So I’ve long been told that, and was completely under the impression wraith had the fastest land speed while stealthed. This topic came up in another thread so I decided to do some tests-
I first went to the dam, crouched during the start-up sequence, and took off down the road to a set point (a little downed vehicle in the corner of the map, picked because there was no climbing/dropping/etc to get there)- Taking a picture of the time it took me to get there for each of the monsters (being careful to take consistent pathing each time).
First up, Goliath-
There at the 47 second mark.
Next up- Kraken.
Also 47 seconds. No surprise.
Now to the wraith- I wondered how much faster shed be
Fourty sev- Wait. 47 seconds as well? Maybe I did something wrong. Re-tested. Nope. Same time. Looking like ive been horribly mislead.
Well- Behemoth now, just for shits and… wuh?
42 seconds? 42 seconds. Again, surely I did something wrong. Re-tested. Nope. 42 seconds. He was getting there faster. I retested on a couple of maps, same story. Behemoth was getting there faster. I know behemoths “base” speed was bumped from his previous snails pace to the same as the other monsters- But I’ve still always been told, and was under the impression (falsely), that his stealthing speed was still slower than the others.
This got me thinking- Just how much faster is behemoth if we cover more distance? I picked a small route (with no climbing, for this test) on Fusion plant, and began testing (again, doing as consistent of a path as possible for all the monsters).
I used the base of the stairs by the drop zone as the starting point, starting the run at the 20 second mark-
Moving to the top of the stairs and just left of this building,
Always to the right of this pillar and the fan in front to clear the corner-
Continue straight down the walk way, landing on this vehicle below the ledge
Hugging the wall and going around the back of the building, stopping beside this tree-
Then with kraken
(beat by 1 second, mightve started faster or taking slightly tighter lines due to her narrow profile)
And finally- Behemoth
Notably faster than all of the others. Just to be sure i did this a couple of times with behemoth, same results.
I went back along this path as a hunter, using pings along the way- and figured this path to be roughly 320 meters from start to finish. From this im gathering that behemoth sneaks at 6 meters per second, with the others sneaking along at 5 meters per second (7.5 meters per second for their normal base speed. Hunters for comparison run at 5.5 meters per second).
Im sure some of you knew this, I however did not- and was ass backwards on it. Just thought it was interesting and thought others might find it interesting as well.
Going over the pictures again, Ive noticed something interesting- Wraith is regaining armor faster. At least going by bars. @macman Is this intentional? For clarification, character perks/mastery were disabled in all of these. (Actually it looks like theyve all got different armor regen rates. I was under the impression each bar represented 500 armor, maybe this conclusion was false?)