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Would it be gamebreaking to allow a player to use wish to change the functioning green flame blade?

Is it in any way gamebreaking, if I let a player use his wish to change a function of the green flame blade cantrip? As a group of long year friends, we ruled that we always speak about the things the ...
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Does using the Wish spell to resurrect a creature killed by the Disintegrate spell (or similar) trigger the “stress” penalties of the Wish spell?

Does using the wish spell to resurrect a creature killed by the disintegrate spell (or similar) trigger the "stress" penalties of the wish spell? The first thing that causes me to question ...
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Can Fraz-Urb'Luu make use of a Wish spell from his one-minute Simulacrum ('in-Lair' action)?

As a demon Lord, Fraz-Urb'Luu has many powers. Specifically he can generate a Simulacrum of anyone in his 'lair' - and they last for about ten seconds, give or take. Specially: Fraz-Urb'luu chooses ...
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Can you avoid the stress penalty of Wish by using Astral Projection?

The wish spell is likely the most powerful and risky spells in Dungeons and Dragons. However, using it to do anything other that duplicate spells carries stress (and potentially losing the spell ...
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What's the historical interaction between the Wish spell and increasing ability scores?

I vaguely recall Wishes in 1e affecting ability score increases going something like this: a single Wish spell could increase any ability score to 16 you needed another Wish spell to get to 18 then ...
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Can you Wish for a Glyph of Warding with an 8th Level Spell? [duplicate]

If you have access to Wish, you can use 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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How can victims of a Devourer / Spawn of Kyuss be restored?

In 5e, there are some monsters which can kill and transform / disintegrate PCs. While disassembling the published monsters, I made the following interesting observation: Some of these state that only ...
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How useful is the 5e 'Wish' spell ('Basic Use' version) for spell research?

The 5e Wish spell does, literally, whatever you wish, but for a price. The Basic Use version may be useful for instant spell research without the usual time / gold costs. Logically, one could use this ...
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Do genies suffer the side effects of the Wish spell?

In the section on genies in the Monster Manual (p. 141), it says that noble genies can grant wishes. The "Variant: Genie Powers" sidebar (p. 144) details this variant rule, but doesn't mention ...
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When you use wish as a contingent or glyph spell, when do you get to specify the effect?

Contingency and glyph of warding allow you to store a spell as part of the casting. Both also states the stored spell does not take effect until it is triggered. Contingency ... but the contingent ...
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Can the stress of wish prevent using wishes from other sources? [duplicate]

The stress of casting wish for creative effects has a 1/3 chance of preventing the caster from ever casting wish again. (There are plenty of cites all over RPG Exchange.) Does this preclude using ...
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Are there any ways to regain the ability to cast Wish after suffering the 33% chance to never be able to cast it again?

Are there any ways to restore your ability to cast Wish after suffering from the stress described in the final paragraph and losing your ability to cast it? From the description: The stress of ...
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Do the negative effects of wish apply to free wishes?

The description of the DnD 5e wish spell states "Finally, there is a 33 percent chance that you are unable to cast wish ever again if you suffer this stress." There are items and situations that grant ...
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If I used Wish to become immune to being seen via Truesight and stand in an area of magical darkness, can a creature with Truesight see me?

As the title says, does standing inside an area of magical darkness, while being immune from detection through truesight (not the spell, but the monster ability), render me unseen from a creature that ...
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When I cast Glyph of Warding, can I use Wish to supply the second spell?

Assuming I do not have access to a second 9th level spell for that day (such as via a Boon, a scroll, or an item), when I cast glyph of warding at a lower level than 9th, can I use wish to supply the ...
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Can the Limited Wish spell be used to cast spells from prohibited schools of magic?

I'm playing a silverbrow human sorcerer in D&D 3.5e and a prestige class I plan on taking in the future requires me to select a school of magic to prohibit. I'm having trouble deciding which ...
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Can Wish revive a creature consumed by Lich imprisonment?

Lich can imprison a soul in its philactery: A creature imprisoned in the phylactery for 24 hours is consumed and destroyed utterly, whereupon nothing short of divine intervention can restore it to ...
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At what level are spells duplicated by the Wish spell cast? [duplicate]

Wish is a 9th level spell, one of the uses written into it is: 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 ...
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Does using Wish to cast a 7th-level spell use a 7th-level spell slot as well as the 9th-level one for Wish?

The PHB says the basic use of the Wish spell is to duplicate the effect of any other spell of 8th level or lower without having to meet any requirements of costly components. If, as a wizard, you ...
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Can Wish give me a contingent spell?

Wish allows the user to "Duplicate any wizard or sorcerer spell of 8th level or lower, provided the spell is not of a school prohibited to you". Is this enough to give myself, say, contingent True ...
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Is delaying the effect of a Wish spell considered a ''greater effect''?

Let's say I cast Wish to duplicate the effect of revivify and I want it to take effect when I was supposed to act as if I haven't died (initiative order). In the spell description: A wish can ...
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Can you use the Wish spell to create 9th-level spell scrolls?

Wish can't duplicate 9th-level spells, but it can create magic items. Is there anything stopping a wizard from just Wishing for a 9th-level arcane spell scroll?
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Can the Wish spell make the effects of an attuned magic item permanent? [closed]

So lets say that a PC has several magic items and he comes across the use of a wish spell. He then wishes to retain all of his magical attributes that he has gained through these items even after he ...
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Can you craft magic items using Wish instead of the required spell?

Say you're a wizard or sorcerer who wants to make a Ring of Protection. You can't prepare/know Shield of Faith, but you can use Limited Wish. Does this satisfy the requirement, or do you HAVE to have ...
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Can the Wish spell be used to allow someone to be able to cast all of their spells at will?

In my campaign, the PCs have recently defeated a dragon and looted its hoard. In it, among some other things, they found a fully charged Ring of Three Wishes. Not knowing what it was, the party had ...
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Can the Wish spell be used to increase ability scores? [duplicate]

Could you wish for an ability score of 30 in D&D?
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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 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 of the ...
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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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How does the Wish spell, when used to duplicate a lower-level spell, interact with effects of repeated castings (e.g. making the effect permanent)?

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 spell ...
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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 ...