Movement Speed denotes, aptly enough, the speed that a character is normally allowed to move at. Most normal monsters will also move at this speed, some exceptions being Tigers, Raptors, Wyverns, Puks, Sabotenders, and Colibri which can move faster; and even some that move slower such as Marids and Wamouracampa. Monsters typically move slower than normal when they are passive, and will only start to move at their maximum speed once they have become aggressive to a player.
Generally, standard Movement Speed is referred to as "100%" (equivalent to 4 yalms per second), which is the fastest a player can move under normal circumstances. A boost of +100% to Movement Speed essentially doubles the rate at which a character can move. Movement Speed in itself cannot be dropped to 0%; however, the status effect Bind can temporarily prevent movement.
Movement Speed Modifications
Weapons by Level
|Pitchfork +1||1||+12% Movement Speed||While under the Costume Effect.||All|
|Raikiri||56||-??% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||SAM|
Armor by Level
|Councilor's Garb||1||+25% Movement Speed||Within Adoulin||All|
|Destrier Beret||1||+12% Movement Speed||Latent Effect: Lv.30 and below||All|
|Federation Aketon||1||+12% Movement Speed||Within Windurst||All|
|Kingdom Aketon||1||+12% Movement Speed||Within San d'Oria||All|
|Mythril Musketeer Livery||1||+12% Movement Speed||In areas under Bastokan control.||All|
|Patriarch Protector Livery||1||+12% Movement Speed||In areas under Windurstian control.||All|
|Poroggo Coat +1||1||+12% Movement Speed||During Rainy weather.||All|
|Republic Aketon||1||+12% Movement Speed||Within Bastok||All|
|Royal Guard Livery||1||+12% Movement Speed||In areas under San d'Orian control.||All|
|Sprinter's Shoes||1||+12% Movement Speed||Enchantment||All|
|Track Pants +1||1||+8% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||All|
|Areion Boots||20||+12% Movement Speed
Latent effect: "Flee"
|Areion Boots +1||20||+12% Movement Speed
Latent effect: "Flee"
|Strider Boots||20||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||THF/RNG|
|Trotter Boots||20||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||THF/RNG|
|Nomad Moogle Shield||30||+25% Movement Speed||Within city Enchantment||All|
|Storm Crackows||50||+12% Movement Speed||Within Assault.||All|
|Ninja Kyahan||54||+25% Movement Speed||During Nighttime.||NIN|
|Desert Boots||62||+12% Movement Speed||During Earth Weather.||All|
|Mahant Sandals||63||-12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/|
|Crier's Gaiters||70||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN/SCH/GEO|
|Herald's Gaiters||70||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN/SCH|
|Hermes' Sandals||70||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||WAR/MNK/COR/PUP/RUN|
|Hermes' Sandals +1||70||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||WAR/MNK/COR/PUP/RUN|
|Dusk Jerkin Set||72||-??% Movement Speed; effect increases, further decreasing movement speed with amount of pieces worn.||While Equipped.||WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/|
|Crimson Cuisses||73||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||RDM/PLD/DRK/RNG/DRG/BLU/COR/RUN|
|Ninja Kyahan +1||74||+25% Movement Speed||From Dusk to dawn.||NIN|
|Oily Trousers||74||-12.5% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/|
|Blitzer Poleyn||75||+8% Movement Speed||Possible augment||WAR/PLD/DRK/SAM/DRG|
|Desultor Tassets||75||+8% Movement Speed||Possible augment||MNK/THF/BST/RNG/NIN/BLU/COR/PUP/DNC/RUN|
|Skadi's Jambeaux||75||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||THF/BST/RNG/COR|
|Tatsumaki Sitagoromo||75||+8% Movement Speed||Possible augment||WHM/BLM/RDM/BRD/SMN/SCH/GEO|
|Danzo Sune-ate||80||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||SAM/NIN|
|Aoidos' Cothurnes +1||81||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||BRD|
|Aoidos' Cothurnes +2||81||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||BRD|
|Tandava Crackows||83||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||DNC|
|Fajin Boots||95||+18% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||THF/RNG|
|Skadi's Jambeaux +1||99||+18% Movement Speed||While Equipped.||THF/BST/RNG/COR/DNC/RUN|
|Geomancy Sandals||99 (109)||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped||GEO|
|Pillager's Poulaines||99 (109)||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped||THF|
|Geomancy Sandals +1||99 (119)||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped||GEO|
|Hachiya Kyahan||99 (119)||+25% Movement Speed: Dusk to Dawn||While Equipped||NIN|
|Hachiya Kyahan +1||99 (119)||+25% Movement Speed: Dusk to Dawn||While Equipped||NIN|
|Jute Boots||99 (119)||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped||THF/RNG|
|Jute Boots +1||99 (119)||+18% Movement Speed||While Equipped||THF/RNG|
|Pillager's Poulaines +1||99 (119)||+12% Movement Speed||While Equipped||THF|
|Flee||25||+100% Movement Speed||Activate Job Ability.||THF|
|Chocobo Jig||55||+25% Movement Speed||Activate Job Ability.||DNC|
|Bolter's Roll||76||+2~25% Movement Speed;
based on the number rolled.
|Activate Job Ability.||COR|
|Fleet Wind||86||+25% Movement Speed.||Activate Blood Pact: Ward.||SMN|
|Raptor Mazurka||37||+12% Movement Speed||Activate Song.||BRD|
|Chocobo Mazurka||73||+25% Movement Speed||Activate Song.||BRD|
|Hermes Quencher||+87.5% Movement Speed||Use Medicine.||All|
|Chocobo Renter||With Chocobo License: 20
In San d'Oria, Bastok, or Windurst: 15
|+100% Movement Speed||Rent Chocobo.||All|
|Raised Chocobo||20||+??% Movement Speed;
based on the chocobo's Strength.
|Use Chocobo Whistle.||All|
|Atma of Ambition||+12-24% Movement Speed||Set Atma of Ambition with Lunar Abyssite.||All|
|Atma of the Master Crafter||Movement Speed: Major||Set Atma of the Master Crafter with Lunar Abyssite.||All|
|Cheer: Jumbotender||+3% Movement Speed||Activate with Chacharoon.||All|
- The Chocobo status effect is only in effect when riding a chocobo and will override all other forms of movement speed effects, but it will not remove them.
- Flee will overwrite some forms of Weight and all forms of Quickening.
- Using Sprinter's Shoes while under the effect of Flee will have no effect.
- Quickening will take priority over Mazurka, but it will not remove the effect.
- Quickening and Mazurka both stack with Weight.
- Movement speed modifying equipment will stack with all forms of movement speed effects, other than Chocobo and Cheer.
- Boosts to movement from multiple pieces of equipment will not stack with each other. The largest boost is the one the player will receive.
- However, movement speed decrease from equipment will stack.
- Atmas with movement speed only work inside Abyssea zones, and only if that particular Atma is set with a Lunar Abyssite.
Natural movement speed is 100%. All movement speed modifying gear will add/subtract a number to/from that.
- Movement speed is capped at 200%. Low cap is 0% (Bind).
- Weight inflicted from the spell Gravity: -50% Movement Speed
- Weight inflicted from other abilities: -??% Movement Speed, varying by ability.
- Resting in Signet areas while Swift Shoes is active will give a Quickening effect of variable strength, depending on duration of the resting period. See Swift Shoes for details.
- Sprinter's Shoes will give a Quickening effect of +12.5%.