Attack Speed

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Attack Speed decreases the startup time of an autoattack and the cooldown time between each attacks. In simpler terms, it determines how fast a unit can attack. Attack speed is based on a unit's Base Attack Time, and is increases with Agility, attack speed stats, and abilities.

Base Attack Time[edit | edit source]

Base Attack Time determines how fast a unit attacks without any attack speed modifiers. BAT is measured in seconds between each attack. The lower the BAT, the faster the attack.

All heroes have a BAT of 1.7 except the following:

Hero Base Attack Ttime
War Beast.jpg War Beast (w/ War Beast Metamorphosis.jpg Metamorphosis) 1.4
Magebane.jpg Magebane 1.45
Pebbles.jpg Pebbles (w/ Level 1 Pebbles Enlarge.jpg Enlarge) 1.9
Pebbles.jpg Pebbles (w/ Level 2 Pebbles Enlarge.jpg Enlarge) 2.1
Pebbles.jpg Pebbles (w/ Level 3 Pebbles Enlarge.jpg Enlarge) 2.3

Formula[edit | edit source]

Attack Time = BAT / ((1 + (AS / 100)) * %AS * %AS Slow)
Attacks per Second = ((1 + (AS / 100)) * %AS * %AS Slow) / BAT

Simply put, +1 AS is equal to a 1% increase to your attack speed, and vice versa. 1 point of Agility grants +1 AS.

Almost all forms of attack speed buffs or debuffs are additive or subtractive. In case of percentage AS modifiers, it multiplies your total AS modifiers by the percentage, multiplying by percentage AS increases, then percentage AS slows, like Movement Speed modifiers.

Attack Speed required to increase attacks per second[edit | edit source]

Since HoN's servers run at 20 frames per second, a unit must reach the next 'step' in the server frame when attacking faster than once per second in order to receive an actual increase in damage output.

This chart lists the amount of +Attack Speed required to increase actual attacks per second. This chart only applies to heroes with 1.7 BAT.

Frames per attack Seconds per attack Attacks per second +AS required
20 1.00 1.00 +70
19 0.95 1.05 +79
18 0.90 1.11 +89
17 0.85 1.18 +100
16 0.80 1.25 +113
15 0.75 1.33 +127
14 0.70 1.43 +143
13 0.65 1.54 +163
12 0.60 1.67 +183
11 0.55 1.82 +209
10 0.50 2.00 +240
9 0.45 2.22 +278
8 0.40 2.50 +325
7 0.35 2.85 +386
6 0.30 3.33 +467
5 0.25 4.00 +580
4 0.20 5.00 +750
3 0.15 6.66 +1033
2 0.10 10.0 +1600
1 0.05 20.0 +3300

