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 34% faster than normal. The skills Burning Speed, Pious Haste, Junundu Tunnel and Dash break this rule, allowing a character to move faster than the 34% 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).

Game mechanics[edit]

Monks, Necromancers and Ritualists have no speed boosting skills.

  • Until the February 5, 2019 update, heroes stacked speed boosts (e.g. "Fall Back!", "Incoming!" and "Charge!"), which was a waste due to the cap of +34% to movement speed, but this has now been fixed.
  • Aggro will be lost more quickly when a character has multiple effects on them that stack to the cap of 34% vs when they have a single +33% effect, even though the movement speed is nearly the same due to the cap.

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.

Skills that boost movement speed[edit]

On foes[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
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 assassinaAssassinDeadly ArtsZ Factions

On allies[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
"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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ 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 paragonaParagonCommandZ 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 paragonaParagonCommandZ 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 paragonaParagonCommandZ 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 paragonaParagonCommandZ 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 paragonaParagonMotivationZ 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 paragonaParagonLeadershipZ 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 paragonaParagonCommandZ 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ 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 paragonaParagonCommandZ 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 elementalistaElementalistAir 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 paragonaParagonLeadershipZ 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.pngelementalistaElementalistAir MagicZ Prophecies

On self[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
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 elementalistaElementalistWater 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ 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 elementalistaElementalistFire 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ 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 assassinaAssassinShadow ArtsZ Factions
Dash.jpg Dash Stance. (3 seconds.) You move 50% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinZ 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.pngrangeraRangerExpertiseZ 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 aAnyDeldrimor 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 dervishaDervishZ 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ 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 rangeraRangerExpertiseZ 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 rangeraRangerExpertiseZ 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 dervishaDervishWind 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 elementalistaElementalistFire 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 dervishaDervishEarth 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 elementalistaElementalistAir 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 dervishaDervishWind 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.pngmesmeraMesmerIllusion 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 mesmeraMesmerIllusion 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 aAnyAsura 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 rangeraRangerWilderness 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 dervishaDervishWind 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 dervishaDervishMysticismZ 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ 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 rangeraRangerBeast 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 rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Factions
Rush.jpg Rush Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You move 25% faster. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ 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 assassinaAssassinShadow 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 assassinaAssassinDeadly 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ 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.pngwarrioraWarriorStrengthZ Core
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.pngrangeraRangerWilderness 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 elementalistaElementalistAir MagicZ Nightfall
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 rangeraRangerZ 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 aAnyNorn 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 aAnyNorn 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.pngdervishaDervishWind 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 rangeraRangerExpertiseZ Factions

Miscellaneous[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeAttributeCampaign
"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.pngBeast 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