Gnomish Rocket Boots provide a 60% increase in run speed for a random amount of time up to 20 seconds. If they fail you will lose control of your movement for a random amount of time and the boots will move you in random directions.
The recipe for this item can be learned from a Gnome Engineering trainer.
Malfunction Effects: Low chance
- Effect ends prematurely.
- User is rooted for 20 seconds.
- User becomes confused for 5 seconds while also under the increased movement speed effect! The increased movement speed effect persists for the remaining duration after the confused effect ends.
Notes: Transforms Black Mageweave Boots (41 Armor, +7 Intellect and +11 Spirit) into Gnomish Rocket Boots (41 Armor and Use effect) which function identically to Goblin Rocket Boots. These have no level requirement and can be worn as early as level 20. If other increased movement speed or invisibility items (Nifty Stopwatch and Gnomish Cloaking Device) are equipped when Rocket Boots are used, a 5 minute cooldown timer will trigger preventing consecutive use. However, potions and class abilities (Swiftness Potion and Rogue Sprint) do not share this timer and may be used consecutively.
Use of Gnomish Rocket Boots while carrying a flag in a battleground will cause you to drop the flag.
BackgroundThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG, and thus is not necessarily canon.
Annoyed by the goblins' success with their powerful rocket boots, the gnomes set out to build a better, more stable version. They succeeded, although high cost often drives most buyers to the goblin variety instead. Gnomish rocket boots are comprised entirely of layered metal, providing enhanced protection in the event of an accident. Once activated, tiny wheels extend from the soles and powerful jets situated around the heel propel the wearer forward at tremendous speeds. What's more, the wearer retains complete maneuvering control, even while zipping around the battlefield. It is possible for rocket boots to malfunction, and coming apart at the sole; but at least gnomish rocket boots never explode!