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Guild Wars

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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This article summarizes the attack speed of all weapons.

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Melee Weapons

Daggers1 1.33 seconds
Axe 1.33 seconds
Sword 1.33 seconds
Scythe2 1.75 seconds
Hammer 1.75 seconds
  1. Excluding double strikes.
  2. Strikes multiple targets

Ranged Weapons

Weapon Refire Rate Range1 Flight Time2 Arc Size
Staff 1.75 seconds 1.2 1.0 seconds3 Small
Wand 1.75 seconds 1.2 1.0 seconds3 Small
Spear 1.5 seconds 1.0 1.0 seconds3 Small
Longbow class 2.4 seconds 1.35 0.75 seconds (1.0 s) Medium
Flatbow class 2.0 seconds 1.35 1.0 seconds (1.35 s) Large
Horn Bow class 2.7 seconds 1.2 0.75 seconds (0.9 s) Medium
Recurve Bow class 2.4 seconds 1.2 0.5 seconds (0.6 s) Small
Shortbow class 2.0 seconds 1.0 0.65 seconds (0.65 s) Medium
  1. Range is approximated in the radius of the aggro circle.
  2. Flight Time is for a target at Shortbow range distance, with the flight time for maximal range in parenthesis.
  3. Estimated.

Increased Attack Speed and Decreased Attack Speed

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Melee Weapons

Weapon Normal Attack Speed 33% IAS 25% IAS -30% DAS -50% DAS
Daggers 1.33 seconds 0.89 seconds 0.99 seconds 1.73 seconds 1.99 seconds
Axe 1.33 seconds 0.89 seconds 0.99 seconds 1.73 seconds 1.99 seconds
Sword 1.33 seconds 0.89 seconds 0.99 seconds 1.73 seconds 1.99 seconds
Scythe 1.75 seconds 1.17 seconds 1.31 seconds 2.27 seconds 2.62 seconds
Hammer 1.75 seconds 1.17 seconds 1.31 seconds 2.27 seconds 2.62 seconds

Ranged Weapons

Weapon Normal Attack Speed 33% IAS 25% IAS -30% DAS -50% DAS
Staff 1.75 seconds 1.17 seconds 1.31 seconds 2.27 seconds 2.62 seconds
Wand 1.75 seconds 1.17 seconds 1.31 seconds 2.27 seconds 2.62 seconds
Spear 1.5 seconds 1.0 seconds 1.13 seconds 1.95 seconds 2.25 seconds
Longbow class 2.4 seconds 1.6 seconds 1.8 seconds 3.12 seconds 3.6 seconds
Flatbow class 2.0 seconds 1.33 seconds 1.5 seconds 2.6 seconds 3.0 seconds
Horn Bow class 2.7 seconds 1.8 seconds 2.03 seconds 3.51 seconds 4.05 seconds
Recurve Bow class 2.4 seconds 1.6 seconds 1.8 seconds 3.12 seconds 3.6 seconds
Shortbow class 2.0 seconds 1.33 seconds 1.5 seconds 2.6 seconds 3.0 seconds

Notes

  • Attack speed will not stack to exceed +33% or -50%.
  • The IAS from certain consumables will stack additively up to the maximum of +33%.
  • Note that skills increasing attack speed by 33% actually increase the number of hits in a time period by 50%, and 25% increases hits by 33%.
  • Increased or decreased attack speed effects also affect attack skills that have an activation time.

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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

The Attack speed of a weapon determines the rate of attack of a player wielding that weapon. This is a factor which is often considered by players when forming strategies for activities such as player-killing. Weapons such as the abyssal whip and the dragon dagger are extremely popular because of their high attack speed.

The speed of each weapon is represented by a bar on which there are several possible values ranging from 7 (fastest) to 1 (slowest). The bar is separated into ten squares of lightening shades of blue. The value represents the number of squares shown, with 10 displaying a full bar and 0 displaying an empty bar. The delay time in seconds between each attack is equal to 6 - 0.6*(Speed Value). If the attack mode is set to 'Rapid', the speed value increases by 1. If the attack speed of a weapon is 8 or higher the player will hit again before the previous damage vanishes. If a player is under the effect of a Miasmic spell, his or her melee and ranged attack speed will be slowed by 50%.

An animation which cycles through each speed value
Attack Speeds of Various Weapon Types
Speed Image Weapon Types Notes
7 File:Speed3.gif Darts and Throwing knives The fastest of any regular weapon type, a speed value of 7 is reserved for only the fastest Ranged weapons. Popular for training. Note that short bows with rapid attacking style have attack speed of 7, making them the fastest weapons in F2P.
6 File:speed4.gif Daggers, swords, scimitars, claws, Zamorakian Spear, Saradomin Sword, Toktz-Xil-Ak, Toktz-Xil-Ek, Abyssal whip, God staves, Slayer staff, Ancient staff, shortbows, Hunter's crossbow, Karil's crossbow, Toktz-Xil-Ul, and the Salamanders, when in Ranged Attack mode. A notch down from the rapid-fire Ranged weapons are the quickest melee weapons, the faster staves, a variety of obsidian weapons, and the shortbows, along with a few crossbows.
5 File:speed5.gif Longswords, maces, axes, spears, pickaxes, TzHaar-Ket-Em, Torag's hammers, Guthan's warspear, Verac's flail, normal and elemental staves, normal, elemental, and mystic battlestaves, Iban's staff, Composite bows, Ogre composite bow, Seercull, Crystal bow, and Throwing axes . The barrows melee weapons are sometimes used by advanced players. The Dragon longsword and Crystal bow are also common among players.
4 File:speed6.gif

Battleaxes, warhammers, the Godsword, Barrelchest anchor, Ahrim's staff, Toktz-Mej-Tal, longbows, Dorgeshuun crossbow, Metal crossbows, Hand cannon and javelins .

3 File:speed7.gif Two-handed swords, halberds, Granite maul, Balmung, TzHaar-Ket-Om, and Dharok's greataxe . A speed value of 3 seems to be reserved for two-handed melee weapons, which make their first appearance excluding the Godsword and spears. The Dharok's greataxe, the obsidian maul, the dragon two-handed sword, and the dragon halberd are all notables which remain popular among those who like strength over attack speed.
2 File:speed8.gif Only the Ogre bow . This weapon is almost exclusively used for Chompy hunting, although the ogre composite bow is better.
1 File:speed9.gif Only the Dark bow . This bow, although slow, is the only one able to fire dragon arrows, hits up to 48, and fires two arrows at once. This weapon is often used by players attempting to kill their opponent with a single hit.
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Only the Dwarf multicannon


and the Easter Carrot

While the cannon cannot be truly equipped, its rate of attack is the fastest of any weapon if it is used properly. It's also very powerful among ranged weapons, only beaten by the dark bow, the hand cannon and the rune crossbow with more powerful enchanted bolts.


The Easter Carrot was a reward from the Easter Bunny only during the 2009 Easter Event.

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This article uses material from the "Attack speed" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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