Speed is one of three main stats in Torment: Tides of Numenera. It represents a characters quickness, dexterity, reflexes and coordination. Jacks in particular will find this stat paramount during crises, though glaives and nanos can make good use of it as well. Outside of combat, this attribute is extremely useful while trying to pickpocket other characters.
Every 2 points in Speed also increases Evasion by 5%.
Two descriptors provide a starting bonus to the Speed pool: