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Boots of Speed

In the vibrant world of Dota 2, let's talk about Boots. Imagine these as a hero's trusty footwear, a pair of reliable shoes that don't just look stylish but provide incredible benefits to aid your hero's movement across the battlefield!
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Fleet footwear, increasing movement.

In the vibrant world of Dota 2, let's talk about Boots. Imagine these as a hero's trusty footwear, a pair of reliable shoes that don't just look stylish but provide incredible benefits to aid your hero's movement across the battlefield!

Base Combat Stats

bonus movement speed

+ 45 Movement Speed

Recipe

Boots of Travel
Phase Boots
Power Treads
Arcane Boots
Tranquil Boots
In the vibrant world of Dota 2, let's talk about Boots. Imagine these as a hero's trusty footwear, a pair of reliable shoes that don't just look stylish but provide incredible benefits to aid your hero's movement across the battlefield!

Additional Insights

But here's the fascinating part, Boots aren't just about speed, they're about strategic advantage. They enable your hero to swiftly navigate the battlefield, secure objectives, and position themselves strategically during engagements, granting a crucial edge in the ever-evolving chaos of battles.

Statistics

The statistics below shows the percentage of hero builds which contain Boots of Speed as a core or non-core item for each role. These statistics are based on our hero guides.

Itemization Strategy

Another universal item in dota that is an accompaniment to every hero in existence. Some heroes tho pick it a little bit later for they have other items to prioritize while keeping their mobility up to par with opponents in the game.

Heroes with Boots of Speed as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Arc Warden
A core item to increase your movement speed to kite or close the gap on enemy heroes as well as improve your farming efficiency by moving between jungle camps and lanes. Gets upgraded to Boots of Travel later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Brewmaster
A core mobility item that lets you close the gap on enemy heroes and land Thunder Clap. Can be upgraded to Boots of Travel later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chen
A core item that boosts your mobility and builds into Guardian Greaves later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Huskar
A core item to increase your movement speed and have more mobility when fighting or running towards power runes. Gets upgraded to Boots of Travel or Power Treads later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Invoker
A core item to increase your movement speed and have more mobility when farming creeps or running towards power runes. Gets upgraded to Boots of Travel or Power Treads later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
A core item to increase your movement speed to have better mobility when fighting, farming, or roaming the map. Builds into Boots of Travel or Arcane Boots later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lone Druid
A core item for both your Spirit Bear and hero that boosts their mobility. The Boots on your bear get upgraded to Power Treads while Lone Druid can get Tranquil Boots later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mirana
A core item that boosts your mobility to roam around the map. Builds into Arcane Boots or Power Treads later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Venomancer
A core item to increase your movement speed to get close to enemy heroes and maintain your harass while slowing them through your spells. Builds into Arcane Boots or Boots of Travel later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Visage
A core item that boosts your mobility to catch up to or get away from enemy heroes. Builds into Tranquil Boots or Power Treads later in the game.

