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Disambig icon.png "Swift" redirects here. For the NPC named "Swift", see Swift (NPC). For the NPC effect, see Swiftness (effect).


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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. 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. Swiftness stacks in duration, up to 9 stacks.

Related skills[edit]

See also: Boon#Related skills

Weapon skills that grant swiftness[edit]

Underwater weapon skills that grant swiftness[edit]

Healing skills that grant swiftness[edit]

Utility skills that grant swiftness[edit]

Elite skills that grant swiftness[edit]

Skills with special conditions that grant swiftness[edit]

Combos that grant swiftness[edit]

Related traits[edit]

See also: Boon#Related traits

Traits that grant swiftness[edit]

Traits that improve swiftness[edit]

Related effects[edit]

Effects that grant swiftness[edit]

Related equipment[edit]

See also: Boon#Related equipment

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
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.