When wish is used to emulate a spell of an allowed level that has a lenghty casting time, what is the casting time for the wish?

The same as wish or the same as the emulated spell?


Your casting time is 1 action

Wish only takes a casting of time 1 action to fulfill your Wish. In this case of emulating a spell with longer casting times, it bypasses that longer casting time because (PHB, 288). Emphasis is mine.:

You don't need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly components. The spell simply takes effect.

Using your 9th level slot as a Wish for a lower level spell basically allows you to get what you want NOW (ignoring any casting times that it would have cost) and without any material cost.

  • \$\begingroup\$ So, basically, for any character that can cast wish: upcasting a spell to 9th level slot makes it eschew the components and the longer casting time. \$\endgroup\$ – Mindwin Sep 14 '17 at 18:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ Correct, the spell simply takes effect. \$\endgroup\$ – NautArch Sep 14 '17 at 18:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yep, so if you have nothing else to Wish for that day you can avoid expensive spell components and longer casting times (making an area Hallowed, Resurrecting a dead ally). \$\endgroup\$ – wakkowarner321 Oct 31 '17 at 13:25

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