Attack Speed Sources[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

Item +Attack Speed +Agility Total AS increase
Hypercrown.jpg Hypercrown 150 0 150
Elder Parasite.jpg Elder Parasite (w/ active) 15 (+80 from active) 0 95
Spiked Bola.jpg Spiked Bola 35 30 65
Wingbow.jpg Wingbow 30 30 60
Daemonic Breastplate.jpg Daemonic Breastplate 30 + 20 (from Aura) 0 50
Genjuro.jpg Genjuro 25 25 50
Thunderclaw.jpg Thunderclaw 45 0 45
Warpcleft.jpg Warpcleft 45 0 45
Dawnbringer.jpg Dawnbringer 25 18 43
Geometer's Bane.jpg Geometer's Bane 15 26 41
Frostburn.jpg Frostburn 20 16 36
Searing Light.jpg Searing Light 20 16 36
Insanitarius.jpg Insanitarius (toggled) 25 (+10 from Toggle) 0 35
Firebrand.jpg Firebrand 15 16 31
Alacrity Band.jpg Alacrity Band 30 0 30
Alchemist's Bones.jpg Alchemist's Bones 30 0 30
Hellflower.jpg Hellflower 30 0 30
Nullfire Blade.jpg Nullfire Blade 0 30 30
Steamboots.jpg Steamboots (Agility) 20 10 30
Dancing Blade.jpg Dancing Blade 0 25 25
Insanitarius.jpg Insanitarius (untoggled) 25 0 25
Steamboots.jpg Steamboots (Non-Agility) 20 0 20
Elder Parasite.jpg Elder Parasite 15 0 15
Gloves of the Swift.jpg Gloves of the Swift 15 0 15
Harkon's Blade.jpg Harkon's Blade 15 0 15
Restoration Stone.jpg Restoration Stone 15 0 15
Arcana.jpg Arcana 10 0 10
Assassin's Shroud.jpg Assassin's Shroud 10 0 10
Blessed Orb.jpg Blessed Orb 0 10 10
Item Energizer.jpg Energizer 0 10 10
Frostwolf's Skull.jpg Frostwolf's Skull 0 10 10
Grimoire of Power.jpg Grimoire of Power 0 10 10
Quickblade.jpg Quickblade 0 10 10
Spellshards.jpg Spellshards 10 0 10
Staff of the Master.jpg Staff of the Master 0 10 10
Steamstaff.jpg Steamstaff 10 0 10
Astrolabe.jpg Astrolabe 0 8 8
Iron Shield.jpg Iron Shield 0 8 8
Grave Locket.jpg Grave Locket (charged) 0 7 7
Void Talisman.jpg Void Talisman 0 7 7
Fleetfeet.jpg Fleetfeet 0 6 6
Soulscream Ring.jpg Soulscream Ring 0 6 6
Barrier Idol.jpg Barrier Idol 0 5 5
Refreshing Ornament.jpg Refreshing Ornament 0 5 5
Soultrap.jpg Soultrap 0 5 5
Grave Locket.jpg Grave Locket (uncharged) 0 4 4
Major Totem.jpg Major Totem 0 4 4
Amulet of Exile.jpg Amulet of Exile 0 3 3
Duck Boots.jpg Duck Boots 0 3 3
Fortified Bracer.jpg Fortified Bracer 0 3 3
Plated Greaves.jpg Plated Greaves 0 3 3
Power Supply.jpg Power Supply 0 3 3
Ring of Sorcery.jpg Ring of Sorcery 0 3 3
Pretender's Crown.jpg Pretender's Crown 0 2 2
Shaman's Headdress.jpg Shaman's Headdress 0 2 2
Shield of the Five.jpg Shield of the Five 0 2 2
Orb of Zamos.jpg Orb of Zamos 0 2 2
Minor Totem.jpg Minor Totem 0 1 1

