Boots of Speed


Boots of Speed found on Hub 2: Wastelands.

The Boots of Speed is an artifact from Hexen. When a player uses them, they will run at twice their normal speed, and also leave behind afterimages of the character that the player is using. Curiously, if the mage is moving using the Boots of Speed, the Frost Shards projectiles may damage the mage instead of firing outward.

With the vanilla Hexen engine, the afterimages could be seen by running backwards, but they cannot be seen in ZDoom unless in chasecam mode.


Boots of Speed data
Thing type 8002 (decimal), 1F42 (hex)
Appears in Hexen/DDC expansion
Radius 20
Height 16
Sprite SPED
Frames 8 [ABCDEFGH]
Class Item
Flags 1 (decimal)
00000001 (hex)
Flags list 0: Can be picked up
Flags2 524288 (decimal)
00080000 (hex)
Flags2 list 19: Float bobbing movement

Appearance statistics[edit]

In the IWADs the boots of speed are first encountered on these maps per skill level:

The IWADs contain the following numbers of pairs of boots of speed per skill level:

Other games[edit]

The same item reappears in Hexen II.