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Movement speed (sometimes abbreviated as movespeed or MS) is the speed at which a unit can move. Movement speed can never be lower than 100, and is usually capped at 522. Some heroes have abilities that allow them to move above 522 movement speed. Every unit has a base movement speed, but it can be altered by abilities and items.

Movement speed is expressed in units per second.


Similar items' movement speed bonuses will not stack (with the exception of Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity):

Different items' movement speed bonuses will stack.


movement speed = (base movement speed + flat movement speed bonuses) × (1 + sum of percentage movement speed bonuses (or slow))

Flat movement speed bonuses are fixed amounts granted by all kinds of boots and other items. Percentage movement speed buffs are certain buffs that make a hero move faster depending on their current movement speed, and are granted by some abilities as well as items.

Movement speed comparison[edit]

Below is a comparison of the movement speeds of all Heroes.

Heroes Base movement
Boots of Speed (450)
Power Treads (1400)Phase Boots (1350)
Arcane Boots (1450) Item, Tranquil Boots inactive; not defined. (N/A) Tranquil Boots (1000) Boots of Travel (2450) Phasing
(w/ Phase Boots (1350))
Enchantress 335 385 390 395 425 435 447
Luna 330 380 385 390 420 430 441
Chaos Knight, Lone Druid, Lane creeps*, Skywrath Mage, 325 375 380 385 415 425 435
Naga Siren, Legion Commander, Pugna, Spirit Bear 320 370 375 380 410 420 429
Anti-Mage, Bane, Bounty Hunter, Clockwerk, Elder Titan, Gyrocopter, Keeper of the Light, Leshrac, Lich, Lifestealer, Magnus, Meepo, Outworld Devourer, Terrorblade 315 365 370 375 405 415 423
Abaddon, Beastmaster, Earthshaker, Ember Spirit, Phantom Assassin, Undying, Ursa 310 360 365 370 400 410 418
Abyssal Underlord, Dark Seer, Dazzle, Earth Spirit, Juggernaut, Lycan, Omniknight, Shadow Fiend, Slark, Templar Assassin, Tidehunter, Tinker, Tusk, Witch Doctor 305 355 360 365 395 405 412
Brewmaster, Centaur Warrunner, Chen, Clinkz, Disruptor, Drow Ranger, Enigma, Faceless Void, Huskar, Kunkka, Mirana, Nyx Assassin, Queen of Pain, Sand King, Silencer, Slardar, Treant Protector, Troll Warlord, Wraith King 300 350 355 360 390 400 406
Alchemist, Ancient Apparition, Arc Warden, Bristleback, Broodmother, Io, Lina, Nature's Prophet, Night Stalker, Ogre Magi, Puck, Razor, Shadow Demon, Sven, Vengeful Spirit, Warlock, Windranger, Zeus 295 345 350 355 385 395 400
Bloodseeker, Axe, Batrider, Doom, Dragon Knight, Jakiro, Lion, Medusa, Necrophos, Phantom Lancer, Riki, Rubick, Sniper, Spectre, Spirit Breaker, Storm Spirit, Timbersaw, Weaver 290 340 345 350 380 390 394
Morphling, Phoenix, Pudge, Shadow Shaman, Tiny, Viper, Visage, Venomancer, Winter Wyvern 285 335 340 345 375 385 389
Death Prophet, Crystal Maiden, Invoker 280 330 335 340 370 380 383
Techies, Roshan* 270 320 325 330 360 370 371

* Lane creeps and Roshan cannot carry items. They are mentioned here as a comparison.

Abilities that increase movement speed[edit]

