Can you wish up a potion?


Rules Questions

Scarab Sages

I was just thinking about limited wish, wish and miracles ability to duplicate any spell and it got me wondering. Can you wish for a potion e.g. a potion of cure disease instead of a cure disease spell to use later?


You certainly could wish for magic items in D&D 3.x but PF removed that explicit function from the wish spell. I assume that was intentional.

OTOH I'd consider a potion worth noticeably less than the material component of a wish spell to be one of the less abusive ways of using a wish. I haven't run or played a PF game up to 17th+ level but I can't see a reason not to allow wishing for a potion of remove disease.


I wouldn't hesitate to allow it, probably let you wish up a case of potions, say half the material component cost worth?

Scarab Sages

Hmmm interesting thanks. I'll need to try and find a copy of the DND spell for its wording.

EDIT
It just say's. . .

Create a magic item, or add to the powers of an existing magic item.

so yes I'll file this away under possibilities. Potion of remove disease is 750, wish is 25,000 which in raw value is 33 and 3 repeating potions half that (Java man) could get you 16 potions. That's 4 rows of 4 for a wish not bad.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Senko wrote:

Hmmm interesting thanks. I'll need to try and find a copy of the DND spell for its wording.

EDIT
It just say's. . .

Create a magic item, or add to the powers of an existing magic item.

so yes I'll file this away under possibilities. Potion of remove disease is 750, wish is 25,000 which in raw value is 33 and 3 repeating potions half that (Java man) could get you 16 potions. That's 4 rows of 4 for a wish not bad.

Or a smaller number of potions with a higher caster level (in Pathfinder the CL of Remove Disease matter).

Pathfinder has limited Wish to make it easier to manage, but, personally, I think that effects that are similar but not identical to lover level spell, even several of them if low level, can be allowed.

If the GM has problems with that use of the wish you can ask if you can make an infusion of Remove Disease, instead. Or Spellcasting Contract, Lesser + Remove Disease. A 5th level spell and a 3rd level spell are less powerful than an 8th level clerical spell and wish can simulate an 8th level clerical spell.


When you wish upon a potion
Makes no difference what your notion
Any want of your emotion comes to you

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