Freedom of Movement
|Spell level :||Innate level: 4, Bard: 4, Cleric: 4, Druid: 4, Paladin: 4, Ranger: 4, Other: Cleric with Luck or Travel domain 3|
|Components :||Verbal and Somatic|
|Duration :||1 min. * cLevel|
Despite not being listed as a caster in the spell description, Bards can choose Freedom of Movement as a 4th level spell.
Freedom of Movement is one of the more exploitable spell effects in the game because it makes a blanket immunity to ANY form of move speed decrease. This blocks things it should (like entering a Web spell area) but also blocks all manner of movement speed decrease it shouldn't, such as the -10% movement speed penalty inflicted by fatigue after Barbarian Rage ends.
Thus if a PC has Freedom of Movement on himself he can then utilize many spells and abilities without suffering the typical drawbacks. Examples include Foundation of Stone, Body of Stone, Body of Iron, the Barbarian's fatigue after raging, etc.
This can be scripted around somewhat. By making checks to see if targets of offensive spells have the Freedom of Movement spell in effect we can remove move speed decreases from the spell's impact before applying it. This allows us to then remove the blanket move speed decrease immunity of the Freedom of Movement spell and potential exploits with it. This will not stop the Freedom item property from still offering this effect (to the best of my understanding) so this is only half a fix for a game module which allows powerful immunity items such as Freedom.
- NWNWiki:Freedom of Movement
- d20 SRD Freedom of Movement