Abaddon - Curse of Avernus
Curse of Avernus icon.png
Speed Bonus: +15%
Duration: 4.5
Alchemist - Chemical Rage
Chemical Rage icon.png
Speed Bonus: +30/40/60
Duration: 25
Axe - Battle Hunger
Battle Hunger icon.png
Speed Bonus: +12% for each unit affected with Battle Hunger
Duration: 10
Axe - Culling Blade
Culling Blade icon.png
Speed Bonus: +40%
Duration: 10
Radius: 900
Bloodseeker - Thirst
Thirst icon.png
Speed Bonus: +10%/20%/30%/40%
Duration: Until no valid target exists.
Bounty Hunter - Track
Track icon.png
Speed Bonus: +20%
Duration: 30
Radius: 900
Brewmaster - Storm - Wind Walk
Wind Walk icon.png
Speed Bonus: +50%
Duration: 20
Bristleback - Warpath
Warpath icon.png
Speed Bonus: +3%/4%/5% per stack.
Duration: 14
Broodmother - Spin Web
Spin Web icon.png
Bonus Movement Speed While Invisible: +40%/50%/60%/70%
Speed Bonus: +20%/25%/30%/35%
Radius: 900
Clinkz - Skeleton Walk
Skeleton Walk icon.png
Speed Bonus: +11%/22%/33%/44%
Duration: 20/25/30/35
Death Prophet - Witchcraft
Witchcraft icon.png
Speed Bonus: +5%/10%/15%/20%
Doom - Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth icon.png
Speed Bonus: +16%
Duration: 10/12/14/16 seconds
Dragon Knight - Elder Dragon Form
Elder Dragon Form icon.png
Speed Bonus: +25
Duration: 60
Elder Titan - Astral Spirit
Astral Spirit icon.png
Speed Bonus: 1% per creep + 5% per Hero struck by the Spirit.
Duration: 8
Invoker - Ghost Walk
Ghost Walk icon.png
Speed Bonus: -30/-20/-10/0/10/20/30
Invoker - Wex
Wex icon.png
Speed Bonus: +1%/2%/3%/4%/5%/6%/7% per instance of Wex.
Maximum of 3 instances, giving a maximum of 3/6/9/12/15/18/21% additional movement speed.
Io - Tether
Tether icon.png
Speed Bonus: +17%
Duration: 12 or until tether breaks.
Kobold Taskmaster - Speed Aura
Speed Aura icon.png
Speed Bonus: +12%
Radius: 900
Legion Commander - Overwhelming Odds
Overwhelming Odds icon.png
Speed Bonus: +9% per Hero + 3% per unit
Duration: 7
Lina - Fiery Soul
Fiery Soul icon.png
Speed Bonus: +5%/6%/7%/8% per stack, up to 3 stacks.
Duration: 9
Lone Druid - Rabid
Rabid icon.png
Speed Bonus: +5%/10%/15%/20%
Duration: 10 + 10/20/30/40 per level of Synergy.
Affects Lone Druid and his Spirit Bear.
Lone Druid - Synergy
Synergy icon.png
Speed Bonus: +10/20/30/40
Speed bonus only affects the Spirit Bear.
Mirana - Leap
Leap icon.png
Speed Bonus: +4%/8%/12%/16%
Duration: 10
Radius: 775
Necronomicon - Necronomicon Archer - Attack Speed and Movement Aura
Necronomicon archer aura icon.png
Attack Speed and Movement Aura: +3%/6%/9%
Radius: 900
Night Stalker - Hunter in the Night
Hunter in the Night icon.png
Speed Bonus: +20%/25%/30%/35%
Night Stalker only receives movespeed bonus during the night.
Nyx Assassin - Vendetta
Vendetta icon.png
Speed Bonus: +16%/18%/20%
Duration: 20/35/50
Ogre Magi - Bloodlust
Bloodlust icon.png
Speed Bonus: +10%/12%/14%/16%
Duration: 30
Phoenix - Icarus Dive
Icarus Dive icon.png
Speed Bonus: Doubles Phoenix's movement speed.
Duration: 4
Razor - Unstable Current
Unstable Current icon.png
Speed Bonus: +4%/8%/12%/16%
Slardar - Sprint
Sprint icon.png
Speed Bonus: +20%/28%/36%/44%
Duration: 20
Slark - Shadow Dance
Shadow Dance icon.png
Speed Bonus: +30%/35%/40%
Duration: 4
Speed bonus is active while Slark is not visible to the enemy team.
Spectre - Spectral Dagger
Spectral Dagger icon.png
Speed Bonus: +5%/9%/14%/18%
Duration: 12
Radius: 125
Spirit Breaker - Empowering Haste
Empowering Haste icon.png
Speed Bonus: +6%/10%/14%/18%
Radius: 900
Spirit Breaker - Greater Bash
Greater Bash icon.png
Speed Bonus: +15%
Duration: 3
Speed bonus is activated whenever Spirit Breaker does a Greater Bash.
Sven - Warcry
Warcry icon.png
Speed Bonus: +12%
Duration: 7
Radius: 900
Tiny - Grow
Grow icon.png
Speed Bonus: +40/50/60
Treant Protector - Nature's Guise
Nature's Guise icon.png
Speed Bonus: +10%
Duration: 15/30/45/60
Troll Warlord - Berserker's Rage
Berserker's Rage Active icon.png
Speed Bonus: +10/20/30/40
Visage - Grave Chill
Grave Chill icon.png
Speed Bonus: +32%
Duration: 3/4/5/6
Windranger - Windrun
Windrun icon.png
Speed Bonus: +50%
Duration: 2.75/3.5/4.25/5

Items that increase movement speed[edit]

Items based on Boots of Speed[edit]

Multiple Boots of Speed or other derived items do not stack.

