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Can you use a simulacrum to bypass the 33% chance of not being able to cast wish again?

Inspired by this question and this one, I want to know if you can cast Simulacrum and have that simulacrum cast Wish for you so that you yourself never have to take that 33% risk of not being able to ...
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Can I use a Clone to surpass a Wish spell risk? [duplicate]

In DnD a Wish spell is extremely powerful, but it also has 33% risk to never cast it again if used to produce non-spell effect. This brings me to the question, if I unfortunately hit that 33% and can'...
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Can you use the Wish spell to duplicate a 9th-level spell?

In the description of the wish spell, it states that: The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. But it also states: You might be able to achieve ...
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If the Wish spell fails due to a nonstandard wish, do you suffer the 33% chance to be unable to cast Wish ever again?

The spell Wish states: 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 ...
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How are Wishes for things of similar power to Wish's listed effects granted?

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 ...
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Wishing for a spell

So I am a very new DM, I have been playing for like 2 months. I was wondering if a person found a scroll of wish, could they use wish for a spell to cast that their character would keep? One of my ...
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Can I return my ability to cast Wish by using the Glyph of Warding spell?

The description of Wish in the Player's Handbook says that if you use it to do anything other than duplicating another spell, you suffer stress, one of the results of which is: There is a 33 ...
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Is there a limit on how long the casting (speaking aloud part of the spell) of Wish can be?

The wording of spell Wish is: "Wish is the mightiest spell a mortal creature can cast. By simply speaking aloud, you can alter the very foundations of reality in accord with your desires..." Is ...
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Do ability scores have any effect on casting the Wish spell?

Is a sorcerer able to cast wish in the same way and as effectively as a wizard can? Recently, I had a friendly argument. I wrote my hypothetical wish somewhere around draconic sorcerer level 3. Being ...
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Can an Evocation Wizard that casts Wish to duplicate Chaos Bolt add their Intelligence modifier to the damage?

The Evocation Wizard gets the Empowered Evocation feature which states: Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast. ...
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What exactly is the scope of Wish?

So I've been looking at various questions about the spell "Wish" on this site, and I'm seeing a lot of people respond with the list of things wish can do reliably from the player's handbook, and ...
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The Wish spell and Repeated Casting Effects

The spell 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 ...
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Can a stressful Wish's Strength reduction be cured early by a Greater Restoration spell?

Casting a stressful Wish has dire consequences, including a Strength reduction: The stress of casting this spell to produce any effect other than duplicating another spell weakens you. [...] In ...
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How can I justify not giving my villain the Wish spell? [closed]

Basically, I have a wizard as a villain who is ambitious, powerful, and has access to nearly unlimited resources. How can I justify giving him any ninth-level spell but not giving him Wish? Or, ...
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Can you apply metamagic on Wish spell? [duplicate]

Can you apply metamagic on the Wish spell? For example using Twinned Spell on Otto's Irresistible Dance cast through Wish?
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If the Wish spell duplicates an Abjuration spell, does it charge the Arcane Ward? [duplicate]

Inspired by the title of this other question... An Abjuration Wizard gains the following feature: Arcane Ward Starting at 2nd level, you can weave magic around yourself for protection. When you ...
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Does duplicating a spell with Wish count as casting that spell?

Premise This question was inspired by the line of reasoning in this answer. There are a number of spells that have wording "when you cast" or "as you cast" included. Specifically, some effects ...
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If the Wish spell is used to duplicate the effect of Simulacrum, are existing duplicates destroyed?

The simulacrum spell has a limitation, to try to prevent a caster from creating multiple duplicates: If you cast this spell again, any duplicate you created with this spell is instantly destroyed. ...
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Can I use the Wish spell to become the ruler of all dragons?

Can I use the wish spell to have superior influence over all metallic dragons? Or do I just limit myself to one specific color of dragon? And can I make myself ruler of that color of dragon?
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What is every way a character can gain access to the Wish spell other than magic items?

According to what I’ve seen, Arcana clerics, wizards, bards (through the Magical Secrets feature), and sorcerers are the only classes/subclasses that can learn or prepare the wish spell. Are there ...
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Can a Ranger uncanny dodge a blizzard? [duplicate]

A while ago, I DMed a battle royale one shot for my players. I gave my players level 20 characters and let them fight each other till there was one person standing. Near the end of this game a ...
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Players Circumventing the limitations of Wish [closed]

So I know that Wish is meant to be a really powerful spell, but some of my players from my group (I am the DM) seem to have spent some time into getting around the limitations of Wish. Now, I know ...
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Can you wish for more wishes from an Efreeti bound to service via an Efreeti Bottle?

I was running a session a few days ago for some high-level characters and in the palace vault they found themselves an Efreeti Bottle. I rolled for the efreeti's response to being released per the DMG,...
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What happens if an Arcana Cleric makes a Divine Intervention of a stressful Wish?

High level Clerics get the Divine Intervention feature, which has the following passage: Describe the assistance you seek [...] The GM chooses the nature of the intervention; the effect of any ...
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What happens when you cast Wish while mounted on a Found Steed?

