Stats Affected: [Slightly affects muscle definition]
Description:
This is your ability to run faster. Very useful for thieves, scouts, and assassins. It is improved by doing lots of running, at full speed, without encumbrance from a heavy inventory.
-Max run speed
Ways to Train:
-Running fast, with a light inventory
-Athletics-

Athletics is one of Kenshi's in-game stats, that in combination with encumbrance, affects your movement speed.

Dependent on your encumbrance, as you walk, jog and run you maintain a percentage bonus. This bonus determines how quickly you gain experience towards leveling up this skill. For example, if you have no encumbrance, you will have a 150% bonus, which means as you run around the map, you quickly gain athletics skill. On the opposite side of the scale, if you wear plenty of heavy armour and are encumbered you may maintain only a fraction of that % bonus, meaning you gain the skill more slowly. However in-return for being encumbered you will gain a strength percentage bonus as you move, for more information see the strength page.

Racial Experience Multipliers
Negative Multiplier:
-Shek
Positive Multiplier:
-Alpha Fishman
-Deadhive Prince
-Deadhive Worker
-Fishman
-Hive Prince
-Hive Worker Drone
-Scorchlander
-Southern Hive Prince
-Southern Hive Worker Drone
All multipliers are either 0.8x or 1.2x unless marked otherwise.


Speed[edit | edit source]

The following table shows the maximum run speed for an unencumbered character of a certain race at milestone levels. These numbers are in Kenshi units per second. 1 Kenshi unit is 0.1 meters. To get the meters per second value, divide the Kenshi unit speed by 10. Then multiply that by 2.237 to get mph (or 3.6 for km/h). Round to nearest whole number to get the value shown in-game.

The ranges of these values, compared to our world's running speeds, start from around 15+ mph - a speed that an average human can run with extensive training to 27 mph - a current speed world record for a 100m race. Needless to say, people in Kenshi run very fast compared to Earth's standards.

Level Hive Prince Hive Soldier Drone Hive Worker Drone Human Shek Skeleton
0 70 (16 mph) 70 (16 mph) 80 (18 mph) 70 (16 mph) 70 (16 mph) 70 (16 mph)
10 77 (17 mph) 76 (17 mph) 86 (19 mph) 75 (17 mph) 74 (17 mph) 74 (17 mph)
20 84 (19 mph) 82 (18 mph) 92 (21 mph) 80 (18 mph) 78 (17 mph) 77 (17 mph)
30 90 (20 mph) 88 (20 mph) 98 (22 mph) 85 (19 mph) 82 (18 mph) 82 (18 mph)
40 98 (22 mph) 94 (21 mph) 104 (23 mph) 89 (20 mph) 86 (19 mph) 86 (19 mph)
50 105 (23 mph) 100 (22 mph) 110 (25 mph) 95 (21 mph) 90 (20 mph) 90 (20 mph)
60 111 (25 mph) 106 (24 mph) 116 (26 mph) 100 (22 mph) 93 (21 mph) 94 (21 mph)
70 119 (27 mph) 112 (25 mph) 122 (27 mph) 105 (23 mph) 98 (22 mph) 96 (21 mph)
80 126 (28 mph) 118 (26 mph) 128 (29 mph) 110 (25 mph) 102 (23 mph) 101 (23 mph)
90 133 (30 mph) 124 (28 mph) 134 (30 mph) 115 (26 mph) 106 (24 mph) 106 (24 mph)
100 139 (31 mph) 130 (29 mph) 140 (31 mph) 120 (27 mph) 110 (25 mph) 110 (25 mph)
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