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i have 62k at the moment and want 2 wishes should I buy a luck blade(I) know or wait for 102k and buy it to get both wishes at the same time?


What do you want the wishes for, and can it wait until you have the 102k?


the first one is I wish to smite beings of all alignments(I'm an anti-pali) the second is I wish to be LE without loosing any anti-pali abilities and still being able to progress in anti-pali. Could you tell me how to word those more carefully to? Thanks.


Try for your second wish first. Look into 3.5 Grey Guards (I think that's the class). They are variants on paladins which your DM could very easily translate into Pathfinder rules. As for the first wish, you might want to ask that one of your Smite Goods can be expended to use the Cavalier's challenge class ability with your Cavalier level equal to your Anti-Pali / Grey Guard level.


I'd say ask your GM if he'd allow those changes. If he won't allow them, it doesn't matter how carefully you word the wish, you won't get them. If he does allow them, you may be able to work out a way to get them without paying for the wishes.


@ Joanna thanks for grey-gaurd but paizo only and thanks bearded ben


Run, Just Run wrote:
I wish to smite beings of all alignments

This is the reason I love having wish as an option in the game.

Sometimes the wishes are legerdemain and rather boring...
Other times they are quite specific and hillarious.

Bless your dark little heart. ^_^


I worship the god of entropy.

Smite all the things for all things should be smoted.

So sayeth our lord.

Amen.


Puppies?


SMITE I SAY!


do you think I wish to be able to Smite all the things for all things should be smoted is better then I wish to smite beings of all alignments?


One of the important elements to a wish that is specifically stated in the books is 'if a wish has to be worded in a way that involves metaspeak and game mechanics then its a red flag

So actually 'for all things should be smoted' is better than 'all alignments' since characters shouldn't be as aware of the 'alignments' per se.

The same way its better to say I wish i was stronger than 'I wish my strength score is 18!' because a character in character doesnt know what an 18 stregth is. So people started doing things like 'I wish I were the strongest person ever' to guarantee the score wound up where they wanted it without having to pick a number and such...

Those kinds of wishes became so rife that there is now a VERY specific mechanic for dealing with attribute wishes.

Every GM is different but from the published standpoint it is far better to avoid a wish that includes game mechanics if you can phrase it a different way.


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The funny part about your wish is digging in a little deeper into the mechanics of how it goes about being implemented.

Typically a wish is granted by the 'nearest wish granting power' or 'most applicable wish granting power', so clerics making miracles are being granted their miracles by their specific diety, and miracle magic items work the same way... So the wishes in a luckblade created by a priest are being granted by that priests diety.

Presuming this luckblade was created by members of your own church presumes your own diety is deciding to grant your wish or not... which is what makes the second bit fun and funny and interesting...

In the strictest sense, smiting isn't something your character does by himself.

Smite is coloquially "you designating a creature which brings down the finger of your god to whomp it extra hard..." so what you're really wishing for is 'I wish my god would smite everything instead of just the few things he prefers I be asking him to smite at the moment", which is to say you feel like he's not smiting thoroughly enough and perhaps he should rethink his philosophy on what is deserving of a smoting based purely on your 'suggestion'... your wish is a critique of your god's wrath being not as total as you'd prefer, and the suggestion you dropped into the suggestion box is going straight to upper management... It's pretty funny...


Vincent Dagomir wrote:

One of the important elements to a wish that is specifically stated in the books is 'if a wish has to be worded in a way that involves metaspeak and game mechanics then its a red flag

So actually 'for all things should be smoted' is better than 'all alignments' since characters shouldn't be as aware of the 'alignments' per se.

The same way its better to say I wish i was stronger than 'I wish my strength score is 18!' because a character in character doesnt know what an 18 stregth is. So people started doing things like 'I wish I were the strongest person ever' to guarantee the score wound up where they wanted it without having to pick a number and such...

Those kinds of wishes became so rife that there is now a VERY specific mechanic for dealing with attribute wishes.

Every GM is different but from the published standpoint it is far better to avoid a wish that includes game mechanics if you can phrase it a different way.

thanks


Vincent Dagomir wrote:

One of the important elements to a wish that is specifically stated in the books is 'if a wish has to be worded in a way that involves metaspeak and game mechanics then its a red flag

So actually 'for all things should be smoted' is better than 'all alignments' since characters shouldn't be as aware of the 'alignments' per se.

The same way its better to say I wish i was stronger than 'I wish my strength score is 18!' because a character in character doesnt know what an 18 stregth is. So people started doing things like 'I wish I were the strongest person ever' to guarantee the score wound up where they wanted it without having to pick a number and such...

Those kinds of wishes became so rife that there is now a VERY specific mechanic for dealing with attribute wishes.

Every GM is different but from the published standpoint it is far better to avoid a wish that includes game mechanics if you can phrase it a different way.

thanks but the one thing I see with all things should be smoted is that my DM might smite me. But thanks for the tip of avoiding game mechanic's although is alignment really a game mechanic in pathfinder as people can detect your alignment.


My DM says no to the smite but he may allow me to become a pali of asmodeous so thanks

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