Can the spell Create Food and Water create meat?

2018-02-14 00:46:03

Our party recently "acquired" wyvern mounts and our DM informed us that wyverns require regular meals of straight meat.

As a cleric, my character has access to the Create Food and Water spell and I'm looking for some clarification on what kind of food this spell creates. Specifically can it create meat to feed a wyvern? I've noticed that the 3.5e version of this spell says that you create food of your choice, but the 5e just says you make bland, yet nourishing food.

The spell does not say, so it is up to your DM

You create 45 pounds of food and 30 gallons of water...the food is bland but nourishing...

There is no indication in the spell what the food consists of. As such, you must talk with your DM and decide if it makes sense for the spell to allow for the creation of bland but nourishing meat.

As Jeremy Crawford has said:

A spell's text details the spell's effects—the only thing the spell does. Any additional effects are up to the DM.

In my opinio

  • The spell does not say, so it is up to your DM

    You create 45 pounds of food and 30 gallons of water...the food is bland but nourishing...

    There is no indication in the spell what the food consists of. As such, you must talk with your DM and decide if it makes sense for the spell to allow for the creation of bland but nourishing meat.

    As Jeremy Crawford has said:

    A spell's text details the spell's effects—the only thing the spell does. Any additional effects are up to the DM.

    In my opinion there is nothing game-breaking about allowing a food-creating spell to create some sort of meat. It is, after all, it's purpose. But your DM may disagree.

    2018-02-14 01:53:04