Animal growth was a transmutation or alteration spell that allowed the caster to double the size of one or more animals.[2][4][5][8] The reverse of this spell, shrink animal, caused animals to shrink to half their size.[4][5][8]


Casting this spell caused a number of animals to grow to twice their normal size. This doubled each animal's height, length, and width, increasing its weight by a factor of eight. This increase in size had a number of effects including making the creature more powerful but it also made the creature easier to attack.[2] The creature's strength and hardiness were also increased.[2][4][5][8] This spell did not affect Colossal sized creatures,[2] although the reverse of this spell could.[4][5][8]

When the spell ended, the creature's size and power returned to normal, and any injuries suffered by the creature were reduced in severity by half.[2]

The spell gave the caster no special means of command or influence over the enlarged animals.[2]


The older version of this spell required verbal, somatic and material components, including a bite of food.[4][5][8] The newer version did not require any food.[2]


The spell was attributed to Netherese arcanist Stoca in -1794 DR and was originally called Stoca's fauna grow.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 24,27. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 198. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  3. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 90. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 165, 221. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 280. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  6. Sam Witt (January 1994). The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook. (TSR, Inc), p. 124. ISBN 978-1560768289.
  7. slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 121–123. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 60. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.