Heroes countered by Boots of Speed

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Abaddon
Gives you movement speed to kite or chase down Abaddon. Also counters the movement slow from Curse of Avernus.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ancient Apparition
Gives you movement speed to close the gap on Ancient Apparition and walk out of Cold Feet proc range. Also counters the movement slow from his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Arc Warden
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Arc Warden. Also counters the movement slow from Flux.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Axe
Gives you movement speed to chase down or kite Axe by staying outside the Berserker's Call and Counter Helix AoE. Also counters the movement slow from Battle Hunger.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Batrider
Gives you movement speed to chase down or outrun Batrider during Firefly. Also counters the movement slow from Sticky Napalm.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Beastmaster
Gives you movement speed to kite or chase down Beastmaster. Also counters the movement slow from Wild Boars and not get run down by right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bloodseeker
Gives you movement speed to kite or chase down Bloodseeker as well as walk out of the Blood Rite AoE to avoid its damage and silence.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bounty Hunter
Gives you movement speed to chase down or outrun Bounty Hunter and not get hit by Jinada as often.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Brewmaster
Gives you movement speed to kite or chase down Brewmaster. Also counters the movement slow from Cinder Brew and Thunder Clap.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bristleback
Gives you movement speed to kite or chase down Bristleback. Also counters the movement slow from Viscous Nasal Goo to not get run down by Quill Spray and right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Broodmother
Gives you movement speed to kite or chase down Broodmother. Also counters the movement slow from Incapacitating Bite and Spawn Spiderlings to not get run down by right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Centaur Warrunner
Gives you movement speed chase down or kite Centaur by staying outside the Hoof Stomp AoE as well as not get run down by Double Edge.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chaos Knight
Gives you movement speed to chase down or kite Chaos Knight by staying outside the Chaos Bolt and Reality Rift ranges.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Clockwerk
Gives you movement speed to chase down or outrun Clockwerk during Battery Assault as well as not get caught inside Power Cogs.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dawnbreaker
Gives you movement speed to chase down or kite Dawnbreaker by staying out of the Starbreaker AoE. Also counters the movement slow from Celestial Hammer.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dazzle
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Dazzle. Also counters the movement slow from Poison Touch and not get run down by Dazzle's right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Death Prophet
Gives you movement speed to close the gap or kite Death Prophet by breaking the Spirit Siphon link. Also counters the movement slow from Silence.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Doom
Gives you movement speed to match Doom's movement speed gain from Scorched Earth to chase or get away from him.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Drow Ranger
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Drow Ranger. Also counters the movement slow from Frost Arrows.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Elder Titan
Gives you movement speed to kite or chase Elder Titan by matching his movement gain from Astral Spirit. Also helps you run out of Echo Stomp and Earth Splitter AoE before they trigger.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ember Spirit
Gives you movement speed to chase down or outrun Ember Spirit while he has Flame Guard on.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Faceless Void
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Faceless Void after Time Walk. Also counters the movement slow from Time Dilation.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Grimstroke
Gives you movement speed to chase down Grimstroke or get out of the Ink Swell AoE. Also counters the movement slow from Stroke of Faith.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Gyrocopter
Gives you movement speed to chase down Gyrocopter or get out of Rocket Barrage range. Also helps you move to safety before Homing Missile stuns you.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Huskar
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Huskar. Also counters the movement slow from Life Break.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Invoker
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Invoker. Also lets you dodge or get out of the way of spells like Tornado and EMP.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Io
Gives you movement speed to match Io's movement gain through Tether to kite or chase him down.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Jakiro
Gives you movement speed to chase down Jakiro or walk out of Macropyre AoE. Also counters the movement slow from Dual Breath.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Juggernaut
Gives you movement speed to kite Juggernaut and get out of Blade Fury AoE.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Legion Commander
Gives you movement speed to kite Legion Commander and stay out of Overwhelming Odds AoE. Also lets you match her movement gain from Press the Attack.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Leshrac
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Leshrac. Also helps you dodge Split Earth and stay out of the Pulse Nova and Diabolic Edict AoE.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lich
Gives you movement speed to close the gap on Lich as well as counter the movement slow from Frost Blast, Frost Shield, and Chain Frost.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lifestealer
Gives you movement speed to kite Lifestealer and counter the movement slow from Ghoul Frenzy. Also helps you match his movement gain from Rage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lone Druid
Gives you movement speed to keep away from Spirit Bear to avoid his Entangling Roots. Also lets you close the gap on Lone Druid.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Luna