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Unit Source Target +Attack Speed Duration Notes
Aluna.jpg Aluna Aluna Emerald Lightning.jpg Emerald Lightning Self 50/75 per charge 5/10 seconds AS per charge and duration increased with Emerald Red active; Gains a charge per unit hit; Hits up to 2 times
Accursed.jpg Accursed Accursed Sear.jpg Sear Ally Units 10/20/30/40 4.5 seconds Applies when attacking a unit with Sear applied or casting an ability on an ally unit
Berzerker.jpg Berzerker Berzerker Mark for Death.jpg Mark for Death Self 40 N/A Applies while facing marked target; 1.5 second lingering time
Blacksmith.jpg Blacksmith Blacksmith Frenzy.jpg Frenzy Ally Unit 20/30/40/50 30 seconds
Bushwack.jpg Bushwack Bushwack Jungle Toxin.jpg Jungle Toxin Self 10/15/20 per charge 3 seconds Charges are reset when switching target (non-SotM version only)
Dampeer.jpg Dampeer Dampeer Bloodthirst.jpg Bloodthirst Passive 10 per Essence N/A
Deadlift.jpg Deadlift Deadlift Onslaught.jpg Onslaught Non-hero Units 20/40/60/80 6 seconds Removed when target dies
Deadwood.jpg Deadwood Deadwood Clearcutting.jpg Clearcutting Self 15 per charge 12/14/16/18 seconds Maximum of 1/2/3/4 charges
Dreadbeetle Queen.jpg Dreadbeetle Queen Dreadbeetle Queen Mania.jpg Mania Ally Units (Aura) 15 N/A
Empath.jpg Empath Empath As One.jpg As One Ally Hero 40/60/80 Up to 30 seconds Applies to target while bonded, Empath can end the bond between her and the host early
Forsaken Archer.jpg Forsaken Archer Forsaken Archer Split Fire.jpg Split Fire Passive 15/20/25/30 N/A
Emerald Warden Summon Gawain.jpg Gawain Gawain Forest's Touch.jpg Forest's Touch Emerald Warden 40 5 seconds Casts when Emerald Warden is below 40% Health
Ichor.jpg Ichor Ichor Bloodrush.jpg Bloodrush Ally Heroes (Aura) 40 + 10/15/20 per ally hero 10 seconds
Kane.jpg Kane Kane Face Off.jpg Face Off Self 25/50/75 3.5/4.5/5.5 seconds Duration refreshes when both units clash; Removed when target unit dies
Keeper of the Forest.jpg Keeper of the Forest Keeper of the Forest Strength in Numbers.jpg Strength in Numbers Passive 5/10/15/20 per charge N/A Adds 1 charge per nearby Animated Tree; maximum of 5 charges
Legionnaire.jpg Legionnaire Legionnaire Terrifying Charge.jpg Terrifying Charge Enemy Units 50% 4/5/6/7 seconds Also reduces damage dealt by 50%
Maliken.jpg Maliken Maliken Hellbourne Zeal.jpg Hellbourne Zeal Passive 0.5/1/1.5/2 per charge N/A Gains 1 charge per 1% of Health missing
Hellbringer Summon Malphas.jpg Malphas Malphas Burning Sword.jpg Burning Sword Passive 20/40/60 N/A
Master of Arms.jpg Master of Arms Master of Arms Cheetah.jpg Cheetah Self 0/100/175/250/325 N/A
Master of Arms.jpg Master of Arms Master of Arms Master's Call.jpg Master's Call Self 50/100/150 N/A Applies while Master of Arms Cheetah.jpg Cheetah is equipped
Xemplar.jpg Xemplar Xemplar Echo Strikes.jpg Echo Strikes Self 30/40/50/60 + 10/15/20/25 per charge 8 seconds Adds 1 charge per nearby illusions; applies after using ability
Minotaur.jpg Minotaur Swiftblade Swift Slashes.jpg Attack Speed Aura Ally Units (Aura) 15 N/A
Nitro.jpg Nitro Nitro Divide & Conquer.jpg Divide & Conquer Self 0/15/30/45/60 3 seconds Applied when hitting an enemy hero with Nitro Ballistic.jpg Ballistic
Nomad.jpg Nomad Nomad True Strike.jpg True Strike Self 20/40/60/80 3 seconds
Parasite.jpg Parasite Parasite Infest.jpg Infest Self 20/40/60/80 N/A Applies to the unit you are Infesting
Predator.jpg Predator Predator Terror.jpg Terror Ally Units 25/50/75 (50/75/100) 3.5 seconds Applies when attacking a unit with Terror applied
Pyromancer.jpg Pyromancer Pyromancer Fervor.jpg Fervor Self 20/40/60/80 per charge 6 seconds Maximum of 3 charges
Ravenor.jpg Ravenor Ravenor Storm Blades.jpg Storm Blades Self 30/60/90/120 2 Attacks or 6 seconds
Sand Wraith.jpg Sand Wraith Sand Wraith Enkindle.jpg Enkindle Passive 15/30/45/60 N/A
Sapphire.jpg Sapphire Sapphire Quickshield.jpg Quickshield Self 20/35/50/65 Up to 10 seconds Removed when shield is broken
Scout.jpg Scout Scout Vanish.jpg Vanish Self 75/150/225/300 4 attacks or 4 seconds Applies after coming out of Stealth
Silhouette.jpg Silhouette Silhouette Relentless Salvo.jpg Relentless Salvo Self 400 2 attacks or 4 seconds Applies after casting an ability
Solstice.jpg Solstice Solstice Shadow Dash.jpg Shadow Dash Self 150/200/250/300 3 attacks or 4 seconds
Tarot.jpg Tarot Tarot Far Scry.jpg Far Scry Self 100 2/3/4/5 attacks or 15 seconds
The Dark Lady.jpg The Dark Lady The Dark Lady Charging Strikes.jpg Charging Strikes Self 30/45/60/75 6 seconds
The Madman.jpg The Madman The Madman Berserk.jpg Berserk Self 40/80/120 (80/120/160) 25 seconds
Tundra.jpg Tundra Tundra Cold Shoulder.jpg Cold Shoulder Ally Units 20/40/60/80 2 seconds Applies when attacking a unit with Cold Shoulder applied
Valkyrie.jpg Valkyrie Valkyrie Courageous Leap.jpg Courageous Leap Ally Units 5/10/15/20 10 seconds
War Beast.jpg War Beast War Beast Battle Cry.jpg Battle Cry Ally Units 5/10/15/20 20 seconds
Wildsoul.jpg Wildsoul Wildsoul Wild.jpg Wild Owned Units 20/40/60/80 45 seconds Bonus Attack Speed halved after 10 seconds