Arcane Boots
Cost 1450
Arcane Boots icon.png
Speed Bonus: +55
Boots of Speed
Cost 450
Boots of Speed icon.png
Speed Bonus: +50
Tranquil Boots
Cost 1000
Tranquil Boots icon.png
Speed Bonus: +90
Tranquil Boots (Broken)
Cost N/A
Tranquil Boots inactive icon.png
Speed Bonus: +60
Phase Boots
Cost 1350
Phase Boots icon.png
Speed Bonus: +50
Power Treads
Cost 1400
Power Treads icon.png
Speed Bonus: +50
Boots of Travel
Cost 2450
Boots of Travel icon.png
Speed Bonus: +100

Items based on Yasha[edit]

Multiple Yasha or other derived items do not stack.

Manta Style
Cost 4950
Manta Style icon.png
Speed Bonus: +10%
Sange and Yasha
Cost 4100
Sange and Yasha icon.png
Speed Bonus: +16%
Cost 2050
Yasha icon.png
Speed Bonus: +10%

Active Ability on Items[edit]

Butterfly - Flutter
Cost 6000
Butterfly icon.png
Speed Bonus: +20%
Duration: 8
Drum of Endurance - Endurance
Cost 1850
Drum of Endurance icon.png
Speed Bonus: +10%
Duration: 6
Mask of Madness - Berserk
Cost 1800
Mask of Madness icon.png
Speed Bonus: +30%
Duration: 12
Phase Boots - Phase
Cost 1350
Phase Boots icon.png
Speed Bonus: +16%
Duration: 4
Shadow Blade - Shadow Walk
Cost 2800
Shadow Blade icon.png
Speed Bonus: +20%
Duration: 14
Smoke of Deceit - Smoke of Deceit
Cost 100
Smoke of Deceit icon.png
Speed Bonus: +15%
Duration: 35

Other Items with Passive Bonuses[edit]

Eul's Scepter of Divinity
Cost 2850
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png
Speed Bonus: +40
Multiple Eul's Scepter of Divinity does stack.
Drum of Endurance - Swiftness Aura
Cost 1850
Drum of Endurance icon.png
Speed Bonus: +5%
Multiple Auras do not stack


A haste sets the affected unit's minimum movement speed to a certain value. This means during its effect, a unit's movement speed can not go below that value. So when a unit has more movement speed than the set value (e.g. Bloodseeker icon.png Bloodseeker with his Thirst icon.png Thirst), slow effects won't bring it below the value set by the haste.

Centaur Warrunner - Stampede
Stampede icon.png
Affects: All allied player controlled units
Movement Speed: 522
Duration: 3.75
Dark Seer - Surge
Surge icon.png
Affects: Targeted allied unit
Movement Speed: 522
Duration: 3/4.5/6/7.5
Faceless Void - Chronosphere
Chronosphere icon.png
Affects: Self and all owned units inside the area.
Movement Speed: 1000
Duration: 4/4.5/6 (Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). 4/5/6)
Flying Courier - Speed Burst
Speed Burst icon.png
Affects: Self
Movement Speed: 650
Duration: 4
Lycan - Shapeshift
Shapeshift icon.png
Affects: Self and all owned units
Movement Speed: 650
Duration: 18
Phantom Lancer - Phantom Rush
Phantom Rush icon.png
Affects: Self
Movement Speed: 800
Duration: 5 or until canceled
Rune of Haste
Cost N/A
Rune of Haste icon.png
Affects: Self
Movement Speed: 522
Duration: 30
Weaver - Shukuchi
Shukuchi icon.png
Affects: Self
Movement Speed: 522
Duration: 4

Balance changelog[edit]


  • Move speed bonuses no longer stack

See also[edit]