Goblin Rocket Boots are slightly terrifying pair of Goblin designed boots designed to aid in a quick getaway.


This item is created with Goblin Engineering (225); taught by trainers.

Materials required:
Inv boots 05.png 1x [Black Mageweave Boots] Inv musket 01.png 2x [Mithril Tube]
Inv misc leatherscrap 07.png 4x [Heavy Leather] Inv cask 02.png 2x [Goblin Rocket Fuel]
Inv battery 01.png 1x [Unstable Trigger]

In the RPG

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These thick leather boots are lined with metal plates on the front, back, and on the soles. The underside of each sole contains two small jets, and when activated the device jets emit powerful blasts of fire, propelling an individual forward and increasing his running speed. Goblin rocket boots require an experimental substance called goblin rocket fuel. The boots have been known to malfunction and explode injuring the wearer and creatures around him.[1]

Annoyed by the goblins' success with their powerful rocket boots, the gnomes set out to build a better, more stable version. They succeeded, although the high cost often drives most buyers to the goblin variety instead.[2]


During patch 2.3.2 the boots were hotfixed to require an Engineering skill of 225 to use, though it does not appear in the patch notes. The boots do indeed explode, and on average, after only two or three goes. The explosion does no actual damage, but does knock you down, and leaves you with ruined boots, although some components can be recovered from the wreckage.

In general, a cost prohibitive way to escape from trouble, and the  [Gnomish Rocket Boots] are generally considered a better choice as despite being slightly slower and requiring Engineering skill to wear, they don't get destroyed when they malfunction.

However, there are theories that the Goblin boot explosion can be avoided if the speed effect is cancelled before the 20 second span is reached in full. [1]

Still... a plan without Rocket Boots, is no plan at all...

Malfunction Effects:

Transforms  [Black Mageweave Boots] (41 Armor, +7 Intellect and +11 Spirit) into Goblin Rocket Boots (41 Armor and Use effect) which function identically to  [Gnomish Rocket Boots]. 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. Also, a Hunter's [Aspect of the Cheetah] and [Aspect of the Pack] will stack with this effect.


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