# What level of spell slot is “used” when duplicating a spell with Wish? [duplicate]

Wish states:

The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. You don't need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly Components. The spell simply takes effect.

If I choose to duplicate Magic Missile do I create 3 darts (level 1), 10 darts (level 8), or 11 darts (level 9)? Or can I choose how many to create from some range?

In other words, what is the level of the spell slot "used" by the duplicated spell?

# Whichever you like, provided it is at most 8th level.

When Wish is used to duplicate a spell, can it be duplicated at a higher level? For example, a 7th level Banishing Smite to bypass Limited Magic Immunity.

-> A spell you duplicate with wish can be cast at a higher level, as long as that level is no higher than 8th.

You still expend a 9th-level slot, of course.

# The slot used to cast wish is always 9th

Just to be clear, when casting wish you only ever actually use a 9th level slot.

# The effective level of the duplicated spell is up to the wisher (max of 8th level)

When you cast wish you get to decide what level the resulting spell is cast at per Jeremy Crawford:

A spell you duplicate with wish can be cast at a higher level, as long as that level is no higher than 8th.

8th level is the highest level you can cast the spell at because wish can only duplicate a spell of 8th level or lower.

• Wow I always thought it would be at the default level. Mind. Blown. – SeriousBri May 30 '18 at 6:46

# You Decide Upon Cast; No Higher Than 8th Level

The slot consumed by casting the spell Wish will always be a 9th level slot.

The effect of the spell you duplicate can be of any level no higher than 8th level.

See relevant Sage Advice and Jeremy Crawford Tweet

A spell you duplicate with wish can be cast at a higher level, as long as that level is no higher than 8th.