[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Movement Speed Items (From Cheapest To Most Expensive)

In Dota, very minute details can help you win a teamfight, or even help you escape from one if you pay attention to them. One of the deciding factors is movement speed, which sadly most players tend to ignore. If you find yourself in a sticky situation, then you may find it hard to escape if you don’t have high movement speed. This is highly essential in the late game when a minute difference can help you have an edge over your enemies. Having high movement speed right from the early game is always beneficial.

We rank the Best 10 Movement Speed Items, which can help you decide your choice while playing. Ideally, every hero must have at least one movement speed item which can help them commute through the map quickly.

10. Wind Lace (250 Gold)

When you want a movement speed item that is both cheap and useful then don’t look further than Wind Lace. It is currently the cheapest movement speed item in the game. It comes at the cost of 250 gold while it provides 20 movement speed. It is a great deal in the early game. Most supports prefer buying this item before they purchase boots or upgraded boots. 

This item is high value as all players can benefit from it primarily due to its low cost. It also stacks with other movement-speed items, further enhancing your speed.

Wind Lace is great for:

  • The early stages of the game due to its low cost
  • Further upgrading it into other move-speed items


9. Boots of Speed (500 Gold)

Boots of Speed is a staple item that you see on every hero in the game. It is the most commonly purchased item, this is due to the movement speed it provides in the early game. It provides +45 movement speed, you can also upgrade it into various boots like Tranquil Boots, Phase, or Power Boots. 

This scalability that this item provides is incomparable, and that too at such a low cost. Boots also is an essential item for every hero and are purchased by every hero due to the massive boost it provides in movement speed.

Boots of Speed are great for:

  • Further upgrading it into other move-speed items
  • The laning stage, ample movement speed is always helpful


8. Tranquil Boots (925 Gold)

Lo and behold the terrific Tranquil Boots. These boots allow you to have an edge over your enemies as you get bonus movement speed and 14 health regeneration unless you attack your enemy or get attacked. This is the perfect item for support heroes as you can just combine the previous two items and add in a Ring of Regen to concoct this item, making it extremely bang for the buck.

Tranquil Boots are highly beneficial in the early game as the movement speed and regeneration can help you recover fast and retaliate on your enemies viciously. Movement Speed from this item is gravely underrated as it provides you with 65 movement speed, which can help you escape enemies or rotate lanes fast.

Tranquil Boots are good for:

  •  Supports who can passively regain their HP without going back to base
  • Heroes with laning phase issues related to HP regen


7. Phase Boots (1500 Gold)

Another high value on the list is the Phase Boots. There is always a constant tussle between Phase and Power Treads, but in the current meta, it is evident that Phase Boots are marginally better as they provide a lot of benefits. This item is seen on melee carry heroes.

They not only provide 50 movement speed, but they also provide an extra 20% (10% if ranged) percentage-based movement speed when you activate it, while also providing you high armor, attack damage, and allowing you to phase through units.

Phase Boots are good for:

  • Increasing your turn rate;  making it easy for you to escape or dodge certain spells in the heat of the moment 
  • Increasing armor, attack speed, and attack damage as well as movement speed


6. Drum of Endurance (1650 Gold)

Drum of Endurance is a pretty trending item in the current meta. Upon activation, it increases the attack as well as the movement speed of the user and nearby allies. It makes you and your allies swift to escape or engage in a teamfight. 

Drums provide a 13% bonus movement speed upon usage, and a 45 attack speed along with it. This is a great item if you’re a utility offlane hero or support hero. If you lack movement speed or attack speed in the early game, then this item is the right choice for boosting your stats.

Drum of Endurance is good for:

  • Increasing movement and attack speed for the caster and allies in an AoE
  • Escaping sticky situations or increasing attack speed in a teamfight
  • Later upgrading them into Boots of Bearing, which is another exceptional item providing immense movement speed among other perks


5. Boots of Travel (2500 Gold)

Boots of Travel is an incredible item that allows you to teleport to an allied unit or creeps, globally. This global presence makes it an impressive item for heroes who have big-ticket ultimates or pusher heroes who can split-push around the map effortlessly. Boots of Travel is usually seen on heroes like Arc Warden and Alchemist.

Boots of Travel is a highly effective item in the late game as it can help you engage and disengage from the teamfights. It provides 90 movement speed which is a massive bonus.

Boots of Travel is good for:

  • Increasing global presence as you can teleport anywhere on the map as long as you have allied creeps or units there.
  • Can be further upgraded into Boots of Travel 2, which allows the caster to teleport on allies
  • Grants massive movement speed bonuses which are highly essential in the later stages of the game


4. Boots of Bearing (4275 Gold)

Perhaps one of the newest items in the game, Boots of Bearing has taken the game by storm. It is essentially an upgraded version of the Drum of Endurance. It provides 65 movement speed passively while also granting 15% added movement speed when the charge is used. 

It also makes the caster and their allies immune to slows for 1.5s upon usage, making it a brilliant item for offlaners or utility carrier heroes. Boots of Bearing is a meta item and is largely popular due to its high provided bonuses.

Boots of Bearing are good for:

  • Increasing movement speed to allies and the caster in an AoE.
  • Increasing immense movement speed (65), which is a significant boost for pretty much all the heroes
  • Making allies immune to slows for 1.5 seconds, making it a highly sought-after item against heroes with slow potential.


3. Guardian Greaves (4950 Gold)

Upon usage, Guardian Greaves heals you and your allies in a certain AoE and also purges off any enemy debuffs that you may have on you. The best part about this item is that it doesn’t even cost any mana, you read it right. 

You may cast it while getting chased down by heroes that mess up your mana. It provides a modest +50 movement speed, which is not a big deal but considering how useful this item is, it's a great chunk of the stat.

Guardian Greaves are good for:

  • Healing the caster and their nearby allies, restoring their HP and mana
  • Purging off basic debuffs of the caster, which can be useful in various situations


2. Swift Blink (6800 Gold)

Blink Dagger is an essential item for most heroes, but the recent upgrade has added three upgraded Blinks which enhance the game even further. Swift Blink provides 35 Agility and 40% movement speed on usage for 6 seconds, which is great for carry heroes, or heroes who lack movement speed or mobility. 

This item is expensive so it's not every day that you get to see this in your pub games, but whenever you do, you’ll be in for a treat. The item is highly purchased in the current meta if the game goes late, mostly due to the bonkers amount of movement speed it provides.

Swift Blink is good for:

  • Providing 40% bonus movement speed, making you incredibly fast, and allowing you to initiate a fight or escape from one
  • Also providing increased agility which translates to damage for agi carry heroes, making them stronger in teamfights
  • Increasing mobility of carry heroes in the late game


1. Wind Waker (6825 Gold)

The ferocious Wind Waker is an item that is always seen picked up by at least one player on each team if the clock ticks past 60 minutes. The saving and escape potential on this item is quite a deal. It sets up your ally or yourself in a cyclone, making your or your ally invulnerable and moving along in a direction that you can control. 

This item is also highly useful to cancel any enemy channeling spells or items, making it hard for them to get their spells off. It provides a decent +30 movement speed and is by far the most expensive movement speed item in the game, totaling 6825 gold.

Wind Waker is good for:

  • Escaping or help your allies escape in situations where they can’t control themselves, as you can control them with this item
  • Providing a generous amount of movement speed which is highly useful in the late game
  • Disrupting the enemy's spells by whirling them into the air, stopping their channeling abilities.

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