The latest patch increased the passive effect of Signet of the Hunt from 10% to 25%, which is a noticeable increase of speed. Before the patch, however, I was using 6x Superior Rune of the Centaur, which increases the duration of all swiftness effects by 20% and gives you 10 seconds of swiftness (before the 20%) when you cast a heal.

Since the patch though, I can see the graphical effect for swiftness when I gain it, but I don't seem to be moving any faster than the base movement speed increase I get from Signet of the Hunt.

Does Swiftness stack with Signet of the Hunt?

  • Thieves also have a signet that increases move speed by 25% and I can confirm that swiftness does stack with that. I would be surprised if the other signets worked differently.
    – user9983
    Dec 15, 2012 at 17:44
  • There is a cap on forward movement speed. You will hit this cap with swiftness when you are out of combat Dec 15, 2012 at 18:37
  • what is the cap, and how much movement speed increase does swiftness give?
    – kalina
    Dec 15, 2012 at 18:49
  • The highest bonus % speed sticks, so it could just be that the difference from 25% -> 33% isn't nearly as noticeable as when it jumped from 10% -> 33%. Dec 15, 2012 at 22:38

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No, speed boosts do NOT stack in Guild Wars 2, unlike in Guild Wars 1, which is what the above comments are referencing.

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