The spell Wish allows you to do one of three things:
(1) The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower.
(2) Alternatively, you can create one of the following effects of your choice.
- You create one object of up to 25,000 gp in value that isn't a magic item. The object can be no more than 300 feet in any dimension, and it appears in an unoccupied space you can see on the ground.
(3) You might be able to achieve something beyond the scope of the above examples. State your wish to the DM as precisely as possible. The DM has great latitude in ruling what occurs in such an instance, the greater the wish, the greater the likelihood that something goes wrong. This spell might simply fail, the effect you desire might only be partly achieved, or you might suffer some unforeseen consequence as a result of how you worded the wish.
The difference between #2 and #3 is that the examples #2 provides are fully reliable - they will not fail/partially succeed/be monkey-pawed, which could all happen to a #3 Wish.
Question: How would a Wish for something not listed as one of the #2 examples, but that the DM (me) reckons is of similar or lesser power to them, be adjudicated?
- The problem I'm trying to solve is if a player wishes for a moderately powerful thing, is the spell telling me to grant it to them (with the stress involved in the spell, of course), or to maybe twist it?
As an example: a wish to permanently summon five (normal) horses.
Not one of the examples, but clearly not a more powerful effect than the ones they provide. Would this wish be automatically granted (i.e. like the #2 examples), or would that wish be not 100% reliable (i.e. it falls into #3)?
It seems like the outcome hinges on exactly what "beyond the scope of the above examples" means.