# Can you use Shrink Item on a living creature?

Are you allowed to use the spell Shrink Item on a living creature?

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Nope!

Shrink Item is specifically designed for an object, for which creatures do not qualify. You're wanting either Reduce Person or Reduce Creature.

Edit: Or Reduce Animal, as the case might be. http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/lists/spells&tablefilter=reduce

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The spell specifically mentions a non-living object so no....but you COULD kill them and shrink their body (if you needed to hide a corpse somewhere but with a lack of space).

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I like your line of thinking. – Joe Dovahkiin May 18 '12 at 2:21
Once a friend of mine tried to pull off some wild trick involving persisting Shrink Item on his corpse while using a magic jar or asking someone to resurrect him. – Zachiel Oct 10 '12 at 20:50