The physical time for a party member to peform a melee attack, like Casting Time this attribute may increase when the character recieves either melee or magical damage. This attribute is not contributed towards Skills and does not decrease the time to peform them, despite often being a melee attack
Decreasing Attack Time
There are no obtainable items which decrease Attack Time, nor any that nullify or reduce the delay effect which may happen when attacked in combat. There is however Equipment which works solely for decreasing the time of Skills and Spells .