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Luna to bring her low and nullify her laning prowess. Also helps you run out of the Eclipse AoE.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Gives you movement speed to match Marci's movement gain through Rebound to kite or chase her down. Also lets you stay out of Dispose range.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mars
Gives you movement speed to kite Mars and make it harder for him to connect with Spear of Mars. Also lets you counter the movement slow from Gods Rebuke.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Medusa
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Medusa. Also lets you counter the movement slow from Mystic Snake.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
Gives you movement speed to kite Monkey King and not give him Jingu Mastery stacks. Also lets you counter the movement slow from Primal Spring.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Muerta
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Muerta. Also lets you counter the movement slow from The Calling.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Night Stalker
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Night Stalker and stay out of the Crippling Fear AoE. Also counters the movement slow from Void.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Omniknight
Gives you movement speed to close the gap on Omniknight or stay out of Purification damage range. Also counters the movement slow from Degen Aura.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pangolier
Gives you movement speed to kite Pangolier as well as dodge Rolling Thunder and Swashbuckle. Also counters the movement slow from Shield Crash.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Primal Beast
Gives you movement speed to kite Primal Beast and outrun him during Trample as well as dodge Onslaught. Also counters the movement slow from Uproar.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pudge
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Pudge as well as dodge Meat Hook. Also counters the movement slow from Rot.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
Gives you movement speed to close the gap on Pugna, get out of Life Drain range, as well as dodge Nether Blast. Also counters the movement slow from Decrepify.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Razor
Gives you movement speed to kite Razor and break Static Link as well as get out of Plasma Field range. Also counters the movement slow from Plasma Field.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Riki
Gives you movement speed to kite Riki and get out of the Smoke Screen and Tricks of the Trade AoE. Also counters the movement slow from Blink Strike and Diffusal Blade.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Fiend
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Shadow Fiend. Also counters the movement slow from Shadowraze.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slardar
Gives you movement speed to kite Slardar and stay out of the Slithereen Crush AoE and Bash of the Deep attack range.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slark
Gives you movement speed to kite Slark and dodge Pounce by running out of its range or changing direction quickly.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sniper
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Sniper. Also counters the movement slow from Shrapnel.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spirit Breaker
Gives you movement speed to kite or chase Spirit Breaker as well as run to safety when targeted by Charge of Darkness.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Templar Assassin
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Templar Assassin as well as avoid her Psi Blades. Also counters the movement slow from Psionic Trap.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Timbersaw
Gives you movement speed to kite Timbersaw and avoid his spells by staying out of their AoE. Also counters the movement slow from Chakram.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Treant Protector
Gives you movement speed to kite or chase down Treant Protector. Also counters the movement slow from Nature's Grasp and Leech Seed.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Troll Warlord
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Troll Warlord. Also counters the movement slow from Whirling Axes (Ranged).
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tusk
Gives you movement speed to get out Ice Shards and move to safety before Snowball connects with you. Also counters the movement slow from Tag Team right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Underlord
Gives you movement speed to kite Underlord and get out of Firestorm and Pit of Malice AoE to avoid the damage and multiple roots.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Undying
Gives you movement speed to kite or chase down Undying. Also counters the movement slow from Tombstone zombies.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ursa
Gives you movement speed to kite or chase down Ursa. Also counters the movement slow from Earthshock.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Venomancer
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Venomancer. Also counters the movement slow from Venomous Gale, Poison Sting, and Noxious Plague.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Viper
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Viper. Also counters the movement slow from Poison Attack, Corrosive Skin, and Viper Strike.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Void Spirit
Gives you movement speed to kite Void Spirit and dodge the Aether Remnant and Dissimilate damage and control.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Gives you movement speed to kite or close the gap on Windranger and dodge the Shackleshot latch. Also counters the movement slow from Powershot.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Witch Doctor
Gives you movement speed to close the gap on Witch Doctor and get away from allies when targeted by Paralyzing Cask. Also lets you run out of the Death Ward attack range.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Wraith King
Gives you movement speed to kite Wraith King and his skeletons. Also counters the movement slow from Wraithfire Blast and Reincarnation.

Trivia

Boots of Speed were originally introduced as a basic item providing a flat increase to a hero's movement speed. This seemingly simple item became a core part of nearly every hero's early-game inventory due to its impact on maneuverability.
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