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Quickness is a boon that increases attack and action speeds by 50%.“
Skills and actions are faster.
— In-game description
- 1 Related skills
- 2 Related traits
- 3 Related equipment
- 4 Related Consumables
- 5 Notes
- 6 Version history
- 7 Trivia
Weapon skills that grant quickness
- Conjure Lightning Hammer
- Dragon Banner
Utility skills that grant quickness
- Potent Haste
- Overwhelming Celerity
- Phase Traversal
- Quickening Zephyr
- Elixir U
- Arcane Thievery
- Mantra of Concentration
- Signet of Inspiration
- Well of Action
Elite skills that grant quickness
Profession mechanics that grant quickness
- Primary article: Conditions#Skills that convert conditions into boons
Skills/traits/actions that ignore quickness
- Finish or Resurrect on downed enemies/allies.
- Renewed Focus
- Unrelenting Assault
- Warding Rift
- Surge of the Mists
- Phase Smash
- Crystal Hibernation
- Soothing Bastion
- Riposting Shadows
- Phase Traversal
- Impossible Odds
- Call to Anguish
Traits that grant quickness
- Nature Magic
Traits that improve quickness
- Primary article: Conditions#Traits that convert conditions into boons
Upgrade components that apply quickness
- Superior Rune of the Chronomancer (Gain quickness for 2 seconds when you cast a well)
- Superior Rune of the Cavalier - Using an Engage ability grants quickness and bonus damage for 5 seconds (Cooldown: 20s.)
- Superior Sigil of Agility (Gain quickness for 1 second on weapon swap, cooldown 9 seconds)
- Superior Sigil of Rage (Gain quickness for 3 seconds on critical hit, cooldown 20 seconds)
- Superior Sigil of Celerity (Gain quickness for 5 seconds on disabling a foe, cooldown 20 seconds)
Upgrade components that affect quickness
- Superior Rune of the Firebrand (Increases duration; total of 40% for a full set of 6 Superior Runes of the Firebrand.)
- Cup of Light-Roasted Coffee - Nourishment (20 m): Gain 5 seconds of quickness on dismount. (Cooldown: 20 seconds)
- Skills already in mid-cast are affected when quickness is initially applied.
- Skills that are not finished casting when quickness wears off will slow to their normal speed.
- Quickness won't affect your resurrect or finish speed.
- Skills with a movement component, such as Savage Leap, or that block, evade, or make you invulnerable for a duration, like Crystal Hibernation or Renewed Focus, are not affected by quickness.
- Quickness will increase the speed of channeled skills, including non-combat actions such as gathering from resource nodes, opening chests, building siege weapons, or communing with places of power.
- Quickness will only increase the attack speed of regular attacks from devourer, spider, smokescale, bristleback or wyvern pets. On any other pet, quickness does not increase regular attack speed.
|October 18, 2016||
|April 19, 2016||
|January 26, 2016||
|June 23, 2015|| Specialization update:
|March 26, 2013||
|October 07, 2012||
|August 28, 2012|| Game release:
- Prior to the 26th March 2013 update, quickness would boost attack and action speed by 100% instead of the current 50%. To compensate for the reduction in effectiveness, some skills had their duration increased slightly.