Goodberry was a transmutation or alteration/evocation spell that turned a few berries into a magical food that could cure minor wounds and/or provide a healthy creature with the equivalent of a full meal.[2][7][8] The reverse of this spell, badberry, created a poisonous food that had the same effect as inflict minor wounds.[7][8]


The caster passed his or her holy symbol over a handful of freshly picked, edible berries, spoke the incantation, and a few of the berries became a magical food. The caster and anyone else of the religion or profession able to cast this spell could easily determine which berries were magical, everyone else had to use detect magic or trial and error.[2][7][8] The alteration/evocation version of this spell created berries that did one of two things: one berry either healed the equivalent of a cure minor wounds, or, if the consumer was in good health, provided a medium-sized creature with the nourishment of a full meal.[7][8] The berries created by the transmutation version of this spell did both.[2] Eating more than eight goodberries in a 24-hour period provided no additional benefit.[2][7][8]

If cast in reverse, badberry took rotten berries and made them look fresh and tasty, but if ingested they each inflicted minor wounds by poison, disregarding any chance to resist the poison.[7][8]


Verbal and somatic components, as well as the caster's holy symbol or divine focus and a handful of freshly picked edible berries were required to cast this spell.[2][7][8] Badberry required a handful of rotten berries.[7][8]


  1. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 207–211, 246. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 237. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  3. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 29, 205. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  4. David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 41, 260. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  5. Cook, Findley, Herring, Kubasik, Sargent, Swan (1991). Tome of Magic 2nd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 153. ISBN 1-56076-107-5.
  6. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 187. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 205. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 260. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.

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