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Speed

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For the Korean Terran player see SpeeD
For the player previously known as Speed see Cure.
For Attack Speed see Cooldown.

Speed is a property of units and attacks. Faster units have the freedom to flee from or force an engagement with slower units. Movement Speed is measured in game distance units per second (these are the same distance units used to measure Range).

Superscript Key[edit]

By default, Zerg units are off creep and unburrowed, and all units have no speed upgrades. Units that benefit from creep and/or speed upgrades are listed more than once.

  • S: Unit after passive speed upgrade
  • B: Zerg unit Burrowed
  • C: Zerg unit on Creep
  • A: Unit using activated speed ability

Movement Speeds by Speed[edit]

Units here are divided into general categories of mostly similar speeds, although Very Slow and Very Fast also contain the outlying units.

Very Slow[edit]

Unit Race Speed
Overlord Zerg 0.902
Lifted Building Terran 1.31
Queen Zerg 1.31
Spine Crawler, Spore Crawler Zerg 1.4
Brood Lord, RoachB Zerg 1.97

Slow[edit]

Unit Race Speed
RoachB C Zerg 2.56
Carrier, Mothership, High Templar, Observer, Void RayA S Protoss 2.62
Battlecruiser, Thor Terran 2.62
Locust, Overseer, OverlordS Zerg 2.62
InfestorB Zerg 2.8
Void RayA Protoss 2.89

Normal[edit]

Units Race Speed
Colossus, Disruptor, Immortal, Sentry, Tempest, Zealot Protoss 3.15
Hellbat, Marauder, Marine, Siege Tank, Viking (Assault Mode) Terran 3.15
Changeling (Undisguised), Hydralisk, Infestor, Roach, Swarm Host Zerg 3.15
Adept Protoss 3.5
Medivac Terran 3.5
Baneling, QueenC, Spine CrawlerC, Spore CrawlerC Zerg 3.5
InfestorB C Zerg 3.64
LocustC Zerg 3.66

Fast[edit]

Unit Race Speed
Void Ray Protoss 3.85
Banshee, Viking (Fighter Mode) Terran 3.85
Ravager Zerg 3.85
Archon, Dark Templar, ObserverS, Probe Protoss 3.94
Ghost, MULE, SCV, Widow Mine Terran 3.94
Drone, HydraliskS Zerg 3.94
InfestorC, RoachC, Swarm HostC,HydraliskC Zerg 4.09
Stalker, Warp Prism Protoss 4.13
MedivacS, Raven Terran 4.13
BanelingS, Lurker Ultralisk, Viper, Zergling Zerg 4.13
RoachS Zerg 4.2
BanelingC, LurkerS Zerg 4.55
Void RayS Protoss 4.65
ZealotS Protoss 4.72
Corruptor, OverseerS Zerg 4.72
Cyclone, Liberator, MarauderA, MarineA Terran 4.72
UltraliskS Zerg 4.95
RavagerC Zerg 5.0

Very Fast[edit]

Unit Race Speed
BansheeS, Reaper Terran 5.25
Warp PrismS Protoss 5.36
BanelingS C, Broodling, LurkerC, UltraliskC, UltraliskS C, ZerglingC Zerg 5.37
RoachS C Zerg 5.46
Shade (Adept), Oracle Protoss 5.6
Mutalisk Zerg 5.6
LurkerS C Zerg 5.91
MedivacA Terran 5.94
Phoenix, Purification Nova (Disruptor) Protoss 5.95
Hellion Terran 5.95
ZerglingS Zerg 6.57
ZerglingS C Zerg 8.54
ZealotS A Protoss 10.4
Interceptor Protoss 10.5

Movement Speeds by Unit[edit]

Protoss[edit]

Unit Speed
High Templar 2.62
Carrier 2.62
Mothership 2.62
Observer 2.62
Void RayA S 2.62
Void RayA 2.89
Colossus 3.15
Disruptor 3.15
Immortal 3.15
Sentry 3.15
Zealot 3.15
Tempest 3.15
Adept 3.5
Void Ray 3.85
Archon 3.94
Dark Templar 3.94
ObserverS 3.94
Probe 3.94
Stalker 4.13
Warp Prism 4.13
Void RayS 4.65
ZealotS 4.72
Warp PrismS 5.36
Shade (Adept) 5.6
Oracle 5.6
Phoenix 5.95
Purification Nova (Disruptor) 5.95
ZealotSA 10.4
Interceptor 10.5

Terran[edit]

