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Disambig icon.png "Swift" redirects here. For the NPC named "Swift", see Swift (NPC). For other effects with the same name, see Swiftness (disambiguation).



Effect type
Max. duration
60 seconds
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Movement speed increased by 33%; stacks duration.

— In-game description

Swiftness is a boon that provides an increase to movement speed. Most other effects that provide a bonus to movement speed (e.g. certain traits and signets) do not stack with swiftness; only the highest increase in movement speed will be applied. See the movement speed page for more details.

Swiftness stacks in duration, up to 60 seconds.

Related skills[edit]

See also: Boon#Related skills

Weapon skills that grant swiftness

Bundle skills that grant swiftness

Transform skills that grant swiftness

Healing skills that grant swiftness

Utility skills that grant swiftness

Elite skills that grant swiftness

Profession mechanic skills that grant swiftness

Pet skills that grant swiftness

Skills that convert crippled into swiftness

Primary article: Boon#Skills that convert conditions into boons

Combos that grant swiftness

Racial skills that grant swiftness

Common skills that grant swiftness

Related traits[edit]

See also: Boon#Related traits

Traits that grant swiftness

Trait skills that grant swiftness

Traits that improve swiftness

Traits that convert crippled into swiftness[edit]

Primary article: Boons#Traits that convert conditions into boons

Related effects[edit]

Effects that grant swiftness[edit]

Related equipment[edit]

See also: Boon#Related equipment

Relics that grant swiftness[edit]

Relics that benefit from swiftness[edit]

Upgrade components that grant swiftness[edit]


Upgrade components that affect swiftness[edit]


Related consumables[edit]

Consumables that grant swiftness[edit]

Player chatter[edit]

When swiftness is applied to a character they will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on their race and gender.

Race Gender
Male Female
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura Accelerate! Accelerating!
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr Faster! Swiftly!
Human tango icon 20px.png Human Eat my dust! I could outrun a centaur!
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn Faster! Quickly!
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari Swift and steady. I'm fast as the wind!

Version history[edit]

Patch Changes
October 26, 2021
  • Positive percentage-based enhancements now display with a "+." For example, swiftness now displays "+33% Movement Speed" instead of "33% Movement Speed."
October 05, 2021
  • Fixed a bug causing duration-stacking boons to be affected by a hidden stack limit of 9, which in some cases could come into effect before stacking to that boon's expected duration cap. This resulted in some boons having a lower total duration than expected. This hidden stack limit has been removed for duration-stacking boons that also have a maximum duration—alacrity, fury, protection, quickness, resistance, resolution, swiftness, and vigor.
June 08, 2021
  • Maximum duration has been increased from 30 seconds to 60 seconds.
May 11, 2021
  • Duration-stacking boons and conditions now behave consistently. They directly stack durations added from all sources, do not have hidden stack limits, and generally have shorter maximum durations. (30 seconds)
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Boon to Condition Conversion: Swiftness converts to crippled for 10 seconds. (+5 seconds).
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Swiftness has been added to the game.