Q: Dear Sage
A warlock using fell flight (Complete Arcane p134) gains a fly speed equal to his land speed. If an effect later increases (or decreases) the warlock’s land speed, does his fly speed change as well?
For example, a human warlock under the effect of fell flight who activates boots of speed could fly at a speed of 60 feet (rather than his normal land speed of 30 feet) for as long as the boots’ effect lasted.
If that same warlock were in a later encounter affected by a slow spell, both his land speed and fly speed would drop to 15 feet (half the normal 30 feet). If he then picked up a heavy chest (bringing his encumbrance to heavy), he’d walk or fly at a speed of 10 feet (half the normal 20 feet).
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