Movement Speed Stat Guide for WoW BFA 8.2

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During Legion, it was easy to farm a speed set for your character. And a lot of people were doing it after watching Asmongold with his 170%+ base movement speed set. Legendaries made it easy as some had huge increases to movement speed.

Now in BFA, it’s a bit harder to get movement speed gear, but it is still possible to get high speed.

Using a combination of Legion speed items and BFA items you should be able to get a good amount of movement speed.

Farming old content is one of my favorite aspects of WoW. So I stopped leveling my Fury Warrior at 115 to still be able to use legendaries. (It is better to stop at level 111 but I had already leveled him past that.)

That way I can move with around 174% base movement speed right now, which is a huge advantage in old content. With Bear Tartare and other procs, I am normally around 185-200% with short bursts of 250%.

wow speed stat
To see the Speed Stat in WoW you need to use an addon.

To turn of XP you can talk to Slahtz in Orgrimmar or Behsten in Stormwind.

If you are wondering how you can see the speed stat in WoW, you need to download the addon Deja Character Stats.

WoW BFA Movement Speed Guide Index

Fastest Movement Speed Class

There are a few classes in the game that can move a lot faster than others, but no one class that is far above the rest. Classes with good movement speed are:

Fury Warrior

My favorite, but very gear dependent, and for top speed at the moment has to be locked at level 111-115 to be able to use legendaries from Legion. Whirlwind is very useful when AoE farming quickly.

Since Warriors use plate they have access to some of the best speed legendaries like Aggramar’s Stride and Rethu’s Incessant Courage.

Fury Warrior Movement Talents & Abilities

Heroic Leap


Bounding Stride

War Machine

Demon Hunter

Has a ton of built-in mobility, and are good at soloing. Double Jump, Fel Rush, Glide and Vengeful Retreat can be combined.

Demon Hunter Movement Talents & Abilities

Double Jump

Fel Rush


Vengeful Retreat

Mastery: Demonic Presence


Feral Druid

Good base movement speed because of Cat Form. Good allrounders with a bunch of utility. Swipe is useful when AoE farming. Can use Dreamwalk to quickly reset dungeons.

Feral Druid Movement Talents & Abilities

Cat Form

Feline Swiftness


Tiger Dash

Windwalker Monk

Can use Zen Pilgrimage to quickly reset dungeons.

Windwalker Monk Movement Talents & Abilities


Flying Serpent Kick

Chi Torpedo

Tiger’s Lust

Subtlety Rogue

Can move very fast while stealthed, giving the option to bypass trash mobs.

Subtlety Rogue Movement Talents & Abilities




Fleet Footed



Good soloers with some great passive movement speed. Can multishot while moving which is great for old content.

Hunter Movement Talents & Abilities


Aspect of the Cheetah

Cunning Pet: Pathfinding


Fastest Movement Speed Race

There are a few races that move faster than others.

Zandalari Trolls are now the fastest race due to the Embrace of Gonk racial.

Dark Iron Dwarves are a good race for farming dungeons quickly because of the Dungeon Delver bonus.

Night Elves are slightly faster because of the Quickness bonus.

Worgen have the Darkflight bonus.

Movement Speed Gear

A lot of movement speed can be gained through gear, although less in BFA than back in Legion. I will list both gear for level 111-115 movement speed twinks and for level 120s below.

Head, Shoulder, and Chest


Any Azerite gear with the Longstrider Azerite Power. Longstrider scales with the item level of the gear. It also stacks.

At level 120 there are a lot of ways of getting Azerite gear. But if you want it for a level 111-115 twink there are still quite a few ways of getting gear with Longstrider.

When you do the quest The Heart of Azeroth, you will be rewarded with Azerite gear, some of these have Longstrider. Shift-click on the gear before turning in the quests to see the Azerite powers of each available piece.

The quest The Great Sea Scrolls can be completed quite easily by running around the BFA zones and looting treasure chests.

The main storylines in each BFA zone will reward you with pieces of Azerite gear, some with Longstrider. These are pretty quick to do if you only do the storyline quests.

Some rare mobs drop Azerite gear. Get handy notes for BFA to easily track them down and see their drops on the map.

Get three pieces of Azerite armor with Longstrider

Does Longstrider Stack?

Yes, longstrider does stack, so get one for every possible slot!


Neck will always be the Heart of Azeroth to get Azerite powers and also for stats for Aggramar’s Stride. So it is a great item acutally to increase your speed. Do Missions and Island Expeditions to level it up either way.


Get a Warlords of Draenor cloak and enchant it with Gift of Haste, Crit or Mastery, which also gives 2% speed. You can solo WoD raids to get some good ones. I got lucky and got one on the AH with extra speed and crit, which is the stat I am stacking.

A good example of a WoD cloak with the speed stat and enchant.

Wrist, Hands, Waist & Legs

At level 120 you can either get lucky and get an item with +speed to drop, or you can try to find ones on the AH. On the AH they will most likely be uncommon quality or very expensive epic ones.

wow speed stat gear
A piece of gear from the AH with the speed stat.

For a twink wearing Aggramar’s Stride, you want to stack as much in one secondary stat as possible. Just items with the stat you need from the auction house and try to look for items with speed as well although those tend to be rare.

You can also try to join Mythic Antorus Transmog raids to get +speed gear.

