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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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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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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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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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Does the wish-granting Efreeti from an Efreeti Bottle suffer wish stress?

There is a small chance that an efreeti released by this item has the following effect: The efreeti can cast the wish spell three times for you. It disappears when it grants the final wish or after ...
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Wish on a scroll: Who suffers the consequences?

If I create a scroll with the Wish spell and an other person uses it to do anything that would trigger the penalty (anything that is not replicating an 8th or lower level spell causes necrotic damage ...
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Was a “divine wish” spell ever mentioned in any published game materials?

Official or unofficial materials. Not necessarily a spell available to players; it could be a creature or item ability. Various people from the AD&D 2nd edition up to Planescape (primarily 90's) ...
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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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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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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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How to practically handle the 33% chance to be unable to cast Wish ever again?

The description of 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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Does a character suffer negative effects from using a Wish spell cast from a magic item?

One of my characters recently received the luck blade magic item with 2 wishes in it. The description of the luck blade (DMG, p. 179) states: Wish. The sword has 1d4–1 charges. While holding it, ...
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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 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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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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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 you use Wish to duplicate a spell at a higher level?

Wish allows you to duplicate the effects of any spell L8 or lower. Does that include a lower-level spell, cast at L8? Say, as a Wizard, casting Heal at L8. I'm leaning towards yes, but it wouldn't be ...
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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 Negate Antimagic Field?

On page 213 of the PHB for Antimagic Field: Spells. Any active spell or other magical effect on a creature or an object in the sphere is suppressed while the creature or object is in it. And ...
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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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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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Can a wish spell create a legendary magic item?

One of the PCs in the adventure Curse of Strahd found a luckblade with one wish remaining. He wants to use that wish to get a staff of the magi, a legendary item (Dungeon Master's Guide 203). The ...
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Can I wish for an extra pair of arms (without breaking Wish)?

Ok, I know this is a big spell and I'm not trying to break anything but I've always wondered if I could do this. Remember this is a 9th level spell so by the time this could be cast I don't think it ...
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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 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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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 a Simulacrum cast Wish?

This question was provoked by a discussion in the comments of my answer to this question: What is the maximum number of Simulacra I can have? (the discussion itself has now been removed). The wish ...
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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 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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When the Limited Wish spell duplicates a spell, is the duplicated spell effect treated as that spell or as Limited Wish?

When the spell limited wish is used to duplicate a spell, is that effect the actual spell or, instead, is that effect limited wish reproducing the spell's effect? The 7th-level Sor/Wiz spell limited ...
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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 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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What to do when a player wishes for magic not to exist? [closed]

The question is simple, the answer... not so much. My player has access to a wish spell, and he has decided to wish for magic not to exist, on all planes, from the current time, forever. If I grant ...
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Does the damage from the drawback of wish prevent the casting of the triggering spell if the damage kills the caster?

Wish [...] After enduring that stress, each time you cast a spell until you finish a long rest, you take 1d10 necrotic damage per level of that spell. If this damage kills you, will the spell that ...
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Should I use assumed value when using the spell Wish to produce a house or similar object?

So I was looking into the spell wish, and according to its description, it has the ability to produce an object up to 25,000gp of value. I was wondering if this could be used to produce a homestead, ...
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How long does damage resistance granted by Wish last?

One of the possible effects you can create with the 9th level spell Wish states: You grant up to ten creatures that you can see resistance to a damage type you choose. And that's it. No length ...
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Spell save DC on a wish spell cast from a magic item

So I got a luck blade from my DM and I am trying to cast dominate person on someone at 8th level. What would the saving throw be for the person it is being cast on. Wish says that any spell at 8th ...
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Does the wish spell trigger the 33% automatically?

The answer to "Are there limits or costs to Wishing forever for ability score increases?" seems to indicate "There is a 33% chance you can never cast wish again." Several other answers on here take ...
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What happens if you make an impossible wish

What would happen if someone were to use a wish spell to request something that is literally impossible? For example, the resurrection of someone who is not dead. Would the spell simply be wasted, or ...
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Can wish be used to recharge magic weapons, armor, or items that use charges?

Wish explicitly states that it cannot be used to create magic items, however, it doesn't say anything about using the wish to recharge a magic item (if it uses the charges system). Is it with the ...
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Does casting Contingency via Wish remove the requirement to carry a statuette?

When used to cast another spell, Wish states: You don't need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly Components. (PHB 288) Contingency states: ...contingency ends on you if its ...
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Does using Wish for a use that's mentioned elsewhere, but that's not duplicating a spell, cause stress?

On page 289 of the PHB for Wish: The stress of casting this spell to produce any effect other than duplicating another spell weakens you. There are effects and uses for Wish mentioned through D&...
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Do you “suffer stress” even if you use a wish from an item? [duplicate]

If you use a ring of 3 wishes or a luckblade for a wish (not emulating a spell) do you "suffer stress" - specifically the 33% chance of never casting wish again?
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Can the Wish spell overcome the post-casting time requirements of the Clone spell

Per the Wish spell: Wish You don't need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly components. The spell simply takes effect. Per the Clone spell: Clone This clone forms inside as a ...
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What happens if a sorcerer can't ever cast wish again?

A level 17 Sorcerer casts the Wish spell for an effect that would trigger the repercussions, rolls the d100, and finds they are never able to cast it again: Finally, there is a 33 percent chance ...