Running (ego)

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Version 0.24: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
It allows its wearer to run at a great speed.

Running is an ego found only on boots and the lightning scales unrandart which reduces your movement delay by 10% (rounded up). This stacks with other speed enhancers, such as Swiftness and haste and has the advantage of requiring no maintenance to keep active. It is widely considered to be the best boots ego available.

Bear in mind that suddenly moving faster may drastically change your combat tactics. Chasing down fleeing enemies and escaping pursuers, especially those without ranged attacks, will suddenly be much easier. Characters that rely on allies should learn Recall or change their travel speed with the CTRL-E command, because most of them will be left behind while exploring.

Note that the bonus is not a flat decrease of 0.1 to movement speed; it is rather a 10% decrease. This means that it reduces movement speed by 0.2 for barachim (and nagas in the case of the lightning scales), giving barachim the normal movement speed of 1.0. This is not symmetrical with the ponderousness ego, which is a flat movement delay increase of 0.1.

Cheibriados disapproves of this ego; attempting to use this ego anyway as a Cheibriadite will quickly sap your piety.

History

Prior to 0.13, this ego reduced movement delay by two auts. 0.13 also added the option to match your movement speed to that of your slowest ally.