Hunters and Shaman can get Vigilance Perch.

Warriors, Paladins, and Death Knights can consider getting Rethu’s Incessant Courage.


Boots of the Gilded Path is an item that will be available in patch 8.1. It will be very useful when farming old content as you will be looting gold all the time. It requires you to be level 120 though.

Aggramar’s Stride was the best movement speed item in Legion. It is still great for speed twinks. My Fury Warrior gets around 30% speed from just this one item.

The Sentinel’s Eternal Refuge is also a great twink item for Rogues, Monks, Druids, and Demon Hunters.

Another option is getting boots with item level under 136 and enchanting with Enchant Boots – Minor Speed.


Sephuz’s Secret is also another great twink item.

The best rings to use to stack secondary stats for Aggramar’s Stride is the socketed rare quality BFA crafted rings, available on the AH. Remember to socket and enchant.


Chrono Shard works like the legendaries and can only be used at level 115 or lower. Can be gotten through relinquished trinkets from Thaumaturge Vashreen on the Vindicator.

Hunger of the Pack – can also be gotten through relinquished trinkets from Thaumaturge Vashreen on the Vindicator.

For stacking secondary stats you can get Legion era Uncommon trinkets like Corsair’s Spyglass or Dawnswood Hunter’s Fletchings with stats and a socket. These are often available on the AH. Alternatively, you can use Legion trinkets from raids or other sources.


Runeblade of Baron Rivendare is the best weapon for twinking.  Enchant with Windwalk.

Other than the Runeblade you will most likely have to get lucky and get a weapon with +speed or find one with the stats you need or speed on the AH.

wow speed stat weapon

Movement Speed Consumables & Items

Bear Tartare has been nerfed but still provides you with some speed.

Goblin Glider Kit does not affect movement speed but offers some increased movability.

Loot-a-rang makes looting faster and easier in some cases. Getting the Auto Loot Plus addon will make it work better, as looting will be much quicker. Can also be combined with Boots of the Gilded Path.

Movement Speed Addons

Addons won’t impact movement speed directly but there are a couple that is nice to have.

Auto Loot Plus will allow you to loot faster, almost instantly, so that you can move on to the next mob faster.

Deja Character Stats will allow you to see the movement speed stat in-game.

Movement Speed Macros & Key Bindings

I won’t tell you exactly what macros to make as it’s different for every class but I would consider making some for farming with movement speed-focused chars.

On my Fury Warrior, I have one macro.

/targetenemy [noharm]
/cast charge

This macro will target the nearest enemy and charge. I have this bound to my scroll wheel button. One of my extra mouse buttons is bound to Heroic Leap. This way I can almost always cast either Charge or Heroic Leap to move fast through an instance.

If you have any questions or suggestions about increasing your speed stat in WoW, feel free to leave a comment below!

15 thoughts on “Movement Speed Stat Guide for WoW BFA 8.2”

  1. Zandalari troll has 5% movement spees with Gonk buff. Better than what alliance has, and works inside and outside, unlike iron dwarves.

  2. I just wanted to make a note for dks; only stack longstrider in 2 azerite pieces, and 1 with the deaths advance trait. Seems a little faster overall to me that way. I’m going to check with the addon tonight.

  3. For my dk, as far as azerite traits, I like 2 longstriders and on of the death’s advance traits. I’ll double check it with my new addon (thank you for that) tonight. Over the length of a full run though, it feels much faster.

  4. Horde have the fastest race now with Zandalari trolls giving a flat 5% movement speed increase via Embrace of Gronk (Embrace of the Loa racial)..

  5. You want to use an Heirloom cloak and enchant it with a WoD enchant via a lower level toon, and then just mail it back to yourself. This item then scales higher than the WoD item. For example, he used a 140 wod cloak at 110 my cloak is 170

    • Your speed will depend on how much tertiary speed (the type that you can get on gear, that this item appears to increase) you already have, compared with other gear/enchants etc that increase speed. The tertiary speed stat has a diminishing return when used at higher speed levels. For instance, adding 120 speed will give me 5%, if my base speed is at 100%.

      But at 206% speed, I get just under 3% by adding another 120 tertiary speed. Still a decent item though. Nice find!

    • @Billy, can you link how you reached 209%? I’m working on a 115 Warrior, sitting at 151%, think I should have stopped at 111, but wasn’t sure. I’m looking to create the perfect runner, just a project. Did the things in this, but still short.

    • @billy ignore my link request, you already did it Missed the link initially. So a 120, surprised you could reach it that high. Everyone was talking about legion lendaries.

  6. @OP, random question, why would it have been better to hold at 111 vs. 115? I have a 110 warrior I could restart the speed set with, but already have a 115 pretty far alone the line.

  7. Im having my best speedgear as Guardian druid with the Battlefiel Essence Rank 3. Bin damit baseline bei ca. 200% speed. 1 Min Stampeding Roar, 45 Sec Major Von der PVP Essence 50% speed für 10 sec, 45c CD auf tigerrush. Müsste noch einen WOD Umhang farmen mit speed. Kann leider keine 2 handschwert tragen habe aber 435 Waffe mit speed-rating

  8. Hello. Recenly found your guide, i have a question, i have 113 warrior with Aggramar Boos and Belt, is it better to stay at this lvl for more speed or level up to 115?


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