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Overland Flight

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School transmutation; Level alchemist 5, magus 5, shaman 5, sorcerer/wizard 5, summoner 4, unchained summoner 5, witch 5; Domain void 5; Subdomain trade 5; Bloodline arcane 5; Elemental School air 5


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S


Range personal
Target you
Duration 1 hour/level

When a character or creature is flying, and that creature decides to ascend at a 45 degree angle, the rules states that it moves at half speed? Do the rules for diagonal square counting still apply when moving up diagonally in this way?
No. Since the game is generally assumed to be played in two dimensions, even when representing three dimensional combat, the rules for ascending are handled by the speed reduction instead of asking players and GMs to ascertain the diagonal vertical movement.