The spells Find Steed (PHB, p. 240) and Find Greater Steed (XGtE, p. 156) both state: While mounted on your steed, you can make any spell you cast that targets only you also target your steed. The ...
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What's the difference in Geas saying it can be removed by Wish?

The text for geas says the following about removing the spell: A remove curse, greater restoration, or wish spell also ends it. However, you can already use wish to replicate remove curse or ...
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How much should you pay a wizard for casting your Wish spell scroll for you?

I have a human fighter who possessed a wish spell scroll. He had an NPC wizard use the wish spell scroll to undo a nasty spell-like effect on one of the other characters. The wizard wants just ...
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Can this Wish effect be dispelled?

Sage Advice gives us a guidance on how to know if a spell can be dispelled or not: Can you use dispel magic on the creations of a spell like animate dead or affect those creations with antimagic ...
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Does wishing a spell glyph into existence also require casting the stored spell?

Suppose I want to use wish to cast an 8th-level glyph of warding (for free) and store a spell in it. Do I still need to supply the spell to be stored by casting it using another one of my spell slots? ...
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Is there any way to decrease the chance of never being able to cast Wish again?

When used in ways beyond the standard outlined uses, wish carries a risk of stress: Finally, there is a 33 percent chance that you are unable to cast wish ever again if you suffer this stress. ...
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How to practically handle the 33% chance to be unable to cast Wish ever again?

The SRD for the wish spell states: Finally, there is a 33 percent chance that you are unable to cast wish ever again if you suffer this stress. I'm trying to figure out how to handle this ...
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Can I use a Mass Amnesia-like wish?

Expanding on a question I posted not too long ago: Could a character use the Wish spell to simulate the Amnesia spell on multiple characters, or is it way too overpowered or against the rules? I'm ...
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Does Wish just give another spell slot?

The description of the wish spell reads: 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 ...
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Can Wish create multiple effects at half value?

The wish spell has these two specific options for effects in question that I'm interested in: You grant up to ten creatures that you can see resistance to a damage type you choose. You grant ...
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What exactly is ignored in the “requirements” of a spell when Wishing for it?

One of the uses of the wish spell is to emulate any spell of 8th level or lower "without meeting any requirements" of that spell. It is already clear from wish's description that costly material ...
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What happens when multiple Wish spells conflict?

Let's assume a paranoid Lich casts Wish, wishing that his most valuable magic artifact XYZ can never be removed from his side. PC party member Gandalf later wishes for this item to appear next to him,...
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Using wish to teleport without rolling on the mishap table

A wizard in my group wants to use wish to cast teleport without rolling against the mishap table so it'll just take him and his group straight there. His reasoning is that wish states: You don’t ...
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If I use Wish to duplicate a concentration spell, does it still require concentration?

The wish spell can (among other things): 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 ...
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What is the earliest level that a player character can gain access to a wish spell?

This is related to my earlier question: Is there an official way to add Simulacrum to a sorcerer's spell list besides the Wish spell? I would like to gain access to a Wish spell (by a Magic item or ...
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Can the Wish spell be used to cast 8th-level or lower spells that are not on your spell list?

I can't seem to find anything that contradicts this. The description of the wish spell says: The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. You don't need to ...
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Can you Wish to teleport someone into a reversed Magic Circle?

The rules of magic circle state that a being of the target type cannot enter/exit except by use of teleport/planar travel, succeeding on a Cha Saving throw. If I go by the description, I read it as: ...
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Can an elf be magically put to sleep using a Wish spell?

A defining characteristic of elves is that they cannot be put to sleep by magical means. Fey Ancestry You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put you to ...
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When using Wish as suggested by the spell to do something other than duplicate a lower-level spell, will the caster still suffer?

The PHB's description of wish specifies a few different ways to use the spell: The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. You don't need to meet any ...
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Can you store a Wished spell inside a Ring of Spell Storing?

The wish spell enables you to emulate any spell of 8th level or lower. A Ring of Spell Storing enables you to store up to a 5th level spell inside it for later use. My question is: can you store a ...
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Can you apply metamagic to a Wished spell?

The wish spell enables you to emulate any spell of 8th level or lower. Can a sorcerer apply a metamagic effect to the emulated spell by spending the appropriate number of sorcery points (provided ...
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Does casting Contingency with Wish allow you to pick a spell that you don't usually have access to as the contingent spell?

One of the clauses of the contingency spell is that the contingent spell must be a spell "that you can cast". The wish spell allows you to cast any spell of any class (except other 9th-level spells), ...
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Can a wish spell retrieve lost items from a ruptured bag of holding

In 3.5 edition, when a bag of holding is ruptured, RAW states that the contents are lost forever. Definitely harsh, but is it really absolute? Could a Wish spell still retrieve the lost items? Or ...
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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 ...
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When using wish to replicate a spell, what school of magic does it count as?

Wish is a conjuration spell that is able to be used to duplicate lower level spells as follows: The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. You don't need to ...
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Can you use Wish to allow yourself to cast Wish without risks?

In D&D, wish is an extremely powerfull spell, but it also comes with its risks: The stress of casting this spell to produce any effect other than duplicating another spell weakens you. After ...