Unit Speed
Lifted Buildings 1.31
Battlecruiser 2.62
Thor 2.62
Hellbat 3.15
Marauder 3.15
Marine 3.15
Siege Tank 3.15
Viking (Assualt Mode) 3.15
Medivac 3.5
Banshee 3.85
Viking (Fighter Mode) 3.85
Ghost 3.94
MULE 3.94
SCV 3.94
Widow Mine 3.94
MedivacS 4.13
Raven 4.13
Cyclone 4.72
Liberator 4.72
MarauderA 4.72
MarineA 4.72
BansheeS 5.25
Reaper 5.25
MedivacA 5.94
Hellion 5.95

Zerg[edit]

Unit Speed Speed on creep
Overlord 0.902
Queen 1.31 3.5
Spine Crawler 1.4 3.5
Spore Crawler 1.4 3.5
Brood Lord 1.97
RoachB 1.97 2.56
Overseer 2.62
Locust 2.62 3.68
OverlordS 2.62
InfestorB 2.8 3.64
Changeling (Undisguised) 3.15 3.15
Hydralisk 3.15 4.09
Infestor 3.15 4.09
Roach 3.15 4.09
Swarm Host 3.15 4.09
Baneling 3.5 4.55
Ravager 3.85 5.0
Drone 3.94 3.94
Viper 4.13
BanelingS 4.13 5.37
Lurker 4.13 5.37
Ultralisk 4.13 5.37
Zergling 4.13 5.37
RoachS 4.2 5.46
LurkerS 4.55 5.91
OverseerS 4.72
Corruptor 4.73
UltraliskS 4.95 5.37
Broodling 5.37 5.37
Mutalisk 5.6
ZerglingS 6.57 8.54

All Units[edit]

Unit Speed
High Templar 2.62
Carrier 2.62
Mothership 2.62
Observer 2.62
Void RayA S 2.62
Void RayA 2.89
Colossus 3.15
Disruptor 3.15
Immortal 3.15
Sentry 3.15
Zealot 3.15
Tempest 3.15
Adept 3.5
Void Ray 3.85
Archon 3.94
Dark Templar 3.94
ObserverS 3.94
Probe 3.94
Stalker 4.13
Warp Prism 4.13
Void RayS 4.65
ZealotS 4.72
Warp PrismS 5.36
Shade (Adept) 5.6
Oracle 5.6
Phoenix 5.95
Purification Nova (Disruptor) 5.95
ZealotSA 10.4
Interceptor 10.5
Lifted Buildings 1.31
Battlecruiser 2.62
Thor 2.62
Hellbat 3.15
Marauder 3.15
Marine 3.15
Siege Tank 3.15
Viking (Assualt Mode) 3.15
Medivac 3.5
Banshee 3.85
Viking (Fighter Mode) 3.85
Ghost 3.94
MULE 3.94
SCV 3.94
Widow Mine 3.94
MedivacS 4.13
Raven 4.13
Cyclone 4.72
Liberator 4.72
MarauderA 4.72
MarineA 4.72
BansheeS 5.25
Reaper 5.25
MedivacA 5.94
Hellion 5.95
Overlord 0.9
Queen 1.31
Spine Crawler 1.4
Spore Crawler 1.4
Infested TerranC 1.7
Brood Lord 1.97
RoachB 1.97
RoachBC 2.56
Locust 2.62
Overseer 2.62
OverlordS 2.63
InfestorB 2.8
RoachBS 3.14
Changeling (Undisguised) 3.15
Hydralisk 3.15
Infestor 3.15
Roach 3.15
Swarm Host 3.15
Baneling 3.5
QueenC 3.5
Spine CrawlerC 3.5
Spore CrawlerC 3.5
InfestorBC 3.64
LocustC 3.66
Ravager 3.85
Drone 3.94
HydraliskS 3.94
RoachBSC 4.08
HydraliskC 4.09
InfestorC 4.09
RoachC 4.09
Swarm HostC 4.09
BanelingS 4.13
Lurker 4.13
Ultralisk 4.13
Viper 4.13
Zergling 4.13
RoachS 4.2
BanelingC 4.55
LurkerS 4.55
Corruptor 4.72
OverseerS 4.72
UltraliskS 4.96
RavagerC 5
HydraliskSC 5.12
BanelingSC 5.37
LurkerC 5.37
UltraliskC 5.37
ZerglingC 5.37
Broodling 5.37
UltraliskSC 5.37
RoachSC 5.46
Mutalisk 5.6
LurkerSC 5.91
ZerglingS 6.57
ZerglingSC 8.54

Abilities that affect Speed[edit]

Abilities[edit]

