If you damage a foe with this spell, it recharges 50% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Fire MagicZ Nightfall
Fleeting Stability.jpg

Fleeting Stability

Flash Enchantment Spell. (2...5...6 seconds.) You cannot be knocked down and move 25% faster. Ends if knockdown prevented. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Earth PrayersZ Nightfall
Gust.jpg

Gust

Elite Enchantment Spell. (5...10...11 seconds.) You and target ally move 33% faster. Initial effect: Foes near you and target ally are struck for 15...59...70 cold damage. Attacking or moving foes are knocked down. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Factions
Harrier's Haste.jpg

Harrier's Haste

Flash Enchantment Spell. (2...7...8 seconds.) You move 25% faster and deal +3...10...12 damage to moving foes. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Wind PrayersZ Nightfall
Illusion of Haste.jpg

Illusion of Haste

Enchantment Spell. (5...10...11 seconds.) You move 33% faster. Initial effect: removes Crippled condition. End effect: you are Crippled (3 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Core
Illusion of Haste (PvP).jpg

Illusion of Haste (PvP)

Enchantment Spell. (5...10...11 seconds.) You move 33% faster. End effect: you are Crippled (3 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Core
Mindbender.jpg

Mindbender

Enchantment Spell. (10...16 seconds.) You move 20...33% faster and cast Spells 20% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02424 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Asura rankZ Eye of the North
Natural Stride.jpg

Natural Stride

Stance. (1...7...8 second[s].) You move 33% faster and have 50% chance to block. Ends if you become hexed or enchanted. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ 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
Pious Haste.jpg

Pious Haste

Stance. (1...6...7 second[s].) Lose 1 Dervish enchantment and move 25% faster. Removal Effect: Run 50% faster instead. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
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
Run as One.jpg

Run as One

Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You and your pet move 25% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Factions
Rush.jpg

Rush

Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You move 25% faster. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
Shadow of Haste.jpg

Shadow of Haste

Stance. (10...34...40 seconds.) You move 15% faster. End effect: return to your original location. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Factions
Siphon Speed.jpg

Siphon Speed

Half Range Hex Spell. (5...13...15 seconds.) Target foe moves 33% slower and you move 33% faster. Recharges 50% faster if cast on a moving foe. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Deadly ArtsZ Factions
Soldier's Speed.jpg

Soldier's Speed

Stance. (3...15...18 seconds.) You move 15% faster and an additional 15% while affected by a chant or shout. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Eye of the North
Sprint.jpg

Sprint

Stance. (8...13...14 seconds.) You move 25% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Core
Storm's Embrace.jpg

Storm's Embrace

Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 25% faster. Renewal: whenever you take elemental damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Z Nightfall
Storm Chaser.jpg

Storm Chaser

Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You move 25% faster and gain 1...4...5 Energy whenever you take elemental damage. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Core
Storm Djinn's Haste.jpg

Storm Djinn's Haste

Enchantment Spell. (10...22...25 seconds.) You move 25% faster. Lose 1 Energy each second while moving. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Nightfall
Ursan Force.jpg

Ursan Force

Skill. (8...14 seconds.) You move 20...33% faster and can break wooden barricades. 0 0 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Norn rankZ Eye of the North
Volfen Pounce.jpg

Volfen Pounce

Stance. (10...20 seconds.) You move 15...33% faster and deal 60...100 damage to adjacent targets. Ends when you deal damage. 0 0 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Norn rankZ Eye of the North
Whirling Charge.jpg

Whirling Charge

Flash Enchantment Spell. (1...5...6 second[s].) You move 33% faster. Deal 10...50...60 cold damage to all other nearby foes the next time you hit a foe and this enchantment ends. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png dervishaDervish Wind PrayersZ Nightfall
Zojun's Haste.jpg

Zojun's Haste

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You move 33% faster and have 27...65...75% chance to block projectiles. Ends if you attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Factions

Miscellaneous[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
"Kilroy Stonekin".jpg

"Kilroy Stonekin"

Shout. Initial effect: removes all hexes from allies in the area. Your skills recharge 50% faster, your spells cost 50% less Energy, and you move 50% faster. 0 0 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Prophecies
"Let's Get 'Em!".jpg

"Let's Get 'Em!"

Shout. (5 seconds.) Allies in earshot move 10% faster. You gain 1 strike of adrenaline for each ally affected. 0 0 0 03030 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
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 Beast MasteryZ Core
Call of Haste (PvP).jpg

Call of Haste (PvP)

Shout. (30 seconds.) Your pet moves and attacks 25% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png Beast MasteryZ Core
Charging Spirit.jpg

Charging Spirit

Stance. (5 seconds.) You move 25% faster. Your next attack deals +50 damage and causes knock-down to all adjacent foes. Ends when you hit with an attack. 0 0 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Eye of the North
Chimera of Intensity.jpg

Chimera of Intensity

Enchantment Spell. Your skills recharge 50% faster, spells you cast cost 50% less Energy, and your movement speed is increased by 50%. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Z Prophecies
HYAHHHHH!.jpg

HYAHHHHH!

Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 11% faster. Use this skill up to 3 times to gain an additional 11% faster movement each time. Ends if you use another skill or stop moving. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0011 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Eye of the North
Junundu Tunnel.jpg

Junundu Tunnel

Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 66% faster. End effect: knocks-down adjacent foes (3 seconds). Ends if you use a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Nightfall
Last Rites of Torment.jpg

Last Rites of Torment

Hex Spell. (12 seconds.) After the Blasphemy dies, its foes move 25% faster and take 50 damage when they are the target of a skill or attack. 0 0 0 0 Z Nightfall
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