Transmute metal to wood was a transmutation spell that permanently transformed any metal within a 40 foot (12 m) radius into wood.[1] Older versions of this spell only operated on a single object.[3][4][5]


All objects made of metal were affected. Magical items had a chance to resist being transformed. Wooden weapons and armor were less effective and had a chance to splinter and break. The effect was permanent unless a limited wish or the equivalent was used to transform items back to their original state.[1] When this spell was used only on a single object, it took a full wish to return it to metallic form again.[3][4][5]


Verbal and somatic components, as well as the caster's holy symbol or divine focus were required to cast this spell.[1][3][4][5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 294–295. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  2. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 88. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 236. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 299. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 64. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.