Attack Speed reducers[edit | edit source]

Flat reducers[edit | edit source]

Unit Source Target -Attack Speed Duration Notes
Aluna.jpg Aluna Aluna Emerald Lightning.jpg Emerald Lightning Enemy Unit(s) 50/75 5/10 seconds AS reduction and duration increased with Emerald Red active
Arachna.jpg Arachna Arachna Webbed Shot.jpg Webbed Shot On Attack 10/20/30/40 3 seconds
Arachna.jpg Arachna Arachna Spider Sting.jpg Spider Sting Enemy Unit 40/60/80 1.5 seconds Spiderling has a 1.0 BAT and lasts 5 attacks or 15 seconds
Blitz.jpg Blitz Blitz Lightning Shackles.jpg Lightning Shackles Enemy Units 100 4 seconds Boosted version only
Wildsoul Summon Booboo.jpg Booboo Booboo Swipe.jpg Swipe Enemy Units 50 1 second
Bushwack.jpg Bushwack Bushwack Jungle Toxin.jpg Jungle Toxin Enemy Unit 10/15/20 per charge 3 seconds Max -50 Attack Speed
Catman Champion.jpg Catman Champion The Madman Gash.jpg Wild Strike Enemy Units 25 3 seconds
Doctor Repulsor.jpg Doctor Repulsor Doctor Repulsor Electric Frenzy.jpg Electric Frenzy Enemy Units 50 0.6 seconds
Frostwolf's Skull.jpg Frostwolf's Skull Attack Modifier Passive 30 or 20 3 seconds -30 AS when applied by melee heroes, -20 AS if applied by ranged heroes; Applies On Attack, Activation, and with single-target abilities
Glacius.jpg Glacius Glacius Glacial Downpour.jpg Glacial Downpour Enemy Units 20 1.5 seconds
Glacius.jpg Glacius Glacius Tundra Blast.jpg Tundra Blast Enemy Units 20 3/3.5/4/4.5 seconds
Hellbringer.jpg Hellbringer Hellbringer Evil Presence.jpg Evil Presence Enemy Units 20/30/40/50 5 seconds
Ichor.jpg Ichor Ichor Bloodrush.jpg Bloodrush Enemy Heroes (Aura) 20/40/60 10 seconds
Plague Rider.jpg Plague Rider Plague Rider Plague Carrier.jpg Plague Carrier Enemy Units 20 4 seconds
Sporespitter.jpg Sporespitter Sporespitter Spore Launcher.jpg Spore Launcher On Attack 20 1.5 seconds
Tundra.jpg Tundra Tundra Avalanche.jpg Avalanche Enemy Units 50 2/3/4 seconds Applies to units between Tundra and the target
Vulture Lord.jpg Vulture Lord Zephyr Cyclones.jpg Tornado Enemy Units 15 N/A Applies to units inside Tornado

Attack Speed Slow[edit | edit source]

Unit Source Target -Attack Speed Duration Notes
Chronos.jpg Chronos Chronos Chronofield.jpg Chronofield Ally Units 80% 4/5/6 seconds SotM version only; Applies while ally is inside Chronosphere
Cthulhuphant.jpg Cthulhuphant Cthulhuphant Dream of Madness.jpg Dreams of Madness Enemy Units (Aura) 10% N/A Applies to enemies within 400 radius while active
Gauntlet.jpg Gauntlet Gauntlet Enfeeble.jpg Enfeeble On Attack 1% per charge 4 seconds Maximum of 40 charges
Riptide.jpg Riptide Riptide Watery Grave.jpg Watery Grave Enemy Unit 50% 2/2.5/3/3.5 seconds
The Chipper.jpg The Chipper The Chipper Tar Toss.jpg Tar Toss Enemy Units Up to 10/20/30/40% 2/3/4/5 seconds Reduces AS by .1/.2/.3/.4% per charge