Hover Boots

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Hover Boots is one of the 23 available perks that currently exist in Deep Rock Galactic. It can be unlocked on the third row of perks and there are 4 tiers; each tier requiring 3 / 5 / 7 / 9 perk points respectively for a total of 24.

Perk Table[edit source]

Icon Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Description
Hover Boots Hover for 2 s
(120 s cooldown)
Hover for 2.5 s
(105 s cooldown)
Hover for 3 s
(90 s cooldown)
Hover for 3.5 s
(75 s cooldown)
Active: Fancy boots that let you hover in midair for 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 3.5 seconds, burning any creatures unfortunate enough to be right beneath you.

(120 / 105 / 90 / 75 seconds cooldown)
Long Press [CALL M.U.L.E.] while airborne to activate.
Press [CALL M.U.L.E.] or [JUMP] while hovering to deactivate.

Hover Boots will burn any creatures unfortunate enough to be right beneath you when you activate them.


Effect details:

  • Damage per tick: 20
  • Damage type: Heat
  • Interval: 0.25 s
  • Movement speed: x0.8
  • Duration: 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 3.5 s

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Hover Boots can prevent any fall damage that could've been fatal. Classes with low mobility such as the Gunner and Driller will find this Perk useful as they have no means of lowering fall damage otherwise.
  • By deploying Hover Boots after grappling to a high location, Scouts can much more easily dig out footholds and minerals without the assistance of an Engineer's platforms. If the fall afterward is high enough to be dangerous, the grappling hook will be recharged before the Scout hits the ground if the perk is at the max tier.
  • Play more cautiously whenever this perk is not active, as it is unusable while it is on cooldown.