What factors have any effect on the traveling speed of a cast projectile?
Is it the same all over, regardless of attack speed or other boni?

Are there any skills or equipments which do affect projectile speed?

(This question covers the mechanics of attack speed but I can't figure out whether it can increase projectile speed (Wizard, Demon Hunter etc.), if it is ever possible.)

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    AFAIK only Slow Time has any effect on projectile speed, though I only play Wizard personally.
    – user66184
    Mar 17, 2014 at 22:12
  • @Thebluefish I mean your own projectile speed. Offensively, not defensively.
    – DrFish
    Mar 18, 2014 at 4:19
  • May I ask why the downvote?
    – DrFish
    Mar 18, 2014 at 4:20
  • Nothing that I'm aware of modifies player projectile speed. I remember some people did fairly extensive frame-by-frame testing around the time the game came out, but nothing that I can find appears to modify it.
    – user66184
    Mar 18, 2014 at 4:29

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As far as I'm aware of, no items in the game can increase your projectile travelling speed.

However :

  • Some skills like Arcane Orb provide a rune (Obliteration) that increase the projectile speed.
  • Elites with the affixe "Missile Dampening" can slow them.

From the game guide :

Missile dampening monsters project an aura that slows your incoming projectiles, making ranged attacks less effective.

  • Not true, runes can increase projectile speed: us.battle.net/d3/en/class/wizard/active/arcane-orb using Obliteration for example.
    – Blindy
    Mar 18, 2014 at 14:38
  • @Blindy Thanks, I did not noticed that while browsing skills on my wizard. Do you happen to know if there are any special legendary with a property to increase the projectile speed. I can't think of any at the moment but I might be wrong
    – WizLiz
    Mar 18, 2014 at 14:43
  • I haven't seen any legendaries so far that boost projectile speed.
    – l I
    Mar 18, 2014 at 19:02

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