Caster: Zealot
Duration: 2.5 s
Hotkey: C
Temporarily increases the movement speed of a Zealot by 5.67, to a total of 10.4, allowing Zealots to intercept nearby enemies. Researching the upgrade increases the base movement speed of Zealots to 4.725, making a Zealot as fast as a stimmed Marine.
Caster: Adept
Cooldown: 11 s
Hotkey: F
Projects an invulnerable Shade that can move but cannot attack. After 7 seconds, the Adept teleports to the Shade's location.
Caster: Void Ray
Cooldown: 42.9
Duration: 14.3
Hotkey: E
Realigns the Void Ray's Prismatic Beam to gain +6 damage vs. armored units for 14.3 seconds. While Prismatic Alignment is active, movement speed is reduced by 25%.
Caster: Mothership
100
Radius: 3.5
Hotkey: T
After a 1.79 second delay, warps spacetime within the target area for 7 seconds. Enemy units and structures within the field will have attack and movement speeds reduced by 50%.
Duration: 11 s
Hotkey: T
Increases the movement speed and firing rate by 50% at the cost of 10 HP for a Marine or 20 HP for a Marauder.
Duration: 1.07 s
Slows an enemy's movement speed by 50% when hit by the Marauder's attack. The slowing effect does not stack, but the timer is refreshed by subsequent hits. Massive units are immune to the slow.
Hotkey: B
Speed boost that increases Medivac's movement speed and acceleration to 5.94 for 4.3 seconds.
Duration: Permanent
Zerg unit is immune to snare, stun, mind control, and movement altering effects.
Caster: Infestor
75
Range: 10
Radius: 2.25
Hotkey: F
Target units take 30 damage over 3 seconds and have movement speed reduced by 75%. Reveals cloaked and burrowed units. Affected units cannot Blink, Tactical Jump, or load into transports or buildings.

Passive Upgrades[edit]

Gravitic Boosters
 100      100      57 Hotkey: B
Researched from: Robotics Bay
Increases the movement speed of the Observer. Their speed and acceleration is increased by 50%.
Gravitic Drive
 100      100      57 Hotkey: G
Researched from: Robotics Bay
Increases the movement speed and acceleration of the Warp Prism.
Flux Vanes
 100      100      57 Hotkey: F
Researched from: Fleet Beacon
Increases the Void Ray's movement speed by 0.798 and its acceleration by 0.962. The Prismatic Alignment ability reduces movement speed to 2.624.
Rapid Reignition System
 100      100      57 Hotkey: R
Researched from: Fusion Core
Reduces the cooldown of Medivac's Ignite Afterburners from 14 to 9 seconds and increases the Medivac's base movement speed from 3.5 to 4.13. However, this upgrade does not affect Medivac's movement speed during the Ignite Afterburners effect.
Hyperflight Rotors
 150      150      121 Hotkey: B
Researched from: Tech Lab
Increases the movement speed of Banshees from 3.85 to 5.25.
 100      100      43 Hotkey: P
Researched from: Hatchery
Increases the movement speed of Overlords to 2.63 and Overseers to 4.72.
Glial Reconstitution
 100      100      79 Hotkey: G
Researched from: Roach Warren
Requires: Lair
Increases Roach movement speed to 4.2 (+1.05) while unburrowed, and to 4.4 while burrowed under creep.
Muscular Augments
 100      100      71 Hotkey: A
Researched from: Hydralisk Den
Requires: Lair
Increases the movement speed of Hydralisks
 150      150      57 Hotkey: D
Researched from: Lurker Den
Requires: Hive
Reduces the time Lurkers take to burrow from 2 seconds to 0.7 seconds and increases their movement speed.
 150      150      42.9 Hotkey: A
Researched from: Ultralisk Cavern
Increases the movement speed of Ultralisks off creep.

Acceleration[edit]

Units also have Acceleration, the rate by which speed increases until the maximum. Acceleration is partially responsible for how agile and easy to micro units are. For example, Vikings, Ravens and Banshees have the same movement speed, but different accelerations. Air Units and Workers have defined accelerations. Ground units other than workers, as well as Interceptors, have effectively instantaneous acceleration (1000). Gravitic Boosters, Gravitic Drive, Flux Vanes and Ignite Afterburners also increase acceleration.

Protoss[edit]

Unit Acceleration
Carrier 1.4875
Mothership 1.925
Tempest 2.1
Void Ray, Void RayA, Void RayA S 2.8
Observer 2.975
Probe 3.5
Warp PrismS 3.675
Void RayS 3.7625
Oracle 4.2
ObserverS 4.4625
Phoenix 4.55
Warp PrismS 5.25

Terran[edit]

Unit Acceleration
Battlecruiser 1.4
Lifted Buildings 1.8375
Raven 2.8
Medivac 3.15
MULE 3.5
SCV 3.5
Viking (Fighter Mode) 3.675
Banshee 4.55
Liberator 4.9
MedivacA 703.15

Zerg[edit]

Unit Acceleration
Brood Lord 1.4875
Overlord 1.4875
Overseer 2.975
Drone 3.5
Corruptor 4.2
Viper 4.2
Mutalisk 4.9

Patch Changes[edit]