A Movement penalty is caused by certain actions. These penalties will reduce a god's movement speed while they perform them. The Backpedal penalty is applied when walking backward. The Strafing penalty is applied for moving sideways. The Basic Attack penalty is applied while firing basic attacks and for a short time afterwards. None of these penalties are shown in the movement speed counter. Some effects such as Medusa's passive ability, or items like Hastened Katana allow one or more of these penalties to be ignored.
According to community experiments:
- Backpedal penalty = 40% reduced†
- Strafing penalty = 20% reduced†
- Ranged Basic Attack penalty = 50% reduced†
- Melee Basic Attack penalty = 35% reduced†
†These numbers are based on player experimentation. No official values have been given.
Note: Movement speed reduction from the mentioned above sources can be compounded, but cannot exceed 50% reduction (e.g moving backwards while attacking will only reduce the player's movement speed by 50%).