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Animal growth was a transmutation or alteration spell that allowed the caster to double the size of one or more animals.[1][3][4][6] The reverse of this spell, shrink animal, caused animals to shrink to half their size.[3][4][6]


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.[1] The creature's strength and hardiness were also increased.[1][3][4][6] This spell did not affect Colossal sized creatures,[1] although the reverse of this spell could.[3][4][6]

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.[1]

The spell gave the caster no special means of command or influence over the enlarged animals.[1]


The older version of this spell required verbal, somatic and material components, including a bite of food.[3][4][6] The newer version did not require any food.[1]


See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 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.
  2. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 90. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 165, 221. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 280. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  5. Sam Witt (January 1994). The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook. (TSR, Inc), p. 124. ISBN 978-1560768289.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 60. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.

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